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Peek Inside The Best Friend Incident

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...

The Best Friend Incident

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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 he might 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.

Praise

I really like this one and gobbled it up!” –Lissa Reviews

“This book truly had heart and I freely admit that I cried in nearly all the scenes with Julian and Martha in it. The whole best friend romance was really sweet.” –Viv Y., Goodreads

Cute and fun!” –Jacki N., Goodreads

If you love hella-hot guys, sassy girls, and a sexy romance, then this book is for you! Highly recommend!” –Victoria B., Goodreads

A sweet, humorous, lighthearted read that drew me in from the start and kept me engaged throughout.” –Mags N., Goodreads

“Wow this was so funny! So out rightly sexy from the moment that Stacey climbs in her bed, expecting her boyfriend, only to discover her best friend Grant. It was funny, steamy enough to satisfy any romance reader and engaging enough to be the perfect romantic comedy!” –Charly M., NetGalley

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781640635159
Series: Driven to Love, Book 2
Release Date: Apr 9, 2018
Page Count: 207
Imprint: lovestruck
Genre: contemporary, romantic comedy
Tropes: friends to lovers

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By D.M. March 29, 2018

A romantic comedy which is funny and sexy. Yes, please!

The best friend Incident ticked all the right boxes. Stacey has a new boyfriend Leo. He works out of town and is a little too good to be true. He's a sexy travelling musician and Stacey has convinced herself he is the one. Stacey is an old ro... ...more

By Elaine April 10, 2018

Stacey Winters loves the idea of being in love but has yet to find it. The only constant male in her life it her best friend, Grant Phillips and they are very supportive of each other but nothing more . . . or are they? When she returns home expecting her boyfriend to be there she strips and slip... ...more

By Dani April 06, 2018

Rating: 3.5 stars

After a couple dud books, I needed something cute, and The Best Friend Incident delivered. With just enough angst and a conflict that didn't last too long, it was a quick, sweet read about two best friends who start to feel some non-friendy things for each other after a case of m... ...more

By Tami March 18, 2018

3.5
Nice friends to lovers contemporary romance. ...more

By Amanda June 05, 2018

I quite enjoyed this take on the friends-to-lovers trope. It starts off when Stacey kisses Grant, thinking it's her (soon-to-be-ex) boyfriend. They realize there is chemistry between them, but neither wants to ruin their friendship by taking it further. Stacey is the settling down type--she wants... ...more

By Amy June 24, 2018

A romantic tale of two best friends falling slowly in love. You can tell from the start there is something more between these two best friends, but they are struggling to overcome their fears of losing their friendship. Yet isn’t friendship how many of the best relationships begin? ...more

By Bec_BookMagicReviews April 13, 2018


Grant Phillips and Stacey Winters have been best friends for years, but when Stacey accidentally crosses the friend zone, things begin to change for the better between them. However, Grant doesn't do relationships. Will Grant realize how important Stacey is to him before it's too late or will the... ...more

By Leah March 25, 2018

Melia Alexander gives us her take on the classic best friends romance story. In this book she answers the question of what would happen if two friends fell in love. What if this was completely unexpected and kicked off by a chance incident? What if one of the friends was commitment phobic?
Stacey... ...more

By Melena March 21, 2018

Stacey and Grant have been best friends since they were in grade school, but an accidental romantic encounter opens up the possibility for them to become more.

Stacey is looking for her happily ever after, though. She isn't sure Grant and his commitment issues will be able to fit into that role in... ...more

By Fizza March 29, 2018

It's a sweet, lighthearted; a perfect rom com. I loved it! This is my favorite kind of romance, where two best friends who are unable to find love finally find it with each other. Stacey and Grant have been friends since they were kids. Stacey believes in romance, love, happily-ever-afters, and e... ...more

By Ofelia April 08, 2018

This is the second book that I’ve read from Melia Alexander and I can honestly say that I was not disappointed. Stacey and Grant are best friends who than turned into lovers. They might not have started hooking up in the hopes of starting a relationship but after one kiss they could not stop the... ...more

