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Sto per fare qualcosa di straordinario che potrebbe cambiare… tutto.
Ho conosciuto Matt in seconda elementare, e da allora siamo inseparabili. Abbiamo frequentato le stesse scuole, abbiamo studiato allo stesso college. Abbiamo trovato lavoro nella stessa città e condiviso un appartamento. E quando la mia vita ha preso una svolta inaspettata, Matt era lì accanto a me. In ogn
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ebook, 181 pages
Published April 2nd 2019 by Dreamspinner Press (first published June 5th 2018)
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~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~
~2.5~

I wanted to love this book, but I didn't, and that's probably more to do with me than anything else. First of all, I really dislike flashbacks, and this entire book is essentially a flashback.

The story is told in a serious of vignettes, beginning when Matt and David (the first person narrator who's writing a Story of Us) meet in second grade, through their high school and college years. Almost no time is spent in the present; we see that David and Matt are happy, and we find out how they g
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Ky
This was kind of a weird book... The author was inspired by a true story posted online and decided to tell her version of the story with some main points unchanged. I'm assuming she took some liberties and she made the characters her own, but the bones of the story were the same: it was the experience of a straight guy falling in love with his best friend who happened to be a guy. But that's not the weird part.

The weird part is that almost the entire book is supposed to be a book written by one
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CrabbyPatty
BFF begins with David and Matty's meeting in second grade, and we get numerous vignettes of their friendship throughout grade school, Matty's first girlfriend, graduation, college years, David's less-than-successful attempts at dating, job searches, vacations, finding their first apartment, etc. After 18 years of great friendship and counting, David becomes very ill and almost dies. Funny how staring death in the face has a way of making one reevaluate their life and for David that means accepti ...more
Cadiva
May 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved this for the story itself, which is beautifully told and filled with emotion. I loved it even more knowing that it's loosely based on a real couple who one day realised they were in love with each other.

I know this has had a mixed reception because of the earliest exchanges between the boys but I personally didn't find them to be too outlandish.

My son had to grow up pretty fast when I nearly died back when he was just six years old, and his vocabulary has always been way advanced for his
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Debra
This is probably the lightest, fluffiest (in that there is no angst) story K.C. Wells has ever written. The romance itself isn’t front and center, it’s more a coming of age tale, but there is a love story throughout the book as the two MCs, Matt and David, meet at seven years old and become nearly inseparable.

It’s written as a story being told within the story as David writes a novel about their lives together, occasionally adding insights from the present day. The majority of the book is about
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namericanwordcat
This is a slow slow burn that starts in the childhood of our two heroes. Based loosely on a true story, this is a sweet tale about what love is and the spectrum of sexuality.

We get to see the strong bonds form between this men and then relationship deepen and change.

There is care taking and love.

A really lovely romance.
Will Parkinson
May 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely loved this book.

First off, it's loosely based on actual events. Yes, K.C. Wells took the story in a different direction than the men who actually lived it, but she wrote a beautiful friends to lovers story that makes you want to root for the couple to get together.
Barb ~rede-2-read~
KC Wells has written a beautiful love story about two young men who met in elementary school as friends and ultimately fell in love in their midtwenties. But instead of just telling their history, the author allowed David to do it for her. He has, after all, always wanted to write a book, so with prodding from Matt and the challenge of NaNoWriMo he sets out to tell us their story.

Matt and David met in second grade and became best friends, and though Matt’s family moved away for a while, from the
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Tanja
Jun 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one of the sweetest, most charming stories I have read. As always K.C. Wells’ brilliant writing shines through from beginning to the end. There is such gentleness and warmth throughout the entire story, I was feeling all mushy and soft inside.
We have seen this story many times. Two buys who are growing up together, becoming best friends, and before they know it, they are falling in love with each other. But K.C. Wells has a way of telling a story that sucks you in and doesn’t let go. Sh
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Joyfully Jay
Jul 20, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sammy
A Joyfully Jay review.

