My name is Milo Caro and I have a confession to make.

I’ve been in love with Colton Mathews since I was five. He should have known that sharing a cookie with a sugar obsessed little monster would do the trick–it sealed his fate. So really, the fact that he’s sporting a black eye, a limp, almost got ran over by a car, and was nearly responsible for another person’s death? Right. HIs fault. Not mine. 

I made a pact with myself–this weekend would be different. I’d come home for my brothers wedding, smile, and Colton would naturally melt into my arms, we’d get married have five kids, live in a house by the river, and get a dog named scratch (clearly I’ve thought this through).

What really happened? I punched my brother in the face, Colton kissed me and apologized, I lied about having a boyfriend, oh and everyone wants to meet the mystery man. 

They say laughter always comes before insanity–ha, ha. All I wanted was my brother’s best friend…instead I’m sitting in prison. 

Let this be a lesson to you all…life rarely happens the way you want it to. 

Damn cookie.


     When your heart falls in love with the boy you loved your whole life or at least since you were 13.  But couldn’t have what him what would you do to get over him?  You would at least try to get over him, yet still living with the feelings.  When you have to keep interacting with your old love that never gave you the time of day, when he did he was sorry he did.  How do you move on?
     Milo Caro, 21, has been in love with her brother Jason’s friend Colton Mathews, 23 since she was 13.  But he never saw her as anything other than a friend and little sister to his best friend.  Colton used to be her super-hero.  He used to play in the attic where they had a box castle.  She was always the princess.  Colton always played the dragon and the dragon slayer, with a wooden sword and all.  He told her it not only warded off dragons but all the mean girls too.
     Milo always wanted Colton to kiss her but he never did until her graduation party in the pool.  But then he said he was sorry and said if he could take it back he would.  It crushed her.  She felt that she had been crushing on this guy since she was 13 for nothing but no more.  She never let on.  But she made sure to time her visits home from college when she knew he wouldn’t be around.  Or that she could eliminate the amount of times they would run into each other.
     Her first days at school she meets her best friend Max Emory.  He tried 3-4 times to get into her pants but all she could think about was he was gay because he was such a metrosexual.  Little did she know that he was not gay.  But for the last 4 years they have been the closes friends.  More like brother and sister.  Truly best friends.  She liked Max because he was so fun and outgoing.
     Four years passed and she has one more month of school left.  She would be home except her brother Jason is marrying the crazy Jayne Harrison.  Milo had always disliked her but she was who made her brother happy.  Or did she?  What made Milo unhappy was having to see Colton again.  Colton was always around her and Jason it was always the three of them.  She loved Star Wars and he would ever put up with that.  But, when she because a girl he just stopped, he dropped her and stopped slaying dragons for her and he stopped even watching movies with her.  He made it out like due to her age it wasn’t cool then one night at his and Jason’s graduation party Milo caught Colton kissing Jenna “Ugly Face” Urtin behind the garage.  He came after her but she outran him and hid.  Her heart broken.  Why Jenna and she were in the in the exact same class, which meant he was just not into her but still interested in girls her age.  It broke her.
     Yet, she secretly wanted him to see her and love her.  After all these years that wasn’t going to happen.  She tried dating but her heart wasn’t in it.  Her heart loved Colt.  No sooner did she arrive home when Colton was knocking on her window.  She figured she would have a little time to acclimate before she had to see him.  No such luck.
     Milo was an emotional young lady all she could remember was the last party he threw her before she left for college.  Where they went skinny dipping he kissed her then said he didn’t mean to do it.  And if he could he would take it back.  He had regretted it.  Which not only hurt her.  It had devastated her.  Because she loved it, loved the feel, and loved him.  After an heated challenge of ping pong that resulted in a game of slap hands that ended with Colt kissing her again.
     Yet, the results didn’t change as they were out in yard at night and were interrupted by Jason.  Once Jason left he again apologized.  This time she started crying which he didn’t notice because it was dark.  This time she spoke up and said not to worry.  Then he noticed a tear.  She said she was feeling bad because she was cheating on her man.  Which in turn shocked him since he thought she broke up with her last boyfriend, Max Emory.
     She told him No!  They had a on again off again relationship and they were back on again.  So, since she now feels like she cheated on him she would have to tell him.  He jumps to her aide which only makes it worse saying call him and I’ll tell him the truth.  It was totally my fault.  Way to go Colt.  Add injury to insult.  She yells out NO!!!  When all of a sudden her phone starts ringing.  She was going to ignore it but he remembered the ring from when she got home earlier and said, “Hi Max.”
     He tells her to answer it.  She says no he says it’s him and I can talk to him.  He reaches for it but she grabs it up.  She talks to her best friend as if he’s her boyfriend he played along.  That is one good friend.  From here on the story becomes fast paced.  So funny that once I started cracking up out loud my hubby wanted to know what was going on.  Finally, after several outburst we just took turns reading the book out loud to each other.

     The family saga was heartwarming as well as fun as hell.  The characters were totally engaging but Max made this book, for sure.  I give this book 5++++ stars.

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