Monday, August 17, 2015

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Lauren Layne
Releasing Aug 25th, 2015

In a novel that’s perfect for fans of Abbi Glines and Jessica Sorensen, USA Today bestselling author Lauren Layne delivers a sexy take on the timeless question: Can a guy and a girl really be “just friends”?

When Parker Blanton meets Ben Olsen during her freshman year of college, the connection is immediate—and platonic. Six years later, they’re still best friends, sharing an apartment in Portland’s trendy Northwest District as they happily settle into adult life. But when Parker’s boyfriend dumps her out of the blue, she starts to wonder about Ben’s no-strings-attached approach to dating. The trouble is, even with Ben as her wingman, Parker can’t seem to get the hang of casual sex—until she tries it with him.

The arrangement works perfectly . . . at first. The sex is mind-blowing, and their friendship remains as solid as ever, without any of the usual messy romantic entanglements. But when Parker’s ex decides he wants her back, Ben is shocked by a fierce stab of possessiveness. And when Ben starts seeing a girl from work, Parker finds herself plagued by unfamiliar jealousy. With their friendship on the rocks for the first time, Parker and Ben face an alarming truth: Maybe they can’t go back. And maybe, deep down, they never want to.


My Review
I really do love a good friends to lovers story and this one was perfect! 

Ben and Parker have been friends, no best friends for over six years. In that time they have never felt the need to get to know each other on a sexual level. They just click as best buds. To me this sets this story apart because usually in the beginning of these types of stories it is more of a unrequited love. But not in this case. They are genuinely best friends.

I really loved seeing them interact with each other! It was easy and hilarious. I never felt like their friendship was forced at all. Just like when lines become a little blurred between the two, it just works. 

These chemistry between these two was off the charts and I could not put this book down once I started it. In fact, I am a little sad that it is over! Of course there is some angst in this book, after all things are often complicated when one starts to sleep with their bff! There were a few times I wanted to shake them both. But all in all I LOVED this book!

4.5 stars!! 

***ARC provided from the Publisher via Netgalley for my HONEST review! Thank you!***

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Lauren Layne is the USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance.

Prior to becoming an author, Lauren worked in e-commerce and web-marketing. In 2011, she and her husband moved from Seattle to New York City, where Lauren decided to pursue a full-time writing career. It took six months to get her first book deal (despite ardent assurances to her husband that it would only take three). Since then, Lauren's gone on to publish ten books, including the bestselling Stiletto series, with several more on the way in 2015.

Lauren currently lives in Chicago with her husband and spoiled Pomeranian. When not writing, you'll find her at happy hour, running at a doggedly slow pace, or trying to straighten her naturally curly hair.

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