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More Than Friends
     

More Than Friends

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by Monica Murphy
 

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He's not perfect, but he's all I want...

I'm your average girl at your average high school, trying to figure out my place in life. After catching my now ex-boyfriend messing around with my now ex-best friend, I've made some big changes. No more band, no more backstabbing friends and no more boring old life. Now I have new friends, a new job and new interests.

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He's not perfect, but he's all I want...

I'm your average girl at your average high school, trying to figure out my place in life. After catching my now ex-boyfriend messing around with my now ex-best friend, I've made some big changes. No more band, no more backstabbing friends and no more boring old life. Now I have new friends, a new job and new interests.

But there's a certain someone who's interested in me, and I don't get it. Jordan Tuttle could have anyone he wants. He's the most popular boy in school. Rich, gorgeous, smart and the star quarterback, he's perfect. Yet he acts like he wants no one else but...me.

So despite my fears and doubt, I let him get close. Probably too close. I discover that he's not so perfect after all, but it doesn't matter. I'm falling for him, even though he runs so hot and cold. I know someday he's going to break my heart.

And I'm going to let him.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940156757763
Publisher:
EM Publishing
Publication date:
11/14/2016
Series:
Friends , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
10,061
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Monica Murphy is the New York Times, USA Today and #1 international bestselling author of the One Week Girlfriend series, the Billionaire Bachelors and The Rules series. Her books have been translated in almost a dozen languages and has sold over one million copies worldwide. She is a traditionally published author with Bantam/Random House and Harper Collins/Avon, as well as an independently published author. She writes new adult, young adult and contemporary romance. She is also USA Today bestselling romance author Karen Erickson.