3.5 stars


BFF was set up rather uniquely—told as a series of memories by a now adult David, he freely admits from the beginning that the language he uses for his much younger self was a bit too sophisticated and perhaps not so genuine. So don’t go into this tory expecting to see authentic dialogue between two seven-year olds. It is also interesting that the author chose to have her narrator/writer leave a “Note” at the end of each milestone memory that gives us insight as t
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Laina Gruver
4.25-4.5 stars

Beautifully sweet coming of age story about 2 men who met when they were kids and became instant best friends. Each chapter is a different time in their lives. There is nothing romantic between them for most of the book and the few intimate scenes between them are not very graphic so this would make an fantastic intro to the M/M world. It’s also an excellent feel-good read.

*****
POV... first person

Standalone or series... standalone

Did it give me a hangover... slight

Would you recomme
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Becca
May 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was like one of the sweetest books I have ever read. So adorable. I love that it's kinda based on a true story too. I had to go read the real story after this and I just bawled. It was just the greatest. This story was so intimate. Even when they were just friends. It's how relationships should be.

David wasn't much for making friends. He was super smart so most kids didn't like him, until one day a new student came to class. From some reason David really took to Matt. They started a friend
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Helena Stone
If there is such a thing as ‘the ultimate friends to lovers story’, BFF may well be it. And if there’s such a thing as ‘the ultimate sweet romance’, BFF is at the top of that particular list too. The journey Matt and David make from friends when they’re still kids, to best mates in high school and college, to discovering that the feelings they have for each other go a lot deeper than ‘mere’ friendship, is a joyful and heartwarming experience.

As much as the above may leave the impression that BFF
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Karen
So here's the thing...

I'm really, really torn on this one. I had moments where I really into the story and enjoying myself and then I had moments that bordered on total ambivalence and my brain started to blank out and go 'yeah, yeah whatever'.

For me this story was very reminiscent of Anna Martin's 'Five Times My Best Friend Kissed Me' or or Laura Lascaro's 'When Everything Is Blue'. While each story is told in the author's unique style the overall concept is similar life long friends to lo
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Natosha Wilson
Jun 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a good read. It is a best friends to lovers type of book. I personally do not have a favorite in the type of category that I read in gay books but I will say that best friends to lovers books are among my top favorite types of books. Especially if they are like this one.

Matt and David met in grade school. David is the type of person that is really good in school and rarely has to try when it comes to getting good grades. Matt on the other hand is the opposite. It seemed no matter how ha
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Jess A Jaye
Jun 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Once again KC Wells has totally knocked it out of the park! I thought BFF was beautiful and I absolutely adored it.
I had read the article, when it first appeared online, that generated this plot bunny for KC. Whenever I read a story about real life couple I'm always desperate to know more about them. How did they meet, are they still together and happy, what was the journey of their relationship? But this time I didn't need to wonder because KC wrote their story. Yes I know it's not the real Da
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Christy
Jun 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m, on-my-kindle, arc
There are people who come into your life for a reason and sometimes when the reason is no longer there, they float back out of your life. Not true of a best friend. Or, at least, a real best friend. That person, no matter how long you’ve known them, knows all of your hopes and dreams, your fears, your secrets, and all the little things that make up who you are. If you’re really, really lucky then that person is also your soulmate. This is the story of David and Matt who met in second grade and f ...more
Sheri
*sigh*
This had great potential but I struggled to enjoy it.
Why?
I was bored.
I hate it since it's based on a true story but it's the honest truth.
It wasn't really flashbacks as much as it was a detailed recounting of David and Matt's relationship for nearly 20 years.
Their story begins when they were in 2nd grade and each chapter moves along with them growing up.
They are the best of friends. And that's wonderful but I was expecting them to fall in love before the book was almost over.
I kept wai
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DTM
Jun 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have goosebumps and THE BIGGEST GRIN on my face. I loved it!! Such an incredibly clever way to tell this best friends to lovers, GYF story which spans an 18 year time period...so so sweet, funny and charming..For those of you that don't know, this book is based on a blog post by Mike Iamele - "I'm An Otherwise Straight Man (Who Fell In Love With His Best Friend)". It's a wonderful read! I highly recommend this feel good book!!
Anke
Nov 10, 2018 marked it as nope  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sample
Another one: tried the sample, didn't work for me, done with it.
Cammey Kelley
May 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I never thought I’d have another favorite by this author; I assumed her Cuffs series would always top any future work. I’m so glad I was wrong!!

