Title: Quiet Love
Author: Helena Rac
Published Date: April 24th 2017
***THIS BOOK WAS PROVIDED TO NERD GIRL IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
Daniel has been best friends with Rose since they were born. He’s been in love with her for years. The only problem? She has no idea, and he’s not about to tell her and ruin their friendship. The solution? Leave Chicago to travel the world, pursue his dream of becoming a photojournalist, and try to forget the red lips that he could kiss for hours. If only she’d let him…
Rose knows true love is out there somewhere; she just has to try hard enough to find it. That’s become more complicated, though, since her best friend Daniel has moved in with her after being away for two years. Somehow thoughts of him keep getting in the way, making her morning showers a little too hot for comfort. If only he’d see…
In Helena Rac’s second novel, best friends become roommates and discover through sloppy towel tucks, stargazing adventures, and a very sexy photo shoot that sometimes love can be found in the most unlikely place: right in front of you.
Daniel’s parents are still very much in love, and they’re the best role models for a loving relationship. Daniel longs for a relationship like that of his parents. He has someone special in mind; he’s been in love with his best friend since they were teenagers. Rose is lucky that her single mom is best friends with Daniel’s parents because her single mom can’t even name her biological father. Just like Daniel, Rose desperately wants a loving relationship, and she thinks there needs to be instant sparks like Daniel’s parents had. She is actively, make that desperately, searching for her Mr. Right.
The angst in this romance comes from Daniel’s insecurities and shyness. He just can’t find the strength of spirit to tell Rose how he feels about her. One disappointment after another prevents Daniel from confessing his love; as Rose’s best friend, he painfully endures Rose’s continued search for the guy who is going to set off fireworks for her. How is this different from the usual friends-to-lovers romance? Daniel doesn’t try to deny his feelings, he just can’t find the right window to tell Rose how he feels. Rose is the one who slowly notices Daniel and then spends a lot of energy denying her attraction to him.
In the end, both Daniel and Rose’s parents are the ultimate influencers. I love that this story strongly included the couples’ parents and the major twists in the story were also due to the parents. Ms. Rac perfectly blended angst, humor, and romance when she wrote this delightful tale with a fabulous message about what makes the best foundation for a loving relationship that lasts a lifetime.
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