Friends That Still… (Friends That Have Sex book #2) (+18 readers)
By: G. L. Tomas
Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Interracial
Rating: 5 Stars
Release date: March 24th 2016
Teddy’s back in Miami with her mind made up. Live like it’s your last day. Love like it’s your last day.
The moment those steel-blue eyes gazed back into hers, there was no question. Asher wasn’t just the only one she wanted, but the only one she needed. This time around there would be no more room for regrets, but would they ever be more than friends that still…?
Picking up where we left off in book one, (F*THS) in this duology, we get caught up on Teddy and how her treatment in Minnesota has gone.
I really liked the focus and pace of the story this time around. Teddy was not only trying to make an actual effort to establish a life for her self and accomplish something like with school and working to pay for her tuition. I also liked that she seemed to stay focused on the real and important relationships in her life. i.e. Reggie and Asher.
Before, Teddy was not at all optimistic about her recovery, but in this book we see her character seems to have awaken with this, “No, I have an actual say in how things are going to go in my life, so f-off,” mentality when it came to her parents trying to ship her off again for school and her lymphoma.
I also really liked that we are able to see a side of Teddy that I didn’t even know existed—a lack of confidence as a result of her treatment in Minnesota, Teddy’s character grapples with regaining self confidence with her new appearance after suffering a large amount of weight loss.
This new element gives the reader an even more relatable side to Teddy, which I really appreciated and loved. It was also nice to see a different level to Teddy and Asher’s relationship as they attempted to be an actual couple briefly before things got complicated, aka Reggie or as I like to call him, The Giant Elephant in the room. XD
As annoying and self centered his character is, I completely understood Teddy’s struggle with telling Reggie the truth. Even with all of his difficulty and self-involvement, he was Teddy’s only other friend, so when she came back she was just determined to hang on to that friendship for as long as possible.
All in all, I think this book gives Teddy and her friends a progressional sense of closure in the new chapters of their lives we see them and this book (the duology) is definitely something I would recommend to everyone looking for realistic, contemporary, new adult romance books with relatable characters and strong female protagonist. 🙂
Thanks so much for reading, guys. If you haven’t already, I implore you to go and check out these lovely ladies, G.L. Tomas and all of the great material they’ve written so far! ^__^
Until the next post,