Friends without Benefits
Genre : New-Adult, Romance Contemporaine
Rating : ♥♥♥
My review :
Today, I’m talking about my last read : Friends without Benefits by Penny Reid. This is my first book from this author and I have to say that this has never happened to me : hating a book as much as I loved it.
At first I was sure I was giving it a 1 star rating. I didn’t like Elizabeth at all. I found her issue with Nico to be a bit repetitive and didn’t like her reaction. I didn’t get how she dealt with it and I found it so unbelievable, it was ridiculous everytime she explained it.
Another thing I hated :
the dialogues that were so long and so unnecessary between Elizabeth and her friends. How she repeated everything to every one to say the exact same thing and we had to actually read the exact same thing!!! I found it irritating.
Finally, I found the whole scenario a bit childish and weak… SO that’s why I thought I would put a really low rating.
But then! Everything changed. It was like it was written by two different persons, seriously. There’s a moment in the book, at like half of it I think, where the characters become so lovable and every scene is so sweet that it put a big smile on my face while reading.
For those who read it, I’m curious to know what did you think. Feel free to share 🙂
More details :
There are three things you need to know about Elizabeth Finney: 1) She suffers from severe sarcastic syndrome, especially when she’s unnerved, 2) No one unnerves her like Nico Manganiello, and 3) She knows how to knit.
Elizabeth Finney is almost always right about everything: the musical merits of boy bands are undervalued by society, “benefits” with human Ken dolls are better without friendship, and the sun has set on her once-in-a-lifetime chance for true love. But when Elizabeth’s plans for benefits without friendship are disarmed by the irritatingly charismatic and chauvinistic Nico Manganiello- her former nemesis- she finds herself struggling to maintain the electric fence around her heart while avoiding electrocution or, worse, falling in love.
Get your hands on Friends without Benefits now.
About Penny Reid :
Penny Reid is the USA Today Best Selling Author of the Winston Brothers and Knitting in the City series. When she’s not immersed in penning smart romances, Penny works in the biotech industry as a researcher. She’s also a full time mom to three diminutive adults, wife, daughter, knitter, crocheter, sewer, general crafter, and thought ninja.