It’s easy to put someone in the friend zone. But what happens if you change your mind?
Bea isn’t happy. Desperate for a change, she looks to her friends for inspiration. Every single one of them is paired off, perhaps that’s what she needs too.
So, she starts dating again. But everywhere she goes – amid the hilarious and scarring dates – there’s Peter. Good old, oddball Peter, her closest friend from university. He’s always been firmly in the friend zone but something’s happened lately – he seems taller, more handsome and suddenly making him smile is Bea’s favourite thing.
But how can Bea possibly risk their friendship? And how do you even go about taking someone out of the friend zone? What if Bea and Peter were only ever meant to be just friends…
Just Friends is available in ebook now and in paperback on the 4th February 2021. You can purchase or pre-order your copy using the link below.
Just friends is a heartwarming and uplifting read who I found thoroughly enjoyable!
Firstly I absolutely loved Bea from the first moment I was introduced to her. She is such an incredibly realistic but flawed character that I really liked following throughout the book. I was immediately on her side, wanting her to succeed in everything she tried. She seemed a little bit like me in some respects as I also try hard to please others. Peter was an amazing person to have as a love interest as I found he quickly got inside my head so much that I found myself thinking about him when I wasn’t reading. He’s such a sweet, guy and I found the book very hard to put down as I want to see if they’d end up together.
This story just drew me in from the start with the easy to read writing style helping to quickly engage with the story. The story was very amusing and I enjoyed following Bea and the many awkward moments that she finds herself in which made me love her even more. Some of the moments had me laughing out loud as they were absolutely hilarious with the vivid descriptions helping me fully envision the scene. I was sorry to finish the book and leave Bea and Peter behind.
Huge thanks to Anne Cater for inviting me for the blog tour and to Transworld for my copy of this book via Netgalley.
About The Author:
Holly McCulloch lives in Oxfordshire and bakes beautiful (and delicious) cakes for a living. Just Friends is her debut novel.