Monday, November 14, 2016

More Than Friends by Monica Murphy is LIVE!


More than Friends by Monica Murphy

Release Date: November 14th, 2016

Genre: Young Adult Romance



He's not perfect, but he's all I want...

I’m your average girl at your average high school, trying to figure out my place in life. After catching my now ex-boyfriend messing around with my now ex-best friend, I’ve made some big changes. No more band, no more backstabbing friends and no more boring old life. Now I have new friends, a new job and new interests.

But there’s a certain someone who’s interested in me, and I don’t get it. Jordan Tuttle could have anyone he wants. He’s the most popular boy in school. Rich, gorgeous, smart and the star quarterback, he’s perfect. Yet he acts like he wants no one else but…me.

So despite my fears and doubt, I let him get close. Probably too close. I discover that he’s not so perfect after all, but it doesn’t matter. I’m falling for him, even though he runs so hot and cold. I know someday he’s going to break my heart.

And I’m going to let him.


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Christy's Review: 

4 stars!!!

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Monica Murphy did it again! More teen angst and drama and an addicting read you won’t be able to put down! When I read Just Friends earlier this year, I was desperate to get the sequel. It ended on a bit of a cliffy and I needed to know what was going to happen between Livvy and Ryan. Then, I found out it was about a different couple and was like huh? However, I was excited to read More than Friends, which was about Amanda and Tuttle. Amanda was one of my favorite characters in the first book so I was ready to jump into her story.
Jordan Tuttle could have anyone he wants. He’s the most popular boy in school. Rich, gorgeous, smart and the star quarterback, he’s perfect. Yet he acts like he wants no one else but…me.

Jordan and Amanda couldn’t be more different. Tuttle is Mr. Popular and the QB of their high school football team. Amanda used to be in the band, until her boyfriend and best friend hooked up behind her back. Now she’s not got a place. She’s kind of fallen into a friendship with Livvy and Jordan Tuttle has taken notice of her. Amanda likes Tuttle a lot, but she’s untrusting, and for good reasons. She was burned bad.

Amanda and Tuttle’s relationship is… complex. Amanda doesn’t trust. Tuttle has things in his life he’s not ready to open up about. It makes it hard for them to make things work.

I loved Tuttle. I understood him. He’s not a stuck up guy. He’s got a lot going on in his home life and that’s why he is the way he is. I felt how much he cared for Amanda and how devoted he was to her.
It doesn’t feel like she’s talking about Juliet and her feelings for Romeo. It feels like Mandy is talking about her feelings for me. She’s my missing puzzle pieces. She’s the only one I need.

Amanda was different than I thought she would be from the first book. Being in her head was different than seeing her through Livvy’s eyes. She’s still one of the most likable ones in the book, but I have to say, I thought Tuttle shined much more brightly than her in this book. Regardless, I loved them together.

This book stressed me out, but not nearly as much as the first. The end has another cliffy, so I’m hoping another book will be out soon and it will be about Amanda and Tuttle again. If you love teenage (mature ya) angst and want characters who are a bit more down to earth and relatable than the first book in this series, More than Friends is one I recommend!
“I don’t notice anyone else. Just you.”

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About the Author:

Monica Murphy is the New York Times, USA Today and #1 international bestselling author of the One Week Girlfriend series, the Billionaire Bachelors and The Rules series. Her books have been translated in almost a dozen languages and has sold over one million copies worldwide. She is both self-published and published by Random House/Bantam and Harper Collins/Avon. She writes new adult, young adult and contemporary romance.
She is a wife and a mother of three who lives in central California on fourteen acres in the middle of nowhere along with their one dog and too many cats. A self-confessed workaholic, when she's not writing, she's reading or hanging out with her husband and kids. She's a firm believer in happy endings, though she will admit to putting her characters through angst-filled moments before they finally get that hard won HEA.

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