More Than Friends by Monica Murphy ~ Review & Quote-tastic (@MsMonicaMurphy,@jennw23)

I'm loving this YA series by Monica Murphy! The characters are real and deal with the teenage drama that I'd expect! I'm eager to continue the journey! Damn you Monica Murphy!! 😜 💖
More Than Friends (Friends, #2)
Title: More Than Friends
Author: Monica Murphy
Series: Friends #2
Genre: Young Adult Romance
Published: November 14th 2016

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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.

Why, why, why? I've loved Amanda and Tuttle since I met them in Just Friends, but did you have to do that to me... again? Although I shouldn't be surprised since it seems to be Monica Murphy's signature move!! This book gives hope to all the good girls out there that they can snag the popular guy from school. So yes, I'm still hooked to this world, and I will be reading more, because... Jordan Tuttle!

Amanda and Tuttle crossed paths in Just Friends, and I could see that there was something brewing between them, and in More Than Friends I was able to see their connection grow into something more. Tuttle kept pursuing Amanda and it saddened me that she didn't think she was worthy of him, that she wasn't popular enough or beautiful enough. But Tuttle had that way of making her feel beautiful, and I swooned every time!

Jordan Tuttle was a wonderful guy, and I loved that he was putting Amanda first, but he was more complex than he let anyone believe. He was hiding his insecurities and his family problems behind his confident attitude and popular status. Amanda appealed to him in so many ways, how she challenged his mind, made him smile and was someone he thought he could never have. But he was relentless and showed her over and over how much she meant to him.

There were so many aspects that I loved about this book: how genuine the teenage drama was portrayed, the slow building romance and the sizzling chemistry between Amanda and Tuttle was intense. It was good to see Amanda think things through and she didn't rush into anything, to protect her heart. But Tuttle was always holding back which had to hurt.

I'm addicted to this world that Monica Murphy has created. She has a magical way of pulling you into the story so that you feel like you are right there with the characters, experiencing everything they are going through. I liked that I was still able to see Livvy and Ryan, and even Em as well, to see how their relationships were going. All the stories are far from over and I'm looking forward to continuing the journey... but stop leaving me hanging!! ðŸ˜‰

Complimentary copy provided by the Author in exchange for an honest review.

Here is a sweet kiss, showing you how confident Tuttle is. And also an amusing moment, as he tries to get Amanda to relax a little!

“What are you doing here?” I ask as I make my approach, hopping off my bike so I can roll it up the front walkway.
We meet in the middle, Jordan stopping just in front of me. “Nice way to greet me.”
I frown, worried I was doing everything wrong. He had a way of making me feel like that. “How should I greet you?”
“Like this.” His hand is suddenly curled around my nape when he pulls me in for a too-quick yet somehow lingering kiss. My lips tingle when he pulls away, and by the smug expression on his face, I know he knows the effect he has on me.

Kindle Arc Loc 93

“I don’t care, Amanda. I don’t like you for your boobs.” He grins, and the sight of that smile steals my breath. All my brain cells too. “I like you for your legs.”

Kindle Arc Loc 1905

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Monica  Murphy
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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