First Comes Love - Emily Goodwin

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Title: First Comes Love
Author: Emily Goodwin
Publication Date: February 11, 2016
Genre: A friends to lovers romance...with a twist


First comes love. Then comes marriage. Then comes a— Hold up. You’re joking right? As if life works off a neat little list like that, moving down, checking things off before jumping to the next task. We’re not married. We’re not lovers. Hell, we’re hardly even friends. 

Noah Wilson isn’t exactly “life partner” material, and he sure as hell isn’t “father material”. He’s my older brother’s best friend, and has been off limits, sworn off, locked in the highest tower and out of reach since we met over ten years ago. With his devilish good looks, tattoos, motorcycle, and trail of broken hearts and tears, I’ve had good reason to stay away from the bad boy my mother warned me about. Until one night. 

One stupid, regrettable night that changed both of our lives forever. And now I only have nine months to decide our fate, to see if Noah’s rebel heart is capable of anything more than a one night stand. This isn’t a love story. This is a life story. And life doesn’t go according to plan.



First comes love is a cute, sweet story about an unconventional start to a relationship. The attraction has always been there, but neither Noah nor Lauren had acted on it. In fact, both had been completely closed off to acting on it. But one night, one moment of letting go, changes everything.

The journey to love was enjoyable, and I found myself hooked and wanting to know what would happen. How other characters would react, how this couple would eventually make peace with events, and if everything would finally fall into place for them.

It wasn't an easy journey, and there were times I felt worried for Lauren and told her to cut her losses, but the author managed to bring me around, and I was really pleased to have the epilogue. This isn't a heartbreaking story, it's a story of hope and promise, and a sweet read.

Arc kindly provided in exchange for an honest review.



About the Author


Emily Goodwin is the author of the twice banned dark romance, STAY, as well as over a dozen other titles. Emily writes all types of romance, from love stories set in the zombie apocalypse to contemporary romances taking place on a western horse ranch. Emily lives in Indiana with her husband, children, and many pets, including a German Shepherd named Vader. When she isn't writing, Emily can be found riding her horses, designing and making costumes, and sitting outside with a good book.

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