You ever meet someone and have that immediate click? That was Kayla and me. First day of our first teaching jobs and we both just knew we were going to be best friends forever.
And we are.
She does a great job keeping me down to earth—a skill I appreciate even more now that I’m a billionaire.
Except lately, it’s like she’s pulling away.
It started with her spending more time with my sister instead of hanging out with me. And now she’s starting to date the youth pastor?
It could be that I’m a little jealous. Seems like everyone is falling in love except me. But I don’t think that’s it.
Because it feels like I’m in danger of losing a lot more than my best friend and I don’t know how to make it stop.
I enjoyed reading The Billionaire’s Best Friend, the second book in Elizabeth Maddrey’s Billionaire Next Door series. Kayla and Austin have been best friends for a long time. They have both stayed in the friend zone because it’s comfortable and easy and they don’t want to risk losing their friendship. They work at the same public high school in Washington DC metro area where Austin is a math teacher and Kayla teaches computer science. They take all their breaks together, and Kayla has become good friends with Austin’s sister, Megan.
Kayla wants to marry a guy who is prepared to make the first move to initiate more-than-friends. When the youth pastor at their church asks her out on a date, what does she have to lose? Austin has become a billionaire with his friend group via their stock market windfall, but he hasn’t let his change in financial situation impact his life.
I loved how circumstances in the story pushed both Austin and Kayla to consider what’s important, and whether or not their love for each other is more-than-friends. Kayla’s cats, Ada and Charles, are adorable and rule Kayla’s life (as cats do, lol). I recommend The Billionaire’s Best Friend to contemporary romance readers who like humble billionaires and best friends falling in love with a relevant faith element in the story.