Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg (Copy provided by the publisher)
When Macallan first meets Levi all she thinks is that she’ll point him in the right direction, and they’ll move in two separate directions. But after one semi-awkward lunch period with the shaggy haired new kid from California, Macallan realizes that her and Levi have a ton in common.
And there starts their friendship.
As days turn into months, and months into years Macallan and Levi’s relationship transforms. From school buddies who pass the lunch period talking about their favorite television show to tried and true best friends, Macallan and Levi prove that people of the opposite sex could be just friends.
Too bad no one believes them.
Macallan and Levi have explained their relationship – to their families, to their friends, and to their significant others. They just do not get that guys and girls can just be friends. Guys are scared to ask Macallan out, and when they do their relationship doesn’t last too long. And Levi? Well, there’s a list of girls that like him, unfortunately he never seems to like those girls as much as he likes Macallan.
Macallan and Levi are too scared to openly admit this, but they are perfect together. Does this mean they’d made the perfect couple? Or are they really Better Off Friends?
Better Off Friends, written by author Elizabeth Eulberg, is a romantic comedy that will leave readers feeling all the feels!
Admittedly, I haven’t’ read all of Eulberg’s books. But of the one’s I’ve read to date, I’m going on record and saying it: this is Eulberg’s best yet. Better Off Friends is an honest examination of friendship – all the high and lows, all the flaws and fine points, all the emotions that are involved in a relationship.
Eulberg’s writing is exquisite. More than mere words on a page, her writing paints a vivid picture in the reader’s minds eye. Never giving anything away, Eulberg’s skilled at giving just enough detail and descriptions, and letting the readers figure out the rest. Making an engaging and inviting read.
What makes Better Off Friends such a great read isn’t just the writing. It’s how the book is written – the format in which it is written. Starting from their first meeting and moving and growing along with them/their friendship to their present status, Better Off Friends offers chapter breaks with Macallan and Levi interjecting their current thoughts on previous situations. They interject wisdom and rationale, the converse all the he saids and she saids, and they even dissect the same situation from two completely different points of view. Making this book a well-rounded read.
Macallan and Levi are both great characters. Author Eulberg has created two memorable characters that readers will root for throughout the entire book. Macallan and Levi are well crafted – with care, expertise, and raw, honest emotions that run deep. Because of this they aren’t only believable, they are relatable.
Eulberg’s Better Off Friends is the kind of book that once it’s picked up readers will not be able to put it down until the book has been devoured. And even then readers, if you’re like me, will be wishing there was more.