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.

  • Emma
    Oct 12, 2015

    I absolutely loved reading this a few months ago. It was a great late night read to de-stress and I can't wait for it to be published so I can buy it and read it again!

  • Teigan
    Oct 16, 2015

    Sounds like cliche goodness. ☺

    Sounds like cliche goodness. ☺️

  • Olivia (The Candid Cover)
    May 03, 2017

    I love the concept of this book and the fact that it starts off with the two most unlikely characters being friends intrigues me. This sort of reminds me of the movie Can’t Buy Me Love because of the lie that fools the whole school idea. I am looking forward to finding out how the story unfolds!

  • Maggie
    Mar 18, 2017

    Ya'll. It's going to take me a while to get over the end of this book. I wanted to live with these characters for (at least) 100 more pages, if not into a new book (here's looking at you, Tiffany! XD). Chance and Jenny have this incredible chemistry and the most hilarious banter that seriously made me laugh out loud. It takes a lot for me to lol mid-read. I know people keep making comments about it being "cliche goodness" but I swear to you that it's NOT! It takes all of the tropes you're expect

    Ya'll. It's going to take me a while to get over the end of this book. I wanted to live with these characters for (at least) 100 more pages, if not into a new book (here's looking at you, Tiffany! XD). Chance and Jenny have this incredible chemistry and the most hilarious banter that seriously made me laugh out loud. It takes a lot for me to lol mid-read. I know people keep making comments about it being "cliche goodness" but I swear to you that it's NOT! It takes all of the tropes you're expecting to experience throughout the book and flips them on their head with some awesome commentary on why they should be flipped. Watching Chance and Jenny's friendship develop over the course of the book was so real and raw and I appreciated the careful pacing of it all unfolding. And did I mention it's funny? The humor, the pop culture references- they are all spot on. I seriously can't gush enough about this book!

  • 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.

  • 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

    This book was fantastic!

    I love the romance so much, theres no insta-love and the characters become friends first.

    The high school drama, the characters and the plot all feel very realistic.

    FULL REVIEW CLOSER TO PUB DATE.


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