Must Read Romantic Comedy: Being Brooke by Emma Hart
Being Brooke by Emma Hart
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
"This is why you should never fall in love with your best friend. This moment right here."
Being Brooke is a sassy romance full of hilarious moments we can all relate to. Brooke Barker is a twenty-four-year-old college drop-out who is still trying to figure out the adult world. She doesn't quite know what she wants out of life. Her job isn't what she had in mind. Most of all, her love life is a bit of a disaster because she's fallen for her best friend Cain.
But Cain doesn't know this yet. And he has a girlfriend.
Through the book, Brooke starts to explore what she really wants out of life. The book is filled with moments we can all connect to because being an adult isn't always easy. Brooke is very open as a narrator about her weaknesses, making her very likable from the beginning. She has a hilarious family, including a very inappropriate grandfather who just makes the book even funnier. I love how each chapter has a life lesson with it. I also really like Brooke and Cain's interactions.
I think humor can sometimes be difficult to pull of in a romance, but Emma Hart definitely does. Brooke is a character I would love to have coffee with and be friends with. She is equal parts strong, sassy woman and struggling, imperfect adult. I could connect with so many of her struggles to figure out her life and who she wants to be.
I also thought the ending was adorable and satisfying. Emma Hart wrapped up the story in a way that did't feel rushed or out of place; it felt just right.
The only thing I will say is that it took me a little bit of time to get into the book. I wasn't initially sold on the story line. Emma Hart, however, writes in a way that makes this romance its own, unique version of the friends to lovers story. Thus, by the end, I was able to overlook the things I didn't quite love in the book and really root for Brooke.
This is a fun, sassy read full of light-hearted moments and characters. I would recommend this book for a weekend read.
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