FRIENDZONE IS NOW AVAILABLE!
FRIENDZONE IS OUT NOW! AVAILABLE ON AMAZON IN PAPERBACK OR KINDLE FORMAT.
To get out of the Friendzone, you’ve got to shoot your shot…
Taylor Echols… He’s my mortal enemy. My boyfriend’s best friend. He bullied me in middle school and has ignored me for all of high school. But when tragedy strikes and I experience an unexpected loss, he is shockingly there for me – comforting me and reminding me about all the good things in life. Now he has me feeling complicated and confusing emotions. I’m so close to trusting him – to wanting him. I’m feeling things I didn’t think I could ever feel again. Feeling things for Taylor I would never have imagined possible. He’s here with me every day making me laugh, supporting my dreams, and cheering me on. He’s earning back my trust, my friendship, and my heart piece by piece. But is this new Taylor the real Taylor? Can I trust him with my heart? There’s a fine line between love and hate. Taylor Echols and I have walked side by side, flirting with that line our whole lives.
Mikayla Hightower… She’s the girl who has always been too good for me. Unattainable. My best friend’s girl. All I want to do is make her smile, but my past mistakes make her wary of trusting me. My loyalty to my best friend makes me feel guilty for the way I look at her and think about her – for all the things I want to do with her and to her. Not that it matters. I don’t do girlfriends. I have to stay focused on basketball, school, getting into a good college, and drafted into the NBA. Mikayla’s pull is strong, though. All she has to do is flash that smile with that damn dimple and I’m wrapped around her pinky finger. She might just be enough to have me rearranging my priorities. Jordan would understand, right?
FRIENDZONE is a 96,000 word, full-length novel and is part one of a series. There is a cliff hanger. HEA guaranteed by end of book two.
Recommended for 18+ Content Warning for grief, survivor’s guilt, depression, teen drinking, strong language, and explicit sex scenes (all sex scenes are consensual and all characters featured in them are over the age of 18).
Tropes in FRIENDZONE include:
Athlete / Jock Romance
Best Friend’s Lover
Friends-to-lovers / Frenemies-to-lovers
Everyone can see it except them
QUOTES FROM READERS
“I enjoyed that this story dealt with depression and loss in a forward yet sensitive way. I enjoyed the push and pull between Mikayla and Taylor, as it felt age appropriate and unfolded naturally.”
“… deals with real feelings and issues and has some fantastic sexual tension with great payoff.”
“You get on an emotional roller coaster. You are laughing one second and crying the next.”
“A heartfelt and heartbreaking emotional read.”
“So many emotions reading this, and I loved every second of it!”
“Thank you Michelle Hillstrom for creating this deep, passionate, romantic, and beautiful story.”
“THAT LAST CHAPTER!!!”
“Raw, real, and unfiltered feelings.”