What Happens Between Friends



➪ What Happens Between Friends Read ➲ Author Beth Andrews – E17streets4all.co.uk Friendswith benefits For Sadie Nixon, life is one big adventure with something new around the corner And anytime she needs a break, she can always rely on James Montesano the best guy she knows This t Friendswith benefits For Sadie Nixon, life is one big adventure with something new around the corner And anytime she needs a break, she can always rely on James Montesano the best guy she knows This time when she arrives in Shady Grove, however, something is different There s a little What Happens eBook Å extra between her and James that has them crossing the line of friendship into one steamy, no holds barred night After, no matter how hard she tries, Sadie can t erase the memories of James that way He s so hot, so tempting But his life is here and hers isn t She needs his friendship but she doesn t do commitment So where does that leave them Suddenly What Happens Between Friends is complicated than ever.What Happens Between Friends

Romance Writers of America RITA Award Winner Beth Andrews writes heartfelt contemporary romance and young adult novels She loves coffee, hockey and happy endings.

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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 384 pages
  • What Happens Between Friends
  • Beth Andrews
  • 03 June 2018
  • 0373607903

10 thoughts on “What Happens Between Friends

  1. says:

    2 stars This book started out well in the first chapter but quickly took a landslide and it was all because of the thoroughly unlikable, selfish, judgmental and seriously irritating heroine I m a sucker for friends to lovers storylines, love reading about characters with history a shared past that defines them and links them together I was compelled by this story at the beginning I found James, the hero, endearing and sweet, gentle and caring But from the outset I was uncertain about Sadi 2 stars This book started out well in the first chapter but quickly took a landslide and it was all because of the thoroughly unlikable, selfish, judgmental and seriously irritating heroine I m a sucker for friends to lovers storylines, love reading about characters with history a shared past that defines them and links them together I was compelled by this story at the beginning I found James, the hero, endearing and sweet, gentle and caring But from the outset I was uncertain about Sadie and her behaviour within the first few chapters sealed the deal I had a serious hate of for this girl and cannot understand why a man like James would love her at all, would want a selfish, snobby, judgmental woman as a friend let alone as a lover and partner Sadie was rude to her mother, selfish with James, wanting him to hold her hand through all her mistakes without giving any thought to his feelings or how her choices affected his life and without giving a lick of support or understanding back to him in return Some friend She burned pretty much all her bridges, being rude and seriously judgmental to her mother s life choices and refusing to see what a user she was to everyone in her life, flitting in and out of her family and friends lives whenever she messed up her own life and expecting them to be there for her to pick up the pieces long enough for her to take everything she needed from them and then fly off again I loved that James stayed strong and called Sadie on her crap And honesty the thing that kept me reading and the only reason for the two stars is because I kept turning pages to seeof Sadie being an ass and James calling her on it I found myself looking for any other relationship to take an interest in Although I wasn t that taken in by Charlotte, I still clung to the possibility of a romance between her and the local bar owner I liked Leo, James s brother and anticipate he might have a book of his own I couldn t even take heart in the setting or side characters to keep me invested because honestly, the setting wasn t all that drawn and the secondary characters only props to amp up the drama between James and Sadie and Sadie s life in general I couldn t get at all invested in the romance I couldn t stand Sadie and by consequence any liking I might have had for this book flew quickly out the window This was the first romance where I wasn t routing for a HEA for the hero and heroine I actually thought James deserved much better than SadieAn ARC of this book was provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

  2. says:

