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Monday, January 20, 2020

REVIEW - all change with just one kiss - What Are Friends For? by Sarah Sutton

You, those who don’t read YA or plan to read only one this year, read What Are the Friends For? You, those within range of YA, please, read it! It is not only very possible but also very probable that all of you will like or even love it. And learn from it.

REVIEW

(added on 19th of January)

You, those who don’t read YA or plan to read only one this year, read What Are the Friends For? You, those within range of YA, please, read it! It is not only very possible but also very probable that all of you will like or even love it. And learn from it.

Don’t worry if you think that the blurb gives you a pretty whole image of what is to come. The author knew how to keep things interesting and the reader involved.

The events flow easily one from another whilst different courses are possible. The game of what we know that they know, what we don’t know if they know, what we suspect or hope that they know… or not offers a delicious and permanent curiosity about what will happen next and how they will get there. There are no clichés or empty words. There are apparent unresolved aspects, but their explanations will come at the most right time to give a new impulse to the story.

The author made her own task even harder when she decided to don’t have negative characters. There are some shades on some, but not enough to give the main character (Remi) the possibility of an easy choice when, apparently, she is the “other woman”. Adults’ love experiences, the challenges of falling in love and the risk of falling out of love all will impact Remi’s feelings and insecurities. There is love, hesitations, and passion. Adult authors should read it too and remember how to be passional without being explicit.

There are so many things to discover, but it is best to do it yourself!

A great story told by a crafted author.

Description:

Release Date: January 14th, 2020

FALLING IN LOVE ISN’T COMPLICATED…UNLESS IT’S WITH YOUR BEST FRIEND.

A close, easygoing friendship can all change with just one kiss. Seventeen-year-old Remi Beaufort learns this the hard way when she plays a blindfolded kissing game at a party.

She thinks she’s kissing Jeremy, the totally hot basketball player she’s been crushing on. And the kiss…it’s amazing. Heart-stopping, world-changing, toe-curling. The kiss makes her forget about her overbearing mother, the next-door neighbor’s drama, and the probability that she’ll fail her senior year. The best kiss of her life makes all that fall away.

Until her blindfold falls off, and she realizes that instead of kissing her crush, she’s kissing Elijah, her best friend since third grade.

Though she manages to convince Elijah that he was kissing his girlfriend, Remi can’t get the thought of his lips on hers out of her head. As things between them grow more and more complicated—because it turns out her fantasizing about his mouth is more of a problem than it sounds—Remi has to make a choice: does she live the rest of her life loving her best friend in secret? Or does she tell the truth and risk ruining their friendship forever?

Heart-melting and romantic, What Are Friends For? is a swoon-worthy best-friends-to-lovers story that will leave you crushing hard.

EXCERPT

There were times between us that felt totally normal—like, almost the entire time we’d been cutting out snowflakes, things had felt normal. I hadn’t been staring at his mouth or imagining his body heat enveloping me into a hug. We joked like normal, laughed like normal. But the quiet moments between us had my heart aching, wanting.

“See you tomorrow,” Elijah said, and I saw from the corner of my eye the shadow of him rising to his feet. He pressed his hand once against the spot between my shoulder blades before walking off, his socks silent on the wooden floors. I counted each of my breaths as I waited for the sound of the door to open.

It took seven slow inhales and exhales and then Elijah was gone, leaving me with a torrent of thoughts and a hurting heart.

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About the author:
Sarah Sutton is a YA Romance author, bringing you stories about teenagers falling in love (sometimes with magic)She spends her days dreaming up ideas with her two adorable puppies by her side being cheerleaders (and mega distractions).

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8 comments:

Nancy Payette said...

Such a fun cover!

Bridgett Wilbur said...

I would love to read your book.

Victoria Alexander said...

Great cover & it sounds like an awesome book - thanks for sharing!

tetewa said...

I want to read more!

Shannon said...

I love the cover.

Anna Josefin Bergman said...

Sounds good.

Vanessa @ Novel Nerd Faction said...

This sounds adorable. Adding this to my TBR. =)

Dale Wilken said...

Sounds really great.