What Lola Wants is the first novella in the Leave Your Shoes On series from Calista Fox. It is a standalone story, and features best friends Lola Vonn and Alex Reed. Alex and Lola have always been friends, and have never crossed the line into more. Alex is a bit on the OCD side, and prefers his world to be neat and orderly. Lola is a bit on the wild side, preferring to live life to the fullest and force her nerdy best friend out of his comfort zone when possible. But when she goes to stay with him while waiting for her new apartment to be ready, she quickly realizes that he isn't the same as he once was and she finds that she is attracted to him in a way she hasn't ever been before. Alex has wanted Lola since they were teenagers, but he knew she was out of his league. So when she makes a move and offers to take their friendship to the next level, he easily says yes. But can he convince Lola that he is the man for her beyond just friends with benefits?
I really liked these two. They were such opposites, and yet their connection was clear. Friends for years, they already had such a solid bond. I loved seeing Alex and Lola take things beyond just friendship though, and the chemistry between them was so strong! These two were super hot together, and the passion between them was explosive. It was so hard to imagine that nothing had ever happened before because the sparks between them were flying like crazy! Alex and Lola were perfect together, and I really liked how fun and sexy they were.
Overall, this was a really enjoyable story. It was on the predictable side, and there really wasn't anything new or super unique here. But there was a really steamy and cute friends to lovers romance that I had a great time reading. What Lola Wants was fast paced and I read it in one sitting because I couldn't get enough of the intensity and passion between Alex and Lola. I am looking forward to reading more from Calista Fox in this series, and I am already excited to see what she has in store for Lola's friend Maxi in the next book. If you are looking for a quick and hot story that will entertain you, I would recommend checking this one out.
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