Sometimes people come into a person’s life and make their heart skip a beat.
Those people are called cops.
Well, one cop in particular.
A SWAT officer for the Kilgore Police Department, to be specific.
The first time Avery Flynn saw Derek Roberts, she was photographing him for the first annual Kilgore Police Department SWAT calendar. He was leaned back in his squad car, shirtless, and giving her a smile that was completely between them. A smile that hinted at what he wanted to do to her later.
When she scrounges up the courage to ask him out after the photoshoot, he laughs in her face.
Well, screw you, too, Mr. February.
Derek Roberts never really paid attention to the photographer.
She was a mousy girl who dressed like a twelve-year-old girl. Her tight leggings, extra baggy Star Trek t-shirt denoting her a Klingon captain, and her surprisingly clean Chucks didn’t leave much of an impression.
Now, the outfit that she was in weeks after he rebuffed her? Yeah, now that caught his attention.
Too bad that happens when he’s trying to save her from what’s sure to be death thanks to an unhinged native Texan who’s convinced she was the reason he lost his last chance at a million dollars.
When he tries to save her, she tells him she’d rather take a cattle prod to the forehead than go anywhere with him.
A forbidden romance with an age gap, I’ll be honest and say that Fries Before Guys was a bit questionable because of the age gap factor. However, LLV never disappointed in showing the maturity of the heroine. Seriously, the amount of sh*t that was constantly hitting her fan, you’d expect her to tuck tail and just ran. I was surprised that she never did,but that really showed the strength in her character.
I loved this one through and through. The emotions you’ll go through, all because of Avery and her heartbreaking story. And the bullying she had to deal, she literally couldn’t catch a break at all. But she had an amazing support system that was there for her. LLV highlighted that fact so well.
Derek is as alpha as they come and was a jerk in the beginning. Don’t worry, he’ll win you over quickly as the story moves along.
Fries Before Guys is my top fave from this series (so far) and it’s the most emotional. I’d say this was Avery’s story more than anything. Even with the losses she suffered, she gained so much. She wasn’t alone and that she had a family, always. I love Avery and Derek together, they’re a solid team and I wish we could have more books about them. But I’ll take seeing them in the rest of this series.