Contrary to this myth, my friendship with Coriander Phillips does not rest on unrequited love or un-actualized lust. We've been inseparable since the day I pulled one of her pigtails and she punched me in the gut.
She's hilarious, fun to hang out with. Together, we're like peanut butter and jelly, spaghetti and meatballs, wings and beer. A match made in heaven.
She's the bomb.
Did I mention she's smokin' hot? I've checked her out...maybe once or twice. Hey, I'm a guy.
Seriously, no awkwardness, no secret yearning for our relationship to escalate beyond the purely platonic. I'm the boy friend-the loyal shoulder she cries on, the dispenser of coffee, sympathy, hugs, advice, and affection with no expectations.
Until the invisible line between friends and lovers became blurry.
Now I want more. I want her.
All I have to do is convince her we can be more than friends.
If only it were that easy.
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“I am consumed by desire to mark her as mine and possess her. A need I never knew I’d feel for a woman. A need that is so intense, it wrenches a deep, rough male groan from me as I pull her, caveman-style into me.” The Boy Friend is a super cute friends to lovers romance. This story was told all from Dean’s point of view and I just loved getting inside of his head and hearing his thoughts. From the moment I met Cori and Dean, I couldn’t help but fall in love with the two of them. Their chemistry was amazing and I just loved their friendship. Their friendship was one that had stood the test of time and one that you just knew was destined for more. Watching these two fall and navigate their way to happily ever after was a complete joy to watch. I couldn’t get enough of them and was on pins and needles waiting to see how their story would turn out. The Boy Friend was a quick and fun read for me. I devoured it easily in just one sitting. I thought the story-line was a lot of fun and if you know me, you know I am a total sucker for friends to lovers romances. And I’m happy to say that The Boy Friend hit all the marks for me. It was fun, and flirty. It was sexy with just the right amount of angst. It had great push and pull. And a romance that just keeps you begging for more. This is my first book by this author and I can already tell, it won’t be my last. I look forward to checking out more from her in the future.
The Boy Friend was such a fantastic read! Mika Jolie really made this story one that I just couldn’t put it down. Something that really made this one stick out from other romance novels that I have read in the past is the fact that it is solely from the male point of view, and that really gave it a different twist on the romance angle. The characters, Cori and Dean, have been friends since toddlerhood it would seem like and that long history gets in the way when feelings develop that aren’t totally friendly. The push and pull of these two strong characters, the mixing of friendship and love, as well as the funny way that Jolie was able to spin this story made it a fantastic read that was hard to resist. Mika Jolie is a new to me author, but she is on the top of my buy list now.
This was one of the most fun filled, light, quirky and engaging reads I’ve experienced in a while. Written solely in Dean’s point of view, we are exposed to all the hilarious and sometimes atrocious thoughts the male of the species encounters. And despite some of his highly reprehensible decisions, I absolutely loved him. Dean and Cori have been friends since they were seven years old. There is nothing they wouldn’t do for each other. When Cori decides it’s time for her to find “the one” she can settle down with and start a family, Dean worries how that will change their relationship. They have always chosen each other over any significant other that might try to separate them. This is about Dean’s struggle to accept that his feelings for Cori are more than just a friend who is a boy and his desire to be her boyfriend. This is not going to be a read some of my GR friends will want to partake of. He’s a man whore, he sleeps with a woman even after he recognizes he has deeper feelings for Cori, and he allows a situation to continue that will ultimately destroy Cori’s heart. (One star lost because that isn’t my ideal man.) In spite of all of that, I personally found him to be completely redeemable. Having his POV allowed me to see his thought processes along the way. Yes, I definitely wanted to smack him upside the head a time or two for being such an a-hole, but his suffering was enough to soothe my rioting emotions. I suspect his friends will be having their own story if they haven’t already. This was my first book by this author so I must check out her backlist as well as any future works. My honest review is for a special copy provided by the author. Hero POV Not safe for the safety gang No apparent triggers
Dean & Coriander AKA Cori are best friends. Yes, just friends. Only everyone around them either doesn't believe them, or thinks they should be together. How can one find a significant other in the middle of all of this? Cori wants to settle down. Dean wants to be the best friend for her that he can be. So what if he is suddenly finding himself thinking of her all day and all night. Is this the time to take a chance? Would the future be brighter if they gave it a try? This was a such a fun and easy read. I really love these characters. They truly care about one another. The sexy times between them are hot too. Such an incredible and funny book! I loved it and found it hard to put down. Sure hope we visit these characters again soon. ***This early copy was given in exchange for an honest review.