Published by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Crush) on August 14th 2017
The only thing worse than not being able to tell your best friend you’re head over heels in love with him? Having to smile and nod when he enlists your help to ensnare the girl of his dreams.
Braylen didn’t even want to go to Lennon Pryor’s epic graduation-night party, but when Fynn begs her to be his “wingwoman,” she can’t deny him. Talking up her BFF—how he’s magic behind a camera, with a killer sense of humor and eyelashes that frame the most gorgeous blue eyes in the history of forever—is easy. Supporting his efforts to woo someone so completely wrong for him? Not so much.
Fynn knows that grad night is his last shot before leaving for college to find true love. And thanks to Bray, he gets his chance with the beautiful Katy Evans. But over the course of the coolest party of their high school careers, he starts to see that perhaps what he really wants has been in front of him all along. Bray’s been his best friend since kindergarten, though, and he’d rather have her in his life as a friend than not at all.
Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains one epic party, complete with every high-schoolers-gone-bad shenanigan, and two best friends whose sexual chemistry is off the charts…if only they’d succumb to it.
Thanks to YA ReadsBlog Tour for allowing me to be on this blog tour. I really enjoyed the book it was a quick and fun read that I pretty much devoured in one sitting or laying in bed. Its been awhile since I stayed up reading late at night.
Molly E. Lee is a new to me author and I am so happy I was able to read this book and I am looking forward to picking up her other series Love on the Edge as well as the next book in the Grad Night series called Love Between Enemies because this book is about Zoey and Gordon (these two characters were in Love in the Friend Zone) and Molly left us in a cliff hanger and I am curious to what exactly Zoey has planned in her quest for revenge.
Back to Love in the Friend Zone. I loved reading this book. Its the perfect summer read book and I think any young adult would love to read this and perhaps anyone older as well. I was team Braylen the whole time.
Braylen and Fynn have been best friends since kindergarten and they both know they have each others backs through thick and thin. The only thing is Braylen is in love with Fynn and has been since day one but Fynn doesn’t know it. Or does he feel the same way?
They kissed once but each swore it would never happen again and Braylen has grown to accept that and would rather have him in her life as a friend if nothing else. Which I can totally relate to even though it kills you inside.
Love in the Friend Zone takes place over the course of one night and that is grad night. Fynn is dragging Braylen to their friend Lennon’s place for a party (who just happens to be in the band Braylen loves) and wants her to be his wingman to get Katy’s attention. Katy has been the dream girl for Fynn. Braylen will do anything for Fynn even if his happiness comes before hers even though its killing her inside.
Fynn knows that this is probably the only chance he will get with Katy and is thrilled when his plan works. Over the course of the night Braylen has been warned by her friend Zoey that she has until midnight to tell Fynn exactly how she feels otherwise she will tell him. Braylen tries several times to tell him but every time Katy ruins it. Then she meets Randy who knows the way to a man is making him jealous and I think that was sort of the tipping point for Fynn but will he realize that what he really wants has been right in front of him the whole time?
Will Braylen finally tell Fynn exactly how she feels before midnight? Or will someone else do it for her?
I fell in love with both Braylen and Fynn and could totally relate to Braylen. Its hard to love your best friend and them not know it and then finding the courage to tell them when you have peer pressure behind you.
I loved that this was a slow progression and that it didn’t all happen at once and that other things were happening in the story line as well. Everything just blended so well the storyline, the characters and the writing.
I will definitely be checking out the other books Molly has written.