Title: Flirting With Love
Author : Clara Stone
Genre: Mature YA, Contemporary Romance
Hudson and Blake Lovelly lead a charmed life—successful careers,loving family, beautiful home. Now, on the eve of their daughter’s birth, they’re counting their blessings. Life wasn’t always so generous . . .
Fifteen years ago, seventeen-year-old Blake Voss walked into Cranbrook Preparatory High to participate in the school year’s most-prestigious debate competition. She never expected to fall for the pretentious, golden-haired boy on the opposing debate team, and he never expected to be ensnared by the quick-witted prankster with a heart of gold.
Their mutual love for joking pretense soon leads them to pull their biggest prank yet–pretending to be in love. But when danger threatens, Hudson can’t conceal his growing affection. He’ll do anything to be withBlake, even if it means risking his heart to protect her.
They didn’t plan for their friendship to grow into a love story. But sometimes, all it takes is a little Hope.
This powerful companion to Forever Kinda Love tells the history of Hudson and Blake’s relationship. Laced with haunting emotion and beautiful sentiment, this is a tale about overcoming even the darkest moments, reminding us all to love more. Give more. Without regrets.
By Maria Poli
Love it! It was hard to put down and I did not want it to end.
Hudson is the anchor of the Lovelly brothers; after their mother dies, their father loses himself in his work and it’s up to Hudson to take care of the boys. We meet Blake and Hudson in “Forever Kinda of Love” and learn of their deep love and commitment to each other.
This story is told in both Blake’s & Hudson’s POV, it alternates between the past and present day. It takes us back to when they met at age 17 during a debate competition to present day when their baby is about to be born.
The attraction between Blake and Hudson is immediate. But, they don’t give in to it immediately. This is a sweet and loving story; their relationship develops slowly. The title says it all “Flirting with Love”; Blake and Hudson are flirtatious and hint at their mutual attraction, but they take their time in letting it go full blown.
The story has a very serious side; one of Blake’s friends lives in an abusive household. Blake tries to help her friend and in a twist to the story a tragedy is suffered.
This is one of my favorite couples: Hudson is a beautiful person and a true gentleman. Blake is a “firecracker” that likes to play pranks; she is true to herself. They are wonderful together and you can feel their love come off the pages. This is a story of love, friendship, loyalty and commitment.
I was given an ARC by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Clara Stone lives in the beautiful city of Boise, ID. Unlike what most believe about Idaho, it’s more than a sack full of potatoes. When she’s not writing, you’ll catch Clara reading YA and NA books, mostly romance, and enjoying time with her family. She is a proud CW TV addict.