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Published April 23, 2019 by bookbesties


I saw her first.
Blonde. Gorgeous. Feisty.
I was smitten.

But it didn’t matter because she chose him and he was my best friend and roommate. I’d never be able to compete with that, so I pushed her away instead. It was easy when she lived hours away, and I didn’t have to see her every day, but then she moved in with us.
Now, I’m screwed.

To her singing in the shower every morning, dancing in the kitchen while she makes coffee, and doing yoga in our living room, I can’t stop thinking about her in all the wrong ways. She’s not mine and never will be, but that doesn’t stop me from wanting to push her against a wall and claim her mouth.

She’s constantly on me for making messes, bringing chicks home every weekend, and being a smartass when their PDA gets on my nerves. Considering neither of them know how I feel, it’s not fair for the way I act toward them. I should move out so I can get over her for good; however, the selfish part of me can’t let go.

And then the unthinkable happens…
When my best friend dies in a motorcycle accident, the two of us are left to grieve our loss together. Instead of pushing her away, I pull her closer.

Just as we come to terms with our new reality, she finds out she’s pregnant with his baby.
And I’m left to make the hardest decision of my life.

**BABY MINE is an angsty, emotional, slow-burn romance wrapped up in a heartbreakingly delicious love story. It’s book 1 in the Hunter & Lennon duet of the Roommate Duet Series and must be read first.** de441-kflogo-nametitle8c084-amazonlink2

I had so many mixed emotions when I read the synopsis for this duet and I was so nervous because it seemed like a love triangle and I tend to shy away from those.

Hunter meets Lennon and feels a connection right away, except he finds that his best friend, Brandon beats him to the punch. What’s a best friend to do other than step aside and let the two be happy, all the while longing to be the one to make her smile and laugh right? But when the best friend dies leaving behind a a tone of grief and feelings unsaid, what now? Hunters swoops in with the intentions of helping his grief and Lennon’s so they can lean on each other, but when they both find out a life changing event, the vows to be more than just a shoulder to lean on. 

The banter between these two is filled with emotions and it’s breaks my heart for Hunter because you can really feel the restraint in him and the hurt that is left behind along with the guilt he feels about his feelings about his best friends girlfriend.

Kennedy Fox is so good at giving us real situations and sometimes they are not the textbook ones you want to see but it is real. In life we want everything cookie cutter and packaged in a bow, and this is not that books. It’s raw and emotional and honest. This book will tear you apart and leave your emotions all over the place. Great first book for Hunter and Lennon! Original, real, angst and surprises is what you will find with this book. I can’t wait to see what happens with these two because the tension keeps you guessing and classic KF, there is a book two coming that I know that they will soothe that slow burn they built in Baby mine, but they will make us suffer a little longer until, hopefully an HEA.

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Chapter Breaks Necessary

Published February 22, 2013 by bookbesties

Hopeless (Hopeless, #1)

Hopeless: By Colleen Hoover

This Book


I can’t say anything BAD about this book! it was amazing the best Colleen has written so far! If you are a fan of her other works then you should be warned that this book is NOTHING like her last two, it has mature subject matter and language(although not much on the language). She made Sky so likable, and then Holder; the two of them together! Don’t even get me started.The book is told in a journal entry format by Sky, the main character with her starting her first time in high school after being home schooled all her life and her best friend six moves away all in the same week! (whoa, right?)  She meets Holder who dropped out of school for being just bad in general and one other friend at school who is “Mormon”.  Because of the reputation her best friend had she is a slut by reputation and is hated by all, but she is drawn to Holder or rather he is drawn to her.  With some flashbacks added in here and there we get to unravel the story of sky (and, the insanely hot and hot-headed Holder) at the same time that she does.We find that sky is not who we or she even thinks she is, and when that story is FULLY.. unraveled

The emotional twist and turns the book took me for was just amazing! I couldn’t put it down! Just when i thought “OK, i can breathe, what more could happen right? WRONG!  I love the ‘terminology’ she makes up for all her books! (at this point you should be running out and getting Slammed and Point of Retreat). I don’t want to give too much away but I needed countless ‘Chapter Breaks’ (read the book and you will understand) throughout the book and If you haven’t read this book yet, you NEED TO, like NOW. Five stars to Colleen and