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More Than Friends 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book. Absolutely am Tuttle fan. The story of Tuttle and Amanda is a complex love story. I am hooked and restlessly (but patiently) waiting for the next book in series. What a way to leave us waiting . Definitely recommend this book.
JosephinesLibrary 4 days ago
I won't lie, cliffhangers suck. The abruptness is like a slap to the face. It's like being sucker punched- your doubled over, desperately trying to catch your breath, and failing miserably to make sense of what the heck just happened. And if you're anything like me, you're sitting there all slack-jawed, repeating over and over..."No. No way did that= just happen. That can't be the end." in a breathless, barely there whisper, as you flip back and forth between the last pages. Desperately hoping for more to appear. And you're not ready to admit to yourself that yes, that book that you were just so wrapped up in has ended and there's so much crap left unanswered. The next phase is admitting to yourself that it did in fact happen, and you run like a chicken with your head off to find out if the next book is out already, which you pray to the book God's that it is, so you can instantly devour it. And if it's not well, that's when a cliffhanger ending truly sucks. The pain of having to wait for the next book is unbearable. It's a miserable existence, being suspended in time, in a world left unfinished. My inner book nerd may be exaggerating a bit, but you know, no one likes a cliffhanger ending lol. So all the above explains my feels at the moment, since I just finished Monica Murphy's "More Than Friends". I was super excited for Tuttle's story. The boy was a hottie full of what if's. Seriously, there were so many possibilities. Would he and Amanda be a thing? Or just a fling? He's all serious mysterious hottness one minute and then the next, he's a swoon worthy hero. Hot then cold, and next a fiery inferno! Sweet Georgia peaches it was like Mean Girls on steroids. Only a heck of a lot dirtier. So yeah, it was dirty drama and loads of teenage angst. It was fabulous fun and yeah I liked it enough to forgive that epic cliffhanger ending. That and I already have the next book loaded and ready to go, so the waiting isn't to bad lol. So if you're a fan of epic teenage angst and drama, this book is for you. But make sure to read book one "Just Friends" first. You don't want to miss out on all the fun that leads up to Amanda and Tuttle. #CuddlewithTuttle ya'll and happy reading !
Lashea677 3 months ago
More Than Friends began my introduction to the Friends series and although, I came late to the party, it was an interesting time get to know Jordan and Amanda. He's the guy that seems to have it all. A promising future, popularity and the smarts and skills to back up his life on easy street. Amanda is the girl that's dealt with some hard breaks. Cheating boyfriends, two - faced best friends and self - confidence issues. When the star quarterback sets his sights on the average beauty things are looking up, but secrets and insecurities, may derail this budding romance before it's even begun. Teen angst and adult drama took me back to high school.
CarolineA 3 months ago
I received a copy of More Than Friends from Goodreads First Reads. I took one look at that cover and wanted it. It’s so pretty! Alas, I didn’t enjoy the book as much as I’d hoped. I read through it fairly quickly, it was a page turner, but I guess I just prefer books with less teen drama and different plot devices. As far as the characters go, I liked them. Both Amanda and Tuttle. They both had depth and character flaws. They felt real. Tuttle in particular. He comes across as the perfect golden boy, but once you get inside his head you realize he has a lot of baggage. A LOT of baggage! It’s been a while since I was in high school, and perhaps I just wasn’t / didn’t hang out with the kinds of kids in this book, but I was surprised that a book with such a tame cover would contain so much sexual content! As a parent, I would not be happy to catch my own young adult reading this book, which seems to glorify sex in high school and make it seem as though everyone is doing it. And yeah, maybe I’m letting my prudish side show, but those are my feelings. I prefer my teen fiction to remain clean. If anything happens it’s behind closed doors/fade to black, as well as being between two characters who actually know where they stand with one another, because throughout this entire book Amanda didn’t know if she was actually with Tuttle or not. As a whole, this is a well written book filled with teen drama drama drama, but there is far too much sexual content IMO for a YA book. I’d have much rather seen them at least in college.
Musings_of_Madjy 10 months ago
OMG another cliffhanger! You're killing me, Monica Murphy! This is Amanda and Tuttle's story, this time with occasional Tuttle POV. Amanda is much more likeable than Livvy though I have to say there was a lot of immaturity there too, which seemed a little out of character. How many times did Jordan need to be incredibly sweet to her and tell her how into her he was before she stopped being so damned insecure? But their story is as sweet as I hoped it would be. There is a lot of angst but I felt like it was more realistic angst than the first book. Jordan's issues are deeply-rooted in a crappy family and my heart breaks for what he has to deal with. Livvy is as dramatic as ever but finally gets it together with Ryan. She was much more likeable here. Em is barely seen but a much humbler version of herself. We basically see no Dustin at all. This time around, all of the characters feel like they have more depth and everyone is much more tolerable than before, perhaps because of all of the history we learn from the first book. This is one of those series that surprises you with just how intriguing all of the plotlines, major and minor, are and just how much you are desperate to figure out what happens!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
