Title – Someday Soon
Author – Laura Ward
Publication Date – April 3, 2017
Series – Not Yet #3
One mouthwatering temptation…
All Daisy Goldsmith wants is to get out of her small town, leaving behind the bullies who’ve taunted her. Attending culinary school in New York has always been her biggest dream—a dream she’s not confident enough to pursue. After all, she’s nothing but a “fat cow.” But when her brother’s best friend, the man who’s always secretly held her heart, moves back to town after college, everything changes for Daisy.
One scrumptious nibble…
The Goldsmith house has always been Jon Roberts’ sanctuary from the crazy of his life. With a broken and dysfunctional family, Jon embraces the Goldsmiths like his own. After getting a real glimpse of the woman Daisy’s becoming, Jon is torn between his loyalty to the family and his desire for his best friend’s little sister.
One delectable bite…
As Daisy and Jon spend more time together, they can’t resist the attraction between them. Once they’ve had a taste, nothing can keep them apart–not their dreams, their families, or the difference in their age. Can someday turn into forever or will they bite off more than they can handle?
Laura Ward is one of those authors who could tell me she was publishing her grocery list, and I’d jump at the chance to buy it. Time and time again, she has created captivating characters in a storyline that I cannot get enough of. Someday Soon took a spin on the brother’s best friend trope and I loved every single delicious second of it. The relationship between Daisy and Jon blossomed so effortlessly that it gave me all sorts of feels and now I just want a whole lot more.
“You are lightness and warmth. You give and take care of others. You’re my Sunshine.”
When we first met Daisy, she was forbidden to Jon in so many different ways that I didn’t know how they would make it work. Yet, the transformation she made from the beginning to the end of the novel was one of the most beautiful, touching ones that I’ve come across. In no way did she end up changing for Jon, but he helped her to see herself through his eyes. She grew stronger and learned to believe in herself, but the natural progression of how it happened touched my heart. Jon was one of those heroes that I took an instant liking to. I didn’t care how much of a bad boy player he was described as; there was a fierce protectiveness that oozed from his personality and that trait is such a huge weakness for me. The way that he fought between what he felt was right and his developing feelings for Daisy was frustrating at times, yet so perfect at the same time. It spoke to who he wanted to be as a man, making it pretty difficult to resist his charm. There was something special about these two that had me rooting for them to be together from the very beginning. They were able to lean on each other which led to a beautiful friendship and an unwavering support system. They complemented each other and brought out something in the other that not only made them better together, but better individuals, too.
“A warm heart, hot summer, and even hotter man…Jon was right. The temptation was right in front of me. How could I resist?”
Not only does Laura Ward weave a magical romance between these two characters in a fun, down to earth storyline, but her writing is just superb. As someone who has been around from her debut, it’s fascinating to see how she has honed her craft. The stories she writes continue to show growth in her writing while also maintaining the voice that makes them uniquely hers. I went into Someday Soon with no expectations, just the desire to read it based on who wrote it. I can say with utmost certainty that Someday Soon was everything I could want in a novel. It was filled with sweet romance, a heartwarming journey, and characters who will make you laugh and giggle. There aren’t enough positive things I can say about this one, so if you’re looking for a read to knock it out of the park, I’d definitely suggest checking this one out!
I opened the door to the small bathroom that adjoined Dean’s bedroom and was also shared by hallway access. Steam billowed out, and it took a few seconds before I could see clearly.
Staring at me with wide blue eyes, water dripping down her shoulders from her wet hair, and nothing but a tiny, goddamned towel on, was Daisy.
“Jesus. I’m sorry. The door wasn’t locked.” I fumbled out an apology while attempting to pry my greedy eyes off her curvaceous, damp body.
Daisy swallowed, and her eyes fixed on me. Or more accurately, my lower half.
I was ready to get in the shower. Dean and Grace would be here soon, and the rest of the family would be gathering in the kitchen for breakfast. I walked into the bathroom in only my boxer briefs. Briefs that were now beginning to tent as I focused on the unbelievable sight in front of me.
“I locked the door that leads to the hallway. I thought I locked this one, but I guess I didn’t. I’m the one who’s sorry.” Daisy spoke to my cock, unable or unwilling to look away and not sounding the least bit sorry.
I cleared my throat, and she jumped, looking into my eyes, her face flushed and her breathing rapid.
“Well, I’ll give you your privacy.” I took a step back into my room.
“Wait,” Daisy placed her hand on my forearm, her other hand clutching the towel to her.
I stopped, and she moved closer to me until our chests were almost touching. Her smell, even freshly showered, of sugar and honey, was heady.
“I wanted to be the first to say Happy Thanksgiving. I’m so glad you’ll be here today.” Daisy’s voice was whisper soft. “And I just have to say that your body is so gorgeous, Jon. I thought you should know–”
I stopped her words with my mouth, kissing her hard, my hands cupping her face, my tongue meeting hers in strong, desperate thrusts. A grunt escaped, one that sounded needy and frustrated and full of want. As she registered the sound, she pressed her body against mine, her hands on my chest, tracing the edges of muscle, and then on my back and finally my ass.
As I reveled in her touch, something hit my feet, and I froze. As I stilled, so did Daisy. Her body was plastered to mine, but her towel was on the floor.
Jesus Christ, motherfucking hell, goddammit.
She was naked. My Daisy. My Sunshine.
Her eyes were hooded, and she licked her lips, not even attempting to pull away. My dick grew so hard it hurt, and she adjusted her hips, moving it in between her legs with a soft whimper at the sensation.
“Daisy,” I rested my forehead on hers. “We can’t do this. Your whole family is here. At home. Your parents, your brother is on his way, due here any minute.” She closed her eyes and nodded, but as she did, she rotated her hips, ever so slightly.
“But you need to know, I want you so fucking bad, I feel like tearing the bathroom apart.” My voice was rough, and she nodded, eyes still closed as she moved against me.
“Daisy,” I croaked out. “You have to go to your room. Please.” My spine tingled, and my heart raced, my entire body on fire.
She stopped, her eyes open, heavy with desire, and she took two steps back.
She took two steps back.
There weren’t any more cuss words left to say. I was speechless. She believed me. Daisy, my girl who had been picked on and ridiculed over her body, believed that I found her sexy. That I wanted her. And so she showed all of herself to me, unabashedly.
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USA Today bestselling author, Laura Ward, writes sweet and sexy stories that will hopefully make you look at the world in a different way. Her books include the Not Yet series: Not Yet, Until Now and Someday Soon (release date April 3, 2017), as well as Contemporary Romance standalone, Past Heaven. She is also the co-author of the College Bound series: The Pledge and The Color of Us. Laura lives in Maryland with her loud and very loving three children and husband. She married her college sweetheart and is endlessly grateful for the support he has given her through all their years together, and especially toward her dream of writing books. When not picking up toy trucks, driving to lacrosse practice, or checking spelling homework, Laura is writing or reading romance novels.