Falling in love with your best friend? Easy.
Telling them how you really feel? Impossible.
Quinn Shaughnessy believes there's a lot more to life than romance, and he always thought his best friend Anna agreed. But now she's coming out of her shell and dating...and Quinn starts seeing her in a very different light.
Anna can tell Quinn anything, except the big secret she's been hiding for years-that she's fallen in love with him. Now Anna is determined to make a life for herself that doesn't include hopeless pining. But just as she's ready to move on, Quinn seems determined not to let go-and the way he's looking at her might be enough to finally change them from best friends to best everything.
The Shaughnessy Brothers Series:
Made for Us (Book 1)
Love Walks In (Book 2)
Always My Girl (Book 3)
This Is Our Song (Book 4)
Praise for Made for Us:
"Another winner in a series that is true to life." -RT Book Reviews, 4 stars
★ 05/09/2016Publishers Weekly
Unrequited love is discovered along the shores of North Carolina in Chase’s delightful, superbly written third Shaughnessy Brothers contemporary (following Love Walks In). When former race car driver Quinn Shaughnessy catches Anna Hannigan, his childhood best friend, sunbathing, he realizes he’s been chasing the wrong curves. He’s lived his life on the road, so he’s never seen the tomboy in anything skimpy. Anna has been in love with Quinn for years and is determined to get him to see her as a desirable woman. With the encouragement of a winsome ensemble of supporting characters, the lovers embrace a romantic relationship; however, Quinn has to change his unintentionally selfish ways, and Anna wonders whether she has the patience to wait on his transformation. Clever retorts add comic relief to strong lessons about giving and self-esteem. Vivid descriptions, endearing yet flawed characters, and a steady pace add vibrancy to the well-developed plot. Agent: Mark Gottlieb, Trident Media Group. (July)
""Vivid descriptions, endearing yet flawed characters, and a steady pace add vibrancy to the well-developed plot." STARRED review
" - Publishers Weekly
"The Shaughnessys' return is welcome, as always. The latest brother to fall is Quinn, and he brings good questions with him: Can you fall in love with your best childhood friend, and when did she grow up to look that smokin' hot? The beauty of this family is the honesty that they dole out to each other. This is another winner in a series that is true to life." - RT Book Reviews, 4 StarsFrom the Publisher
In Chase's latest Shaughnessy Brothers romance, Quinn becomes attracted to his childhood best friend, Anna Hannigan, who's nursed a crush on him for years. When Anna quits working at the pub to become a realtor and trades in her jeans and sneakers for more traditionally feminine clothing, the men in her small town notice. Unfortunately, Anna has only ever had eyes for Quinn. She decides to become his dream woman, and when that fails, she decides that the best tactic is to make him jealous by flirting with one of his colleagues. Unfortunately, the guy slips drugs into Anna's drink and she barely makes it to the bathroom to call for help. The author packs a lot of plot points into this book but either resolves them too quickly or bails when they aren't working. Eventually the story becomes driven by emotion. Quinn loves Anna but feels he isn't good enough for her and pouts when other people confirm this, pushing her away. Anna loves Quinn but can't deal with his selfishness. A good therapist might suggest that all their problems could be solved by communicating honestly with one another. Fortunately, the implied sex helps them do so. The writing is clear and easy to read. Quinn is not very likable, but the rest of the characters are well fleshed out. (Though readers who haven't read the prequels might feel a little lost by the sheer number of characters.)Pretty standard stuff here: emotionally unavailable dude proven wrong by a headstrong woman. Not a bad choice for some chaste comfort.