ARC review: Bro Code by Kendall Ryan

There’s pretty much only one rule when you’re a guy.

Don’t be a douche.

Turns out, the fastest way to break that rule is to fall for your best friend’s sister.

Ava’s brilliant, sharp-tongued, gorgeous, and five years younger than me.

She’s the sexual equivalent of running with scissors. In a word, she’s dangerous. And completely off-limits.

Falling for her could ruin everything.

Yet I can’t seem to stop, even when her company is threatened by a lawsuit, and my promotion hinges on representing the opposing client—and winning.

I can’t see a way out of this mess that doesn’t end in a broken friendship, a broken heart, or a ruined career.

I may have broken the bro code when I fell for Ava. But do I have the balls to handle what comes next?

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This was my first read by Kendall Ryan and I loved it!

I immediately fell in love with Barrett and Ava, both individually and together. They had such great chemistry and balanced each other out really well. Barrett is honestly one of the best romantic heroes in recent memory since he was such a great guy. He was really fixated on not violating the Bro Code, but it never really came off in a weird way. He just really appreciated everything that his best friend had done for him over the years and didn’t want to jeopardize their friendship by making a pass at his sister.

Can we talk about the tropes here for a second? This had some of my all-time favorites. Brother’s best friend. Secret childhood crushes. Pining from afar. Barrett and Ava have history together, which makes their relationship that much better. I have no doubt that they made their relationship work.

The book was just so much fun that I couldn’t help but devour it in one day. This might have been my first book by Kendall Ryan, but I hope it won’t be my last.

Final rating: ★★★★☆

I received a complimentary advance copy of Bro Code from Inkslinger PR in exchange for my participation in this review blitz. Bro Code is now available.

A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 1.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. She’s a traditionally published author with Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins UK, as well as an independently published author. Since she first began self-publishing in 2012, she’s appeared at #1 on Barnes & Noble and iBooks charts around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.

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Book blitz: Lovers Like Us by Krista & Becca Ritchie

Lovers Like Us (Like Us #2) by Krista & Becca Ritchie

Publication Date: October 31, 2017
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance

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Twenty-seven-year-old Farrow Keene lives by his actions, and his actions say he’s the best at whatever he does. As a 24/7 bodyguard and the new boyfriend to Maximoff Hale, protecting the headstrong, alpha billionaire has never been more complicated. And one rule can’t be bent:

Keep your relationship secret from the public.

Farrow is confident he’s the best man for the job. But a twist in Maximoff’s fast-paced life sticks them with the rest of Security Force Omega and their clients.

On the road.

In a sleeper tour bus.

For four rocky months.

Sexual frustrations, check. Road trip drama, check. Awkward bonding, check.

But Farrow couldn’t have accounted for a high-risk threat (identity: unknown) that targets Maximoff before the ignition even turns. And it hits Farrow — someone has it out for the guy he loves.

Every day, Maximoff & Farrow’s feelings grow stronger, and together, they’ll either sink or swim.

Damaged Like Us (Like Us #1) by Krista & Becca Ritchie

Publication Date: June 27, 2017
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance

 

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Don’t date your bodyguard.
It was the one rule he had to break.

Maximoff Hale is a force of nature. A ship unwilling to be steered. Headstrong, resilient, and wholly responsible — the twenty-two-year-old alpha billionaire can handle his unconventional life. By noon, lunch can turn into a mob of screaming fans. By two, his face is all over the internet.
Born into one of the most famous families in the country, his celebrity status began at birth.

He is certified American royalty.

When he’s assigned a new 24/7 bodyguard, he comes face-to-face with the worst case scenario: being attached to the tattooed, MMA-trained, Yale graduate who’s known for “going rogue” in the security team — and who fills 1/3 of Maximoff’s sexual fantasies.

Twenty-seven-year-old Farrow Keene has one job: protect Maximoff Hale. Flirting, dating, and hot sex falls far, far out of the boundary of his bodyguard duties and into “termination” territory. But when feelings surface, protecting the sexy-as-sin, stubborn celebrity becomes increasingly complicated.

Together, boundaries blur, and being exposed could mean catastrophic consequences for both.

About Krista & Becca Ritchie

 

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Krista & Becca Ritchie are New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors and identical twins—one a science nerd, the other a comic book geek—but with their shared passion for writing, they combined their mental powers as kids and have never stopped telling stories. Now in their early twenties, they write about other twenty-somethings navigating through life, college, and romance. They love superheroes, flawed characters, and soul mate love.

They are the New Adult authors of the Addicted series and Calloway Sisters spin-off series, and you can find them on almost every social media, frolicking around like wannabe unicorns.

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Book Blitz: Personal Escort by Ainsley Booth

Personal Escort (Billionaire Secrets #2) by Ainsley Booth
Publication Date: October 24, 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

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She needs a face fiancé. He’s secretly falling in love. Cara Russo needs to get married. Or at least, make it look like she got married. Toby Hunt can’t let his best friend’s little sister rush into anything foolish. So when she needs to hire an escort, he says he’ll take care of it. Now he’s waiting for her at St. George Station. This billionaire rom-com modern fairy tale was originally published in the Love in Transit anthology. It has been expanded for single title publication.

