Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Book Review: Closer Than A Brother by Nkem Ivara


The Blurb
Daye Thompson didn’t know when it happened, but while playing the role of the-big-brother-she-never-had to beautiful Samantha Egbuson, he falls in love with her. Confessing his true feelings could signal the end of their lifetime friendship. Can he risk losing her altogether?
She may have fallen for her best friend, Daye but can Samantha trust him with her heart when she's had such rotten luck with men she trusted in the past?

My Review
Closer than a Brother is a sweet romance about best friends who fall in love. I don't know about you, but I have always liked this plotline; after all, the hero and heroine are already friends, sometimes finishing off each others' sentences.

This is the case with Daye and Samantha who have not only been friends for years, but have also survived various disastrous relationships. A tragic incident from Samantha's past seems to be the only thing they haven't been able to work through--that and the fact that they are in love with each other. 

Closer than a Brother is an easy read and the pacing is good for the length of the story. The cover is fun and fits the story perfectly. 

I admit - even though I love sweet romance, I'd have liked a little more spice in this book. There was also one thing I was hoping for, which would have given the story a bit of a dark twist, and would tested Daye and Sam's love and friendship (and their characters) in a way that would have added a little extra oomph to the story. However, the direction Ms Ivara took is strong enough to make up for it.

I give 3.5 out of 5  stars!

*I received an eARC copy of this book and voluntarily chose to review it*

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