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Book By Author:  Jonathan A Burkett

Friends 2 Lovers V.1
 Friends 2 Lovers V.1 "The Unthinkable"
 098529700X 978-0985297008
 Jonathan Anthony Burkett Publications

Strong relationships come from well-bonded friendships. The best foundation for relationships to grow, flourish, and succeed is a deep-rooted friendship. This is the time when two people get to know each other – and accept each other despite and in spite who the person is. In an emotive and touching story that will surely evoke a gamut of sentiments and thoughts, author Jonathan Anthony Burkett portrays how friends can end up as lovers – and how that can last a lifetime. From Friends 2 Lovers, you will experience how exhilarating and wonderful the ride can be, even if there are challenges and obstacles along the way.

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A young adult romance written from the heart.


This is a young adult romance novel and Burkett’s first novel written from the heart.  Friends 2 Lovers by Jonathan Anthony Burkett starts out with a shocking introduction.  We meet Claude whose world comes crashing down when he tragically loses all of his family within the span of a few days.  Not only that, he finds out that his biological father is someone else and is now his legal guardian.  The story moves quickly through his grief and through it all his friend Kelly is his rock.  The author shows the importance of good friends to lift you up when everything around is in turmoil. Claude is fortunate to have Latoya, Kelly’s mother, who loves and supports him like a second mother.

This book was fast paced; however, it took me a while to get into the story.  Burkett started putting his heart into it about halfway through when Claude and Kelly are at the same college.  That’s when the poetry of this novel started to shine.  We learn about the difference between lust, jealousy, friendship and love and how things may change in friendship to sometimes transform into love. Claude and Kelly remain true friends and struggle to understand their passion.  Will they be just friends or turn into lovers? Not everything is perfect at college.  Claude has a hard time letting go of his anger and makes some enemies along the way.  He pushes through his challenges and calls on faith, hope and love to pull through and become the person his family had wanted him to be and the better man he wants for himself.  The question is will his enemies win in the long run?

There is something to be learnt from this story.  We all need to strive to be better people, even when the going gets tough.  The world is a better place to be especially when you have amazing friends…or lovers.  Friends 2 Lovers is a feel good novel for the young at heart.


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Jonathan Burkett Author:  Jonathan A Burkett


Jonathan Anthony Burkett was born February 1, 1987. He is a bright outstanding writer inspired by many, as he continues to struggle in life. Devoted for achievement in his lifetime, he is willing to take any test. He told himself, that he would never give up no matter the trials and tribulations. He decided to write to help him move towards a bright future for himself; and because he knows that's what his Grandparents want for him.