My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Thanks to NetGalley & Loveswept for an ARC copy of this in exchange for an honest review.
I really enjoyed this story. Once I picked it up, I didn’t really want to put it down. It was one of the better ‘friends to lovers’ kind of story I’ve read. Perhaps because I had a best guy friend growing up and all my boyfriends never understood or accepted it. I really connected with that part of the story.
Plain Jayne is about lifelong friends, NIck & Jayne. Nick is a successful contractor in a small Northwestern town. The same town Jayne fled once she graduated from high school. The last time Jayne was in town was to support Nick when his wife died. Only Will kicked her out of the funeral when his Mother-in-Law became inconsolable at the picture of Nick and Jayne in a misconstrued consoling embrace. Jayne isn’t really sure where she now stands, but the moment Nick sees her, it’s like their 6 year absence never happened.
Jayne is back in town to take over the Bookstore her estranged grandmother left for her. She finds the store and the apartment above in deplorable condition, a sure candidate for the Hoarders television show.
The story revolves around Jayne and Nick’s ultimate realization that they really should be more than friends even though they keep denying it to everyone who asks them. I love the real portrayal of an opposite sex best friendship. I had one and the story really felt honest in the way you need to handle people’s constant questioning of your motives.
I really enjoyed this story and would recommend it for those of you looking for a fluffy, sweet friend to lover kind of story.