My Best Friend’s Girl by Dorothy Koomson

My Best Friend's Girl Book Cover My Best Friend's Girl
Dorothy Koomson
Hachette Book Group
417

Kamryn Matika has no responsibilities - one birthday card will change that forever...

Best friends Kamryn Matika and Adele Brannon though nothing could come between them - until Adele di the unthinkable and slept with Kamryn's fiancé Nate. Worse still, she got pregnant and had his child. When Kamryn discovered the truth about their betrayal she vowed never to see any of them again.
Years later, Kamryn receives a letter from Adele asking her to visit her in hospital. Adele is dying and begs Kamryn to adopt her daughter Tegan. With a great job and hectic social life, the last thing Kamryn needs is a five-year-old daughter to disrupt things. Especially not one who reminds her of Nate. But with n on else to take care of Tegan and Adele fading fast, does she have any other choice? So begins a difficult journey that leads Kamryn towards forgiveness, love, responsibility and, ultimately, a better understanding of herself.


What would you do for the friend who broke your heart?

The short description of My Best Friend’s Girl makes it pretty clear that reader will shed some tears. A woman discover’s her ex best-friend to be Shock- Gifdying, leaving behind a young daughter. That in itself is a heavy load to handle. Don’t forget though, the little girl is also the child of her ex-fiancé. What was surprising in this story was the resilience of both Kamryn and Teagan, our main characters. Kamryn is easy to relate with. Her worries and her guilt make her so human, it’s as if she’s jumping out of the book.

Dorothy Koomson dives right into the thick of story line from page one. The reader doesn’t have to sift through a lot of backstory to get to the root of the issue. As the story progresses and we get familiar with the characters, their thoughts and actions show us their struggles of the past and how it is affecting their futures. Again, their actions and reactions feel very authentic. Having lost someone close to me, I found the character’s issues with grief to be honest. Their thoughts weren’t always proper, their actions were sometimes selfish. That is real life. Nothing was sugar coated for a pleasing story.

I can’t give this book enough praise!

I found this book from my local book club and I am so grateful for that. Dorothy Koomson has a writing style I love. There’s just the right amount of dialogue. As a reader you can easily insert yourself into the story. Before I was halfway through  My Best Friend’s Girl I ordered three of her other books from thriftbooks.com (<— 15% coupon).

Check out the next three on my to-read list. All of the covers look so light and carefree, and yet the content seems to be very sinister. I love it.

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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