Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Teaser Tuesday: Just Friends by Tiffany Pitcock

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Ambrosia of The Purple Booker.
To play along just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Just Friends by Tiffany Pitcock.

Just Friends – Swoon Reads

“I’ll dust!” he cried, running to the supply closet. “You win, I’ll dust!”
— Chapter 5

Just like that Jenny Wessler lost it.
She closed her eyes and started chucking dictionaries.
— Chapter 31

“No, it’s not like that, we’re just friends.” Countless hearts have probably been battered and bruised by such an utterance. On the other hand, why is it “just” friends? Sure, you can be in love with multiple people, but acting on all those feelings at once is generally frowned upon whereas you can be friends with however many people you like. It helps if your partner is also a good friend, but they don’t have to be the best friend ... if the partnership and friendship can handle each other.
Which brings us to the premise of this book. It’s not a play on the trope that boys and girls can’t ever be friends without developing feelings for each other. It’s also not about one of them being n love with the other for a long time before the other suddenly realises their feelings as well. And not unrequited love either. Although that aspect is not completely absent in theory. And now that you know what it’s not, I’ll let you figure out what it’s actually about.
A very cute and quick read with a lot of miscommunication-face-palm-potential and a good portion of great humour. As I am a sucker for character development I would have loved to see a little more of that concerning the minor cast. The protagonists have a very steep arc in relation to the length or brevity of the plot, but it mostly fits with the overall pace. It’s not all fluff and butterflies, too. There is actually quite a lot of heavy stuff woven into this, almost in a when it rains it pours way. For this alone, I really would have liked the book to be a little longer to address the issues with more depth. It’s a very nice read, but I think there is a lot more potential that could have been explored ... overall quite an accomplishment for a contemporary debut and certainly an aspiring author to watch.

Are you a friends first and then fall in love or a love at first sight advocate ... speaking about reading habits for the most part here. Share preferences and teasers in the comments!


Unknown said...

I would say someone must be in love if they want to dust (or maybe that's just my aversion to dusting).

My post is here

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I hate dusting! LOL. The story sounds interesting and piqued my interest. Here's mine: “THE LYING GAME”

Kathy Martin said...

I enjoyed this one. Here are mine.

Unknown said...

We're just friends... Yeah, right :p I hope you enjoy the book!

Here's my teaser.

Unknown said...

Reading wise, either one but I lean more towards friends first, or enemies. LOL
This would be a fun summer read.

My TT from The Nutting Girl

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