Thursday, April 27, 2017

Release Blitz: The Boy Friend - Mika Jolie

The Boy Friend by Mika Jolie

Date of Publication: April 25, 2017


According to the law of attraction, women and men can't be friends.
Contrary to this myth, my friendship with Coriander Phillips does not rest on unrequited love or un-actualized lust. We've been inseparable since the day I pulled one of her pigtails and she punched me in the gut.
She's hilarious, fun to hang out with. Together, we're like peanut butter and jelly, spaghetti and meatballs, wings and beer. A match made in heaven.
She's the bomb.
Did I mention she's smokin' hot? I've checked her out…maybe once or twice. Hey, I'm a guy.
Seriously, no awkwardness, no secret yearning for our relationship to escalate beyond the purely platonic. I'm the boy friend—the loyal shoulder she cries on, the dispenser of coffee, sympathy, hugs, advice, and affection with no expectations.
Until the invisible line between friends and lovers became blurry.
Now I want more. I want her.
All I have to do is convince her we can be more than friends.
If only it were that easy.

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I have to admit that I really thought this book was going to end up being a DNF for me.  For the longest time, the male POV’s voice just annoyed me.  The constant refrain of how hot he is, how much of commitment phobe he is, how fit he is, so on and so forth was a drag and really made me want to set the book aside.  I get that the voice was meant to be witty and charming but it was a turn off for me.  After setting it aside for a quick nap, I picked it back up and continued to read.  And I’m glad I did.  It really picked up for me towards the last half of the book and in the end, I did find some teary moments.

Cori and Dean have been best friends for decades and they have defied the thought that men and women can’t be friends.  Or so they thought.  Cori is quirky, sweet and ready to settle down.  I really wish we had gotten some of her POV, I think it would have been interesting.  Dean is a manwhore, cocky and arrogant.  And he’s proud of it.  As things begin to change, their chemistry heats up.  You do get the sense of history between these two without a lot of flashbacks, which was refreshing.  The cast of secondary characters were awesome too.

Don’t get me wrong, this is a solid friends-to-lovers book.  It’s well written, flows wonderfully and there’s some delightful banter that adds a layer of humor to the story.  I’m glad I finished because I did tear up at some points.  There are a few feels to be had.  It just wasn’t what I was looking for when it comes to a male POV.  If you like male POV, you might want to give this a try.  It may work for you where it didn’t work for me.  -Peace and Love, Buxom J

About Mika Jolie

Mika Jolie lives in New Jersey with her Happy Chaos—her husband and their energizer bunnies. A sports fanatic and a wine aficionado, she's determined to balance it all and still write about life experiences and matters of the heart. Let's face it, people are complicated and love can be messy. When she's not weaving life and romance into evocative tales, you can find her on a hiking adventure, apple picking, or whatever her three men can conjure up.

She loves to hear from readers. Connect with Mika on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads and Amazon.

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