A Guide to Being Just Friends, Sophie Sullivan

A pink illustrated cover. A couple sits back to back on an orange couch, they are reading. The title is in a blueish purple above the couple.

About the Book

Hailey Sharp has a one-track mind. Get By the Cup salad shop off the ground. Do literally everything possible to make it a success. Repeat. With a head full of entrepreneurial ideas and a bad ex in her rearview, her one and only focus is living life the way she wants to. No distractions.

Wes Jansen never did understand the fuss about relationships. With a string of lackluster first dates and the pain from his parents’ angry divorce following him around, he’d much rather find someone who he likes, but won’t love. Companionship, not passion, is the name of the game.

When Hailey and Wes find each other in a disastrous meet cute that wasn’t even intended for them, they embarrassingly go their separate ways. But when Wes finds Hailey to apologize for his behavior, they strike up a friendship. Because that’s all this can be. Hailey doesn’t want any distractions. Wes doesn’t want to fall in love.

What could possibly go wrong?

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Releasing January 17th

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My Thoughts

Hailey is a stubborn new business owner who wants to make her own way. Wes is well off, working in a business with his brothers, and he’s had a string of bad dates. But these two get along really well. They will prove that men and women can be just friends and have a blast doing it.

I confess to being lukewarm with the first two books in this series, but I am so happy that I stuck with this author. Hailey drove me a bit nuts at times. There’s stubborn, and then there’s Hailey, which resulted in unnecessary arguments. That doesn’t mean Wes isn’t without faults because he has made his own mistakes. His rule of not falling in love is as misguided as it sounds.

The best relationships are when the couple is friends first. It’s good to have that foundation to strengthen the relationship. But that’s not for everyone, which is understandable. I agree with other reviewers that there isn’t a huge spark between these two because they make such good friends. But overall, this is an enjoyable read.

Thank you, St. Martin’s, for sending this along.

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