That’s What Friends Are For ~Review~

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Best friends tell each other everything… right?

Sam and Louise have been best friends since they hung their coats side by side on the first day of primary school. Now in their thirties, they’re just as close, but life is a little bit more complicated…

On the outside, thirty-something Sam seems to have it all; the gorgeous husband, the beautiful home and the flourishing business. But things are not quite as rosy as they seem. So when handsome stranger, Dan, walks into her life, Sam finds his attentions hard to resist.

Louise might seem like life and soul of the party, but her outgoing exterior hides her sadness about the heartbreak in her past. She just wants someone to love – but all Louise gets left with is a quick fumble with an ex at the end of the night.

When a glamorous face from the past returns to shake things up, things get even more complicated for Sam and Louise. And just when they need each other the most, they’ve reason to wonder whether they ever really knew each other at all.

An emotional and uplifting tale of love, secrets and the importance of having a best friend.

My Rating: 5/5

My Review:

Well love is in the air at Crimebookjunkie with the latest from Marcie Steele (aka Mel Sherratt).  I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

The author has done it again with this book, tugged at my heart strings; chipped away at the ice that has formed and even caused me to get a wee bit choked up at times…though that may have been my cold…I am not ruling anything out!

This is the second Marcie Steele book I have read and loved!  How can I describe it…well, you know those rides at places like Alton Towers where you are strapped in and slowly pulled to the top; each time you move that little bit closer to the top, you are holding your breath in eager anticipation…waiting for that big drop…and when it comes….Bloody Hell it is exhilarating!  THAT IS THIS BOOK!

I love the way Mel/Marcie injects realism into her characters; not fluffy, sappy or sickly sweet. Nope!  The grit is there, the raw emotion, the laughter and an all encompassing blanket of friendship can be found within these pages. I have now found my “go to” feel good books in Marcie Steele.

The characters themselves were great!  I particularly loved reading about Charly…*sigh* …brought back those days as a lovesick, hormonal teenager that at nearly 44 years old…I think I would love to experience all over again…NOT!! LOL.

I totally devoured each page in this book, the twists, the feeling of wanting to shake the shoulders of the characters at times and scream “come on– get on with it!”  and bloody hell…the OMG moment(s) still have me in utter shock!  Not-Expected-At-All!!

I highly recommend Marcie Steele and this book as it was brilliant!  Click the link below to get yourself a copy!  Cannot WAIT for the next one now!!

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