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My Best Friend and I Need Therapy by Camilla Evergreen: Book Review

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

*Read the warnings in the author’s note, please.*

Wait. Wait. Wait. We’re best friends. We’re not supposed to star as the leads in a marriage-of-convenience rom-com.

We don’t need to share healthcare, or get a citizenship, or win a game show. There is no logical reason for Sean to blackmail me into marrying him just because his father told him to.

And yet.

Here I am.

Moving in with the monster.

If I’m honest, this is beginning to feel less like a trope and more like an intervention.

It’s a grand twenty-toxic-step recovery plan gilded in sweet nothings, meaningless kisses, and random cuddles.

I should absolutely not be okay with it.

Alas. It seems more than my relationship with food is unhealthy.

So is my taste in men.

My Best Friend and I Need Therapy is a swoony, closed-door romantic comedy with some dark themes. Expect mild language, suggestive jokes, dark humor, and tension without any explicit scenes. PLEASE read the extensive warning in the author’s note at the beginning of the book. This book will not be for everyone.

Best read after How to Destroy Your Lifelong Bully.

Camilla Evergreen is an alias of USA Today bestselling author Anne Stryker. Originally intended as a dumping ground for all things lacking fantasy, Camilla/Anne came to the shocking discovery that writing sarcastic, chaotic romcoms full of quippy heroines and adoring heroes has a kick to it.

Camilla/Anne’s neurodivergent tendencies leave her hyperfocused on writing sweet and sassy romances from dawn till dusk and lending whatever her current creative obsessions are to her characters. From arranged marriages to falling for the boss, there’s lots of love to go around.

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My Best Friend and I Need Therapy is a spin-off of the How To Rom-Com series featuring characters first introduced in How To Destroy Your Lifelong Bully. While I think you could maybe read this as a standalone, I do think you're going to want to have some more backstory on this very peculiar group of friends to truly be able to get the most out of this one. Also, if you've read that book and found that it really wasn't your cup of tea with all its red flags flying... you'll probably want to just go ahead and skip this one too. What you won't want to skip is the author's note at the beginning. This one isn't going to be for everyone, but the author always does an amazing job of letting you know what to expect so you can decide if it's for YOU.

While I certainly think that Velspar and Colette's story was a bit more toxic, Sean and Les certainly have their fair share of problematic behaviors too. But despite those bad behaviors, the love between them was actually ridiculously sweet. The way he cares about her and wants to protect her, even from herself? Oh my goodness... I just adored it. I don't know how it's possible that dark humor can be so effortlessly blended with sugary sweetness, but here we are. Mixed in with all the weirdness, there are some really great messages about self-worth and healing. One of the quotes that I really loved summed it up well:

"You can be both flawed and loved. It's okay. It's allowed."

This odd way of caring for each other doesn't just go for Les and Sean, but for this group of friends in general. They may be morally grey, sure... but they have their boundaries and look after the people that matter to them. There's definitely some good in them too and I think that's what makes the story so enjoyable. While it's definitely a different kind of romcom than I usually read (and again won't be for everyone), I found that I truly enjoyed it very much and I'm looking forward to more in the series. 

My Best Friend and I Need Therapy is a closed-door romance, with kisses only and minimal language. I again would encourage all readers to be sure to read the author's note before starting. It does deal with anorexia and could be potentially triggering for some readers. 


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