Birdie Wilder and Liam Miller haven’t spoken in ten years—but that’s all about to change.
Tall and chubby sixteen-year-old Birdie Wilder thought she and her best friend Liam Miller were always meant to be more than friends. But after he harshly dashes her dreams of any romantic relationship between them, their friendship ends, and they find themselves at odds.
Ten years later, Birdie is a famous rock star traveling the world and proving that plus-size women can rock with the best of them; size never equals talent, and her adoring fans love her… maybe a little too much. When a stalker begins to threaten her safety, the label hires her a personal bodyguard. A bodyguard who just happens to be the subject of her hit songs, and the face of her teenage rejection, Liam Miller.
Recently recovered from a horrible accident in the line of duty, Liam Miller is Birdie Wilder’s new bodyguard. Practically forced to take the job by his friend and roommate Ben, who also happens to be a friend of Birdie’s, Liam tries to make the best of his new predicament. Though he’s spent the last ten years avoiding Birdie, it’s time to face the music.
Now reunited, the once teenage best friends must overcome their differences and repair everything that’s broken, while dealing with the increasing threat of Birdie’s stalker—which is only complicated further by their growing sexual tension.
Will Birdie and Liam be able to mend their hearts and move forward?
Or will the past be too much to handle?
Title: I Like You Like That
Author: Kayla Grosse
Publication Date: August 9, 2022
Genres: Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Noooo. Why? I was beyond ready to fall in love with this book and its characters (I mean, look at that cover), but it didn’t happen.
I love celebrity/bodyguard romances and this was a second chance, unrequited love, curvy FMC one so I was particularly ready for it. Unfortunately, after pushing through sixty percent of it, I finally said let me just skip to the end and see who the stalker is so I can move on with my life. The stalker reveal was disappointing as well.
I hated the wishy-washy thoughts of Liam and kinda Birdie too. One minute, they’re both hurt and saying they don’t feel romantically about the other, the next they’re sleeping together and saying they’ll never be separated. Literally, this all happened in the span of two chapters. It was disappointing to see this, to say the least, because I need to see growth and development which this did not show me.
Also, Liam and Birdie’s reasons for getting into a fight and not talking to each other for 10 years was dumb. Like, come on. There could have been a better reason than that.
This book was not it, but I’m not ready to write this author off completely. I think there’s some potential there.