****This book was part of a blog tour I received a copy for my honest review****Wes was the guy everyone wanted in high school, Lauren was best friends with his sister . They both had feelings for each other but didn't act on it, fifteen years later the two of them find themselves together again and Wes has to not only keep her safe but find a way to fight the demons of her past. This was a really good book, Laurens past was heart breaking and I felt for the woman. Wes was a good man and protector. Domestic abuse is a hard subject to write about and I think the author did a good job showing how harsh and brutal is can be, while at the same time showing that things can change and get better. As much as I liked the characters and enjoyed their story I had problems with a few things, there were some inconsistencies in the story. I won't get into those because I don't do spoilers, but if those were fixed then this book would be a solid four for me. As it stands Friends and Lovers is still a good read and well worth the time is takes to read it.