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Until Merri: Happily Ever Alpha World

(Kindle Worlds: Happily Ever Alpha)

4.43  ·  Rating details ·  87 ratings  ·  70 reviews
Millicent – don’t call me Millie- Merriweather has had a thing for Tom Franklin since she was twelve years old. At the time he was a senior in high school, which meant her dreams of being his girl weren't meant to be.

Her thirtieth birthday is getting closer by the hour, but she's still crushing big time on her first love. The problem is her childhood crush is now her BFF
Kindle Edition, 162 pages
Published April 16th 2019 by Boom Factory Publishing, LLC
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Fiona Fog
Mar 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, chick-lit
A fantastic read that had me cheering for our two leads Tom and Merri.

These two are friends, best friends. Their parents are close so they’d always been around each other for family gatherings.

Merri secretly crushed on Tom. He had no clue. Major in two big factors. First it was an age thing and then the fact that Tom was seeing Merri’s big sisters best friend who he eventually married.

Then that day in September, that rocked the world saw Toms patriotic side come to the surface and he was enlis
Fiona Fog
Feb 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A fantastic read that had me cheering for our two leads Tom and Merri.

These two are friends, best friends. Their parents are close so they’d always been around each other for family gatherings.

Merri secretly crushed on Tom. He had no clue. Major in two big factors. First it was an age thing and then the fact that Tom was seeing Merri’s big sisters best friend who he eventually married.

Then that day in September, that rocked the world saw Toms patriotic side come to the surface and he was enlis
From Friends To Lovers!!!

Millicent Merriweather had a crush on Tom Franklin since she was twelve years old. No matter how many times she'd tried to move on, she never got over her first crush, who was now her best-friend. She still got butterflies in the pit of her stomach whenever she was around him. Getting out of the friend zone and into the lovers' lane wasn't as tough as she thought.

Tom Franklin chose to avoid dating. He was divorced and he had a business to run besides, no one ever made h
Amy Anderson
Apr 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sometimes everlasting love is right in front of you where you least expect to find it. This is definitely true for Tom and Merri. Having been friends since their youth neither really thought love would find them despite their secret yearnings for one another. Is it possible to go from friends to lovers and not risk a friendship years long in the making? Both Tom and Merri are ready to exit the ‘friend zone’ and are ready to explore a new relationship with one another and take things to the next ...more
Alecia ~☆~The Staircase Reader~☆~

OMG! I am EXTREMELY in love with Merri and Tom's story!!! I legit smiled so much while reading this one, my face muscles are hurting!!!

Until Merri is a best friends to lovers romance. It also may just be my favorite read of the week! I love the sweetness that tends to come alone with this trope. There is something innocent although also dirty about puppy love developing into first love. And Tom has always been Merri's first love. There's never been anyone else even given the slight age differenc
April Symes
Until Merri by Suzanne Halliday is part of the 'Happily Ever Alpha World' Series. This is Millicent Merriweather and Tom Franklin's story.
Millicent and Tom are BFF's. Merri has secretly crushed on Tom. Tom doesn't know. There is a bit of an age difference- Tom is alittle older than Merri and he was married but is now divorced. They started off as casual friends then when he went off into the military, they were pen pals. She loved him when he married a horrible woman. Now, Tom is divorced and t
Rachelle Rivers
This fun and lovable read telling the story of Tom and Merri from friends to lovers is so heart warming. The two best friends hold nothing back from each other, never cutting either one any slack. What comes up comes out! Totally love the honesty and love they have for each other. When they finally cross the line from friends to lovers, it is SMOKING! The friends and family cheering them on are a hoot too! Quick read, will not be disappointed like always with a Suzanne Halliday book!!!
Mar 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love Aurora Rose Reynolds world of the Until series. So when I knew new authors were joining her world and Suzanne was one of them I was excited to read this. As her style is unique and oftentimes snarky I knew we’d be in for a treat. I wasn’t disappointed. It was trademark Ms Halliday through and through. Witty, snarky, and full of love. Loved seeing glimpses of favourites from ARR world. Great book loved it!
Sheila'S Book Corner
Apr 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
Until Merri
By Suzanne Halliday
A cute and hot story of bestfriends to lovers.
Merri has had a crush on Thomas since she was 12 after a broken engagement and divorce they have been best friends for years and now they want to take it to another level.
Their journey plays out sweetly and we even get a glimpse of June and her next door neighbor JJ.
-4 Stars!-
AJ's book-reMarks
Apr 15, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 *** First time reading Suzanne Halliday's work, it's sweet best friends to lovers story. Thank you for allowing me to read your work.
Eileen Friel
Apr 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMG Suzanne Halliday outdid herself with this book. I love her wordsmithing... you'll know what I mean when you get to those parts. I almost peed myself laughing while reading this book so be warned. Until Merri is a laugh out loud HEA of friends to lovers and I want more.
Sian Bulpin
Mar 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Omg. This is a story about 2 BFF that both want to cross the line but neither want to balls it up.
Until Tom man's up and takes the plunge.
In a hilarious way of doing it it set the way for a beautifully funny at ease relationship. He's allowed to be the Alpha that's he wants to be to take care of Merri and she let him and only him be the caveman.
These two are so funny together and apart.
Thank you Suzanne for a lovely couple of days reading this.
MJ's Book Blog and Reviews
Apr 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Review by: Jennifer
(4 stars)

