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When Kamryn Ryn Matika gets a call from college friend Adele Del Brannon, she reluctantly heads to the hospital where Adele is dying of cancer. The two had been odd couple friends (working-class Ryn is black, posh Adele is white) while attending Leeds University, but their friendship did not survive Del's admission of an affair with Ryn's fiancé Nate Turner, which also ended Ryn's relationship with Nate. The affair did result, however, in the now-five-year-old Tegan, and Del has called Ryn to ask her to adopt the adorable girl. Ryn agrees, but must face down Del's stepmother, Muriel, to do it. She finds surprising help from new boss Luke Wiseman, who, after meeting her unceremoniously, loves Tegan (and eventually Ryn, too), but the return of Nate, who doesn't know Tegan is his daughter, promises to reopen old wounds. Koomson's U.S. debut is a three-hankie delight. (Mar.)
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“I was laughing and crying from page one. Koomson deals with grown-up issues: friendship, death, betrayal and forgiveness.” —Adele Parks, author of Still Thinking of You

“Koomson's U.S. debut is a three-hankie delight.”—Publishers Weekly

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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam Discovery; Reprint edition (March 25, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 055359141X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553591415
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,575,416 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Kali on August 12, 2006
Format: Paperback
What would you do for the friend who slept with your boyfriend Nate and then had his child, not only that but for three years keep you in the dark about it, letting you love that child, become its Godmother and then have the bombshell of its parentage dropped on you from a great height?

Best friends since University Kamryn Matika and Adele Brannon seemed to have it all; friendship through thick and thin and they both honestly nothing could ever break up their solid friendship.

However when Kamryn finally discovers the truth about Adele and Nate's betrayal she vows never to see either her boyfriend or Adele ever again and she cuts them all out of her life, including her Goddaughter who she still secretly adores.

Two years later out of the blue Kamryn gets a letter on her birthday from Adele asking her to visit her in hospital where she is dying.

Kamryn reluctantly goes to see her and to her complete and utter shock Adele begs her to adopt her daughter, Tegan. With a job she loves, a hectic social life that does not include kids, kittens and motherhood, the last thing Kamryn needs is a five year child old tied to her designer apron strings. Especially not a child who reminds her so much of a time she would rather forget.

But upon finding a traumatised Tegan living in awful conditions with Adele's vile stepmother and uncaring father Kamryn takes the bull by the horns and takes the child on.

And so starts an eye-opening journey for both Kamryn and Tegan that will lead to a kind of redemption, motherly love and an understanding of the fragility of the human condition.

I really liked this book, mainly because it was quite unusual in its character set up, for Kamryn was black and Adele and Tegan white, this is a charming book about families and how it doesn't take the colour of ones skin to say who is a mother and who is her daughter....
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Karen OConnor on June 7, 2008
Format: Mass Market Paperback
What would you do if your fiance and your best friend had had an intimate night, only once, years before you accidentally found out but you were only a couple of months away from marrying him? What would you do if you found out that that one night produced a child whom you had unknowingly loved unconditionally because you believed that your friend was alone in the situation? What would you do if, two years later, your friend was dying and asked you to adopt her child after she was gone but you never ever wanted children of your own? Well hopefully this scenario hasn't and won't happen to you but in "My Best Friend's Girl" by Dorothy Koomson, it happens to Kamryn Matika.

I LOVED this book!! I picked it up at the base PX a week ago and finished it last night. It was well paced and told in first person from Kamryn's point of view. The characters popped off the pages and into my imagination right from the start and the plot had great twists and turns that took the characters into some situations that I never envied. Now, during the dating chapters of my life I have experienced the devastating feelings of being cheated on. The first time I was young and afraid of losing him so I turned a blind eye but in my mid-twenties I let him have it. Then I met the hubby and was worry free and very happy and have been for seven years now (four of which have been in marital bliss). But for a life to come out of one night of weakness would have been the worst.

Kamryn makes great decisions, is a tough lady and is very believable. She had built a sturdy life for herself post-her world ending, and was content with never seeing or speaking with the people who had ripped her heart out of her chest ever again. It's funny how things happen for a reason though.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Laurel-Rain Snow TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 13, 2010
Format: Hardcover
From the moment that Adele Brannon and Kamryn Matika met in college, they were best friends. They thought nothing could come between them, but then Adele did the unthinkable. She slept with Kamryn's fiancé.

By the time Kamryn learns this fact, though, a few years have passed. And Adele is the mother of a child named Tegan.

When the betrayal is revealed, Kamryn breaks up with Nate and walks out on her friendship with Adele.

Years later, and after a series of unanswered letters from Adele, Kamryn finally responds to one that is truly a desperate cry for help, returning to London to a hospital room where Adele lies dying.

Her request will turn Kamryn's life upside down--but unexpectedly, it will also finally make everything right.

After Adele's death, Kamryn returns to her home and job in Leeds, accompanied by her "best friend's girl" and tries to carve out a life and family for herself and Tegan. At work, though, she has a new boss, Luke, who immediately grates on her nerves and arouses all kinds of emotions.

What will happen in the first year of this newly created family that will finally convince Kamryn that she can have the love she'd always desired? Who will be there for her, and what will eventually happen to cement the bonds formed on the day she took her friend's child home?

My Best Friend's Girl was a wonderfully emotional tale of love, friends, and the unusual forms that family can take; it was a page-turning delight that held my attention all the way through and earned five stars from me.
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