Saturday, August 20, 2011

Intimate Friends by Claire Matthews

Title:  Intimate Friends
AuthorClaire Matthews
My Rating: B

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: -
Main Characters: Emma & Noah
Release Date: July 2011
ISBN: e-book
Publisher: Evernight
Links to Purchase:
Amazon- $3.50
Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
What happens when friendship turns into love?

Emma Whitten and Noah Jordan are high school teachers and best friends. Emma is about to leave for graduate school in England, wanting to assert her independence after a nasty break-up with her longtime boyfriend.

Noah, a math nerd, has been in love with Emma for quite some time, but keeps his feelings hidden, believing that she sees him as just a buddy. But after an afternoon of friendship slips into an evening of passion, Emma begins to see geeky Noah in a new light, and Noah begins to believe that they can be more than just friends.

Will Emma choose to move to England as planned, or acknowledge her growing feelings for Noah and find the will to stay?

My Review:
It's no secret that this is my favorite trope...friends to lovers. This is another good one!

After running into her ex-boyfriend with his new fiance, Emma has spent the afternoon drowning her sorrows forgetting her evening plans with Noah. When he arrives, she is drunk, sad, and needing validation. Noah has been in love with Emma forever so when she puts the moves on him, he doesn't have the willpower to turn her away. This one night of passion turns into a powerful affair with incredible sex...the friendship was already there in this relationship, and adding in the incredible sex, just makes everything perfect...except for Emma is about to leave for a 2 year course in England.

Noah was incredible in this book. He always knew exactly what Emma needed when she needed it. When she was feeling awkward, he didn't allow her to wallow in that. Sweet, sexy, funny....really a perfect guy. He knows what he wants with Emma...he's been there mentally for a long time, and now that he has her where he wants her, he is not going to let her go without a fight.

Emma, on the other hand, is not quite there. She is not used to thinking about her buddy Noah as anything other than a friend. The transition is not a smooth one and she has been planning this move for a year month of passion is not enough time to alter her entire life plan.

This is a sweet little read. It doesn't take much time....maybe an hour or two. It's great for a night when you simply need a happy feel-good romance.

1 comment:

Julie said...

Ally did a post today about Novellas and she asks for suggestions. You should totally go to her blog and suggest away! You always know some good ones. Like this one. It sounds wonderful. And I love friends to more books too. I really don't read enough of them. :)