Review: Best Friends with Benefits by Candy Sloane

Best Friends with Benefits by Candy Sloane
Series: Most Likely To (# 1)
Release Date: March 14, 2016
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Pages: 220
Source: book provided by the publisher for review



Valerie Barkin and Alec Rogers survived bullies, awful parents, and seriously shitty social standing the only way best friends can—together. But with the unexpected sexual tension suddenly flaring between them, surviving their ten-year high school reunion might be a different story…

Val hasn’t changed. She still feels like the stringy-haired band geek the popular kids teased, but Alec has definitely changed. He’s now the front man for the Grammy-winning rock band Chronic Disharmony, with the sexual reputation to match. And he’s more than willing to help Val rock the reunion.

And then it happens—a drunken game of Seven Minutes in Heaven—and their fourteen-years-long foreplay comes crashing to the forefront…changing everything.

Seven minutes turns into a weekend of mind-blowing, no-strings-attached sex. But these best friends won’t be able to leave their hearts out of it forever, not when the most meaningful benefit could change their relationship for good….


Review: I thought Best Friends with Benefits was very generic and easy to guess what would happen next. Warning to younger readers, this does have very steamy scenes and the book is filled with sexual comments.

The main characters, Valerie and Alec, really irritated me because they were very insecure and always made excuses for not doing what they both wanted. I would like to have seen them act more like adults rather than high schoolers. I feel like the chemistry just wasn’t there for them.

I didn’t like that Valerie and Alec had miraculously gone 10 years without seeing each other in person after being inseparable in high school. I understand life gets in the way but I wish there had been some interaction between high school and the 10-year class reunion. It made it seem unrealistic.

I did like the way Valerie and Alec joked with each other after 10 years of no face to face contact. That was pretty much the only thing that kept me pushing through the story. Well, I also enjoyed the sex scenes.

Best Friends with Benefits didn’t impress me. Not only was the story line worn out, the charters seemed to feel way too much guilt about being attracted to one another.