Thick as Thieves By Lucy Lennox
Book/Novel Author: Lucy Lennox
Book/Novel Title: Thick as Thieves
Julian:I’ve been in love with my best friend since forever. Okay, fine. Like, kindergarten. It started out platonic, obviously, but then became… nope. Still platonic. The problem is that Parker Ellis has been straight since forever. And that makes it difficult to convince him the two of us are meant to be together.And now there’s no point. All is lost. He’s gone and gotten engaged to his high-school sweetheart which means I have to grin and bear it while pretending to be the happy, supportive best man while he prepares to commit his life to a woman I can’t even fault. She’s great. We’ve all been friends forever. I know he’ll be happy with Erin, just not… just not as happy as he could be with me.Parker:I’ll admit. Sometimes I press the easy button. Like when Julian Thick had offered me half his sandwich back in grade school after noticing I didn’t have any food. Or when I’d needed a date to homecoming in tenth grade and Erin told me she was it. Or when I’d used the one thing that came easy to me, skiing, to get my college tuition paid for. Or when Erin had showed back up in my life six months ago and told it was time to marry and start a family…But for the first time in my life I’m facing something that’s not at all easy. It’s my wedding weekend and I’ve just been left at the altar. Not only that, but when my best friend whisks me away to drown my sorrows in a snowy cabin in Aster Valley, I accidentally discover Julian’s been keeping secrets. Big secrets.The kind of secrets that lead to hot experimental kisses in front of a blazing fire, tentative physical exploration in a way I’d never imagined before, and the kind of intimate, true confessions I’d never even dreamed of between me and the one person who’s always been my true home.But after twenty-plus years of thinking of Jules as my friend without benefits, is it truly possible to change who we are to each other? There’s no easy button this time, but I’m willing to do the work. I only wonder if Julian is ready to trust I really mean it.Thick as Thieves can be read on its own or enjoyed as part of the Aster Valley series.
I loved this story. Parker is hilarious, sweet, and oblivious. Seeing him leave the obliviousness behind was a beautiful, heartfelt journey that had me shedding happy tears. This is by far my favorite Aster Valley and Lucy Lennox novel (so far).
This story is just an average read for me. It is low in angst, light in humor and an easy way to pass a few hours of leisure.
Julian. In love with Parker, his bff for years.Parker. Jilted at the alter, Julian takes him to a hideaway in CO. It’s here that they realize they are more than friends. Recommended
I love Julian and Parker … their journey to each other, with first times and insecurities was charming and compelling. This is my favorite book so far from this book series. I’m hoping this is not the last one. Thank you Lucy for bringing to life new characters that become more than a storyline and fill you with love and new chances in life.Also, great kudos to Michael Dean for another great narration which submerges you into the story and what the characters are feeling.
Julian and Parker’s story was omg sweet!When I first read the blurb, I set the story aside because I was not in the mindset for unrequited love.Boy was I wrong to do so.I am 100% not giving anything away.They are wonderful.