Oh my…this one turned out to be so much better than I had expected. ‘The Other Side of Someday’ was my first read by this author and I’m pretty sure it won’t be my last. I really enjoyed her write of style and her storytelling and I’m so looking forward to read her upcoming books. This little gem was so awesome, so entertaining and overall a great blend of humor and sweetness. A feel good story, ‘The Other Side of Someday’ tells the adventure of a young single divorcee, Baylee.
“I finally had the opportunity to make my dreams a reality, and what better place to do that than somewhere with sun, sand, and surfers?”
After she finds out her husband is cheating on her, Baylee desperately needs and wants a fresh start. She moves from New Carolina to California eager to start her new adventure. She doesn’t have a job, family or friends in California, but she’s looking forward to meet new people and find out who she is without her ex. Her only friend is her dog, Sport with whom one day she meets a sexy stranger, Sebastian, ‘Sebby’ walking his own dog. Baylee and Sebby become friends very fast, agreeing practically without the words to meet every morning for coffee, to walk their dogs and to get to know each other better. Slowly, they get to know each other better and Baylee realizes she wants something more with the man who in such a short amount of time became a fix in her life.
Sebby is a movie producer and it happens to be engage in a relationship…a long distance relationship with a smart and beautiful woman who lives alone…for now…in New York. If at first Baylee seems to want something more with Sebby, as time passes she starts to wonder if a man and a woman can really be JUST friends. Baylee and Sebby’s tentative friendship becomes a “real” friendship, but things start to change at some point between these two when both of them start to feel for the other something more…
“There was something about this moment — the darkness, the light wind in the air, the romance of the LA city lights twinkling below me — that made me want to turn around and feel Sebby’s lips on mine. I had to keep reminding myself that we were simply friends, that he was so incredibly off limits.”
I really enjoyed this one! It was sweet, it was romantic and it made me smile, grin and laugh like a lunatic. While the premise is nothing new, the story was pretty addictive, especially after Sebby’s character was introduced. I just wanted to know how and when everything will change between these two characters. The story was entertaining not only because of the romantic aspect, but also because of the delightful banter between these two main characters and because of the multitude of the funny situations our heroine experiences as the story unfolds.
Baylee was a fun and endearing heroine and I have to say I really enjoyed her character development. I loved how she had the strength to start a new life and how gradually she found out who she is and what she wants to do with her life. Sebby was really great with and for our heroine. Sexy and charismatic, sweet and attentive, he was the perfect man Baylee needed in her life, friend and more.
I really enjoyed the slow burn relationship between these two and I loved their palpable chemistry. They complemented each other perfectly from the very beginning which I truly loved.
“I want to show you how to live… How to laugh… How to love…and I’m not talking about what you’ve been led to believe love is. I’m talking about how to really love someone.”
I have to mention Baylee and Sebby’s fantastic group of friends. They were fun and engaging and I would love to read their own stories.
What I didn’t like too much was the lack of steam. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t need some sexy steamy scenes to fully enjoy a story, but I truly believe this story would have been much better is the steam would have been higher.
Overall, a fantastic, entertaining read!
“In that one kiss, I finally felt what I had been yearning to feel for years…
I felt magic.”