Thursday, July 15, 2021

Book Release Blitz for Funny Business by Kayley Loring (REVIEW)......

 A single dad and the nanny he hires to care for his son, find a sizzling and complicated romance while he's performing a cross-country stand-up tour where she's his biggest critic, in this charming contemporary tale.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Funny Business by Kayley Loring, then get my impressions of this first installment in the Brodie Brothers series.

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,


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,






I've had the privilege of reading a few of Ms. Loring's books and found all of them with one thing in common...witty banter.  With this new release the witty banter is on endless display as a model (now a comedian) goes on tour with his son and the nanny he's hired who he had an unforgettable first meeting with from years before.  The reunion between these two is sizzling from the very start before their time on the road has things turning more emotional between them in a romance that warmed my heart while putting a smile on my face.

Owen Brodie used to be a model before becoming a comedian, finally getting some fame from when he first encountered a woman in the audience who not only heckled him that night but has been mocking him ever since too.  Needing a nanny for his son while he's on tour leaves him no other option but to hire the young woman though and what starts out as angry and snarky interactions slowly turns caring and supportive as the two of them balance career issues with their burgeoning romance.  From the very start I was drawn to Owen, mostly due to his loving interactions with his son, which carry on throughout the rest of the story and made me fall for him all the more.  Seeing his romance with Frankie Hogan evolve also showed a man teeming with substance beyond his good looks.  He's a caring man with a big heart, serious when it comes to matters of the heart and far beyond getting a laugh.  Frankie's an appealing heroine with a burgeoning comedy career and a painful past courtesy of a pretty-boy ex-boyfriend.  It's a past that's left her angry and jealous of Owen, trolling him all over social media, before she ends up applying to be his son's nanny.  Though their banter at first borders on antagonistic it's not long before they grow closer together.  What starts out as jokes soon turns more serious and heartfelt.  Through it all Frankie's a strong-willed heroine, someone who gives as good as she gets, in scenes that were combustible as well as full of heart and soul.

Together these two were an utter delight!  They may have started out as enemies but it wasn't long before they became each other's support in regard to their careers.  Alongside their work there was plenty of play as seen in interactions that were sweet, sexy, and full of giggles.  I enjoyed watching their relationship evolve and the story just got better and better because of it. Alongside this entertaining main couple was a cast of secondary characters that were equally as delightful!  Among them was Owen's son Sam, a little boy wise beyond his years and with a big heart that made his scenes even more heartwarming.  I also enjoyed the rest of Owen's family and their laugh out loud group texts that had me wanting to join their family.  The glimpses we got of Owen's brothers, Dylan and Miles, definitely have me excited for the future too as their stories are up next.  Despite a bumpy beginning chapter I found this a well-paced story with a wonderful balance of love and laughter that makes for another winner from the talented Ms. Loring!

My rating for this is an A-

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


Before writing steamy romantic comedy novels, Kayley Loring got a BFA in creative writing from a Canadian university and had a fifteen-year career as a screenwriter in Los Angeles (under a different name). She mostly wrote PG-13 family comedies that studios would pay her lots of money for and then never make into movies. In 2017 she decided to move to the Pacific Northwest and write about all the fun stuff that she wasn't allowed to write about in those PG-13 scripts. Now she’s breathing cleaner air and writing dirtier words. It’s an adjustment she’s happily getting used to.

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