Wednesday, July 24, 2019

#ARCREVIEW: The Best Friend Problem by Mariah Ankenman

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The Best Friend Problem by Mariah Ankenman
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Release Date: August 12th, 2019
Format: egalley*
My Rating: 
GoodReads ★ Amazon ★ B&N 
Prudence Carlson has been lucky in life. A fulfilling wedding-planning business run with her girlfriends in Colorado, plus the best guy friend ever in her firefighter bestie Finn. All that’s missing from it is a baby. Luckily, it’s the twenty-first century—Pru can take matters into her own hands. She doesn’t need to find true love to create the future love of her life.
Except all this talk of babies and insemination and...Pru and Finn cross a line they never expected to. Sure, one night of passion won’t change their close friendship. Until Pru goes in for a fertility check-up to find… she’s already pregnant.  
As best friends, Pru and Finn have survived college, new jobs, and bad breakups, but can they survive crib shopping, birth classes, and late-night cravings? Especially when Finn has never considered himself even remotely Daddy material?
Accidental pregnancies aren't my favorite thing in romance books, but I don't mind it. I don't read a lot of best-friends to lovers, which I do enjoy, I just don't end up reading them a lot, so I was very interested in this book.

I loved the friendship between Pru and Finn, they had a really strong bond, but they also had been hiding their feelings for one each other for a really long time. Like it was so obvious to everyone but them, it was actually kind of comical. 

The book continues with the two of them kind of walking on eggshells around each other, because Finn is not sure he wants to be a father and Pru wants to stick to her plan of motherhood all by her damn self. Which causes a lot of friction between these two and I just wanted to be scream at them, "Just get together already!" Pru with her plans and wanting to stick to them kind of annoyed me. Life doesn't let you stick to plans and you need to pivot. I just found it frustrating how she wouldn't let Finn help her. 

There's a little drama in this one towards the end where the tension and the confusion has to finally come to a head. This was frustrating to read about because again I just wanted to shake Pru! Never fear there is a HEA in this one!

This is an adult romance so of course there are some sexy times to be had in this one. Honestly? Compared to other books I've read, it wasn't too graphic. Just a warning if you don't like book sex.

*I received an eARC copy of this book via Netgalley and the publisher Entangled publishing. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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