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The Best Friend

3.60  ·  Rating details ·  162 ratings  ·  67 reviews
What she saw was enough to make her a liability.

Aubry Clark was thrilled with the direction her life was headed. AC Interiors, her design business, was taking off thanks to high profile clients like Liam Lockwood and Mike Chesterfield, giving her a chance. She could practically taste the success she was about to come into and the steamy cat and mouse games between her and
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Published July 6th 2018
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THE BEST FRIEND:  Is a full length dark/suspense novel by K. Larsen. Spoken in ‘Dual Perspectives’ This is Mike and Aubry’s story.

You're like a fever, Aubry. And this fever, it burns me. It consumes me. I'm a man waiting for a stubborn woman. One who I worship. One I love as she is. Oe I accept without the promise of change. I choose that. I want that.

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Twenty-four year old Aubry Clark is thrilled with the direction h
Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)

So this book was OK. I much preferred the previous two connected books. This one just didn't have the same "intrigue" as the previous ones for me. There were small little things that were glossed over, and that bothered me. I couldn't stand Mike AT ALL. This guy was a completely self-centered jerk, and I never once felt he cared for anyone (especially Aubry) but himself. So yea, a bit of a miss for me. That said, I still love this author and will be keeping my eyes peeled to see what she has in

Aubry Clark is an interior designer who has learned to appreciate all that life has to offer. While on location for a photography shoot, Aubry is in the right place at the wrong time. Upon realizing how precarious her situation has become, it’s too late to reverse what she has witnessed. Causing Aubry to transition to survival mode, she no longer has the choice of freedom.

“Most days of life are unremarkable. They start and end with no true memory made.”

Mike Chesterfield lives on his trust fund
Shabby  -BookBistroBlog
Jul 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Katie stunned us with Jezebel and I became her ardent fan. She has it in her to weave unexpected stories with unbelievable twists that touch our hearts at the same time. Tutor was such a book. Nora was broken and returned to civilisation and now it's her bestie Aubrey's turn. A successful career, a promising future and a girl on the go is tackled to the ground and thrown in darkness. The hard concrete floor shatters her life and the coldness of the room decimates her career.
She's been kidnapped
Jul 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
The best and most wonderful thing about reading a K. Larsen book is that you never know where she is going to take you. And even after reading several chapters and getting a feel for the plot, she always throws in her special brand of "Don't get to comfortable" twists, sending the reader into tailspin of emotion. Her writing style always keeps me on the edge and The Best Friend did exactly that.

Mike and Aubrey's story is not an easy one and one where I wasn't always rooting for them to work it
Jun 30, 2018 rated it liked it
3.25 stars

This is the story of strength - physical, mental and emotional strength - against the odds. It's about the strength of one woman as she endures repeated trauma and must fight for her survival.
As you can tell from the synopsis, Aubry Clark follows a similarly unlucky fate as her friend, Nora, who's traumatic tale was told in The Tutor. And that common history is crucial down the road.

"Welcome to my iniquity. I'm so sorry, Aub. I wish darkness never touched your vibrancy."

But before I
Anne Milne
Jul 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
WOW. This was a fantastic book I was hooked from the start. If you've read The Tutor you'll recognise Aubrey as Nora's best friend who we see pop up sporadically throughout the story.

From the beginning the author keeps the reader guessing about the predicament she finds herself in. Aubrey is in the wrong place and sees something no-one was meant to and now she's been taken. Now normally like me you'll think you know the route the story will take but I was so wrong but I'm not going to tell you
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Jul 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If you haven’t read The Tutor and The Brother go read these books now. They are so amazingly good. I have been so excited for this book. My expectations were high. The author blew my expectations away as this was another awesome read.

Now it’s Aubrey’s story. She is Nora’s best friend who we met in The Tutor. Seeing something she shouldn’t have has Aubrey fighting for her life. She needs to keep her sanity and her faith to survive. I was so hoping she would pull through and come out the other si
Simii Khanom
DNF 40%

Lost interest through the way. May pick it up again another time.
 Charlie  ✰ WLTB Blog ✰
The Best Friend, this book was so good. I am not going to give anything away but if you have read The Tutor, you will love this one. This book can be read as a standalone, you really should read The Tutor as well as it is a great dark read.

