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My Best Friend's Girl

4.0 of 5 stars 4.00  ·  rating details  ·  14,061 ratings  ·  879 reviews
Best friends Kamryn Matika and Adele Brannon thought nothing could come between them - until Adele did the unthinkable and slept with Kamryn's fiance, Nate. Worse still, she got pregnant and had his child.

When Kamryn discovered the truth about their betrayal she vowed never to see any of them again. Two years later, Kamryn receives a letter from Adele asking her to visit h
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Published October 2006 by Clipper Audio (first published January 1st 2006)
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Maria M. Elmvang
"My Best Friend's Girl" was a LOT better than I'd expected it to be. I don't know why I wasn't expecting too much of it - I mean, after all I bought it, surely I must have felt it was worth reading? I think my problem is that I'd gotten to the point where I felt good chick-lit is hard to find, and that this one would be as shallow as the rest. Fortunately I was mistaken. I laughed and cried in turn practically from page one. It's an extremely moving story and one that has you guessing right to t ...more
Tea Jovanović
Odlična knjiga (ne zato što sam je ja odabrala i bila joj urednik)... :) Ova autorka je bila veoma prijatno iznenađenje za mene... I jedna od retkih "ženskih" knjiga koju odlično pamtim i posle toliko godina otkako sam je čitala... (a dešavalo mi se da tri meseca posle završetka prevoda recimo Danijele Stil zaboravim radnju knjige jer me se nije "dojmila", pa kad na televiziji treba da pričam o toj knjizi ja najpre treba da je prelistam da se podsetim "o čemu se beše radi")... :) A zbog posla či ...more
Sharon
3.5

Kamryn Matika and Adele Brannon were best friends that was until, Adele slept with Kamryn's fiance, Nate. If that wasn't bad enough, Kamryn then finds out that, Adele is pregnant with Nate's baby. After finding out all this shocking information, Kamryn decides she wants nothing to do with either of them and it's now time to move on with her own life.

Two years later, Kamryn is all excited about celebrating her birthday and greets the mailman as she knows there will be a few cards for her, but
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Charlie
"I was laughing and crying from page one." - Adele Parks

This book exceeded my expectations. I fell in love with the blurb and it urged me to buy it but I never thought I could fall in love more than I already am. It was a perfect mix of a heart-warming and gut-wrenching story. I thought I knew how the story would roll and that I would just need to be filled with the little gaps in between but I was wrong. I never even guessed the ending.

Koomson did a perfect job in characterization because the
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Fiona Caldarevic
Started out amazing. I cried buckets over the first couple of chapters. Then it turned into a bad soapie, with far-fetched scenarios (the boss decides to spend the weekend at the girl's house because he likes the kid, even though he despises her, because he's got "nothing better to do"? I don't think so!). The main character was annoying and made stupid decisions. Her confusion over whether she loves one guy more than another was also stupid and annoying. I was also left feeling frustrated that ...more
Vanja Kalinac
Da postoji veca ocijena, ova knjiga bi je dobila! Prepreprepreprelijepa knjiga i odusevljena sam! Od prve do posljednje stranice... Ogromna preporuka. <3
Jacki Ford
Sep 07, 2007 Jacki Ford rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone!
This book is a fabulous read!!! Very moving - the charachters are so real that you feel for them and their pain.

Its a great story line and sometimes I was thought I knew how it would end but I didn't. I cried lots and laughed a bit too but couldnt put it down and felt like I had lost a friend when it finished.

Would definately recommned.
Ena Hasečić
Kamryn i Adele su bile najbolje prijateljice sve dok Adele nije ostala trudna s Kamrynim zaručnikom. Nakon toga ih Kam briše iz svog života i zaklinje se da više nikada neće razgovarati sa njima niti imati djecu. Ipak, dvije godine kasnije Adele je na samrti i moli Kam da joj pomogne... da nakon njene smrti usvoji njenu kći Tegan i odgaja je.

Roman je prožet dirljivim scenama i preprekama s kojima se Kam susreće svaki dan. Zahvaljujući Tegan ona pronalazi novu ljubav ali i susreće Teganina oca.
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Christa
About a quarter of the way through this book, I almost decided not to read the rest of it, which is very unusual for me. I was not finding any of the adult characters likeable, and was not enjoying reading about them. I decided to keep trying to go on, and before long, I finally started to empathize with the characters barely enough to care what became of them. The main character, Kamryn Matika, is given a huge shock when her estranged dying friend, Adele, asks her to raise her child. The two be ...more
Danderma
One of my favorite books of all time is the timeless novel “My Best Friend’s Girl” by one of my favorite authors Dorothy Koomson. I have read it over and over as the loveliness of this books is just too overwhelming.

