Being Brooke

Emma Hart
Being Brooke
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Release Date
December 2016
Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Romantic Comedy

My name is Brooke Barker...

And I'm a freaking disaster.

No, seriously. I'm a college drop-out working a dead-end job, my best friend Carly's dog gets more action than I do, and I have more bad dates in my diary than there are movie remakes.

Not to mention I'm completely and utterly in love with Cain Elliott.

The problem? He's in a relationship. With a girl who's so plastic she makes Barbie cry herself to sleep with jealousy.

The second problem? He's my best friend.

My shut-up-and-put-on-Harry-Potter, yes-this-is-your-shirt, help-I-have-no-power, crap-I'm-out-of-tampons, kinda best friend.

And that's all he can be, right?


(Being Brooke is a standalone romantic comedy. Hilarious, super-sexy, and possibly highly inappropriate at times, this is the perfect feel-good read!)

Book Review by Delta (reviewer)
Dec 20, 2016   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
132 people found the following review helpful
"I'm going off on a tangent. If I keep up this method, I'll be on Wikipedia looking up conspiracy theories about the Illuminati before Googling why penguins can't fly or something. Then boom, it'll be three a.m. and I'll be asleep with my phone on my face."

Been there, Ms. Hart, been there.

It sucks being in love with your best friend. Brooke Barker and Cain Elliott have been besties for 10 years, during which Brooke has pined for the gorgeous man every freakin' day. She loves his family and hates his girlfriend with a passion that would scare her if she wasn't already on the dark side of crazy. Brooke has no problem letting Cain know what she "really" thinks of his bitchy girlfriend, and honestly, she'd think that way whether she was mad about the man or not. It's better that she never admits to Cain just how much she feels for him, because a relationship between them could never work. Right?

Emma Hart kicked ass with her stand alone awesomeness, BEING BROOKE. This book is FUNNY, like pee your pants hysterical. Brooke is a hot mess...her friends Cain and Carly are her enablers.

"I'm tired of pretending to tolerate Queen Barbie. I've had fake plants realer than her. And you know what? I threw them all in the trash. Where plastic belongs."

I laughed every other page of this book, totally relating to Brooke and Carly's irreverent and bitchy conversations, the shared history between the women and Cain, and Cain and Brooke's passive-aggressive flirting. The two of them had the chemistry of Bill Nye's lab, and I desperately could not wait for the two of them to figure their shit out and get together. BUT, and this is a big, bummer of a butt...there were NO SEX SCENES! Despite the word cock thrown about and some making out that had promise, I was supremely bummed that Ms. Hart didn't give up the goods! Even so, this was a fun and fabulous book that I wholeheartedly recommend to lovers of romantic comedies!

Bottom Line: No OM/OW or sharing; no condom use (no sex at all!); no BDSM/kink; no sexual assault; no violence/murder.
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