Review: A Guide to Being Just Friends by Sophie Sullivan

Book Review

A Guide to Being Just Friends by Sophie Sullivan (Jansen Brothers #3)

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A playful and emotional romantic comedy from the author of Ten Rules for Faking It

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 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? 

What I thought

Thank you, Macmillan Audio, for a copy of the audiobook for an honest review. All thoughts and feelings expressed are my own.

When I saw the synopsis for this book, I thought it would be a fun read.  I do not usually pick up contemporary romance, so I may not be the best to judge what is good in this space.  With that said, I really enjoyed this book.  This is the third book in a companion series that focuses around the Jansen Brothers.  I have not read the first two books in this series, and I was able to read this book as a standalone just fine.   This is a super cute slow burn romance with a low spice level.  Watching Hailey essentially start over after leaving her toxic ex was amazing.  She had real struggles and I appreciated that.  Then you have Wes who is trying to find someone using dating apps, and you get to see his struggle. Neither of them are looking for love when they find each other, and you get to see their friendship grow into something more without even them realizing it.

I would suggest this to anyone that is looking for a cute rom-com read.  

My Rating: /5

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