Series: King Family, #1
Release Date: July 20th, 2021
Too bad she’s off-limits. He’s not going to be the jerk who messes around with his best friend’s little sister, so he keeps his feelings bottled up and settles for acting as her protector instead.
Andie Lockhart’s dreamed of kissing Wyatt for as long as she’s known what kissing is. But since he’s dated nearly every woman in town but her, she’s long since accepted he’ll never see her as anything more than his best friend’s tomboy little sister.
When a real estate developer threatens the beloved old house Andie inherited from her grandmother, her white knight Wyatt swoops in with his handyman skills to save the day. But the more time they spend working on the house together, the harder it becomes to ignore their irresistible attraction.
Until the night an accidental kiss blows the lid off those feelings they’ve both kept buried.
After that, things between them get a lot hotter—and a lot more complicated. Forbidden love, broken promises, family secrets, and jealousy all threaten to tear them apart. If he intends to hold on to the woman he loves, Wyatt will have to put everything on the line.
My Cone and Only is book #1 in the King Family series set in the small town of Crowder, Texas, home of the King’s Creamery ice company. Each book is a standalone, full-length novel that follows one of the six King siblings as they find and fight for love.
WYATT AND ANDIE ARE FINALLY HERE. When we first met them in Elementary Romantic Calculus, I was giddy with excitement at the possibilities of what their relationship would be like. They were supporting characters to Mia and Josh’s relationship, but I could tell right there that it was so much more. And with My Cone and Only, we got an absolute treat. You are not ready for this wonderful start to a brand new series by Susannah Nix, because I wasn’t and I was all up in my feels through this book.
“You’re my wish come true.”
Andie and Wyatt have known each other most of their lives and for most of that time they’ve been secretly in love with each other. Wyatt King might be the son of the most famous family in Crowder, Texas; but he’s never wanted anything to do with the family business. That’s right, Wyatt comes from an ice cream family and he hates the creamy goodness. Wyatt is also best friends with Andie’s older brother, Josh, and because of that relationship he’s never made a move on Andie. Even though he’s been in love with her since he was 17, Wyatt has held his feelings inside. Instead, he’s stood back and watched her as discreetly as possible and the whole time, he’s flirted with every other woman in town. He’s lived a very promiscuous life, but Wyatt isn’t ashamed of it. He’s been putting on an act for most of the world, because he’s always been considered that guy and Wyatt plays it up. As the guy who can fix almost anything, Wyatt also performs cover songs with this band from high school. In short, Wyatt is the kind of guy that everyone would love from the moment they meet him. Including Andie.
On the other side, Andie Lockhart is a sassy, feisty, tough as nails woman. She’s never shied away from speaking her feelings and she’s not subtle. Andie is officially a new book girlfriend, because she was so damn amazing. I wanted to climb into her pocket and live there forever. While Andie is seen by everyone as a tough woman, she’s actually wearing her heart on her sleeve and she gets soft and mushy when it comes to Wyatt. She’s loved Wyatt for as long as she has known what love is, but Andie has never thought about making a move because of the life that Wyatt leads and she believes she’d never fit in there. If you’ve read Elementary Romantic Calculus, then you know that Andie is full of random facts. She can spout things about almost anything in the world and she doesn’t even care that it’s random, because her brain is so full. She’s so incredible, guys. Capable, funny, sassy, gorgeous, badass are just a few of the words I’d use to describe Andie.
“I’d always had an easy time keeping sex purely physical. The armor I’d constructed to avoid catching feelings had been shored up by years of practice. But Andie had burned it all away, exposing something raw and incomplete inside me.”
And their relationship? SO GOOD. They’ve got years of love for each other that’s propelling their entire story and that only makes it that much more delicious. What starts as Wyatt helping Andie fix up her house after she got a notice about her house being torn down for a development, turns into them finally admitting their feelings for each other. I mean, I would have been okay waiting forever for them to kiss and touch as long as Wyatt kept wooing Andie with dances and showing up whenever she calls. But let’s be honest, being put out of my misery was a great feeling. There’s just so much great chemistry and even when Wyatt was being an idiot, I loved their relationship. For those who have read the Chemistry Lessons series might be surprised that this is an open-door romance, so there’s multiple sex scenes and they are SO HOT. Wyatt and Andie’s chemistry translates from the dance floor and their lifelong friendship to bed. Their bodies recognise each other’s and they fit so perfectly together.
“The parts I loved most were the quiet, comfortable moments we were together. Having coffee in the mornings before we started our days, playing my guitar for her after dinner while she worked on those funny needlepoints she did, or cuddling in bed after we’d screwed each other’s brains out.”
Like Wyatt, what I loved most about their relationship wasn’t the sex, it was the comfort level they have with each other. Wyatt and Andie have all this history and they know each other in every way, so even just cooking together or getting a drink or talking is perfect. The moments when Wyatt plays his music for Andie while they’re on the couch is so beautiful. The way he just simply fits into her life and her daily routine makes your heart sing. That’s the proof of how deep the love is and how desperately Wyatt craves that kind of normalcy in a relationship, and how much Andie wants to share with the only man she’s ever really loved. They support each other, lift the other up and provide the perfect balance that they crave.
My Cone and Only is low on angst, but this best friend’s sister, forbidden love story is one that I loved wholly. I’d also like to point out how much I love the names of all the books in the series, so much love for the ice cream puns. I also cannot wait for Tanner and Lucy, because whatever we got of them in this book made me desperate for more!
Thanks to Susannah Nix for generously providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review.