Just Friends

The Fantastic Four leaped out of the pages of the comics and straight into suburbia. Justin, Jill, Sam, and Amanda were born in the same year, lived on the same street, and were inseparable during their early childhood. Their bond became tested in middle school when Amanda started to drift from the group. By the time they entered high school, Amanda was rarely seen with her childhood friends. 

Throughout high school, Sam was officially placed in Amanda’s friend zone and only spoke to him when she needed a shoulder to cry on. No matter how badly he was treated Sam clung to the hope of a relationship but that all changed after being stood up as her date for senior prom.

Sam was finally tired of just being Amanda’s friend so he severed ties and moved on to college. There he meets Jennifer and the two begin making the type of memories Sam once wished he could have shared with Amanda. During Sam’s freshman year, Amanda kept her distance and they went over a year without communication of any kind. No DMs, no texts, and no calls were made by either of them. 

This all ends when Amanda comes knocking on Sam’s dorm expecting to have his comforting ear once more. However, Amanda discovers Sam has more than just a girlfriend. Sam has been holding on to a secret that will forever change their friendship. 

Reader Reviews

Amazon Reviewer: 5 Stars (click here for full review: Must read) – “This book was very hard to put down. DW Sauer had me traveling back to my past experiences with friends growing up, and also nostalgia for my life in Virginia! The friendships captured in this book are genuine. Thank you DW Sauer for a great ride and I look forward to your further works.”

Amazon Reviewer: 5 Stars (click here for full review: Kept wanting to read more !) – This was a hard book to put down! I kept wanting to know what was happening next. I definitely did not see the ending coming. The friendship and love that are shown in this is what life is all about. I highly recommend this book! It is a quick read and will leave you wanting more.

Amazon Reviewer: 5 Stars (click here for full review:  Music to my Eyes) – My favorite quote in the book is, “Music, regardless of the genre, was the one thing that embraced the individual instead of using or criticizing them.” I absolutely loved how the story was wrapped up in the music; it was as if music itself was an additional character. The story also ends with a recorded jam session — a memory and legacy that will last forever for those involved. The story itself was very touching, and the character arcs were all very believable.