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So I read Sarah Mayberry’s Her Best Friend the other night.

Check out the blurb from the back of the book:

What’s a girl to do when she’s secretly in love with a friend and he’s married to someone else? She gets over it. That’s what Amy Parker has done. Rather than lose her best bud Quinn Whitfield with an ill-timed, crazy confession of affection, she’s taken the smart route. She’s eased away from him. Just enough to get past the unrequited bits.

And you know, it’s working. Until the day Quinn announces he’s now single. That’s right. He’s single.And he wants to hang out. With her. Get reconnected the way they used to be. Oh, this is so not good for Amy’s equilibrium. Daily doses of Quinn remind her of everything she loves about him. But if he’s free and she’s free,well, maybe the time has come for one of those crazy confessions.

I really loved this book. It was utterly fab-u-lous. Loved the storyline, loved the heroine and the hero, loved the setting, loved the characterisations, loved how real the book read. Loved that the author didn’t take a shortcut and make the ex-wife, Lisa, into a monster. Loved the friendship between Quinn and Amy, it felt wonderfully real, and honest and beautiful.

I’m a real sucker for friends-to-lovers romance books anyway, so HBF was always going to work for me on a basic level, but what I wasn’t prepared for was the depth that Mayberry managed to achieve with this book. It was great for the first time in ages to read a book that I just didn’t want to end. Sarah Mayberry, I salute you:)

You can buy HBF from here and read an excerpt here.


  • I love Mayberry too, and I really enjoyed this one. She has yet to disappoint me!


  • gasp. choke. wheeze. Karen… you… you BLOGGED! YAY!!!!


  • I kept it short and sweet though, lol.


  • Nice to see you back at the blog, Karen!

    Regarding ‘Her Best Friend’: I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Sarah Mayberry’s most recent Superromance, ‘The Best Laid Plans’, is also very good.


  • I agree completely, this is a great little book!


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