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More than Friends

4.39  ·  Rating details ·  70 ratings  ·  67 reviews

Dane Crawford is head over heels in love with his best friend.


Sterling Cranefield is in lust with her boyfriend, until he abruptly breaks her heart.

When Sterling tries to withdraw from her friends following the breakup, Dane won’t allow it.
Now is his chance and he isn’t going to let it, or her, slip through his fingers.
A simple game of Truth or Dare, changes
Kindle Edition, 232 pages
Published November 12th 2019 by Tarrah Anders, LLC (first published 2016)
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Julie's Book Land Reviews
Nov 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-arcs
This book was so good and a little bit sad around the 70% mark which I won't spoil for you. But overall I enjoyed this friends to lovers story. I highly recommend it if you love this kind of trope and can handle a bit of emotion in your romance stories.
Jessica Roessler
Nov 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Sometime's you pick up a book, read it, and realize that without really knowing it, it was exactly what you needed at that time.
Tarrah Anders's More Than Friends was that for me over the past 2 days.
I am a lover of best friends to lover's romance, &I always strive to read the trope anytime that I can, and Dane & Sterling's story was a wonderful addition to my list of loved best friends to lover's stories.

Dane & Sterling's have been those friends who have had a little something
Robyn Corcoran
Nov 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Dane Crawford and Sterling Cranefield have known each other and been best friends since the fifth grade however he has more than a crush on her.

The story has some very funny moments that literally had me laughing out loud. A tipsy Sterling is a crack up but generally speaking she has a great sense of humour anyway. The main characters are able to laugh at each other and the banter is fun. As well, there are some darker times in the story where you go through completely different emotions but
Nov 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love Tarrah's style of writing and this didn't disappoint. This friend to lover's story was beautiful. The pace was just right and the friends surrounding them were also beautifully written. The comedy and love between them all was easy to feel from the way the writer integrated them, and us, into Stirling and Dane's lives.

...... then 70% happened and I lost my mind. I had to text Tarrah and demand to know what she was doing. After talking me down off my ledge, and advising me to drink more
Nov 11, 2019 rated it liked it
**Reviewed for A Book Nerd, A Book Seller and a Bibliophile Blog**
3.5 Stars
Dane and Sterling, best friends since elementary school, have rooted themselves so deeply into each other’s lives that there is no real way to separate them except one: Dane is harboring feelings for his best friend while Sterling isn’t the wiser. After a rough break up, slowly Sterling starts to see Dane in a new light. While trying to navigate their new normal, tragedy strikes which makes it more difficult for these
Nov 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
More Than Friends is a beautiful friends to lovers romance that will have you smiling large as Dane and Sterling discover that some friendships are the foundations of forever. As drama, tragedy and life in general make for an interesting journey for these two, the one thing that never wavers is the adoration these two have always had for each other. A story that will at times break your heart but will also have your soul rejoicing with how beautiful some love stories can be. Their path to love ...more
Danielle Swainston
Nov 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
A cute friends to lovers romance you will want to read again and again.

Dane and Sterling have been best friends for most of their lives. However what neither of them have ever admitted to the other is that their feelings run deeper then friendship, that is until one night and a game of truth or dare. What follows is two friends turning into something more....Much more.

I enjoyed this book from start to finish, i laughed, i swooned and i also cried a little (please say Max gets his own book!)

Jenn the Readaholic
Nov 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Be prepared to laugh and to cry, both in equal measure. Dane and Sterling are best friends, but they’ve always harbored feelings-that-dare-not-be-shared for each other. The stars finally align and, with a little persuasion from their friends, they begin the transition from a couple of friends to a COUPLE. There are some bumps in their road, some larger than others, but their story is both hot and natural. Their HEA is richly deserved and their story made for an enjoyable read. So much so that I ...more
Nov 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book pulled me in from the beginning. A wonderful friends to lovers book. Dane and Sterling have been best friends for a long time. A game of truth or dare has them realizing things have changed between them at some point. Beautiful story.
Mona williams
Nov 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
this was a really great book! he has always had feelings for his best friend. he never crossed the line until one night of truth or dare. now things are not the same plus she just broke up with the guy who she thought we be her forever. you have to read to find out what happens.
Ashleigh Christou
Nov 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a really enjoyable story. Well paced, wonderful main characters and supporting characters, mixture of love and sadness with a sprinkle of darkness. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry and I think, if like me, you’ll really like this book!
Becca Whaley
Nov 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Being in love with your best friend is never easy when they have no clue. Never wanting to ruin the friendship over the other not sharing those feelings... Dane and Sterling have been side by side forever. There is nothing they won't do for each other. When they finally give a relationship a chance they couldn't be happier ..... Then tragedy strikes and what could tear them apart only brings them closer.
Nov 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
I liked this friends to lovers romance. It was easy to read Dane and Sterling's story. I thought that these two had great chemistry and I loved the connection between them. The storyline was light and fun but also offered plenty of emotional turmoil to provide the reader with lots of feels. I am choosing to post a truthful review.
Nov 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
This story is a sweet, hot, sexy best friends to lovers romance with wonderful characters and lots of emotional ups and downs.
Nov 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It's time to explore more than friendship

I love friends to lovers! Dane & Sterling's journey from best friends to more was perfect.

I will admit this book was evoking major deja vu for me. There's a reason for that. More than Friends is a reboot of The Friend Zone. I enjoyed this just as much this time as the first.

