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Friends Without Benefits: An Unrequited Romance (Knitting in the City, #2) - Penny Reid 4,5 Nicolicious stars

Penny, congratulations dear! Your second book is even better than the first. :)

Friends Without Benefits is a sweet, touching and very funny history that will caught you from the very beginning and even though you may want to punch the heroine in the face a couple of times, you won’t be able to put it down!

But first of all let me introduce you to the one and only, Nico Manganiello:


And now meet this stubborn but very nice lady, Elizabeth Finney:


These two have known each other since kids, and Nico had a strange way to show Elizabeth his affection for her. He bullied her, and Elizabeth hated it, but she didn’t have much chance to avoid him because their families were very close.

You see, Nico loved Elizabeth ever since, but she was in love with his best friend, Garret, and bullying her was the only way he knew to work with his feelings. At some point, Garret dies leaving Elizabeth at lost, and as she had lost her mom not so long too, she buries herself in pain and decides to not to love ever again, because is to dangerous and too painful.

But in the middle of all this chaos, the only place where she can find peace is in Nico’s arms. Every night, he goes to her room and holds her. His feelings for her didn’t change, it’s only stronger and one night she gives herself to him. Elizabeth realizes that she’s feeling things for Nico, but she’s afraid to love and lose him as she lost her mom and Garret, so she runs away and for years refuses to answer his calls, his letters, etc..

Until she finds him again. His niece, Angelica, has a rare pediatric disease and the hospital where she works has an special program to treat it. And the battle begins!

Nico is a wonderful guy, seriously. He’s so mature. He knows that her behaved awfully with Elizabeth when they were young, he knows that he made a lot of mistakes while growing up, but her learned from his mistakes and moved on. He knows he loves Elizabeth and wants her back .

But grown up Elizabeth is a pain in the ass. And this is my only complaint, she took too long to get her shit together! Nico was there, all Italian hotness, super sweet, funny and loving and she didn’t know what to do with herself!

But eventually, with her friends help (the knitting club is awesome), some matchmaking from his mother and his insistence, of course, they get together. *fans self* And they’re awesome together!!!! They complete and totally get each other.

You will love the dynamics of Elizabeth’s friends and Nico’s hot Italian family. You’ll see how difficult is to be a celebrity and at the same time have a private life. I didn’t tell you? Nico is a celebrity! =)

I super recommend this book, you gonna laugh your ass off! The characters are funny, witty and so full of love that will warm your heart! Thank you Penny, it was Nicolicious!

ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.