WOW...just WOW!

As she’s mentioned, this book isn’t heavy with sex, but it’s laden with love. Love that begins with an unlikely friendship and journeys several decades intertwining separation, awkward puberty, and formidable years that make us each unique.

David and Matt’s story is one I wish for kids on a daily basis. Understanding, compassion, accepta
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Danielle Chambers
May 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks, arc
This was super cute. It was adorable seeing David and Matt grow up together as best friends. They met when they were 8 and became best friends instantly. We get glimpses into their lives as they grow older.

It felt a little slow at first. The romantic love story didn’t start until the last 1/4 of the book. But it was nice and refreshing to see the friend love story develop so deeply first and move effortlessly into romantic love.

It was a super sweet, light read and it was a nice change from som
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JoAnna G
May 31, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oh my gosh!!! I love this book. It was everything I thought it would be. I haven't read many books by KC Wells but this was really enjoyable and I loved the premise of best friends, because really who knows you better? They truly are as well. From a very young age. They grew up together. It is told so eloquently, is very well written and it feels so real. I fell in love with both of them. I loved reading about their friendship and watching it flourish and then falter to only work through it agai ...more
JenCW
Jun 05, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, contemporary
3 Stars!

I really wanted to like this one more than I did. I love friends to lovers stories, but the lovers part of this one didn't quite work for me. I did enjoy reading their story, though.

A present-day David decides to write his and Matt's story for National Novel Writing Month. He starts when they meet in second grade and we travel with them on various memorable adventures that they had as children and young adults. I liked the characters and their friendship was amazing. They both learned li
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Amy Dufera
Jun 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
With a book like this, you always have some sort of expectation when you go into it. For me, I am expecting a nice, romantic, coming together when two friends realize that they are more than friends. It delivers. And then it exceeds those expectations.


BFF is a beautiful story. I love Matt and David. I love their friendship. I love their relationship from the start. We get to experience these two men meeting, growing up together, experiencing all the milestones together, and falling in love with
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Paul
Jun 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A very good story and well written and observed. American’s have a habit of writing everything as an advert all characters being two dimensional but although this had a little sentiment in it was a novel I found hard to put down. I even came back from clubbing and went straight back to kindle.
I think no mater who you are and what success you have first love is a very powerful emotional memory this book writes that very well in most cases you never understand it until its over, so this has a goo
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Xanthe
Jun 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A different but enjoyable story experience.
We are reading a book written by David and his recollections of life since meeting Matt when they were in second grade. We go through school, separation, graduation, jobs, social and family situations. Each part with David talking about what happened and a note included from him, sometimes humorous, sometimes serious.
I really liked the way this way written. I felt like we were right there along with David, experiencing these milestones that he went thro
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Mia Sciberras
Jun 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When you get to the end of a book and you have your hand over your heart because it just feels SO full of happiness you know you've read the perfect romance. BFF left me feeling such joy that I immediately started messaging my reader friends, telling them they needed to buy and read this book too.

David and Matt's romance is unlike any other that I've read. It's the ultimate slowburn with the reader understanding that at some stage the two are going to fall in love but with no idea how or when th
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Cathy Brockman
BFF is the story of two young men and how they fell in love. They met at the age of seven and became best friends.
The story starts out with One of them, David, talking about writing a story for NaNo ( A 50k story in 30 days). His BFF Matt tells him to write what you know. They decided to write their story.
I actually liked how the story was written. It is well labeled with dates, beginning when they were age 7 and progress. Then he would put a note telling his feelings or looking back what he s
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Veronica
Jun 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.
I really liked the format of this story. At the beginning David says he want to write a novel and Matt tells him to write about what he knows. He should write on about them. So he does. Each chapter gives us a different time in their lives and at the end of each chapter we get a little note from David reflecting on what he has written. It is really well done.
This is such a sweet story. We follow David and Matt from their fir
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K.C. Wells lives on an island off the south coast of the UK, surrounded by natural beauty. She writes about men who love men, and can’t even contemplate a life that doesn’t include writing.
The rainbow rose tattoo on her back with the words 'Love is Love' and 'Love Wins' is her way of hoisting a flag. She plans to be writing about men in love - be it sweet and slow, hot or kinky - for a long while
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