 

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“I can’t stop thinking about our kiss,” Cara whispers into her phone. “How if things were different, it might have been the start of something.”

I fold myself into the armchair in the corner and lean back, closing my eyes as she talks. I picture the words sliding over her lips.

Don’t think about her mouth.

Too late.

“Why did even we stop kissing? That was a mistake. You could have taken me back to your hotel that night, you know. We could have done so much more…”

I swallow hard. If I say something, if I push the conversation where I want it to go, she might stop me. If I say something, I might stop me. The spell might snap and I’d realize how stupid an idea this is.

You know how stupid—

I turn off my brain because thinking is definitely going to ruin this moment. “That’s exactly what would have happened, too. I’d have done everything to you that night. Kissed every last inch of your body and made you scream my name.”

If I thought that would shock her, I underestimated her. She makes a soft, sweet sound of acquiescence instead. “Yes…”

One word. All I needed to hear, and my blood is pounding. This isn’t how I was going to do this. Tomorrow, I’m going to show her everything in my heart that I’ve foolishly held back.

Tonight, though, I can share other secrets I’ve kept from her. Every dirty desire she’s enflamed, every secret fantasy I hope to play out together.

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The Billionaire Secrets series:
Personal Delivery – Jake and Jana
Personal Escort – Toby and Cara
Personal Disaster – Marcus and Poppy (currently available in the Rogue Desire anthology)
Personal Interest – Ben and Skye, coming soon

About Ainsley Booth

Mom by day and filthy romance writer by night, Ainsley is super grateful for caffeine, banana and blueberry muffins, and yoga pants. She is the USAT bestselling author of Prime Minister and Hate F*@k and also writes sexy small town and military romance as Zoe York.

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Book blitz: Her Sexy Challenge by Sarah Ballance

Her Sexy Challenge (Firefighters of Station 1 #1) by Sarah Ballance Publication Date: August 14, 2017

Genres: Adult, Entangled: Lovestruck, Contemporary, Romance

 

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She might be the one fire he can’t put out…

Caitlin Tyler doesn’t do bridges—she just doesn’t know it until she lands her dream job and freezes halfway across her new town’s towering death span. Cue the cocky, infuriating fireman who goads her off the bridge. He’s hot, but he’s also exactly the kind of guy she wants to avoid…which she manages to do for a whole four hours. Lt. Shane Hendricks is only two weeks away from leaving Dry Rock. He sure as hell doesn’t need to get involved with a woman he has to rescue twice in one day. The fact that she’s clearly annoyed by him doesn’t deter him from throwing down a challenge—one that proves hard to resist for all the wrong reasons. They’re moving in different directions. Leaving should be easy, but falling for Caitlin might be the one fire he can’t put out…

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SARAH BALLANCE is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary, historical, and supernatural romance and romantic suspense. She’s been married to her own romantic hero for what he calls a “long, long time” (and no, he’ll never hear the end of saying that). Together they have six children … and clearly too much time on their hands. She currently writes for Entangled Publishing.

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Book blitz: Damaged Like Us by Krista & Becca Ritchie

Don’t miss Damaged Like Us (Like Us #1) by Krista & Becca Ritchie! I couldn’t be more excited to jump into the life of Maximoff Hale, son of beloved Addicted characters Lily and Loren Hale.  It feels like I’ve been anticipating this release forever, and the day is finally here!

Publication Date: June 27, 2017
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance

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Don’t date your bodyguard. It was the one rule he had to break. Maximoff Hale is a force of nature. A ship unwilling to be steered. Headstrong, resilient, and wholly responsible — the twenty-two-year-old alpha billionaire can handle his unconventional life. By noon, lunch can turn into a mob of screaming fans. By two, his face is all over the internet. Born into one of the most famous families in the country, his celebrity status began at birth. He is certified American royalty. When he’s assigned a new 24/7 bodyguard, he comes face-to-face with the worst case scenario: being attached to the tattooed, MMA-trained, Yale graduate who’s known for “going rogue” in the security team — and who fills 1/3 of Maximoff’s sexual fantasies. Twenty-seven-year-old Farrow Keene has one job: protect Maximoff Hale. Flirting, dating, and hot sex falls far, far out of the boundary of his bodyguard duties and into “termination” territory. But when feelings surface, protecting the sexy-as-sin, stubborn celebrity becomes increasingly complicated. Together, boundaries blur, and being exposed could mean catastrophic consequences for both.

About Krista & Becca Ritchie

 

 

Krista & Becca Ritchie are New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors and identical twins—one a science nerd, the other a comic book geek—but with their shared passion for writing, they combined their mental powers as kids and have never stopped telling stories. Now in their early twenties, they write about other twenty-somethings navigating through life, college, and romance. They love superheroes, flawed characters, and soul mate love. They are the New Adult authors of the Addicted series and Calloway Sisters spin-off series, and you can find them on almost every social media, frolicking around like wannabe unicorns.

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