ARC review: The Best Friend Incident by Melia Alexander

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Stacey is in love with love and looking for it in all the wrong places. There’s always been something wrong with each guy she’s dated — they’re boring, they’re lazy, they’re cheaters — but she’s optimistic about this last one. When she finds him asleep in her bed one night, she sneaks in next to him and wakes him up with a kiss. The kiss is amazing, but it’s not her boyfriend in her bed. It’s her best friend, Grant, a commitment-phobe who she most certainly isn’t interested in like that… right?

This is a really quick read! I read it in about an hour and a half and it wasn’t bad, but it’s not my favorite Entangled book. It’s the second in a series and I would definitely recommend reading Driven to Temptation first since I felt like I was missing something. Grant and Stacey were cute and their friendship was very sweet, but I didn’t really feel like I knew them. I’m assuming that this was established more in the previous book and that’s why it wasn’t a focus here.

I was also a little put off by the excessive drama in establishing the relationship. Grant and Stacey had already made out within the first few pages of the book, so I wasn’t clear on why they were so worried about “ruining the friendship” by exploring their attraction. The damage is done! Putting a label on it isn’t going to change anything.

Overall, this is a cute story but it doesn’t have a ton of depth. I think it would be good for a beach read — something light and fluffy that you don’t really have to devote a lot of attention to.

Final rating: ★★★☆☆

I received a free copy of The Best Friend Incident from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. Thank you!