I found this story to be special because of the bond these two share but despite that bond, things aren’t easy.
A sex toy party with her six sassy gal pals? Caitlyn Hagerty is IN! Getting that tingly feeling just looking at the goodies, Cait buys four and screws up her courage to commit to one dynamite plan. She’ll show them to the only man in her life she gets all hot and wet for–and who has no idea he’s the one man she’s craved for too damn long. When Delta Force hunk John Ramos flies home on R&R, Cait promises herself to seduce Ram–or cut him from her life forever.
Ram spots the risqué items on Cait’s bed and realizes his claim of her voluptuous body has been too long comin’. It’s time to treat her right. Fess up to what he’s wanted all these years. Take Cait into his chaotic life–for one wild night.
And if she wants more?
She has to know that time is not on their side. Right?
I’m a sucker for friends to lovers stories, there’s just something so intriguing about a couple who has known each other for years, practically grew up together and then BAM, it hits them that they see this person in a whole new light. While I adore love at first sight stories, and I enjoy adversaries to lovers stories, friends to lovers hold a special place in my heart. A Long Time Comin’ by Cerise DeLand is an excellent example of this type of story and it also proves that just because you’ve known someone a really long time doesn’t mean you always understand everything about them or what they are going through. I found this story to be special because of the bond these two share but despite that bond, things aren’t easy. Sometimes you hurt those you love the most because you feel you must because you never want them to suffer the way you assume they will. You think you have their best interest at heart but you forget you aren’t letting them make that choice. Yes, being friends doesn’t always make being lovers easier sometimes I think these relationships are harder because you care so deeply about the other person already.
Caitlyn Hagerty and John (Ram) Ramos have practically grown up together. Their parents are friends, Ram’s sister is one of Caitlyn’s best friends, plus two of their siblings are married so yes this is one big happy family which means taking that step from friends to lovers can create all kinds of problems. However Cait has promised her friends she’d make her feelings known the next time Ram comes home on leave. What she doesn’t know is that Ram has also pledged to change the parameters of their relationship.
While Ram tries to tell Cait how much he’s wanted her and needs her she goes on thinking he only sees her as a friend, so things start off a little bumpy for these two. They soon regain their footing and hot damn do they share some amazingly sexy moments. I like that neither one of them is afraid to let the other one know just how much they’ve wanted to move their relationship forward. What Ram refuses to do though is make a commitment because he is career military, special ops, and he doesn’t want to cause her any undo pain. He just doesn’t realize he’s doing just that.
These two despite being great friends have some big issues to overcome. Even though this is a novella, I felt the author did a good job of sorting out the issues and steering them back to their happily ever after. Their relationship is definitely A Long Time Comin’ but in the end, the journey they took was well worth it and I very much being a part of it!