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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

No More Than Friends by Chelle Hicks

No More Than Friends by Chelle Hicks
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short (19 pages)
Heat: Spicy
Rating: 4 Books
Reviewed by Fennel

Helping her best friend Quinton fix up his new house has Brit wanting to help herself to something more. At college, she laid down the ground rules between her and Q: no more than friends.

Now, eight years later, Brit is ready to test the theory "best friends make the best lovers."

But Q has some ground rules of his own.

What could she do to persuade her best friend to agree to a change in the rule she made seven years ago during her freshman year? It was a time when studying took precedence over everything else. No More Than Friends, she said. How stupid could she get? And how much longer would she allow the stupidity to continue?

Chelle Hicks story covers a couple of hours, and in that time destinies change, values shift. Determination, patience and spunk face off, showing Brit and Quinton as vunerable yet strong; loyal yet frustrated, and both afraid to make the first move that could destroy their special friendship.

With tight, clean and expressive writing, the author fills this short story with a feel-good-factor and has made it well worth reading.