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Tempting the Best Man (Gamble Brothers #1)

3.75 of 5 stars 3.75  ·  rating details  ·  24,065 ratings  ·  1,406 reviews
A sexy category romance from Entangled's Brazen imprint...

She'll make him lose control...

Madison Daniels has worshipped her brother's best friend since they were kids. Everyone thinks she and Chase Gamble would make the perfect couple, but there are two major flaws in their logic. 1) Chase has sworn off relationships of any kind, and 2) after blurring the line between frie
ebook, 172 pages
Published April 23rd 2012 by Indulgence (Entangled)
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Jennifer Armentrout
Apr 24, 2012 Jennifer Armentrout rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
I like this author. Hardy har har... =)
Annie Brewer

GOD DAMN FUCKING SHIT. There I said it. I just read my first adult book and I didn't even know it. Okay, by the title of the book I should have guessed it. But let's not talk about my roots please, I'd rather discuss this book.

First of all, once again I was still out of town when I checked on GR and saw a friend had read this book. I had no idea what this book was about or who was the author or anything. I go on and read the synop
Wow I am so in the minority right now it's not even funny.

Let me start by saying that I enjoy Jennifer's writing style especially in Obsidian and I also love a good steamy romance.

But unfortunately with this I felt like I'd read it all before & better.

I know this was a novella but I've read novella's before & been able to connect with the characters for eg Connected.

I was so tired of hearing how humiliated & rejected the h (I can't remember her name, it's like i wiped it from my memo
Jennifer L. Armentrout... You are the bomb... I'm not ashamed to say that i shadowed Amazon, till this book went live! Some of you may be confused as to why I'm talking about Ms Armentrout when this book is written by J. Lynn... well that's Jennifer's pen name for her adult books! When I found out that she was writing a story for Entangled Publishings' Indulgence line, i almost died... most probably from the anticipation. I love the new Indulgence line and couple that with Ms Armentrout (who han ...more
May 08, 2012 ♥Rachel♥ rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to ♥Rachel♥ by: Smut Monday Club
Shelves: kindle
3.5 Stars

Chase Gamble and Maddie Daniels have been friends forever. Chase is the best friend of Maddie's brother, Mitch, and the three of them played and hung out even before they started elementary school. Here's the thing though, Maddie has had it bad for Chase ever since she started being interested in boys. Chase, needing to escape family drama was like a fixture at the Daniels' house. He's always been protective of Maddie, held her up on a pedestal. Until one night when they let their feeli
♡Karlyn P♡

Cute unrequited love story, but with an eye-rolling ending.

Tempting The Best Man was a lite, cute sexy short story about unrequited love. Predictable? Yes. Original? Heck no. A fun read? For a light beach read, absolutely.

Madison (Maddie) has had a crush on Chase since she was a little girl. Chase is her brother Mitch's best friend, and now his best man in his upcoming wedding. He believes Maddie is too good for him, and off limits since she's the sister of his best friends. But things heat up
Stacia (the 2010 club)
I'm working my way through sickness right now, so I'll probably lazy review this one. Either way, I'll be back to my rambling and sad attempts at humor in my reviews tomorrow.

In case you didn't know, this author is the same person as Jennifer L. Armentrout. While I have had certain "ethical" issues with one of Armentrout's series in the past, I can honestly say that I've never had any complaints about her writing. Usually, her stuff is pretty entertaining. She rocks it out in the YAPNR departme
Apr 25, 2012 Erin rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: All romance and Armentrout fans!!!!
My, oh my, oh my...our miss J. Lynn's sinful little secret is out of the bag, and it is PERFECTION!! I have always been a huge fan of Jennifer's amazing writing, and her steamy scenes in the Lux and Covenant series never disappoint, but clearly her talents in the romance genre have gone underestimated!! I was expecting this to be good, but I wasn't expecting to be completely blown away with an unforgettable story. Whew, my heart is still racing and I finished this last night!!!!

Tempting the Best
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This book is a short, kind of fun, often frustrating, ever so slightly steamy (but in a very tame kind of way), read about childhood friends with unrequited feelings for each other who end up as best man/maid of honor at a wedding and are forced to share a cabin for the weekend forcing their feelings into the open.

