Is it possible for a guy to turn on a switch and realize he’s been in love with a girl that’s been under his nose for over a decade? Ashleigh Franklin can’t decide.
Ashleigh wants the fairy tale. Ever since she was a kid, her best friend’s brother, Luke, has been her fantasy Prince Charming. Now he’s trying to convince her that she’s the one he’s wanted all these years. There’s no way it’s that easy to escape the friend zone.
Single after years living with a girlfriend, Luke has finally woken up. What he’s been waiting for has been right under his nose for almost his entire life. Can he persuade her that he’s serious and won’t break her heart?
A Wonder Woman costume, a bottle of tequila and a game of truth or dare between two close friends changes everything.
✯✯5 Calling Me Stars!!!✯✯
Yes!! I been waiting not dying for Luke and Ash's story since the beginning of the Where The Lightning Strikes series. That series was about Haven and Jake. But, Haven's world was surrounded by her family. Her brother Luke and best friend Ashleigh. We learned that the 3 of them were best friends their whole lives. They also spend every Sunday night together for their family dinner. Luke has been in a relationship. Ash has loved him but decided she was done. I was hoping they'd get their story told.
Now, in Calling Me Back it's the same awesome people but things have started to switch within the group. Ash has stopped going to Sunday dinner. Ash has been in love with Luke almost as long as she's known him. But, Luke unfortunately looks at her as a sister. It kills her! All us girls can feel her. You never wanna hear the "you're like a sister" or "you're just one of the guys" No girl wants to hear that!! Ash finally decided she needs to stop waiting for Luke. He's in a 3yr relationship and even though her or Haven like this girl she needs to move on. Ash has started dating Richard. The Dr at her job. He's a nice guy and the sex is OK.
Luke has been dating Emma for 3yrs they're living together and they have a good relationship. Luke loves Emma. But, their relationship to me is weird and weird to Ash and Haven as well. Emma doesn't go to Sunday dinner with everyone. They basically just live, sleep and pay bills together. Other then that they basically go everywhere and do most things separate. Luke loves their relationship. Until one night Emma brings up marriage and children. Luke doesn't know where that came from. Ever since his parents died Luke has never thought of himself as the the whole marriage and children type of guy. Emma gives him an ultimatum. She'll give him a month to figure it out. If Luke doesn't want to take the next step of marriage/children she will buy his half of their flat and he can move on.
Luke is totally in shock. He never thought she'd want that. Thought she was as happy as he was. Luke calls Ash who's his best friend and he hasn't seen much of her lately He learns she's dating a guy and doesn't know how he's feeling about that. He tells her what's going on with Emma. Ash tries to give hi advise.
These 2 really do have a fantastic relationship. They know everything about each other without the other one having to open their mouths. So, when things start getting weird between them Luke doesn't really know what to do or say or what it really means. I loved the relationship Luke and Jake ended up having. They became pretty close so fast. Luke has known Emma didn't have that with his sister Haven or Ash and Jake.
Luke and Ash have a lot of decisions to make. Should Ash stay with Richard even though they might not want the same things. And, she's not 100% happy. But, he's nice and not Luke. Should Luke give into Emma's demands and make the next step. Even though he;'s never thought of marriage and children. And, now that it's brought up. He knows Emma isn't in that picture. Luke has all of a sudden noticed Ash on a level he never has before. Does he pursue it? Does she except? What happens next?
Man, I couldn't put this book down once I picked it up. I've read a bunch of friend to lovers books and I must say. I been rooting for Luke and Ash since the story wasn't even about them. Crazy, I know! That's how crazy funny, sexy and compatible these 2 were. Now, that I got into their heads. Man!! I want them married moved into a nice huge place with a few kids already. I've read every book but 1 that Louise has written. After reading them I legit want the men and want their women as my new best friend. Hahaha crazy yes but true!! So, if you haven't read anything by Louise Bay then you been missing out. Go on over and buy one of her books now. You won't regret it!!
Landslide – Stevie Nicks
Here I am – Leona Lewis
I Can’t Make You Love Me – Bonnie Rait
If I Knew Then – Lady Antebellum
Say you Love Me – Jessie Ware
To Make Her Love Me – Rascal Flatts
Where My Heart Belongs – Gloriana