Friday, March 20, 2020

Falling For My Best Friend; Hazel Kelly

Title: Falling for My Best Friend (Fated #1)
Author: Hazel Kelly
Genre: New Adult; Romance; Contemporary
Published: May 19th, 2015
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services

The Fated Series is now complete! This is book 1 of 5.
Lucy and Aiden have been friends since they were kids. Best friends. And they'll never be anything more.
Or at least, that's what Lucy keeps telling herself...


Hello Fellow Readers!

I have mixed feelings about this book, I almost gave it a two but I also wanted to give it a four as well. Usually, I just go through my feelings about the book but I think this time I will split it into pros and cons to really be able to sort out my feelings for it.

Pros: I really like Kelly's writing. Both Lucy and Aiden seem like real people despite being characters in a book. Even their jobs, a hairdresser [Lucy] and Physical Therapist [Aiden], seem believable. Their interactions, conversations, and actions were exactly what I picture people today would act. I also like their use of tinder and the thoughts surrounding the dating app.

Cons: This book deals with a number of different topics; Self-Harm, Sexual Harassment, Eating Disorders, and Casual Sex. None of these get talked about or resolved. Also, Lucy discovers something about halfway in that she should have told him. I was waiting for the reveal but it never came and that just upset me. Also, The whole 'falling' part of the book takes place in the very last part of this novel and there's nothing that really gets the address and I was left wanting and unfulfilled.

One thing I do want to address is that this book is VERY short. It took me under an hour to completely finish it and I thought I had only received a sample of the book and actually couldn't believe that it just ended, however when I saw that there were 5 books it occurred to me that all the books may be really short. I got this book through Kindle unlimited so I was not too upset to discover this the length of this book. The actual price is 99 cents which isn't too bad, but I just thought I should warn you all.

 I don't fault an author when books are short, I know it takes a lot of effort to write so I don't want to complain. I just want to tell you everything. Overall, I will continue the series but now I'll be more prepared with the shortness of the book. 

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