Libby has been in love with Tony Marchetti since she was seven years old. The problem? Tony is her best friend’s older brother. Lately Tony has started looking at her in a new way and he emails her all the time. Could it be possible that he is starting to see her as more than his kid sister’s best friend?
Tony knows Libby McKay is off limits. She’s his sister’s best friend for crying out loud! But she is also smart, funny, and seriously hot. Plus she’s not afraid to get a little sweaty– on the track that is. Tony can’t seem to help himself, besides what’s a few emails? The occasional phone call? He can keep things light and friendly– Can’t he?
So, i bought and read this book last Christmas when I got my Kindle, and I loved it, but the other day Amazon emailed me telling me that this book had been updated and new content had been added. They asked me to reply with a ‘YES’ if i wanted them to send me the new copy. Of course I did! So now I’ve re-read it, I guess its time for my view on the new content.
Libby and Mel have been best friends all their lives and Libby has been in love with Mel’s brother Tony the same amount of time too, fancying him when she was just 7 and he was 11.
The book takes you on a long journey throughout both Libby and Tony’s lives over the span of 15 years, throughout the trials and tribulations of their ‘relationship.’ From becoming friends instead of just being the little sisters best friends to both falling in love with each other but the timing never being great for either of them, plus in the younger years, age has always been an issue with Tony as he is four years older than Libby and Mel.
Communication for both Tony and Libby over the book made me want to put my hand through my kindle and shake them both. Things go horrible tits-up on some parts of their story and you just want them to sit down and talk instead of walking away and ignoring one another – Libby was the main culprit for this – for months on end.
Jealousy for both characters was a main point throughout the book, mainly for Tony. For someone who kept making excuses he seemed to see green a hell of a lot especially when Libby spends 2 years in Rome for uni and a culinary course and spends time with a guy called Gio which was obviously to get over Tony.
It was a real ‘will they, wont they’ book and I could see Tony’s view point over the age thing, but 4 years is nothing and Libby’s feeling for him were so strong at points that I felt so sorry for her when he kept confusing her.
Despite everything over the years happening between them, they still upheld their friendship because if nothing could happen between them, then they still had each other in their life. You really root for them to get together, because you see both their view points on their relationship and see how hard it is for both of them.
The epilogue was the cutest ending to the book and you get an insight from an email from Gio as to how Libby’s life panned out.
NOW the new content was put at the end of the E-book and showed us Mel’s wedding to her fiancé John – whose relationship is shown throughout the book. You obviously know Tony and Libby are together but the ending of the new content, I grinned because no one matter how long you wait for someone, when you finally get them, there is nothing in your way anyone and it summed both Tony and Libby up. They waited so long for each other, both loved each other since they were younger, and now, now they had each other and no one and nothing would get in their way.
I really enjoy soppy books like this, especially the ‘forbidden’ kinds, much like best friends siblings, student/teacher (young teachers) relationships etc, so as I’ve said, when I first read this last year, I knew I would love it, and reading it again, I remembered everything I loved about it.