Synopsis from Goodreads
It was easy to fall in love with a Larsson—seriously who could resist any one of those boys? And while each them had taken turns featuring as Maya’s adolescent crush, there was only one of them who had been her best friend.
She’d loved him the most, convinced they’d be friends forever. Which might have happened if Maya’s father hadn’t been a shady criminal with a mistress on the side.
Banished from L.A. meant leaving her old life behind, forgetting those perfect Larsson boys and her best friend. And forget about all of them she did. Well, up until her fancy law degree landed her an awesome job back in the city she’d once called home. And boy was she glad to be home.
Oh, and her old BFF? Not only had Alex Larsson gotten a fancy law degree of his own, but he’d turned into the hottest man she’d ever seen. And what she wanted now couldn’t be further from friendship if she tried.
Did she risk tainting the memory of the purest, most amazing relationship of her life for the “possibility” of more?
Yeah, some things are worth the risk.
And Alex Larsson was one of them.
I think #1 Love is my favorite of the #1 series, it is a total swoon-fest.
Alex and Maya were best friends growing up, with Alex having to endure Maya’s ongoing teen infatuation with his older brothers. Never admitting his true feelings for her to anyone but especially to Maya. Unfortunately, Maya’s despicable father ensured Alex never got the chance to tell Maya how he really felt about her.
Skip forward to adulthood where both Maya and Alex are lawyers and forging their own paths. However, with a little help from their respective meddling mothers, Maya and Alex are forced to reconnect when Maya moves back to the area. The connection between the pair as well as the scorching physical attraction completely blindsides both of them.
I adored how patient Alex was with Maya and the way in which he was able to get below the emotional barriers she had created in order for Maya to accept her feelings for Alex. Complete with warm and fuzzies to go along with the heat.
Unfortunately, ghosts from the past have an impact on the future Alex and Maya are building. Not only that but their respective careers create additional complications which impact their relationship.
Happiness and relationships are a compromise, ultimately you have to decide what it is that makes your life complete – when you have the answer to that the future becomes clear. Which is exactly the epiphany Maya has within #1 Love 💕😍