My Best Friend's Girl by Dorothy Koomson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
What I liked: This book was amazing from page 1. I cried, I laughed, I "awww"'d through every page. The characters were well formed and the storyline was well done. I enjoyed that the story line often moved from the present to the past and the transition was well-done.
What I didn't like: Some times the dialogue was "unreal". I had to knock my rating from 5 stars to 4 because the ending of the book didn't fit with the characters, it was too neatly done. It almost seemed like the author tacked it on as an after thought because someone said "it needs a happy ending". Really, if the book had ended at the second to the last chapter, it would have been a 5-Star book for me.
Final thoughts: I am so happy that Toni recommended this book to me. It is definitely a book worth sharing. I'll be adding this author to my TBR list.
Pub. Date: March 2008
Synopsis: How far would you go for the best friend who broke your heart? This internationally bestselling novel tells an enchanting tale of life’s most unpredictable loves and heartaches, and the unforgettable bond between a single woman and an extraordinary five-year-old girl. From the moment they met in college, best friends Adele Brannon and Kamryn Matika thought nothing could come between them—until Adele did the unthinkable and slept with Kamryn’s fiancé, Nate. Now, after years of silence, the two women are reuniting, and Adele has a stunning request for her old friend: she wants Kamryn to adopt her five-year-old daughter, Tegan.
Besides the difference in skin color—many will assume that headstrong, impulsive Kamryn is Tegan’s nanny—there’s the inconvenient truth that Kamryn is wholly unprepared to take care of anyone, especially someone who reminds her so much of Nate. With crises brewing at work and her love life in shambles, can Kamryn somehow become the mother a little girl needs her to be?
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