Saturday, November 11, 2023

Review: Just Add Friendship by Heather B. Moore

My rating: 5 stars / It was amazing


Ten years of dating since he left. Ten years of nothing working out. Is it her, or is it him? Or can no one else measure up?

Stephenie Grady can’t figure out why every man she dates turns into a troll, well, not an actual troll with green skin and warts, or the kind of troll who stalks the internet with negative comments, but the kind of troll who dumps her. Yes, she’s been dumped every time, by every guy she’s dated. She’d blame it on the male population, but her girlfriends have amazing men in their lives.

Steph could also tell herself she hasn’t met the right man yet, and that could be true, but what if she already has? What if the right man was in her life ten years ago, and what if he comes to their ten-year high school reunion? And what if her memories of a past relationship don’t measure up to the realities of the boy-turned-man, Cal Conner?

My Review

The contemporary romances by this author are my favorites! The characters are realistic, likeable yet slightly flawed or quirky and growing in their journey. Steph and Cal have great chemistry- as friends and with their romance. I love the way Steph accepts Cal's past and shows compassion, not pity. He also accepts her present and helps without being asked (which can be hard for her to accept), and forms his own bond with her grandfather she cares for. I love the group of friends Steph has, Everly and Brandy from the first two books, as well as some others. Cal and Steph both have some issues to work through, and I appreciated their maturity in talking through them and being patient with each other. A wonderful story with a satisfying ending! This book can be read as a stand alone, but I'd recommend reading the first two books in order since they are more connected.

Disclosure statement: A complimentary copy of this book was provided from a tour group, publisher, publicist, or author, including NetGalley, OR was borrowed from the library, including OverDrive, OR borrowed from Kindle Unlimited, OR purchased. A review was not required and all views and opinions expressed are unbiased and my own.

Don't miss the previous books in the Everly Falls series . . .

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