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Bestie by Bella Jewel
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really liked it
bookshelves: contemporary, friends-to-lovers

Release Date: December 13, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance - friends to lovers
POV: Heroine - 1st person
Steam: 2
Series or Standalone: Book 5 of the Jokers' Wrath series but can be read as a standalone

This book was very highly anticipated by yours truly. When I found out that elements of this story came from the events that took place in the author's life (she had her own Bestie), I knew I had to read it. Who doesn't like something that offers a glimpse into who someone is and why? So of course I grabbed the opportunity when it came up.

Molly (daughter of Maddox) was living the good life. Amazing family, awesome friends, and a boyfriend she was happy to be in love with. That is until said boyfriend dumped her without an explanation. Heartbroken and unsure of what to do or who to turn to, along comes Roman who appoints himself as her new Bestie. Roman was broken too. After a nasty breakup, he was at a loss as to how to even move on.

So Molly and Roman helped each other out by being friends and supporting each other through their heartbreak. Unfortunately, they rebound with each other, which is obviously an easy way to further break one's heart. It didn't help that Roman was busy convincing Molly and himself that he was still very much in love with his ex. An ex that everyone, including myself, could see was undeserving of his affection and attention. I think that was the most disappointing part of the story. Although it made Roman's pain real and his actions gave his feelings some authenticity, it also made him come across as weak and pathetic. Also blind. WTH?! And Molly wasn't any better because she kept chasing after Roman while he was stuck in his confusion. Any claims he made regarding moving on or wanting/needing Molly came off as pretty unbelievable. I didn't trust it or believe in their HFN (if that was what I really got there in the end).

Overall, this book was raw and real and painful and, for many people, it was true. Be prepared for some major heart-string pulling!

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Reading Progress

Started Reading
December 12, 2016 – Shelved
December 12, 2016 – Shelved as: contemporary
December 12, 2016 – Shelved as: friends-to-lovers
December 12, 2016 – Finished Reading

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Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog•• Terrific review, hon!! xx

Natalie  ~ The Biblioholic Jenny wrote: "Terrific review, hon!! xx"

Thanks so much, Jenny! xoxo

Natalie  ~ The Biblioholic Ana {The Good Gif Fairy} wrote: "Great review ❤"

Thank you, Ana! xoxo

Jessica ❥Chatterbooks Book Blog❥ Fantastic review, Natalie!! :D

Natalie  ~ The Biblioholic Jessica-❥Chatterbooks Book Blog❥ wrote: "Fantastic review, Natalie!! :D"

Thanks so much Jessica!! =) xoxo

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Pam Nelson Awesome!

Natalie  ~ The Biblioholic Pam wrote: "Awesome!"

Thanks Pam! xo

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