Friday, 18 November 2016

Blog Tour: Monica Murphy's "More Than Friends (Friends #2)."

The Hopeless Romantics Book Blog are pleased to the part of the Blog Tour for Monica Murphy's "More Than Friends (Friends #2)." 

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He's not perfect, but he's all I want...

I’m your average girl at your average high school, trying to figure out my place in life. After catching my now ex-boyfriend messing around with my now ex-best friend, I’ve made some big changes. No more band, no more backstabbing friends and no more boring old life. Now I have new friends, a new job and new interests.

But there’s a certain someone who’s interested in me, and I don’t get it. Jordan Tuttle could have anyone he wants. He’s the most popular boy in school. Rich, gorgeous, smart and the star quarterback, he’s perfect. Yet he acts like he wants no one else but…me.

So despite my fears and doubt, I let him get close. Probably too close. I discover that he’s not so perfect after all, but it doesn’t matter. I’m falling for him, even though he runs so hot and cold. I know someday he’s going to break my heart.

And I’m going to let him. 

Review: Jo 

I was over the moon when I discovered that this book was all about Amanda and Tuttle. My interest had been piqued by their relationship and I was hoping that I would get the chance to know what was going on with this intriguing couple. As soon as this book hit my kindle, I was ready for some Tuttle swooning and Monica did not disappoint. I adored "More Than Friends" and I was pleasantly surprised to learn that Amanda and Tuttle's story was not going to be done and dusted in one book. The couple's relationship was a lot more challenging than I had initially thought. 

"Everything's better as long as she's part of it. 
And that's the scariest thing of all." 

I already knew that I would love Amanda's character. Out of all the girls from this series, Amanda had so far been the most mature, choosing to avoid all of the silly drama's that surrounded her. Olivia's friendship with Amanda made me happy and I was certain that Amanda would be the good friend that Olivia needed. With this book, I was given the opportunity to get to know Amanda and how she truly felt about Tuttle. I admired how strong Amanda was when it came to boys. This girl was no pushover and she was determined to not allow Tuttle to walk all over her, even though he was utterly gorgeous and charming. Sometimes I wondered if she was being a little bit harsh on Tuttle over the course of the story, however Tuttle remained as crazy as ever about her, so her actions were definitely working. 

"I'm kissing her tonight. I don't care what happens or how she acts towards me, 
it's been too long and nothing is going to stop me." 

I loved Jordan Tuttle. This boy was not some shallow teen looking for a quick fling. Tuttle pursued Amanda relentlessly and I was impressed with the reasons why he liked her so much. I genuinely believed that Tuttle's feelings for Amanda were sincere and I was excited to see if my belief in Tuttle would pay off. As the story progressed, I uncovered more and more about Tuttle and I was especially happy to read the chapters that were written from Tuttle's POV. I was eager to know what was going on inside his head. There are a lot of layers to Tuttle that need to be peeled back. I realised that things were not usually sunshine and rainbows in his world which made me feel extremely sad for him and I wished I could make it all better, or at least Amanda could. I wanted to cuddle with Tuttle to make him feel better. 

"How can something that feels this good end up hurting us so bad."

As for the other characters from this series, I am still completely confused about my feelings towards Emily and Olivia. In this book, I saw a more of an unfriendly side to Olivia which I did not like and there were moments that left me feeling sorry for Emily. I felt as though I was swaying towards team Emily, which I did not expect to happen. Who know's what will happen next between Olivia and Emily but I'm looking forward to finding out. 

I enjoyed everything about this story and I am so glad that Monica is writing another book for Amanda and Tuttle. This one left me with such a cliffhanger of an ending, but I am sure the wait for the next instalment will be worth it. I can't wait to find out. Team Tuttle all the way! 

"I'd give her every piece of me. All she has to do is say the word and I'm hers." 

"More Than Friends" gets  ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️   from me.
About the Author: 

Monica Murphy is the New York Times, USA Today and #1 international bestselling author of the One Week Girlfriend series, the Billionaire Bachelors and The Rules series. Her books have been translated in almost a dozen languages and has sold over one million copies worldwide. She is both self-published and published by Random House/Bantam and Harper Collins/Avon. She writes new adult, young adult and contemporary romance.

She is a wife and a mother of three who lives in central California on fourteen acres in the middle of nowhere along with their one dog and too many cats. A self-confessed workaholic, when she's not writing, she's reading or hanging out with her husband and kids. She's a firm believer in happy endings, though she will admit to putting her characters through angst-filled moments before they finally get that hard won HEA.


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