Friendzoned: The World of True North

· Heart Eyes Press LLC
2 reviews

About this ebook

When Murphy Landon, the New York socialite, runs off to Vermont with her bruised reputation and stylish wardrobe in the trunk of a used car, it’s the first time in her life she’s dared to turn her back on her high-society parents.

Used to grabbing a gourmet coffee whenever the urge strikes, Murphy finds herself on the other side of the counter, fumbling strangers’ orders...until a sinfully handsome thirty-three year old version of Ben Rooney from high school walks in.

The pair met years ago at a prestigious boarding school and became friends, but only behind closed doors. She’d been a spoiled brat, and he was a football player on scholarship. Ben tried to hide his crush on her, and Murphy set firm boundaries. After a prom night gone wrong, they’d gone their separate ways.

Now their circumstances are reversed. Ben is a successful surgeon. He’s come a long way from his parents’ humble maple syrup business. And Murphy is pouring his coffee? Is this a joke?

His first thought is that she should drive her gorgeous self right back to New York, where she can’t possibly break his heart. His second one is deep concern. His third thought is he wants a do-over of prom night. A very adult one…

With plenty of secrets between them, and copious pure maple syrup, Ben and Murphy are in for a wild and sticky ride.


Friendzoned is a stand-alone novel in the Busy Bean series of Sarina Bowen's World of True North! Stop in for coffee and romance. Java isn't the only thing brewing around here...


For fans of: Sarina Bowen, True North, Emily Henry, Marie Force, Piper Rayne, Kendall Ryan, Amanda Siegrist, Devney Perry, Carrie Ann Ryan, Rebecca Yarros, Chelle Bliss, Sarah Mayberry, L.B. Dunbar, J.H. Croix, Rebecca Norrine, Lisa Hughey, Erin Wright, BJ Daniels, Kate Pearce, Cora Seton, Vivian Arend, JH Croix, Jennifer Ryan, Diana Palmer, Elle James, Corinne Michaels, Kelly Hunter, Amy Andrews, Lori Wild, Sinclair Jayne, Jeannie Watt, Kristen Callihan, Jane Porter.

Search terms: Busy Bean, True North World, World of True North, forbidden romance, contemporary romance, Vermont romance, Sarina Bowen's World of True North, coffee shop romance.

Ratings and reviews

2 reviews
Nicole's Book Musings
May 26, 2021
I really enjoyed this one. I really liked Murphy. She's creating a new version of herself she can be proud of. She never thought she'd run into Ben again, but here in this little town Ben walks in for his coffee fix. Ben and Murphy have a history. Some of it not so pleasant to think about, but life has given these two a second chance of what could have been years ago. I loved watching Ben and Murphy reconnect and see the people they are today. Though life is going to throw some curve balls their way. The epilogue was the perfect touch to end this one on. When I finished reading this one I had a huge smile on my face.
Mari Loves Books Blog
May 24, 2021
This was a sweet romance about second chances and roles being reversed. You never know where your life may take you and I liked that Ben and Murphy end up differently than when they were younger. Murphy especially goes through a growth in the story. At times I felt as though there was something missing; like there was a story before this one, but it didn't deter from their chemistry and their relationship.

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