Woah made my sides hurt and my heart melt. Westbrook Elite is one of my fav series by Cambria Hebert, and I know I say this every book, but this one surpassed the last!
The dynamic between the characters Jess and Ben (Kruger) is fantastic, and the situation and character growth give you warm fuzzies. I love the friends-to-lover trope and how Ben and Jess harbor this unrequited love for one another, and Ben makes his move in this most messed up way, both knuckleheaded and endearing.
There were cameos from former spotlight characters, so we could see the entire pack at play, and the compelling interaction is a reminder of why we fell in love with them all so much in the first place.
The world-building of the Westbrook Elite series is amazing, and from Wet to Woah, this series is just LOVE!
Title: WHOA (Westbrook Elite #6) Author: Cambria Hebert Genre: Contemporary Sport Romance Release Date: December 8, 2023
Most people think I’m a moron. In actuality, I’m a man with a plan. It’s one of those three-year plans that takes longer than three years. Still, I’ve been making it happen. Checking off those to-dos and turning them into to-dones. Everything is almost lined up. And then my phone rings. By the time I get to Jess, she’s unconscious and bleeding. My carefully crafted plan blows up in my face. I tell the hospital we’re engaged. We aren’t, but apparently, in that place, you need a permission slip to see your most important, so I do what has to be done. I toss together an epic apology salad for when she opens her eyes, and when she does… She asks me who I am. I’m willing to overlook the insult since, you know, head injury, but then Nurszilla spills the beans on our pending nuptials. And just like that, my friend turns into my fiancé, and I’m not even mad at it. How could I be? Her curves fit in my arms perfectly. Kissing her is like whoa and makes me forget I’m living a lie. I know I have to come clean, but someone dirtier than me is stalking my final girl, and until she remembers who, it’s on me to keep her safe. The closer we get, the guiltier I feel. When all this is over, will she forgive me? Or will everything I’ve done cost me everything I’ve always wanted?
Here today to celebrate the cover reveal of Cambria Hebert’s upcoming release Wish!
Title: Wish (Westbrook Elite #3) Author: Cambria Hebert Genre: MM Romance/ College Sports Romance/ Romantic Suspense/ New Adult Romance Release Date: January 10, 2023
For me, choice might as well be a wish. My parents died in a fiery car crash when I was barely sixteen. I’m gay. I’m also totally in love with my brother. I didn’t choose any of that. In fact, I’ve tried like hell to deny it. But here I am in all my gay, brother-loving, no-parentals glory. Technically, Max isn’t my brother. Not by blood anyway. That should make it less ick, right? Considering he calls my parents mom and dad, probably not. Also, did I mention he’s straight? So that’s me: the freestyle swimmer doing my best to keep my sexuality on the down-low while simultaneously wishing my feelings for Max will evaporate into thin air. Too bad he acts like he’s my keeper and my heart shakes every time his eyebrow ring glints in the sun or he levels his opaque stare on me with an intensity matched by nothing else. My desire to keep my personal life personal drowns at the bottom of the pool when a fellow Elite lets everyone in on my business, which throws Max into macho protective mode all over again. Enough is enough, though. I’m forcing myself to move on. Maybe the best way to forget about my forbidden crush is to find a new one. I have options. More than I realized. Unfortunately, none of them are leather-wearing, tattoo-sporting, motorcycle-riding grumpholes. So here I am wishing for Max while someone else wishes for me. Someone who decides if they can’t have me… No one will.
Please note that WISH contains homophobia. There is also mention of off-page child abuse and parental death. This book also contains a male/male sibling-esque relationship and mentions of male assault. Some readers may find these things uncomfortable.