Title: Between Friends
Author: Amanda Cowen | Facebook | Goodreads | Website
Publication Date: March 22 2013
Tour Organized by: The Book Girl Blog Tours
Length: 234 Pages
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Source: eARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Cover Love: Very cute!
Point of View: 1st person, following Megan
My Rating: 4 Stars
This was a fun, cute, book that would be perfect for your next Summer read. I love the whole 'friends turning into more' storyline.
Megan, unfortunately was a little hard for me to love. She did seem to be a bit on the whinny side and I always have a difficult time falling in love with a character that acts like that. She also took quite a bit of abuse from her friends, but we will get to them in more detail in a little bit, because they deserve their own section. Megan also had a way of keeping a lot of her feelings and emotions bottled inside. I just wanted to shake her and tell her to open up and speak her mind.
Ben however, was not hard to love at all because he was so very sweet. It is obvious from the start that Ben feels more for Megan than what she believes he does. I never doubted his feelings for her, and watching their relationship slowly turn into something more was very nice. Yes, he has had a wild past, one that Megan takes a bit to get over, but his affection for her is clear.
And the steam factor? These two are hot together, there is no mistaking that. Like jump in the back of the car, strip off your clothes, I want you right now, kinda hot.
Now the bad, and I mean the very bad... Megan's friends. There is not one single redeeming quality from any of them, and I'm not quite sure why anybody would put up these women. Is the author trying to show us how kind and considerate Megan is for allowing herself to put up with these women? I just wanted to throat punch the lot of them and have done with it. Jessica was the worst, I can't even let her off the hook because she was nervous about her wedding. She was just plain rude.
All in all, I would recommend Between Friends for a fun, quick read. I managed to read it all in one sitting, and the story does flow nicely. The location is stunning and it truly makes you want to hop on a plane tomorrow for the sun and surf. Between the ocean, sand, and sunsets... it all really sets the mood for a lovely romance.