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Too Friendly to Date One little white lieone big explanation  Okay pretending her sexy boss is her boyfriend is like a huge white lie But electrician Leah Santino will take the risk If her parents think she has someone they won't go back to smothering her and they can all be a family again Problem is Jacob McKnight isn't just her boss—he's her friend And faking a relationship when the Santinos come to visit means those sparks she's always tried to ignore are hotter than ever This thing between them is starting to feel real but Leah has a very good reason to stay independent Unless that's one lie that's outlived its purpose

  • Kindle Edition
  • 381 pages
  • Too Friendly to Date
  • Nicole Helm
  • English
  • 06 June 2016

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10 thoughts on “Too Friendly to Date

  1. Saly Saly says:

    35 starsThis book had a lot of depth and dealt with how families and loved ones react and deal with loving someone who has an ongoing health concern I loved how real the book was and the issues it dealt with

  2. Mandi Schreiner Mandi Schreiner says:

    I was first introduced to Nicole Helm's work in her recent release All I Have It's an adorable farmer's market romance now available as a single title that I just loved So I was excited to try something else by her and I liked this one a lot tooLeah is an electrician who is fiercely independent and stubborn If anyone glances at her with the a look of pity she gets very defensive All of this is for good reason Leah was born with a heart defect and had to have a transplant at the age of 13 WIth severe asthma and allergies as a young adult Leah got completely sick of her family's constant hovering and moved in with her aunt Leah acted out made bad decisions putting her life in danger and cutting ties with her parents Now ten years later she is beginning the rocky road to rebuilding that relationship with her mom and dad starting with having them stay with her over Christmas But before they arrive she needs to address the tiny lie she told her mom that she has a boyfriend Her mom thinks girls need boyfriends and with her heart condition her mom had always pressured her to have a boyfriend for help To stop this insane conversation Leah told her mom she was dating her co worker Jacob OopsieJacob works with Leah at a renovation company His sister is best friends with Leah so they've been friendly for a long time Jacob hasn't had sex in five months because he is sick of dating women and having it end badly He isn't a bad guy by any means but he likes to plan everything and have everything under his control which works great in the office but doesn't always work when dating When Leah comes to him begging him to be her fake boyfriend over Christmas Jacob agrees because he has always had a thing for LeahThe thing that stands out most in this book is the banter between Leah and Jacob Let me note Leah isn't always the most likable heroine She can be very stand offish and defensive but once I understood why I appreciated her much Besides being sick of her family over protecting her her reality is that one day she will need another heart transplant and that's scary She doesn't want to marry or have children and put them through that But she can't help her growing feelings for Jacob so she is sharp with her tongue She tries everything to not fall for him Don't you think it might be a little awkward pretending to be with Jacob consideringLeah straightened in her chair the heat of embarrassment climbing her cheeks and forehead Considering what?Well you guys just havea thingA thing?Yeah Like a weird energy Like maybe there's a little interest of attraction there Kyle and I have both definitely noticed a thingThere is not thing We're thingless Well he's not I mean I assume he's not It's not like I actually know Oh my God Shut me up PleaseBut Jacob is a big boy and can take it and eventually comes to learn of Leah's past and health issues He is a super sweet guy with a beard and I love how he can take Leah's harsh words and turn them flirty and charming and throw those in her face They had very nice chemistry together He pulled his truck against the curb in front of Leah's house Though it was dark he could make out a hunched figure on the porch He stepped out of his truck frowning at Leah's pacing form What are you doing out here?Waiting for youIt's freezing ueen Whack job He hunched in his coat The wind was bitter cold He didn't want to be out here to walk from truck to house let alone skulkingHey Assy McGee what if my parents hear you calling me that?Assy McGee is way worse than ueen Whack JobLeah's mom is definitely overbearing but fit what a worried hovering mother would be like Jacob also has some drama with his parents that leads to some conflict with Leah towards the end of the book His behavior seemed a little forced and out of place but it was resolved nicelyI read this book in almost one sitting it's fun made me smile and takes place over Christmas which I enjoyed Definitely watching for from this authorGrade B

  3. Molly Molly says:

    This book kicked me in the emotional solar plexus What I loved about this book was that the characters were real people with real problems Nobody was perfect In fact when they tried to be it backfired spectacularly I love that Jacob was sort of set up as the too good to be true friendlove interest but when shit got real he couldn't deal And Leah who previously couldn't deal with her own issues was practical about the whole ordeal with the illnesses I was actually worried for a moment that it wouldn't work out between the two of them even though I knew I was reading a book with a guaranteed HEA The ending was lovely and completely satisfying None of this magical thinking of love cures all but instead a completely honest message of shit gets tough but let's deal with it together