Merri has been in love with her best friend for years. She stood by his side when he enlisted in the Army, through his horrible marriage to someone else and the divorce that followed. But the two have been in a friend zone for so long, that Merri has no clue how to even approach something more. What she doesn't realize is that Tom has the same feelings for her, the same hate of the friend zone they are in and wanting more. When he finally gets up the nerve and asks he
Jessie Collins
Apr 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Until Merri: Happily Ever Alpha World

Suzanne Halliday

Millicent “Merri” Merriweather had known Tom Franklin pretty much all her life. He was her teenage Fantasy Man! Visualize your favorite Dream Man, Tom is THAT man for Merri! They are best friends. He comes to her rescue. She cooks for him. They hang out. They have many of the same friends. Their families get along. Merri is that Cute, Kid Sister that grew up into a luscious, intelligent, snarky, beautiful woman. But that’s only part of the sto
Patty Leeman
Apr 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another amazing book by Suzanne Halliday!
Merri and Tom have known each other and their families since they were young. Merri had a crush on Tom since she was a pre-teen, he was a bit older. After 9/11 Tom joined the military and served many years. They went on their own paths for a while but kept in contact while he was in the military. Tom had married his high school girlfriend which ended horribly. Merri was engaged with a jerk and she finally dumped him. They both regretted those relationshi
Cheryl O'Harney (The Book Whisperer)
Title: Until Merri
Author: Suzanne Halliday
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

ARC received in return for an honest review.

One sexy alpha with a touch of geekiness about him and a bold female filled with sassiness make Until Merri another fabulous addition to the Happily Ever Alpha series.

Despite the fact that Merri and Tom are best friends with a close bond they’re pretty clueless when it comes to their mutual attention towards one another, they’re stuck in the friend zone and fear the ram
Chanah Dickson (The Book Whisperer)
A fabulous friends to lovers story that creates amazing chemistry between 2 long time friends.

Merri and Tom always had a close bond there brutally honest with each other about everything apart from there feelings for each other!

Merri feel in love with her sisters boyfriend in high school and over the years her crush lead to friendship but she just didn’t want to cross that line and lose the one person who meant the world to her.

Tom already has one failed marriage to his high school girlfriend
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Merri and Tom are some of my favorite people. Their journey from friends to lovers was both steamy and hilarious. The dialog between the characters is laugh out loud funny. When you add in the first person inner dialogs of Tom and Merri, it can easily induce a case of the giggles or the gigglesnorts, so you may get puzzled looks from the people around you when you’re reading. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book.

They each value their friendship, and don’t want to do anything to put it at risk,
Jennifer Pierson
Apr 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Merri has had a thing for Tom since she was a young teenager, but he never gave her a second glance since he was older. As they grew older, they became best friends, so she kept it close to the vest, because she didn't want to ruin their friendship, plus he enlisted in the military, and married someone else. Merri moved on & got in her own relationship that blew up spectacularly, and now they're both single, so Tom finally asks her out. This story was so funny that I swear I laughed my way t ...more
Millennial Book Life Crisis - Samantha
This is a cute friends to lovers story with a touch of sentiment involved. Merri and Tom have been friends since childhood through family and Merri’s older sister. Because of the age gap between the two, Merri only ever crushed on Tom and he was oblivious to said crush. Then in Tom’s senior year tragedy struck and changed the course of his life, causing him to enlist. During his tenure in the armed forces, the two became pen pals and developed a strong friendship where the pair helped each other ...more
Marni Kelly
Apr 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Is it possible for the best of friends to find happily ever after... together?

