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Review: The Boyfriend Effect by Kendall Ryan

Review: The Boyfriend Effect by Kendall Ryan

The Boyfriend Effect by Kendall Ryan

Release Day: October 13, 2020

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.

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The Boyfriend Effect is the first book in an all-new series and follows the story of Maren and Hayes. Hayes loves women. In fact, some would call him a serial monogamous. He’s not afraid to put his heart on the line, but is always falling for the wrong women. So, when his last relationship goes south, Hayes decides to try a new approach, he’s going to swear off women! That’s where Maren comes in to play. Maren has always had more than friendly feelings for Hayes. But since Hayes is her brother’s best friend, that puts him strictly off-limits. Too bad fate had other plans in mind for these two. Life keeps throwing these two together and limits will be put to the test. Will Hayes stay true to his plan and be able to stay away from Maren? There’s only one way to find out….

The Boyfriend Effect was a fantastic read from beginning to end. It was so easy to fall in love with Hayes and Maren. Hayes is the perfect guy and is looking for his forever in all the wrong places. He’s the kind of guy you can count on to have your back in any situation. And then we’ve got Maren. Maren has the best personality and is like sunshine on a cloudy day. She’s had a crush on Hayes for far too long and is afraid he’ll never clue in.

I have to say, I loved the push and pull between Maren and Hayes. Their chemistry just oozed off the pages and add the forbidden factor to their story, I just couldn’t get enough. Seriously, not only had these two been friends forever, but they knew each other and trusted one another. All of this leads to some pretty amazing will they/won’t they moments and I found myself glued to the pages.

There is so much to love about The Boyfriend Effect. I could just spend all day gushing about it. It’s the perfect brother’s best friend romance. The characters are fun, entertaining, and easy to relate to. This story had the perfect balance of romance, drama, and steam. The secondary characters are a riot and I’m dying for all of their stories to be told.

If you’re looking for a fun and sexy read filled with a lot of heart, then look no further. Grab your copy of The Boyfriend Effect today!  I hope you’ll fall head over heels for Hayes and Maren just as I have.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*

About Kendall Ryan

A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than three dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 3 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world.

Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than 100 times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.

She lives in Texas with her husband and two sons.

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