Book Reviews

REVIEW : The Bangover by Lili Valente

Dear Self—Do not pass Go, do not bang your oldest friend in the limo on the way to the swanky Vegas hotel. Just get back on the plane, fly home, and forget you almost had co-ed naked best buddy time time with the one man who is completely off limits.

I give myself very good advice.
Too bad I suck at taking it.

Not that Colin Donovan, my bad boy rock star best friend, is any help. Walking around looking ridiculously sexy, telling me I’m beautiful and fun and perfect the way I am and somehow making me believe it.

If only we hadn’t drunk so much whiskey that first night, if only I’d kept that red bikini in my suitcase, if only his evil ex-girlfriend hadn’t come sniffing around making me feel all territorial and protective.

And if only I hadn’t been secretly in love with Colin for years before this Friends with Bennies Vacation got started.

Who knows? Maybe the high will be worth the fall.
Either way, there’s no way I’m leaving Vegas without one heck of a Bangover.

Can you love someone too much to bang them? I think maybe you can. And I think maybe I do.


The Bangover is a laugh out loud best friends to lover romance. This book was so much fun to read from the friendship to Kirby and Colin to Kirby’s cat, Murder. This book seriously has it all.

Kirby and Colin have been best friends for 15 years. I loved their friendship. They weren’t afraid to be themselves around each other, but you can feel how much they truly love and care about each other. Kirby hasn’t been with anyone for months and Colin wants to have one last hooray before going celibate to focus on writing and recording songs, so why not go on a friends with benefits trip to vegas? What’s the worse that can happen?

The trip to Vegas is funny, it is steamy, it is full of mystery and will have you on the edge of your seat the entire time! The Bangover is full of so many unexpected surprises, you honestly have no idea what to expect or where the story is going to go. I couldn’t get enough of it!

A MUST READ for anyone looking for a laugh out loud best friends to lover romances with some mystery and suspense sprinkled in.