I just adore this book. It is so beautifully written, so realistic, so filled with emotions you would find your self lost in the pages. It’s the kind of book you wish you could lose sleep over so you could finish… it’s the kind of book you could forsace your social life just to flip
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Jasminka
Kći moje najbolje prijateljice – Dorothy Koomson

Ovo je dirljiva i tragična priča, koja poteže puno važna etička i univerzalna pitanja – možemo li oprostiti predaju svoje najbolje prijateljice i svog verenika, možemo li odgajati njihovo dete i voljeti ga, možemo li živeti sa saznanjem da smo mogli oprostiti, a nismo i nikad ne možemo, jer je osoba umrla, kako i pored očaja i žalosti produžiti dalje, kako pružiti oslonac detetu koje je ostalo samo na svetu i kako ga štititi i od okoline i od sudbi
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Patricia Rodrigues
Li este livro a uma velocidade incrível, comecei na 6ª à noite e no dia seguinte, ao início da noite, já estava terminado.
É um livro muito tocante e comovente, tendo por várias vezes começado a chorar e outras a fazer um esforço para que tal não acontecesse.

Na primeira parte do livro, Kamryn, após receber um postal de aniversário por parte de Adele, vai ter com ela ao hospital, nunca acreditando que Adele está tão doente. No entanto, Adele sofre de leucemia e resta-lhe pouco tempo de vida, e ped
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Heather L
I had some big expectations of this book. With all the high ratings and praise it was given, I was thoroughly looking forward to this book. I expected high emotions and a great story, which is what I got. But the execution of the story itself is what disappointed me. I'll tell you why:

At the beginning the interaction of Ryn and Del felt genuine and I enjoyed that. All the way up to Ryn interacting with Tegan was great. But then once Luke and Nate got involved, it was just so over the place. I ju
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Kim 'BookAddict'
Aww, this book was really cute. For the most part I enjoyed the characters, but sometimes they were a bit annoying. And the relationships forming between some of them felt a bit rushed. Maybe not for them, but Before you knew it several weeks had passed and it was just quickly explained how their relationships had developed over that time rather than being shown. The book was also a Little bit predictable. Overall, I did enjoy it, though.
Jen
Next book on the list that I am reading with a friend from work. Just read the first chapter so far, but it seems good.

It wasn't horrible, except the characters all had the morals of back alley cats in heat. After page 238 I just couldn't rad anymore. It wasn't graphic, but the reader knows what happened and it was just plain sad. The premise of the book is that the best friend slept with the main character's fiancee, causing the fiance and main character to break up. Being that was a major plo
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Dalila.
This book is BEAUTIFUL!Brilliant It made me cry, it made me laugh It's a tale of friendship, betrayal, forgiveness and love.The best character in is Tegan the little girl you fall in love with her the minute she appears in the book .This is an excellent book,it is a must read.
Sara Gonçalves
Definitivamente um dos melhores livros da Dorothy Koomson. Sempre evitei este livro ao máximo por causa do grande hype à volta dele, mas ele tinha alguma razão de ser. E então quando lhe peguei, fui lendo e lendo, não ao ritmo rápido e frenético que atinjo com certos livros, mas a um ritmo calmo e concentrado para ler tudo.
A história é realmente comovente, tendo logo à partida momentos cativantes e emocionantes. Kamryn é uma personagem com muitos desgostos recalcados na sua vida - e aquele que
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Megan
I picked this up in England as a chick-lit-vacation-read. I barely scanned the back of the book before grabbing it, and somehow missed that "best friend's girl" wasn't "best friend's girlfriend" (that, one would assume, the narrative "my" was also after), but rather "best friend's daughter." And that the promised romance (because, after all, the cover was in soft pink and green pastels -- come on!) was not between these two characters.

Do not read this book in public. Especially if you're a woman
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Pooja Jeevagan
I hate this author..seriously, I hate this girl..because as soon as I get her book in my hands, she makes me desperately wish for a weekend...and then on Friday night, this girl keeps me awake till 4 as I try to finish this book...reach the last page...all the while wishing that the book was a little longer...that the ending wasn't so near...after all, an amazing story is going on...I want to keep reading it..

