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Publisher's Summary

I’m not boyfriend material.

If a trail of broken hearts and a piss-poor record of failed relationships have taught me anything, it’s this. My buddies are happy to give me shit about my latest breakup from here to next Sunday. Thanks, but I’d rather have a root canal.

And a vasectomy.

At the same time.

Relief comes in an unlikely package - the gorgeous and feisty Maren. She just so happens to be my best friend’s sister, so that’s not awkward at all.

But I’m a man on a mission, and Maren is down to teach me all the ways I’ve been failing as a boyfriend. Apparently, there are many. And it’s all very informative - until I start to catch feelings.

Now it’s not just my reputation on the line, but my heart, too.

©2020 Kendall Ryan (P)2020 Kendall Ryan

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cute friends to lovers

I like Kendall Ryan's writing, I like the steam in the books 🤷. the narrators I've listened to many times and love them especially Sebastian york.

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  • Sairaika
  • 2020-11-12

A frisky read!

His not boyfriend material...

Another hit from a favourite author! Enjoyed every second of it. Honestly, this book was a life sent because I just needed an escape and it provided!

Now that I am done, do you know what I am going to do?? That's right, re-listen! Or, maybe I will get the kindle version and read it! Either way, diving back in!

The narrators were, of course, brilliant and outstanding!

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  • Christy Baldwin BBU
  • 2020-10-18

A great brother's best friend book

I love a Kendall Ryan rom-com. This book was sweet and left me with a smile on my face. If you are a fan of brother's best friend books, I definitely recommend you check this out.

Hayes is taking a date from women. Maren is Hayes' best friend's little sister and completely off limits to him, but she's the girl he's always wanted. These two get thrown together on a project and the sparks are flying even more than usual. Though being together is forbidden to the both of them, they can't resist.

I enjoyed both Hayes and Maren and liked watching their romance blossom. I wish we would have gotten more of them as for real couple, that's my only issue with this one. Otherwise it was a great listen. It was narrated by my favorite female narrators (Erin Mallon) and Sebastian York, who always does an incredible job. My favorite part about it was the side romance with Hayes's grandma Rosie and Don.

I liked this one a lot, and I'm looking forward to Maren's brothers book!

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  • Mom and Wife who loves romance😍
  • 2021-01-18

OK Kendall girl!

This book was great. I love a brother forbidden little sister romance. It was the perfect getaway from this crazy busy life... Sebastian and Erin were phenomenal.. Get this one trust me you'll love it.

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  • D E H
  • 2021-03-28

good story line

I enjoyed the story line itself, what I heard of it.. Sébastian York is always great but this female narrator had me taking my headphones off for chapters at a time. The influx in her voice is like an extremely long winded flight attendant with a boring mundane job that she has performed thousands of time. I am sure she done her best but it wasn't for me.

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  • Jeanette G.
  • 2020-10-21

narrator

hash should have been more seductive speaking hard to listen to could not visually picture him

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  • Dana Davis
  • 2021-12-16

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The ending could of been a lot better but overall it was a good story

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  • Cindy Stewart
  • 2021-10-12

Great Read

Loved the storyline! Narrators were amazing! Thank you Kendell Ryan, your now one of my favorites ❤ ♥ 💙

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  • StoryBook305
  • 2021-09-10

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  • 2021-07-21

Loved this!

Mmmm love a hot and steamy older brother's best friend romance. This was a very nice listen 😏

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  • Ashley
  • 2020-11-30

Great Brother's Best Friend Rom Com

💖Brother's Best Friend
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“Add in the memory of how good she looked and felt curled next to me, and hello, fence post, my old friend.”
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Review: This is book one in the Frisky Business series. A series of standalones about five male best friends who co-own an adult toy company. The Bromance!
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Maren is sweet, loving and hardworking. She works at Riverside Retirement home caring for the elderly. She loves it with a passion. She is also Wolfies little sister.
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Hayes is part owner of Frisky Business with his 4 buddies. One of those buddies is Wolfie, his Best Friend since 3rd grade. Hayes is a serial monogamist, who wants to be in a relationship, but just can't seem to get it right.
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Hayes has known Maren since she was in Kindergarten. He has always looked out for her like an older brother. Only as he got older, his feelings were less and less like those of a brother. Following the strict Bro Code, he would never cross that line and let his feelings go any further. As they work together on a project spending more time together, sparks fly and the chemistry becomes undeniable. Can Hayes stick to the Bro Code or could Maren be the one woman he has been looking for all along? Maren has feelings of her own that she just can't deny anymore. I LOVE Brother's Best Friend tropes especially with secret feelings since a young age! They melt my heart and this one was perfect! I absolutely loved the side romance with Hayes's grandma Rosie and Don. They were adorable and Hayes taking care of his grandma and worrying about her melted my heart! I listened to the audiobook which was narrated by Erin Mallon and Sebastian York. They both did an incredible job. It was a fun light hearted read. Kendall Ryan never disappoints!