After a horrible day at work, I came home to find my boyfriend…in a curious position. After determining why he was unhappy, I, Anne Watson, decided to try and fix our broken relationship. My four closest male friends, however, had another idea. Revenge.
**Content Warning: This book contains a sexual assault scene and mature material. **
She loves going to NJ diners on the weekendor inspiration,drinks a pot of coffee a day and loves finding new music to add to her playlist.Author to Just Good Friends and Winning Back Ryan.
Getting Back Annie, Office Perks, and Sirens and Sweethearts are soon to be released.
Donna’s 4.5 Star Review
********ARC received in exchange for an honest review********
Annie comes home from a bad day at work one evening hoping to unwind and relax with her boyfriend Ryan. What she finds when she gets there is her boyfriend in bed with another woman. When Ryan realizes that he has been caught he tries to place the blame for his cheating on Annie. You don’t to care about your appearance, you are a couch potato and you never wear lingerie. His accusations make her angry but they have been together for 2 years and she believes that he is “the one” so she is hoping that if she changes she can win him back.
Annie seeks solace in her close knit group of friends, which happen to be all male. I absolutely loved the camaraderie between Annie, Ben, Max, George and Brian. Ben is an absolute riot. Almost every word that comes out of his mouth is dripping with sexual innuendo. Brian is Annie’s best friend and has been since NYU. It’s obvious from the get go that Brian has feelings for Annie that he has never acted on.
They all feel that it is best that Annie find alternative living arrangements to give her the space she needs to get over Ryan. Brian insists that she moves in with him, so he can help her with her plans to make Ryan jealous and show him what he’s missing out on.
Brian…I was pulling for him right from the start. I could tell by the author’s writing that there was more to Brian than what meets the eye. Brian is Annie’s go to person. He has been since college. He always seems to know how to make her smile and give her the comfort that she needs.
Although Brian and Annie did steal my heart, I did a soft spot for Ben. I mean who wouldn’t want a rich, good looking, successful, friend that would do anything and everything for you in an instant. He struck me as the overprotective big brother. But it was his personality that totally won me over. A straight shooter and so confident that you would think it would be normal to walk around in front of your closest friends naked and not even bat an eye.
I absolutely loved when the boys went lingerie shopping with Annie. Their drive to find the perfect outfit for Annie and outdo each other was comical. Their remarks were priceless.
When Annie discovers that Ryan’s cheating was more than a one-time thing, she is determined to make him pay. I enjoyed watching Annie come to terms with repressed feelings and the realization that she needed to start taking responsibility for herself and her happiness. Realizing that sometimes what you need is right in front of you but you are so caught up in what you think you want, that you just can’t see the obvious.
“Annie, you thought we were great as friends. I swear, it was just the beginning. I’m going to make you so happy…or die trying,” he said his lips hovering over mine.”
The story touched more on the unconditional love of these friends than getting revenge on Ryan. Although when all is said and done, it looks like Annie did get her revenge. This book was not my usual read but I thoroughly enjoyed it. I will definitely be adding the sequel, “Getting Back Annie” to my TBR list. So if you are looking for a good read about friendship and love be sure to pick up Winning Back Ryan and enjoy.