The Hazards of Sleeping with a Friend

The Hazards of Sleeping with a Friend

by Alyssa Rose Ivy

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Overview

Warning: Sleeping with a friend might change your life forever.

Sleeping with Kyle was never in the plans. Pretending to be his girlfriend was one thing, but letting our relationship become anything but platonic was another. The problem with mixing friendship with sex is that inevitably feelings get involved, and when that happens there's no turning back.

When Kyle's life fell apart around him, I needed to help, but doing that meant opening myself up to the most terrifying thing in the world--falling in love.

*New Adult Romance*

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151403597
Publisher: Alyssa Rose Ivy
Publication date: 03/24/2015
Series: Hazards , #5
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 229,538
File size: 755 KB

About the Author

Alyssa Rose Ivy is a bestselling New Adult and Young Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance and humor. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After surviving law school and earning her masters in library science, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children, and she can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand.

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The Hazards of Sleeping with a Friend 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
WhatsBeyondForks More than 1 year ago
The Hazards of Sleeping with a Friend is the fifth book in the Hazards series by Alyssa Rose Ivy. This is Jade and Kyle's story. They have a fun friendship to begin with. We're given both point of views within the story, which I really liked because I knew where each character stood on things from the beginning. We finally know why Jade is so closed off. As with all of Alyssa Rose Ivy's books, I was fully pulled into the lives of these characters, and I completely lose myself in their world. The Hazards of Sleeping with a Friend by Alyssa Rose Ivy was kindly provided to me by the author for review. The opinions are my own.
twimom101 More than 1 year ago
Jade has had it bad for Kyle for some time. But on the other hand she really isn’t interested in having a relationship. They always end badly. But when Kyle asks Jade to play his pretend girlfriend for a week with his family, Jade jumps at the chance. She may be against relationships...but she ain't stupid. This week may just be what these two are in need of....they just don't know it yet. It happens every single time I read a book from this series. I end up loving the current couple more than the last. But another awesome aspect of the book is how some of the past characters play pivotal roles in the current read as well. It really is the best of both worlds when reading this series. Readers are going to have a lot of fun following Jade and Kyle as they discover their true feelings for one another. I know I did. They really come off as genuine, likeable people and are characters you actually like reading about. It doesn’t hurt we have read about these people before. So when the unthinkable happens, you have this foundation built from a strong connection and you find you only want the best for them in the end. I definitely recommend this book…this series…to anyone who favors a fun, entertaining NA read. I just love how fresh and enjoyable this series is...even 5 books in. 5 Stars!
Heavenly_Good_Books More than 1 year ago
I have received an ARC copy of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review. The thoughts are 100% mine and I wan not compensated in any way. So before moving to my thoughts, I have to wipe the tears, blow my nose again. Ok, I'm ready...damn the tears are starting again. My thoughts: This book is the most awaited book in the Hazards Series...at least by me. I always wanted to know Jade's story. She was amazing friend in most of the previous parts, but she was always the one that was really closed. No one knew about her previous life. Life before coming to college. And I thought that maybe she had a bad break up, her parents are not the best ones. But her story...her story made me cry. I was sobbing. I never expected that she went through something like that. In here we have Jade and Kyle. Friends, since they started working together at the music station and also after drama with Juliet and Kyle's brother, Dylan. Or Cara's story. They were amazing friends. Jade felt like she can tell Kyle everything, but she was also falling for him. She had a crush, but she didn't want a relationship, as she knew they never work out and they end ugly. She wanted to spare herself heartbreak and hurt, humiliation after a break up. Their conversation just as the book begins made e laugh so hard by tummy hurt. The story is told from 2 POVs: Jade's and Kyle's. Both of them have their secrets, that no one knows about. Both had drama in the past. Even though it's Jade that is supposed to call Kyle if she gets an URGE, but it's him calling her first, but it's not because of that. He needs her help in convincing his family, that he has a girlfriend. For couple of months now. At the beginning she is not sure what to do. She knows it's a bad idea, especially, when she is crushing on him so much. But even though, she agrees and after a week together, everything changes. Their are not able to go back to being just friends. They agree to let things happen naturally. Jade, being herself, is clearly stating it's only sex, but Kyle is fighting to make sure it will change and they will have a full relationship. One night, where she admits that it's something more and finally she is ready to call it a relationship, she tells him everything. Her bad break up and what happened to damage her. In here I was crying really hard. I DID NOT EXPECT THAT! At the same time a tragedy happens and this time it's not Jade that is pushing Kyle away, it's him pushing her away. He is depressed and blames himself. He shuts everyone out. He knows that he is hurting Jade, but he is convinced he doesn't deserve anything. And slowly darkness pulls him deeper and deeper. But Jade fights and one evening, she follows him to one place he finds happiness, and as only one person she is telling him That it's not his fault. Never was. He was not the selfish one. Everything ends with usual happy ending, but this story broke me. In my personally view, this part was the most beautiful one. Well done, Alyssa. Amazing, beautiful 5 stars.
