Book Review

Book Review: Falling for Your Best Friend (Love Cliche #5) by Emma St. Clair

Rating: ☆☆☆☆
Audience: Contemporary Romance
Length: 348 pages
Author: Emma St. Clair
Publisher: Self-published
Release Date: May 14th, 2021
Image & Other Reviews on: Goodreads


I know how this story ends. And it’s NOT with the best friends falling in love.

Even if Chase checks all my boxes–and then some.

He’s the perfect guy, and he deserves the perfect girl. Which, to be clear, is not me.

I knew one day I would have to let him go. I just didn’t know it would be so soon.

Or that my traitorous friend would be the one setting him up with a string of potential girlfriends.

Now, I have an impossible choice to make…

I can watch Chase find love with someone else.

Or I can throw my hat in the ring and face my biggest fear, one not even he knows.

One that might make him run for the Texas hill country.

But if I don’t make a play, I might lose my best friend and my only chance at love.


These books just bring out the smiles. Enjoyable quick reads with predictably that feels like a comfort and balm to a bad day. I’m so glad I started reading them!

Diving into this one, my favorite part was the growth in Harper. I loved watching her make mistakes, learn about herself and love who she is. I loved even more the support around Harper. I think a lot of the situations were handled well and you could see the love through her family and friends. Harper found her true identity and that was the best part of the story.

I adored Chase and thought he was absolutely precious. I thought some of his inner monologue became repetitive. I knew he loved Harper, but I also didn’t need it repeated 100 times to get the picture. Chase and Harper had some great banter and I love the soft flirtations between them.

The only other thing that bugged me was one of Harper’s friends, Sam. I don’t like the role she played in this book and it felt forced. I actually haven’t loved her character over the whole series so I’m curious how her book will play out next.

Another great story set in Austin, Texas. I love this cast and how each story feels different and really gives a new side to each character. The humor is great. And goodness do I love the super sweet epilogues every time!!

Overall audience notes:

  • Contemporary romance
  • Language: none
  • Romance: kisses
  • Trigger/Content Warnings: brief sexual harassment (including on social media)

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