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Being Brooke

Book 1, Barley Cross

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From New York Times bestselling author, Emma Hart, comes a brand new standalone novel. BEING BROOKE is a laugh-out-loud, witty, sexy, and sometimes highly inappropriate romantic comedy about being in love with your best friend. And how much that freaking sucks.

My name is Brooke Barker...
And I'm a freaking disaster.
No, seriously. I’m a college drop-out working a dead-end job, my best friend Carly’s dog gets more action than I do, and I have more bad dates in my diary than there are movie remakes.
Not to mention I'm completely and utterly in love with Cain Elliott.
The problem? He’s in a relationship. With a girl who’s so plastic she makes Barbie cry herself to sleep with jealousy.
The second problem? He's my best friend.
My shut-up-and-put-on-Harry-Potter, yes-this-is-your-shirt, help-I-have-no-power, crap-I’m-out-of-tampons, kinda best friend.
And that’s all he can be, right?

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Just when I think that I can't fall anymore in love with her writing she gives us Brooke

Anyone who knows me, knows that I became a huge Emma Hart fan from the moment I opened up The Love Game and fell into one of her fictional worlds, I have been hooked! Just when I think that I can't fall anymore in love with her writing she gives us Brooke... the sassiest, wittiest, clumsiest heroine to ever fall madly in love with her best friend. I am truly head over heels addicted to best friend romances and sarcastic heroines, put those two elements together in a story and I am an absolute goner! Brooke and Cain are “pee your pants” funny, hot enough to burn your grill cheese, and sweeter than any cupcake around!

Brooke Barker has a serious problem, and it isn't her lack of adulting skills. It is being madly and completely in love with her best friend Cain. But what can you do when he already has a girlfriend and he has seen your brand of crazy in all of its glory! I adored Brooke and her strange, over the top, down and dirty grandpa had tears of mirth rolling down my face. Brooke fascinated me in every way from her awkward antics to her inability to stop from blurting out anything inappropriate. She is a heroine who is riddled with flaws that make you love her all the more!

Cain is complete perfection! When a best friend knows all of your secrets, has bought you tampons and he totally rocks your world, you don't let him get away. He makes a reader's heart go pitter patter and keeps hot and bothered without even trying! What isn't to like about a hero that would rather see you in comfy yoga pants, knows your favorite pizza, and loves Harry Potter. Add in hot as hell muscles and a great sense of humor and any reader would fall in love.

Emma Hart delivers another romance with side splitting humor that inspires lots of heartfelt sighs. Emma always hits me in the heart, makes me smile, while still keeping things hot! I highly recommend Being Brooke for a best friend to lovers story that will have you falling for not only the hot hero and scatterbrained heroine but their families as well. Emma has a way of drawing readers into her fictional world and making them feel like never going home.

(I submitted a request to the publisher/author to read and voluntarily review an uncorrected advance reader's copy of this book.)

Review: Being Brooke

Being Brooke by Emma Hart is a standalone contemporary best friends-to lovers romance that was exquisitely written, laugh- out loud hilarious, and swoon worthy in the best of ways.

Brooke is an absolute hot mess. She knows, her friends know it and it is something she is almost proud of. She is honest and loyal, and as far as any written character can be, she was very real.

Cain is the hot as hades best friend she has been slowly falling in love with for years. His current girlfriend is a barbie from hell and Brooke can feel him slowly slipping into the wrong kind of crazy in Nina's direction.

In an attempt to remain spoiler free - this book has a happy ending, the journey is one that will have you unable to put the book down and unconcerned if you are laughing out loud or snorting in public at Brooke's antics. The romance is there and is a slow but sure climb to some outrageous passion. Enjoy!


Being Brooke is a cute, funny, standalone romantic comedy. Brooke, while coming off as childish at times, is a strong, sassy woman. She loves as much as she can. Her best friends are always there for her, and she's always there for them. Cain, one half of her best friends, is the voice of reason. He knows Brooke better than she knows herself.

I was so nervous to begin reading Being Brooke. I was in such a book funk and within a few pages it was gone! I was giggling, smiling, and I didn't want to put it down! Ms. Hart has a way of capturing your attention and holding onto it until the last page. I was dying to see what Brooke would say next, or what was happening with one of her friends. Recommended for sure

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Being Brooke
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  • $4.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Published: Dec 13, 2016
  • Publisher: Emma Hart
  • Seller: Smashwords
  • Print Length: 337 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, Barley Cross
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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