I really enjoy the Fool's Gold series of books. The town is adorable, the characters enjoyable, and this book is no different. Shelby and Aidan both have things about themselves they would like to change, and strike a deal to help each other out. They will be just friends for 6 months, and will not date anyone during this time frame. Aidan is all about activity, adventure, and runs his own successful adventure business; Shelby is more cautious, and is a baker. Their little non-dates are adorable and I loved the chemistry between these two. My only issues with this book was that it was a little sexist. I didn't like the implications that a woman wouldn't like to bowl, or a man would have an issue talking to his friends about problems they were having. This book came from a very traditional sense of what women like and what men like, and that was a bit of a turn off for me. Plus, I do think men and women can be just friends! I have a ton of guy friends. So- while I overall enjoyed this book, I found the stereotyping along gender lines a little much. I could have handled it better if it wasn't quite so overt.
I received Best of My Love from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This is the first time I have read Penny Reid and it was a fun little read as well. I absolutely loved Janie's quirkiness - her tendency to break into nervous fact babble when around McHotpants (Quinn), her practicality to the point of ridiculous, but her cluelessness was a bit too much at times. Her character is way smart, but it took her way too long to figure out something pretty big about Quinn. It just didn't make sense to me that she could be so smart but completely miss it. Regardless of that, I did really think this was a great read. And Quinn! McHotpants for sure. I also loved that nickname - it sounds like one my friends and I would have come up with back in the day. This story was funny, sexy, and smart- a trifecta of goodness! There was great tension between the two characters, and I enjoyed the unraveling of Janie's story - which begins in a bathroom stall with no toilet paper.