About this book:
My name is Brooke Barker…
And I’m a freaking disaster.
No, seriously. I’m a college drop-out working a dead-end job, my best friend Carly’s dog gets more action than I do, and I have more bad dates in my diary than there are movie remakes.
Not to mention I’m completely and utterly in love with Cain Elliott.
The problem? He’s in a relationship. With a girl who’s so plastic she makes Barbie cry herself to sleep with jealousy.
The second problem? He’s my best friend.
My shut-up-and-put-on-Harry-Potter, yes-this-is-your-shirt, help-I-have-no-power, crap-I’m-out-of-tampons, kinda best friend.
And that’s all he can be, right?
(Being Brooke is a standalone romantic comedy. Hilarious, super-sexy, and possibly highly inappropriate at times, this is the perfect feel-good read!)
Release Date: 13th December, 2016.
What I think?
So yesterday before I started this book, I was feeling a bit down for apparently no reason. Well at least that’s what I thought. Turns out, I had been reading reading a lot of dark themed books (I’d say about 8-9 of them in a row). It took a toll lol.
So there I was, hunting for a good ridiculously over the top book that would make me laugh.
And that is exactly what this book gave me.
Brooke was so fucking weird, and I really connected with her because monologue!
You need to read that shit to understand what I mean. She was a round-the-clock klutz, a people hater, sarcastic bitch, and in love with her best-friend. At times, I was laughing hard, because of how ridiculous she was.
“Oh, and please keep your cock under control.”
“That’s the first time a girl I’m dating has ever said that.”
“We’re not dating. We haven’t been on a date. I’m only here to get sleep. Be quiet and control your cock.”
“I don’t know if I can.”
I perch on the edge of the bed. “Do something, Cain. Turn it off. Power down. Run it out of battery. Just control it.”
“Is my cock a robot in your mind?” He gets into bed before I do.
Do you see how fucking hilarious that is?
And that was just one completely random conversation I picked up. The entire book is filled with that. I have to tell you, I had a bad case of chuckles on this one.
So OK, about the book.
Brooke sucks at adulting. Like she really sucks at adulting.
I didn’t know if I should feel bad for Cain or be totally in love with him. Because he was just as good (or bad in this case).
For everything that Brooke fails to do (aka almost everything other than baking) she calls Cain. And Cain being the good best-friend he is comes and gets her out of the mess.
The one issue I had with this book was that after about a decade of sexual tension between them, I expected it to be more explosive. Now now, sex is not a must in my reads, but I think it would have been nice to read how they finally shifted from best-friends to lovers.
All in all, I loved their dynamic. Their banter was laugh-out-loud ridiculous, and the sarcasm was exactly what I needed to get out of my stump. I definitely recommend it if you just wanna read something light and relaxing.
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About the author:
By day, New York Times and USA Today bestselling New Adult author Emma Hart dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to two beautiful little monsters. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of whatever she fancies—usually wine—and writes books.
Emma is working on Top Secret projects she will share with her followers and fans at every available opportunity. Naturally, all Top Secret projects involve a dashingly hot guy who likes to forget to wear a shirt, a sprinkling (or several) of hold-onto-your-panties hot scenes, and a whole lotta love.
She likes to be busy—unless busy involves doing the dishes, but that seems to be when all the ideas come to life.