A best-friends-to lovers standalone romance from New York Times bestselling author Kendall Ryan. 

She says she needs some help … in the bedroom.

Come again? No, really come again.

Sweet, nerdy, lovable Keaton.

She’s my best friend and has been for years. Sure she likes numbers and math, and thinks doing other people’s taxes is fun. And I like … none of that stuff. She’s obsessed with her cat and reads novels I’ll never understand, and yet we just click. There’s no one I’d rather share breakfast burritos with or binge watch hours of Netflix. She’s my person. And so when she takes off her glasses and asks me to help her improve her skills in the bedroom, I barely have to think about it.

Of course I’ll help her. There’s no one better for the job.

I’ve been there for her through everything, why should this be any different?

But what happens when she’s ready to take her new-found confidence and move on?


*****Patty’s Review*****

*****FOUR STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

The embers of attraction were always there, I’ve come to realize. All it took was one little kiss to blow on the ashes and make them roar to life.



LOVE MACHINE is one seriously sexy and even sweet ”friends to lovers” romance. It is one of my most favorite tropes but I feel like lately, I haven’t gotten enough. From the moment I saw the cover, I was in hardcore lust!! Kendall Ryan has been raising the bar lately with her book covers. Now, I am a really big fan of hers and this woman seems to be a writing machine. It’s almost as if every month she has a new release out. So nine times out of ten I end up loving her stories and there was a moment when I thought I was not going to connect with this book.

The two main characters, Slate and Keaton, have been best friends since college. I just thought it odd that neither had ever felt an attraction towards each other until Keaton asks Slate to be her “sex tutor”. The roles are reversed in this story. While Slate is a drop dead gorgeous man who gets all the ladies, it is he who ends up falling hard and doing all the pining while Keaton, the nerdy girl, wants to keep the friendship and is not wanting to venture into relationship territory! I really found her to be annoying and extremely frustrating.



While the sexy times are hot as hell, I didn’t feel the chemistry between them because of Keaton and her complete blindness to the situation that was developing between her and Slate. It wasn’t till I got almost halfway through the book that things started to work for me and boy did my heart melt for Slate. He absolutely made this book for me.




Here are my overall ratings

Hero: 5
Heroine: 2
Plot: 4
Angst: 3.5
Steam: 5
Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 3.5

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