A guest review by Lily
Nicely written GFY story with interesting characters and lots of humor.
Andy Parker moves to a small town on a lake to start over after a bad breakup. The big drawback? He’s alone with no prospects for romance. He meets Eddie Ferguson at the local grocery and strikes up an easy friendship, but the divorced man isn’t really Andy’s type. Still, a friend is a friend—and when Mr. Oblivious Eddie says “So use me,” Andy’s imagination goes wild. But will trying for more risk any chance of a friendship?
This GFY themed story is the first I’ve read by this author and I look forward to reading more of Sonja Spencer’s books in the future. Both Andy and Eddie are nice, likable and well-drawn protagonists and I enjoyed reading about their slowly developing relationship. The men meet when Andy, newly moved to a small lakeside town, goes into Eddie’s grocery store. Andy is immediately drawn to the sexy, newly divorced father of two but has to settle for friendship when Eddie can’t offer anything else.
As the time passes they become close friends and Andy’s attraction continues to grow. In the meantime Eddie starts to question his friends only stance. Looking back at his less than happy married life leads Eddie to other memories from his earlier years. Is it possible there could be more than just friendship between him and Andy in the future?
Not Alone was a nice and fairly uncomplicated read and it’s slow pace worked well. The sex scenes were hot and sweet as well. There is a lot of humor in Andy and Eddie’s friendship which really makes this an enjoyable story. It could feel a bit predictable but overall was a fun, sweet and entertaining book. Recommended.