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In Love with My Bestie

(Second Chance Lovers #2)

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Sawyer can spot a bad boyfriend at a hundred paces…

Liars, cheaters, and worse, he can’t seem to stay away. If it weren’t for Axel Lewis, he wouldn’t be able to put himself back together after every heartbreak. Ax is kind, protective, and way too good for the mess that is Sawyer Clarke. But when one of his terrible exes starts causing trouble, Sawyer will need the help of
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Kindle Edition, 283 pages
Published August 24th 2019
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T.
Aug 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving an honest review. As I’ve said before, I always give honest reviews whether people appreciate them or not.

In Love With My Bestie is the second story in the Second Chance Lovers series by Austin Bates. This story begins with Sawyer finishing his classes and leaving to meet up with his friends at a local bar. Sawyer’s ex boyfriend keeps calling and texting him and it’s making him crazy. By the time he makes it to the
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Claudia
I really, really enjoyed the suspense. The frustration and fear brought by Rodrigues to all the characters is utterly tangible through the whole book.

It took me a bit to get what was going on as I didn't read or listen to the first book, which is completely my fault, and I recommend that you don't make the same mistake :P

The love story between the very sweet detective Sawyer and Axel, who is studying to become a nurse and is filled with self-doubt is delightful, but not really what got me
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Kaila
Aug 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
very sweet and fluffy.. cute and sexy.. it made me smile and made me want to hug the characters haha.. i enjoyed this and cant wait for more.
Julianne Macneil
Sep 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
i read this book as part of an arc program. This is the second story in the Second Chance Lovers series. This is the story of Axel and Sawyer. They have been best friends since they were children and Sawyer has been in love with Axel ever since. Sawyer is an omega and a nursing student. Axel is a police detective and working on the murder of a friend's father. In this first book, Mason's father was murdered when he was mistaken for his best friend Beau. This book takes place at the same time as ...more
Taz
Aug 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
"In Love with my Bestie" is the second book in the 'Second Chance Lovers' series by Austin Bates. It picks up from the end of 'Crushing on my Father's Best Friend'. To fully understand the events which are central to the story you do need to start with this book. To fully understand the events which are central to this story you do need to start with this book. You could read it by itself but the context is much better if you start with the first book.

This story follows the continued
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Clyde
Aug 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in the series and it picks up the storyline from the first as far as the action goes. Sawyer is an omega nursing student whose father verbally abused him and he has self-esteem issues that lead him into one toxic relationship after another. Axel, an alpha police detective has been his best friend since school and has helped Sawyer through one break-up after another. Their clique of friends is in the center of an open murder investigation, and when Sawyer's newest ex ...more
Marcella
Aug 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Sawyer Clarke has had one bad relationship after another. He always falls for alphas that treat him horribly. Thankfully he has a great group of friends, including his best friend to help him get through it all.

Axel Lewis wishes his best friend, Sawyer would stop dating losers. It kills him to see a wonderful person like Sawyer being mistreated by one Alpha after another. Axel wishes he can be the Alpha Sawyer wants.

Sawyer has been crushing on Axel for years but never did anything about it
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C.B.
Aug 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sometimes we have to like ourselves before we can love ourselves. Sawyer, Omega finishes classes and heads to the bar. In the meantime, his ex was blowing up his phone. He has been crushing on one of his best friend's, Axel, Alpha, police detective, in like forever! Axel is part of the friend/support group. To compensate, he makes horrible choices and hooks up with undeserving, inappropriate Alphas who mistreat him perpetuating his low self-esteem. Axel despairs watching Sawyer being mistreated ...more
Patricia Hoffstaetter
Aug 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: finished-reading
A splendid MM romance with a subtle undertone of “second chances” & a enjoyable read. The plot is well-written & intriguing with emotional complexities & unavoidable situations. The main characters are interesting & likeable with unique personalities. There is good support from the secondary characters.
There is: a male alpha (Axel Lewis) has been in love with his male omega best friend (Sawyer Clarke) for years & when an ex-boyfriend makes trouble Axel makes a decision to let
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Margaret
Aug 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sawyer keeps dating loser alphas when the one he really wants is his bestie Axel.
Omega Sawyer has dumped the latest of his loser alpha boyfriends but he still keeps ringing so he blocked the number. He knows which Alpha he wants but has a problem with low self esteem due to the way his father had treated him growing up leaving him feeling unworthy of the Alpha he loves hiss best friend Police Detective Axel. Axel had watched as Sawyer had dated one disaster after another but had never notice any
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Roxanne MacKay
Aug 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sawyer has great friends that support and love him, however, he continues to date awful guys one after the other. He carries a negative impression of himself and what he deserves, especially his best friend who he is secretly in love with. His friends are always there to help him out and support him especially Axel, his best friend. Axel is getting frustrated seeing Sawyer date all these bad alphas and starts to see things differently. Scary and suspenseful events bring new light to their ...more
Kitt
Nov 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book has one of my favorite tropes from one of my go-to authors, so I was pretty much destined to like it. The MC's, Ax and Sawyer, have crushed on each other in secret for years, neither letting on to the other, either for fear of harming the friendship or in the belief that they aren't worthy. Along with this romance, the story includes some suspense and drama from a criminal activity started in the first book in the series. The book includes great friends, a nasty ex, insecurity, some ...more
Caroline Doig
Oct 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Axel has been Sawyer’s best friend since they were kids he’s also in love with Sawyer has been for years, Axel has been watching Sawyer have one bad relationship after the other and it breaks Axel’s heart. Sawyer gets involved with one bad alpha after the other his last ex keeps harassing him but they aren’t the ones that Sawyer wants he wants his best friend Axel but Sawyer believes that Axel isn’t interested in him in that way. Both are too scared to lose the others friendship so they don’t ...more
Solveig
This story is a continuation from the previous book about catching Rodrigues, a lot of the story is about catching this bad guy. The rest of the story is about Alex and Sawyer going from best friends to lovers. Sawyer has only been with alphas who has destroyed his confidence, self esteem and self worth. Sawyer only realise how badly when he starts dating Alex. Both Sawyer and Alex has been in love with each other for years but didn't want to ruin their friendship, so it's a big turning point ...more
Shannon
Aug 25, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5
Sawyer and Axel have been best friends since they were kids and both had a secret crush on the other. There is a wonderful, genuine connection between them but to get their HEA they have a lot of drama they will have to get through. There are some really nasty people, threats, violence, tension, low self esteem, patience, great friends, laughs, and a true love.
The ARC I received needed editing and while some parts dragged, others were well done. Some aspects seemed too far fetched but the
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Leonie Duncan
Aug 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
“I voluntarily reviewed this after receiving a free copy.” I am familiar with these characters from book 1 of the series. There is a part of that story that caries through to Sawyer who is an amazing Omega and Axel, obviously a great Alpha to match, and their story. You don't need to read book 1 but it helps. There are some really dangerous characters in this series that really make life hard for everyone. Axel and Sawyer have both had feelings for each other and not acted on them until now. I ...more
Courtney Turner
Aug 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was about best friends that finally admit their feelings for each other after years of sitting in the sidelines. Sawyer always picks the wrong alphas and Axel has to watch one too many bad dates.

