'Hilarious, heart-warming and real. You will absolutely fall in love with Bea, a witty and wonderfully flawed protagonist. You have to read this book!'
Lucy Foley, author of The Hunting Party and The Guest List.
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...
Readers are falling in love with Just Friends:
***** 'This book is funny, warm and cheeky - perfect'
***** 'I fell completely in love with this book . . . so witty and keenly observed and FUN'
***** 'I snorted and laughed all the way through - but the emotional pull was also brilliant, and I found myself rooting for Bea'
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Alone on New Year’s Eve at her best friend’s wedding, Bea resolves to find the happiness she thinks all her loved-up friends have. Her resolution takes her on a series of hilarious and cringeworthy dates—one especially unforgettable occasion includes a cooking disaster, too much chilli and a necessary can of coconut milk that had us weeping with laugher. Beyond attempting to find love, Bea also tries to grow her hobby of creating bespoke greeting cards into a small business. She’s assisted by her friend Peter, and as the two begin to spend more time together, Bea starts to question whether her feelings for him are simply platonic. The awkward moments, miscommunication and witty prose ensures this rom-com is embarrassingly relatable and consistently laugh-out-loud funny.
Customer ReviewsSee All
A great read!
I really loved this book. I laughed out loud several times. Bea was a great character and I loved the romance with Peter. Well worth 5*.
Loved this book!
This was a great read. The humour was on point (although I know humour is subjective). It was witty, romantic and fresh. I saw parts of myself in Bea and Peter is a great romantic interest! In my opinion, the romance part of the book was great, but the thing that made this book extra special was the self-development part of Bea’s story. I absolutely loved it (and I would really like it to be made into a movie!!)
I’m probably just very emotional in general right now, but Bea is ridiculously relatable and the ending made me cry (in a good way!)
100% worth the read. Only quibble is I’d love an extra chapter at the end, but the book is perfectly told as it is regardless.