Title: A Friendly Flirtation
Author: Christine Warner
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Format: eBook, 246 pages
Publisher: Entangled: Select Contemporary
Publication Date: February 15th 2016
** I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.**
One kiss can change your life…
Allison Hall is fed up with being a social outcast. Even at the tech company where she works for her brother and his best friend, Jared, she’s the invisible nerdy girl. What she needs is confidence—and that requires a makeover and dating tips. And she knows just the man to help…
Jared Esterly is shocked when Allison asks for his assistance and turns her down, knowing that her brother—his business partner and best friend, Nick—would kill him if he dated her, even if it is just for practice. But when Al’s attempt to make changes on her own fails spectacularly, Jared reluctantly steps in. Things heat up quickly, and soon lessons move from the salon to the bedroom.
When overprotective big-brother Nick discovers Jared is dating Allison, their friendship and business partnership sour. Allison, consumed by guilt, must make a choice: stay with Jared, even though that means ruining his friendship with Nick and possibly his career, or leave the one man who sets her on fire.
A Friendly Flirtation is book 3 of the Friends First series. Although it is part of a series, it can be read as a standalone.
Allison is a nerdy girl who is tired of being overlooked. She decides she needs a makeover and turns to her brother’s best friend, Jared, for help. Jared is not only her brother’s best friend and business partner, he is her boss. He is reluctant to help her at first because he knows it will cause a rift with Nick but eventually gives in. Sure enough, when Nick finds out that Jared is “dating” Allison, their relationship sours.
I like reading about guys falling for their best friend’s little sister and A Friendly Flirtation was a good representation of these books. I enjoyed the book overall and felt like I could really connect with Allison. I look forward to reading the first two books in the Friends First series.
Rating: 4 stars