The quintessential hometown girl, Zoey Martin is brilliant, beautiful, and down-to-earth. Her lifelong plans have always included the one and only boy she’s ever loved.
Now that he’s the advertising director of the family business, level-headed Zach Morgan knows what he wants. Too bad the love of his life is five years younger and has grown up as his cousin. Although they aren’t technically related, there’s no getting around the age difference, and they must be patient while their close, loving, friendship blossoms into romance.
Inseparable childhood pals Zach and Zoey faced the obstacles of their relationship head on and made plans for their perfect future, only to discover that living and loving in an imperfect reality is messy, hard, and painful.
Will their forever love be enough to earn their happily ever after? Or will the weight of real life deny them their happy ending?
**Zach and Zoey’s story is meant for ages 18+ due to adult language, themes, and situations.**
I loved this book, this is the first A.D. Ellis book I have read, and it held up to my expectations from people who had referred her books. I would give this book 5 stars across the board. The beginning of the book was so sweet in their loving each other since they children to watching them get older and their love and respect for each other growing and evolving. Zoey had this moment after a small deterrent from their plan where she said she wants real love with Zach and not perfect love. She goes on to explain how perfect love really isn’t love how it is an image people portray but how real love is hard and worth the work. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a sweet story with a twist, Ms. Ellis kept me wondering who the gentleman in black always lurking in the background way, well I guessed wrong and I loved that! Congratulations on an amazing book!