"The Best Friend Problem," by Mariah Ankenman


Contemporary Romance / Romantic Comedy

Book Blurb

Prudence Carlson has been lucky in life. A fulfilling wedding-planning business run with her girlfriends in Colorado, plus the best guy friend ever in her firefighter bestie Finn. All that’s missing from it is a baby. Luckily, it’s the twenty-first century—Pru can take matters into her own hands. She doesn’t need to find true love to create the future love of her life.

Except all this talk of babies and insemination and...Pru and Finn cross a line they never expected to. Sure, one night of passion won’t change their close friendship. Until Pru goes in for a fertility check-up to find… she’s already pregnant.

As best friends, Pru and Finn have survived college, new jobs, and bad breakups, but can they survive crib shopping, birth classes, and late-night cravings? Especially when Finn has never considered himself even remotely Daddy material?

My Review

Happy Release Day to my agency sister, Mariah Ankenman! 🎉💕 The Best Friend Problem, released by Entangled Publishing through the Love Struck imprint, is a delightful read. Romantic comedy paired with one of my favorite tropes—friends to lovers—done with a fun and enjoyable flair.

This was one of those reads that left me smiling. It’s light, fluffy, and so gosh darn cute you won’t know what to do with yourself. Pru and Finn’s friendship, and the adorable antics and fun banter between them, were so refreshing. Their story tugged at my heartstrings in all the best ways, yet also had me laughing out loud on more than one occasion. This is definitely one of those reads where I grinned the entire way through, and when it was over, I heaved a happy little sigh.

Ankenman has a skill for developing characters you can’t help but fall in love with. And her humor is adorkable and spot on. I got more than one side-eye from my husband and dog when I snorted at a one-liner or cackled at a wonderfully set-up scene. Truly, in this day and age, the lighthearted joy this story brings to the table was just what the doctor ordered.

I would recommend this book to dang near anyone who wants to feel some warm fuzzies and spend an afternoon chuckling with delight. It’s trope-tastic and filled with feel-good moments.

So, what are you waiting for? The Best Friend Problem was released today—August 12th, 2019—and is available for your immediate reading pleasure!

Until next time,