Ever since high school, Elijah and Kamnan have always had each other’s backs. So when Kam suffers a freak accident and is laid up for a few weeks, it’s only natural that Elijah steps in to help him through his recuperation.
But they soon discover that the occasional meet-up to throw back a few drinks is very different from being cooped up together in Kam’s condo day in and day out. In fact, the more time they spend together, the more Elijah sees Kam in a completely new light—one that surprises and scares him. After a tender moment turns into a passionate exchange, Kam first chalks it up to the building tension of the routine they’ve fallen into. But everything feels more intimate, and time apart feels empty.
As Kam regains his independence, the real world begins to encroach on the sanctuary they’ve built for themselves. Elijah’s still getting over a bad breakup, and Kam has his own plate full of responsibilities—his Spin Cycle business and joint custody of his five-year-old daughter. A relationship is the last thing either of them is prepared for, but will trying anyway end in heartbreak, or will resisting be the wedge that tears their friendship apart?
At times I am in the mood for a sweet, low-angst book and this friends-to-lovers story in the Under My Skin Series was a perfect choice. These characters, both primary and secondary, are extremely easy to love.
Kam is a rather intense and interesting young man, the divorced father of a little girl, spin-cycle business owner and member of an immigrant Thai family. The author brings Kam, his family, and culture to your home in this story.
Elijah is Kam’s best friend, one in a close-knit group of close friends, most of whom we’ve met in the earlier stories in this series. Spending time with them again was my pleasure and this is a series that definitely deserves a re-read. Sometimes a traumatic event can change your world in unexpected ways, a seismic shifting of emotions. Everything started with a cat and a bike race or maybe it started sooner…