Love is one dare neither of them can take…
Arabella Stone, Nashville’s darling, is eager to shuck her prim-and-proper rep, and a few wild months spent checking items off her “ summer bucket list” is the way to do it. First up: kiss the man she’s crushed on since she wore a training bra, the bad boy of country himself, Blue bassist Charlie Tucker.
For Charlie, a beautiful woman flirting with him isn’t out of the norm—but a beautiful woman bolting after the hottest kiss of his life sure is. And when he finds out his kiss-and-run Cinderella is none other than Arabella Stone, daughter of his label’s CEO, he knows he’s in trouble. Because not only is she a Stone, she’s also his employee for the next few months at the recording studio he just bought.
Over the course of one thrilling summer, Arabella and Charlie chip away at her bucket list and fight the simmering attraction between them…knowing that once it’s all over, so is their time together.
“There comes a time in every man’s life when he reaches a crossroads. A chance to choose between two paths. One is unknown, filled with potenital and struggles that demand growth and change, but could lead to new beginnings. The other is familiar, grooved wth well-worn ruts and established twists, muddy holes and isolation. The path that, while lonely, fits like a glove.”
“Where words had failed him, his actions wouldn’t. They’d speak loud and clear, showing her regardless of what he’d said, or how they’d started and ended, this was real. Their connection wasn’t manufactured or fake. It was the truest thing he’d ever known.”
You’re Still The One was just the romantic read that I was looking for. It was sweet, swoon-worthy and the type of romance that leaves you with a smile on your face.
You’re Still The One follows the story of Arabella and Charlie. All Arabella wanted to do was make a name for herself. To prove that she could do the job she wanted, despite who her father was. This was supposed to be the summer of her dreams. To not only prove herself, but to live. To go wild and have an adventure. And kissing Charlie is the first item on her list….Charlie is no stranger to beautiful women, but when he kisses a beautiful woman and she bolts….well that certainly lands her on his radar. What he wasn’t expecting, was for the mystery woman to be Arabella. The problem you ask? Well, not only does Charlie know her father, but Arabella is also Charlie’s employee for the summer. So, despite the intense connection and chemistry they share, nothing can come out of it. Easier said than done. The more time Charlie spends with Arabella, the more he realizes that she might be the one for him. But, being together won’t be easy. The two of them have a lot of obstacles that they must overcome. Will Arabella finally have the chance with Charlie that she’s always wanted?
You’re Still The One is a great friends to lovers romance. I loved how real the connection between Arabella and Charlie was. I loved that the two of them were friends first and really built their foundation. Their road to HEA wasn’t an easy one. Arabella was not what Charlie was planning for at all. She caught him off guard and was his total opposite. But you know what they say, opposites attract and as much as Charlie wanted to deny it, he couldn’t walk away from his feelings for Arabella.
At first glance, Charlie appears to be this bad boy country music star, but I really loved getting to know him and finding out that there was so much more to him than meets the eye. And I just adored Arabella. She was sweet and had an innocence about her, but at the same time, she was screaming for freedom. I found her so easy to connect with and loved watching her be brave and try to knock out her bucket list.
You’re Still The One is an entertaining read, from start to finish. It was fun, with a little drama, but really warms your heart. From the moment you meet Charlie and Arabella, it is so easy to get lost in their story. Their story will make you laugh. It will frustrate you. It will give you hope. But, most of all, it will make you fall in love. You’re Still The One is a beautiful story of young love and I hope it will capture your heart, just as it did mine.
*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, via NetGalley and the publisher, in exchange for an honest review*