Just Friends; Blue Beech #6
(A standalone within a series)
by: Charity Ferrell
I first fell in love with Blue Beech and Charity Ferrell’s writing when I read Just Neighbors. I didn’t believe it was possible for anyone to take Kyle’s #1 book boyfriend position, but his baby brother Rex is so swooney he has kicked his big brother right off the pedestal. I’m in a complete book hangover after finishing Just Friends.
Just Friends begins in a walk down the history of Rex and Carolina’s amazing friendship. It starts off with Rex asking Carolina to write a paper for him, one he can clearly write himself. He’s a smart kid, right behind her in academic standing, but he just doesn’t want to. She doesn’t take his crap and he doesn’t take no for an answer and thus begins their lifelong friendship.
Their friendship is one to hold in complete adoration. They are there for each other, ride or die, no matter what as the years go on. Even though Rex claims he can’t do relationships, he’s basically been in one with her since their friendship began. His greatest fear is losing Carolina, so taking that final step into something deeper is something he doesn’t want to do given his parents relationship is dysfunctional.
Carolina knows Rex better than anyone and visa versa. When a fake date goes further than they planned, pandora’s box has been opened, they find feelings unleashed and closing that lid once again impossible. It’s hard to go back and be just friends when they both know they are more and always have been.
Charity Ferrell once again wrote an amazing story filled with lots of love and heart.
Someone should have warned me about falling in love with my best friend.
Little did I know when Rex came to my locker attempting to bribe me, that he’d turn into my everything.
We’d become best friends. I’d steal his heart. He’d steal mine.
Nothing has changed in the years of our friendship.
Not our connection, not our feelings, or that we still hold each other’s hearts.
But his heart isn’t the only thing I’ve kept.
The secret I’m hiding could shatter the only man I’ve ever loved.
I’ve loved Carolina since the day she called my bluff.
Our friendship always came first.
She believed in me when no one else did.
I tucked away my feelings because I couldn’t survive a life without her.
We crossed the line once, and I swore it’d never happen again.
As time passes, the harder it becomes to live up to that promise.
Until finally, there’s no holding back.