Friday, March 1, 2013

Review of The Friends and Lovers Trilogy by Bethany Lopez


This is a New Adult title - Meant for readers 18 and older.

In a small town, it's hard to recover from being dumped by your high school sweetheart. That's just what Briana has to do after Colin leaves her to follow his dreams. She focuses her energy into her friendships and the pursuit of her own goal of becoming a chef. Just when she finally feels like she's on the right path, he comes back to town.

Colin knew breaking up with Briana before leaving for college was the right thing to do. He was determined to leave small-town life behind forever, and that included his high school girlfriend. But when a sports injury puts him on the sidelines, he's forced to return home. Seeing Briana again brings back a lot of memories, and Colin wonders if he made the right decision. It doesn't take long for him to realize he wants her back, and this time, he wants to make it last.


I really enjoyed this book! I devoured it in one night because I couldn't put it down. Bethany Lopez has an easy writing style that made it smooth.
This is a predictable storyline, but cute none the less. There was tension built up and just the right blend of romance.
If you like new adult romances, this is a cute and easy read. It deserves five glittery stars!


Coming Dec 27, 2012 - This is a New Adult Title - Meant for Readers 18 & Older.

Up until now, Nicole's life has been mapped out for her. She'd go to college, marry Jake and become the upstanding minister's wife. When she leaves that life to begin again in a small town in Texas, she finally has the freedom to live as she chooses. There, she meets Kent, a guy whose charm and passion make it hard to stick to her morals.

Dodging his father’s fists and protecting his twin sister made Kent into the man he is today. He learned by watching his mother stay by his father’s side that it’s better to keep relationships simple. Then he meets Nicole. Her sweet smile and genuine response to him land like punches to his resolve. After a lifetime of learning to protect his heart, can he finally let down his guard?


I debated quite a while over what to rate this book.  I loved Make it Last.  It was such a cute read.  This one was really cute as well.  I really wanted to give it five stars, but settled with four.

The reason?  Mainly though, there were a lot of cliche's and it was very predictable.  The characters could have had a little more depth.

It was a GOOD read though.  I really enjoyed the story and it was fun.  I didn't have to over think things, and it flowed easy.    I read the whole book in one evening.  If only it was longer:)

It was written well and I really loved how the characters were from Make it Last.  I like when authors overlap characters like that.  It just makes it a better read.  I'm not fond of a whole new romance in book 2 where I have to get to know all the characters again and they really have nothing to do with a series.

I'm really excited to read book 3, Trust in Me.  I'm curious to see how the series turns out!  I love happy endings and this trilogy is all about making them come true!  I Chose You is getting four glittery stars for being such a fun read:)


This is a New Adult Title - Meant for Readers 18 and Older.
Released Feb 28, 2013

Roni’s dreams of becoming a contemporary dancer were smashed under the brutal rage of her ex-husband's fists. Getting divorced and starting over at the age of twenty-two was never her plan, but maybe in Texas, she'll find her path. When the town's local player, Rich, opens a Rec Center, she sees a way to rekindle her dancing dreams...and maybe have a little fun with her sexy new boss.

Rich never expected to fulfill his dreams in the town he planned to leave behind, but that's just what he's doing. His reputation as a noncommittal ladies' man might make it challenging to earn respect in the business world, but he's willing to prove that he's serious. In fact, when it comes to pursuing Roni, he's more than willing. But she's taking a page out of his book, not wanting to risk another relationship. Can he convince her that his playboy days are over and that she can trust him with her heart?


This was a cute book.  It dealt with some heavy issues, yet, Bethany portrayed these issues in a manner in which it didn't make the book heavy.  She did an excellent job with the storyline.  Even though you know what's going to happen in the end, she put a fresh spin on the circumstances throughout the book.

I really enjoyed getting to know Roni and Rich.  I liked their pasts and how they molded them for the present.  Roni was handed a rotten deal in life before and Rich was a playboy.  I liked watching them try to overcome their trust issues and differences.

I don't want to give away too much of the book so I won't go on.  Trust in me, you should pick up a copy of this book :)  The book is intended for new adults and not young adults.  I give this cute read four glittery stars!!!


  1. Wow! Three reviews all together? So amazing
    I was planning on reviewing the Fifty Shades trilogy this way sometime
    This series sounds amazing and i love it when characters overlap like that
    GREAT review, Andrea
    Your reader,

  2. Thanks for taking time to read and review my trilogy!

  3. Great reviews. I have Trust In Me on my wishlist. Love the cover.