Stormi's Review: My Best Friend's Ex (Beta Brothers #1) by Hazel Kelly
APC PUBLISHER: Hazel Kelly RELEASED: June 8, 2018 GENRE: NEW ADULT, COLLEGE, ROMANCE LENGTH: 418 pages FORMAT: EBOOK
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I’ve always been good at sharing. You have to be when you grow up in a family like mine.
But I never wanted to share Logan.
From the moment I saw him, my skin prickled and my insides burned, as if I’d found something I hadn’t realized I was looking for. Unfortunately, I had to keep that to myself since, like all the kids my parents brought home, he was considered family from the moment he took a seat at our table. So from that day on, I did everything I could to force a familial bond.
Piper didn’t have to, though. She noticed immediately how special he was, and it wasn’t long before she was caring for him in a way I couldn’t, a way I wasn’t ready for. A way that made me insanely jealous. Night after night, I’d watch her leave my house and sneak over to the annex above our garage to visit him, and I’d stare at the small, curtain-covered window until my eyes burned with tears. I wanted to be happy for them.
After all, Piper and I had been best friends since I was six, and she was so content with him… at least, in the beginning. But it was hard because their relationship taught me that I wasn’t as good at sharing as I thought. I just never cared about anything enough to want it all to myself before.
Not that I held it against them that they got together. I know better than anyone that you can’t help who you love. You can only help who knows about it. And since he’ll always be off-limits, there’s no point in sharing my secret. It doesn’t matter if my body screams for his touch whenever we cross paths. It doesn’t matter that my heart swells to six times its normal size at the mere thought of that handsome loner’s shy smile.
It doesn’t matter if I think I could love him better than she did. Because Logan Jones and I are never going to happen. FIVE BOUNDLESS STARS
Having "chemistry" with someone is all fun and games in college. Unless you have that chemistry with your best friends ex, who also happens to be your "adopted" brother. Zoey is off to college, the same college her adopted brother goes too. After a few parties, and years of ignoring their feelings, they decide to go for what they never even imagined could be possible. This book was excellent and well the only way to say it is.....HOT. I love Zoey with her innocent good girl ways and Logan for his exact opposite bad boy ways. When you read this story, you can feel the chemistry burning from the pages. Even though the whole book has a big taboo type background (with the best friends ex and adopted brother thing) I found it to be a great love story. I rooted for them from the start. It is fun and easy to read. It was fast paced and action packed from page one, and I loved it. I can't wait to read more in this series and more from this author. I think she may be a new favorite for me. :)