Review: When It’s Right by Jeanette Grey

When It's Right by Jeanette GreyFormat read: ebook provided by the author
Formats available: ebook
Genre: Contemporary romance, New Adult romance
Length: 78 pages
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Date Released: December 3, 2013
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He’s the last resolution she intends to break.

Still licking his wounds after a messy breakup, Nate is at loose ends for New Year’s Eve and itching for a wild and crazy adventure to jolt him out of his rut. Now if he could only convince his best friend, Cassie, to break away for an impromptu road trip to Times Square.

Fun as it sounds, Cassie is reluctant to accept Nate’s invitation. Little does he know, she’s made resolutions of her own—resolutions about finally getting over her long-standing crush on him. Telling herself this trip will be the perfect “last hurrah”, she packs her bag.

The trip is a fiasco from the outset. A car that won’t start, a freak storm that strands them on the side of the road, and a long drive with too much time for true confessions. Cassie’s rocks Nate to the core, leaving him wondering if the best thing that ever happened to him has been right in front of him all along.

Warning: Contains two best friends, a secret crush, and a road trip that leads to tow trucks, unexpected hotel-room sharing, epiphanies, sex, and more.

My Review:

This is a romance for everyone who has made a resolution and then wanted to have one last hurrah. And it’s for every time you’ve thought that a friendship was too good to mess up by trying to go for more.

Because we’ve all been there, done that, and bought the whole closet full of t-shirts. Most of which are ugly and have sick-up stains on the front.

Every once in a while, you do it anyway. And it’s so perfectly right that it works. Just like this story.

Nick and Cassie are the very best of friends. They’re such good friends that whenever one of Nick’s romances with the “bimbo of the season” finally ends, Cassie is the one who steers him home after his tour of the local bar’s whiskey selections and makes sure he makes it into bed still possessed of his wallet and his watch.

She saves the “I told you so’s” until the next day. That’s what best friends are for. What she doesn’t say is that she wanted to crawl into that bed with him. And that she always has.

But that she has never been willing to settle for being another notch on his bedpost. That being Nick’s friend was a much better deal.

But that it isn’t enough any more. She’s tired of waiting for him to be between bimbos so that he has time to spend with her. She’s ready to give up.

Cassie’s New Year’s Resolution is to get over Nick. Once and for all.

However, now that Nick has shed his last and final bimbo, his eyes are open to the truth that’s been beside him all along. Nick’s New Year’s Resolution seems to be to get together with Cassie. Once and for all.

No matter how many miles and tow trucks and stolen purses it takes.

Escape Rating A-: When It’s Right is just right. Like kissing the right person at midnight on New Year’s Eve. It’s a perfect “feel good” romance and ends with the fizz and sparkle of New Year’s champagne.

There’s a tiny part of me that is just the teensiest disappointed that the story wasn’t longer. That we don’t see Nate kiss some of the frogettes, and watch Cassie struggle with the angst of coming to her New Year’s resolution. It might be great to watch their friendship develop into the awesome thing it is. It is definitely awesome and Jeanette Grey lets us see that awesomeness.

But the story ends exactly where it should. With the promise of a sparkly new beginning. Just like the New Year.

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