Being Brooke by Emma Hart
Romantic Comedy Standalone (another standalone is coming)
OMG, how have I never read Emma Hart before? If Being Brooke is any indication of what all of her other books are like, I can kick myself for not reading her sooner. It’s no secret that I love romantic comedies more than any other romance genre, but what is super important to me is loving the heroine in a book. I FUCKING LOVE BROOKE! She is a total hot mess. She is also my soulmate even though she is way younger than me. She kind of is me, but younger, funnier, prettier and a bit more of a mess than me. But you know what I mean, right? Thank God I have my husband for so long, because he loves ‘rescuing’ me, and I love letting him. 🙂
Let me start by saying that each chapter begins with a funny life tip. I love these!
LIFE TIP #5: A good haircut can change your life. So can online porn and masturbation.
LIFE TIP #18: Be honest. Always. Sometimes the reactions are surprising. Unless you killed your sister’s cat. Don’t be honest about that.
Now let me tell you, Brooke is not the person to be taking life tips from!
“My quirks? Like my inability to cook or unpack my things or work a vacuum without electrocuting myself?” I’m not saying I’ve done that, but I don’t think my left pointer finger has ever recovered from a certain incident a whole four days ago.
“Like the fact I’m always late, sometimes miss the back of my hair when I use my flat iron, or occasionally mix up my almost identical black flats?”
Brooke, Carly and Cain are best friends. Have been since they are kids. Except there is one problem. Brooke has been hopelessly in love with Cain for years. Everyone knows it but him. Even his plastic Barbie girlfriend knew enough to get mad whenever he would hang out with his best friend. But Brooke needs rescuing pretty often, especially now that she has moved into her own place for the first time. She seriously needs Cain on speed dial. From scary noises to putting together furniture, Cain jumps right in and helps. He’s sexy and capable, and he loves Brooke just the way she is, hot mess and all. In fact, that friendship love he feels seems to be evolving.
Two hundred books on my Kindle and of the ones I’ve read, none of them show you what to do when you wake up with your best friend’s hard cock pressing against your back. It’s bigger than I thought it’d be.
Brooke knew she was a screw-up, and the last thing she ever wanted to do was mess up her friendship with Cain. But when his girlfriend is out of the way, she is free to let things get a little more…heated.
And I feel… warmer… than I should. Down there. In my vagina. I clench my thighs together as an ache throbs through my clit. Oh my god, my genitals are slutty.
But I should tell you now (I didn’t realize till after it ended) that there is no sex in this book even though it was sexy. And though I don’t think the story needed it at all, it would have been fun to read an awkward sex scene with them, because they are so awkward already.
“So you’re just gonna keep having awkward little moments until what, you either kill your friendship or fuck it out?”
I loved all of the characters in Being Brooke, but Brooke’s grandfather was probably my favorite, after Brooke that is. Here is why I love Brooke (this is me):
Freaking hell. How long have I been sitting on the damn floor? Too long is clearly the answer here. I don’t want a dead leg. Why does it hurt? It shouldn’t hurt. Oh my gosh. I need a new leg. Quick, someone dial nine-one-one. It’s never going to— Oh. It’s gone.
- I read the whole book with a stupid smile on my face. I actually had to force myself to put it down so it would last longer.
- Brooke makes me not feel like such a loser! lol
- I loved all the characters.
- I laughed out loud a LOT.
- I highlighted a ridiculous amount of quotes I am dying to share because they are so funny.
- Snarky banter (my favorite!)
- Her grandfather. OMG, he needs his own book!
- How Cain knew her with all of her flaws, even bought her tampons, and they are comfortable (but awkward) together already.
The Only Thing that Would Make It Better:
- Though I don’t feel like Being Brooke needed sex to make it better, I still would have loved to read about an awkward sex scene.
The Down & Dirty:
Rating: 5+++ stars (there was sexy talk and some other things, but no actual sex scenes, so no flames)
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