Billionaire next-door neighbors Mary Alice Howe and Ryland Neilson have mothers who are lifelong best friends, but throwing their children together for everything from Camelot Cruise birthday parties to cotillion classes has ensured a close friendship, not the hoped-for romance.
As a new CEO, Ryland takes a risk that just might ruin the company. Taking a chance on a romantic relationship with his best friend Mary Alice seems even more foolish. Unsure what she wants to do with her career and her relationship with pro soccer player Camden Sharpe, adding new and thrilling feelings for her best friend causes Mary Alice’s world to spin upside-down.
When a personal ad brings the two together, they realize they don’t actually know everything about each other. Is it better to stay in the safety of the friend-zone or jump down the rabbit hole of the unknown and risk everything for love?
Inspired by Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass.
"I really enjoyed this friends to lovers contemporary romance from the first word to the last with engaging characters and a smartly written story that kept me completely immersed in all that was happening. This is the perfect beach read or for anytime you need to escape the stress of everyday life. Maria Hoagland has given us another winner in her must-read Billionaire Bachelor Cove series and I look forward to reading more from this gifted author."
I love clocks. Ask my family. They don't even have to be working. So when I found out Seattle had a huge clock tower that got my own gears turning. I love that there are YouTube videos that show exactly what it looks like inside.
This was such a fun story to write. I loved the clocks, the 70s pop song I used, the dance steps in the Seattle sidewalk. Writing and researching were an adventure as fun as Alice's!
1. Makes Easter egg connections to Beauty and the Billionaire Beast, Her App, a Match, and the Billionaire, and The Inventive Bride. If you've read them, you'll notice. If not, you don't have to have read the other books first.
2. Spawns two spin-off books which you WILL want to read after Falling for Her Billionaire Best Friend: