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Just Friends With Benefits

Just Friends With Benefits

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by Meredith Schorr

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"The perfect vacation read. The dialogue flows like beer at a beach party." – K.C. Wilder, Huffington Post Contributor and Author of Fifty Ways to Leave Your Husband

When a friend urges Stephanie Cohen not to put all her eggs in one bastard, the advice falls on deaf ears. Stephanie's college crush on Craig Hille has been awakened thirteen years later as if


"The perfect vacation read. The dialogue flows like beer at a beach party." – K.C. Wilder, Huffington Post Contributor and Author of Fifty Ways to Leave Your Husband

When a friend urges Stephanie Cohen not to put all her eggs in one bastard, the advice falls on deaf ears. Stephanie's college crush on Craig Hille has been awakened thirteen years later as if soaked in a can of Red Bull, and she is determined not to let the guy who got away once, get away twice.

Stephanie, a thirty-two-year-old paralegal from Washington, D.C., is a seventies and eighties television trivia buff who can recite the starting lineup of the New York Yankees and go beer for beer with the guys. And despite her failure to get married and pro-create prior to entering her thirties, she has so far managed to keep her overbearing mother from sticking her head in the oven. Just Friends with Benefits is the humorous story of Stephanie's pursuit of love, her adventures in friendship, and her journey to discover what really matters.

"Meredith writes with wit, candor, humor and vulnerability that illuminates the struggles of dating and relationships. You can feel her pain. Anyone who is single or once was single can relate to this book!" -- Nancy Slotnick, Dating Coach, Founder of Matchmaker Café, and Author of Turn Your Cablight On: Get Your Dream Man in 6 Months or Less

"It would be hard to find a girl who cannot relate to some part of her story. And that, ultimately, is what makes a great leading lady [lady = someone who loves her alcohol and baseball as much as she does her dresses and heels]. Even if you don't have a 'what if' guy, a male best friend, or a supportive boss, you will still 'get' Stephanie." – Cribnotes Kelly

"This is one of those books you don't want to put down. I know I read most of it in one day! Really, a fun, fun read. I highly recommend this book to any and all lovers of chick lit!" – A Novel Review

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Meet the Author

A born-and-bred New Yorker, Meredith Schorr discovered her passion for writing when she began to enjoy drafting work-related emails way more than she was probably supposed to. After trying her hand penning children’s stories and blogging her personal experiences, Meredith found her calling writing chick lit and humorous women’s fiction. She secures much inspiration from her day job as a hardworking trademark paralegal and her still-single (but looking) status. Meredith is a loyal New York Yankees fan, an avid runner, and an unashamed television addict. To learn more, visit her at www.meredithschorr.com.

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Just Friends With Benefits 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
The_Merry_Webmaster More than 1 year ago
Almost every woman in America can relate to Stephanie, the heroine created by author Meredith Schorr. Stephanie is 30ish, a professional woman and has her eye on the perfect man for her. You will feel like you've known Stephanie all of your life. Or, perhaps YOU are the Stephanie in your life. We're talking about the kind of head-over-heels crazy about someone whom you know is perfect for you and whom you think you might be sure is feeling the same way about you. So, words, conversations and actions are no longer just innocent, day-to-day human events; they are signals about how he REALLY feels about you. You know the type: "What did he mean with THAT sentence? Could he have really been telling me he..." You, ...um, I mean Stephanie, reads something into every little movement or word. But, Stephanie goes through some hilarious moments along the way in search of love. Meredith Schorr is adept in turning a funny story into hilarity, including references to today's and yesterday's pop culture. I recommend this book, even for non-chic lit people like me. It is an easy and satisfying read, and like me, it will leave you anxiously awaiting her next book (which I hear is very soon).
specialangel87 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the book. It was a light, easy read.
pudgesmom More than 1 year ago
I really liked the story. This was kind of a romance novel but it wasn't all about milky white bosoms and such. It was an easy read and had more substance than a typical romance novel. It had a bit of a surprise ending that I kind of figured out at the outset but unless you've been a little jaded by love you probably won't figure out. A nice weekend read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
boring and trite
Lillianne More than 1 year ago
 really enjoyed this book, because the story is so unpredictable! The author easily drew me in of the story of a young single women tackling the dating world and staying in touch with her longstanding group of friends! I stayed up all night reading the book. I received this book for free in a giveaway!
HelloChickLit More than 1 year ago
Meredith has done it again. She's written a book that commands you to ignore your family, pets and house and read until you're depressed that it's over. I've read two other of Meredith's books and this one is just as good. Just friends with Benefits is a fun story of Stephanie Cohen who turns the 'What if-' moment into a second chance in reality with her college ex. She's a bit of a tom boy, but so fun to get to know as the main character. I loved her from the beginning and all the fun little details that Meredith threw in like the 70's & 80's trivia details (who doesn't love the 80's?). The group of friends and family that Meredith has casted into the book is a riot. It was almost like I was reading a Friends episode. Every detail was so realistic that I had no problem imagining myself with them. On that note, because of that I really invested in Stephanie's life and I wanted to see her finally succeed at her lifelong plan of finding and keeping that one true love. (who was it? you'll have to read and find out!) I wasn't disappointed for sure. I gave this book - 4 Stars. I love all of Meredith's books so far and this one was no different. Her main character is always fun, a bit lost yet determined and on her way to finding out how much fun, and not fun, life can be. Truly a chick lit Author I enjoy. The book was happy, happy/sad, with twists in places I didn't expect! What I Loved: -I loved the relationship that Stephanie had with the group of her college friends. They travel together, hang out together and it was just fun to read it. -I love that Meredith writes what she knows... (she's a paralegal) and it really shows in her books that she's writing a job she's familiar with. -The book kept me reading! I don't think I ever had that 'I knew it' moment and that's awesome! What I didn't Love: -I didn't love Craig, however, I am pretty sure that was the way Meredith intended and she did a great job. I've not been single for many years but I can imagine that a guy who wants a friends with benefits relationship is exactly Craig Hille. What I thought of the Cover: I really loved the cover of this book. It screams Chick Lit, which is fitting considering it is. If I walked past this book at the book store I'd definitely stop and read the back blurb. read my full review at www.hellochicklit.com
Anonymous More than 1 year ago