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Publisher's Summary

I'm stuck in the friend zone with the hottest guy I've ever known. Oh, and he's my best friend.

Zach pushes me away the moment sparks fly, and sparks have been flying since the day we met. For some aggravating reason, he's intentionally keeping me at a distance.

The way I see it, I have two options. I can leave town and make a fresh start, or I can show Zach how right we are for each other. The problem is, one of those options has the potential to ruin the best friendship I've ever had.

But I'm considering risking it all for love.

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"Nessa." His voice is a strangled growl.

"This shouldn't be a big deal. You said you're not attracted to me," I remind him.

"I didn't say that."

"You said there's nothing to worry about, and that I should make myself comfortable."

"I didn't think you were gonna skinny-dip."

A RITA-nominated friends-to-lovers romance. Grab Never Date Your Best Friend now! Never Date Your Best Friend can be enjoyed as a stand-alone novella, and it is also a part of a series.

Previously titled Hookup Master.

©2015 Jules Barnard (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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Under developed plot?

Since when child rape and molestation is a given? My rating reflects my stance on the subject. I’m guessing that child protective services around the world need to start giving incentives to romance writers/authors as the condom companies do. Just saying that condom use is widely promoted while child abuse and molestation is condoned in this genre. What’s wrong with in-bred morals these days? Get a grip Jules Barnard. That female character should never have gotten away with just a threat from the now grown victim. You make it sound as though half of the blame was his when he was only 15 years old and very inexperienced when the molestations began.

Readers with a history of sexual assault or molestation this book can potentially sour your day. Pass this one. This author has other books in this series that you can enjoy.

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Check your tw

I don’t really have triggers but the way the fact that the lady groomed him and pounced during his most vulnerable time but got off Scott free isn’t sitting well with me. The dad had suspicions but did nothing. As for the voice actors… the females voice made me consider not completing this book every time it was her turn to read. She made the female character sound grating and whiny.

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Triggers, short not much meat

 I have to say this was not one of my favorite books, it does touch on some triggers. Which I have noticed is something that Jules Barnard does throughout a lot of her books. This book is a very quick read or listen, with a couple of sexy scenes and a lot of emotional issues this book is not the easiest for some to read. I would rate it a 2.5 out of 5 stars, not because of the triggers but because this book is so short that I don't think that the story is given the attention that it deserved and therefore is lacking. This book is a Jalapeno Pepper rating with an explict scene or two which rate at a Serrano Pepper.

I would recommend this book to anyone that likes a quick romance that has a little heat and can be read with in a couple of hours. 


I hope that this helps you find your next Tantalzing Tome!

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8 minutes was long enough

I lasted a whole 8 minutes before I quit! The female character sounded too much like a jealous stalking serial killer with her angry tone. I’m done.

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Doesn't Live Up to Expectations

This book seemed much shorter which shouldn't matter. That being said... I was totally disappointed. After reading the first few books, I kept waiting on the action to start... but it never did. The story just fizzled to an end. Left me feeling like the book was unfinished.

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Meh...

Thought it would be better and a more developed story. Zachery Webber saved it enough for me to listen to the end. The female narrator was so slow that I had to increase the speed to get through it.

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Zachary Webber makes everything Better!!

Thank you Jules for this wonderful series that touches on serious matters, yet still makes us laugh and feel like we're the ones falling in Love. I am sorry to see so many unkind people review this book, but I hope you and writers like you don't stop because we need to see that there is Life on the other side of the pain. A trigger warning can be helpful, but that alone has NEVER made me not read/listen to a book. The only thing wrong with this particular one is that it was way too short. Oh, yes... and as stated above, Zachary Webber seriously makes everything even Better!! =)

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This Never Date series has been fun.

I’ve enjoyed the Never Date series. I did not personally enjoy the female narrator or her part as the male. The male she portrayed sounded like a grade schooler to me. The stories have been so fun and interconnected craftily that this is a very small complaint. Thank you so much for all the entertainment. I recommend this series. Enjoy!

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It was ok Zachary Webber made it bareable

The story was ok. That is it. Totally needed more fleshing out, found it lacking

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bad writing, good acting

the acting made the story slightly engaging. I'm glad this title was free. I definitely would have been upset to waste an audible credit on it

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  • 09-06-21

great story

the female narrator was too slow in normal speed and her different voices were not great but overall performance is great and she has a great accent
male narrator is great too but yeah not good at female voices but can't blame the man 'cause seriously he has a deep voice. overall story is the typical climax and all but overall the story is great.

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  • anne dodd
  • 08-05-21

awesome

absolutely, thoroughly enjoyed this book. dont miss it. the narrators were top notch as usual. a definite re-reader

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  • S Sillaw
  • 04-25-22

Best, so far, of the excellent Never Date series

The story is great. Shorter than the others, but sweet. The narration is excellent! Zachary Webber is perfect and wonderful as always. This story benefits from having two points of view and two narrators. Other audiobooks in this series, with one female narrator only, were great, but still less great than this one. Great tension, great steam, great characters! Jules Barnard knows how to create the perfect blend!

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  • taylorlisa
  • 11-24-21

Great story

Nice easy listening story. Well read with good expression. Feel good book. Will look for more by this author

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  • Skinfull
  • 11-22-21

the almost drama was so silly I almost stopped rea

thankfully it didn't last too long and was resolved quickly. this book felt shorter than it was and I'm not sure if that was a good or bad thing.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-30-22

not that good

the story fell a bit flat. have listened to others in this series and enjoyed them but this one I kept waiting for somthing to happen

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  • Cas
  • 10-28-19

Wow

Really enjoyed this book. Loved that they had the hots for each other from way back. loved that he went heard first in with no looking back. He was taking what was his and had been for a longtime.
Loved the drama and the mix of friends. Great read.
Narration was awesome too.