Title: The Girlfriend Request
Author: Jodie Andrefski
Published by: Entangled: Crush; January 11, 2016
Format/Source: E-ARC provided by the publisher, via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.
My Rating: 3 Stars
Emma has been in love with her best friend, Eli, for the last ten years. She can’t seem to get the nerve to just tell him how she feels, so she comes up with the crazy plan to create a fake profile. She hopes that when he realizes how much they have in common, he will finally see her as more than just a friend.
This plan goes to hell pretty quickly. Eli is a pretty smart guy and he figures out pretty quickly that Emma is behind the fake profile. Now he starts to wonder if she did it because she has feelings for him or if she is playing some kind of prank on him.
Mostly this book just left me feeling very frustrated,]. Eventually they figure stuff out and ultimately, they are super sweet and cute, but the whole middle part of the book annoyed me.
They could have solved all of their problems with a good heart to heart. Emma had so many chances to come clean, and so did Eli. But their silence just led to more lies and more stuff that they had to work through.
I liked Eli and Emma as characters, but they definitely both had me frustrated and wanting to yell at them. The ending was super sweet, unfortunately, it did’t really make up for the rest of the book.
This has probably been my least favorite crush book and I’ve loved most of the ones I’ve read. I wouldn’t not recommend this one, but I would say expect some frustration.