Near To You by Asha King
Publisher: Phaze Books
Length: Short Story (49 pgs)
Rating: 3 stars
Review by: Fuchsia
Twenty-something divorcee Niara Morgan has moved back to her small hometown, buying a cottage on the lake where she hopes to pick up the pieces of her shattered life. In fixing the place up, her path crosses that of Brady Trewin, a friend from high school she hires to help. He’s grown up and filled out, but her difficult past keeps her from contemplating anything more than business.
Brady has loved Niara for as long as he can remember, but long ago gave up the dream of ever seeing her again when she moved after graduation. He's saved up and is planning to finally leave his small town for good, just as she steps back into his life. One touch, one feel of her lips might get her out of his system...
Although this near to her after so long, he might never want to let her go.
Niara Morgan returns to her home town after a divorce, and buys a house that’s in need of fixing up. She hires a handyman who turns out to be Brady Trewin. Brady had a huge crush on her in high school but Niara never knew he felt that way. To her he was just the sweet kid who helped out at the school paper. Brady had previously decided to leave town, but first had to see if Niara was really back. When Niara takes one look at her new handyman she finds that she is very attracted to him. Feeling this attraction to Brady, Niara is a little skittish about acting on it so she calls her friend Deena for advice. Of course Deena, being a no nonsense grab it now kind if girl, tells her to go for it, especially when she finds out he is leaving.
It was fun getting to know Niara and Brady and to see how their relationship blossomed. Of course there were misunderstandings which any good story has, but it was interesting to see how they solved them and made it back to each other. The sex scenes were hot and made you wish you could find a guy like Brady. The only negative I have is that I wasn't ready for the story to end, I was hoping that her friend Deena would make an appearance and really stir things up. Maybe there will be a followup story with Deena coming for a visit? That would be fun. Overall I have to say this was a really good story and I enjoyed it.