Format: Trade Paperback
Published: June 5, 2012
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
My Rating: 4/5
Summary (from chapters.ca):
HOW MANY OF THESE DATING RULES HAVE YOU BROKEN?
1. Choose Your Own Man
2. Make Sure Your Friends Approve
3. No One-Night Stands
4. Trust Your Instincts
5. Never Make the Same Mistake Twice
6. After a Break-Up, Wait Six Months Before Dating Again.
Dhara, Kelly, Marta, and Wendy have been the closest of friends since college. So close, that after a series of romantic disasters, they bond together to create Rules of Relationships to keep their hearts safe.
Years later, the rules seem to have worked . . . until Marta discovers that her hot boyfriend is married, Kelly begins a risky love affair, Wendy inches closer to a pre-marital infidelity, and, most shocking of all, Indian-American Dhara suddenly agrees to an arranged marriage.
Hearts are about to be broken and the bonds of friendship are tested. Is it possible to find true love, when you''re breaking all the rules?
**NOTE: A copy of this book was provided by the publisher. However, no compensations were made and this review reflects my honest thoughts and feelings.**
You know you shouldn't do it. You know your friends will try and stop you. You know that it could end in heartache. But, what happens when your head and your heart are working against eachother and you are left with only one option?
One Good Friend Deserves Another is the story that shows just how much women rely on their friends to get through the tough times in their lives. What stuck me about this book was that no matter what the women decided, how they chose to run their lives, their friends were there for them. It showed me what the true value of friendship is. You don't have to agree with the things that they are doing, but you do have to love them through it.
The characters in this book were so vastly different and yet so similar. Each has troubles with love; troubles with the fact that as they age, the dating pool is getting smaller and smaller. If I was forced to pick a favourite of the four, it would have to be Kelly. Her red hair must have set off her firey personality because she seemed to jump off the pages at me and I just loved the humour, her understanding and her unconditional love for her friends.
Lisa Verge Higgins has captured the aspects of friendship and relationships perfectly. Her writing style is clear and precise and she allows for a very natural flow to the story. While chosing to tell the story from the viewpoints of the four women, as well as chosing the encorporate past and present, the book never felt confusing and in fact, had an ease to it that allows the reader to become fully submerged in each of the storylines.
Overall, a wonderful story and I look forward to going back and reading her previous novel, The Proper Care and Maintenance of Friendship. If it is anything like One Good Friend Deserves Another, I know that I am in for another beautiful ride.