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Friends 2 Lovers: The Unthinkable (Volume 1) Paperback – May 30, 2012
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As they continue to collaborate with one another, their friendship also created a profound bond between them. Through the story one deals with devastating sorrow and grief, but blessed to have a best friend, for comfort and to be there whenever needed,no matter the obstacles, time or place. However, there are occurrence's that these two best friends face that make them question their feelings and how much they love, one another. Read and see how a friendship that turns into a relationship can sometimes last a lifetime.
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As childhood friends Claude and Kelly shared there cereal to their innermost secrets. As the years pass, growing up was not easy with the different dilemmas and challenges that seem to find there way into there lives. But through it all, the good and the bad times they stuck together no matter what. As Claude and Kelly grew closer their feelings and emotions grew stronger for each other. Certain circumstances arise that make them question and really think about taking their relationship to the next level. Will these two lovebirds be able to mend what has become broken?
Friend to Lovers is such a beautiful story about true friendship and love. I believe that in any relationship you have to be great friends before becoming lovers or even making a marital commitment and this novel is a great example. I became very emotional reading this novel; it was very good. The author captures my attention from the very start and it was hard to come up for air. The storyline was great; it flowed throughout and was easy to keep up with. A wonderful read that I will recommend to others.
I found myself becoming very emotional while reading this book wondering just how much a young man can take and still hold on to his sanity.This book gripped my heart from the start and held on even after the last page was read.I read a great deal of books and it has been a long time since a book has touched me like this My heart went out to Claude, He had so much tragedy in his life but he had Kelly a childhood friend and her mother. Everyone should have a friend like her. Someone that will stand beside you no matter the situatiion,Someone that is there in your darkest hour to let you know that they are willing to be your life line. Burkett is a great writer and I look forward to reading more of his work.
Overall, this book exemplifies a teenage love affair that displays love in words, expression, and poetry but love takes action as Kelly's mother, Latoya, mentioned in the reading (Show Me motto). In the earlier readings, we see friends become lovers or friends-with-benefits and Claude admits that he loves Kelly like family (sister). However, we see love without commitment and Claude prefers to remain friends and not lose their close-relationship but making love is on a deeper level than just friends, or sister-like relationship he expressed to Latoya. Later, he can't deny no matter how hard he tries that he has to be with his first love.
This book would be great for older teens (15-19). It was well-written as far as descriptive, some characters sounded similar and had to re-read on some parts to make sure who was speaking, and very proper-speaking characters versus Ebonics or slang with some teenagers today. Even great writers/authors are still learning the differences between `showing and not telling' and read many authors works in some capacity still tell us the story in their narrative voices or descriptions. As an author too, I still work on this notion in my fiction writings. This book was over 350 pages, which the college life was slow and could have been written shorter to keep the grips of the reader (or eliminated); easily could have been 250 pages or less.
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Friends 2 Lovers by Jonathan Anthony Burkett was not an easy read. It read like a play or conversation where the scene was periodically set. I also found the story to be somewhat random and juvenile. Being a teacher, the conversations reminded me of those I hear my students having with one another. Also, the characters were not very well developed. There were a lot of unanswered questions that could have been answered if the characters and settings were more developed to give a better understanding of where the author was trying to go with the story. However, the poetry throughout the book was very nicely written. I could feel the passion coming through each poem. Unfortunately, the poems were the highlight of the book.