Be honest ladies, how many times have you looked around at the faces of all your male friends hoping they were someone like Ashton Kutcher or even Justin Timberlake, and you could propose starting a no strings attached relationship with them? It would obviously eventually lead you to realize they were ‘the one’ all along and you would end up with your happily ever after. It’s a shame that starting a casual relationship with a plan to make it not-so-casual doesn’t sound very practical in real life.
Well, that is the best part about loving romance as a genre, you get to live your wildest fantasies vicariously through the amazing characters in your next read. Who says your next read has anything to do with reality or practicality? Here is a list of my favorite ‘friends with benefits’ novels that I guarantee you will love just as much I do. So, stop hoping Hollywood would come back with something in this trope again and just download these to get the full experience.
1. Bad Girl by Lucia Jordan
Kaitlynn hasn’t thought about Ian in years, and now, he’s all she seems to think about. Is she making a mistake? More than likely, but like a moth drawn to a flame, she can’t help herself. But is Greg truly in her past? And does Ian have some secrets of his own to reveal?
3. Touch Me by Lucia Jordan
Jenny Rafter wakes up one bright Monday morning with a boyfriend beside her and a job to look forward to. But two hours later, she is fired from her job, and finds out her boyfriend has withdrawn every last cent of her savings from her bank account. Heartbroken and broke, she calls up her childhood friend for help. She is desperate, and when he asks her to come to New York to stay with him, her worries are allayed. But Jenny is in for a surprise when she sees Cooper Farrell. The sandy-haired, blue-eyed boy she had once played hide-and-seek with is gone, replaced by a breathtakingly gorgeous entrepreneur who makes her stammer and shake in her boots.
4. Truly Irresistible by Lucia Jordan
A few months ago Raven had begun to fall in love with her best friend Jared Payne. Not that she dreamed she had a real chance with him. She’d seen the kind of women he’d been with and she didn’t pretend to come close. But did that keep her from dreaming? Foolishly, no. Now he was in a serious relationship that seemed to be going somewhere for the first time. Raven knew this would be her last chance to make her feelings known before she lost him for good. Or maybe it was wiser to keep things as they were. At least as his friend she could always have a place in his life, in his heart.
5. Hard And Fast by Lucia Jordan
Growing up, Sophia Smith had two best friends. They were like night and day. Denver was carefree—with a tongue-in-cheek, devil may care attitude. He had been reckless and impulsive and more times than not, it was his insane ideas that got the three of them in the hottest water. Then there was Ray. Ray was an enigma with mood swings that could run from hot too cold in the matter of seconds. He was usually the voice of reason between the three of them. Now, it is time for Sophia to see her friends again, and what better way to do that than at their fifteen-year class reunion. She is not the same girl she was in high school, and she is most certainly not the same girl she was the last time she seen them.