November 17, 2016

Review - More than Friends by Monica Murphy

More than Friends by Monica Murphy
Release Date: November 14th, 2016 Genre: Young Adult Romance
He's not perfect, but he's all I want...
I’m your average girl at your average high school, trying to figure out my place in life. After catching my now ex-boyfriend messing around with my now ex-best friend, I’ve made some big changes. No more band, no more backstabbing friends and no more boring old life. Now I have new friends, a new job and new interests.
But there’s a certain someone who’s interested in me, and I don’t get it. Jordan Tuttle could have anyone he wants. He’s the most popular boy in school. Rich, gorgeous, smart and the star quarterback, he’s perfect. Yet he acts like he wants no one else but…me.
So despite my fears and doubt, I let him get close. Probably too close. I discover that he’s not so perfect after all, but it doesn’t matter. I’m falling for him, even though he runs so hot and cold. I know someday he’s going to break my heart.
And I’m going to let him.

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More than Friends is the second full-length book in the Friends series. The first book focused on Olivia, her friends, her boyfriends, and was all from her POV. The ending leaves off on a cliffy which involves Olivia, Ryan, Tuttle, and Amanda. So to be honest, I was hoping we would get more of a conclusion for Ryan and Olivia before jumping into Amanda’s story. 

However, the story continues to move forward for all characters, but this time we get Amanda and Tuttle’s point of view. We do get to see Olivia and Ryan as side characters, but it’s different when you are no longer reading from their point of view. 

Amanda is Olivia’s new friend but doesn’t fit into Olivia's old group of friends. She recently quit the band, she makes good grades and is nice to everyone. So when the popular, man-whore Tuttle shows interest it’s hard to convince her his feelings are genuine. She isn’t like the other girls Tuttle dates/hooks up with, but he is relentless in pursuing her. 

Tuttle is a bit of a mystery to me and I loved getting to read his thoughts. I really think Amanda is a great person and tries to do what’s right, so I naturally the protector in me wanted Tuttle to be the type of guy Amanda deserved. He definitely impressed me at times, but I was left wanting more. Now, this may not be fair as he is a high school student, so I am probably asking for too much maturity from him. I just wanted to see more sacrifice and give from him. 

Regardless let’s talk about this series and how addictive it is, because once you start these books you can’t put them down. For all the angst lovers the teenage angst was off the charts and had this wimp anxiously turning the page as fast as possible to see what would happen next. I am so desperate for some conclusions, conclusions for everyone, so I hope this next installment provides me some much needed peace! 

ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review.  


About the Author:
Monica Murphy is the New York Times, USA Today and #1 international bestselling author of the One Week Girlfriend series, the Billionaire Bachelors and The Rules series. Her books have been translated in almost a dozen languages and has sold over one million copies worldwide. She is both self-published and published by Random House/Bantam and Harper Collins/Avon. She writes new adult, young adult and contemporary romance.
She is a wife and a mother of three who lives in central California on fourteen acres in the middle of nowhere along with their one dog and too many cats. A self-confessed workaholic, when she's not writing, she's reading or hanging out with her husband and kids. She's a firm believer in happy endings, though she will admit to putting her characters through angst-filled moments before they finally get that hard won HEA.
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