My rating: 4 of 5 stars
A little back story first…
Parker and Ben have been best friends since their freshman year in college. Now living together, they constantly have to tell those around them they will NEVER develop feelings for each other…because people who are that close, who get along that well, who are both crazy attractive can keep platonic feelings right? ……
Parker, who’s been recently dumped by her long-term boyfriend, decides she’s been doing it wrong and that she should be having sex like her good friend Ben- no strings attached. Get in, get off, get out. And who better than to do this with? Why, your best friend, that’s who!
In Parker’s mind, you should at least like the person you’re sleeping with just a little, and since she gets along amazingly well with Ben and has zero feelings for him (yea right), and he enjoys casual sex more than most and has ZERO desire to be in a relationship, he’d make the perfect candidate.
So a nice little arrangement is developed (I’d like to just stop here and say their first kiss while agreeing to the terms of this ‘friends with sex’ deal was freaking HOT). They’ll have sex, but as soon as it starts to get weird, or too much, or the other wants out, they’ll just say the word and things will go back to normal. No hard feelings, no weirdness (again..yea right).
I’m sure you can all guess what happens after that….
I lovedddd loved loved the friendship between Ben and Parker. Their conversations, the little games they would play, the way they supported one another was insanely adorable. This book was also filled with LOL moments, and some swoon worthy moments as well. I found myself laughing and smiling while reading quite a few times. I REALLY enjoyed Lauren’s writing and the characters.
So why not 5 stars you ask? Well this book is about friends who decide to have SEX right? Well then where was all this hot sex? Don’t get me wrong, there were a few scenes, though not very detailed, that were still steamy..but maybe I expected a tad more? I understand it was more about the development of their feelings and the realization that they belong together, which WAS greatly written. But I kind of wanted maybe just one ‘jaw-dropping-holy-crap-that-was-hot’ sex scene.
All in all a great read though! And I would definitely recommend this one!
RELEASE DATE: August 25, 2015
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*ARC generously provided by Random House Publishing via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.* ”