Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Blog Tour: Rules of Friendship by C.A. Harms



As a guy, the number one rule to being best friends with a girl should be simple…

Never, and I do mean never, fall in love with her. 
Oh and you should never fantasize about her either.

Believe me, that situation can get messy really fast and leave you with nothing but one hell of an awkward mess on your hands—literally.

Reese and I have been through everything together; our bond is deep. But I am going down fast, and I fear there is no way to stop it. I spend most of my time hiding my body’s reaction to her because like I said: just friends.

But things are changing. We are changing. 

I no longer see her as just Reese, my best friend. When I look at her now, I see a gorgeous woman that takes my breath away. I see my future. But what if she doesn’t see me the same way? 

I can’t risk losing her… 

The fear of screwing everything up is excruciating. So that’s why I have chosen to stick to the rules. The Rules of Friendship that is. 

She was off limits. Plain and simple. 

But then in she walks wearing her tiny shorts and those tight tops. Come on, a guy can only have so much restraint before he caves…


“I love you, Reese,” he declares in a raspy voice. Punctuating every word, Dawson repeats, “I. Love. You.” Every drawn out word pierces my heart. He twists his hands in front of him as if to keep them busy and keep him from reaching out for me. “I’ve wanted you for so long, even when I knew I shouldn’t. The hardest thing was pretending that what I felt for you was nothing more than friendship. When on the inside, I wanted to make you mine. I need to know: Are you mine, Reese?


Rules of Friendship is a standalone friends to lovers story.  This isn't really your typical story which made it all the more enjoyable.  Both Reese and Dawson have developed more than friendly feelings for each other - but neither wants to ruin the perfect friendship they have so they are trying to stick to the rules. But sometimes rules are meant to be broken and can't the perfect friendship survive growing into more? They are about to find out. 

Harms developed the angst and height of emotions throughout this story perfectly - I could feel the anxiety between them as they tried to fight their feelings, the worry of losing each other, the fear of the unknown, as it were.   There were so many moments I wanted to knock some sense into both of these characters, but I could also understand why they did what they did, why they held back.  

I was on the edge of my seat at times wondering how things would go, what was coming around the next chapter, and if these two would find a way to have it all.  The characters were great, their interactions fit them well and drew me in, and the story all in all was compelling enough that I didn't want to set my kindle down.  

C.A. Harms is an avid romance and mystery reader. She's always had a love for books, getting lost in writing and storytelling even as a young girl. She enjoys happy endings and HEA love stories. 

She lives in Illinois and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. She holds an addiction for Starbucks White Chocolate Mocha’s and KitKat when she should really be focusing on water and maybe a fruit or two to make herself feel less guilty, but that feeling quickly passes...thankfully. 

She is easy going, fun, and although she may seem like one of the quiet ones at first, you just wait until she gets to know you better...that quietness changes, fast.

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