Book Reviews

What Are Friends For? by Sarah Sutton

My edition: Kindle Unlimited
Pages: 308
Series: Love in Fenton County #1
Genre: Best friends to lovers, YA, High School
Published: Jan. 2020
Rating: 2.5 Stars

Synopsis:

FALLING IN LOVE ISN’T COMPLICATED…UNLESS IT’S WITH YOUR BEST FRIEND.

A close, easygoing friendship can all change with just one kiss. Seventeen-year-old Remi Beaufort learns this the hard way when she plays a blindfolded kissing game at a party.

She thinks she’s kissing Jeremy, the totally hot basketball player she’s been crushing on. And the kiss…it’s amazing. Heart-stopping, world-changing, toe-curling. The kiss makes her forget about her overbearing mother, the next-door neighbor’s drama, and the probability that she’ll fail her senior year. The best kiss of her life makes all that fall away.

Until her blindfold falls off, and she realizes that instead of kissing her crush, she’s kissing Elijah, her best friend since third grade.

Though she manages to convince Elijah that he was kissing his girlfriend, Remi can’t get the thought of his lips on hers out of her head. As things between them grow more and more complicated–because it turns out her fantasizing about his mouth is more of a problem than it sounds–Remi has to make a choice: does she live the rest of her life loving her best friend in secret? Or does she tell the truth and risk ruining their friendship forever?

Review:

Remi was at a party when she happens to be blindfolded and put into a closet. The guy she has been kissing turns out to be her best friend. She makes him think it’s his girlfriend but the secret eats at her. What’s worse for her is she starts thinking of Elijah as more than a best friend.

I wasn’t a big fan of this book. I didn’t really like the heroine. She seemed to be lackluster. The hero was okay. I felt like this book had more drama llama than really needed. It seemed as if every other relationship was forced but the two MCs. But it wasn’t the greatest either.

I just wasn’t a fan of this one. I felt like everything was meh. Also was a fan of the cheating element. Not the accidental kiss in the closet but something that happens later on in the book.