October 16th, 2018
Home | Log in! or Register

On Top Shelf
Melinda LeighMelinda Leigh
Fresh Fiction
Fresh Pick
Todays_Pick
THE ROYAL RUNAWAY

Reviewer Application

Boo-K Spectacular

New Books This Week

Latest Articles

Slideshow image


Since your web browser does not support JavaScript, here is a non-JavaScript version of the image slideshow:

slideshow image
A prim bookseller and a hard-boiled ghost team up to catch a cunning killer…


slideshow image
The perfect match may be closer than they imagine . . .


slideshow image
Fierce characters, steamy chemistry, and twists you won't see coming!


slideshow image
It all started with a wedding


slideshow image
The hotter the fire, the deeper the burn.


slideshow image
Elusive truth. Missing witness. Deadly trial.


slideshow image
She must become a fearsome gladiator . . . and kill the queen.



Jump into Autumn with these great books out in October!


Barnes & Noble

Fresh Fiction Blog
Get to Know Your Favorite Authors

Sara Jade Alan | Top 5 Reasons to Fall in Love with a Friend

facebooktwittergoodreadsblog

In my YA debut, A MESSY, BEAUTIFUL LIFE, Ellie and Jason are improv comedians who become friends when their improv groups join forces to enter a sketch comedy contest. Laughing and being absurd together—while heartache unfolds around them—pushes them closer, and they have to decide if it's worth the risk to take their friendship to the next level.

Since I ended up marrying my best friend in real life, I'm totally biased as to whether it's worth the risk to fall in love with a friend. Here are my top five reasons:

  1. You get each other's jokes. For comediansthis is especially important. But if someone gets your sense of humor, they get you. And no one finds you funnier than your friends. Plus, laughter releases oxytocin in our system, the same hormone that bonds people to each other. So, more laughter, more bonding!It just makes sense.
  2. You're committed to commitment. No one wants to risk ruining a good friendship dynamic, so you both understand at the start that if you're agreeing to take it to the next level, you're going all in.
  3. He comes pre-approved.You get to avoid that awkward introduction to your friends where you're stressing if he'll fit in…because he's already part of the crew!
  4. You FINALLY get to ACT on all that pent-up attraction. If you're going from friends to more, there's probably been desire simmering below the surface for a l-o-o-o-n-g time. And there's nothing like that first kiss you've waited for forever.
  5. You already like each other very much "…just as you are."There's a good reason that line fromBridget Jones's Diary is so famous. It's the best feeling to be fully accepted by the ones we love. And true friends already know, accept, and love you—flaws and all.

Have you ever fallen for your friend? What was the reason you took the leap?

A MESSY, BEAUTIFUL LIFE by Sara Jade Alan

A Messy,
Beautiful Life

Sometimes your first love is your last…

Life is funny sometimes.

And not always the ha, ha kind. Like that one time where a hot guy tried to kiss me and I fell. Down. Hard. And then found out I had cancer.

I’m trying to be strong for my friends and my mom.

And I’m trying so hard to be “just friends” with that hot guy, even though he seems to want so much more. But I won’t do that to him. He’s been through this before with his family, and I’m not going to let him watch me die.

So, I tell myself: Smile Ellie. Be funny Ellie. Don’t cry Ellie, because once I start, I might not stop.

Young Adult [Entangled Teen, On Sale: October 2, 2017, Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9781640633544 / eISBN: 9781640633544]

Nothing stands in the way of true love.

About Sara Jade Alan

Sara Jade Alan

Sara Jade Alan wrote her first comedy sketch during second grade recess, then cast it, directed it, and made costumes out of garbage bags. Since then, she has performed in over a thousand improvised and scripted shows all over the country. Currently she is one-half of the comedy duo, The Novelistas, who perform about writing and teach performance to writers. Originally from a suburb of Chicago, Sara now lives in Colorado with her husband and daughter.

WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | GOODREADS | BLOG

 

 

Comments

1 comment posted.

Re: Sara Jade Alan | Top 5 Reasons to Fall in Love with a Friend

Oh man! Now I have to read this! Thanks.
(Kathleen Bylsma 11:39pm May 8)

Registered users may leave comments.
Log in or register now!

 

© 2003-2018 off-the-edge.net  all rights reserved Privacy Policy

Google+ Google+