Here All Along by Lilly Avalon

Here All Along by Lilly Avalon
Publisher: Self Published
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (90 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewed by Stephanotis

Every time Hazel Bell goes on a date, she returns home unhappy and disenchanted about love. At least her best friend Adrian Williams is always there for her, even more so now that they’re roommates. After both of them have a bad night out, they decide to just relax and forget the world for awhile. It’s been a long time since they’ve been alone together. They certainly weren’t counting on the close quarters bringing out hidden desires. Now it appears their platonic friendship is being put to the test—one that neither can resist. By the end of the night, will it be the end for Hazel and Adrian—or a new beginning?

This was a cute story that drew me in from the beginning. I liked both characters. Considering its length, and the fact that it really only has one scene, I think Ms. Avalon did a wonderful job showing the reader who they were and what led up to them discovering that the person they’d be looking for was right under their own roof.

The sex in this is a slow burn. Unlike some short reads the author didn’t dive into the sex scenes, but instead kept me captivated with a look, a touch, a kiss etc. that had me turning the pages. There’s a big payoff at the end not only with the sex, but the fact that these two people have the promise of a future they hadn’t yet realized.

If you like short sexy reads about two people who seem destined to be a couple, I’d give Here All Along a try.


  1. I love a friends-to-lover book, thanks for the review 🙂

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