Started – 26/9/12
Finished – 29/9/12
Format – Kindle e-book
Synopsis – Filled with passion, longing, surprises and humor, Friends With Partial Benefits, the first novel in the four-book series, is hard to put down and will leave you laughing out loud and slightly sleep deprived.
Jillian Grayson is a disillusioned divorcée and best-selling romance novelist who suddenly can’t write a chapter without her hunky male heartthrob suffering ED, an STD, or even worse. Brian Nash is a tennis-obsessed college senior who’s unlucky in love and the roommate and best friend of Jillian’s son, Rob. When Rob brings Brian home for Spring Break, and Brian meets the surprisingly young and tennis passionate Jillian, their shared interest quickly develops into an intense mutual attraction. After nearly giving in to their feelings, they hatch a plan, while under the influence (of something more than just the perfect Miami night), to be Friends With Partial Benefits, complete with rules to define the boundaries. Will the lonely pair continue with this distinctive relationship, actually explore their desires, or discover all of it is a really bad idea?
My Thoughts – I got sent this book from the author as i had previously enjoyed one of his other novels, Shrinkage. This book is about a few people. Brian and his best friend Rob, Robs mother Jillian. her best friend Victoria and a few others too.
Rob comes home from college and brings Brian with him as he cant seem to get over a girl. Natalie. Its here that Brian first meets Rob’s mum and sparks seem to fly between the two of them. Victoria is Jillians best friend and for want of a better explaination sex mad!
Rob spends a lot of time with his girlfriend Laura, which enables Brian and Jillian to grow closer and closer. When they do it puts them both in a situation that they cannot figure out if its right or not.
I really enjoyed this book. To start with i do think its not a book that is for the faint-hearted, Its full of sexual encounters although i do think these are done quite tastefully. Its not too in your face but at the same time very racey. Its not a book that i would leave laying about for my nan to read for example.
I read three quarters of this book last night as i really couldnt put it down. It is a real page turner and i couldnt wait to read what was going to happen, figure out if people are going to get caught out, weather people are going to stay in relationships and plenty of twists and turns.
I think this is quite a good book for the market at the minute. What with all the 50 shades of grey hype and other books with simular themes i think this book is a nicer version. Although i havent read that particilar book i do think that this book would be the better option.
This book was very enjoyable, very easy reading too. This is the first in a series of four books and i will be buying the second for my kindle later on today.
Rating – 4.5/5