Tuesday, July 12, 2022

✱✱Audio Book Review✱✱ My Scorned Best Friend by Piper Rayne


My Scorned Best Friend
The Greene Family, Book 7
By: Piper Rayne
Narrated by: Aaron Shedlock, Holly Warren

Xavier and Clara kissing in a tree....

When your best friend growing up is a girl, that’s the song your classmates taunt you with over and over again. But it was never like that…until now.

It’s always been Clara and me. She’s the only one who truly knows me. After I was drafted into the NFL and ended up the starting quarterback for the San Francisco Kingsmen, I begged her to come with me. But she had her own life and responsibilities back in our small Alaskan town, so I didn’t fault her for staying.

We remained the best of friends despite the distance. I’d hang with her in Alaska during the off season, and she’d visit me in California while I was playing. Then, one night the lines blurred for the briefest of moments and set in motion a series of events that changed everything.

I’m not proud of the decisions I made after that fateful night, and I plan on making amends, because I need Clara back in my life. But not as my best friend—as my everything.

Momma Says: 4 stars⭐⭐⭐⭐

My Scorned Best Friend is book 7 in The Greene Family series, but I didn't have any trouble listening to it as a standalone. That said, I met some engaging characters in Clara and Xavier's small town that I really need to learn more about. This one takes place in small-town, Alaska and California, but it seems like more time is spent in Alaska, which was just fine with me - I do love a small-town romance. 
I don't always care for a lot of flashbacks, but it works for Xavier and Clara. They have so much history, and they already loved each other as friends so it doesn't take much to step on over into romantic love. It does take Xavier some time to figure it all out though. And that's where some family, friends, and local senior citizens get in on the action. 
The story is pretty low-angst, which made it perfect for a relaxing weekend listen. Aaron Shedlock and Holly Warren are a great combination for this one, and I enjoyed each individual style and how they worked with Piper Rayne's witty, fast-paced storytelling.
If you haven't had the pleasure of reading or listening to a Piper Rayne book, I highly recommend it, and when it's combined with the likes of Shedlock and Warren, it's like the icing on the cake. 

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