Book Reviews

REVIEW ➼ Agony by Kaylee Ryan



Cooper Reeves was the boy-next-door. Every milestone, every memory of my youth was entangled with his.

We were inseparable… until college.
It wasn’t his friends, girls or even sports that came between us— it was me.

Tired of being in the friend zone, I finally made a move. Turns out it was the wrong one.

Cooper walked away to play his first year of professional football and left me behind with a broken heart.


It’s always been her. Even before I really knew what love was, Reese Latham was by my side, making me swear we’d be best friends forever.

And we were… until one night changed everything. I knew how she felt because I felt it too, but I pushed her away to save our friendship.

The longer we’re apart, the more I realize she’s not only my best friend, Reese is the love of my life.

I was kidding myself thinking I could let her go because now I know that living without her is the worst kind of agony.

Our story is different. Losing Cooper as a part of my life would be devastating.


Reese and Cooper have been best friends and inseparable since they were eight years old, even their parents are best friends. They have a bond, a connection and amazing chemistry. Though, Cooper doesn’t want to do anything to risk his friendship with Reese and Reese doesn’t think Cooper feels the same. They both struggle with their emotions, but will they be able to admit their feelings before it’s too late?

I loved Reese and Cooper’s friendship. It was fun, playful, sweet and adorable from the very start. There is chemistry between them and so many times I just wanted to yell at them to open their eyes, I mean even their friends tried to get them. I loved them but they frustrated me at times because of that. I loved how supportive Reese is of Cooper, she truly is his number one fan. She loves supporting him and it shows. I loved the entire group, all the guys plus Tessa. They added to the story and were just fun.

I probably spent the last 20% of this book in tears. It was slowly breaking my heart and I knew the closer I was getting towards the end that my heart wouldn’t be mended. Agony is a beautifully written best friends to I hope lovers (I’m crossing my fingers) romance. I can’t wait to see how Reese and Cooper’s story continues. This is a MUST READ!