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Friends Without Benefits by Penny Reid
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it was amazing
bookshelves: ebooks, romance, new-adult-mania, angsty-intense

4.5 Italian stars

“Nothing is more frustrating than being attracted to someone who is a complete jerk – except for maybe also caring about that person despite continued abuses. I was such an idiot.”

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Penny Reid just gets better and better with every book I read by her! After finishing a book that didn't work for me, I needed to dive into something I knew I would love, so I turned to my spirit animal Penny Reid. Yes you read that right, Penny Reid is my spirit animal. Go and find your own!

Friends Without Benefits is the story of Elizabeth and Nico. The two of them grew up together, and Nico was a bit of a bully to Elizabeth when they were younger. The loss of a mutual friend in high school leads to emotions Elizabeth didn't expect so she bailed and never contacted Nico again. Now, ten years later, he and his mother walk into the hospital she works at to get Nico's niece on a clinical trial that will help her.

The two have an attraction which Elizabeth fights. But will childhood love prevail? Or will Nico lose the girl he was meant to be with?

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It's obvious I love Penny Reid and her books. Some I like more than others and this one fits that description. I love the idea that Nico was a lovestruck kid for most of their lives and knew from an early age who his soulmate was. Elizabeth is a tough nut to crack but once someone is in her heart, they are there forever.

Elizabeth is dealing with a bit of loneliness now that her best friend and roommate Janie has found the love of her life. Considering her options lovers wise she is thrown for a loop when Nico reappears. It was perfect timing that he came back into her life because she ended up focusing more on him and his family.

“I wasn’t a hypocrite — well, everyone is a hypocrite, but I was trying hard to be less of one.”

I loved Nico, I loved Elizabeth, Angelica, Rose and more. The angst was deliciously sweet and knitted carefully into the story <--- see what I did there? :P If you are looking for a book that will make you smile, laugh and believe in the power of true love, this is the book for you.

“You can’t tell me that I don’t know you. I see you. I see you better than you see yourself. And everything about you is beautiful.”

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Reading Progress

October 1, 2015 – Started Reading
October 1, 2015 – Shelved
October 1, 2015 – Shelved as: ebooks
October 1, 2015 – Shelved as: romance
October 1, 2015 – Shelved as: new-adult-mania
October 2, 2015 – Finished Reading
October 3, 2015 – Shelved as: angsty-intense

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♥ Jx PinkLady Reviews ♥ Great review, Rachel xx


message 2: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Kyle Fab review Rachel :D


✦❋Arianna✦❋ Terrific review, Rachel!;)


Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤  Fantastic review Rachel <33


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Brandi Awesome review, Rachel! xx


Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️ Beautiful review babe. I need to read more Penny stuff.


Rachel Reads Ravenously Jxxx ♥ Pink Lady ♥ wrote: "Great review, Rachel xx"

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Pavlina loves Dex ❤❤ wrote: "Fantastic review Rachel <33"

Brandi wrote: "Awesome review, Rachel! xx"

Thanks ladies! xoxo


Rachel Reads Ravenously Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️ wrote: "Beautiful review babe. I need to read more Penny stuff."

Thanks Allison! You do!


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Jen Wonderful review doll! ❤️


Geri Reads She is awesome! Love her books. Great review, Rach!


message 11: by Mo (new) - rated it 4 stars

Mo Fab review, Rachel.


* Meli Mel * Lovely review, Rachel!! <33


Christy Fabulous review, Rachel! I love Penny! Can't wait to read this one <3


Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞ wonderful review Rachel!

(i saw what u did!) ;)


NinaReader Aww Sharon took my line ^^ :)
I was going to also say I saw what you did there. LOL

I love this review as much I love this story and I love Penny Reid. I did my PR marathon read a few months ago and all her books are solid great reads!


Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog GORGEOUS review Sweetie!! :)
xoxoox


message 17: by Wendy'sThoughts (new)

Wendy'sThoughts "Penny Reid just gets better and better" and so do you Rachel!


Jennifer Great review


SueBee★bring me an alpha!★ Lovely review Rach! = DD


message 20: by Jasmine (new)

Jasmine Superb review girlie!! :D ♥ I love how she is your spirit animal!! Need to remind self to pick up this series agaiN!


Rachel Reads Ravenously Jen wrote: "Wonderful review doll! ❤️"

Thansk Jen!


Rachel Reads Ravenously ♥~♥Geri ~ the Racy Lit Reader ♥~♥ wrote: "She is awesome! Love her books. Great review, Rach!"

