RULES OF FRIENDSHIP
Genre: #Romance #FriendsToLoversRomance
My Rating: 5
Publication: August 6th 2018
Read: August 8th 2018 (ARC)
POV: First-person dual perspectives
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As a guy, the number one rule to being best friends with a girl should be simple…
Never, and I do mean never, fall in love with her.
Oh and you should never fantasize about her either.
Believe me, that situation can get messy really fast and leave you with nothing but one hell of an awkward mess on your hands—literally.
Reese and I have been through everything together; our bond is deep. But I am going down fast, and I fear there is no way to stop it. I spend most of my time hiding my body’s reaction to her because like I said: just friends.
But things are changing. We are changing.
I no longer see her as just Reese, my best friend. When I look at her now, I see a gorgeous woman that takes my breath away. I see my future. But what if she doesn’t see me the same way?
I can’t risk losing her…
The fear of screwing everything up is excruciating. So that’s why I have chosen to stick to the rules. The Rules of Friendship that is.
She was off limits. Plain and simple.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I Can’t believe this is my first C.A. Harms book! I’ve a few on my TBR but this came my way recently and after reading the blurb I knew I’d read it ASAP. Best friends to lovers is one of my favorite tropes of romance. That said, this is one of my favorite reads of this year!
Let’s face it, most of us know in the first chapter whether or not a book will be a 5 star rating. For me this book was one of those. The writing was so smooth, the tension and angst was palpable and the wit and humor all contributed to my love of this story. I wanted to devour it. I wanted to read uninterrupted; that did not happen. I was in the middle of preparing for vacation so there were many times I had to put my Kindle down. Those times drove me insane with impatience and frustration. However, at around 60% I was on a plane and it was late at night. I had the perfect reading atmosphere. And yes, I devoured that last 40% only to hate myself for reading so fast. This amazing, story was over and I missed Dawson and Reese. The good thing…? I have just added this author to my favorites list and there are many books available that I can read. Yeah, me!
Dawson and Reese…..
These are two characters that are so personable and loyal. In addition, they watch out for each other. There is nothing Reese and Dawson wouldn’t do for the other. They have so much respect and love for each other. A love that was so strong as friendship, turned into a love so all consuming when they finally admitted their true feelings for one another. Really, I could go on and on but I won’t. I will tell you that the story is not rushed, there is a good amount of angst, a loyal and witty cast of characters and hero that you will love beyond. Total book boyfriend!
One more aspect I’d like to add is that this book is written in first-person dual perspectives. This made for an even more enjoyable read. Again, this is a top recommendation from me. A must read!
This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