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.
Like all of Penny’s books I never wanted to put the book down. Deadlines for work…ha! What are those…
Penny is an amazing author with a mind like no other. I love that she used her science knowledge in this book made it more authentic and so her. Absolutely loved the characters and their psychological impediments. The wit and sarcasm is my favorite thing from this author. Thanks for the escape ❤️
Wonderfully unique love story!
Penny writes complex characters that you root for and want to know more about. Penny is a master at slowly revealing what has motivated and formed the main characters. You keep telling yourself I’m only going to read one more page and then one more chapter and suddenly it is 2 a.m. and you are so close to finishing you can’t stop now. That was the case with this book. Winnie and Byron are such fascinating characters and draw you into their story. You can feel their longing for each other and angst that it isn’t shared. I’m so happy some chapters were from Byron’s point of view. I think his chapters elevated my understanding of his motivations and thus my beieving he was worthy of Winnie. And I liked the authenciity of the more intimate scenes. You don’t often see that in a romance.