Imperfect Strangers: A Friends-to-Lovers Romantic Comedy

· Imperfect Book 5 · Mary Frame
5 reviews

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She’s looking for a forever kind of guy, he might not live to see tomorrow.

Bethany Connell has one goal: keep her cookies in her basket. And by cookies, she means sex. She will not be distracted by a pretty face and a rock-hard body again. This time, she wants a grown-up relationship. Something steady. Something forever.

And then she wakes up in bed with New York City’s sexiest playboy. 

For Brent Crawford, only one thing matters: football. Except one more pass, and the game could kill him. Literally. With a lethal heart condition he’s been hiding from everyone, he’s got nothing to offer a woman, between the sheets or anywhere else. 

And then he wakes up in bed with a spitfire blonde who needs his all.

So right for each other, Bethany and Brent are convinced now is the wrong time.

But they’re about to find out it’s never too late to heal a broken heart. 

keywords: friends to lovers, New York City Romance, SSDGM, romantic comedy, impotent hero, quirky heroine

Ratings and reviews

5 reviews
Alison Robinson
November 7, 2018
Four and a half stars. I'm a great fan of Mary Frame so I was stoked to receive an ARC of her latest book. Although the characters in this book interact with characters from the previous books in the series it can totally be read as a stand-alone novel - I have the memory of a gadfly so I didn't recall how our hero and heroine related to the previous books until about halfway through! Bethany Connell has moved to New York to get away from her mother. She's living in her BFF's old apartment (Gwen McDougall from Picture Imperfect) while she and her boyfriend Marc are travelling the world. Gwen has also started working for Marc's father, the mean Mr Crawford as his PA and generally smoothing over the feathers he ruffles with his non-PC attitude, whilst trying desperately to help him recruit a replacement for Marc. Bethany is actually sleeping in Marc's far more swanky apartment because she is scared that Gwen's apartment has a ghost, when she wakes up one morning to find she is being spooned by Marc's beautiful younger brother, Brent Crawford, the new tight end for the New York Sharks. and one of the sexiest men alive. How embarrassing is this? Being caught sleeping in your boss' son's bed like a creeper! As anyone who has read the previous book will know, Brent Crawford isn't the playboy he seems to the rest of the world, a potentially fatal genetic heart condition threatens his career and has seriously cramped his social life. He was so out of it when he returned from his holiday in the Turks and Caicos Islands that he didn't even register that there was a petite blonde asleep in his bed. After the best night's sleep he has had in a long time he is desperate to spend more time with Bethany, even if all he can offer is to be her friend. Meanwhile his impossible father is compensating for Marc's absence by trying to drag Brent into a dynastic marriage with a big client! Mary Frame is an auto-buy for me (I had to cancel my pre-order when I got the ARC), I love that her characters are quirky and different. She's not afraid to give her main characters disabilities or defects. She writes witty, plot-driven novels with likeable characters and this is no different. Oh and the puns, the puns! I'm a sucker for cheesy puns (is there any other kind) and Brent and Bethany are no different. I don't know whether I had insomnia because my husband snores and I have a sore throat, or whether that is the excuse I gave for devouring this book in a single day (and doing a full day's work). Love, love, loved it. I received a free copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.
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Mary Frame is a full time mother and wife with a full time job. She has no idea how she manages to write novels, but it probably helps being a dedicated introvert. She doesn't enjoy writing about herself in third person, but she does enjoy reading, writing, dancing, and damaging the ear drums of her co-workers when she randomly decides to sing to them.

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Imperfect Series – All books stand-alone and can be read in any order!

Book One: Imperfect Chemistry

Book Two: Imperfectly Criminal

Book Three: Practically Imperfect

Book Four: Picture Imperfect

Book Five: Imperfect Strangers

Book Six: Imperfectly Delicious

The Dorky Duet - All can be read as stand-alone novels!

Book One: Ridorkulous

Book Two: Geektastic

Book Three: Nerdelicious

Castle Cove Mystery Series - Must be read in order!

Book One: Fake it to the Limit

Book Two: Too Much Crime on My Hands

Book Three: You're the Con that I Want

Time After Time Series - Stand Alone's with Time-Twisty Themes!

Book One: Time of My Life

Book Two: If I Could Turn Back Time

The Fox Family Series - Small Town Rom Com Stand Alone!

Book One: Between a Fox and a Hard Place

Book Two: The Fox and the Rebound

Book Three: Another Fox Bites the Dust

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