Absolutely delighted to be handing over control of my blog today to the lovely Lucy Keeling, as she’s got a few things to share with you on the release of the fabulous JUST FRIENDS!! Over to you Lucy!! 💓
Mischief, Banter and Longing: Just Friends by Lucy Keeling
Hi, I’m Lucy Keeling and I am delighted to be on Karen’s blog today talking to you about Just Friends. Thank you for having me Karen.
Just Friends in the second book in the Friends Series, (but it can be read as a standalone). In book one, Make It Up To You, we followed Sophie, a YouTuber, and Marcus, a gardener. Oh but they were an antagonistic pair, sizzling with tension (according to the reviews). In Sophie and Marcus’ group of friends we also have Marcus’ sister Polly and his best friend Bailey. We discover in Make It Up To You that Bailey and Polly kiss. But it’s not real. It’s purely to get Polly out of bad date. However, it does leave the pair of them a little out of sorts. And so a few months later begins book two, Just Friends. This time written from Polly and Bailey’s perspectives as they navigate the perils and dramas of being Maid of Honour and Best Man to a fastidious Sophie and completely relaxed Marcus. Bu Bailey has a problem and the only thing that can help is to have a fake girlfriend. Luckily Polly is there to help, well of course she is. But Polly has secrets and insecurities of her own, that no one apart from Bailey knows about. And, oh yes, did I mention that there’s a bit where’s there’s only one bed?
I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed writing about these two. They are full of mischief, banter and longing but they bring out the absolute best in each other. Editing this story, however, was another matter. My editor is fantastic and she truly has the power to make a story sparkle, but editing during lockdown was at times incredibly difficult. Looking back though, I think it helped. I was able to concentrate on a specific task, but more importantly I was able to lose myself in another, healthier, nicer world.
So, settle down, cosy up and welcome back to this lovely bunch of characters and I hope you enjoy reading Just Friends.
Lucy K xx
About the Author
Lucy Keeling is an author writing fun, sexy, stories with all of the happily ever afters. When she’s not typing at the kitchen table, she’s arranging and then re-arranging to see her friends for the occasional spot of day drinking. Lucy is currently writing the third book in a contemporary romance series, the first of which was runner-up in Choc Lit’s ‘Search for a Star’ competition which was sponsored by Your Cat Magazine.
Lucy lives in Greater Manchester with her family.
Lucy can be contacted via Twitter: https://twitter.com/Lucy_K_Author
About the Book
Friends do nice things for each other, right?
That’s what Polly Bowman tells herself when she agrees to be her friend Bailey’s ‘fake girlfriend’ to help him keep a promise to his family. After all, Bailey has always supported her through difficult times – he even knows about her secret singing sessions at the local speakeasy bar.
But maintaining a fake relationship isn’t easy, and when Polly’s meddling but well-meaning group of friends throw her and Bailey together as best man and maid-of-honour for an upcoming wedding, Polly soon realises she’s going to have to confront a few long-kept secrets head on …
Book 2 in Friends Series. Book 1: Make It Up To You.
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Apple Books: https://books.apple.com/gb/book/just-friends/id1510544766