From Best Friend to Fiancée - Ellie Darkins | Spoiler Free Book Review

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This is the second book I have read from Ellie Darkins and it won't be my last. If you are looking for a romance read that's summer-y with a yacht theme, then look no further! I have been loving romances with yachts recently which is actually quite funny as I'm terrified of the sea and boats make no sense to me but here we are! From Best Friend to Fiancée - Ellie Darkins | Spoiler Free Book ReviewBlurb

"She’s strictly off-limits…
Isn’t she?
Jannes is a professional yachtsman with a playboy reputation. The tabloids devote more columns to his romantic entanglements than his round-the-world races! But scandals spook sponsors, so Jannes makes a proposal of mutual convenience to his commitment-phobe best friend Lara: pose as his girlfriend for PR purposes only and he’ll help keep her chaotic family at bay. It’s perfect… Until the paparazzi leak photos of Lara with a diamond ring on her finger!"

My Review

This was a fun quick read that would be perfect for summer with the best friends to lovers trope which isn't always my favourite but I really liked it in this. Some parts were a little repetitive but that is the only slightly negative thing I have to say about the book as I did really enjoy it! As we follow Lara and Jannes it's a little will they, won't they? which is always fun to follow along with. 

One of my favourite things about the book was the meddling Grandma, I won't say anything other than that so I don't give away any spoilers but it added some funny moments to the story. I really liked that Lara was an influencer because it's not all that different from what I actually do. There are no steamy scenes in this book incase that is a make or break element for you. Both of our main characters are flawed and I liked the way they handled it and were working on them. 

If you wanted to get the paperback edition, you actually get two books in one which is fun! I haven't read the second book yet but I am intrigued to give it a try soon. 

From Best Friend to Fiancée will be released on ebook and paperback on the 27th of May 2021. You can get your copies here



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