Wren is kinda sorta super in love with his best friend. Asking Izzy to go on practice dates as his dating tutor probably isn’t the best idea to keep those feelings hidden. But a bad idea has never stopped Wren before.
A Good Bad Idea Story, 7
Does anyone know how to make Prince Charming fall in love with you? I’m asking for a friend.
…yeah, that friend is me. I’m secretly a little in love with my best friend and roommate. Okay, I’m a lot in love with him. Like, truly, madly, deeply in love with him. But it’s not my fault! He’s hot, French, and laughs at all my stupid jokes. He’s the prince of my dreams, minus the part where he isn’t actual royalty and not in love with me. Determined to change that, I come up with a brilliant plan to challenge Monsieur Know-it-all to be my dating tutor. I’m hoping that’ll tempt him into acting on our flirtatious banter.
If it doesn’t, maybe I’ll push my luck by suggesting some kissing practice?
Isidore “Izzy” Devereaux
Wren is flirty, quirky, très cute—and completely oblivious about how much I love him. His wild ideas usually make me laugh, but his request to go on practice dates to give him pointers? Yeah, that pushes all my buttons. Agreeing to his outlandish request means risking him discovering my secret. But, it also presents a tempting opportunity. This is my one chance to make him see me as more than just his best friend. It could be my only shot at making him my boyfriend for real.
I may not be a real prince like he teases me about, but can’t we still have a happily ever after?
Love Practice is the seventh and final book in the Good Bad Idea series and part of the Sunnyside universe. This novel features a friends to lovers, roommates, fake dating romance. Full of cute sweetness and sexy fun, every story ends with a satisfying HEA and no cliffhangers. Each book can be read as a standalone or as part of the series in order.
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Chapter 1: Wren Ferres
Izzy shook his head at my ridiculousness. “I’ll never comprehend how your mind works.”
“Wow, Monsieur Know-it-all admitting he doesn’t understand something?” I gasped in mock astonishment.
“Why, I never!”
“Très cute, Wren.”
“Yes, I am. How kind of you to notice.” I laughed at my joke as he snorted in amusement. “You’d think it would help me land more second dates. Considering how many first dates I go on, I should statistically do better than this. Of course, knowing you, I’m sure you have a list of reasons why I keep striking out.”
Izzy didn’t disappoint me. “For starters, you have a tendency to come on too strong.” He gestured at me, sitting on his lap in a loose embrace as evidence.
Instead of being offended by his accuracy, it inspired me. “That just gave me an idea!”
“Oh no,” he groaned.
I shoved at his shoulder. “No, this one is good!”
He didn’t look convinced. “Define ‘good.’”
“I’ve come up with a genius plan to use your brilliance to help me!”
“Your definition of ‘good’ and mine are very different.”
My plan excited me the more I thought about it. “No, this is perfect. You should be my dating tutor!”
“Since you always have an answer for everything and love telling me what I’m doing wrong, this is genius! You can coach me on how to get better at it!”
It was a surprise not to receive a flat-out rejection. “Are you saying that you want me to go on practice dates with you and critique you?”
“And what’s in it for moi?”
I tried to come up with something that would sway him. “The pleasure of my company?”
“I get enough of that as your roommate.”
“Come on, is telling me I’m wrong not enough of a draw for you? If you help me practice, I’ll get better. Then, I’ll have a boyfriend to give me all the sex I want without ending up in your lap, unsuccessfully begging to be fucked.”
He scoffed. “I find that hard to believe when being with Joon didn’t prevent you from flirting with me.”
“I’ll never quit doing that because it’s too much fun. If we stopped flirting, I’d think you weren’t my friend anymore.” The mere thought of it hurt my heart.
“Nothing would ever make me stop being your friend.”
It was hard not to coo at the rare showing of Izzy’s softer side. “There’s only one reason I can come up with that would make you refuse to be my dating teacher.”
“And what’s that?”
“You’re scared of falling in love with me for real.”
His sexy haughtiness was on full display as he tilted his head. “Don’t be absurd.”
“So you’ll do it?”
“Would you listen to my advice if I did?”
It seemed like I was making some progress. “As long as it isn’t something impossible like ‘don’t be you,’ then yeah.”
He continued mulling it over. “And we would go on fake dates so you could practice being better at them in the future?”
I shifted in his lap as I leaned closer. “I’ll even be a gentleman and buy you dinner as a thank-you.”
He was silent for a long pause, making me wonder if he would turn me down. To my great relief, he caved. “Fine. I’m willing to try your little experiment for at least one date.”
“Thank you!” I hugged him tight, melting into his hold when he returned the embrace.
Izzy sighed like I annoyed him, but I could hear the amusement in his voice as he asked, “You’re not going to move, are you?”
I clung to him tighter. “Not until you make me or I’m in danger of getting a boner.”
He laughed, which gratified my ego. “You are hopeless, mon ami.”
“The word you’re looking for is ‘incorrigible,’ actually.”
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A Good Bad Idea Story
Under constant siege from persistent plot bunnies, A.F. Zoelle enjoys humoring them by writing about gorgeous men being in love. Her contemporary romances are full of witty banter, sexy fun, and lovable smart-asses. She’s left academia behind for a new adventure, which will hopefully include adopting Ragdoll cats of her own someday soon.
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