The Boy Friend by Mika Jolie

According to the law of attraction, women and men can’t be friends.

Contrary to this myth, my friendship with Coriander Phillips does not rest on unrequited love or un-actualized lust. We’ve been inseparable since the day I pulled one of her pigtails and she punched me in the gut.

She’s hilarious, fun to hang out with. Together, we’re like peanut butter and jelly, spaghetti and meatballs, wings and beer. A match made in heaven.

She’s the bomb.

Did I mention she’s smokin’ hot? I’ve checked her outÖmaybe once or twice. Hey, I’m a guy.

Seriously, no awkwardness, no secret yearning for our relationship to escalate beyond the purely platonic. I’m the boy friendóthe loyal shoulder she cries on, the dispenser of coffee, sympathy, hugs, advice, and affection with no expectations.

Until the invisible line between friends and lovers became blurry.

Now I want more. I want her.

All I have to do is convince her we can be more than friends.


If only it were that easy.


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Should We Date Our Best Friend?

That is the question I find myself asking as my feelings for Coriander transition from platonic to wanting more. It’s a “go hard or go home” situation. She’s one of my closest friends, my human diary.

I can’t screw it up.

One word of advice, when taking a relationship to the next level, it’s important to consider if you want a casual or long-term relationship and whether you both agree. Trust me on this.

Exceptionally yours,

                                    Dean Conrad Morello



Dean and Coriander have been friends for a long time. He watches over her, helps her when she needs a friend…. But something is changing between the two of them. Is that jealousy he’s feeling, when she’s talking about finding “the guy”. Coriander is ready for someone steady. Someone to love her, but Dean as always been a “more the merrier” kinda guy. Never really wanting to settle down.

Now that his feeling have taken a complete 180… how can he convince Coriander that he’s the “One”?

This was such a fun book and I totally fall for the friends to lovers troupe. I had some really big laugh out loud moments with these two and really loved the book.


bookexcerpt2I want her.

She wants me.

Just not enough. Actually, she’s smart. We’re a bad idea. I’m well aware of that, except I like bad ideas. Exhaling, I scrub a hand over my face. This unrequited desire needs to be tucked away. I should have put an end to these crazy thoughts from the beginning, but I entertained them . . . like a playful pet. Now, my desire has grown into a ferocious animal.

Acceptance is key here. I need to accept that I’m the boy friend, without the perks, and move on. No need for unnecessary tension. Our circle is tight. Attraction, lust, are part of the human flesh. These wild horses of my mind must be tracked down, captured, and tucked away in the Do-Not-Touch Cori file.


Mika Jolie lives in New Jersey with her Happy Chaosóher husband and their energizer bunnies. A sports fanatic and a wine aficionado, she’s determined to balance it all and still write about life experiences and matters of the heart. Let’s face it, people are complicated and love can be messy. When she’s not weaving life and romance into evocative tales, you can find her on a hiking adventure, apple picking, or whatever her three men can conjure up.

She loves to hear from readers. Connect with Mika on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads and Amazon.

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