Friends With Benefits is the latest hilarious read from author Lisa Swift. Lisa who also writes romantic comedies under the pen name Mary Jayne Baker grew up in rural West Yorkshire in the UK, right in the heart of Brontë country… and she’s still there.
After graduating from Durham University with a degree in English Literature, she dallied with living in cities including London, Nottingham and Cambridge, but eventually came back with her own romantic hero in tow to her beloved Dales, where she first started telling stories about heroines with flaws and the men who love them. Her latest release Friends With Benefits has the most wonderful heroine.
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Lexie Whittle thought she had life all sewn up, with a gorgeous husband, a beautiful home, and an utterly delightful teenage stepson. Until husband, Daryl announced he was leaving to work overseas… and everything changed.
A year later, Daryl and Lexie’s marriage is practically over. Lexie is fighting to stay on top of the bills, juggling her job at the Blue Parrot 1940s cafe in Leyholme with being mum and dad to Connor in Daryl’s absence.
The only thing keeping her sane is the support she gets from Connor’s godfather: Theo Blake, Daryl’s former business partner. Theo might be a jack-the-lad, drifting from one woman to another, but Lexie knows she and Connor can always depend on him in times of need.
After one too many glasses of wine leads to them falling into bed together, Lexie and Theo begin a friends-with-benefits relationship. It starts as just sex, but it doesn’t take long for deeper feelings to develop.
But when Daryl returns, Lexie is faced with some difficult decisions. Will she be forced to choose between her love for Theo and the boy she sees as a son?
Friends With Benefits is a hilarious and heartwarming read from Lisa Swift. It’s perfect reading for curling up on the sofa or having a nice long soak in the bath, after a hard day at work. It’s pure escapism and one of those books that are just made for when you need a little me time.
All the characters are so wonderfully developed and robust that you feel you aren’t just reading their story but are a patron of the Blue Parrot Café with a front-row seat watching it all unfold. Each character goes on their own journey of growth and discovery which makes Friends With Benefits a lovely and satisfying read.
You can get a copy of Friends With Benefits here.