Be Your Everything by Catherine Bybee

POV: 3rd Person Multi
PoP: 45%
Tropes: Vegas Wedding; Sibling Best Friend; Friends to lovers; Childhood Crush
Series: The D’Angelos book 2
Type of Series: Series of Standalones
Rate:  3.5/5 Stars
Release Date: 11/15/22

Dante and Chloe have had feelings for each other for years, but neither one realizes that the other has them.  Dante has spent his time hiding away in another country and running from those feelings. These all come to ahead when Dante returns home, and a bachelor/bachelorette trip to Las Vegas happens.  Dante and Chloe come home married and then proceed to deal with the fall out.  Chloe sees that nothing will change, that Dante will never want to be more, so she takes herself out of the equation.  

However, Dante isn’t okay with that, and makes it his mission to show Chloe that he has changed and grown up.  That he truly wants this relationship with her.  I really enjoyed the way that Dante has to grovel in his feelings for Chloe, but I have an honest question of why if a hero loves a heroine do they continue to act as they had previously.  Once those feelings and emotions change, why can’t their behaviors change as well.  We find in this book they do eventually but isn’t it a little too late.  I don’t know but this is something that bothered me in this book.  Chloe dated because she never saw those feelings reciprocated and Dante truly did everything, he could to be away from her, so I get why she dated in the way that she didn’t… but him I didn’t understand.  Especially if part of his motivation was for her to see that he truly changed.  Why not change sooner.

That being said, I enjoyed this book… I did NOT enjoy Gio’s reactions, but I will say that Dante handled it extremely well.  This is book 2 of the series, but you do not need to read book one…. I can only hope we get Gio’s book soon!