Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Lovers Not Friends” as Want to Read:
Lovers Not Friends
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Lovers Not Friends

3.19  ·  Rating Details  ·  97 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
"You're mine, Amy, you'll always be mine!"

For Amy, marriage to Blade Forbes had been a dream come true. And then one day her world collapsed around her when she discovered a secret that was about to destroy everything. She loved Blade and he loved her— but she had to get away, had to leave him to protect him from the knowledge that would drag him with her into a living hel

Kindle Edition, 187 pages
Published (first published 1994)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Lovers Not Friends, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Lovers Not Friends

Tortured Rake by Sarah MorganThe Man She Loves To Hate by Kelly HunterDoukakis's Apprentice by Sarah MorganWanted by Her Lost Love by Maya BanksThe Devil and the Deep by Amy Andrews
Harlequin M&B Presents
20th out of 54 books — 50 voters
Bond of Hatred by Lynne GrahamThe Spanish Groom by Lynne GrahamThe Ultimate Betrayal by Michelle ReidThe Price of a Bride by Michelle ReidGold Ring of Betrayal by Michelle Reid
Best Harlequin Presents Novels
328th out of 370 books — 367 voters

More lists with this book...

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 196)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
This was an intense emotional second chance story,it kept me glued from pg 1 till last,was not able to get put down i had to know what happens next.Blade was determined to find out what happened why did his wife Amy leave all of a sudden,he did not believe the craps of the reasons Amy was giving him,he kept on trying.Although it took almost all the book for the truth to come out, when he found out why she left him, Blade confronted her on not trusting him and the love he had for her

Blade's bitte
Unless I blinked & missed it, wot's the name of the matrimony-killing disease ? The ending kinda sucked the juices outta the story cuz it was such a cop out, but it's HP, after all. The heroine didn't consult numerous specialists or her hubby & just accepted her evil sista's word that she'd expire slowly & painfully. The same venomous viper who didn't wanna have anyfink to do w/ heroine. Hard to believe heroine could be that gullible to accept her death sentence so meekly. So the her ...more
Loved the hero! He is worth recommending this book. He was cruel at the beginning but with good reason. On the other hand the heroine, Amy, is TSTL. She is one of those heroines that act before they think, self-sacrificing and self-pitying. (view spoiler) ...more
May 28, 2012 Leona rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hqn-presents
Amy and Blade marry and are living the dream of happily ever after, when her sister brutally tells her that she will succumb to a horrible disease (hereditary) that will leave her twisted and paralyzed in a wheelchair gasping for her last breath. Heroine flees the marriage not wanting to put the hero through the torture of this terrible disease. The story is about the hero refusing to accept that what they had was worth tossing aside and hunts down our heroine.

This is an incredibly intense read
Aug 23, 2015 Roub rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
i felt very disgusted by the way amy tortured blade! i was even more gobsmacked when i learned it had all been for nothing ! she was really terrible and a catastrophe waiting to happen !if u want my opinion ! people dunt end their marriage on a whim like SHE DID !
Aug 18, 2014 Jenny rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: abandoned
Heroine was so stupid for leaving her husband. Her reasons were totally ridiculous!
Jun 06, 2015 Elektragedia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
me gusto y mucho, no lo niego es de esos libros que quieres baber que pasa adelante, me gusta la historia de que ellos estan casados y no que e van a casar
Lenore Kosinski
Aug 31, 2012 Lenore Kosinski rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: harlequin
Another book I found and knew I had read but couldn't remember if I liked it or not....well, it was NOT. It's so weird too, b/c I actually tend to really enjoy Helen Brooks books, and have kept quite a few (I have a spreadsheet, b/c I'm big ballin' like that and I double checked). So I'm not sure if this is just an anomaly or what, but I seriously HATED this book. Hated the characters, hated the situation... Blade was borderline abusive!! Honestly, I could barely get through it the second time, ...more
May 10, 2014 Bei rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This is a triggery book if you have ever suffered any sexual abuse. The way the male runs roughshod over her desires is creepy at best. So disappointed in this.
Jan 26, 2014 Becca rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Que bonita historia, me gusto mucho y la disfrute.
Jagoda rated it liked it
Feb 06, 2016
Lovemesomelove marked it as to-read
Jan 31, 2016
Keri rated it really liked it
Jan 26, 2016
Chrisolu marked it as to-read
Jan 10, 2016
Zainab added it
Dec 30, 2015
Eileen rated it did not like it
Dec 28, 2015
Rachel rated it liked it
Dec 24, 2015
Sana Bel
Sana Bel rated it liked it
Dec 11, 2015
L marked it as to-read
Nov 22, 2015
Finn rated it it was ok
Nov 21, 2015
Stacey rated it liked it
Nov 18, 2015
Alexa rated it liked it
Dec 17, 2015
Bam Harlequin-Junkie
Bam Harlequin-Junkie marked it as to-read
Oct 25, 2015
Megan Lynn
Megan Lynn marked it as to-read
Oct 20, 2015
Margarita marked it as to-read
Oct 20, 2015
Hnou marked it as to-read
Oct 19, 2015
Khalish rated it liked it
Oct 14, 2015
Shani rated it really liked it
Oct 12, 2015
Tia rated it liked it
Oct 01, 2015
Misty added it
Sep 18, 2015
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Rita Bradshaw was born on 1950 in Northampton, England, where she was educated as a good Christian. She met Clive, her husband, at the age of 16 andnow the magic is still there. They have three lovely children, Cara, Faye, and Benjamin, and have always had a menagerie of animals in the house, whichat the present is confined to two endearing and very comical dogs who wouldmake a great double act on ...more
More about Helen Brooks...

Share This Book