Marry Me (Lyrics and Love #1) by Samantha Lind
What do you do when you receive a wedding invitation from the one girl you always thought you would marry?
Sam- Lauren and her twin brother were my best friends growing up. She captured my heart from the moment I first saw her dancing through the sprinkler. I always kept my feelings hidden though, standing back as she dated other guys, afraid to cross that line and risk losing her. I even went out with a few girls myself, but no one ever measured up.
Then that dreaded day arrived, and I knew I’d lost her forever.
Lauren- Sam was always my constant. My rock. My best friend. That feeling, the one I only got around him, had never been matched by another man. But Sam never showed me he felt anything more for me than friendship, so I moved on…
Now, standing at the end of the aisle, ready to walk to my forever, my mind spins with what-ifs. Do I keep moving forward, knowing a man who loves me is at the end? Or do I risk it all, for the one man I’ve always wanted, and hope he wants me in return.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This book is a little different from your typical romance. It’ actually unlike anything else I’ve read before now. Despite those differences, this is a very sweet, enjoyable romance that is perfect for a beach read!
Lauren loves Sam, and Sam loves Lauren. They have loved each other since they met as children, through their teens and into their adulthoods. They are best friends, along with Lauren’s twin brother. This book starts with a wedding: Lauren’s wedding….to someone other than Sam! That’s because neither Sam, nor Lauren, have shared their feelings with the other. Sounds like a train wreck, waiting to happen!
Sam is one of the good guys. Loving, friendly, and hard working, he thinks no one is good enough for Lauren, even himself. So he keeps his feelings to himself, just knowing that there is no way that Lauren could return his feelings. His altruistic choices toward Lauren, lead to him attending her wedding, as a guest.
Lauren has loved Sam since she first met him as a child. Their relationship grew, and their friendship meant everything to her. But since Sam never gave Lauren any hints that he returned her feelings, she tried to move on with her life, taking it in a different direction. And now she is getting married. To Brad.
This story definitely had my attention. At the beginning, I wasn’t sure where the heck the story was going, (I mean the heroine was marrying someone else!) but I quickly caught up, and totally enjoyed the rest of the story. This book was all about family, friendship, love, and being true to yourself. And it should totally be read on the beach!