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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Review: Just Good Friends by SL Siwik

Title: Just Good Friends
Series: Yep! Two more books scheduled
Author: SL Siwik
Published: March 2013, Createspace
Format: Ebook provided for review
Tour: Yes, Bewitching Book Tours

Juggling two jobs and mounting bills, Audrey decides she doesn't have time for a boyfriend, but contemplates a friends plus situation. After placing a personal ad, she meets Mike, a local cop,former Marine. He's old fashioned and overbearing, but she just can't walk away. Unfortunately for her, Michael is an expert marksman, and her heart never stood a chance. Their tumultous love affair crashes to an ending neither foresaw, and Audrey is forced to make a decision that will change both their lives forever.

Ok this book?  Completely awesome.  It made me smile and laugh.  I mean laugh right out loud! Right from the beginning I knew this story had something special in it, and I ended up devouring it within a day.

First we have Audrey, who is a waitress in her mid twenties at a diner.  Actually, she works two jobs, and barely has any free time at all.  She does have a little dog named Baron, who is quite the charming little guy, especially around new people!  Audrey's sex life has taken on a bit of a dry spell, and Audrey decides a personals ad online is the way to go.  It's not long before she's got a ton of responses.

One in particular is from a guy who wants to set her up with his friend.  And then that guy shows up at her diner the next day - and its actually on accident, not a stalker thing!  I thought this was hilarious, and it just had me giggling.  Little did I know what would be coming up soon!

Very soon this brings Mike, a cop, into the picture.  You can tell the guy is a bunch of nerves, and the nervousness is rolling off of him.  And well, he acts like an ass.  A big ol giant ass lol.  As for the man himself, he turns out to be this extremely attentive, caring, kind man, if a bit socially awkward.  Nearly the perfect man, I'd say. But calling their first meeting a disaster would be a compliment!

The rest of the story includes some funny situations, like one involving a sex toy store.  Or entirely sweet scenes, like one during the fireworks.  All in all, you get a nice steady slow build on something between Audrey and Mike that is amazing and wonderful. And the sexy naked time - oh holy man on fire!  These two certainly have the chemistry when it comes to being alone together in the dark!

I loved every page of this story.  It was fresh and fun, and the characters were a perfect match together.  If you are a romance fan, I think you should definitely add this one to your list - you won't be sorry!  SL Siwik is definitely an author to keep an eye on!

About the Author:
S.L. Siwik lives in New Jersey with her husband, daughter, and two dogs.

She loves going to NJ diners on the weekend for inspiration, drinks a pot of coffee a day, and loves finding new music to add to her list.

Just Good Friends is her debut book.

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  1. oh this one sounds really good! Love your review and oh, love men who've some fire! :P I T will definitely put this one on my TBR pile! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Great review! Love the sound of this book and adding it to my over full

  3. Maria - I think you will absolutely love this book!! This book had so many awesome parts to it, I'm very excited about it :)

  4. I haven't seen you around in a while! :) Glad to see you :) In this book, Mike definitely has some Alpha male qualities, but he's got that real sweet side too, where he knows when to let Audrey take the lead or take her time. *sigh* Loved it!!!


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