#Review My Sweet Friend by HA Leuschel @HALeuschel

Title: My Sweet Friend by HA Leuschel

Publication Date:December 6, 2017

Genre:Contemporary Fiction/ Women’s Fiction


A stand-alone novella from the author of Manipulated Lives

A perfect friend … or a perfect impostor?

Alexa is an energetic and charismatic professional and the new member of a Parisian PR company where she quickly befriends her colleagues Rosie and Jack. She brings a much-needed breath of fresh air into the office and ambitiously throws herself into her new job and friendships.

But is Alexa all she claims to be?

As her life intertwines with Rosie and Jack’s, they must all decide what separates truth from fiction. Will the stories that unfold unite or divide them? Can first impressions ever be trusted?

In this original novella, H.A. Leuschel evokes the powerful hold of appearances and what a person is prepared to do to keep up the facade. If you like thought-provoking and compelling reads with intriguing characters, My Sweet Friend is for you.


So a couple of months ago I did a spotlight for this book and was given a copy, now I have finally gotten round to reading it. This is the second book I’ve read by this author, you can read my review of the first, Manipulated Lives, here.

This book centres around the relationship between Rosie, a sweet and naive young woman and Alexa, a glamorous new recruit at her office. Rosie is quickly drawn into Alexa’s world, and they become friends but is she too good to be true?

I devoured this novella in one sitting. It’s set in both Paris and Biarritz (a seaside town) in France and is told from both Alexa and Rosie’s perspectives. At the beginning you feel like there’s something off but you’re not quite sure what, the author skilfully gives you bits of information as you go along making it a really compelling read.

The author created really believable characters, so much so that Alexa really reminded me of a friend I used to know! I really felt for Rosie, she has so much going on in her life then Alexa comes along and she thinks she’s someone she can really rely on but it turns out not to be the case.

My only complaint is I wanted to read more!

Overall a compelling read that really gets into the mind of the characters.

Rating: 4.5/5

About the Author:

Helene Andrea Leuschel grew up in Belgium where she gained a Licentiate in Journalism &Photo - Helene edited Communication, which led to a career in radio and television in Brussels, London and Edinburgh. She now lives with her husband and two children in Portugal and recently acquired a Master of Philosophy with the OU, deepening her passion for the study of the mind. When she is not writing, Helene works as a freelance journalist and teaches yoga.





Author: Ljwrites85

Aspiring author. Mother. General procrastinator. Book Nerd.

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