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Belonging with her Best Friend by Kristin Canary

This book was so cute! It was also emotional and theatrical (because she’s in a play. I’m not that creative) and romantic.

I love friends to lovers and I really believed her reason for keeping him at arm’s length. So many things keeping these two from acting on their feelings that just felt so authentic and difficult. It was the epitome of friends to lovers in the best way.

Her difficulty in overcoming her stage fright and coming to terms with how her mother managed her own career was a real tear jerker and I loved how well he supported her through absolutely everything.

The mutual pining was amazing. The almost kiss was electric. The actual kiss was worth the wait. I fell in love with Shelby and Eric and devoured this whole book. If you like friends to lovers, overcoming past hurts, sweet romance, or theater, you’ll want to give this one a try.

Your Romance Reviewer,


Release Date: June 20, 2022


I love three things in this world more than life itself:

1. My family and housemates (both current and former)

2. Musicals

3. My best friend, Eric Moody

The first two are no surprise to anyone who knows me.

The third is a secret I’ll carry to my grave.

Because even though Eric fits in well with my crazy family and he’s the outgoing complement to my quiet self, we want different things.

I want him. He wants something I can never give. And I refuse to sacrifice his happiness for my own.

Most of the time, I manage to keep my feelings for him under lock and key—but things change when Eric moves in with me temporarily.

Now, he’s here all the time. And it’s harder and harder not to imagine what life together could be like … if only.

The final straw? When he starts helping me prepare for my (forced) lead role in a local musical.

Because yeah. You try holding back the tidal wave of feelings you’ve been keeping at bay when your sexy best friend offers to “practice kiss” you.

My fortitude is headed straight for the edge of a cliff—and the thrill of the impending fall has never felt so electrifying.

Or so terrifying.

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