May 18, 2017

The Boy Friend by Mika Jolie • Review/Release Blitz

Title: The Boy Friend
Author: Mika Jolie
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Published: 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.


This story was different. Refreshing in a sense. It was told wholly from the hero's point of view. That was what surprised me the most. I first wondered if it would be difficult to relate to, but once I became delved in the story, i found I had nothing to worry about.

Cori and Dean have been best friends since elementary school. The second Cori punched him on the playground, he knew she was different. She wasn't like other girls. No, she was just taking up for Dean's sister. Cori didn't know they were siblings, just that Dean was picking on her. They've been inseparable ever since. Now, the lines are starting to look blurred for Dean. But can best friends become more without ruining what they have built over the years?

This isn't your typical friends-to-lovers story. It's difficult, treacherous, turbulent, and beautiful in its entirety. I loved the journey that these two went on. Their families are constantly trying to push them together regardless of the fact they both insist they're just friends. In fact, that's how Dean's parents started out. So they knew how it usually went from experience. Mika Jolie did a great job with the male point of view. I didn't expect to enjoy it as much as I did. It was refreshing to get to see how the male mind works in our romance stories. Dean definitely didn't hold anything back!


Mika Jolie is the bestselling author of the Martha’s Way series. She 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.

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