What do you do when you fall in love with your best friend’s boyfriend?
That is the question that twenty-six year-old Justine Sterling has been asking herself ever since the day she met David Whitman, her best friend Renee’s boyfriend. Justine is determined to ignore her growing feelings for the irresistibly charming David, until one night, when she finds herself in the bed of the one person she should stay away from.
When Justine and David’s affair ends in heartbreak, Justine is forced to repair the damaged friendship with her best friend. In doing so, she learns that right and wrong decisions aren’t always black and white, and sometimes you have to follow your heart to see where it leads.
Love Bites by Rachel Burke is a contemporary romance novel that gives you all of the oohs and aahs and even a few “oh no (s)he didn’t” to draw you in and hold your attention until the end. This novel is a story about how Justine Sterling was coping with the break-up from her boyfriend David Whitman, who just so happens to have been her childhood best friend, Renee’s boyfriend at the time they started dating. Justine is devastated throughout most of the novel as she is trying to get her life in order after she fled California to return home to lick her wounds. Meanwhile her best friend has moved on with her life with a new boyfriend and a new baby on the way. Justine eventually gets her life in order and realizes that things aren’t as bad as they seem, as she began to open her eyes to what was right in front of her all along.
Overall, the story was sweet and well written and the characterization was really good. So, if this is something you value in your romance novels, I would definitely recommend you jog on over to read Love Bites by Rachel Burke.