Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Hazards of Sleeping With a Friend by Alyssa Rose Review + Giveaway


Warning: Sleeping with a friend might change your life forever.

Sleeping with Kyle was never in the plans. Pretending to be his girlfriend was one thing, but letting our relationship become anything but platonic was another. The problem with mixing friendship with sex is that inevitably feelings get involved, and when that happens there's no turning back.

When Kyle's life fell apart around him, I needed to help, but doing that meant opening myself up to the most terrifying thing in the world—falling in love.
I glanced out the window and saw her. Jade? She’d driven all the way up to find me? I stared at her for a moment. Her dark hair was soaked, and she had one arm wrapped around her chest as she anxiously watched the door.
She began shivering, and I snapped. I couldn’t leave her standing out there in the rain. I opened the door and took in her sopping wet form. “Jade.” Her name came out in barely a whisper.

“Kyle.” She stood there staring at me.

“What are you doing here?” I tried to keep my voice level, but I was hit by such all-encompassing emotion that I could barely see straight.

“I’m here because I need to be. I need to be with you.” Her eyes remained fixed on mine.

Her words almost broke me. I fought the urge to reach out to touch her. One touch and I’d never be able to let go. Instead I broke the intense gaze between us and gestured for her to get out of the rain. “Come in.”

“If you’re sure.” Her eyes searched mine, probably looking for evidence that I was really inviting her in.

“I am.” I took her hand and pulled her inside, closing the door behind her.

“You’re here.” My body trembled with the effort to keep away from her. Did I think I could really stay away? That I could hold any anger or resentment toward the girl who lit up my life? “How’d you know I’d be here?”

“I didn’t know for sure. I got the address from Dana and took a chance.” She dropped her now sopping wet bag on the floor. “I’m worried about you. Everyone is. I know you are hurt, but that isn’t a reason to run away from everyone. You need to let someone in.”


This book was a light, fun read. I wish I would have read the others in the series but you don't need to to read this story. This story was about Jade and Kyle who both have had previous feelings for each other but didn't act on them. They both worked for the student radio station at college and became fast friends. Jade has been jaded in the past and was contemplating on if she could go a life without sex and relationships. After discussing this one night with Kyle he tells Jade that if she has any feelings of needing someone to call him. Shocked by his admissions, Jade makes jokes and leaves it at that but secretly thought about what it would be like to be with him. After leaving Jade, Kyle gets a call from his brother telling him he had to come home and bring his girlfriend. This would be fine if only Kyle actually had a girlfriend. Not fully thinking he calls the first person he knows he can trust: Jade. Jade hesitantly agrees to play Kyle fake girlfriend but when the lines become blurry can these two find away to make something real or will Jade's jaded past make her lose the one thing she's never really had: love. Will Kyle make her see he's worth taking the risk on? Read to find out what happens to these two!


Alyssa Rose Ivy is a New Adult and Young Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance and a southern setting. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After years as a perpetual student, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children, and she can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand.



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