Series: Beta Brothers #2
Published by Amazon Digital Services LLC in August 2018
Format: Reviewers Copy
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Carter's been crazy about Nina since the first time he saw her emerald eyes, but his fratastic reputation landed him in the friend zone before he even had a chance to say, "How you doin'?"
So when Nina suggests they become friends with benefits, he can't believe his luck.
After all, once he's gotten in her pants, winning her heart should be easy... right?
Note: I received this book for free from the Author. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review in any way. All opinions shared are my own.
Friends with Benefits by Hazel Kelly follows the story of Nina and Carter as they secretly embark into a “friends with benefits” situation. However, as with any good romance, things don’t quite work out as they originally intended and feelings get in the way.
The plot was predictable. I think anyone that’s read books with the “friends with benefit” troupe knows what will happen in the end. However, it’s the journey to the end that matters and Hazel Kelly created such likable, hilarious characters that I was invested in their story from the start. I found the drama that occurred to be a bit over-the-top, but I enjoyed how everything wrapped up in the end.
The story was told in alternating POVs. So you get to be in the mind of both Nina and Carter, which was fun. I really liked knowing where both of their intentions were coming from. I also found both of the characters to be quite funny. I mean one of my favorite quotes was “I’d cuddle the shit out of that bitch.” (Chapter 2, Hazel Kelly) Pardon the language, but that line was just so funny to me. I definitely laughed out loud. I was hooked going forward.
All in all, I really enjoyed Friends with Benefits by Hazel Kelly. It was a quick, fun read and exactly what I needed after finishing The Illuminae Files. I definitely needed a break from science fiction and fantasy after that. Friends with Benefits had likable characters and some laugh out loud moments. It definitely spurred me into a romance reading mood.
Have you read Friends with Benefits by Hazel Kelly? Do you have any contemporary romance reads to recommend I check out either YA or adult? I’d love to hear your thoughts! Feel free to share them with me in the comments.