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Anything to Have YouNothing 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.

Anything To Have You is definitely different from the contemporaries I’ve recently read, being a heavier contemporary that deals with an awful situation. However, I think the author did a great job at dealing with the issues brought up throughout the novel and it held my attention the entire time.

Anything To Have You follows two best friends, Natalie and Brooke, in the aftermath of Natalie spending the night with Brooke’s boyfriend, Aiden- only to wake up and not remember anything. The book alternates between parts told from both Natalie’s and Brooke’s pov.

The alternating povs really helped give perspective on the whole situation. Although I didn’t like what Natalie did, she was a relatable character and she did feel guilty for what had happened. On the other hand, I didn’t like Brooke at all :( She was just so irresponsible and immature at times. When she and Aiden were together, she treated him terribly and it made it hard for me to sympathize with her. 

Regarding Aiden, I liked him a lot! He was a nice guy, although some of the decisions he made definitely lessened my opinion of him. Anything To Have You treated cheating seriously, and I was appreciative of that fact. It never suggested that cheating was okay throughout the entire book and the characters have to deal majorly with the consequences of it.

The high school setting was realistic and there’s definitely the same drama that normally exists in it. Just as a warning, this book is pretty heavy on the swearing. There's some other content, too. Anything To Have You did hold my interest the entire time, though! Lastly, the epilogue is perfect for the book, and I was so happy to see what had happened to the characters. Anything To Have You is a great, entertaining read. I’d give it 3 out of 5 flowers.

About the Author:Paige Harbison recently graduated from Towson University with a Bachelor of Science in Fine Arts. She grew up on the outskirts of Washington D.C. She spends most of her time with friends--who give her constant inspiration for characters--and calls it research. The rest of her time is spent writing, painting, and following all of the worst TV shows.
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  1. Hmm, I'm not really sure that I'll be reading this one after reading a lot of negative reviews--though I have always been interested in reading about toxic friendships.

  2. I've never hated a character as much as Brooke. lol But you had it right, the book held my attention the entire time! It didn't fail to entertain. :)

  3. Glad you liked this overall. I do love a contemporary novel that focuses on more serious issues. Always a favorite of mine!

    1. They handled all of the serious issues well and it was a great read!

  4. I like unique contemporary stories and especially with more intense issues! I added this to my to-read list and am a little intrigued. Would love to win a copy to read soon! Thanks!


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