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Seven minutes in heaven never felt so good…
Valerie Barkin and Alec Rogers survived bullies, awful parents, and seriously shitty social standing the only way best friends can—together. But with the unexpected sexual tension suddenly flaring between them, surviving their ten-year high school reunion might be a different story…
Val hasn’t changed. She still feels like the stringy-haired band geek the popular kids teased, but Alec has definitely changed. He’s now the front man for the Grammy-winning rock band Chronic Disharmony, with the sexual reputation to match. And he’s more than willing to help Val rock the reunion.
And then it happens—a drunken game of Seven Minutes in Heaven—and their fourteen-years-long foreplay comes crashing to the forefront…changing everything.
Seven minutes turns into a weekend of mind-blowing, no-strings-attached sex. But these best friends won’t be able to leave their hearts out of it forever, not when the most meaningful benefit could change their relationship for good….
Valerie and Alec are besties who haven't seen each other in a while. There's always been something there, though Alec was the first to recognize it. Alec changed and became famous after pursuing his music dream and plays in a rock band. Valerie is awaiting a reply from the London philharmonic whi... ...more
ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review
One of my favorite romance trope has always been best friends to lovers and I have always been a sucker when it comes to this specific trope. And Candy Sloane has delivered. She has more than delivered because she has written a love story... ...more
I have to come right out and say I absolutely love this book. As someone with a best friend who happens to be male I can really relate to the concept of the story.
The author did an awesome job setting up the entire storyline and character development. You really get to know these two and feel eve... ...more
4 "Stupidly sexy BFF to lovers" STARS
ARC via NetGalley.
Thank you, Entangled Brazen!
Full review also posted on: http://usbrazilbookreview.blogspot.co...
First thing I’ll say about this book is that it’s sooo sexy that I feared I’d have a heart attack while reading it because it was doing strange th... ...more
Forever…who isn’t looking for forever but with your best friend?! Class reunions are hell as it is but when you were an awkward, brace wearing band geek with another dorky band geek as your best friend they can’t get any worse especially if you see yourself as that person you were ten years ago.... ...more
She was kissing him now. Screw her stupid rules. They couldn’t stop her from this feeling, from this want. From responding to the sweet gesture he’d offered her that morning. She leaned in to him, slowly at first, so he’d know exactly where she was going—for his lips, his sweet, hot, naughty lip... ...more
Did you ever play Seven Minutes in Heaven when you were growing up? What if you got stuck in a closet with your best male friend? That is actually what happens to our hero and heroine in Best Friends with Benefits by Candy Sloane. Typically this is the point when I would tell you that the cover i... ...more
Five Pretty Woman Stars!!
Al and Val's story is the on my list of PERFECT friends turned into lovers trope.
This is my first read from Ms. Sloane, and I have to say I am so looking forward to more of her work, in particular in this series. She set the ground running with two characters that were... ...more
I didn’t immediately reach out and grab this one, but I kept coming back to it and finally decided to take the plunge. I don’t know if it was because I have my own high school reunion to go to this summer (the year isn’t necessary) and I needed to gear up for it or I was just in the mood for a fr... ...more
Valerie and Alec have been best friends most of their lives. They know each others joys. They know each others sorrows. They know each others secrets. They haven't seen each other in quite sometime except for Facetime. Valerie plays flute for the philharmonic and Alec is lead singer and guitarist... ...more
One of my favourite romance books I've read in a long time!! I am a huge sucker for any Entangled romance novel. They are always a book I know that I am going to enjoy no matter what the plot.
This book is definitely no exception.
To start, this book is a friends to lovers story, which I love. Ther... ...more
Best Friends with Benefits is exactly the kind of book I love to read: funny, sexy as sin and best friends to lovers romance. The book certainly lived up to my expectations---it was FAB! Alec and Valerie shared wicked chemistry and you could see their mutual love for each other throughout the boo... ...more
This one was Excellent!! I enjoyed it so much and I really like the authors writing style. I'm looking forward to reading more from her. It has a nice pace and the characters were fantastic!
Alec Rogers may be a big time rock star but his best friend Valerie Barkin has always kept him grounded. T... ...more
I really liked Alec and how possessive her could be, "he pressed the back of his body against it. “No one is getting in here.” He would keep that promise, but his position made it so she would have to come to him. “Get over here so I can ride that first rule out of you, Dirty Girl.” I love when a... ...more
Fantastic! Candy Sloane's Best Friends with Benefits was steamy erotic, emotionally angsty tempered by lighthearted humor but overall readers will fall in love with Val and Alec.
Best friends since fourteen, they parted ten years ago in not so pleasant circumstances and have just slowly rebuilt t... ...more
4.5 stars - I seriously enjoyed this story! I love friends to lovers stories. I think it is because the history is already there with friends, and you can immediately get a sense of the depth of the relationship. This is true for Valerie and Alec. Honestly, I can't imagine why they weren't togeth... ...more
A HOT read from Candy Sloane, Best Friends with Benefits was a sexy, short, but sweet friends-to-lovers story. I was intrigued by the high school band nerd vibe. Who knew they could turn out to be a rockstar and a professional flutist? Glad Val and Alec worked through their past hurts to get thei... ...more
*I received an ARC in exchange for my honest opinion and review*
Initially posted on PolishedBookworm.com
It's no coincidence that some of my favorite fictional couples started as friends before making the (terrifying) leap to a romantic relationship. The friends to lovers trope is an all-time favo... ...more
Title: Best Friends with Benefits
Author: Candy Sloane
Publisher: Entangled: Brazen
Release Date: March 14, 2016
Genre(s): Rocker, High School Reunion, Romance
Page Count: 178 pages
Heat Level: # 4 flames out of 5
Rating: # 4 stars out of 5
Seven minutes in heaven never felt so goo......more
Candy Sloane has taken me on a wild and exciting ride too love and of course yuminess. This is the first book I have read by this author and it for sure wont be the last. Miss Sloane is a great writer and has a great gift.
Valerie Barkin and Alec Rogers have survived allot but what made it better... ...more
I'd call this 4.5 stars. I truly enjoyed this story. Val & Alec were best friends in high school. They've kept up their friendship virtually, though they haven't seen each other in person in 10 years. They agree to meet up to go together to their high school reunion. Alec is now a big rock st... ...more
I received a free copy in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
Where to start with this review? Well, the first thing which caught my attention was the book's theme - best friends to lovers. If you guys know me, then you know that it's one of my favourite themes! So I was very eager to read... ...more
Valerie and Alec have been friends since they were kids in school and now they are getting ready to attend their high school reunion. They have seen each other in person since graduation and when they finally do see each other they are extremely attracted to one another. Alec is now a front man i... ...more
I received a copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads
3 1/2 stars.
I liked the beginning of the book, we have a high school reunion and our main characters Valarie & Alec are planning to attend together. They were best friends in high school, never anything more.
Both a bit on the... ...more
In all honesty, this book took me awhile to get into, but once I did I really enjoyed it. I am a fan of the best friends to lovers type of books. This one involves Valerie and Alec, in high school known as Val and Al. They have been best friends since high school, talk and facetime often, but hav... ...more