By far, this has topped among the other three I've read by the madam...and though I am
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Tempo de Ler
Penosamente realista, A Filha da Minha Melhor Amiga explora, de forma muito emotiva e comovente, a dor que o diagnóstico oncológico, patologia tão infelizmente comum nos nossos dias, arrasta consigo e as ruínas que deixa à sua passagem.

A história de uma bonita amizade entre duas mulheres, arrasada por uma traição condenável - a recuperação do que foi perdido; a restauração de sentimentos esquecidos. A libertação final. As injustiças da vida…e da morte.
Vítima de leucemia, Adele não tem com qu
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Rita
Kamryn no dia do seu 32º aniversário recebe um postal da sua amiga Adele, com quem não mantém contacto há vários anos. Neste postal informa-a que se encontra num hospital, bastante doente. Apesar de tudo o que se passou entre ambas, Kamryn dirige-se ao hospital e o que presencia vai contra tudo o que pensara. A pessoa que em tempos foi a sua melhor amiga encontra-se com leucemia e a morrer, completamente diferente da mulher que conheceu. Num último pedido antes de falecer, Adele pede a Kamryn qu ...more
Paula
Have not been a great lover of chick lit - didnt see the point. A book is a book whatever the 'target' market. I discovered this book/author by accident - needed something to tie me over on a long journey, thats where i see chick lit - something to pick up read, doze off, read and not have difficulties in trying to keep with the story line. I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN, and fought the sleep to get it finished. i cried, i laughed out loud and crindged along with the characters.
The characters came boun
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Colleen
I really enjoyed this book, which I would categorize as "meaty" chick lit. The main character is flawed but entirely sympathetic and finds her heart torn between two men, both of whom are good guys but also flawed. All of this occurs in the aftermath of her being asked to adopt her dying friend's daughter, even though the two friends had not spoken for years after a falling out. The plot and characters were compelling and I was driven to finish the whole novel within 24 hours. I enjoyed the ulti ...more
Katie Pearce
Still one of the best books I've ever read. No matter how many times I dig it out it just keeps getting better on every reread. Every girl needs a Luke in their life :)
Dora Santos Marques
Embora não seja o meu tipo de leitura, não desgostei. Tenho de começar a ler mais livros dramáticos para desanuviar :)
Apryl
Great read ! Far exceeded my expectations ... Equally serious yet light enough to not drag you down . All of the characters were well developed and at times I didn't know who I was rooting for ... I just wanted good outcomes for them all.
Sidra
I was 50/50 with this book. Sometimes I found it touching. At other times I found it to be too much of a cliche - best friend sleeping with fiancee, getting pregnant. The book got better when Luke came in but then of course the ex fiancee had to come back. The main character is too judgmental of the people who truly love her. One mistake and they're basically deleted from her life. The author redeemed her self with the ending. Where everyone seemed to mature through the process.
Carrie
This is a surprisingly sweet story. It looks like chicklit, and I think it certainly tried to sell itself as chicklit based on cover copy and design, but evades that genre with more sweetness and depth.

Honestly, I could have done without Kamryn's romantic struggles and would have preferred to see more focus on her growing relationship with Tegan, her adopted daughter.

The book was an overall enjoyable read, but I feel like it broke down at the end and felt false and rushed.
Annaleise
I lean between 3 and 4 stars for this one. I normally wouldn't touch chick-lit with a 10-foot pole, but Koomson came well recommended. She covers similar subject matter to the likes of Jodi Picoult, in that she writes about people experiencing stressful and dramatic life events, but I think she handles them much better than Picoult, without them reading like a soap-opera and I appreciated the quality of the writing a lot more.

The enjoyment factor was a 4-star, but there were a couple of little
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Lidija
Već dugo nisam čitala knjigu nakon koje sam još dugo razmišljala. Inače nisam u zadnje vrijeme pobornik takvih knjiga,mislila sam da će ovo biti jedna kisela limunada,ali sam se ugodno iznenadila čitajući je. Topla priča o ljubavi, prijateljstvu i izboru praštanja. Moja preporuka za žene koje ne znaju praštati, ali i za one koje imaju jednu važnu prijateljicu u svom životu. Ili su je imali. :-)
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I grew up in London and then grew up again in Leeds when I went to u
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