I liked Riley. And Sam seemed okay. But they were awful together. Insecure. Dishonest. No vibe.
This was the brother’s-best-friend bit. While I like Layne’s writing and her characters were okay the story really grated on me. There were plot holes big enough to swallow a house. I was suspending reality more than I do for a fantasy book.
I never saw their chemistry. I didn’t think they made each other better people. Overall there was a cute romcom vibe and little else.