Accidentally August by EM Denning

Sweet and swoony, Accidentally August is EM Denning's latest age gap romance featuring an older brother's best friend, a multi-year crush and a chance to finally come together after years of waiting.

From the blurb:


I’m not supposed to have a crush on Crispin Tate. He’s my brother’s best friend, and he’s also gorgeous and perfect in every way... except for his horrible taste in men. And the fact he’s ten years too old for me. Falling for Crispin at sixteen was a surefire way to break my own heart, but I convinced myself one day I’ll get over my unrequited crush. Only, I don’t. I grow up and fall even deeper in love with a man who knows I exist, but won’t ever want me *like that*.


Sometimes I think the only thing I’ve ever done right was rebuff August’s advances, because other than that, my life has been a complete mess. I married the wrong person, which led to a divorce that was the opposite of amicable. Then, one day in the middle of it all, August Shaughnessy grew up and grew into himself, but he didn’t outgrow the way he used to look at me when he was a teenager. It’s hard to not like him because he’s smart and funny and kind—he’s everything I ever wanted.

Now that he’s a grown man, the years between us hardly seem to matter. I can only hope that everyone else in our lives feels the same way because one morning I woke up and realized I’d accidentally fallen in love with August.

Heather's Review:

I love the way EM Denning weaves a story - we get a rapidly progressing timeline from August at sixteen until present day, with a chance to glimpse important points in August and Crispen's lives and then the second part focuses on them becoming a couple and overcoming their insecurities.  

Engaging, witty and well timed, Accidentally August was a pleasure to read and I finished it in one sitting!  I couldn't put it down!

Rating: 5 Stars

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