I received an ARC of this book from Barclay Publicity in exchange for an honest review.

There’s something about the friends-to-lovers trope that I like. I think it’s the fact that knowing the person inside out before falling in love with them. I think that is a great example of real love. I haven’t read anything from Elizabeth Bemis before. However, what I just read was good, so I may be checking her out again in the future or when she has new releases.

Friends And Fortune Cookies seemed a bit like a diamond in the rough for me. It wasn’t a perfectly written book. There were some things that I didn’t care much for. Example, the heroine’s biggest issue was that the hero had a pattern of leaving when things got rough. I feel like that wasn’t really resolved in the book. I feel like the hero hasn’t really done anything to prove that he was no longer the runner that he used to be and that the heroine was worth staying for.

I did enjoy reading the book. I like that the biggest conflict in the book was the transition from friends to lovers and no other unnecessary subplots were added to that. I like the heroine’s relationship with her family as well as the hero’s closeness with his cousin. I just felt like there were instances when the fluidity of the story could have been more polished.

Anyway, apart from the things I did not like. I think this a good book. I may not have read the first book in this trilogy, but that’s okay. This book can be read as a standalone. I do think that I may have to look for that first book and read it because it sounds like another entertaining story.

Reading Order [book-series]

Book 1 – Love And Oreos

Book 2 – Friends And Fortune Cookies

Book 3 – Genius And Gingerbread

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