Dianna Friedman never expected her husband to leave her. Who does? But she's making the most of what she has left-a sarcastic near-grown son and a mountain of bills that just keeps growing. She's in over her head, but she is determined to survive.
Even if everyone else saw it coming, Paul O'Connell was blindsided by his wife's affair and attempt to bleed him dry. He reaches out to Dianna-the woman who caught their spouses cheating-in hopes that her testimony at his divorce hearing will prevent him from paying alimony.
Dianna and Paul become fast friends and maybe a tad bit over-dependent on each other, but who are they hurting? No one. At least not until Dianna's life takes yet another unexpected twist and she and Paul have to step back and reevaluate everything...including what they mean to each other.
"This book will stay in my mind, and in my heart, for a long time." - Rosanna Leo, Author
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About the Author
Romance is her preferred reading and writing genre because nothing feels better than falling in love with someone new and her husband doesn't like when she does that in real life.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Friends Without Benefits is the second book in the Stonehill Romance series. It centers on Dianna and Paul, two people who have been deeply hurt by their spouses affair. Dianna has the misfortune of walking in on Mitch, her husband of over twenty years, having sex with Paul's wife Michelle. Paul asks Dianna to testify in court about what she saw so he will not have to pay Michelle alimony. She agrees to help him, he in turn asks her to join him for coffee after her testimony. While at the cafe they exchange phone numbers expressing their desire to "help each other get through this". Dianna and Paul form a very special friendship. Their friendship comes very easy because they are each dealing with the same betrayal and pain caused by their spouses infidelity and subsequent divorces. They come to depend upon each other not only for the emotional support but for the companionship they both desperately miss. However, somewhere along the line they start to develop feelings for each other. Each of them afraid of a possible relationship with each other for different reasons. Dianna still wanting the stability and financial support her ex-husband could provide her sons and Paul afraid that Dianna is still in love with her ex-husband. Will they allow each other in or will their insecurities and doubt drive them apart? You will have to read this amazing book to find out! I highly recommend Marci Boudreaux's Stonehill Romance series to anybody who enjoys true to life stories with real characters. I am definitely looking forward to reading "The Forgotten Path" which is the next book in this incredible series.
Sweet, contempary story.