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Red has been trying to move on with her life. She really has. Her first real relationship ended in disaster and she can’t muster the energy to leave the house. Her brother Brenden and their best friend, Gavin, are sick of it. Guilting her into a night out, Red reluctantly agrees only to see her ex having the time of his life with another girl. Small town living would have ...more
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Published February 10th 2015 by Wicked With Ink (first published January 27th 2015)
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Books Laid Bare
Feb 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
How to you successfully turn a lifelong friendship into the something more that you have longed for? Can you lay your heart on the line and risk not only humiliation but also losing your best friend?
Red has always had Gavin by her side, along with her brother she has been protected by the pair of them for as long as she can remember, but nursing a broken heart from a cheating bastard of an ex- she is looking for love and doesn’t feel that she has too far to look.
Red can lean on Gavin for suppor
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Michelle
Jan 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I just want to scream and shout…read this, read this, READ THIS!!!

I love “Distractions” by Bianca Dean (2015). I was already familiar with red and Gavin's story by the previous version on Literotica. The concept of the new version is the same ...friends to lovers. However I do have to say this version exceeds the previous one. There are new scenes, new characters…and of course, familiar characters... the ones you love and the ones you love to hate (some are renamed). The story focuses on the rel
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Bound By Books Book Review
May 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing


Everyone knows, or should know, that the best couples are the ones that start as friends. I'm about to get all old and wise here... but beauty fades, money can be taken in an instant. But good friends are forever and if you're lucky enough to fall in love, then that's even better. The draw back.... is what happens if things go south and you not only lose your lover, but also your friend. That's the predicament Red finds herself in with her best friend Gavin. She's wanted Gavin for eons but take
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Jonelle Bound By Books Mccloud
Everyone knows, or should know, that the best couples are the ones that start as friends. I'm about to get all old and wise here... but beauty fades, money can be taken in an instant. But good friends are forever and if you're lucky enough to fall in love, then that's even better. The draw back.... is what happens if things go south and you not only lose your lover, but also your friend. That's the predicament Red finds herself in with her best friend Gavin. She's wanted Gavin for eons but take ...more
Erica
Feb 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

Distractions is an amazing read. From the beginning it hooks you and it doesn't take long to fall head over heels for Gavin.
Red's been dealt a crummy hand with her ex and as has been true most of her life, her best friend Gavin is there to help her through it and get back to the land of the living.
Now I know Red refers to Brenden and Gavin as man whores but he doesn't sleep around so much throughout the story though his past and little black book are referenced.
As much as I adored Gavi
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Elle1986
Oct 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Okay... so here is the deal... I actually really liked the book. HOWEVER again with the lack of damn communication. I promise red was on my nerves, like seriously you didn't need glasses to see what he way saying. I actually enjoy BFF turn BF... cool concept.

Now those sex scenes.... HELLA HOT. I was like oh. my... wait what..NO NO he isn't gonna..YES HE IS...OHHH SNAP. LOL.

Then the end of the book happened and I was like...PAUSE What the hell is happening. and then it was like... BOOK 2. GRRRR
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evette w
Feb 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just Awesome!!!

This was such a good story from beginning to end.The character development is spot on that you imagine that you know them personally.I love the chemistry that you pick up on as.soon as the story begins.This is more than an romance it's drama done so very well.I think what is so refreshing is that you get just enough drama considering these are young adults.My first time reading this author and I have to say.I was pleasantly surprised.I'm on pins waiting for the next installment.Fo
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Stacy j&j southern spice Coley
Red found her bf cheated on her. She has been dealing with it for a few days an her long time bff Gavin an her brother invited her to the bar. Red has noticed the feelings she has for gavin never went away not even her distraction from her 13month relationship helped.between red an Gavin they each have been trying to figure out if they want more than a friendship an been trying hard to distract themselves from it becoming more than friends. Love red an Gavin an how they stop fighting their feeli ...more
Mia Yvette
Jan 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Impressive read...I really didn't know what to expect, being that this is my first read from Ms. Dean. Isabelle (Red) and Gavin have been best friends since childhood along with her older brother. Red has always had a crush on Gavin as all the other girls, but, unfortunately Red's douchbag boyfriend, brought out Gavin's protectiveness and other feelings for her. The storyline was very well fleshed out and has nice Adult Content!!! ...more
Renay
Oct 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ray2015
I must start off by saying this is a cliffhanger...Now this was a great find. It was packed with so much emotion and drama I found this story full surprises of twists and second guessing, I enjoyed the characters and their friendship. Readers, please have a drink close by because there are some great spicy, love scenes. This book has humor and an emotional ride with this compelling relationship between best friends.
Brenda Demko
Jan 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
There are some surprising twists and decisions, second guessing, steamy scenes, friendship, and good characters. I especially liked Gavin.

There is a cliff hanger. Be prepared to be left wanting more. I hope the next book comes soon! I may just be distracted until then.

I received an ecopy in exchange for my honest opinion. It was a hot NA read and not appropriate for the kiddies.
Kat
Mar 29, 2015 rated it it was ok
I tried really hard to finish this book but I just can't. Even at 79% I can't keep going. Gavin and Red are stubborn and immature. I am at the point where I could careless if they work things out and get back together. This back and forth is exasperating. ...more
Miranda
Good

This book was good, there are definitely some twist that you didn't see coming, I really can't wait for the second book.
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Ruth B
Jan 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
Falling in love with your best friend is never a good idea but what happens when both sides are in love? And what if the chemistry is so good that is worth the risk of losing your BFF?

Red, her brother and Gavin have been inseparable since they were kids. It was the perfect trio where the guys protected their "little sister". However, Red is secretly in love with Gavin and after being cheated by her ex-boyfriend, Gavin looks like the perfect distraction.

With a fast rhythm this book is about frien
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Sassy Southern Book Affair
3.5 stars

It's not that I didn't like this story, I did. I just did not LOVE this story. This story was great up until the last few chapters. The adult content was too much for me. Other than that, this was great read.

Red has always been best friends with the guys. Mainly because of her brother and his best friend. She always tagged along with them and was considered one of them. Then as we all we, we grow up but her brother, Brenden, and his best friend, Gavin, help to protect her. These two kno
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Brigitte
Jan 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this book via Indie Sage PR in exchange for an honest review.

Isobel aka Red, her brother Bren and best friend Gavin have known each other from childhood. Red is going through the unpleasantness of a break up with her ex boyfriend Wilson, and she hasn't socialise much since. Bren and Gavin talk her into joining them one evening and when she sees her ex, Gavin tries to distract her. This distraction reaffirms that their feelings for each other run deeper than friendship.

Red is reluctant
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Jordan
Jan 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
I Was Provided A ARC In Exchange For A Honest Review



A great story of walking the line between friendship and something so much more.

Isabella "Red" is moving on from a terrible relationship. She was humiliated and left by a cheating boyfriend. Needing to overcome the heartache, she sets out for a night on the town with her brother and there best friend, Gavin.

Problems at the bar arise, and things between Red and Gavin become extremely complicated and set off a roller coaster of emotions between t
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Shronda
Feb 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Friends become lovers

How many of us haven't crossed the friend zone? Bianca Dean is vastly becoming one of my go to authors. I enjoyed this book like crazy. I understand the angst of having feelings for your friend that you have put in the friend zone. This story had friendship, love, passion angst and a somewhat happy ending. Red and Gavin were hot together. Cannot wait until the second book.
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This book contains sexually explicit scenes and is not suitable for readers under the age of 18
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