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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. What's a girl to do when she's secretly in love with a friend and he's married to someone else? She gets over it. That's what Amy Parker has done. Rather than lose her best bud Quinn Whitfield with an ill-timed, crazy confession of affection, she's taken the smart route.
She's eased away from him. Just enough to get past the unrequited bits. And you know, it's working. Unt What's a girl to do when she's secretly in love with a friend and he's married to someone else? Until the day Quinn announces he's now single. That's right. He's single. And he wants to hang out. With her. Get reconnected the way they used to be. Oh, this is so not good for Amy's equilibrium. Daily doses of Quinn remind her of everything she loves about him.
But if he's free Get A Copy. More Details Original Title. More than Friends 1. Amy Parker , Quinn Whitfield. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Her Best Friend , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews.
Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Her Best Friend. I try to be stingy with my five stars, but I wavered between a four and a five for a few minutes before I decided that it's perfect for what it is - a category contemporary that makes you smile with your whole face. Amy Parker and Quinn Whitfield have been friends so long that there's a photo of them sharing the same teething ring as babies. They grew up together, played together and were two peas in a pod, until the double whammy of puberty and a new girl named Lisa went and changed everything.
Though the three hung together as the Three Musketeers, Quinn and Lisa eventually married - with Amy serving as "Best Person" at their wedding - and moved from their small town near Melbourne to attend law school in Sydney. Throughout all this, Amy has harbored an unrequited love for Quinn that she never declared.
Nearing 30, she decides it's time to stop pining for what will never be and slowly cuts contact with Quinn and Lisa. For the past 18 months she's ignored calls and emails, hoping distance might help her move on. Unfortunately, she's also missed that Lisa's been carrying on an affair and that they're currently going through a divorce. So, in his hometown to help Amy realize her dream of owning and renovating the historic cinema in town, Quinn reconnects with Amy and wants to regain what they once had, leaving her torn between keeping the status quo or risking it all to chance a romantic relationship with him.
What I loved most about this novel what how well Mayberry handled their relationship. She makes their friendship clear through their actions - their casual banter, remembered food preferences, shared memories - rather than just telling us they were friends and skipping to the lust resisting.
She spends the time to establish their friendship for the reader to see before truly pressing the romantic angle. As a result, I could easily feel their angst and confusion along with them, and grin and sigh when it all comes together. I enjoyed the companion plot about buying and renovating the theater. It was an opportunity to show the two of them working together to make a dream happen, but not in a particularly heavy-handed manner either.
The task suits them well - Amy's working to preserve something she's loved for her whole life, and Quinn seeing in it a chance to escape the city life that is increasingly alien to him. The evil competing developer was a bit two dimensional, but not absurdly so. After reading a recent journal article about how most business managers are sociopathic, perhaps he wasn't all that far-fetched.
I certainly have had clients with his manner. I also really liked that Quinn's ex and their childhood friend, Lisa, is thoroughly human. Yes she's a manipulative bitch in some ways, but she was sympathetic in others. There's no Disney-style reconciliation for the three, but the book does a great job of not demonizing her.
She and Quinn just couldn't make it work, both regret that it couldn't, and that's that. I'd recommend this to anyone who likes their romance fairly sweet, loves to see friends become lovers and wants to close a book wearing a big goofy grin. View all 14 comments. Nov 09, Lemon rated it did not like it Shelves: we-don-t-like-lawyas , romance , i-wanna-burn-it , friends-to-lovers. Complete waste of time and money. I don't care as much about the money, but I wish I could get the three hours of my life back.
Maybe I'm just weird, but I didn't find anything about the writing extraordinary as so many readers here have indicated. I thought the writing was mediocre at best. There was no story development other than the constant longing by the heroine for the hero and the constant longing by the hero- for his wife.
I never got how or why the hero decides to stay with the heroine Complete waste of time and money. I never got how or why the hero decides to stay with the heroine. Certainly it was NOT because he fell in love with her because there was never any indication of that whatsoever in this book. At best, the heroine was second best and a choice of last resort for the hero's battered pride. He knew he would lose her friendship if they didn't proceed to something more and he knew he could not forgive his wife for her betrayal, so he settled for the heroine because what the hell else was there to do?
She loved him after all, go with the path of least resistance. The ending was so abrupt and so out of left field after that little scene with his wife. I feel cheated and totally unsatisfied. This is supposed to be a romance book? Weird, because I never did see the romance develop. Maybe it's a new kind of category romance about unrequited love that remains so, except the hero decides to settle for second best in the end and ends up with the heroine even though he is still pining away for his adulterous wife because the heroine is available, loves him and is loyal to him and life is just easier that way.
I find that totally romantic. View all 8 comments. Mar 01, seton rated it it was amazing Shelves: childhood-connect , category , best-friends , unrequited , me-luv-u-long-time.
Very good category romance about two lovely people who grew up next door to each other all their lives. This is the first Superromance of SM's that I have read. She usually does the Harlequin Blaze line instead. I hope that she does more Superromances because I liked how the focus was on the story and the characters, versus the rather forced mental lusting in the SM Blaze that I read. Not so Very good category romance about two lovely people who grew up next door to each other all their lives.
Not so here. I also liked how the soon-to-be-ex who is obviously a selfish, manipulative woman isn't totally villainized, despite the horrible things she did. View all 7 comments. Mar 24, EeeJay rated it liked it Shelves: hqn , friends-to-lovers , susan-mallery.
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Sarah Mayberry is an Australian romance author. She grew up in Melbourne, Australia where she discovered romance novels through her grandmothers. After high school she earned a Bachellor of Arts degree in Professional Writing. Her first job was in journalism writing about hardware. From journalism she moved into corporate communications for a major retailer. She finally ended up working in television on Australia's seriel drama Neighbours.