Review: The Best Friend Bargain by Robin Bielman

The Best Friend Bargain by Robin Bielman
Series: Kisses in the Sand (# 3)
Release Date: August 8, 2016
Publisher: Entangled: Lovestruck
Pages: 204
Source:  Book provided by the publisher for review



Olivia Lincoln has a plan guaranteed to get her life back on track. A plan that involves her best friend, Danny. And he’s on board, too…until she blurts out that they’re engaged and expecting a baby, and the news spreads like wildfire.

The problem? Danny doesn’t do marriage. Or family. And everyone knows it, including Olivia.

As irritated as he might be, protecting Olivia is what Danny does. But put best friends under one roof, add house rules begging to be broken, accidental nakedness, and pancakes in bed, and what started as a marriage between friends threatens to turn into the real deal…which would ruin everything.


Review: Entangled Publishing books always prove to be good reads – good writing with good character development and a good romance. I wasn’t disappointed with The Best Friend Bargain, although I did have a few issues.

Let’s start with Olivia since she was first to appear in the book. Even though it was explained in the book, I can’t get my mind around why she felt she had to get married because she was pregnant. If the father of the baby doesn’t want to acknowledge said baby, why is she trying to find another father? Maybe I feel this way because I did it without the father (and happily so). Perhaps if Olivia had admitted at some point that she used the pregnancy as a reason to seek out Danny and propose to him, I could have accepted the rationale.

As for Danny, I found it hard to believe that he didn’t recognize Olivia when he first saw her just because she’d lost a few pounds and lightened her hair. They’d known each other since grade school and last saw each other just a few months before. Either Danny is really self-centered and lame, or this is just a serious flaw in the plot.

Be advised – this is one of those stories that once a couple falls in love (and admit it) everything in their lives is romance and roses. Being part three of a series, there are plenty of happy, peppy couples in love. If you like nicely wrapped up HEAs, this is the romance for you.