    Good book that was very emotional Sadie is the proverbial rolling stone She doesn t stay anywhere for very long She had spent most of her childhood in Shady Grove, with James as her best friend Even after she left she could always count on James to be there for her When she came back this time something was different and she found herself not sure if she wanted to stay or go.I loved James He has always been Sadie s best friend, but lately he s had to admit that he wantsWhen she come Good book that was very emotional Sadie is the proverbial rolling stone She doesn t stay anywhere for very long She had spent most of her childhood in Shady Grove, with James as her best friend Even after she left she could always count on James to be there for her When she came back this time something was different and she found herself not sure if she wanted to stay or go.I loved James He has always been Sadie s best friend, but lately he s had to admit that he wantsWhen she comes back to Shady Grove he gives in to those feelings and kisses her The result is an explosive night together that turns to ashes the next morning He is stunned when she tells him that they should forget it happened, that it will ruin their friendship and he knows she doesn t do commitments anyway He lets her know that just being friends isn t enough any and if that s not good for her then their friendship is done anyway I really liked the fact that James finally took a chance and let Sadie know how he felt His reaction was also completely understandable He was protecting himself Over the next few weeks he tried really hard to move on but his heart was still stuck on Sadie There were several times when he just couldn t maintain his distance and let her get close again, only to wind up hurting again The last time he finally laid it all out for her and told her what he really thought and what his dreams were I ached for him but loved that he stood up for himself His problems with Sadie also made him see that he was having some job dissatisfaction working for his dad and opened up about that, though perhaps not in the most constructive way I had a hard time with Sadie Throughout the book she seemed to be incredibly selfish, only thinking about her own needs and not how her actions impacted others I felt that she was something of a lost soul with James being the thing that made her world right again This was the story of her journey to finding herself, but I had some trouble really connecting with her When she returned to Shady Grove and was with James that first night I had high hopes that she was going to see what she had been missing Instead, she threw James s love back in his face and wanted to pretend everything was the same as always She expected that in spite of it all he would still be there to pick up the pieces whenever she screwed up her life again It also bugged me that she had no problem going to stay with her mom even though she considered her to have settled for a boring life instead of the fun one they d had when her dad had been alive She was so judgmental that I really wanted someone to tell her what a witch she was being There were a few pages later when I thought she was finally starting to get it, but then she went right back to her selfish actions again She was self aware enough to realize that her lifestyle was her way of remembering her father but it took some straight talk from her mother to really open her eyes She really felt battered at the end but it seems that s what it took to wake her up She came around at the end of course and James seems to believe in her now

  3. says:

    I really thought that I was going to like this book, but the heroine ruined it for me She was extremely selfish, and I hated the way that she talked to her mother She was constantly criticizing her and just about everyone in the book James was fabulous, and I couldn t understand why he was so in love with Sadie She completely took him for granted He deserved much better than her I did like Eddie and Leo, and if they have their own stories, I will read them And even though she seemed compl I really thought that I was going to like this book, but the heroine ruined it for me She was extremely selfish, and I hated the way that she talked to her mother She was constantly criticizing her and just about everyone in the book James was fabulous, and I couldn t understand why he was so in love with Sadie She completely took him for granted He deserved much better than her I did like Eddie and Leo, and if they have their own stories, I will read them And even though she seemed completely crazy for half of the book, I found myself liking Sadie s sister, Charlotte, at the end I received my copy from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

  4. says:

    This is the 1st book I read by Beth Andrews I m sorry I stopped reading this story at chapter 2 because it didn t grab my interest.

  5. says:

    Sadie has run back home after her most recent string of failures and expects everything to be the same as always with her BFF Jamie Sadie has always lived a life of adventure, only going home to regroup after failing at one career or relationship or another She idolizes her father, who passed away when she was a child, for his free spirit and his quest for adventure For the first 9 10th of the book she is outright scornful of her mom for settling down after his death, and of her sister and fr Sadie has run back home after her most recent string of failures and expects everything to be the same as always with her BFF Jamie Sadie has always lived a life of adventure, only going home to regroup after failing at one career or relationship or another She idolizes her father, who passed away when she was a child, for his free spirit and his quest for adventure For the first 9 10th of the book she is outright scornful of her mom for settling down after his death, and of her sister and friends for being content to live in one town with a career and family Jamie is actually fairly likeable He s worked for his father s construction business his entire life He s a hands on uncle, a terrific brother and an all around good guy He has been in love with Sadie for his entire life, and finally realized that he either needs to go for it or give up on the idea of being with Sadie, if he ever wants his own wife and kids He chooses to go for it, of course, and while Sadie is happy to spend the night with him, she freaks out the next morning James stands firm tho, and isn t willing to go back to his dreams, even if it means closing her out of his life.This book has one major problem, and that is Sadie She is completely unlikeable From her first scene to the end of the book, she has very little to recommend her The author tries hard to paint her as a likable free spirit she s not into drugs, she is a hard worker, she never ever borrows money, etc, but it doesn t make up for the fact that she thinks every single other person in the book is a complete idiot for wanting a stable life This rears its head early in the book and I thought perhaps I could grow to love her as she grew to realize that she wanted to stay put, but she doesn t show any signs of maturing at all James does his best to close her out once it s clear that she has no plans to stay for him, and there s one heartbreaking scene where he tells her he never wanted to change her but Sadie refuses to even consider sticking around until literally the very last pages When she does, it is completely unbelievable It is never really clear why Jamie and Sadie are such good friends, or what draws him to her and I wasn t able to see her from his point of view at all I would have loved to see James in another book, with someone with the least bit of sense and likeability It seems possible that there will be or have been books about the supporting characters, but I have no desire at all to seek them out

  6. says:

    I liked this one but it has one of the most rushed, unresolved endings I ve ever read Sadie is terrified of commitment and after her best friend tells her he loves her, their friendship goes from best friends to almost enemies because she can t return the sentiment Some other GR reviews mentions how unlikable Sadie is I never felt that way She fully understands her faults..I found her flawed yet well developed I loved how her mother treats her with a firm hand and I even liked how her s I liked this one but it has one of the most rushed, unresolved endings I ve ever read Sadie is terrified of commitment and after her best friend tells her he loves her, their friendship goes from best friends to almost enemies because she can t return the sentiment Some other GR reviews mentions how unlikable Sadie is I never felt that way She fully understands her faults..I found her flawed yet well developed I loved how her mother treats her with a firm hand and I even liked how her sister had a crush on James too.The problem is literally at 99%, we realize Sadie changes her mind and goes to tell James she loves him So we have 1% to be convinced she is okay with all of this After an entire book where she is ready to flee Very, very frustrated at the end But I will say, this author has a very smart, and witty voice

  7. says:

    Silly book with equally silly characters.

  8. says:

    The ending felt rushed the heroine still had an unresolved issue with her mother Also hard to completely buy into the heroine s GMC Not this author s best story, imo.

  9. says:

    I like the book but it kinda ended abruptly.

  10. says:

    Originally posted on my blog Tangled Up In BooksI received a copy of this book from NetGalley and Harlequin in exchange for an honest review.I actually got this one off NetGalley last year sometime, but life happened and the review never got written So I figured I d quickly skim through the book for a bit of a refresher, I seemed to find myself actually rereading it for the most part anyway because it started sucking me back in You re probably thinking,Brilliant Another good oneAnd whil Originally posted on my blog Tangled Up In BooksI received a copy of this book from NetGalley and Harlequin in exchange for an honest review.I actually got this one off NetGalley last year sometime, but life happened and the review never got written So I figured I d quickly skim through the book for a bit of a refresher, I seemed to find myself actually rereading it for the most part anyway because it started sucking me back in You re probably thinking,Brilliant Another good oneAnd while in a lot of ways it is good, I m also starting to remember just how much this book pissesmeoffPeople didn t get mad at her They didn t dislike her She was Sadie Nixon, for God s sake A ray of freaking sunshine.This book is told from 3 different POVs, and out of those 3, only 1 of them was likable Sadie and her sister Charlotte are 2 out of the 3 and they were both such complete nut jobs it was hard to decide who was worse First there s Sadie She s selfish, judgmental and she has this air of arrogance about her that was so annoying She treated everyone in her life, friends and family alike, like complete crap And she was usually completely oblivious and shocked when people finally stopped allowing her to mooch and walk all over them and told her enough is enough She s so used to people doing everything for her and getting things her way that she comes to expect it and almost feels entitled Needless to say, I did not like her much.So she d stretched the truth a bit All was fair in love and war.Now, as much as I didn t like Sadie, I think I disliked Charlotte just a wee bitIf you want lessons on how to be a fake person read this book and study Charlotte and basically do everything she does She, quite literally, has her entire future planned out Down to the man she s going to marry but he doesn t know it yet. , the ring he ll use to propose, how long the engagement will last, how many kids they will have, etc All she needs for her plans to happen is for James to go ahead and realize she s not just a kid any and fall in love with her She goes about trying to change his mind about her in a very manipulative way, in my opinion Like, if she didn t like something she would pretend to like it in front of him hoping he ll be likeWow we have so much in commonOr she d get him talking about his work, he s a carpenter, and once she d get him going about a project he was working on, she d zone him out because she could care less I can t stand fake people, therefore my feelings about her never wavered She s a whack a doodle I ve been in love with you for most of my life, and it s not going away It may never go away, but that doesn t mean I have to torture myself by being your friend It s not enough for me Not anyAnd it s not fair of you to ask me to pretend it is I seriously love James and most of the Montesano family They were all so funny Like laugh out loud funny I think that s the biggest reason that I disliked the Nixon sisters so much James was this genuinely super sweet guy and he didn t deserve any of the head games from those 2 I think James and his family, especially his brother Leo, are really what saved me from giving up on this book completely They actually made the whole thing worth reading.It s funny because by the time I get to the end I nearly forget all that frustration I actually did the first read through Before I started skimming through I d been thinking that I remembered being happy with the end This time around though I remembered to take better notes and such I didn t hate it I just feel like things would have been a whole lot easier if half of the characters central to the storyline weren t so freaking horrible To want to see a happy ending with the people involved you have to like them even if it s just a couple of redeeming qualities you see here and there I think if Leo gets his own book, I just might give this author another chance to win me over If not, well I think I ll stick with just this one and call it a day.I really fought myself with how I wanted to rate this, but I felt like all the good parts outweighed the bad and there were plenty of them So giving it less than a 3 just didn t make sense to me

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