This book is Aubry Clark she is the best friend of Nora’s she is from The Tutor Aubry is in the wrong place at the wrong time and heard a scream and turns around that was her first mistake. The storyline/plot was so good it kept me on the edge of my seat to s
Up All Night Book Addict
I was thrilled to see that Aubry was getting her own book. We met her in The Tutor briefly and in The Brother. I loved her character, so I was really looking forward to reading her story.

I don't know what I was expecting to get in this book. I knew it was going to be darker and gritty. Aside from that, I had no clue.

I had some difficulty with this story. It was rushed in some areas and slow in others. It felt like there were many pieces of the story missing. It didn't flow well for me. It felt c
Tricia Bartley (iScream Books)
Jun 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Man, The Best Friend by K. Larsen had me saying..."What the Hell is going on???" lol

Talk about a very twisty turn kind of a read!! But boy did it keep me flipping those pages to find out that the Hell was really going on!!!

Yesss my dark loven book readers..This is a book for you.

"I'm going to die here. I don't know why I'm so certain of it, I just am. I'm trapped in a room. Thin walls. No windows. Concrete floor. Big steel door."

The dang Prologue sucked me right in!!! I'm like yesss!!! Gimmie,
Robin Powers
Jul 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really thought this book had everything I love about dark reads. A captive heroine. Really sadistic bad guys. A hero that is going to save her. And that’s where this kind of sat outside my comfort zone. Overall, the story was ok but I had issues with both Aubry and Mike. Aubry never seemed to behave in an intelligent way. She knows her life is in danger yet she questions constantly why she can’t just go back to life as normal. And she realizes that Mike is sketchy YET she continues to lust aft ...more
Aug 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This story had me freaking out!! I yelled and swore! Ugh, I was so mad at Mike . Aubry was such a strong woman. Without her strength she would not be where she was today. They both had great friends and love on their side. It took so much to get there. This authors writing always blows me away. And I can't wait to see what she has in store for us next!
Becky Rendon
Jul 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
If you only take one thing from this review, let it be that K. Larsen is never going to give you predictable.

The Best Friend follows a character that you know and love if you've read The Tutor or The Brother. As the best friend, she was a support character in those books but she takes the spot light in this one. Aubry thought she had it all until it gets taken away.

Somehow, K. Larsen manages to create a new unique topsy turvy, mind bendingly complicated situation that feels just as hopeless, lo
Melissa Fisher
Jul 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Can't get enough of this series

The Tutor, The Brother and now the Best Friend. This series has gripped my attention and is hanging on tight! And K. Larsen is giving us the full effect with every last character! I love that these books can be read as standalone, BUT to get the "full" effect I highly reccomend reading them in order. This world is full of life, love, friendship, heart break. You name it it's here. In both Aubry and Mike's cases, they are both the best friend to a main character. Au
Jul 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book from the publisher/author to review for Stephanie's Book Reports.

Aubry Clark was thrilled with the direction her life was headed. AC Interiors, her design business, was taking off thanks to high profile clients like Liam Lockwood and Mike Chesterfield, giving her a chance. She could practically taste the success s he was about to come into and the steamy cat and mouse games between her and perpetual bachelor, Mike, didn't hurt either. Until one day, just before su
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So this is my first K. Larsen book and I wanted to read it due to the uniqueness of the blurb. I mean who wouldn't want to. And it really is a different type of book. It is told in dual points of view, Aubrey and Mike.

These two are best friends and have apparently been for a while now. Mike is a rich man but takes risks with his life by being a pilot that smuggles things in and out of countries for the Russians. Of course, nobody knows this especially not Aubrey. But when Aubrey goes missing a
Jul 21, 2018 rated it it was ok
I struggled with this book. It was not only unbelievable at times, but it was also boring.