There's always a touch of fear when friendship leads to stronger feelings. Fear that the friendship will suffer and the angst of "what if it doesn't work out". Tom and Merri are both struggling with these worries, when everyone else could tell, just by looking at them, that they were meant to be. Until Merri was a fun, heartwarming look at what happens when BFFs finally explore their happily ever after together. There
This book is absolutely freaking hilarious! I think I started laughing with the first line, and was still laughing through the end of the prologue! This is definitely a feel good, put you in a happy place book.

Merri is a hoot. She is a one of a kind, dances to her own drummer kind of girl. She is loyal to those she loves, and happy with her life. Except for one little thing. She's in love with her best friend! And she just knows that there is no possibility that he could feel the same way. They
Letty  (Cover to Cover Book Blog Reviewer)

Tom and Merri have been friends forever. She has been in love with him and even though he’s now divorced, he also wants her but can’t get out of the friend zone.

There are some funny moments in this fast-paced story. The banter between the two is great and I was cheering for them to figure it out. I did find the way Tom talked to her during their “heated” moments” a bit awkward. It seemed somewhat out of character for him considering they had never been together and taking her situation into
Cheryl Stork
Apr 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Where to start! I loved this book.
Millicent “Merri” Merriweather has loved Tom Franklin since she was 12 and he was 18, but pals to best friends is were they are almost 18 years later. What happens when you realize “the one” has been right under your nose all along? Well grab a copy and follow Tom and Merri in this sexy, fun filled romance from friends to lovers. Love the banter and snark all through this book. Didn’t want it to end. You will love all the characters and some you may know from t
Mar 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I LOVE when nerdy boys are actually alpha males! Looks can be so deceiving. Tom is a veteran who owns his own business, and Millie is the sister of his ex’s best friend. (I was so expecting drama with that little tidbit!) Millie and Tom are best friends, so of course you know what'll happen there! It was such a great story!! They have been friends for so long, so they know so much about each other. They were comfortable with each other, and sometimes that’s the best way to start! I highly recomm ...more
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
After Merri was a completely delightful story that made my heart happy. Tom and Merri have searched far and wide for love...not realizing it was right under their noses all along! Not wanting to lose their lifelong friendship if things didn't work out caused Tom & Merri to always back away from the boundaries of the friend zone. Little did they know the joy waiting for them once they decided to take that leap! Add in a hilarious supporting cast that leaves you in stitches with their comments ...more
Quincey Conway
Apr 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is short and sweet, it is the perfect read. Millie marches to her own beat. Tom who left his world and enlisted to help serve his country after the devastation of 9/11. Millie has loved Tom since she was in middle school, Tom however never new and got married. Tome returns home and is divorced and millie ditches her fiance. What started out as pen pals while Tom was away and bloomed into a full on friendship, can they admitted to each other what everyone already knows? Can they have th ...more
Apr 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Every girl's secret dream

Again I have to state being a Bendover resident wanna-be, I didn't want to like this book, but again I couldn't help myself. I loved these characters and related to their situation on many levels. I usually avoid sweet, tender love stories because too sweet is icky and not real in my opinion. Thanks to Suzanne, this romance is tender, sweet, complicated, snarky, confusing, funny, anxious, intimate and believable. It's a short book sure to leave you smiling for a long tim
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Until Merri by Suzanne Halliday is part of the 'Happily Ever Alpha World' Series. This is the story of Millicent Merriweather and Tom Franklin. I have been jumping in and out of the series, so for me this is a standalone book series. Millicent has had a crush on Tom since she was about 12 years old. Now in the present day they are both in the friend zone but she wishes for more. Tom is now divorce and not interested in dating but he would like to get out of the friend zone with Millicent and ask ...more
Apr 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Until Merri by Suzanne Halliday is part of Aurora Rose Reynold's Happily Ever After World and this book fits right in.
Merri - Millicent Merriweather and Tom Franklin are friends, best of friends for a long time. And Merri had a secret crush on Tom for the longest time. What she doesn't know is he's crushing on her too. But they were strictly off limits, because siblings are friends with Tom and so.
Until Merri is a witty and fun read, a novella, friends to lovers romance. I liked the story, the w
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