Boyfriend Effect by Kendall Ryan

The Boyfriend Effect

By Kendall Ryan

Release Day: October 13, 2020

About the Book

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.

But my relief comes in an unlikely package—the gorgeous and feisty Maren. She just so happens to be my 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 feels.

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

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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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Review and Thoughts:

What a great start to a news series. This quick and sexy low angst read is perfect way to spend an afternoon reading.  A Classic best friend’s little sis “forbidden” romance. (Not a boyfriend training session as promised in the blurb.) There is a nice amount of steam in this story but short enough to provide the perfect escape in a few hours. 

Hayes and Maren have been holding back their feelings for years, so it doesn’t take long before they’re heating up the pages.

The story follows Hayes, a serial dater.  He tends to have relationships but quickly lets them fall apart due to lack of effort from him.  He moves from one girl to the next without ever putting his heart on the line, and there’s always something off about each relationship. His latest breakup has Hayes deciding to take a break from dating. A weekend getaway brings him closer to his best friend’s little sister, Maren causing him to question his relationship woes.

I wasn’t sold on the timid, somewhat submissive Maren, but did enjoy the book from start to finish. It’s very much a low angst and steamy with a quick pace without ever lingering on anything too heavy read. All in all, it’s a very solid start to a fun, steamy new series. It is very much Ryan’s style, with a group of friends you’ll want more of and a romance that’s light and sexy. There are a couple of issues I wasn’t 100% in love with but over all it was good.  This was a 3.5-4 star read for me.