Review: My Best Friend’s Brother (Soulmates #2) by Hazel Kelly

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Review: My Best Friend’s Brother (Soulmates #2) by Hazel Kelly three-half-stars
My Best Friend's Brother by Hazel Kelly
Series: Soulmates #2
Published by Self-Published on July 6, 2016
Pages: 460
Format: eBook
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We used to call ourselves The Three Musketeers.
I know it's cliché, but we were only kids.

They usually took turns being in charge, which was fine with me. I was just happy to go along with them.

After all, I thought I was the luckiest little girl in the whole world. Most of my classmates only had one best friend, but I had two: my best friend Izzy and her twin brother.

Back then, I hoped things would never change, but that's the problem with more. Once I saw a glimpse of it, it was impossible to stop wanting it.

Especially when it came to Shane.

**This standalone best friend romance has no cheating, no cliffhangers, and is intended for a mature audience.

My Best Friend’s Brother was very cute! It’s also New Adult (NA) so I did struggle a bit while reading it. I had no real problems with the writing, etc but as NA is not really my thing, it took me a while to finish.

My Best Friend’s Brother is book two in the Soulmates series and I’m *guessing* that the series is based around taboos? Because book one is about step-siblings. My Best Friend’s Brother as a title is a little misleading but not by much. The heroine was best friends with both siblings – Shane just got tired of sharing Andi with his sister.

I really enjoyed the fact that My Best Friend’s Brother has a refreshing lack of angst – which encourages me to try book one (even though NA is not my thing).

I also enjoyed the way Hazel Kelly dealt with a very serious subject in a very…non-preachy way. At the start of My Best Friend’s Brother, Andi is in an abusive relationship and she’s just admitting it to herself. She’s recognizes that she’s physically afraid of her boyfriend and that the relationship is changing her in ways she doesn’t like. I appreciated the lack of judgement in the handling of this situation. My only issue is how the abusive ex was punished.

All in all, I really enjoyed My Best Friend’s Brother and it’s major lack of angst. The maturity of the characters made up for the collegiate setting.

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