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A single dad, a model, and a comedian walk into a bar.... They’re all Owen Brodie.
It’s only funny if you aren’t the hilarious struggling comedian who has been hired to be his son’s nanny for the stand-up tour.

Dear Ms. Hogan,

I’m emailing to offer you the job as my son’s nanny because Sam had a temper tantrum when I told him I can’t hire you to come on my stand-up tour with us. “She heckled me at a club a few years ago,” I wanted to say. “She is the sassy little turd who trolls me on Twitter,” I could have told him. “She’s an even bigger pain in the butt when we’re face-to-face,” I thought to myself. What I would never tell him is - things could get complicated. For reasons.

Let me know if you want the job.

With great reluctance,
Owen

#AdorableHowObsessedYouAreWithMe

Dear Mr. Brodie,

Thank you for your email. Please inform Sam that I like him very much and would love to be his nanny and accompany him on your terrible joke of a stand-up tour.

I can assure you - things will not get complicated. For many, many reasons.

Primarily because Owen Brodie isn’t funny, and he can suck it.

Out of financial desperation and a fondness for your son,
Frankie

#GetOverYourselfPrettyBoy

* This audiobook is completely duet style. Narrated by Teddy Hamilton and Emma Wilder. Featuring Zachary Webber, Jason Clarke, Mackenzie Cartwright and Connor Crais.

©2021 Kayley Loring (P)2021 Kayley Loring

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Cynical and whiney does not equal funny

Sorry, I hated this. I made about 90 minutes into the Audible book before acknowledging that I really dislike snarky comedy. Both lead characters constantly use mean and rude humour that I find obnoxious, not cute and amusing.
Should I have given it more of a chance to improve? Maybe, but if it didn’t then even more of my life (and good mood) would be wasted.
Emma narrated fine, but Teddy Hamilton made his character sound like an @$$hole.

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This was so funny and such a great listen

Thank you thank you thank you for such a great variety of voices that made this book so enjoyable to listen to. The characters were all so different from each other and it flowed really well. Please please please continue to do this type of audible book in the future. BIG SIGH because it makes me listening ears rejoice.

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Bloooooody Beautiful ❤️❤️

Can I say this two are hilarious and fun and sexy with the best banter and come back I’ve ever heard ❤️‍🩹I just want more .thanks again for sharing these two hilarious characters with us . Perfect 💖❤️‍🩹❤️❤️‍🩹💖

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Super full cast audible experience!

I loved what an experience this book was! A full cast of characters, read by the most talented and by far my favourite narrators. The story included appearances from past book characters, funny parents, live music and singing from Emma Wilder, lots of jokes and super sweet epilogues at the end. It was funny, no real angst, just a lovely story that was obviously made for audio. Highly recommended!

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  • PATRICIA
  • 06-08-2021

Best Romcom of the year!!

I am still laughing and I don't even know where to start to review this enemies to lovers book! It's the kind of humor that I love, a story with fantastic characters and their fun journey from annoyance to love. When Owen started his comedy career, he knew it wasn't going to be easy. Hecklers are the worst and this night, the woman was unbearable. A little drunk, and seeing her teenage heart throb on the stage has Frankie letting the comments fly. Now it's several years later, Frankie's aspiring comedy career slowly building, but she needs a paying job. When offered to nanny for said teenage heart throb with Owen while touring, she is hesitant. Their relationship has grown over social media banter, but after meeting his son, she is sold on the idea. And our story begins. Get ready for laugh out loud scenes, cheesy farts, slow burning passion and visits from our good friends from previous stories. Loring is a master at comedy and building a love story that rivals no other. I fell for this couple and you will too!

This ensemble cast is fantastic! I really don't have to say more, but I will. Emma Wilder outdoes herself, with not only the comedic side of this book, but the amazing voices and delivery she gives. Teddy Hamilton brings Owen to the stage with joke delivery like he is on Netflix and turns the tables with burning passion. Add in brother, parents, managers by the talents of Zachary Webber, Jason Clarke, Mackenzie Cartwright and Connor Crais and this duet style narration and I was on cloud 9 as I listened. It's my favorite romcom of the year!

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  • Stacey
  • 23-08-2021

This book is so funny! For real, hilarious!

You know it’s a good comedy when there are fart, cheese poops, and shart jokes. Only Kayley Loring can bring this kind of humor into a romantic comedy, one that gets awfully naughty, and it’s somehow completely perfectly timed potty humor.

The Brodie Family group text messages are fantastic. I simultaneously want to be a member of the family, and am happy I am not for the embarrassment factor. As the reader, it’s top notch entertainment.

There were so many jokes and comments that were carried off as themes through the book. They were funny the first time, but exponentially grew in their hilarity as the story went on. The best sitcoms do this, and Kayley made this happen to perfection in this story.

When it came to the relationship, I loved that Owen and Frankie weren’t over the top lovey pants, because they wouldn’t be on character that way. They were rude, funny, and hilarious even in their loving moments. It was so great and made them even more believable. This book was so great!

