A new spin on the classic smart-girl-and-bad-boy setup, this witty contemporary romance shows how easily a friendship – even one built on an elaborate lie – can become so much more.
Jenny meets Chance for the very first time when she is assigned as his partner in their Junior Oral Communications class. But after they rescue a doomed assignment with one clever lie, the whole school is suddenly convinced that Little-Miss-Really-Likes-Having-A’s and the most scandalous heartbreaker in school have been best friends forever. It’s amazing how quickly a lie can grow―especially when you really, really want it to be the truth.
With Jenny, Chance can live the normal life he’s always kind of wanted. And with Chance, Jenny can have the exciting teen experiences that TV shows and movies have always promised. Through it all, they hold on to the fact that they are “just friends.” But that might be the biggest lie of all.
Okay, so most of you who know me know that I’m not big on contemporary or romance. So why then would I pick up this book? Because even I could not resist how cute this book sounded. And guys, it was just as cute as promised!
This book had me enraptured from the first few words. I could not put it down, and read the whole thing in one sitting (which meant I stayed up until 1 in the morning)! The friendship between Jenny and Chance was adorable and so swoon worthy. I was rooting for them the whole time.
Also I loved how the story was told from both points of view, in alternating chapters (although it is told in third person). Seeing the miscommunication between them is infuriating in the best way possible. It made the story gripping, and like I said before, I could not stop reading!
The plot in this book was very character driven, but so very entertaining. The characters, while not the most dimensional or original, were still very realistic and enjoyable to read about. Chance and Jenny were the most faceted, considering the book is about them and their “friendship” (romance). They each had such well crafted back stories and personalities and I just loved it.
This book was so light and adorable and wonderful. I fell in love with the characters and really just enjoyed every second of it. This is a must-read for lovers of contemporary and romance, and I would definitely recommend this book to people who, like me, are not that big on those genres but want to find a book that they will enjoy.
I am going to give Just Friends four out of five hearts!