Just Friends by Tiffany Pitcock

Just Friends

A new spin on the classic smart-girl-and-bad-boy setup, this witty contemporary romance shows how easily a friendship – even one built on an elaborate lie – can become so much more.Jenny meets Chance for the very first time when she is assigned as his partner in their Junior Oral Communications class. But after they rescue a doomed assignment with one clever lie, the whole...

Title:Just Friends
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ISBN:1250084059
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:320 pages

Just Friends Reviews

  • Cookie
    Nov 08, 2016

    THIS JUST SOUNDS SO CUTE AND WILD?? i actually am excited for a contemporary, wow.

  • Olivia (The Candid Cover)
    May 03, 2017

    Review to come!

  • alice (arctic books)
    Jul 06, 2017

    After finishing this novel, I thought I was going to give it 3 stars. However, some problems stuck out to me so much that I can't possibly recommend this. Review to come.

  • Bekah AwesomeBookNut
    Jul 01, 2017

    more like 3.5

    My Thoughts:

    I hate to say that I’m not going to have much to say about this book.

    This story is about two completely opposite people. Jenny the stay-at-home book nerd who has built her reputation on getting A’s and can’t/won’t settle for anything less. Jenny doesn’t live, she goes through the emotions but never had any desire to do anything or try anything such as kiss a boy or date one.

    Then there is Chance who thrives on his reputation as a “playboy” who doesn’t DO relationships or

    more like 3.5

    My Thoughts:

    I hate to say that I’m not going to have much to say about this book.

    This story is about two completely opposite people. Jenny the stay-at-home book nerd who has built her reputation on getting A’s and can’t/won’t settle for anything less. Jenny doesn’t live, she goes through the emotions but never had any desire to do anything or try anything such as kiss a boy or date one.

    Then there is Chance who thrives on his reputation as a “playboy” who doesn’t DO relationships or anything serious. He’s always about using his charm to get his way and just slide his way through school, not at all serious about it.

    However, when Jenny and Chance are forced to work on a school assignment, the created a situation like none I’ve ever read before. The assignment was to get to know the other person and what they had done over the summer but since Jenny was boring and Chance was not school appropriate, so they decide to completely make up a false story about their lives together on the spot, and it works!

    Afterward, they decide to just keep up the charade that they’ve known each other most of their lives and have been best friends! Well, things progress so where they have a difficult time remaining just friends.

    Although the story is quite cute and fun I had some issues. Everything came on too fast it was unbelievable. They’ve been aware of each other for years but just over ONE silly assignment they decide to be best friends and literally hang out all the time and share very personal information and all that? Yeah, I don’t think so. Feeling and emotions call so easily and so fast for them. Here we have two VERY different people who had NOTHING to do with each other and somehow super quickly were able to trust and come together? nah, it didn’t work for me.

    Overall it was a fun cute story something that would be cute if it were turned into a movie.

    Sexual Content: moderate

    Language: moderate/heavy

    Drugs/Alcohol: moderate

    Violence: moderate

    Thank you to swoonreads for this ARC in exchange for an honest review

  • Caroline
    Dec 22, 2016

    Okay, I'm such a sucker for straightforward romances, and since there's a couple kissing on the cover, I was hooked even before I opened the cover and found chapter one. But then, look again at the title - it turns our they really are going to be Just Friends... yeah, right! And, oh my goodness, the agony of Jenny and Chance trying to be Just Friends is so tantalizingly painful, I barely breathed through most of the this book. With such clever plotting and her ability to give our hearts all the

    Okay, I'm such a sucker for straightforward romances, and since there's a couple kissing on the cover, I was hooked even before I opened the cover and found chapter one. But then, look again at the title - it turns our they really are going to be Just Friends... yeah, right! And, oh my goodness, the agony of Jenny and Chance trying to be Just Friends is so tantalizingly painful, I barely breathed through most of the this book. With such clever plotting and her ability to give our hearts all the push-and-pull she can, Tiffany Pitcock certainly makes us sweat for the longest while. But it's so delicious! Not out until August 2017, so I'm thrilled to have had an advanced peek, but you need to get this on your TBR list now.

  • Stacee
    Jul 16, 2017

    I loved the synopsis of this one and was quite eager to get to it.

    I loved Jenny and Chance. They're so opposite that it works. Their banter and made up stories were perfect. Jenny's friend Kelsea was also fun. She was sarcastic and added a bit of levity.

    Plot wise it was perfectly high school: drama and parties and hot boy singers and break ups and rumors and one amazing bake sale and dictionary fight. There was a bit of push and pull, but it worked. My only complaint is I would have liked a bi

    I loved the synopsis of this one and was quite eager to get to it.

    I loved Jenny and Chance. They're so opposite that it works. Their banter and made up stories were perfect. Jenny's friend Kelsea was also fun. She was sarcastic and added a bit of levity.

    Plot wise it was perfectly high school: drama and parties and hot boy singers and break ups and rumors and one amazing bake sale and dictionary fight. There was a bit of push and pull, but it worked. My only complaint is I would have liked a bit more from the ending. It seemed like all of the build up came to a grinding halt.

    Overall, it was a cute and fun read with characters I could really root for.

