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Monday, April 7, 2014

Review: Better off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg

Better off Friends 
by Elizabeth Eulberg
Released Date: Published February 25th 2014 by Point
Pages: 288
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For Macallan and Levi, it was friends at first sight. Everyone says guys and girls can’t be just friends, but these two are. They hang out after school, share tons of inside jokes, their families are super close, and Levi even starts dating one of Macallan’s friends. They are platonic and happy that way.

Eventually they realize they’re best friends — which wouldn’t be so bad if they didn’t keep getting in each other’s way. Guys won’t ask Macallan out because they think she’s with Levi, and Levi spends too much time joking around with Macallan, and maybe not enough time with his date. They can’t help but wonder . . . are they more than friends or are they better off without making it even more complicated?

From romantic comedy superstar Elizabeth Eulberg comes a fresh, fun examination of a question for the ages: Can guys and girls ever really be just friends? Or are they always one fight away from not speaking again — and one kiss away from true love?

(Synopsis taken from Goodreads)

My Review:

I absolutely love this book! It's a must read for everyone out there that is looking for the perfect best-friend to couple romance. There are probably a lot of books out there that are about the same topic, but Elizabeth Euberg has created by far one of the best. When Levi and Macallan first meet in the 7th grade, Macallan is only showing him around campus. Being the new kid in school, Levi is left on his own to figure out the rest and make friends. But that doesn't go well, and Macallan sees that and she invites him to have lunch with her friends. However, she wasn't expecting to like him so much after finding out that they have a lot in common. The two end up bonding over a British TV show by quoting it and laughing as if they knew some sort of inside joke. 

When it's time for them to go home, it's almost hard to separate them. Macallan is still recovering from her mom's death and having met Levi brings her new hope and bond with his mother. Their friendship blossoms right from the start and they grow up experiencing what other teens would experience at the time. It isn't long before the two start to feel something more for one another, but being friends is what keeps them from telling each other what they really feel. Macallan sees Levi go out with her best friend and she even had to keep a secret from him all for trying to be a loyal friend to her best friend. This is the moment where Macallan's friendship with Levi is put to the test. There are a lot of feelings that they both need to sort out, but have established a friendship that will withstand anything and they need to figure out if they can be more than friends or not. 

The author does a good job with the alternate POV's in the book, it makes it a lot of interesting to see what both of the characters feel and think of another. Overall, I really enjoyed reading the book and I highly recommend it.

*ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

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