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The Boyfriend Effect

Frisky Business, Book 1
Narrated by: Sebastian York, Erin Mallon
Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4.8 out of 5 stars (5 ratings)

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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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  • kgagnon
  • 23-10-2020

Sweet and Steamy Romance!

I absolutely adored this witty, sweet and sexy forbidden romance! Hayes has always had a thing for his business partner and best friend's little sister, but the bro code makes her off limits. They are all good friends and when Maren is having a rough time, Hayes is there for her. He agrees to help her with her work issues, and she offers to help him be a better boyfriend because he goes through girlfriends easily, never staying with one for long. They more time they spend together, the harder it is to deny the chemistry they have always shared. But what will happen to his friendship and business if he can't be a good boyfriend to one woman he has always wanted? I really loved watching the transformation of Hayes and Maren's relationship. It was sweet and romantic, and their fiery chemistry was off the charts! Narrators, Sebastian York, and Erin Mallon deliver all the emotion, wit, and steam perfectly. York's deep sexy voice makes Hayes even more romantic, fun, and sexy. Mallon is a natural portraying Maren's strength, determination. I really enjoyed both their abilities to bring these characters to life and make me love Hayes and Maren even more. I loved all the secondary characters who made this romance even more fun and heartwarming. What a great start to the Frisky Business series, I can't wait for more of this witty, sweet and sexy series!

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  • Jen Valencia
  • 23-10-2020

Good story with great narration

The Boyfriend Effect is the first book in the new Frisky Business series, and it was quintessential Kendall Ryan. The tone and feel of the story was light from start to finish, with very little angst and a whole lot of two people figuring out what it is they truly share together. Maren and Hayes were easily likable as main characters, and we've got them trying to get past their shared tie of Wolfie and that maybe Hayes isn't as terrible of a boyfriend as he believed himself to be. I loved that Maren had some confidence to her, that she knew that what was missing in Hayes's life was someone like her by his side. Or maybe not just any ol' someone who was similar to her, but HER her. There also wasn't a whole lot of unnecessary dragging out of the story and inasmuch as I love my angst, there wasn't drama for the sake of drama here. Sebastian York and Erin Mallon added that extra bit of sizzle with some great narration. In the six hours it took me to listen to this book, I was happily entertained and quite satisfied with the romance, the story, and the cast of characters. Four stars for the story, five stars for the narration, so an average of 4.5 stars for The Boyfriend Effect. ♥

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  • Marina
  • 22-10-2020

Entertainment gold!

This audiobook is entertainment gold. The way the story is narrated and how Hayes and Maren are brought to life is amazing. I just loved listening and honestly didn’t want it to end. The banter was fantastic and the whole storyline had my attention. Hayes and Maren have sizzling chemistry and their ease of friendship is wonderful. Hayes grandma is such good value too and this story definitely made my heart happy. It was easy to listen to and I would highly recommend it. Will Hayes and Maren get their happily ever after? Loved it.

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  • Jeanette G.
  • 21-10-2020

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

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  • Michella L. Patane
  • 20-10-2020

Sizzling hot forbidden storyline.

Sebastian York and Erin Mallon rocked this narration! If you’re looking for a brother’s best friend storyline with a lot of sparks this is one for you. Hayes and Maren’s chemistry is sizzling hot and forbidden. I also enjoyed the supporting characters and can’t wait to listen to their stories.

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  • Christy Baldwin BBU
  • 18-10-2020

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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  • MELISSA C.
  • 15-10-2020

The Boyfriend Effect

That was 🥵 And Heavy Love Story I Every Listening To By Kendall Had Me A Little Bother Myself! I’m Going’s To Lied About, Now Where I s Book 2 Coming, Read Mow I Can’t The Next One, By Kendall Rayan! I Gave U A Awesome 20 Rated On Ur 📖, To Kendall Rayan!🤗🤩😍🥰😅

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  • Diana 17
  • 14-10-2020

Best Friend's Little Sister

Such a great story of friends to lovers and best friends little sister. Maren Cox and Hayes Ellison have always had a secret attraction for each other that has gone beyond just friendship…and they are finally scratching that itch and trying to keep it from Maren’s brother, Wolfie, the protective older-brother. Love that Hayes finally figures out that his relationships were never really long term because he was always in love with Maren. Thank goodness they figure it out with a little help from sweet Rosie, Haye’s grandmother. Such an enjoyable sweet story that you could get through on a cozy weekend.

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  • Kelly and Chris
  • 14-10-2020

Frisky Business

I am so excited about the Frisky Business series! Maren and Hayes were a great start! These two are one hot couple. I love a good brother's best friend/sister story and Kendall did not disappoint with these two! Maren is definitely not a meek little sister either, this girl knows what she wants and willing to go after it. The lake scenes were awesome! And Grandma Rosie and Don were so cute too! Another must read! Can't wait for Wolfie's book!

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  • Dolores
  • 18-10-2020

HE TRIES NOT TO GIVE IN 💞

I recieved this book for Free to Give My True & Honest Review I also brought the audio as it was due out at the same time & the narration by Erin Mallon & Sebastian York brings Maren Cox the younger sister of his best mate Wolfie, since they were kids. And Hayes Ellison has kept his feelings buried by sleeping around with any girl. And its not until he decided that he's going to Give Up Women. And he's there always for Maren like when he's called to check on her when she didn't go into work, but its all to do with an accident by hot wax 😅 Maren has been feeling the same deep feelings for Hayes for just as long & as Strong. And we see alot go on for them during their time here & it getting more open when Maren is wanting help with an event to have an auction to help save her work place the nursing home Riverside where her grandfather stayed prior & what she loves. But its NOT JUST them whom finds someone with the help of Riverside 👩‍❤️‍💋‍👨👫