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Fictional-ish by Natalina Reis – Review by Sarah Oakes

Fictional-ishFictional-ish by Natalina Reis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A great read about friendship. Kyle and Livie have been best friends since they were little kids. But when Kyle wants to marry her lifelong enemy, Mia, their friendship is put to the test. When it becomes too much, Livie pushes him away and goes to run a bookstore in Scotland. By the time Kyle realises his mistake, it may be too late. Can he fix his mistake and get his friendship back?
A great read. Well developed plot with twists and turns that I just couldn’t put down. Well developed characters like Livie following her dream despite her feelings or Kyle as a good friend but also struggling to find happiness. Great cast of supporting characters like the fun friend Jenny or the supportive and honest Liam. A great villain in Mia as relatable and cruel.
I loved the visual detail throughout the novel like with the wedding full of life and people with the music and the lilacs full of sound and smells. Or the bookstores sense of a small haven with the homely feel with shelves of books and coffee bar with its soft and colourful furnishings perfectly written. Or the magical sense of the fairy lights by the lake under the moon, making it feel like of another world away from the reality of the situation. I also loved the nature of Scotland with its language and culture and food and people given the respect it deserves and also giving the novel a sense of character and humour. The switch between perspectives worked well to display both sides of events and was easy to follow with names in chapter titles. Overall, a great read and I would give it five stars.

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Eight Steps: A Friend to Lovers Romance by Taylor Sullivan – Review by Alex Mohrenne

Eight Steps to Alpha (Nerdy by Nature, #1)Eight Steps to Alpha by Taylor Sullivan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Love this book. I am a sucker for the friends turned into romance stories. I just think they are so cute and happily ever after ish. Elliot and Fe were a cute friendship that she was tryingdg to help him get a girl and of course what happens? She’s like oh damn, he’s actually really hot and awesome. Damn! I’m in love with him!! The story was intriguing and kept me wanting to read till the very end. First book by Taylor. Won’t be the last.

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Eight Steps: A friends to lovers Romance by Taylor Sullivan – Review by Amanda Pierce

Eight Steps to Alpha (Nerdy by Nature, #1)Eight Steps to Alpha by Taylor Sullivan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Eight Steps by Taylor Sullivan is Book 1 in the Nerdy by Nature Series, and a friends to lovers romance. These are some of my favorite stories, the friends to lovers never grow old to me, because you get to watch the relationship blossom. These characters were like friends you were sad to leave, when the book was over. This is the first book I have read by this author and I really enjoyed the character development and the story line. I would definitely read more books by this author, and I give this book a solid 4 stars.

Review by @amandarae6884
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Eight Steps: A Friends to Lovers Romance by Taylor Sullivan – Review by Stefanie Carney

Eight Steps to Alpha (Nerdy by Nature, #1)Eight Steps to Alpha by Taylor Sullivan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Eight Steps by Taylor Sullivan is not a difficult book to predict. You know how it’s going to end (that’s one reason why I picked it) but that doesn’t ruin the joy of the journey. It’s books like this that make me remember why the romance genre is much needed in my world. I love to sit back and escape my life for a little while and this book helped me accomplish that easily. I was swept away by the easy flow of the writing, the story line that made me smile more times than I ever could have imagined and the characters, Elliot and Fe who actually made me cry a little. Being somewhat of a nerd myself, I could relate to these two and I appreciated that. This book is perfect if you want to recharge for a bit, if you want to change genres for a while or are just looking for something to brighten up your day.

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Eight steps: A Friends to Lovers by Taylor Sullivan – Review by Stefanie Carney

Eight Steps to Alpha (Nerdy by Nature, #1)Eight Steps to Alpha by Taylor Sullivan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Eight Steps by Taylor Sullivan is not a difficult book to predict. You know how it’s going to end (that’s one reason why I picked it) but that doesn’t ruin the joy of the journey. It’s books like this that make me remember why the romance genre is much needed in my world. I love to sit back and escape my life for a little while and this book helped me accomplish that easily. I was swept away by the easy flow of the writing, the story line that made me smile more times than I ever could have imagined and the characters, Elliot and Fe who actually made me cry a little. Being somewhat of a nerd myself, I could relate to these two and I appreciated that. This book is perfect if you want to recharge for a bit, if you want to change genres for a while or are just looking for something to brighten up your day.

