I Choose You (Friends & Lovers #2)
by Bethany Lopez (Goodreads Author)
Coming Jan 8, 2013 - This is a New Adult Title - Meant for Readers 18 & Older.
Up until now, Nicole's life has been mapped out for her. She'd go to college, marry Jake and become the upstanding minister's wife. When she leaves that life to begin again in a small town in Texas, she finally has the freedom to live as she chooses. There, she meets Kent, a guy whose charm and passion make it hard to stick to her morals.
Dodging his father’s fists and protecting his twin sister made Kent into the man he is today. He learned by watching his mother stay by his father’s side that it’s better to keep relationships simple. Then he meets Nicole. Her sweet smile and genuine response to him land like punches to his resolve. After a lifetime of learning to protect his heart, can he finally let down his guard?
5 OF 5 I CHOOSE YOU
I Choose You is the second book in The Friends & Lovers series. I can't say it enough but Bethany Lopez totally rocks my world with her writing. She is so in tune with her writing and where it wants to go and where it needs to go that I Choose You was so heart wrenching that I read it in four hours. I could not stop reading it and tuning everything and everybody out.
I Choose You is the story of Kent and Nicole. Nicole has had everything mapped out for her. Her parents have chosen the profession she is going to go into and they have even approved of her long time boyfriend. Then Nicole's boyfriend goes off to college and they decide they are going to do the long distance relationship thing. But the more space and time apart they spend Nicole realizes she does not want to do what her parents want her to do and she does not want to have a relationship with her boyfriend. So she changes her major and dumps her boyfriend. To say that her parents are pissed off is an understatement so she is cut off from their money and she has to fend for herself. She is not mad but she feels free because she can finally do what she wants and date who she wants. Yes she broke her boyfriends heart but he was not what she wanted.
Nicole starts her life over in a different town and she has never been more happy. She has gotten a new apartment and a new roommate Roni. She also has a great job at a bar. She is finally living her life the way she wants to. She is also starting to have a crush on Roni's brother Kent. Kent is so sweet and gorgeous that Nicky feels these crazy emotions for him but she is still shy and Kent is getting over his feelings for another girl. But Nicky plays it cool and soon Kent is noticing her. What she does not know is that he has always noticed her but was not sure if he should approach her.
Kent is sexy and smart. He is a go getter and a very protective brother. He will protect his sister Roni at all costs and it has cost him. He decided to settle into a small town and take care of his sister after she left his parents home. All Kent wants to do is run the local newspaper and live a quiet life. But what happens to Kent is anything short of a miracle. He has sworn off love because he really liked Bree but she left and restarted her relationship with Colin her true love. Kent is out of sorts because he thought he and Bree were going to be an item but the more time he spends with Nicky the more he let's his defensive walls down. He is really starting to like Nicky.
Will Kent let his walls down enough to let Nicky in? Will Nicky ever be able to let lose and become the girl she wants to be? Follow along with Nicole and Kent as they take a journey into the unknown. Where there end up will surprise you!
Bethany Lopez was born in Detroit, Michigan, and grew up in Michigan and San Antonio, Texas. She went to High School at Dearborn High, in Dearborn, Michigan, which is where she has set her Young Adult novel. She is married and has a blended family with five children. She is currently serving in the United States Air Force as a Recruiter in Los Angeles, California. She has always loved to read and write and has seen her dream realized by independently publishing her contemporary Young Adult series, Stories About Melissa. Ta Ta for Now!, xoxoxo, and Ciao are available now. Bethany is currently working on a Contemporary Fantasy YA and a Contemporary New Adult Trilogy.