The Inconvenient Love - Briar Prescott


It is no secret to anyone that Briar Prescott is one of my favorite authors in this genre and so, I was chomping at the bit to read the fourth book in the Better With You series, The Inconvenient Love

From the Blurb: 

He's funny, smart, dorky... and all grown up.

Isac. My best friend's little brother. He kissed me when he was nineteen and told me he loved me. I shut him down, telling him he was too young and didn’t know what he was saying. That damn kiss is coming back to haunt me now. The softness of his lips and the hopeful look in his eyes—I remember it all too clearly, and it’s getting almost impossible to tell myself I don’t want a repeat of that kiss...


You can only make a complete ass of yourself in front of a guy so many times. Luckily for me, I'm not the same pathetic, starry-eyed kid anymore. Max and I are better off as friends.

Now, if only I could figure out why he's looking at me so intently. And why he kissed me. And why we're suddenly doing all sorts of other things friends don't generally do...

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Sarah C's Review: 

The characters of Max and Isac worked so well together. They had an intense and immediate chemistry, right from the first page. But in the first section, Briar subverted part of the age gap and best friend's younger's brother tropes. Isac is only 19, twelve years younger than Max. Max has seen him grow up and when the confession of feelings happen, they aren't reciprocated. Instead, Isac leaves Boston and we get a six year time jump.

I cannot express how much I loved this. I loved that Max's reasoning for not being interested in Isac was incredibly valid. I loved that we didn't then spend the entire book with Max being proven wrong. Instead, we got time with them apart and time for them to grow, which made the reunion between them so much more believable. It made sense that they grew apart after that. It also made sense that Max is then swept away by how attractive Isac has gotten. Because a lot can change in six years.

And this book explores the way things can change in that six years. I loved watching Max and Isac get to know one another again, restrengthening the bond they shared. I loved their worries over Anders finding out after they hooked up and I absolutely LOVED Anders's reaction to it all. Again, another subversion of a trope that made me absolutely ecstatic.

The Inconvenient Love is also dripping in Briar's signature combination of sweet, spicy, and hilarious. It is another dual POV, low angst offering that left me with a smile. (Oh and it is also ripe with Found Family, which is one of my favorite tropes in the world.) Needless to say, this was another 5 star read and leaves me desperate for whatever she comes out with next. 

Rating: 5 Stars 

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