Once Friends - Z.L. Arkadie

Once Friends

By Z.L. Arkadie

  • Release Date: 2018-03-27
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4
From 54 Ratings


LOVE in the USA is back! Meet the Hesters—sisters Sonja and Elaine and their cousins, sisters Robin and Theresa. It’s their time to fall in love and Fate has the right partner in mind for each—soulmates these women never saw coming.

I never thought I’d see Jay West outside my TV screen ever again. We first met when he was eleven and I was ten. Our older sisters forced us to play together while they ran upstairs to make unsolicited phone calls to boys they thought were cute. Finally, Jay asked me what the name of the puppet I was holding in my hands was.

I hung my head, embarrassed by what my sister called my perpetual state of geekdom and said, “Skinny Pig.”

He said, “cool!” And from that moment on we became best friends forever—or at least I thought.

Years later I developed boobs and he became a teenage heartthrob. Then came that night.

Something happened between us—something unexpected and confusing. That was fifteen years ago. We hadn’t spoken since then. Now here I am, staring into his deep blue eyes. He’s no longer a boy and I’m not a girl. I’m a woman and he’s a sexy man, who’s just offered me the position of a lifetime.

Should I take it?

If I say no, my mundane life will go on as is. If I say yes, I’ll have to trust Jay West won’t eventually leave me high and dry like he’d done so many years ago.

The next book in A Hollywood Love Story (LOVE in the USA) is Now Lovers.


  • Needs more editing

    By Horse lovin' momma
    The point of view keeps switching on the main character which make it hard to follow.
  • And then more

    By Imabookaddict16
    I an ARC copy for an honest review. This book is part of a series and leaves you eager for the next book. I enjoyed how Z.L. Arkadie wove some of the characters from the “Love in the USA” series. This story is a little slow at times since it is laying the ground work for rest of series. Of course there’s friendship, mystery, and deceit. Sonja and Jay are likable characters that have you rooting for an HEA. All the makings of a good book. I look forward to reading the rest of the Hester women’s stories.