By Shea March 27, 2018

I am big fan of the friends to lovers trope so I knew I would like this book. I liked the main characters and the rapport they share and I felt like their doubts and hesitation about changing their relationship felt like a natural conflict. I loved the side characters Julian and Martha who offere... ...more

By Gavinsmommaloves2read April 21, 2018


Stacey is in love with being in love. She on the look out for HEA. Coming home one night to crawl into bed with her boyfriend she strips and gets in only to discover that it isn't her nd but her other nd her best friend Grant. But those kisses have know changed there relationship because there lo... ...more

By Viv April 02, 2018

NB: I received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Netgalley, Entangled Publishing and the author.

I really liked this book. I'll just put it like that. I nearly always love Entangled's books, and this was no exception. This book truly had heart and I freely admit... ...more

By Heather April 01, 2018

This is a sweet friends to lovers romance. The two main characters, Stacey and Grant, were great together. I loved that they were honest with one another and that they acted like adults. Too often stories get bogged down in the melodrama of misunderstandings, but this story stayed realistic. It j... ...more

By Laura April 26, 2018

This is a great book; this is the second book in the Driven to Love Series written by Melia Alexander. This is a great book with a wonderful story and well developed characters. This book will keep you reading long into the night. If you are looking for a great book, then you need to read this bo... ...more

By poppy August 31, 2018

This was a really good book It is the second book in the series. Stacey and Grant are best friends who became lovers I enjoy a good friends to lovers romance and this one was a good read what starts out as a friends with benefits relationship soon turns into something more. These two were really... ...more

By Karla July 30, 2018

Who knew one little incident between two best friends with spark so much passion. Grant and Stacy at that that’s friends since eight years old. They have done everything together till Monday mistakes him or her boyfriend in the bedroom. What??! This was the start of their Rocky don’t know where t... ...more

By Deanna April 09, 2018

Although I found this book to be a bit challenging to get into initially, I did enjoy it! I found the flow of the first few chapters to be a bit off. I would definitely read another book by Melia Alexander. I look forward to reading future books to see how her writing style moves forward!

I volun... ...more

By Bette April 04, 2018

Best friends Grant and Stacey find their relationship changing after they accidentally end up in the same bed one night. In this cute quick read there are some great characters and a fun struggle as they come to terms with their new and changing feelings. It's well written and although predictabl... ...more

By Lori April 21, 2018

I truly love best friends to lovers stories. And this one was spicy from the very first pages. When I started reading the first scene, I was like Oh yeah, this is going to be good, so good. I absolutely adored Stacey and Grant. They worked well together, supported each other, and both afraid of t... ...more

By Jacki April 04, 2018

Cute and fun...
This is my first book by Malia Alexander.

What I liked:
The writing style
The characters
Friends to lovers
Standalone
HEA
Epilogue

I look forward to reading more from this author.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC from NetGalley. ...more

By Megan March 27, 2018

I personally loved this book, with a busy life it is really hard to sit down and read a book all the way through, somehow I found the time to read this in two sittings. The storyline was great and pulled me in from page 4. I absolutely love the best friends to lovers storyline. ...more

By Aggie April 10, 2018

Loved it. Great read from start to end.

This was a read you may want to start on the weekend. I had to fight the urge to not read some of it at work. It's a great read for all you romantics out there. ...more

***Review to come. :)*** ...more

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Melia Alexander

About the author

Melia Alexander

Melia Alexander is the author of sassy, sexy, fun contemporary romances, but is also fortunate to spend her week days at The Male Observation Lab (a.k.a. her job at a construction company) where she gets to observe guys in their natural habitat. Though they often behave like typical alpha males, she's often seen through their personas to the heart of who they really are - the heroes of their own stories. A native of Guam, Melia traded in warm, tropical breezes for the rainy Pacific Northwest. She's an avid reader who also loves romantic comedies - preferably with a glass of Cab Sauv and a box of dark chocolates nearby. In her free time, she's busy conquering her CrossFit fears: ring dips, power cleans, and the dreaded 800 meter run.

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