Darker Water (Once and Forever #1)
by Lauren Stewart (Goodreads Author)
TeriLyn's thoughts: My first Lauren Stewart book and certainly not the last. This contemporary romance was equal parts fun and angsty. Told from both the hero and heroine's points of view, Stewart took us on whirlwind strangers-to friends-to lovers story. Carson can't love while Laney doesn't want to love but good sex and good banter keep these two tethered to each other throughout the whole book. Stewart's first person POV's kept me engaged throughout the story. The second half of the book was complete perfection in my opinion. I saw a more vulnerable, unguarded side to each character which made them much more likeable for me. The first half there were numerous times when I wanted to shake Laney a little bit; her neurotic back and forth drove me crazy. But overall an enjoyable, lovely read.