Review: Anything to Have You – Paige Harbison

Review: Anything to Have You – Paige HarbisonAnything to Have You by Paige Harbison
Published by Harlequin
Published: 2014
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Nothing should come between best friends, not even boys. ESPECIALLY not boys.

Natalie and Brooke have had each other's backs forever. Natalie is the quiet one, college bound and happy to stay home and watch old movies. Brooke is the movie—the life of every party, the girl everyone wants to be.

Then it happens—one crazy night that Natalie can't remember and Brooke's boyfriend, Aiden, can't forget. Suddenly there's a question mark in Natalie and Brooke's friendship that tests everything they thought they knew about each other and has both girls discovering what true friendship really means.

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Confession time. I’m a sucker for these kinds of books. I know it is strange and I have no tolerance for cheating nor would I ever want to be in that kind of position. But for reading purposes I’m highly entertained reading books about it. I’m not sure why, but I am. I have read some very good ones and some very not so good ones. Sadly Anything to Have You became a just okay one, somewhere between the rest I’ve read.

Anything to Have You is a story of two best friends Natalie and Brooke. Natalie has always been the good girl. Not into parties, not into dating around, not into hanging out. She is perfectly happy being at home watching an old movie. And then there is Brooke, the wild child and the complete opposite of Natalie. Parties every weekend, not interested in school and flirts with every boy in site regardless of her boyfriend Aiden. One night Brooke convinces Natalie to go to a party where she blacks out and wakes up clothed, but in bed with Aiden. Not knowing what happened Natalie tries to forget the night and leave it in the past. But sometimes forgetting the past isn’t as easy when it keeps creeping into the future.

I know right off the bat what I didn’t like about this book. It wasn’t even a question what my problem was. It was the addition of Brooke’s POV that brought this book down so much for me. I really disliked the use of it and didn’t see the point. It didn’t help me like Brooke or feel bad for her. I actually found the use of it made the characters inconsistent. Brooke was two different people in her POV and in Natalie’s POV and that completely took away from the story instead of adding to it. I’m positive without her voice I would have liked this book a whole lot more then just okay. Because really minus a few small things I really enjoyed everything else. I liked Natalie and Aiden. I liked their story and their relationship. They had chemistry and I wanted more of their story. But the whole Brooke thing just took away from all that and in the end left things choppy.

Basically Anything to Have You is an addicting read that you won’t be able to put down, there was stuff to really like and stuff that ruined things some.  I liked it enough and I think others will to, but this is definitely one case where dual POVs just didn’t work.

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