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Friends with Benefits by Lisa Swift [Book Review/Blog Tour]


Friends With Benefits

Could Mr Right-Now actually be Mr Right?

Lexie Whittle thought she had life all sewn up, with a gorgeous husband, a beautiful home, and an utterly delightful teenage stepson. Until husband Daryl announced he was leaving to work overseas… and everything changed.

A year later, Daryl and Lexie’s marriage is practically over. Lexie is fighting to stay on top of the bills, juggling her job at the Blue Parrot 1940s cafe in Leyholme with being mum and dad to Connor in Daryl’s absence.

The only thing keeping her sane is the support she gets from Connor’s godfather: Theo Blake, Daryl’s former business partner. Theo might be a jack-the-lad, drifting from one woman to another, but Lexie knows she and Connor can always depend on him in times of need.

After one too many glasses of wine leads to them falling into bed together, Lexie and Theo begin a friends-with-benefits relationship. It starts as just sex, but it doesn’t take long for deeper feelings to develop.

But when Daryl returns, Lexie is faced with some difficult decisions. Will she be forced to choose between her love for Theo and the boy she sees as a son?

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Review and Rating:

4 stars

This is a quick read, but it was more of an intense story than I was expecting. This is just not about friends with benefits, it was a deeper story.

This is about raising a child which does not belong to you while he deals with his sexuality. This story has layers.

Lexie and Theo end up hooking up to be kind of a family to Connor whose dad is gone. Life is good til the dad comes back and things are not so easy. I did not know what was goin to happen, but I was hoping for a happy ending with them since they had been a family before the dad wanted to come back and ruin everything.

This book is more than just a romance. It is about family and acceptance. It is about being who you are.

This is a great story I loved each moment of.

Thank you to the author and the tour company for sharing a free copy of the book with me in order to give a volunarily review. All thoughts and opinions are solely mine.

Author Bio – Lisa Swift grew up in rural West Yorkshire in the UK, right in the heart of Brontë country… and she’s still there. After graduating from Durham University with a degree in English Literature, she dallied with living in cities including London, Nottingham and Cambridge, but eventually came back with her own romantic hero in tow to her beloved Dales, where she first started telling stories about heroines with flaws and the men who love them.

Lisa also writes romantic comedies under the pen name Mary Jayne Baker.

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