Friends do nice things for each other, right?
That’s what Polly Bowman tells herself when she agrees to be her friend Bailey’s ‘fake girlfriend’ to help him keep a promise to his family. After all, Bailey has always supported her through difficult times – he even knows about her secret singing sessions at the local speakeasy bar.
But maintaining a fake relationship isn’t easy, and when Polly’s meddling but well-meaning group of friends throw her and Bailey together as best man and maid-of-honour for an upcoming wedding, Polly soon realises she’s going to have to confront a few long-kept secrets head on …
The Review: I read this as part of both the #Summersolsticereadalong and #HungryReadersGames20 the other day and was thrilled that it was my Summer read!
Just Friends begins with a group of friends discussing wedding plans and I was already glued to my seat. There are a lot of characters in this book, done very well in that you remember who each of them are as you read on.
There’s some definite proper laugh out loud moments (how could there not be with a fake relationship going on?) but I think what stands out is definitely the chemistry, romance and heat. I felt for Bailey soooooo much and actually secretly hoped Polly would go easy on him (yes I am aware this is a book!) and was thrilled with how everything played out. This could be read as a standalone but it would probably be better to start with the brilliant Make It Up To You (review here) which was epic too! Definitely a summer read to be enjoyed and beyond recommended.