Selfless Vow or Duplicitous Pact: Best Friends Short Reads, #1 by Angeline M. Bishop

Selfless Vow or Duplicitous Pact: Best Friends Short Reads, #1

byAngeline M. Bishop

Kobo ebook | September 17, 2016

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Chloe seems to have a remarkable life but her lifelong best friend thinks it's time to drop the façade and be authentic. These lifelong friends are forced to test the boundaries of their relationship and determine how far they will go to preserve a friendship.

One conversation will change their friendship and how they define 'happy ever after' forever.

One conversation will have you asking yourself… what would I do?

Title:Selfless Vow or Duplicitous Pact: Best Friends Short Reads, #1Format:Kobo ebookPublished:September 17, 2016Publisher:Angeline M. BishopLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1536540188

ISBN - 13:9781536540185


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hooked right away! Really intrigued for more! This short story was marvelous. Emphasizes emotions clearly and makes the reader sympathize with both Chloe, and her friend. Also, the deep bond between the two is so believable and when things get tense for the both of them it is evident that Chloe's friend still deeply cares and wants her to understand that, despite what Chloe may think. I also like the concept of writing about LGBTQ struggles and the strong allies that can come along with it. Going into the thought processes of both the ally and Chloe can really expand on what real life people deal with from day to day life. Above all that, the deep care that Chloe's friend has for her is so moving and is really relatable. It is so utterly interesting I would love to see the continuation if there shall be one!
Date published: 2018-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read This book is a great read about two friends who grew up, and grew into their problems. Despite it being a short story the author does a great job fleshing out the characters and giving them both a voice. As the story progressed you too felt that you were with the characters attempting to solve the issue at hand. The vibrant use of language also assisted in building a world where these characters resided.the setting of this story fits well with the current political climate in America and gives a voice to many people who are also suffering with this issue. I truly enjoyed this short story.
Date published: 2018-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thought provoking and unexpected ending This short story written by Angeline Bishop was able to captivate me into reading more from the very first paragraph when the narrator describes Chloe's troubled behavior despite living in a happy home environment. The moment she mentioned Chloe's marriage to William, how she was different from most women, and then proceeded to talk about a person named Martin, I was automatically able to draw together what the dilemma was without having to read the next page and a half. What I was not able to see until reading to the very end was the narrator's involvement with Chloe, which turned out to be more interesting than I expected it to be. The situation that narrator becomes faced with reminds me a lot of something I have gone through in a close friendship myself. It also brings about a lot of thought provoking questions based on friendship and what its limits are. Overall, I genuinely loved reading this story. The wording was able to make readers easily imagine every detail that is described, from the environment during different periods in time in to the feelings and emotions that each character experienced. The story itself also proved to be something that can relate to its readers on many personal levels which creates a great level of interest. Those who cannot relate to this story might find it even more interesting because it becomes something new to explore into. I highly recommend this reading to just about anyone.
Date published: 2018-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must read! Amazing, I was not expecting this short story to have a twist which caught more of my attention. This short story depicts what the people in the LGBTQ community face on the daily basis especially with no support and the fear of how their loved one will react towards them. Many people in the LGBTQ go through it alone but the ones who have a friend/s beside them can help a person like Chloe go through it. I love how good of a friend the author is to Chloe and hopefully Chloe realizes all that her friend has done for her. However, having a friendship could be a make it or break it deal, not trying to sabotage the relationship or go break your loyalty to your friend for something you believe is the right thing to do. It makes you ponder the loyalty of your best friend and yourself if you were in a similar situation. Over all, I enjoyed this short story it creates emotion and drama all at once. This short story has me on the edge of my seat and I am left hanging at the end of the story wanting more!
Date published: 2018-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read! This short story is very interesting. I became extremely absorbed into the story and the characters. I loved the characters’ personalities and I was able to relate to both of them. The way their friendship is described is very realistic. Chloe’s character was also very solid and also pretty realistic. There are so many detailed descriptions of setting and clothing. I wish there was more. Maybe one day there will be a sequel!
Date published: 2018-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One truth is better than a hundred lies. This story magnifies the oppresion of society that people face daily; on the other hand it also defines the meaning of friendship. I really enjoyed this passage because it contained a very powerful message. People are rejected from their own homes because expressing themselves weighs heavy on society's eyes. I admire how the author chose this topic because it makes some feel as if they're not alone. All throughout the story the author gave a great illustration of each character and the way they encountered their problems. My favorite part was when Chloe comes out and transcends to a better version of herself, leaving all the negativity behind. The author's style was very supportive towards minorities. I would recommend this book to everyone, for them to gain recognition and bring down barriers that prevent us all from being able to treat each other equally.
Date published: 2018-04-13