Published on February 25, 2015 by Point
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?
Better Off Friends tells the story of Macallan and Levi, how they got to know each other and become friends to the point until the point where they start to question if they are really just friends or if there was something more. I really enjoyed this one, it was a fluff contemporary read with a cute as hell romance and that had some deep moments.
The story is told both from Macallan and Levi POV's so it was easy to get to know them and understand their motives and feelings through all the story. I specially liked Macallan's POV because it was really easy to see my teenself on some of her actions, her way of being more closed out and only really counting on Levi too is something that I could relate to; Levi's POV was interesting, it was very different from Macallan's (which is always something hard for an author to pull off) and I felt like it was nice too see how Levi struggled, specially during the teen years, with having a girl as a best friend and understanding his feelings on all this.
The romance is kind of a sensitive topic on this one for two reasons. One, is that before reading this book I felt kind of betrayed by its title but them I started reading it and didn't mind at all because I was already on board of this ship since day 1. Two, is that the teen years bought a lot of unnecessary drama - in my opinion - and I just don't really like this much melodrama on my romances, it just felt like they were always on the wrong page with each other just to stretch the book. But overall I really liked them together and it was just so cute and like I said before I was on board with this ship since day 1, I specially liked them because first of they are (and always will be) friends.
The story isn't ALL about the romance either, since we follow Macallan and Levi since childhood until their adulthood (kind of) we got to know a great deal of their lives, their family issues and personal insecurities, friendships and past romances, it all had a room on the story. Of course, most of it was just showed the parts that mattered to build Macallan and Levi relationship but still, it was nice.
I really enjoyed reading this story, it was quickly and easy to get involved on their lives and their relationship. I think that everyone that likes a good contemporary romance will enjoy this one, as well as fans of romantic comedies looking for the trope of friends-turned-to-lovers.