Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Review: Flirting with Forever by Kendall Ryan

I’ve waited years for the perfect girl, yet she was right in front of me all along.

My best friend, Natalie, has been by my side through everything. Leaning on my shoulder, borrowing my sweatshirts…and making my pants too tight when she flashes me that sassy smile that drives me crazy.

But she has no idea about that last part. She doesn’t have a clue I’ve felt this way about her for years.

Until one night after too many cocktails, we fall into bed together.

I’m flirting with my forever…she just doesn’t know it yet.

This book is a sexy, slow-burning best-friends-to-lovers romance with a guaranteed HEA and no cheating. Dive in, and get ready to melt for Cam!

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4 Stars

Romance | New Adult | Contemporary 

***Received an Advanced Readers Copy during a blog tour with InkSlingerPR in exchange for an honest review***

Obviously I am trying to find more and more Best Friends to Lovers tropes – can you blame a girl? I mean honestly, they have such a sweet and fun dynamic that just screams a variety of possibilities for the drama and sexual tension. I do so love some good panty-dropping lusty drama moments.

So, here we are venturing into one of my personal favorite authors, Kendall Ryan. She has had me hooked since… well was it Bro Code, or perhaps the Roommate series that tugged me in and never let me go but honestly I cannot get enough of her. I simply enjoy her writing style, she takes my favorite tropes and spins new worlds each time and I just cannot get over her everything. With that being said, my least favorite trope is Best Friends to Lovers, but as I said before I am trying to get this more of a chance.

Ergo: Flirting with Forever.

Can I just admit now, or later that I adored Natalie and Camden? I honestly did. I liked their friendship just as much as I swooned for their romance. A lot of it I think comes from their personalities. They were so alike yet different. I know – that is so cliche to say, but honestly it is facts. Natalie is rather lovable, not to mention as a female easy to relate towards, especially being one of the guys. She is caring, sweet yet has a hard side and knows how to have fun. I love it. Camden on the other spectrum has a different flavor about him, I can’t pinpoint exactly what makes me love him so, but honestly he is just swoon-worthy. I liked how he treated people, treated himself and not once did he simply act like he was god-like alpha. 

Natalie and Camden had the cutest, most sweetest connection I just couldn’t get over the level of adorable. As friends they honestly had each others backs, they were caring towards one another, they included each other – it was the perfect example of a guy and a girl friendship dynamic that was basically platonic. They had history there, you felt it even before anything started, I liked that about their chemistry the most. Though this isn’t why you are here, we want sexy-time talk. Camden was the first to make a move, as expected and I was drooling every second. He took charge, he respected Natalie yet took her to a moment where he basically consumed her. It was delicious to say the least. 

And I gotta mention it – I am sorry, but the reason why I always have a hard time with these tropes is simply because of the believably of the development. Though I said it, I admit it, I liked both Natalie and Camden as friends as well as once they crossed over into lover territory, but the pet peeve I always come to is why now? They had always been friends, obviously friend-zoning pretty early in the game, which is understandable, but as dynamics start gaining headway, the questions are finally asked about having ever acted on it and it is like a light comes on – DING DING DINGyou have a hot piece of ass sitting next to you, and this is from both the male and female perspectives. There was actually NO indication that there was ever a feeling, or at least anything enough to jeopardize their friendship. So this simply irks me. I think honestly I over think it.

But I will admit that even though this is my personal pet peeve, this did not deter any enjoyment. Again I say, I liked how they transitioned, I could see it, I felt the passion and I enjoyed their chemistry. Kendall really delivered on that aspect, so my complaint is more or less simply a ramble or sorts, but honestly I loved Natalie and Camden so I got over it.

Definitely a fun favorite. Like I said before, I love Kendall Ryan’s writing style – I honestly think that is what keeps me hooked every time. Her characters are always relatable, fun, hilariously enticing and bottom line, her novels are damn entertaining. Flirting With Forever was no different. I still cannot get over how easily Natalie and Camden flowed from friendship to full blown attraction mode. It was flawless. Oh Kendall you beast you, you give me hope of actually enjoying more of this trope.

This just was that perfect read late at night when I needed something gooey to swoon for while still feeling some sweet chuckles rumbling in my throat. Easy, sweet and blissfully entertaining! I cannot wait to see what comes next… 

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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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