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The Best Friend Incident by Melia Alexander
The Best Friend Incident by Melia Alexander


Stacey Winters is in love with love, but so far, she’s only found Mr. Dud, Mr. Cheater, and Mr. Boring. Even though her best friend Grant isn’t an option, at least being around him offers her a window into the male psyche—and sets the bar high for her future Mr. Right.

But then she accidentally crosses the friend zone and kisses him, and it starts to feel a little too much like hemight be what she’s been looking for…

Grant Phillips doesn’t do relationships. A casualty of the foster care system, he knows people are just looking for a reason to bolt. “No attachments” is his hard and fast rule. There’s only one exception: his best friend, Stacey. He refuses to jeopardize what they have.

But now that he knows how good it felt to kiss her, felt the addictive slide of her body against his, Stacey Winters is indelibly stamped onto Grant’s brain—and not just as his friend.

He is so screwed.



The Best Friend Incident by Melia Alexander was a little predictable…. and not too keen on the friend to lover genre, but I’ll give it a go …. 

Poor Stacey, in love with the idea of love, she came across a little desperate to me, always looking for “the one”. She certainly doesn’t find it in the guy she is dating at the moment (although in her head, they are a “perfect pair”).  When the “incident” happens (lots of kissing in the dark, she thinks Grant is the boyfriend), but things take a different turn, and now Stacey is looking at Grant in a “whole new light”.  Will she want to lose her best friend if they take it too far? Can you truly be just friends with benefits? Will jealousy rear its ugly head?  What happens if someone wants more? 

Grant came from a broken home, so trusting women isn’t high on his list of priorities, in fact, Grant is a “love them and leave them before they leave me” type of guy. This is what we read throughout the whole story, as their relationship goes from best friends to lovers, they grapple with their fears of losing each other’s friendship. 

There are a few funny moments, and the story was well written, but for me, something was missing. Maybe the fact that they constantly “should I, shouldn’t I” and then fall into bed, and then ignore that fact, and then go round again !!! 

The Best Friend Incident was an ok book, and if friends to lovers is your genre, then I’d give this book a read. 


Published by jab1969

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