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Illustrated cover of Friend Me. A pink background with the Golden Gate Bridge. In the foreground, a man and a woman slow dance.

Friend Me

Synergy Book 2

She’s found her Prince Charming. Her plan to win him needs a little help from her best buddy. Who’s suddenly…sexy?

Romance-reading executive assistant Marlee has a three-step plan to woo her crush, icy and aloof San Francisco tech executive Cooper Fallon.

Step 1: Dance with him at her boss’s wedding. Melt that ice.

Step 2: Work late. Bond over takeout.

Step 3: Share a magical kiss.

But when Cooper takes a date to the wedding, Marlee counters by asking her nerdy, Star Wars–loving, always-there-for-her best friend, Tyler, to pretend to be her boyfriend. Everything is perfect until Tyler gives her a toe-curling kiss on the dance floor and their date doesn’t feel fake anymore.

Kissing the wrong guy? Not in her plan. And neither is Tyler asking for more than she can give. She never meant to break up with her best friend. Especially when she suspects she’s falling for him.

Friend Me is a slow-burn-to-red-hot, friends-to-lovers romantic comedy featuring a starry-eyed heroine, a sweet, cinnamon-roll hero, and a pair of cranky cats. It can be read as a standalone and is the second book in the Synergy series.

Tropes: friends to lovers, fake relationship, romance-reading heroine, geeks/nerds, unrequited love, office romance, love triangle

Tags: male/female, workplace, San Francisco, California

CW: parental death (off page, in backstory), dementia

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