I like the feel of realism in Tarrah's stories. Friendships, life, work, tragedy, happiness, comfort, passion, all the feels!

Dane and Sterling finally, after decades of
Natalie Alice
Nov 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Im voluntary leaving a review.

This a best friend romance from a new author for me.

It follows Dane and Sterling. Its a nice light-hearted story about love. I fell in love with sterling straight away.

If you like best friend contemporary romance with a happy ending then i highly recommend this book.
Leah Blanks
Nov 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was amazing I loved the game they played and how they got together at the end it was so good and can’t wait for more
Brandy Freeman
Nov 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
For me, this book was one of those that you love but hate to see end!

This book absolutely drew me in and had me at a point of saying adult words!
After finishing this book I went and looked up the author and will be reading more books from her.
Michelle Krystel
Nov 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was given an advance readers copy of this book and have decided to write a voluntary honest review. I just love these types of stories friends to lovers are the best kind of romance. I mean yes it doesnt always work out and the drama sometimes can be over the top. But I live the build of it and tarrah did a perfect with Dane and Sterling. Now I can't wait for max!
Samantha Fields
Oct 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I liked this story. Dane and Sterling were well written. Best friends since forever Dane is in love with Sterling. They play a game of truth or dare with their friends and have to face a few truths. Can their friendship survive trying to make a go of being together. Definitely worth a read. This story gripped me from the beginning.
Oct 22, 2019 rated it liked it
3 1/2*
Dane & Sterling have been best friends forever neither sure when their feelings changed.
A truth or dare game with friends Max & Betsy has them facing reality.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Oct 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Awesome characters...great storyline...heartbreaking and emotional...Can't wait for more!
Rudy Red
Nov 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was a new type of book for me to read by Tarrah Anders - first full novel rather than short story/novella. I completely fell in love with the two MCs, and the supporting cast added that special something without detracting from the story at all. (In fact, Tarrah set up Max, Dane's best friend, for a great next installment in this new series - can't wait!)

As I said, the MCs were amazing. Dane & Sterling had known each other for 17 years, since 5th grade. They were supportive, protective,
KL Cassanello
Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Dane and Sterling have been best friends since they were children. He had feelings like a crush, and realized that its much more, but doesn't let her know. He dates a little, but isn't remotely interested in anyone else. She's dating someone, but Dane doesn't think that Ryan deserves her. And he's right. A game of Truth of Date, and a lot of alcohol, and things begin to change between them. Despite the fact that Ryan is the one who broke up with Sterling, he's not quite ready to let her go. Dane ...more
Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is book one in The More Duet. Fane and Sterling have always been the best of friends. When Sterling's boyfriend breaks up with her from what seems like out of no where, she begins to fold in on herself. Dane is not going to let her shut everyone out. It all begins with a game but not jusy any game, the dangerous, and unpredictable game of Truth or Dare. Dane and Sterling have often thought about each other with the possibility of more than friends but it was never openly expressed. Now? ...more
Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Truth or Dare?


I’ve read many friends to lovers stories lately, and I’ve enjoyed all of them! This one was paced really well, and an easy read.

Tarrah writes about likable characters, and alongside them, you too feel the myriad of emotions in this book. They experience heartbreak, sorrow and loss, as well as joy, and the love and excitement that comes with new beginnings.

Dane and Sterling have been very close for years, but only ever as friends. Have there been hidden feelings between
Nov 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
More than friends by Tarrah Anders was the sweetest friends to lovers romance. That is what I called friends to lovers romance when the main characters have been friends since childhood.

Dane and Sterling were friends since fifth grade, and have been friends for seventeen years now. But Dane always had the biggest crush on Sterling. Isn’t that the cutest thing ever? But the thing is that Dane never told her because he thinks she will never see him as more as a friend. But boy, little does he
A.B. Shepherd
Nov 15, 2019 rated it it was ok
Really needs both a copy editor and a proofreader. At least a third of the book should have been cut because it didn't add to the story or move it along, such as the entire character of Candace, and 90% of what took place at Dane's and Max's business. And sooo many typos or missing words. Plus, for the record, when you give someone a huge shock they MIGHT have a coronary, but it would never give them a CORNEA. Really not sure why I read this all the way through, but it was not worth my time. I ...more
Patti Barker
Nov 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Dane and Sterling have been friends for 17 years. Best friends. The played a game with their friends Max & Betsy. That game was Truth or Dare and it changed everything. Their feelings came out but not in full force till they played another game & BAM all feelings came out in the open. They finally showed each other how they felt & ended up getting married but not until something happened in their life. This book really took a turn I was not ready for. It was a good turn but dang. ...more
Suzaan Jansen van Rensburg
Dane and Sterling were friends since childhood and are regularly spending time together. Dane however was feeling a lot more than friendship but Sterling had a boyfriend and he was satisfied to be her friend if not more. Then her boyfriend broke up with her and after a game of truth and dare with some friends everything changed between them and Dane got his chance to let her see that they can be more than just friends. This is a friends to lovers story but also embracing the couple's ...more
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Tarrah Anders is a contemporary romance author who is all about the feels, with the twists of sexy mixed in between. Writing has always been a passion and Tarrah loves to share her words, her characters and the world that they live in with her readers. Tarrah enjoys creating characters that you can be friends with, so get ready to make some new friends.

She is originally from the San Francisco Bay