Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Book Tour for Bro Code by Kendall Ryan (REVIEW)

Readers will quickly find themselves consumed by this tale of a teenage crush that becomes so much more under the weight of family obligations and preconceived notions.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Bro Code by Kendall Ryan, along with my impressions of this fun and flirty romance, then add this steamy and emotional read to your bookshelf!

From New York Times bestselling author Kendall Ryan comes a flirty new standalone about falling for your older brother's best friend.
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?




A man who’s had a place in his best friend’s family since he was young feels torn as his feelings for his friend’s sister take a sudden turn in this fun and flirty read.  Along with confusing emotions comes familial obligations and trying to prove yourself to make this a romance that’s easy to relate to courtesy of the likable main couple and their compelling emotional connection.

Barrett Wilson’s childhood was one of too many kids and not enough attention as the first born to another man.  His mother was too busy making ends meet and taking care of her new family to devote time and praise on Barrett which has left its indelible mark on him.  He became an honorary member of the Saunders family and as such he’s buried his burgeoning feelings for only daughter Ava throughout the years.  He so wants a place to call home, a family proud of his accomplishments, that he keeps his feelings for her to himself as he doesn’t want to betray those who’ve called him son.  He believes wholeheartedly in the Bro Code but a weekend of close quarters makes his promises too hard to keep and sets him and Ava on a path to HEA.  When his job though, and his desire to make partner of his law firm, impacts his burgeoning relationship with her he’ll have to decide which is more or proving how far he’s risen above his humble roots.  Barrett’s a delicious hero who just wants to hear how proud someone is of him.  Though he’s focused on his job, focused on rising through the ranks, he can’t keep ignoring the happiness and rightness of being with Ava in a romance that’s sweet and sexy.  Barrett’s a stand-up guy when all is said and done, a good friend and a romantic hero, and his grand gesture late in the story had me cheering. 

Ava Saunders always felt like a geeky young girl in Barrett’s presence.  Her girlish dreams saw him as her hero but it’s not until a forbidden glimpse of him coming out of the shower that she sees him as a man.  With her new job as CEO of her family’s company though she has no time for fun, no time for thinking of herself.  But close quarters, promises of a carefree interlude, soon have her giving into all sorts of decadent delights as she gets Barrett to finally ignore the Bro Code and embrace their scorching connection.  While moments spent with Barrett sustain her as she struggles with managing the family manufacturing plant, his job and hers ultimately collide and leave her feeling betrayed in a conclusion that was heartwarming and gave new meaning to family.  Ava’s a likable heroine, a devoted daughter willing to sacrifice all for her family and those workers that feel like family.  She fights for what she feels is right, but knows when to ask for help too.  Her and Barrett have a fun and flirty connection throughout the story with witty banter teeming with temptation. Though they agree it will just be for a weekend it’s clear they’re meant for something more with scorching interludes and heartfelt talks that had me rooting for them.

Though there’s nothing unique about this book, it gave me a few hours of decadent delights.  It wrapped me up in a blanket of charm that kept a smile on my face and introduces readers to a couple who are easy to relate to with a connection that crackles.  Though there’s a bit of angst late in the story it’s quickly resolved and doesn’t interfere with my overall enjoyment of this book. The meaning of love and what defines success are concepts that ultimately drive this story and kept me glued to the pages of a story that I definitely recommend.

My rating for this is a B+

*I got this book from the author for review in exchange for my honest opinion.


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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