Friend Zone (Friend Zone, #1) by Nicole Blanchard

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Liam Walsh is just a roommate.

Maybe if Charlie St. James repeats it enough, she'll stop lusting after him. Not that it matters how she feels anyway, because Liam will always see her as one of the boys. Hell, he's the one who gave her the nickname Charlie as a joke.

Well, the joke's on her.

Now that she is confined to less than 1,000 square feet with him, she can't stop thinking about how it would feel to get just a little bit closer.

Charlie St. James is off limits.

She's been Liam Walsh's best friend since grade school. He thought it wouldn't be a big deal to let her crash with him when she needed a place to stay, but he was dead wrong. Knowing only a thin wall separates them when they sleep, that she's naked in the shower while he lays in bed fantasizing about her, is unbearable.

When their cozy two bedroom goes from friend zone to war zone, they'll either burn up the sheets or go down in flames

 

K3’s $0.02

This is my first read from author Nicole Blanchard.

I immediately fell in love with Liam. Seriously, we all need a Liam in our lives. He is smart, dedicated and protective. He knows what he wants from life and he is working his tail off to make his dreams come true. 

Charlie, I am going to be honest. I had a really hard time connecting with her. I get she is in college but sometimes she acted really immature and I just couldn’t connect with her. She was a bit wishy washy when it came to Liam but the dynamic of their friendship works.

We have all had that friend that we wanted more with but was too scared to do anything about it. Why? The fear losing that friendship. Would it be worth the risk? When you are young and figuring things out, it isn’t easy. There is a reason behind that saying, you know the one, that people come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. 

Charlie and Liam take us on a sexy and heartbreaking journey of friends becoming lovers. Trying to plan for the future, fearing the unknown. Dealing with the past, moving forward from a loss and when you add family to their duo, it becomes a little more complicated. 

Their journey is one of self-discovery and in the end, they ended up right where they needed to be.. 

We are often blinded that we never see what is right in front of us. 

This was a sweet and easy read. Again, I wasn’t able to connect with Charlie but was happy to see she grew up a bit in the end.