Eight Steps: A Friends to Lovers Romance by Taylor Sullivan – Review by Susan Mowdy

Eight Steps to Alpha (Nerdy by Nature, #1)Eight Steps to Alpha by Taylor Sullivan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Im a LEGIT sucker for these kind of books!

Give me the nerds and the best friends and I’ll be instantly hooked!

There was nothing about this book I didn’t like and I’m legit dying for more from Miss. Sullivan!
I feel like Elliot is a Clark Kent. The nerd that no one looks at. He works out and is good looking but everyone oversees him. He has in mind the woman he wants to snag and she’ll be out of town for a month so he wants to be different when she gets back so he enlists his BFF and roommate Fe for help. She designs a program to help him out (an 8 step program) but it all goes to hell when one kiss happens and everything is up in the air.

This was the light hearted, funny, nerdy read I needed. This was the perfect weekend – escape – from – life – read everyone needs!

Review by @listersda
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Eight Steps: A friends to lovers romance by Taylor Sullivan – Review by Heather Bahm

Eight Steps to Alpha (Nerdy by Nature, #1)Eight Steps to Alpha by Taylor Sullivan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Eight Steps, by Taylor Sullivan, is a friends to lovers romance. This coming of age/contemporary romance is an engaging story featuring two roommates that are also best friends. The unexpected occurs in this story and their dynamic begins to change. Elliot and Fe are magnetic in their friendship and the story flows at a reasonable pace. I found Fe’s character charming and willing to go that extra step for her best friend to turn his life around. Elliot was cute, I found him to be endearing and just wanted to hug him! The characters were fun, the story line was fulfilling and you could feel the chemistry where it needed to be. Overall, this was a solid story that was great to read!

Reviewed by @hbahm

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Eight Steps: A Friends to Lovers Romance by Taylor Sullivan – Review by Moriah Venable

Eight Steps to Alpha (Nerdy by Nature, #1)Eight Steps to Alpha by Taylor Sullivan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Eight Steps is a novel by Taylor Sullivan. This is my first novel by this author.

Best friends Elliot and Fe have been friends for five years. Elliot is considered a nerd who loves video games.

What happened when Elliot asks Fe to help him get a girl? Will sparks fly?

I really enjoyed this novel. It was a fun and cute story and very refreshing from the other novels in this genre.

I usually read the lead female having the makeover and it was a change for the male lead to be having the makeover.

I loved the progression from friends to realizing there might be something more between them.

For anyone looking for a cute fast read, I recommended this novel.

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Eight Steps: A Friends to Lovers Romance by Taylor Sullivan – Review by Candida Hopper

Eight Steps to Alpha (Nerdy by Nature, #1)Eight Steps to Alpha by Taylor Sullivan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Eight Steps: A Friend to Lovers Romance
By Taylor Sullivan

I enjoyed this friends to lovers read, I thought it was fun and had great characters. Elliot and Fe are roommates and best friends and Elliot is a nice guy and a bit nerdy. Fe has decided that they are going to make him an alpha male in eight steps, and it’s a lot of fun to read about all the banter these two have. I had to keep reading to find out if these two were ever going to admit their feelings for each other or is Elliot going to get the girl that he wants to notice him? This book was fun and entertaining I recommend this romantic story.

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Eight Steps: A Friend to Lovers Romance by Taylor Sullivan – Review by Jessica Leombruno

Eight Steps to Alpha (Nerdy by Nature, #1)Eight Steps to Alpha by Taylor Sullivan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Eight Steps to Alpha is book 1 in the Nerdy by Nature series by Taylor Sullivan and a first for me by this author. Elliot wants to get a girl in his office to notice him so he goes to his best friend Fe for help. Fe takes on the task of changing Elliot from a nice nerdy guy into a hot alpha male. But will the plan backfire on them and spark something between Fe and Elliot?

This was hilarious sweet friends to loves book. I laugh from the beginning to the end of this book; Fe and Elliott were sweet and lovable. I can’t wait to see if there is going to be more books in this series. If you’re looking for a good romantic comedy, you need to pick up this book.

Reviewed by @jbruno26

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