Review: Better off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg

Posted February 28, 2014 by Rowena in Reviews | 0 Comments

Rowena’s review of Better off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg.

For Macallan and Levi, it was friends at first sight. Everyone says guys and girls can’t be just friends, but these two are. They hang out after school, share tons of inside jokes, their families are super close, and Levi even starts dating one of Macallan’s friends. They are platonic and happy that way.

Eventually they realize they’re best friends — which wouldn’t be so bad if they didn’t keep getting in each other’s way. Guys won’t ask Macallan out because they think she’s with Levi, and Levi spends too much time joking around with Macallan, and maybe not enough time with his date. They can’t help but wonder . . . are they more than friends or are they better off without making it even more complicated?

From romantic comedy superstar Elizabeth Eulberg comes a fresh, fun examination of a question for the ages: Can guys and girls ever really be just friends? Or are they always one fight away from not speaking again — and one kiss away from true love?

Macallan and Levi have been friends since Levi transferred to Macallan’s school and Macallan felt bad because he looked so desperate for friends.  So she became his friend.  And it’s a friendship that was put through the wringer.  From cheating other best friends to jealous boyfriends and girlfriends to a declaration of love and a trip to Ireland.  So much is packed into this book and I ate every word up.

I was kind of skeptical going into this book because with a title like this one, I thought things wouldn’t turn out the way that I wanted them to but after reading this, there really was only one way that this book could have ended and I thought Eulberg did a fabulous job with the set up, the build up and the ending.  This book was filled with a whole lot of things that I loved.  I loved the dynamic between Macallan and Levi.  I loved the way that they were with each other, the way that they understood each other (even when they were behaving like complete idiots) and I really liked the way that their story is told throughout the entire book.

The story is told through alternating POV’s (and the way that they marked who’s chapter you were getting was beyond cute, which is something I didn’t notice until Nath brought it up) and then each chapter ends with commentary from both Levi and Macallan.  The cuteness in this story knows no bounds.  It was so sweet, the way that these two bickered with each other.

This was a good book.  It was cute and funny and the characters became close to my heart.  Both Macallan and Levi were outstanding protagonists and their journey was a fabulous read.  Eulberg did a great job with this one and I’m super stoked that I got to read this one.  It was perfect for the mood I was in when I started it.  I’m SO looking forward to more books from Elizabeth Eulberg.

Grade: 4.5 out of 5

This book is available from Point.  You can purchase it here or here in e-format.  This book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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