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Review: My Ride or Die: A Novel by Leslie Cohen



Blurb from Goodreads:
A timely and hilarious millennial women’s fiction novel about two friends who decide to give up their search for a perfect man and devote their lives to each other—but their careful plan soon begins to unravel with unexpected consequences. 

For many women, finding the man of their dreams can be something of a nightmare. Luckily, they can often rely on their friends for the support they so desperately need. Friends for over a decade, Amanda and Sophie decide to flip the script. Why can’t they spend their lives with each other and just keep men on the side for fun, sex, and occasionally fixing things around the house?

Amanda is a lawyer who excels in her professional life but crumbles at the slightest sign of a common cold. Sophie is an aspiring artist who has lived all over the world and doesn’t crumble, period. Together since freshman year of college, they’ve been through it all. But when their romantic lives explode at the same time, they decide that enough is enough. Enough pretending that traditional relationships work for everyone. Enough fantasizing about an old-fashioned ideal. 

They enter into a mutual arrangement: They will rely on each other and give men the secondary role that they deserve. And much to their surprise, it actually works. Amanda and Sophie fix up a dilapidated brownstone and create the home they’ve always wanted. Soon, they have love and emotional support as well as a wide variety of male “crushes” on the side. But when one of their crushes becomes something more, Amanda and Sophie must reconsider the life they’ve begun to build and how far they’re willing to go to keep it.
My Review:
 
I wanted to love this because the premise sounded so promising and fun but I had to slog through this.  I didn't like any of the characters and I found the writing to be trite and difficult to follow.  Some of it may be formatting but the POV changes were not done well.  I hope you have better luck!

My Ride or Die comes out next week on April 20, 2021 and you can purchase HERE.  
"What do you think would happen if we found out that avocados weren't the good kind of fat?" 
She paused. "Western civilization as we know it would crumble."

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