📚 Synopsis 📚
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…
💭 My Thoughts 💭
This is Holly McCulloch’s debut novel and if this is a standard of things to come, then I’ll be definitely buying her next books.
Just Friends centres around the life of Bea. Bea is at that point in her life when all around her seem to be getting married off, having children or moving on with their careers. And, Bea is just Bea not doing those stuff.
So, Bea decides to take action and hit the dating scene. Cue a few hilarious dates, let’s just say chillies and coconut milk feature highly in one date. And, this made me laugh out loud. Bea reminded me of Miranda and Bridget Jones. And, I for one love these characters.
There is one constant in Bea’s life and that’s Peter. Dear old oddley Boddley. He is always around and there for Bea when she needs a friend. We all need a Peter in our lives. The only thing is that Bea hasn’t yet twigged on that Peter is her perfect man. Will she ever bring him out of the friend zone? Will she realise too late that Peter is perfect and not Just Friends (see what I did there 😊)
My only negative comment about this book is that it ended much too soon. I could have read about Bea and her life for much longer. Let’s hope that Bea gets another outing 🤞🏼
Just Friends is an amazing feel good book that will have you smiling and laughing. It’s a perfect book to cheer you up.
✍🏼 About The Author ✍🏼
Holly McCulloch lives in Oxfordshire and bakes beautiful (and delicious) cakes for a living. Just Friends is her debut novel.