“More Than Friends” is author Monica Murphy’s newest young adult book, and the second in her “Friends” series. Again, I am left torn after completing this book (Monica, why do you keep doing this to me?). I really enjoyed “Just Friends,” the first book in the series, and I could not wait for this book to come out because I had hoped it would begin where the last book ended and answer all the lingering questions left from the cliffhanger ending. Do Ryan and Livvy stay together, can she and Em repair their friendship, where does her relationship with Dustin go? But, I should have known that Monica would not simply end the story. Instead, Monica leaves the ready in suspense regarding those characters’ lives and relationship and then re-introduces the reader to Amanda and Tuttle. Oh my…Amanda and Tuttle. I love them. I love their relationship, the complexity, the character development. It feels like high school all over again. And, just when I think we are getting somewhere, when I am completely and utterly hooked in the storyline….it ends. Boom, another cliffhanger. Luckily, I know another story is coming. *I voluntarily reviewed an advanced copy of this story and am posting an honest review.
KaliMcQuillen More than 1 year ago
Oh my gosh this book....first of all #CuddleWithTuttle yes, just yes! Amanda and Jordan shouldn't work as a couple but Amanda is everything that Jordan needs. He just doesn't know how to express himself and he's had horrible role models. I kept having a change of heart about Jordan....thinking he's super sweet, aww kind of moments and then the next I was thinking what a little....butthead. Don't do it Amanda! Run, run far away. Then I'd be flipping back over to awww....but he needs another chance. Go ahead Amanda, you are what he needs. The notes that they write for class, oh my goodness!!! Wait till you read these. I swear I could feel my heart filling up!!! Excellent second book in the series but you know what? It's a CLIFFHANGER!!! Out of body experience right here lol
HeatherLM More than 1 year ago
I love this story. I read Just Friends first and loved every second of it. It was full of angst and drama. I loved reading about all the teenagers and the craziness that was going on in their lives. When it came to an end I couldn't wait to get my hands on the next installment. While waiting for More than Friends to come out I went and read One Night on Wattpad. Reading it gave me a better feel for all of the other characters. Where I had been invested in Emily, Dustin, Olivia and Ryan in book one, I was now wanting to know what was going to happen with 4-5 more characters. In More than Friends we get Jordan and Amanda's story. Not their whole story, but we see who they really are and how they feel about one another. I devoured this book as quickly as the first one. I loved Jordan, right now he said the only one of the boys I can honestly say that about. I think I like Dustin and I'm pretty sure I'm going to end up hating Ryan. This series is one of those that read like a television series. I feel like Monica Murphy could write 5-6 more books in the series for us to get the full story on all of the characters. I'm really enjoying it and can't wait for the next one. There's still so much to figure out.
astroyic More than 1 year ago
Wow! Loved this Angsty, Hot and sweet young adult romance. Well written with great character development. Written in dual points of view, giving us more insight into what makes these two tick. Loved their chemistry and the challenges of their young love. This will keep you on the edge of your seat waiting to see what will happen next. #Cuddle with Tuttle is Fantastic. Loved Jordan Tuttle the rich, hot, jock heart throb of high school who has a love them and leave them reputation, but who seems to only have eyes for the ex-band geek Amanda. But can this romance and feelings that he has for Amanda become the real thing. It scares him to think about how she challenges him like no other has ever done before her. Will this smart, confident, funny young girl, be able to keep the boy of her dreams? Will she even want to? You will want to read this intense teen drama to find out. Be warned danger ahead in the form of a cliffhanger. I need more now and so will you! I voluntarily read and reviewed this advance review copy.
mrsdiddy More than 1 year ago
4.5/5 Stars! Spoiler free review Monica Murphy does it again with this second installment in her Friends series featuring a group of angsty teens who live for drama. Man. High school is high drama! In More Than Friends, we get Amanda and Tuttle's story. Amanda is the band geek friend of Livvy, the heroine of book 1. Tuttle is the star quarterback and friends with Ryan, Livvy's BF. We were given a little glimpse of Amanda and Tuttle in book 1, but you do not have to have read book one to read this one. However, if you want more Tuttle and Amanda, pick up the companion novella, One Night. Amanda and Tuttle are complete opposites, yet during a party they connected. Amanda wants to believe that Tuttle really wants her, but she is skeptical. He has quite a track record. Tuttle wants Amanda but can't seem to get her to see he's for real. There is a definitely foreboding of their relationship not working out. The two of them seem to be sabotaging themselves. Highly angsty, but sweetly romantic at times, More Than Friends will suck you in and you won't regret it.
