Winning Her Brother’s Best Friend is the second book in the Tea for Two trilogy, and it’s just as good as the first – which, as you may recall, made our Best Books of 2020 list. All in all, it made an excellent choice for my first read of the year.
Now, even though it’s part of a series, you didn’t have to read the first book to enjoy this one – which is automatically a plus.
Anyway, this book is the story of Ginny and Ryan, who used to date in college. But they broke up because at that point they wanted different things – Ryan was ready to settle down, while Ginny wasn’t back when she was 19. Which is fair! Because honestly, 19 can be young. Especially since Ginny was dealing with the fact that her father abandoned her mother (and her and her brother) so her formative romantic experience wasn’t great.
Of course, as much as they’ve both tried to convince themselves otherwise, they still like each other.
Which, well, we have two competitive hurting people who end up making a bet over who can get more people’s phone numbers, all the while wanting each other and assuming the other doesn’t want them. Which, you know, communication fail. Lots of communication fail.
But at least they eventually get over it?
I really liked them both as individuals and as a couple, and the side characters were just as good in this book as in the last – the friends and Ginny’s grandmother being the prime examples. (The grandmother in particular keeps having great advice, and there’s a hilarious moment where she barricades them in a room to make them speak to each other…with a door they can open from the inside. It’s great.)
Honestly, it was a great sequel, and I’m totally in grabbing the third book too.
Five easy stars
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