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Five Times My Best Friend Kissed Me and One Time I Kissed Him First by Anna Martin
Release Date: May 20, 2016
Pages: 200 • Format: eARC
Published By: Dreamspinner Press
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When you realize you want to marry your best friend at age six, life should follow a pretty predictable path, right? Maybe not.
As a kid, Evan King thought Scott Sparrow was the most amazing person he’d ever met. At seventeen, his crush runs a little deeper, and nothing seems simple anymore. Scott is more interested in football and girls than playing superheroes, and Evan’s attention is focused on getting into art school. A late-night drunken kiss is something to be forgotten, not obsessed over for the next ten years.
When life suddenly brings them back together, it doesn’t take much for the flame Evan carried for Scott nearly all his life to come roaring back, and Evan discovers that life sometimes has a strange way of coming full circle.
See, I loved the title and the concept of the story. I really do think friends to lovers is one of my favorite tropes. I still the high rating and kinda want to slink away unnoticed. This didn’t really do anything for me. Honestly, once I started reading and didn’t feel a drop of emotions in my heart I was just trying to make it until the end. I think it might have been better if we had Scott’s point of view. Reading it from Evan’s pov with the time jumps in different places didn’t give me the passion and emotion that I thought it would In fact, I found myself rolling my eyes at Evan. I couldn’t understand if he really had these feelings for Scott, then the gap in communication didn’t make sense. I mean it’s not all on Evan, but again I didn’t hear from Scott.
I did enjoy certain areas of the story. I love the relationship that each guy had with their respective families. I loved Evan’s relationship with his mom. My favorite moments out the book is when it’s the time of meeting Scott for the first time. At 7 or 8 and it’s a fantastic story being told. Of meeting Scott, and him and his mom’s love for each other is shown. I really appreciated that. I liked Scott’s family dynamics as well. They are a little more well off then Evan’s family, but they aren’t bourgeois, and don’t come off stuck up. They are lovable members in his family and they treat Evan and his mom with the utmost love and respect. Those were my favorite parts.
I won’t go on and on with my dislikes. I think it’s a very low maintenance friends to lovers story. It’s low angst, and kinda easy pacing to get through. It’s an easy book that we can appreciate.