    **Huge thanks to Swoon Reads for providing the arc free of charge**

  • Joshua Gabriel (Forever Bookish Josh)
    May 21, 2017

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    If you're also one of those readers whose TBRs vary per season, then you're probably reading lots of contemporary novels like me. Only God knows why love stories are perfect for summer. It must be the HEAT. xD If you want to feel more of the latter, then

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    If you're also one of those readers whose TBRs vary per season, then you're probably reading lots of contemporary novels like me. Only God knows why love stories are perfect for summer. It must be the HEAT. xD If you want to feel more of the latter, then by all means, pick up this cute book. However,

    isn't 100% fluffy, so it is actually worth your time.

    is about the complicated relationship between Jenny and Chase, two teenagers who both struggle with family-related problems. Jenny and Chase also have divergent personalities; the former is a stay-at-home nerd, while the latter has built a reputation of promiscuity at school. When a childish class requirement forces them to pretend that they're best friends, Jenny and Chase decide to keep up the charade. Soon, sparks fly between them, and they have a difficult time being

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    YA contemporary novels are usually written in the first-person POV. Hence, I was surprised and delighted that this book was written in third-person. Also, the chapters were narrated by Jenny and Chase alternately, giving me a balanced understanding and appreciation of both genders. The author's vocabulary was also very light and comprehensible, so I was able to finish the book rather quickly, in two sittings, to be precise.

    Plot-wise, I wasn't surprised by anything that happened. I bet most readers can also predict the ending of this book. However, I must say that the pacing was flawless. Each short chapter featured events that made me want

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    Despite their opposite personalities, Jenny and Chance were actually very compatible because they managed to bring out the best in each other. Jenny evoked a sense of loyalty in Chance, and Chance challenged Jenny to finally step out of her comfort zone. All in all, these two teenagers had a very healthy "friendship." :D

    Sadly, I didn't have a favorite character in this book. Jenny and Chase were very likable as a pair, but I wasn't a fan of them on an individual level. Looking back, the main conflict of the book wouldn't have dragged on if they didn't take everything at face value. Furthermore, I also did not like the characters' attitude towards their own virginity. I admit that this criticism is subjective, but I need to point it out for the sake of readers who might also be conservative.

    I generally enjoy contemporary novels because they often contain a lot of family-related discourse, which I always find to be relatable. However, in the case of

    , this feature backfired. As I've mentioned earlier, both Jenny and Chance had family issues. To be more specific, Jenny was quite envious of her divorced mother's budding romance, while Chance resented his parents, who apparently couldn't stand each other. Jenny's hang-ups were somehow understandable, but I struggled to sympathize with Chance's dilemma. I just couldn't fathom how his parents supposedly argued 24/7. Such a phenomenon seemed almost fantastical.

    . Essentially,

    delineated parenting in a very pessimistic manner. With that in mind, I probably would've liked this book more if it hadn't bothered to include family-related discourse.

    With all that said, I gave this book three stars primarily because of its entertainment value. It did make me smile and chuckle sometimes. Nevertheless, for the most part, it was predictable and even frustrating. Looking at the bright side, it's possible to enjoy the book completely if you don't read it too critically. It's summer anyway, so I guess we readers don't have to be so serious while reading fluffy literature. xD

  • Aneta Bak
    Jun 13, 2017

    Jenny and Chase are hilariously adorable. This is the perfect book about high school relationships.

    Jenny is the nice, quiet girl. She doesn’t like opening up to people and would rather stay at home and read her book than socialize. When Chase is assigned as her partner, the two make up a lie that they have been friends for years, in order to get a good grade. As the school starts to believe their lie, Jenny and Chase continue being “fake” friends, until their friendship turns real, and they real

    Jenny and Chase are hilariously adorable. This is the perfect book about high school relationships.

    Jenny is the nice, quiet girl. She doesn’t like opening up to people and would rather stay at home and read her book than socialize. When Chase is assigned as her partner, the two make up a lie that they have been friends for years, in order to get a good grade. As the school starts to believe their lie, Jenny and Chase continue being “fake” friends, until their friendship turns real, and they realize they may have needed one another for a very long time.

    This book was the perfect romance story. First let me start off by saying, no this book is not insta-love. Yes the two characters meet in the first chapter and they find each other somewhat attractive, but in the beginning they truly didn’t like one another and ended up falling love slowly. The other thing I loved about this romance, is that it was extremely realistic to real high school romances. The two characters meet, they don’t like each other at first but end up falling in love, they’re too afraid to tell each other and then the rumours begin, people talk and things happen that start to cause doubts in you relationship. This is the perfect representation of a high school romance, at least it is for when I was in high school, which was only 3 years ago…

    I adore both Jenny and Chance so very much. Jenny is such a sweetheart. Watching her character development go from a stay-at-home book nerd to having a social life and dating one of the most popular guys in high school, was absolutely brilliant. She changed so much, but didn’t completely lose herself and become a different person, she definitely changed for the better. Chance is the typicall bad boy with a horrible home life, where you fall in love with him because you feel bad for him. He’s definitely a very strong character for putting up with so much in his home life, and watching his character develop, and him become more open to people and realize that he had no control over what happened to his parents and it wasn’t his fault was really wonderful. Not a lot of children with homes like these are able to make it out and become good people, so it was wonderful to see his story.

    I found this book so engaging, that I read the whole thing in one sitting. There was definitely some action, but this book is mostly focused on Jenny and the relationships she has made with people. So, if you’re an action fan, you may find this book a tad broing, but if you’re in it for the romance (which btw would make wonderful summer read), then you will definitely love this book, I’ll even bet on it.

    I definitely recommend this book to anyone in high school, as well as people looking for a cute romantic read or a short and sweet summer read. I guarantee you will fall in love with the wonderful characters, the charming romance and the realistic story.

    Happy Reading,

    Aneta


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