28 October 2015

Blog Tour, Book Review, Giveaway | A Friendly Arrangement by Christine Warner (@ChristinesWords)

A Friendly Arrangement 
by Christine Warner
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication: October 26th, 2015 from Entangled Publishing

Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | Kobo | Entangled

What happens when your plus one becomes “the one”?

Holly Haggerty and Roth Esterly are two besties with everything in common—they’re neighbors, career-driven, and commitment-phobes. Tired of always being set up on dates by well-meaning friends and family, they take matters into their own hands: they will be the other’s plus one—a little friendly arrangement between friends.

Easy…until a steamy night where they cross the line. But that’s okay, they’ll add an addendum—one that includes a little action between the sheets…on top of the sheets…and without the sheets. But there are rules. Dating and sex are exclusive until one of them decides to terminate the agreement. No slumber parties. And if either party becomes emotionally involved they will break things off with no hard feelings.

When unexpected news changes their plans and turns their fun arrangement into something more serious, Holly and Roth must come to terms with what’s more important—what they thought they wanted, or what they really need.

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What makes an ordinary plot, extraordinary?

It started from the cover, then the synopsis, and finally the story itself. I love, love the cover. Pretty much the first one to entice me, add in one of my favorite plots  - there was no way I’m going to let this one pass.

Holly and Roth were two best of friends, neighbors, each other’s plus one and not to mention, they knew each other enough to finish each other’s sentences. Both of them love their careers and aren’t ready with commitment. To stop their family and friends from all their matchmaking ideas, they get to have a little arrangement that could benefit them both: be each other’s plus one.

What they didn’t foresee is that one night where they crossed the line with a mind-blowing kiss. They thought they’d went pass that they agreed to the rules: exclusivity, termination at any point in time, no sleepovers and if anyone will become emotionally involved, they will break things off with no hard feelings. Sounds simple right?

Just as when everything was going well: a little deeper (with the emotions), and a little bit steamier (in and out of bed), things got complicated when a life-changing thing crashed into their lives. Will their friendship be strong enough to withstand it? Will their love be? Will they be brave enough?

There were a lot of to-swoon moments and aww moments in this book. It’s romantic, swoon-worthy and sweet. It’s somehow easy on the heart, but yet I couldn’t help but shed a few tears at the near end. This might be your regular friends-to-lovers plot, and yet I can’t help but fall in love all over it again.

Characters - 4.5
Plot - 5
Steam - 4.5 
Cover - 4.5
Romance - 5
Pacing - 4.5
Overall: 4.6

Christine Warner is living her dream in Michigan along with her family, three laptops (she might have a slight addiction, or maybe it’s a fear of one imploding from overuse) and a much loved assortment of furry friends.

Besides laughing and a good round of humor, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, reading, writing but no arithmetic.  A confessed people watcher, she finds inspiration for her stories in everyday activities.  She loves to read and write about strong heroes and determined, sometimes sassy heroines.

A girl gone wild, at least where social media is concerned, she enjoys meeting other avid readers and writers on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Goodreads, and her website at christine-warner.com.

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