Type: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Self Pub
My Copy: Sent
According to the law of attraction, women and men can’t be friends. Contrary to this myth, my friendship with Coriander Phillips does not rest on unrequited love or un-actualized lust. We’ve been inseparable since the day I pulled one of her pigtails and she punched me in the gut. She’s hilarious, fun to hang out with. Together, we’re like peanut butter and jelly, spaghetti and meatballs, wings and beer. A match made in heaven. She’s the bomb. Did I mention she’s smokin’ hot? I’ve checked her out…maybe once or twice. Hey, I’m a guy. Seriously, no awkwardness, no secret yearning for our relationship to escalate beyond the purely platonic. I’m the boy friend—the loyal shoulder she cries on, the dispenser of coffee, sympathy, hugs, advice, and affection with no expectations. Until the invisible line between friends and lovers became blurry. Now I want more. I want her. All I have to do is convince her we can be more than friends. Right? If only it were that easy.
I have never read Mika Jolie before…WHY didn’t anyone tell me what I was missing out on! The Boy Friend just gave me the book hangover of the weekend!
This book, well, it’s simply everything. The cover is yummy, Dean and Cori were amazing, the storyline was excellent, the entire book read like a dream. The titles of each chapter…I LOVED that!
And if this tells you anything, I just read it and as soon as I’m done with this review, I’m going back in for round two!
Friends for twenty years, things change between Dean and Cori when she decides it’s time to start looking for her forever. A husband, a family, the works. Dean is less than thrilled as he knows his time with Cori will change forever once she finds her “lobster”.
While deciding to help Cori on her journey to find her forever, Dean starts to wonder if he could be the one for Cori. Up until now his life has just been woman after woman, no strings attached. His family is pushing him to find the girl of his dreams as they keep asking for grandbabies…and whether or not Cori could be the one to share that life with him.
You know damn well that Dean is going to screw this all up because, hello…men and feelings don’t exactly mix well. Especially when chances are taken and things change. Jealousy rears its ugly head and it makes people sit up and take notice. Everyone else sees what Cori and Dean don’t, they have always been more than just friends. They have spent 20 years acting like a couple. But yet in Dean and Cori’s eyes, they have not. They are strictly friends.
Friends that are just friends…that can never become more…that have never thought about each other in an intimate way. Or have they? Can Dean help Cori to find the one? What will happen to their friendship when that happens? Will their friendship survive Dean and Cori finding their lobsters?
I absolutely love how this was written. Details without being too detailed, in Dean’s POV. Loved it. I actually didn’t want to know Cori’s side of the story, Dean explained it that typical guy way. Saying it without saying it I guess you could say? It was fabulous. And the ending??? Obviously, I can’t tell you but it was a HEA to beat all others!
If you are looking for a friends to lovers romance, THIS is the one for you!!
I give The Boy Friend by Mika Jolie 5 stars!