Today Heroes and Heartbreakers welcomes author Miranda Kenneally, whose Catching Jordan and new release, Stealing Parker, out now, both feature strong friendships that just might lead to more... A fan of Friends to Lovers as a reader as well, Miranda's here to share her thoughts on and favorite examples of the trope. Thanks, Miranda!
(Be sure to stick around 'til the very end of the post to learn how to enter for a chance to win a copy of Stealing Parker!)
Several years ago, my boyfriend (now husband) asked me to go out on a double date with his friends. We loaded up in his friend’s car, and five minutes down the road, I became terribly ill and got sick in a Dunkin Donuts parking lot. (Sorry… too much info, I imagine.) Anyhow – my husband stuck with me, and so did his friends!
The best relationships are built on friendship… I think all of us are a little bit in love with the idea of falling for a friend. Friends see us at our best and our worst—They see us laugh when we’re watching funny movies together. They see us cry. And yes, they see us get sick.
I think readers enjoy stories where friends fall in love because we all hope we’ll find true love. I bet that everyone has had a crush on a friend at some point, and sometimes the friendship becomes more, but sometimes it doesn’t.