The leading lady is terrible. It’s hard to feel any kind of sympathy towards Aubry when she was such a brat and took her attitude out on everyone. I get her being angry with Mike, but if she took the time to look at the details of the situation, it would have made complete sense that what he did was for her safety. Mike did save her. Yes, part of what he did was selfish, however it was the only play to mak
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Jul 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Once again, K Larsen delivers something unique and intriguing. Each book in this series is completely different from the one before it, creating such an interesting and diverse world for us. While we get to be with the characters we love and experience an intense story, we get to do so in a new way each time.

Larsen definitely had me experiencing a full range of emotions. I was so mad at Mike for the majority of the story it was hard for me to see any way that he could be redeemed. I yelled at t
Diane plourde
Jun 29, 2018 rated it really liked it

This was a quick romantic suspense that gave me chills. I thought I knew how this story would play itself out at first. Then I was blindsided with confusion. I wasn’t sure what was real and what was not. It was enticing and suspenseful.

I liked the storyline that was well thought out. There are a couple times I had to reread some parts because the chapters started with a forwarded scene. The explanation would come later in the chapter. This is my first book by this author and unaware of the wr
Jul 05, 2018 rated it liked it
I came into this book fairly blind. Obviously i had read the blurb but other than that i was oblivious.
I dont know if this book really works as a standalone and i wish i had done a bit more research before reading it. Right from the get go I felt as though i was missing something. There are a lot of references to Nora's story that left me confused, or took me away from Aubrey's story.
I found the first part of the story quite weak to be honest, a bit wishy washy. I didn't really get the motivati
2OCC Reviews
Jul 06, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: jessica
Ugh.... I’m not sure exactly what to say about this book. I struggled while reading it. I loved the first two books with Nora and was really excited Aubrey was getting her own book but it fell a little flat for me. The suspense of everything really took me out of what was going on with Aubrey and Mike. I loved them together and think they were really cute together but for the most part I couldn’t feel it. I liked the action aspect though. Everything she has to go through, mike trying to hide his ...more
Jul 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is my first book by K. Larsen and she didn't disappoint! Her writing is captivating and full of emotion. This story was told in a beautiful way.

Aubrey has been through so much in her past, but her present doesn't seem to make it any better. She finds herself in a terrifying situation but her resilience and strength brings her through. The one thing that can make her falter is Mike. The one who she has feelings for but never seems to have the courage to tell him.

This is a story of strength,
Amazeballs Book Addicts
Jul 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Best Friend was a good read. It took me a little bit to get hooked into this one. I really loved The Tutor and The Brother, this one was not as good as those two but it was still good. This is Aubrey’s story. You don't have to read The Tutor and The Brother to read this one but if your read The Tutor, you have meet Aubrey as Nora's friend. She had things goign good then she was at the wrong place at the wrong time and get kidnapped. This one is a twisty read and things may not always be as t ...more
Michell Hall casper
Jul 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Expect the unexpected with K. Larsen's books. That's what I tell myself. She always throws me for a loop with her writing. That's why I love her books.

I was looking forward to this book. But I will admit. It was not my favorite in the series. I was not a fan of Mike. But felt Aubry was strong and new what best for herself. It was a quick read.
AJ's book-reMarks
Jul 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Aubrey was in the wrong place, wrong time, seen too much and that is the start of her horrific journey.
Zafi  Reads
Jul 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Best Friend is the type of books that plays with your mind and emotions. Twisted,intense and mysterious,this story will take you on a wild and insane ride!
Jul 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018-books, arc
I have to hand it to K. Larsen: she really knows how to mess with my mind in the very best way! The Best Friend is definitely my favorite of the series (so far) as I was desperate for Aubry and Mike's story. I expected a frenemies to lovers kind of story as these two have danced around each other in the prior two books. What I didn't expect was this totally wild storyline where Aubry is at the mercy of a human trafficking ring and Mike suddenly being her only hope for survival. I mean, wow! I di ...more
Jul 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
After reading The Tutor and The Brother I had to get my hands on The Best Friend. As soon as I started, I couldn't put it down. Once again, K. Larsen had me hanging on the edge of my seat.

The story is told through Aubry's and Mike's POV.

Aubry Clark, Nora's best friend is at the docks setting up a photo shoot for an upcoming project. She hears a scream and turns around. What she sees is the her biggest mistake and when she's caught her first reaction is to run but she doesn't get away.

She wake
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