But these men can’t seem to get it together right away. So much miscommunication. But finally after all their ups and downs they finally get their happy ending. You will fall in love with Sawyer and Axel.

I love this series so far and I can’t wait for the next book!

I received a free copy of
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Patti Nelson
Aug 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sawyer is an omega looking for his alpha to make him happy. Axel is an alpha and Sawyers best friend. Axel sees Sawyer getting attacked and goes to save him. Axel admits that he has feeling for Sawyer. Sawyer is happy that he finally gets to kiss Axel. Axel takes Sawyer home to protect him because someone is looking to hurt Sawyer. Can Axel keep Sawyer safe? Will Axel and Sawyer finally admit they both have had a crush on each other for a while?

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout
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Molly
Aug 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Friendships are transformed as lives are endangered, and true hearts are revealed.

Freedom from past pain and threats holds promises of new and changed futures- if they can survive and hold onto each other .

Real evil and real bravery, valor and honor are revealed.

Intense m/m friends to lovers romance!

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Kathryn Manzella
Aug 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
In Love With My Bestie is the second book in the Second Chance Lovers series by Austin Bates. Sawyer and Axle are interesting and likeable characters who have a great story to tell. Angst/drama, humor, sweetness and steam... this story holds your attention and keeps you reading. A good addition to the series.

I received an advanced reader's copy of the book and I am voluntarily leaving my honest review and recommendation.
ReneI
Aug 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sawyer and Axel two great friends who unknownest to each other are madly in love. This is the story of how they figure out they love each other while living through the terror of a mobman trying to get away with murder. This book also ties up the story of Beau and Mason from book one and helps everyone truly get their HEA and justice if finally found.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Linda
Aug 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Axel and Sawyer have been friends most of their lives and secretly in love with each other for almost as long, but they are to worried it will hurt their friendship if they act upon their feelings.
This is a good book of friends to lovers but with a lot of intrigue and crime. A few references were made that relate to the previous book in the series so it’s best to read that book first.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Louise
Sep 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The hardtimes!

Sawyer an Omega is in love with his best friend an Alpha Detective. Unfortuately the Alpha dosn't realise it, only seeing all the bad dates Sawyer chooses. Then one day Sawyer gets hit in the face by an Ex just as the Detective comes off work. This sexy love story between the two and all their friends is just the ticket. Thanks Austin. Looking forward to reading more in your series.
Alison Edmunds
Nov 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was engrossed in this story from start to finish. Sawyer and Axle are both likeable characters and I particularly enjoyed how Axle slowly builds up Sawyer's self esteem. These besties become lovers just a few chapters in and the rest of the story is the development of their relationship and capturing the bad guy. There is no accidental pregnancy either which is a change for the good after reading several books recently where there was! This is also well written apart from the occasional typo.
Donna
Aug 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
I can definitely say this story was worth reading I was not disappointed at all. I couldn’t help but cheer for these two the chemistry was undeniably perfect between them..I couldn’t resist reading nonstop I highly recommend reading this book you won’t be disappointed

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
MG Lahey
Sep 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
So worthy of so much

Sawyer's self esteem was nonexistent. His bestie Axel, knew what Sawyer had grown up with. As an Alpha, Axel always stuck up for his Omega BFF.
Finally, after one bad ex too many, Axel breaks down and tells Sawyer how he feels.
Great story and wonderful characters!
Mim Crenshaw
Aug 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I was so lost in it that I found myself really wanting to yell at the characters to open their eyes and look...lol. I was just cheering them on and sighing happily. It was definitely a feel good read for me .

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Pat
Aug 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was a book that drew me in right from the very beginning! The characters, Sawyer and Axle, were very likable, believable and engaging! The storyline was wonderfully written which kept me totally glued to my kindle until the very last page was turned!
Stefanie
Aug 27, 2019 added it
Shelves: dnf
I should’ve known, but I didn’t. This is a alpha/beta book and I don’t really read those. It’s okay written, nothing wrong with it, but I wasn’t interested enough in following through after a few chapters.
Cynthia Brooks
Aug 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Axel and Sawyer have care for each other since they were kids. They've been circling each other but each was afraid to make a move. Axel was a sheriff's detective and the case he's on may put Sawyer in danger. I really enjoyed this book.
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