Review: Ten Trends to Seduce Your Bestfriend by Penny Reid
Note: An advance reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Give Me Books Promotions.
Ten Trends to Seduce Your Bestfriend is the latest standalone from Penny Reid. I went into this book with tempered yet hopeful expectations. This author has been hit-or-miss with me. Sometimes, her books click with me and I enjoy her stories; other times, it feels like I'm missing something. With her new book following the STEM romance trend--STEM being science, technology, engineering, and math, and the romance trope having the heroine involved in STEM--and the blurb piquing my interest, I dove in. For the record, this isn't a friends-to-lovers romance for one simple reason: the main characters aren't best friends, a fact clearly pointed out in the blurb, and was the biggest thing that had me eager to see how everything would play out.
Winnifred Gobaldi and Byron Visser are the kind of main characters that are certainly difficult to forget. They're unique--at times awkward, but with a confidence that makes them noteworthy. I loved Winnie's passion for her advocacies, and I adored Byron. That's it. Period. I adored the guy. Seriously, there was just something about him that I was drawn to, and I think that Winnie fit him in ways that even she didn't think were possible. Now, as far as the story goes, I was entertained and I did enjoy the book as a whole. It did, however, take me a good long while to read through the entire thing. I stopped and started several times, which tends to not bode well, but at a certain point in the story, everything just flowed better, and before I knew it, we were at the end, which does bode well for me! Four stars for Ten Trends to Seduce Your Bestfriend.
Date Read: 27 April 2022
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