I’ve always loved rom-coms. The comedic foibles of couples who should definitely be together but inexplicably are incapable of doing so…it gets me every time. But they always feel a little removed from reality, like nothing really happens that way right? That’s why it’s fiction.
One of the reasons that I loved reading Falling for My Best Friend’s Twin by Emma St. Clair was the feeling that this hilarious story could happen to someone I know and love. Yes, it’s still got the ridiculous tropes that we all live for; but they’re captured in a way that still connects the story to the reader in a very realistic way.
For example, the carefully tended backstories of both Zane & Abby are so well-done they moved me to tears. They compliment the character’s strengths and weaknesses so beautifully without pulling the reader from the overall comedic tone of the story. And they touched on some difficult topics that definitely should be discussed more often…in all kinds of literature.
But let’s be honest, the best part of this story (aside from that super awesome kissing-in-a-closet scene) is the romance. It’s perfectly clean with a firm closed door policy, but it still has enough fun stuff to make a more innocent reader blush. And aside from the physical aspects, the development of these two characters through their dialogue and inner thoughts is absolutely hysterical. Plus, as an NCIS fan, I love the little pop culture nods.
So if you want a fun clean read that’ll keep you laughing the whole time, I highly recommend checking out this first book in the Love Cliches series by Emma St. Clair!