Saturday, February 05, 2011 Posted by Dina N
Guest Post by Tina Martin
Can a man and woman be friends without feelings getting in the way? Many say yes, many say no, but here’s my opinion. I was pretty much a tomboy growing up and one of my best friends in my teenage years was a boy. We did pretty much everything together – from hiking to playing football to watching movies. I’ve never felt a romantic connection with him. We were just friends, and when we got older, our friendship sort of fell apart. I honestly think if you spend enough time with a person, you start to become fond of them and there is the possibility that one or both parties may want to pursue a relationship eventually.
In my new novel, Another Man’s Treasure, Tiphani Water is very much in love with her best friend, Reggie Howard. They have a close connection since their parents were best friends as well. They grew up together – same schools, same neighborhood. Tiphani doesn’t have the courage to tell Reggie that she’s in love with him. Just how would a person approach that situation anyway? That’s a tough question because what if Tiphani decides to tell Reggie how she feels and he rejects the idea. Then she’s heartbroken. What if she tells him and he accepts the idea? They date for three months…then the relationship falls apart. Now she’s lost a boyfriend and a best friend.
What would you do if you were Tiphani? Would you tell your best friend that you were in love with him? Or would you silently let other women date the man you’re in love with?
Find out what Tiphani does in my new novel, Another Man’s Treasure, available for pre-order now at www.xpressyourselfpublishing.com for 20% off!
Also, check out my debut novel, Secrets on Lake Drive, available now at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble. Secrets on Lake Drive tells the story Monica Smith and Sean Beauvais, two people who are seemingly rivals but may be just what the other needs to have a happy, meaningful and successful life. Secrets on Lake Drive is a novel based on the secrets each person carries. In the end, those secrets may hold them together or drive them apart. Read an excerpt at www.tinamartinbooks.com and check out the book trailer.
Tina is giving away two (2) copies of Secrets on Lake Drive to my readers!
To enter, Tina would like for you to follow her blog or comment below and answer the question – do you think it is possible for a man and woman to be ‘just friends’? Please leave two comments if you do both.
You may do any and all of the following for extra chances to win:
- follow me on twitter and tweet about this giveaway, feel free to copy and paste: "#Win 1 of 2 copies of Secrets on Lake Drive by Tina Martin! #Giveaway ends 2/19 @aitmama #contests #books http://tiny.cc/o2ty1" – you may do this once a day;
- go here for additional ways to get extra entries.
Disclaimer / Disclosure: No compensation was provided for this post.