Thanks Geri! Me too :)


Rachel Reads Ravenously Mo wrote: "Fab review, Rachel."

Thanks Mo!


Rachel Reads Ravenously Meli Mel *Ty and Zane's Creeper* wrote: "Lovely review, Rachel!! <33"

Thanks Meli!


Rachel Reads Ravenously Christy wrote: "Fabulous review, Rachel! I love Penny! Can't wait to read this one <3"

Thanks Christy! You'll love it!


Rachel Reads Ravenously Sharon ✽ is an emotional book junkie ✽ wrote: "wonderful review Rachel!

(i saw what u did!) ;)"


Thanks Sharon! And LOL


Rachel Reads Ravenously NinaReader wrote: "Aww Sharon took my line ^^ :)
I was going to also say I saw what you did there. LOL

I love this review as much I love this story and I love Penny Reid. I did my PR marathon read a few months ago..."


Thanks Nina! And I saw you PR marathon, glad you love her too!


Rachel Reads Ravenously Patty ❤️❤️ Belongs To ❤️Kellan❤️Jesse❤️Lautner❤️Miller❤️Garrett❤️Malcolm and Archer❤️❤️ wrote: "GORGEOUS review Sweetie!! :)
xoxoox"


Thanks Patty!


Rachel Reads Ravenously Wendy'sThoughts wrote: ""Penny Reid just gets better and better" and so do you Rachel!"

Thanks Wendy!


Rachel Reads Ravenously Jennifer wrote: "Great review "

Thanks Jennifer!


Rachel Reads Ravenously SueBee★bring me an alpha!★ wrote: "Lovely review Rach! = DD"

Thanks SueBee!


Rachel Reads Ravenously Jasmine wrote: "Superb review girlie!! :D ♥ I love how she is your spirit animal!! Need to remind self to pick up this series agaiN!"

Thanks girlie!!!! And yes, my spirit animal and no one else's :P jkjk I hope you do!


*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time Great review Rachel!


Rachel Reads Ravenously J *I did it all for the nookie.The book nookie* wrote: "Great review Rachel!"

Thanks J! :)


♥Sharon♥ I love this review and I love that you enjoyed this story. PR is one of my all time favorites. She never fails to make me happy with her stories!!


message 36: by Kim (new)

Kim Bailey Fab review, Rachel! <3


message 37: by ♥Rachel♥ (new)

♥Rachel♥ I really liked Truth or Beard so I'd like to try this series as well. I think it's on audio so maybe I'll try that. Yay for spirit animals! Wonderful review, Rachel! :)


message 38: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Lovely review, Rachel.


Rachel Reads Ravenously Amanda wrote: "Lovely review, Rachel."

Thanks Amanda!


Rachel Reads Ravenously Kim B wrote: "Fab review, Rachel! <3"

Thanks Kim!


Rachel Reads Ravenously ♥Sharon♥ wrote: "I love this review and I love that you enjoyed this story. PR is one of my all time favorites. She never fails to make me happy with her stories!!"

Thanks Sharon! I haven't read a bad one by her yet!


Rachel Reads Ravenously ♥Rachel♥ wrote: "I really liked Truth or Beard so I'd like to try this series as well. I think it's on audio so maybe I'll try that. Yay for spirit animals! Wonderful review, Rachel! :)"

Thanks Rachel! And you should read them, they're great!


Penelope ✘ that awkward girl that doesn't go here ✘ Haha, I see what you did there! :) I'll def try this one out. Wasn't a big fan of the first book but I'm thinking this one will work for me. Lovely review!


Jacqueline's Reads Great review!


Rachel Reads Ravenously Penelope wrote: "Haha, I see what you did there! :) I'll def try this one out. Wasn't a big fan of the first book but I'm thinking this one will work for me. Lovely review!"

Thanks Penelope! I hope you like it :)


Rachel Reads Ravenously Jacqueline's Reads wrote: "Great review!"

Thanks!


Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾ Great review, honey! xx


Rachel Reads Ravenously Lkay ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾ wrote: "Great review, honey! xx"

Thanks Lana!


ღFloღ the coffee addict Beautiful review, Rachel! This will be my next PR book. ;D


Rachel Reads Ravenously ღFloღ the coffee addict wrote: "Beautiful review, Rachel! This will be my next PR book. ;D"

Thanks Flo! Enjoy :)


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