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The Art of Falling in Love with Your Best Friend by Anne Kemp: Book Review

 *Book received for consideration. All thoughts are my own.

We all know how this goes. Girl likes boy, a lot, but the boy? He’s out of her league.

The realization that you’ve fallen for your best friend is, for me, pretty scary.

It’s not that Reid is all the way in the stratosphere out of my league, it’s more like I want to get it together so I’m not the one who feels so inadequate.

But when I take ten steps forward, I’m shoved twenty steps back and left wondering if we’d be a good match in the end. And I want the best for my friend…even if that means it’s not me.

Yet the thought of him with anyone else makes me crazy and I want to run screaming into the Blue Ridge Mountains. The thing is, if I don’t get over myself I’m probably going to not only lose my best friend, but my chance at true love…

The Art of Falling for Your Best Friend is a laugh-out-loud, heartwarming romcom with an anxious main character, a cinnamon roll hero, and a cute terrier named Max. Chemistry and tension collide in this closed-door romance!

Anne Kemp is a bestselling author of romantic comedies. She loves reading (and she doesn’t it ridiculously fast, too!), gluten-free baking (because everyone needs a hobby that makes them crazy), and finding time to binge-watch her favorite shows. She grew up in Maryland but made Los Angeles her home until she encountered her own real-life meet-cute at a friend's wedding where she ended up married to one of the groomsmen. For real.

Anne now lives on the Kapiti Coast in New Zealand, and even though she was married at Mt. Doom, no…she doesn’t have a Hobbit. However, she and her husband do have a terrier named George Clooney and when she’s not writing, she’s usually with them taking a long walk on the river by their home.

You can find Anne on her website - come say hi! She’d love to hear from you: www.annekemp.com

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The Art of Falling in Love With Your Best Friend is the first book in Anne Kemp's new Sweetkiss Creek series. While it's the first book in the series, Dylan and Reid might be a little familiar if you've read her previous Love in Lake Lorelei series. (But don't worry, you can definitely read this as a standalone, I'd personally not read that series yet either!)

There's just something about the friends-to-lovers trope that always brings me joy. Don't get me wrong, I love a good meet cute and such too, but with friends... particularly best friends... the history there just makes that moment when they finally see the light and come together all the more wonderful. Of course, that tension of just wanting them to see what's right in front of them is both frustrating at times, but also oh so appealing as a reader too, quickly drawing you into the story. That was certainly true with the story, and I enjoyed every single second of it! 

Being someone who is quite anxious myself (to put it mildly), I certainly related to Dylan's character on that level so that definitely drew me in as well. Overall, I thought this was a fantastic start to the new series. Not only am I looking forward to seeing what is going to happen next in this series, but it has me wanting to go back and read the previous series too! If you enjoy a friend-to-lovers clean RomCom, this is certainly one to check out! 


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