Sophie, John and Eve, oh wait, no, now she's Eva - it's more impressive. Three egotistical people who's lives reconnect. Not one of them is a likeable person and I wouldn't have wanted any of the three to be my "long-lost friend". While I liked the writing style, each one telling their own part of the story in alternating chapters, I didn't like these people one bit - especially Eve.
On the other hand, if it provoked the animosity in me that I feel towards them after finishing the book, I guess I have to say that it was well written.
I didn't like this book but trudged through it. There is nothing likeable about the characters, especially Eve/Eva. Talk about a self-centered snob. I can't figure out why they are even friends as they have nothing in common, and really they aren't even friends. A waste of time.
Meet Sophie, Eva, and John. In college, they did everything together. Then they drifted apart. Now, twenty years later, they're about to reunite to compare lives, talk about the past, and plan for the future. But will it bring them closer together or tear them apart?
Sophie was accustomed to living her life on the straight and narrow path. She married an MBA, morphing into the perfect wife and soccer mom. Now, with her son grown and her divorce final, she can finally become the woman she was meant to beâ"whoever she is.
Eva's passionate temperament was certain to lead her down the road to becoming a poetâ"not an aggressive, sophisticated advertising executive with a trail of lovers in her wake. Smart, powerful, and too busy for anything deeper than sex, Eva likes everything on a temporary basis, until she meets a hot, young thing who could destroy the only friendships she truly treasures.
As a selfless lawyer, John gives his all to pro bono work, never thinking about his own life. He'll get to marriage and kids later. Besides, there's only one woman he's ever been truly crazy about, and for twenty years, he's carried that torch painfully alone. Or has he?
What starts as a warm reunion soon gives way to old insecurities, hidden passions, romantic misadventures, new secrets, and shocking betrayal.
With The Friends We Keep, Holly Chamberlin introduces three friends who could be your own in a winning novel about growing up, moving on, and keeping close to those who remind us of where we've been and where we still hope to go.