The Boy Friend by Mika Jolie, a standalone novel.
This is the story of Cori and Dean, 23 years ago he yanked on one of her pigtails and she punched him in the gut in elementary school and they have been BFFs ever since, like peanut butter and jelly totally inseparable. This story is told 100% from Dean’s POV, it is the first book I have read by this author and also from the guys POV, it was written so that it seemed he was actually talking to me. “Don’t roll your eyes” it really did feel that way. 🙂
Coriander “Cori” Phillips is Dean Morello’s smokin’ hot best friend, an art teacher at their former elementary school, she is smart, perceptive, funny and extremely kind. She didn’t have the most stable childhood but has just about everything figured out in her life except for one thing.
Dean Morello, is confident, cocky, good looking and has no problem finding women to spend time with him. He is definitely not into commitment, love, or marriage and is completely upfront with anyone he chooses to spend time with. He was born with a silver spoon in his mouth yet along with his two best friends work hard as their fathers mold them into taking over the financial firm they own.
Cori and Dean’s relationship is completely platonic, they have never even kissed. They are each other’s shoulder to cry on and can and do talk about anything. On one of their weekly non-date dinner dates Cori announces that she has made a decision about her life. Dean is taken by surprise and a bit shocked by this decision but decides it’s best to just be the friend he is supposed to be and offer to help her. The problem is helping her has him dealing with thoughts and feelings that have never really entered his mind before. He was also starting to deal with fears that this decision could be the beginning of the end for their friendship.
Can a man and woman just be friends? What happens when one makes a decision causing the other to question this and possibly want more? What happens when those lines get blurred? Can their friendship survive?
I really liked this book, I loved the friends that were a part of Cori and Dean’s lives, I loved both of their families and I loved the comical interaction between all of them. I loved that the hot scenes were just enough and didn’t take away from the actual storyline. I’m left wondering if other characters in this book will also get their own books in the future. I hope so because I would definitely want to check back in on all of them. I’m giving this book 4 stars only because it was hard to get used to not having anything from Cori’s POV, it was hard not knowing how she felt during a lot of the book. The author did a great job from his POV of how she felt and most of the time it really worked. I definitely recommend this book..it was great!!