I didn't really connect with the characters. I found the story very rushed, Chase and Maddie weren't very functional either as individuals or as a couple and I found their behavior qui
Tessamari ♥Many Waters...♥ ~ Sweet Spot Book Blog
Five Huge Stars =D

Dear Ms. Armentrout,

You are a genius. I just had to get that out first. Mother Lord do you have mad skills or what!? I absolutely LOVED LOVED LOVED this book. I really hope you continue to write more adult contemporary books because this was brilliant. I could not put it down, I had to postpone my lunch date with my hubs just so I can finish it. **SIGH** I love Chase & Maddie's story. Their chemistry is off the charts. Bravo. Bravo. You just rock! Can't wait to see what you
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Quick review

Cover: Likey!
Rating NC-17
Thumbs Up 4
Overall: Short but Hot!
Characters: Well written
Plot: Friends before lovers.
Page Turner: Yes.
Series Cont.? If there are more to come.
Recommend Yes
Book Boyfriend: Chase

SUMMARY (50 words or less)

If you are looking for something sassy and short, this novella is for you. There is a promise, a tease, frustration, the big bang, loss, misunderstanding, and a happily ever after in this short story. Only around a little more than a hundred pages, but
Hawt Dame!!!!

Have you read Jennifer's YA books? Well if you have then you already know what this women can do with with chemistry, angst and temptation. But since those books are for YA, the more heated moments would always fade to black, giving us a taste but never quite getting the entire mouth full we desperate need. But that's okay, I can totally live with that since the Covenant series and the Lux series is incredible so much more.

But! With this book, this yummy little book, we get the whol
Shreya (CCReviews)

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This book has it all, the love, the drama, the characters, the humor, and the childhood romance that coated this delicious novel in layers of sweetness that h
Another fantastic friends to lovers story! It was great. It was short too, not so great.
Of course it being written by J. Lynn, aka Jennifer L. Armentrout, is a major bonus! She can't do wrong I tell ya.

Here we have Madison who's been in love with her brothers BF since she was little. She is now 25 and despite growing up, can't seem to escape being seen as Mitch's younger sister by Chase Gamble, the man of her dreams, her brother's BF, the man she almost shared some smexy time with when she was 2
Claire Robinson
3.5 -"Who's going to take a chance on the Gamble boys." Stars.

Entangled - Brazen books prove to me time and time again, with every book & series I read, just how talented their authors are.

J.Lynn is no exception, and after reading Tempting the Best Man the Gamble Brothers - Chase, Chandler & Chad, are looking to have some "Mighty Fine" potential!

Chase (the Best Man) and Maddie(the Groom's Sister), have been skirting around each other for years, so when you add a hotel room mix-up and a r
      .•*¨`*•✿  ✿•*¨`*•. J. Katherine  .•*¨`*•✿  ✿•*¨`*•.

Ever since she was a little girl, Maddie had always had a huge crush on Chase. Mitch (Maddie's brother) had been best friends with Chase forever. Chase never felt like he would be good enough for Maddie and that she would be "off limits" being that he was best friends with her older brother.

Years go by and Mitch is getting married. Maddie had ended up being maid of honor and of all people to have to stand up at the wedding with, it was Chase who was the best man. Maddie didn't know how s
Kayleigh {K-Books}
Tempting The Best Man Review on K-Books

"You... you are my world. You've always been my world, ever since I can remember."

When I heard about this book only this morning I instantly needed to download it for my Kindle and read it. For those of you who don't know J. Lynn is a pseudonym for Jennifer L Armentrout. Now you see why I had to read it? Tempting the Best Man is an adult contemporary romance that completely and utterly blew me away.

Madison has always had feelings for her brother's best frie
Before:I 'HAVE' to read this apparently ;) LOl
Hope it's as good as it sounds! *fingers crossed*
After: Absaloutely flabbergastingly brilliant, yes isn't everything Jennifer writes amazing?

"Pulling back, his mouth formed a smile against hers and he said, “This is forever.”
How awesome is that end line??

This story is so sexually frustrating you can feel it exuding from every word.
Chase and Madison basically undress each other visually everytime they look at each other.
Yet it is so romantic and
Dorsey aka ❤️ Wrath Lover ❤️ & KA Addict
Sep 01, 2013 Dorsey aka ❤️ Wrath Lover ❤️ & KA Addict rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Dorsey aka ❤️ Wrath Lover ❤️ & KA Addict by: Karla
Storyline: 3 1/2 - 4 Stars
Steam Factor: 3 1/2 Stars
Narration by Kaleo Griffith: 5 stars

Hmmmm....okay Chase was kind of a jerk leading Madison on who I really liked she was sweet, honest, outgoing, and fun. Chase was constantly sending her mixed signals until he finally took his head out of his a$$.

