A Guide to Being Just Friends
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When Harry Met Sally meets 500 Days of Summer in A Guide to Being Just Friends, a playful and emotional romantic comedy from the author of Ten Rules for Faking It.
"Sophie Sullivan’s writing feels like a warm hug.” —Rachel Lynn Solomon, bestselling author of The Ex Talk
Hailey Sharp has a one-track mind. Get By the Cup salad shop off the ground. Do literally everything possible to make it a success. Repeat. With a head full of entrepreneurial ideas and a bad ex in her rearview, her one and only focus is living life the way she wants to. No distractions.
Wes Jansen never did understand the fuss about relationships. With a string of lackluster first dates and the pain from his parents’ angry divorce following him around, he’d much rather find someone who he likes, but won’t love. Companionship, not passion, is the name of the game.
When Hailey and Wes find each other in a disastrous meet cute that wasn’t even intended for them, they embarrassingly go their separate ways. But when Wes finds Hailey to apologize for his behavior, they strike up a friendship. Because that’s all this can be. Hailey doesn’t want any distractions. Wes doesn’t want to fall in love.
What could possibly go wrong?
"A joyful, swoony romance full of heart and humor!" —Sarah Adams, author of The Cheat Sheet
Sullivan charms in her final Jansen Brothers romance (after How to Love Your Neighbor). Hailey Sharp left Hollywood and a bad relationship to settle in the Southern California town of San Verde, where she opens a salad shop. She soon meets Wesley Jansen, a businessman and New York City transplant who heads the intriguingly named Squishy Cat Industries with his two brothers. After getting off on the wrong foot, Hailey and Wesley strike up a fast friendship—and the commitment-averse pair are each determined that's all their relationship will ever be. They struggle (unsuccessfully) to fight their growing attraction—right up until Hailey accidentally lets her feelings slip and sends Wes running scared. Their fairly straightforward friends-to-lovers romance is enhanced by a robust supporting cast (which includes the starring couples from the earlier books) and numerous laugh-out-loud moments, including an autocorrect fail that puts a dirty spin on pretzel sticks. It's a fun, breezy romp.