Best-Laid Plans

Willa Okati
Best-Laid Plans
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June 2015
Contemporary Romance, LGBTQ

Teddy and Jefferson get along like a house on fire. Literally. Jefferson's a serious-natured soccer star, and Teddy was born to party till the wheels come off. Oh, they might have jerked it a few times thinking about each other, but they'll burn this mother to the ground before they ever get along. The only thing they have in common are their friends--Jefferson's buddy Emmett, and Teddy's BFF Noelani. Emmett's just blown all his savings on a house near campus, and he needs tenants to help make the monthly payments. That's where Teddy and Jefferson come in. Hey, anything's better than the dorms.

So far so good. Until Noelani's former fiancé Beau--also Emmett's former best friend--rolls back into town. Panicked over the return of their old feelings for the rough-riding badass, Noelani and Emmett decide the only sensible ‘save' is to get married. Of course. Teddy and Jefferson both know that's a bad idea, and that those two are going to need their friends more than ever. That means only one thing: no choice but to raise the white flag and join forces.

Pros: free rein for sexual hijinks in the name of ‘getting along'. Cons: Easier said than done.

Despite it all, Teddy and Jefferson are also discovering that they have more fun fighting with each other than they would kissing anyone else. Maybe--maybe--they're falling in love. But when Beau reveals the real reason for his return and everything turns topsy-turvy for everyone involved, is their new alliance strong enough to save the day?

Book Review by Breann (reviewer)
Sep 06, 2015   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
127 people found the following review helpful
BEST-LAID PLANS is an enemies to lovers romance filled with banter and tension, but it didn't quite hit the mark for me.

Teddy and Jefferson didn't get along, never have and never will. They're tied together by their best friends, Noelani and Emmett, who were in love. Their friends bought a house that was out of their means, so they needed tenants to help pay the bills. They had Teddy and Jefferson move in to help out. Teddy and Jefferson then became roommates. Yay.

Now that they're living together, the drama and banter was kicked up a notch. Not just between Teddy and Jefferson, but between Noelani and Emmett as well. Which then lead to Teddy and Jefferson plotting and trying to help out the couple. Basically, they were way too involved in their friends' relationship. But through their meddling, they start to -somewhat - get along with each other, and had some sexytimes thrown in.

I felt like this book was trying too hard to be funny and fresh, when instead it came off as stilted and cliched. Their characters were very stereotypical. There was a sassy, quick-tempered red head, and a jerkish jock. It was all too much. There was way too much banter between Jefferson and Teddy, and it made it really hard for me to like them and root for them as a couple.

I've read other works of Willa Okati's that I've enjoyed, but BEST-LAID PLANS didn't really work for me.
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