Other than that it was a short enduring sweet read. I'm definitely looking forward to the next book Tempting the Player.

Duchess Nicole
This was a pretty short and sweet contemporary friends to lovers story. There is an almost sexual history between the H/h, with the added complication that h's brother is H's best friend.

This could have been a really emotional novel had it been fleshed out a bit more. It takes place over the course of just a few days, and felt very rushed. It had so much potential to be a scorchingly intense read. It was still good, and satisfied my desire for something quick and hot but not over the top erotic.
Definitivamente, J. Lynn (Jennifer L. Armentrout) se ha convertido en una de mis autoras favoritas. Creo que debe necesitarse un gran talento para escribir también tanto el género YA y romance adulto contemporáneo. ¡Tempting the Best Man es genial! Es de esos libros que no puedes dejar de leer hasta terminarlo y además es corto (a mí me tomó algo de tiempo porque estuve algo ocupada esta semana), tan sólo tiene doce capítulos.

Maddie es un personaje encantador, y es que, ¿quién no ha tenido un c
This book right here is romance at its best. You know when you read a spicy book there are always “those” words that just make you cringe?? You know the ones that for some reason every romance writer thinks we women love to read but in reality just make us cringe and giggle thinking how in the hale is that sexy?? Puckered comes to mind first not to mention well okay I am just not going to go there but you get my drift. Anyway this book delivers all that hawt and spiciness without being cringewor ...more
I found this while browsing Amazon and thought it sounded interesting. I didn’t decide to read this until I looked the author up on goodreads and found out that J. Lynn is the same person as Jennifer L. Armentrout…author of one of my favorite books…Obsidian! Once I saw that, there was no way I could stay away!

This isn’t the longest book in history (only a little over 100 pages) but the author packed a lot of emotion in those pages. The author did a great job of keeping the story paced nicely whi

The Gamble brothers ... this was a good read. ESR (easy, sexy, romantic!). Maddie and Chase have a great story and Lynn told it well!
I Love You Jennifer, your books are Amazing! An Awesome Sweet, Steamy Love Story. Can you please write two more books about Chad and Chandler, cause Yeah that would be Great!!

5 Huge Stars!!
This was a cute read. Short, fun and sassy! Like many "shortish" romance books, it was too rushed at the end. Alas ...... 3 Stars!
Feb 12, 2015 Laz rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: romantics
I surely hadn't anticipated that this would be such a good read. It's an enjoyable read and a short one at this.

I thought there would be tons of sex taking the cover into account but luckily this was not just about sex. It reminded me of Jennifer's Frigid and enjoyed it immensely.

Firstly, if you wonder what this is about? It's about a girl who's been in love with her brother's best friend since... she can remember being attracted to boys? But he's not, or so it seems. At her brother's wedding i
Temping the Best Man is not a novel I would have normally picked up off the shelves, but it was exactly what I needed at the time - mindless entertainment. Not only was it a ton of fun to read with the cute banter between Madison and Chase, it was also a very sweet and steamy romance. I reserve books like this for those times when I just need a quick get-away or escape and this story worked out beautifully.

Nevertheless, that being said, there were quite a few qualms I noticed when I finally step
The cover is hot and the blurb sounds even hotter. I can't wait to read this...

Was is hot??!?! Hmm...let me think...IS THE SKY FUXKING BLUE?!?! OF COURSE IT WAS HOT! Do you see that cover? Do you know of The Great One Daemon...or Seth, or Aiden? If so then you KNOW Jennifer L. Armentrout is going to make up some other hot piece of mind eye candy to drive us all crazy! That's what she does! That's what she's known for!

His Chase Gamble.


Boy, Jennifer sure knows
This was a lifelong crush story. You know the ones. Where the little sister has the crush on her big brother's friend since she knew what a crush was. But all he sees her as is the little sister. Except when he really looks at her and now she's hot and has long legs and boobs, and what was he thinking when he turned her down that one time she threw herself at him. I felt like I'd read this story before, but it doesn't get old for me. I always wished I had a big brother for this very reason. Ha! ...more
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A pseudonym for Jennifer L. Armentrout.

# 1 New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer L. Armentrout Lives in West Virginia.

All the rumors you heard about her state aren’t true.

Well, mostly. When she's not hard at work writing, she spends her time, reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write.

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