Better off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Thank you to NetGalley for this great romance. Levi moves from California to Wisconsin in 7th grade. The principal asks Macallan to take Levi to his classes that first day. At lunch, when Levi sits alone, MaCallan and her friends ask him to join them and so begins the friendship of Macallan and Levi, which quickly grows into best friends. As they grow older and enter a new school year, each has their own boyfriend or girlfriend. Can Macallan and Levi continue to be best friends and nothing more? I liked the way each chapter is presented from Macallan or Levi’s point of view. Levi’s family becomes a part of Macallan’s family. They have weekly dinners, many of which Macallan cooks. Macallan is passionate, cool, and totally focused on being a good friend. Levi is on the football team and the track team, and enjoys his guy friends. At some point, Levi begins to feel more than friendship for Macallan and when he expresses his feelings to Macallan, she goes to Ireland for the summer. What will happen to Macallan and Levi? Elizabeth Eulberg’s characters are believable teens and for those who like friendships, high school drama, and the tension and warmth of romance, this book will not disappoint!