YABookFan More than 1 year ago
**I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review** Since reading One Night on Wattpad I've been addicted to Jordon and Amanda's story. So when I found out they were going to have a whole book dedicated to them I was super excited to read it. This book. Oh this book!! So. Many. Feels. Amanda is an ex-band "nerd" who got hurt by both her ex-boyfriend and her ex-best friend on the same night. It just so happens that on that night she also got wrapped up with Jordan Tuttle. Jordan Tuttle is a mystery to everyone and everyone wants a piece of Tuttle. The girls want him to be theirs and the boys want to party at this house. Jordan doesn't like to let anyone in but he wants Amanda. Badly. Watching these two go back-and-forth was exciting and frustrating. Exciting because I could relate to Amanda on so many levels. Her insecurity, jealousy and hesitation when it came to Jordan were understandable. Frustrating because it felt like the cliche: one step forward, two steps back. Once things got going, something (or someone) would cause them to go off course. I really hope these two get their acts together because they are now my most favourite couple. I hope Amanda gets to #cuddlewithtuttle more.
featherlight97 More than 1 year ago
This is the 2nd book in the Friends series and OMG! This ends in another cliffhanger!!! Why?!?! So now I have try and patiently wait on the last book of this series to find out what happens with Amanda & Tuttle!! I love their chemistry and can't wait to find out what happens next! I hope that they get their HEA if the next book! I also loved reading about all the characters from the first book. This book is full of teenage drama & angst and will leave you wanting more!! Received an early copy in exchange for my honest review.
MaryJoMI More than 1 year ago
This book is perfectly executed, I felt and lived all the crazy high school drama as Amanda and Jordan traverse the trials and tribulations of young love. Amanda sees herself as the band geek/Brainiac that the cute boys don’t notice so when Jordan Tuttle suddenly shows an interest in her, well, she’s shocked and skeptical. Jordan seems to have it all on the surface but we finally get to peel back the layers in this book and find out what his life has been like to shape his distrust of love and commitment. Yet, there is still so much more that he needs to face if he will ever be open to love. I loved learning that he always had a crush on Amanda. EEK! I love these two characters, high school is hard, growing up and figuring out what to do next and Monica Murphy captures all of the angst, struggles, challenges for Amanda and Jordan. I was stunned with the ending and anxiously await the next installment to see what happens for Amanda and Jordan. Loving how real this series feels.
bookbruin More than 1 year ago
Actual Rating 4.5 stars After reading Just Friends, I was a little worried going into More than Friends, but I couldn't have been more wrong! The story picks up where the last left off, but this time around, it's told mainly from Amanda's point of view (Tuttle's too, but I'll get to that in a bit). We do get resolution to the first book and all the characters we met in Just Friends make appearances again (some simply referenced, others actually interacting with our MC's), but all of that is second to the relationship unfolding between Amanda and Tuttle. Amanda was my favorite character from Just Friends and being in her head made her even more amazing. She is kind, considerate, loyal, and an all around good person and friend. I love that she doesn't want drama or to play games and stays true to herself. Her inner monologue was genuine and at times hilarious. I feel like Monica Murphy perfectly captured the mystery of the teenage girl. As the book progressed, I swooned with her, I rejoiced with her, I was confused with her, and my heart broke for her. Seriously, the author gives you the highest highs and the lowest lows in this one! Jordan. Oh, you sweet and tortured boy. I didn't care much for Jordan Tuttle in Just Friends, but I definitely got invested in him and Amanda after reading One Night. This book though, solidified my love for him. He's like a shell of a person going through the motions until he opens himself up to Amanda. He is definitely the most complex of all the characters in this series and I actually squealed when we finally got a chapter from his POV. Though I really enjoyed Amanda's POV, I would have LOVED to have read more Tuttle chapters. There is the usual teenage drama (it seemed a bit drawn out in the beginning of the book), but overall, it worked because it felt true to the characters. They're not wading through love triangles or squares. It's just Amanda and Jordan. They're battling their own insecurities and demons, and for better or worse, making decisions that they think are for the best. It was clear from the start where things were headed, but I still felt things ended pretty abruptly. Yes, the book ends with a cliffhanger (which the author apologized for in the acknowledgements!), but the silver lining is that there is still more story to tell between Amanda and Jordan and I cannot wait! I completely enjoyed this book and it's only because I wanted more Tuttle chapters and a less abrupt ending that this isn't a 5 star read for me, but it's pretty damn close! ;) If you didn't like Just Friends, don't give up yet! More than Friends is amazing and you won't regret reading it! *Many thanks to the author for providing this ARC free of charge*
