Best Friends Forever by Kimberla Lawson Roby Review



Angry arguments between Celine Richardson and Keith, her husband of twelve years, have become common over the past several months. She resents that he’s working very long hours and staying out, and he accuses her of not giving him the attention he deserves. The situation turns devastating when Celine is diagnosed with breast cancer and Keith moves out. Even more heartbreaking is how their ten-year-old daughter, Kassie, is affected. Celine’s only comfort is her best friend, Lauren, who’s there for her every step of the way. Even when Keith decides he’s made a mistake, begs forgiveness, and asks to come back home. Now, Celine will be forced to make tough decisions, and for the first time in her life, she wants to give up. Lauren vows to help by any means necessary and makes the kind of sacrifice only a best friend can. But will it be too late?



Whew, I don’t even know where to begin with this review. Best Friends Forever will have you knee deep in your feelings for a number of reasons. The first being Celine and Keith’s marriage. Keith’s level disrespect had my calling him every single name in the book except a child of God. He was the lowest of the low and the coldest of the cold. This part of the book had me in the angry part of my feelings.

Celine has quite the friend in Lauren. She is the definition of BEST. Roby flawlessly describes what it is like to have a “sister friend,” and to see love amongst women as a verb. Lauren and Celine’s relationship would be classified under the modern phrase “squad goals.” This part of the book had me in the happy part of my feelings.

And, while it was heartwarming to read about the friendship between Lauren and Celine, the most beautiful part of this book was seeing Celine find her own voice and stand up for herself. Best Friends Forever is a complete story that is very emotional with a realistic conflict. KLR has done an amazing job with this one!

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of Best Friends Forever in exchange for an honest review.


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