The Friendship Pact
This is a story for every woman who has a best friend…
Bailey Watters and Koralynn Mitchell consider themselves “sisters of the soul.” Their circumstances growing up couldn’t have been more different; Kora came from a wealthy, privileged family, while Bailey’s home life was hard. They’d do anything for each other. “I’d give you a kidney,” they always say. There are no secrets between them–until there’s one secret Bailey can’t share.
This is a story for every woman who’s been in love.
Danny Brown is the only man Kora’s ever wanted, ever loved, and her marriage seems as flawless as everything else in her life. Bailey, however, doesn’t want a husband. She does want a baby–but only by IVF. And the perfect donor, the perfect biological father, would be a man like…Danny.
What happens when love and friendship collide?
Kora might be willing to give Bailey a kidney. But what about a baby?
This book was definitely different than what I am used to reviewing and was hoping for something… more mushy, would be appropriate for my expectations.
Koralynn has always had a good life. I guess you could say that she was lucky to have that dreamy family. Only child who I don’t consider being upper class socioeconomically, but was an average middle class family.
She had a good relationship with post of her parents; even what I would consider close to her parents. She is what I would deem as a lucky child.
Bailey on the other hand; she is someone I can relate to. Her mother was an alcoholic who remarried several times. Unfortunately for Bailey, some of those men weren’t a positive presence in her life and usually ended up in divorce and causing problems.
Bailey has a brother who is medically fragile and while I cannot say for certain that they are in a lower socioeconomic class, she was definitely in the lower self esteem class.
Like most addiction, Bailey’s mother didn’t have time for her and therefore, Bailey spent most of her time with Kora’s family. Half of an outcast, half of a family.
Growing up together, Kora and Bailey were best friends and continue to be so during adulthood. (How, I am not sure.)
Kora has her way of life. She has her dreams. Getting married. Having a family.
Bailey, after all the hurt she has endured in her life, has different dreams. Different wants.
Even with their differences, their friendship has been unbreakable. Even while Kora is trying to push Bailey one way, while Bailey is pushing another direction.
I will say, the big twist in the mix really through me for a loop though. It wasn’t what I expected and left me turning the pages to see what was all going to come of the entire situation.
While it wasn’t my usual type of read, I did enjoy it and recommend that if you are looking for a good, clean read; this is it!
About the Author
The author of more than 70 original novels, in twenty languages, Tara Taylor Quinn is a USA Today bestseller with over six million copies sold. She is known for delivering deeply emotional and psychologically astute novels of suspense and romance. Tara is a recipient of the Reader’s Choice Award, a five time finalist for the RWA Rita Award, the Reviewer’s Choice Award, the Bookseller’s Best Award and appears frequently on bestseller lists, including #1 placement on Amazon lists. Tara is the past-president of Romance Writers of America and served eight years on that board of directors. She has appeared on national and local TV across the country, including CBS Sunday Morning and is a frequent guest speaker. In her spare time Tara likes to travel, climb Arizona mountains, and inline skate.
Tara is a supporter of the National Domestic Violence Hotline. If you or someone you know might be a victim of domestic violence in the United States, please contact 1-800-799-7233.
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They’re a team…not a couple!
Falling for Liam was unthinkable. He and Gabi had been best friends since college, nothing more. And crucially, now Liam was her client and needed her to be focused on his case. Gabi could never risk their friendship — or Liam’s freedom — over these feelings. They could never be a couple, anyway. He was Liam Connelly, the handsome and privileged son of a billionaire. She was Gabrielle Miller, the girl who’d fought her way out of poverty and put herself through law school. They were unlikely friends to begin with. Anything more was impossible. Unless…he felt it, too.
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July 5th: Launch
July 6th: Christian Chick’s Thoughts, undercover book reviews, & Hardcover Feedback
July 7th: underneath the covers, deal sharing aunt, & Diana’s Book Reviews
July 8th: beck valley books, Mel’s Shelves, Words for the Journey, & Wishful Endings
July 9th: Christy’s Cozy Corners, Getting Your Read On, Life as Leels, & Colorimetry
July 10th: Katie’s Clean Book Collection, Copywrite1985, & i blog 4 books
July 12th: Grand Finale
$10 VISA Gift Card & ebooks of The Friendship Pact and Once Upon a Friendship (INT)
Print copy of Once Upon a Friendship & a Spend the Summer with TTQ T-shirt (US only)
ebooks of The Friendship Pact and Once Upon a Friendship (INT)
Ends July 17th
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Copies of all five books on Tara’s Summer Tour
Spend the Summer with TTQ T-Shirt
Ends July 16th