Best Friends with Benefits
Book 1, Most Likely To
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Seven minutes in heaven never felt so good…
Valerie Barkin and Alec Rogers survived bullies, awful parents, and seriously s****y social standing the only way best friends can—together. But with the unexpected sexual tension suddenly flaring between them, surviving their ten-year high school reunion might be a different story…
Val hasn’t changed. She still feels like the stringy-haired band geek the popular kids teased, but Alec has definitely changed. He’s now the front man for the Grammy-winning rock band Chronic Disharmony, with the sexual reputation to match. And he’s more than willing to help Val rock the reunion.
And then it happens—a drunken game of Seven Minutes in Heaven—and their fourteen-years-long foreplay comes crashing to the forefront…changing everything.
Seven minutes turns into a weekend of mind-blowing, no-strings-attached sex. But these best friends won't be able to leave their hearts out of it forever, not when the most meaningful benefit could change their relationship for good.
Each book in the Most Likely To series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Book #1 Best Friends with Benefits
Book #2 Wrong Bed Reunion
More than words
Valerie and Alec have been best friends for a long time. With the exception of being attracted to one another, there have been no hiccups in their friendship. Honesty is one of the best things they love about each other.
Alec is now a rock star and loved by all. Going to their high school reunion, he is the most popular person there. Val is still on the outside. Or is she? He kisses her and the walls start to break down.
Val is unaware he is secretly in love with her all this time. Keeping their friendship has been the most important thing for both of them. All they have is each other.
Such a rewarding and amazing story! This book has everything. I was especially proud of the best friend aspect, and how it plays out.
***This ARC was given by Netgalley.com and its publisher for an honest review.
With humor and vulnerability, friends find their way to love
Alec and Valerie, the romantic protagonists of author Candy Sloane’s sexy new release, Best Friends with Benefits, perfectly demonstrate why falling in love (and lust) with your best friend is so scary — and ultimately so rewarding.
Despite what Harry told Sally in the iconic film all those years ago, men and women can just be friends (look no further than Kate and Leo as a prime example). However, sometimes, a connection can begin to develop that goes far beyond the initial emotional bond friendship. Finding yourself attracted to a close friend can be unnerving. What if they don’t like you that way? What if it’s one-sided?
Then again, maybe it’s mutual and there’s unresolved sexual tension leaking all over the place — but making the move to a physical relationship could mean risking the friendship.
Best Friends with Benefits deals with both of these fears head on. Being inseparable all throughout high school, best friends Alec and Valerie have worked hard to maintain their connection in the ten years since graduation. With true affection —and the help of FaceTime and texts— they have been able to weather time and distance, rifts and career changes. However, their high school reunion marks the first time they are actually in the same room in ten years. Their deep-seated emotional connection is now complicated by an immediate, and mutual, visceral physical and sexual attraction.
Unable to resist their attraction, Alex and Val finally give in to their physical needs, and boy, is it ever satisfying. Deciding they can handle a weekend affair, Alec and Val embark on a ‘friends with benefits’ arrangement - that was always so much more. The communication between Alec and Val is always honest, being honest with themselves is the problem. With humor and vulnerability, Alec and Val find their way.
Author Candy Sloane skillfully explores the pitfalls, and joy, of sharing your body with the person who shares your heart. Best Friends with Benefits earns its place among the most satisfying friends to lovers stories.
*I received an ARC in exchange for my honest opinion and review*