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No, We Can’t Be Friends [Book Review]

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Rating: 3/5 Stars

Genre: Contemporary Women’s Fiction

Format: eARC via NetGalley

This is my second book by the author. She writes good books, but I think sometimes the blurbs can be misleading. Ranald writes good books, no doubt. But they’re not these romantic comedies they are supposed to be. They’re more like realistic fiction. Which isn’t bad, but just change the wording so people aren’t misled.

Sloane has a marriage that’s falling apart. Her husband cheated, but she doesn’t want to believe it. They are remodeling their house, but life is falling apart for her. This book just kind of has events happening… I never really got to see beyond the surface for Sloane so it was hard to know what she feels or her thoughts on what’s going on. It’s all surface level and didn’t make for a good book.

You don’t get much about the marriage, you just found out there’s a companion that tells the before. But I don’t see the point when you’ve finished the story, so why go back when you know what would happen. You just see the relationship fall apart but there’s no emotional connection to care or understand what led to their ending.

Just call this women’s fiction because no “romance” until like 60% in, and it’s so… boring.

Okay but the clients she has in her business are so awesome. I’d read books about them. That’s who I cared about.

Kind of annoyed with the ending. She should have just kept the cat and that’s it.

Thank you NetGalley and the publisher. All thoughts and opinions are my own.