hyjean More than 1 year ago
This book was so much better than Just Friends, this book follows Amanda and Jordan. Both characters are so relatable that they just suck you right into the story. Amanda has grown up with the perfect parents while Jordan has not. Jordan feels like he is broken because he has never seen what a real relationship looks like. Can Amanda help him or is he just too messed up? This book ends in a cliffhanger and I can't wait to see what's next for these two. So glad Monica decided to follow this couple through two books because I really think they need it! I received an advanced copy of this book from author.
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
This author is cruel! Very very cruel! Another cliffhanger with Amanda and Tuttle's relationship still up in the air. But what a fun and wild ride it was to get there. This is the second part of their story and it picks up right where book 1 Just Friends left off. Amanda is still dealing with all the changes in her life. People she thought were her friends aren't. Things she used to enjoy she doesn't anymore. And the attention of one very popular quarterback is just a bit unsettling. But he's so cute and really seems to like her. Can she trust that?? Can she balance everything going on and have a boyfriend?? Can she really trust that Tuttle wants to be with her and isn't just using her to get what he wants?? As she gets to know him she realizes his life may not be as perfect as it seems. He's just so off and on with her she can't take it anymore...... I need the next book .... NOW!! I highly recommend this one but read these in order to get the whole story.
iheartyabooks More than 1 year ago
For all of us who have fell in love with Monica Murphy's mature Young Adult/ New Adult series, Friends, there is no doubt after meeting Jordan Tuttle (known as Tuttle) that we had to have more of this broody, sexy, gorgeous jock star quarterback. And we got a swoon-worthy load of our beautiful jock in More Than Friends, book two, but we were left hanging on a cliff, and yes, I'm going to be hanging on to that nail-baiting cliffy, waiting for the rest of Tuttle and Amanda's story, and you better believe I'll be waiting. All these teens are amazing characters: Liv, Dustin, Em, Ryan, Amanda, Tuttle and a few more that have joined in this second book. I love Monica Murphy's novels, but I got to say the Friends series is my favorite so far. Well done, Ms. Monica Murphy, well done! Amanda is a fantastic character. I love this girl. She's strong, focused, and levelheaded, and even though she thinks of herself as insecure, I myself think of Amanda as a very secure teen girl. She’s got her head together when it comes to guys; she’s not into the chase, even when it comes to her forever crush, Jordan Tuttle, the one guy that can make her lose her mind. Yes, the gorgeous football jock drives her crazy with his hot and cold signals and she just can't seem to trust him. Yet she can't stop her heart from falling in love with the game player. Even though Tuttle has a reputation as a player—which he’s earned for good reasons—there’s only ever been one girl who’s owned his heart from the time he was twelve, and that would be the beautiful Amanda Winters. But it’s more than Amanda's beauty that attracts Tuttle to her, it's her mind; she’s smart, funny, and the only one that can make him smile. But the girl is a challenge, a challenge that also scares him. Monica Murphy has me wrapped around her talented writing finger with this intense teen drama series. I need the next book in the Friends series like right now! Jordan Tuttle is most definitely a teen jock heartthrob and a must, must read.
KrissysBookNook More than 1 year ago
I've not found myself this wrapped up in a teenage love story since Edward and Bella in Twilight! More Than Friends continues the story of the teenagers in One Night and Just Friends but this time we're focusing on Amanda and Tuttle. Jordan Tuttle caught my attention when I read Just Friends then in One Night he became my number one book boyfriend in this series. (I read Just Friends before One Night, but One Night is a prequel for this series.) The other boys in this series were kind of jerks and although they have a few shining moments in the previous two books, none hold a candle to Jordan. Amanda is the character I relate most to in this series. She's not the most popular girl in school and has kind of low self esteem. She has no idea how beautiful she is and truly can't see why someone like Tuttle would be so interested in her. She's also a really good friend. I find her to be the most sincere friend out of all of the girls in these books. She does have her own flaws but she seems to be the only girl that thinks more of others than herself and I adore that about her. So, I was totally rooting for Jordan and Amanda in this book. I loved reading their banter and getting to know these characters better. Their story did NOT disappoint and I am dying to see what happens next!! I do need to warn you that this book does end with a cliffy. BUT that only means that we will be getting more time to #CuddleWithTuttle! I give More Than Friends 5 out of 5 Krissy's Stars! #TeamTuttle! Xo- K *I was generously given an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.