Review: Being Brooke is a standalone romantic comedy. Hilarious, super-sexy, and possibly highly inappropriate at times, this is the perfect feel-good read!
Welllll….that’s close. I would consider it a romantic comedy sure, however, it falls in the Will Ferrell-trying-too-hard-to-be-funny type of comedy. Now, don’t get me wrong, some Will Ferrell stuff is funny and this book has its moments it’s just most of the moments feel forced. I am not doubting that a 23-24-year-old isn’t a hot mess, hell I know I was back then, but this girl is beyond help. She is ridiculously hopeless (except for baking) at times and I so didn’t get it. Overall, I did like her character. She was sweet and funny at times and the relationship she has with Cain is the stuff friends to lovers novels strive for. I fell in love with them both! Emma Hart does a great job with romance so I didn’t doubt that the chemistry between the two would be great
I loved Cain and Carly, Brooke’s best friends, they really shine in this story, however, her Grandpa is the shining star of this novel. He was the funniest, dirty old man I’ve ever read. I swear I laughed out loud at his obnoxiousness.I wish there was just a tad bit more drama with Cain’s snooty gf but the little interaction with her that we get is enough to get the gist of her part in the story. All in all, this was a fun read and I give it 4 stars!
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My name is Brooke Barker…
And I’m a freaking disaster.
No, seriously. I’m a college drop-out working a dead-end job, my best friend Carly’s dog gets more action than I do, and I have more bad dates in my diary than there are movie remakes.
Not to mention I’m completely and utterly in love with Cain Elliott. The problem? He’s in a relationship. With a girl who’s so plastic she makes Barbie cry herself to sleep with jealousy.
The second problem? He’s my best friend. My shut-up-and-put-harry-potter, yes-this-is-your-shirt, help-I-have-no-power, crap-I’m-out-of-tampon, kinda best friend.
And that’s all he can be, right? Right.