Author: Lauren Layne
Published Date: August 25th, 2015
Gender: Romance,Contemporary,New Adult & Fiction
Rating: ★★★★ (3,98 OUT OF 5)
When Parker Blanton meets Ben Olsen during her freshman year of college, the connection is immediate—and platonic. Six years later, they’re still best friends, sharing an apartment in Portland’s trendy Northwest District as they happily settle into adult life. But when Parker’s boyfriend dumps her out of the blue, she starts to wonder about Ben’s no-strings-attached approach to dating. The trouble is, even with Ben as her wingman, Parker can’t seem to get the hang of casual sex—until she tries it with him.
The arrangement works perfectly . . . at first. The sex is mind-blowing, and their friendship remains as solid as ever, without any of the usual messy romantic entanglements. But when Parker’s ex decides he wants her back, Ben is shocked by a fierce stab of possessiveness. And when Ben starts seeing a girl from work, Parker finds herself plagued by unfamiliar jealousy. With their friendship on the rocks for the first time, Parker and Ben face an alarming truth: Maybe they can’t go back. And maybe, deep down, they never want to.
Can boys and girls be only friend? That a question as old as time. And one that it’s still no answer to.
Well, Parker and Ben are the definition of a dream. THEY can. They’ve been best friends since the moment that met their first day in college and even after as College grads living the dream. and loving together. as BFFs do right?. everything is perfect, Parker has a boyfriend she “loves” and who doesn’t ask for much. While Ben is having fun playing his hand at everything that looks at him. they’ve had their rules straight, no one will ever mess with their friendship. EVER.
Until one day Parker’s Bf decides he wants something else and she is more embarrassed than hurt that he left her. so she enlist Ben and Lori, (friend of hers and a girl who has a huge crush on Ben) as her wingmen. but Parker realizes that what she needs is to enjoy her life , free herself. With someone she knows. ‘ where Ben comes in. He has always been there, he makes her life, he enjoys her company and their Adults. So with rules they make they set up this experiment that can end when either them wants, no hard feeling. But there are heart feelings.
Specially when been starts dating a new girl and Parker’s makes a decision that breaks his heart.
I liked this book. It was super fasted paced, the writing style was fun and flowy. I enjoyed the 2 people POV as we got to see where each of the character stood with the situation. It was your typical BFF’s falling in love but not so much. They ARE best friends. They REALLY didn’t see each other as a potential partner. they loved each other but they weren’t in love. that;s what I loved. I loved the fact that everything caughed them off guard.
As a character though, I found Parker to be very annoying. I thought she played with everyone’s emotions because she didn’t know her own. And I felt as if Ben’s character was hugely underdeveloped. He could have been great but there was so much we didn’t know, or how he felt about his parents, who apart from random thoughts from Ben played a huge part but we didn’t exactly see.
The story was cute. Sexual and very entertaining. I enjoyed watching these two work out their issues and come out strong.
I liked it ALOT. Ben was super sweet.