Sara's Review: Let's Be Just Friends (Just Friends #1) by Camilla Isley
APC PUBLISHER: Pink Bloom Press
NARRATOR: Heidi Baker RELEASED: October 13, 2017 GENRE: NEW ADULT, ROMANCE LENGTH: 3 hours and 15 minutes FORMAT: EBOOK, PAPERBACK, AUDIBLE
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Rose Atwood has been in love with her best friend for years, and she’s tired of keeping her feelings under wraps for fear of getting hurt. Being Tyler’s best friend is becoming more difficult with every passing year and every new woman in his life—especially Georgiana Smithson, a snotty, beautiful girl who’s in Law School with them.
When Rose, dumped by her long-term boyfriend, moves temporarily into Tyler’s apartment, tension spikes. Georgiana wants Rose out of the house. Rose wants Georgiana out of Tyler’s life. And Tyler … well, he doesn’t really know what he wants.
As an unexpected argument brings Rose and Tyler closer than they’ve ever been, they must decide if there’s more to their relationship than being just friends. And they must do it quickly, as Georgiana is determined to do everything in her power to keep Tyler and Rose apart. After all, all is fair in love and war. FOUR BOUNDLESS STARS
I voluntarily received a copy of Let’s Be Just Friends in Audiobook in exchange for an honest review. I can’t remember the last time I was so outraged by a book right from the beginning. I was like what the hell is this crap. Let's be clear, I didn’t read the blurb Isley sent, I just saw it was from her and it was an audiobook and said I would take it. So you can imagine my shock when they more appalling aspects of the characters decisions came to play. Especially Tylers, but Rose’s really wasn’t any better. So here I am thinking what the hell is this! Why am I listening to this? This jackass is doing this and these women are blaming each other when it is his fault. OMG! Luckily I stuck with the story and it really did redeem itself and Rose found redemption in my eyes, Tyler not so much. As a whole, I would give the story 5 Boundless Stars because it was really a great story about love and friendship. I am not sure if the fade to black works in this genre, personally I have never read any and I was expecting some steam. But, I know that isn’t Isley’s style. That said, I am rating the Audiobook, and I am giving it 4 Boundless Stars. Baker, in this book, would be great if she just narrated the female characters. When switching characters, she never changed her voice or inflection. This made it hard for me at times to figure out who was speaking. I prefer narrators who modulate their voices.