Winnifred Gobaldi and Byron Visser are not best friends.
Yes, they’ve known each other for years, but they’re not even friendly. Winnie considers them more like casual, distant acquaintances who find each other barely tolerable, especially when he's being condescending (which is all the time).
The truth is, they have nothing in common. She’s a public school science teacher with stars in her eyes, and he’s a pretentious, joyless double PhD turned world-famous bestselling fiction author. She loves sharing her passion for promulgating women in STEM careers and building community via social media, and he eschews all socialization, virtual or otherwise. She’s looking for a side hustle to help pay down a mountain of student debt, and his financial portfolio is the stuff of fiduciary wet dreams. So why are they faking a #bestfriend relationship for millions of online spectators?
When a simple case of tit-for-tat trends between nonfriends leads to a wholly unexpected kind of pretend, nothing is simple. Sometimes, it takes a public audience to reveal the truth of private feelings, and rarely—very rarely—you should believe what you see online.
Ten Trends to Seduce Your Bestfriend is a full-length, complete standalone, adult contemporary romantic comedy.
4 Heart Review by Ashley
My love for Penny Reid is no secret. I adore her smart, quirky and resilient heroines and the heroes that somehow just worm their way into my heart. And Ten Trends to Seduce Your Bestfriend was no exception to that winning formula.
I LOVED that Winnie was so book smart. That she was invested in her job. That she went out of her way to make STEM accessible and relatable to girls and women. That she was willing to put aside her obvious discomfort for her roommates best friend to try and make an impact.
Oh my goodness...Byron. I don't quite know where to start with him. Seemingly unapproachable. Cold. Uninterested. Too smart for his own good. But there was something about Winnie that just called to him. Made him want to push himself out of his comfort zone. Try. Hence why he agreed to do the videos with her.
Cue the hilarity and hunger. When these two got into a room together for the challenges it was as if a switch flipped and all they could see, focus on, was each other. They saw one another in a way that nobody else did and accepted each other for it. Le sigh...from start to finish Winnie and Byron's slow burning friends-to-lovers romance was empowering, educational and entertaining.
About the Author
Penny Reid is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of the Winston Brothers and Knitting in the City series. She used to spend her days writing federal grant proposals as a biomedical researcher, but now she writes kissing books. Penny is an obsessive knitter and manages the #OwnVoices-focused mentorship incubator / publishing imprint, Smartypants Romance. She lives in Seattle Washington with her husband, three kids, and dog named Hazel.
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