Love in the Friend Zone is live!!
Isn’t the cover pretty?! Did you know it debuted as an Amazon Best Seller?! Congratulations, Molly!
I must disclose that I’m a big fan of Molly E. Lee. Love, love, LOVE her EDGE series! BUT… I was a little hesitant to read this. Mostly because it’s a bit of a younger read than I usually like. But again, I love Molly’s books so far, so I decided to give it a try. At first, it was a little hard to get into. Honestly, that had nothing to do with the book or the writing and everything to do with yours truly. It’s just not my usual age group that I read. The writing was good (as usual!) and character development was, too. I just had to get over myself! Once I did, It. Was Fabulous! I could totally picture all this crazy stuff happening at a graduation party! And I’m a total sucker for friends to lovers stories. Braylen was a down to earth, strong, yet quirky, character. I found myself really siding with her most of the story. Even when she wasn’t really wanting to be at this party, she managed to find someone fun to hang with who totally became HER wingman! I really “got” her, as she reminded me a lot of myself at that age. And Fynn was adorably clueless. I found myself a bit frustrated with his character in the beginning. However, after I remembered exactly what age guy he was, he was absolutely believable. He’s young. And he’s a guy… of course, he’s clueless about her feelings AND his own!! In his defense, though, he’s not cruel. Simply a bit clueless. He’s got a big heart and he’s loyal. So there’s that. It kept me from hating him and had me more just shaking my head and wondering when the dude was going to get a freaking clue about what was real.
This book will be great for those that love older teen/young adult romances and friends to lovers romances. There are no explicit sex scenes in this book but there’s mention of that behavior, so I would caution parents to read this before letting your teens read it. Some of you may be OK with it and some of you may not.
With that said…
Definitely a 5 propeller read for me!
Needless to say, I’m actually really, really looking forward to book 2 now!
Molly E. Lee is an author best known for her debut novel EDGE OF CHAOS, and as a fourth year mentor at Pitch Wars – a program which connects promising writers to established authors in the community. Molly writes New Adult and Young Adult Contemporary featuring strong female heroines who are unafraid to challenge their male counterparts, yet still vulnerable enough to have love sneak up on them. In addition to being a military spouse and mother of two + one stubborn English Bulldog, Molly loves watching storms from her back porch at her Midwest home, and digging for treasures in antique stores.