Friday, July 4, 2014
Book Review: Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg
Author: Elizabeth Eulberg
Publication Date: February 25, 2014
Synopsis: For Macallan and Levi, it was friends at first sight. Everyone says guys and girls can’t be just friends, but these two are. They hang out after school, share tons of inside jokes, their families are super close, and Levi even starts dating one of Macallan’s friends. They are platonic and happy that way.
Eventually they realize they’re best friends — which wouldn’t be so bad if they didn’t keep getting in each other’s way. Guys won’t ask Macallan out because they think she’s with Levi, and Levi spends too much time joking around with Macallan, and maybe not enough time with his date. They can’t help but wonder . . . are they more than friends or are they better off without making it even more complicated?
From romantic comedy superstar Elizabeth Eulberg comes a fresh, fun examination of a question for the ages: Can guys and girls ever really be just friends? Or are they always one fight away from not speaking again — and one kiss away from true love?
Review: This book was SO. FREAKIN'. CUTE. I could not put it down and ended up devouring it in a day. Better Off Friends is the story of Macallan and Levi, who bond over their shared love of a British TV show. These two were so cute! I absolutely loved their witty banter and how they always had each other's backs. Everyone always assumes these two are a couple, but they are going to prove that girls and boys can just be friends. The story is told in alternating POVs, which I loved. My favorite parts, and something I think makes this story very unique, is that at the end of each chapter you get more banter between present Macallan and Levi as they recount their tale. Overall, this was a fairly light-hearted, make-you-feel-good contemporary, which I've been craving lately. Elizabeth Eulberg, however, makes sure her character are anything but one-dimensional. Levi has to deal with having his entire life uprooted as he is moved from California to Wisconsin and Macallan is still dealing with the loss of her mother. These two find comfort in each other and their friendship is an inspiration. <3
A copy was provided by the publisher via NetGalley.
Rating: 5/5 Stars