mcld27 More than 1 year ago
Though this is the first novel I've read by Alyssa Rose Ivy, I have to say I’m hooked on the Hazards series.  How can you not love a book that grabs you on the first page with the first line of “Is sex actually important?”  And, no, this isn't a conversation between two girlfriends so you can let your imagination run wild as to how the conversation goes!  It’s hot, to say the least. Jade is an atypical female character; she’s actually shying away from commitment.  However, as you get to know her, her reason is very valid.  Love is scary and it can hurt.  In fact, she's been very hurt, and it's been easier to keep her distance.  However, that doesn't stop her from lusting after Kyle.  She has forgotten, or maybe ever knew, that the flip side of the coin is well worth the risk.  Kyle is the one who wants to show her how great it can be…he’s been dying to have the chance to do so for months! Kyle is the older guy who runs the radio station where Jade works.  He’s hot.  He’s smart.  He’s liked jade for a long time, but has never acted on it.  Funnily enough, she has no clue that he has the same feelings until he offers his *services* (wink, wink).  Seeing the two of them dance around each other until they realize they want to fall into each other is quite delightful.  They have a great spark, but will Jade’s reluctance to put herself out there be the ultimate stumbling block? In this novel, we meet Kyle’s family, specifically his brother.  Nope, not a fan.  (His dad is a piece of work, too.)  However, Ivy doesn't want us to be, and that’s why a certain scene is so strong and pivotal.   You’re torn on what to feel, and understandably so.  Kyle has had a strained relationship with his “golden boy” brother for a long time, and he’s tired of always cleaning up his messes.  He's always to blame, but he still loves his brother.  This dynamic plays very strongly into who Kyle is and the reason for his reactions. The writing is light and captivating.  You find yourself eager to get to the next page, to unearth their secrets.  My only wishes for this novel are that we could be provided with a better understanding of the back story of Kyle and Dylan, as well as Kyle’s own personal secret (nope, no spoiler here…read the book to find out!).  Maybe we’ll get a sequel from Kyle’s POV.  Now, there’s something to think about… ***4 stars***
AmyBosica More than 1 year ago
Actual Rating: 4.5 Stars! The Hazards of Sleeping with a Friend follows the story of Kyle and Jade. Jade has always had a crush on Kyle, but never planned on acting on it. One night, a friendly conversation gave way to an unlikely proposition, one that Jade never planned on accepting. As fate would have it, things are about to get more interesting for Kyle and Jade.Thanks to Kyle’s brothers meddling, Kyle is now forced to vacation with his family and bring his girlfriend along. The only problem, he doesn’t have one. He’s always had more than friendly feelings for Jade, so she is the perfect person to ask to be his fake girlfriend. However, pretending to be in a relationship when real feelings are involved is a lot harder than it seems. Will Kyle and Jade give into their feelings and take a chance on building something real? And when tragedy strikes, will Kyle lean on Jade or push her away? Will they open themselves up to the love that is right in front of them or will they be over quicker than they started?? The Hazards of Sleeping with a Friend was such a great read. The idea of a pretend relationship was so fun. This story was well written and you could feel the chemistry between Kyle and Jade from the beginning. It was so fun watching the two of them interact. I loved their banter. They connected so easily together. I just couldn’t wait to see where their relationship would go. You knew it would only be a matter of time before they both realized that they were destined to be more than just friends and it was so great watching them fall. Jade was not an easy sell for pursuing a relationship. She had been hurt deeply in the past and poor Kyle had to work hard to make her see that he was worth taking a chance on and that he would protect her feelings. Kyle was a great guy. He was funny, and charming. You could tell that he cared deeply for his family, even if they drove him nuts. And Jade brought out a side of Kyle that no one really had seen. He just radiated happiness when she was around. The Hazards of Sleeping with a Friend was a quick and enjoyable read for me.The characters were fun and easy to connect with. I just adored Kyle’s mom. She was so sweet and so accepting. This book made me laugh, smile, swoon and there were a couple of moments that just broke my heart. This book had the perfect balance of humor, romance and angst. An overall, really great read. * I was provided with an ARC copy of this book via the author, in exchange for an honest review*