  4. Maria Rose Maria Rose says:

    This emotional and heartfelt romance is the story of Jacob and Leah Working for Jacob's construction company as an electrician has given Leah the validation she needs that despite health concerns she is capable of taking care of herself When her estranged parents plan a visit she enlists Jacob's help to pretend to be her boyfriend in an effort to appease her mother who believes a woman needs a man to take care of her But when the pretense starts to feel too real will they be able to admit to each other that a relationship between them is something they both want for their future?I really enjoyed this book One of the aspects about it that I found uite endearing was that the hero Jacob was not perfect In fact the harder he tries to plan and control things the things slip away from him and he must deal with the fact that life is messy and complicated It was a refreshing change from a know it all alpha male hero type to one who can admit to his own failings Leah is an interesting character as well having spent several years on her own and growing a hard shell over her feelings discovering that her rigidity may have become too extreme Over the course of the story both characters grew and changed in a well written and believable way The sexual attraction between them previously tamped down and ignored comes into play as they are put into intimate situations and when they give in to these feelings the love scenes between them are emotional and intense The secondary characters play a key role in the story forcing both Jacob and Leah to examine themselves and their lives and determine how best to move forward There are scenes of humour witty dialogue tension and tears and together they form a cohesive and interesting story In the end it's a delightful romance and Jacob and Leah deserve their happy ever after 45 stars

  5. Kelly Kelly says:

    I love the friends to lovers trope so it was a foregone conclusion that I'd enjoy this read What I loved about it though was the humor that balanced an otherwise heavy and emotional story all the family drama in the world and that originated in solid character development I seem to be the target audience for the Harleuin Super Romance series I'll have to talk to Miss Bates Reads Romance to figure out what that means as far as I'm concerned she's an expert in all things Harleuin so take my review with a grain of salt but I really loved this story Leah's grit independence fear of being smothered acceptance of her future and determination to live in spite of all that and Jacob's compulsion to be what others need him to be his easiness his severe emotional constipation all these character traits healthy and unhealthy come together in a romance that is as steeped in realism as it is in fantasy It's possible that I wanted a little of an emotional punch from the ending but it hardly seems fair to want that when the rest of the book punched me repeatedly in the heart and then made me laugh at asshole used as a term of endearmentIf you enjoy the friends to lovers trope enjoy books that delve into family drama and can handle the emotional sucker punch of serious health issues this one might be for you It was certainly the right book for me

  6. Lori Lori says:

    This review first appeared on my blog received this copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewWould I recommend it?Yes I would 100% recommend this book it is such a cute and sweet book and I loved reading it In case you haven't noticed yet I'm a big fan of the friends to lovers trope I fall for it every time and I can't get enough of itI really liked Leah's character I love how strong and independent she is and I really connect with her In the past few years I've dealt with health issues of my own and I know what it's like to have family members who smother you it's really hard to deal with and I loved seeing that in a storyI loved reading how Leah dealt with her issues as a teen and then changed for the better as an adult I also loved Jacob's character and seeing how keeping his secret from his family affected him and how he ended up learning how to deal with his angerOverall it was an incredibly sweet romance novel and I would definitely recommend it to anyone So if you love a good friends to lovers trope mixed with family drama health issues and lots of chemistry then this is the book for you

  7. Beyond the Pages Beyond the Pages says:

    Too Friendly to Date was an unexpectedly sweet romance that uickly bowled me over I loved the peculiar coming together of Jacob and Leah To think that all of those intense feelings lay beneath the surface They each felt that pull of attraction but did not act on it until in close uarters Brilliant The family tension on both sides was a nice touch to the overall story Jacob and his issues along with Leah and her issues made for great reading I cannot say that I liked how he treated her at the hospital even though I understand the rawness of his emotions That was no excuse for being a doughnut Leah for the most part was strong but she to had a chip on her shoulder Still she was compassionate in her own way I was so glad to see that she and her mother finally resolved to some degree their issues All in all this was an enjoyable story with two very likable characters who were both flawed and human in their displaysAn ARC of this title was made available by the publisher via Net Galley

  8. Norma Norma says:

    This one is hard to rate I liked the book I liked the story I liked Jacob and Leah I HATED every other character in the book I hated them I hated Leah's family I hated Jacob's family I hated how they treated Jacob and Leah I hated how they acted Anytime they were on the page I hated it SeriouslyBUT Jacob was great Leah was a bit standoffish and tough But it was self preservation and fear I respected her for it and for owning itOverall I enjoyed the romance Just wish the other characters weren't around for it

  9. Jess Jess says:

    Nicole Helm writes blue collar heroines and it's so good Like real blue collar heroines Who live lives I recognize because I grew up surrounded by farmers and people living blue collar lives And she writes conflict that's not necessarily loud but is important Sometimes the solutions are too easy but mostly I just really appreciate that the books are about problems that people actually have in their lives

  10. Laura Hannaway Laura Hannaway says:

    Another one where the heroine was too ascerbic for my tastes

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