While we’re always rooting for the HEA in our romance novels, we know we can’t get by without a good crew supporting us (and giving us real talk) along the way.
Here are a few romances with BFFs we wish we knew in real life. Here’s to our BFFs in life and lit!
by Sajni Patel
On the verge of realizing her dream of being a doctor, Preeti Patel should be ecstatic. But between the stress of her residency, trying to find a job, and managing her traditional, no-boundaries family, Preeti's anxiety is through the roof. Relationships and love aren't even an option. Fortunately, Preeti's finally found a new place to stay . . . only to discover that her new roommate is her ex... she is going to need the support of her girlfriends more than ever.
The unexpected friendship between Samiah, Taylor, and London starts after they discover they are all being catfished by the same man. The viral video of their confrontation seals their connection forever. Together they decide to make a path: spend the next six months investing in themselves. And no dating. The Boyfriend Project (with a side of margaritas) is born.
by Reese Ryan
Growing apart in friendships happens all the time but we love a second chance in friendship. In Second Chance on Cypress Lane, Dakota is back in her hometown after a huge change to her love life and career. This means reuniting with old friends and family, including her childhood bestie, Sin. Dakota and Sin have a lot to discuss, face forgiveness, and also - snack on pie - as they get to know each other again.
Lady Katherine and Miss Caroline are ultimate friendship goals = what a team! The two join forces to write a column called "The Lady's Guide to Mischief and Mayhem" and uncover the dangerous truths to help their country, especially the women in it. Their work solidifies their friendship in every way; who doesn't want a supportive and empowering gal pal by their side?
by Farah Heron
Reena is stuck in a job that she doesn't like and her parents keep trying to set her up with men she's just not into. It all feels harder to navigate with her best friend, Amira, living somewhere else and blossoming in her own happily ever after. For the friends who still do their best, even when they are in different places in life, the friendship in Accidentally Engaged is a lovely, extremely relatable journey.