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Review: A Guide to Being Just Friends

I have loved each of Sophie Sullivan’s books as they have been released and I was SO excited to get my hands on this one to review! A Guide to Being Just Friends might just be my new favorite of Sullivan’s titles. Wes and Hailey meet at a time in each of their lives when they aren’t interested in dating new people and have pretty much given up on love. They hit it off as friends and are determined to keep things platonic and just enjoy hanging out together and keeping things easy between them. However, things go awry, as these things tend to do. Sullivan writes such great romantic tension and it just drips off the page. You can literally feel the chemistry between Wes and Hailey from their first meeting and watching them figure it out for themselves and then try to navigate around it is the most enjoyable journey. This is a book I was sad to see end.



Hailey Sharp has a one-track mind. Get By the Cup salad shop off the ground. Do literally everything possible to make it a success. Repeat. With a head full of entrepreneurial ideas and a bad ex in her rearview, her one and only focus is living life the way she wants to. No distractions.

Wes Jansen never did understand the fuss about relationships. With a string of lackluster first dates and the pain from his parents’ angry divorce following him around, he’d much rather find someone who he likes, but won’t love. Companionship, not passion, is the name of the game.

When Hailey and Wes find each other in a disastrous meet cute that wasn’t even intended for them, they embarrassingly go their separate ways. But when Wes finds Hailey to apologize for his behavior, they strike up a friendship. Because that’s all this can be. Hailey doesn’t want any distractions. Wes doesn’t want to fall in love.

What could possibly go wrong?

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