Winnifred Gobaldi and Byron Visser are not best friends.
Yes, they’ve known each other for years, but they’re not even friendly. Winnie considers them more like casual, distant acquaintances who find each other barely tolerable, especially when he's being condescending (which is all the time).
The truth is, they have nothing in common. She’s a public school science teacher with stars in her eyes, and he’s a pretentious, joyless double PhD turned world-famous bestselling fiction author. She loves sharing her passion for promulgating women in STEM careers and building community via social media, and he eschews all socialization, virtual or otherwise. She’s looking for a side hustle to help pay down a mountain of student debt, and his financial portfolio is the stuff of fiduciary wet dreams. So why are they faking a #bestfriend relationship for millions of online spectators?
When a simple case of tit-for-tat trends between nonfriends leads to a wholly unexpected kind of pretend, nothing is simple. Sometimes, it takes a public audience to reveal the truth of private feelings, and rarely—very rarely—you should believe what you see online.
Ten Trends to Seduce Your Bestfriend is a full-length, complete standalone, adult contemporary romantic comedy.
Loved Winnie & Byron
And I didn’t want their story to end.
I hope we’ll see these two again.
Penny never disappoints
I’m a huge fan! Her stories are always smart and sexy, and sooooo funny! This one is no exception! I do think the editor should’ve taken another look through as there were a few repeated passages and things like that, but it doesn’t actually detract from her writing. Which is always an eye opening experience; she has a keen way of expressing different ways of thinking and understanding unique perspectives, and then generally making sure that none of the characters understand each other without creating valid lines of communication. Oh the things people can learn from these ever so important skills!
Penny Reid is over changing views and vernacular. Love to see it. The turmoil and thought process from a person with sensory issues to ptsd and slowly building a bridge and hoping it’s of the golden gate variety just keeps you going! Finished it in a day I couldn’t put it down