I’m not going to lie, usually I gush about the guy. And I should here, Teddy Hamilton is fantastic. He was the perfect model turned comedian. But, Emma Wilder was perfection. Her timing, her tones, her impressions, this was my favorite narration of hers to date! As a regular audio book listener, many voices are familiar to me. It was extra fun when hearing four of the men in the audio world having text conversations as the Brodie Men. Mackenzie Cartwright, as always on a Kayley work, was so good. Loved this audio!

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  • Terri D
  • 11-08-2021

5 Hilarious snort laugh stars

Where to begin with this off the charts funny romance. First, the characters are perfectly thought out and their personalities pull you right in to their story. Second, the supporting characters are an added bonus too. Third, there are fart jokes and lots of cheese and a cute kid, an adorable funny dad, a beyond funny baby sitter/comedian and all the craziness of falling in love. Oh wait there might be a long time crush turned hate turned love situation. There is just so much in this book and it is all so good. I laughed out loud so many times and just fell for Frankie and Owen.

Teddy Hamilton, Emma Wilder, Zachary Webber, Jason Clarke, Mackenzie Cartwright and Connor Crais are the all star cast for this terrifically funny book and they all do a great job. It really brought the characters all to life having so many narrators. Loved listening to them.

Get this book, it is so worth the credit and be somewhere where you can listen in peace without interruptions as you will not want to be bothered while listening. So good.

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  • Magellan
  • 10-08-2021

Sweet, Romantic and Laugh Out Loud Funny

Kayley Loring is such a talented author who is able to find the wonderful balance between pushing the lines of comedy without compromising the heartfelt emotions of 2 people falling in love. When you combine Kayley's fantastic words with a full talented cast, the result is magic.

Teddy Hamilton and Emma Wilder were perfect as Owen Brodie and Frankie Hogan. Their chemistry was outstanding and they brought out an additional depth to these characters with their performance. Emma especially was extraordinary in this role as she met and embraced the various challenges that Kayley threw into Frankie's character and comedy act. I was blown away by her performance.

The secondary characters played by Zachary Webber, Jason Clarke, Mackenzie Cartwright, and Connor Crais was just a cherry on top of this beautiful story. It was so awesome to be able to revisit some beloved characters from the past books and hear them played by their original actors. And then to get to know the Brodie and Hogan families through their family conversations was just pure perfection!

Funny Business is the perfect example of how having such a talented group of performers can take an already amazing story to the next level. I highly recommend this audiobook!!

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  • Kira
  • 05-08-2021

Cute Romcom, Stellar Narration

Well that was really freaking cute <3
Come for the voice actors, stay for the banter.
This book features top tier romance narrators who completely nailed their roles, but Emma Wilder was absolutely spectacular.

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  • Bottmetoo
  • 20-09-2021

totally crass

very cute in a ridiculous, juvenile way. lots of smiles here, also lots of fa*t jokes and di*k jokes which are always dumb but it made me grin

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  • Jennifer Marie
  • 14-09-2021

So much fun!

I loved everything about this book. Frankie and Owen were so much fun and I loved their banter. They had great chemistry. The text threads were one of my favorite parts of the story. Kayley’s writing always has a way of boosting my mood and I couldn’t stop laughing throughout this whole listen. This is one of my favorite performances by Emma Wilder, she completely knocked it out of the park. Everything about her performance was outstanding. Teddy was amazing with his performance as Owen. The supporting cast of Mackenzie, Jason, Zachary and Connor did and incredible job with all of their characters and made the text threads completely come to life. This was a fun listen and is going in the repeat stack.

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  • Dawn Swanson-Peters
  • 01-09-2021

10.10.10.10!!!

Loved it from start to finish! Need to get the next book NOW! Excellent!

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  • randi
  • 01-09-2021

Such a fun listen!

I listened to the audiobook of this and it was so fun to listen to! It was my first duet narration and I loved it. Having the parts read by each narrator in the same scene was the best. I don't know how I am going to go back. Teddy Hamilton is a favorite and he was amazing, as usual, in this narration.

Owen Brodie is a stand up comedian who was once heckled by Frankie Hogan. Frankie is also a comedian, though she is not as popular as Owen, and is still trying to find her footing. She is in need of a job and takes one as the nanny to Owen's son for a month while Owen is on tour. When a job opportunity for Frankie arises, conflict occurs, but not for too long.

This is a story with pretty low angst, but a lot of sexual tension between Owen and Frankie. I loved their banter--in person and via Twitter. All the messages with the Brodie family were pretty hilarious, too. Of course, the audiobook helps with other narrators reading all the parts. Also, I will never look at cheese the same way again or having food in pockets!

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  • Trish(Beautiful Chaos Reviews)
  • 28-08-2021

Utterly Delightful

Teddy Hamilton will now and forevermore be Owen Brody. This cast of awesome narrators took a bodaciously funny and heartwarming book and brought it to life.

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  • LouBLou
  • 07-08-2021

Amazing on multiple levels.

I am blown away by this book.
Everything about it from the smart and very funny writing to Emma Wilder singing and playing the Ukulele is just amazing.
The cast is utter perfection and completely brought this whole audiobook to life in my ears.
Definitely one I will listen to again and again.

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