Guest Post: Friends To Lovers By Cecilia Robert
I love Friends to Lovers stories, whether it’s movies or in books. When two people, no less best friends who have been through difficult times together, end up together, it warms up my heart to the core. How can I not when the love between them is so unique? With no binding of lovers, they can sense the other’s mood with just a look, know the right thing to say to make the other smile and always leave their shoulder free for you to lean on even when your supposed lover ditches you.
There is a particular kind of friends to lovers storyline that endears me. It is when two people who have spent a lifetime being best friends, develop feelings along the way, but are too afraid to reveal it each other. They fear losing what they have, and changing the wavelength their relationship has been riding on all these years. I enjoy this a lot because, they run around fantasizing about the other, and yet try to act normal. All this despite the tension between them which is so thick that if they happen to breathe wrong, they’d choke on it. There is an undercurrent of humour in this scene and deep love that holds them off from confessing for fear of loss. I’m touched by their selflessness. However, the more they avoid each other, the thicker the tension. And when they finally realize they should have confessed their feelings like seven years ago, the wait is all worth it. And of course, from then on, they walk around practically attached to the hip. That is the ultimate delight!
There is yet another kind of friends to lovers storyline that is dearer to me. It’s when one of them is a little bit too enthusiastic about how he feels about his/her best friend. On the other hand his/her friend has no clue about his feelings. So while one struggles to taper down his feelings, stare on while they go out with one another, clench their hands and grit their teeth when she is kissing someone else., the other lives her life feeling blessed to have such an understanding best friend!
My new book, Truly Madly, Deeply, You, is one such story. Frey has been in love with Liese for the longest time. So throughout their best friend-hood years, he pines for her, scowling and glaring at her boyfriends, until finally she gets married to another man. He had all but given up hope to have her as lover but never once left her side as her best friend. But after Liese loses her husband, Frey is there to comfort her, keeping all his feelings at bay. But when he does get a chance to help her open her eyes to what has been standing before her all along, he doesn’t let it go. This book follows an over-enthusiastic Frey who goes from sweet to hot in an attempt to convince Liese that he is more than just her best friend. Well, at the end of the book and much to my liking, they both get their happy ever after.
I feel there are no rules on how to love, or who to love. The heart does it’s own thing. I say, if you are lucky to be involved with someone who is your best friend, who holds cherishes your heart too, you are very lucky.
Four days before Valentine’s Day, Liese Hansfeld is determined to shut the door to her house, as well as her heart, for her annual four days of mourning her one true love. Little does she know her best friend Freytag Meier is just as determined to keep her from her ritual. He’s ready to pick the lock to her apartment door and camp in her living room if that’s what it takes.
What Freytag isn’t prepared for is the surge of deep-rooted emotions he feels for Liese, but two things stand in his way: the grief and guilt she still clutches close to her heart, and a man who threatens to snatch Liese from under Frey’s watchful eye. Frey is determined to distract her into forgetting her pain. But is that enough to ease her grief, or help her see he can be more than her best friend?
About The Author:
Hopelessly in love with books. I read, review, and write. I am originally from Kenya, and currently living in Vienna. I’m assistant nurse and mother of two beautiful children.
When I am not working my day job, I can be found acting as referee, judge, confider, sometimes the unfair one, but mostly the loving mom to my two lovelies. As I don’t like restricting my reading to a specific genre, I try to read as much as I can, and as long as there is an element of romance in the story, and the novel/story holds my interest.
Music: Queen, Lifehouse, Pink, Ich & Ich, and whatever catches my mood at the moment. I am currently working to complete my novel YA dark urban fantasy ‘The Grim Reaper’s Novice Soul Collector series which was previously published through Trestle Press.
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