He’s looking at me like—well, like he wants to look at me.Like he likes what he sees, and he’s smiling and his eyes are so blue, even in the faint flow of the porch light they shine, and I nod dumbly, blindly, and then grope for the door handle, telling myself to look away and yet not able to do it.
“Sara,” he says, softly, almost hesitantly, and my heart slam-bangs, beating hard, and this is what it’s like to want someone you can’t have. To want someone you shouldn’t even be looking at.
Sarah and Brianna have always been friends, and it’s always gone like this: guys talk to Sarah in order to get closer to Brianna. So even though Sarah met Ryan first, she’s not surprised that he ends up with Brianna (even though Sarah has a massive crush on him).
The three of them hang out, and Sarah and Ryan’s friendship grows until one night an innocent exchange between them leads to a moment that makes Sarah realize that Ryan might be interested in her after all. But if there’s one unwritten rule, it’s this: you don’t mess around with a friend’s boyfriend.
So Sarah tries to resist temptation. But with the three of them thrown together more and more, tension builds between Sarah and Ryan, and when they find themselves alone together at one point, they realize they just can’t fight how they feel anymore….
I. Am. Torn. There is no doubt in my mind that i loved this book, because i did. I do. Want to know what i was torn about? Sarah and Brianna. I didn’t know who to like. It goes without to say that you end up falling in love with the lead character either way but in this book i actually sat there and considered the options. So, i did think.
Sarah is torn. Torn between loving the guy who is off limits and torn being the best friend. At the end of the book there is a quote that fits so well:
All the things I’ve thought about love are true. It’s beautiful and terrible and it doesn’t make things perfect. It ends things, and it brings beginnings.
This is mine.
That is literally how the book ends. Anyway, when the book started i loved Sarah’s character but like every girl, i too knew the rule. You do not date your friend’s boyfriends. And Sarah couldn’t help but be in love with him. Minus points there, or lack thereof. But then Brianna unfolded. You saw everything about her and you didn’t hate Sarah anymore.
This book was pure beauty. I loved it! Ryan has got to be the most amazing guy out there, even if some of the choices he made in the book weren’t all that great.
Don’t let yourself be driven away from the book just because its about a friend who falls for her friend’s boyfriend. There is more to it.
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