24 days filled with declarations of love.
24 moments where life will mark her as mine.
I’ve loved Anahi Pratt since she moved in next door at the age of twelve. With her knobby knees and a mouthful of braces she made my heart thump harshly inside my pre-pubescent chest. One look into the greenest eyes I’d ever seen and I was hooked for life. Owned.
However, I was tongue-tied and confused. Did the only thing I could and offered my friendship.
After years, those feelings never changed. Instead they grew—morphed into something deep and profound. But never once did she see me as more than a friend. Never did she see the man that worshiped the ground she walked on. The man that desired to be what she wanted. Needed.
I stayed on the sidelines until that day:
Her life on the line and my world came to a screeching halt.
Life is short and changes in the blink of an eye, a lesson I suddenly understood. There wasn’t a second to wait. No more hiding behind the guise of friendship.
She was mine and it was time I claimed her.
Review by Jordan
Can Bryson win Anahi over and make her see that they are meant to be together? Their childhood friendship that has withstood years of other relationships and set ups culminate into an epic love story or will they realize they were never meant to be anything other than friends. Bryson is determined to woo Anahi with a rose each day and a determination to prove he the man that she has always wanted. Will 24 roses be enough? The story of best friends with hidden desires for each other is sweet in the best of ways. They are the cutest couple with their moms trying to constantly set them up. With everyone around them knowing their true desires, will the two of them finally be able to find their way to each other and finally live their happily ever after? I loved these characters and their magical story of how the find their true love within their best friend.
Elena M. Reyes was born and raised in Miami Florida. She is the epitome of a Floridian and if she could live in her beloved flip-flops, she would.
As a small child, she was always intrigued with all forms of art—whether it was dancing to island rhythms, or painting with any medium she could get her hands on. Her first taste of writing came to her during her fifth grade year when her class was prompted to participate in the D. A. R. E. Program and write an essay on what they’d learned.
Her passion for reading over the years has amassed her with hours of pleasure. It wasn’t until she stumbled upon fanfiction that her thirst to write overtook her world. She now resides in Central Florida with her husband and son, spending all her down time letting her creativity flow and letting her characters grow.