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Tempting the Best Man

(Gamble Brothers #1)

3.69  ·  Rating details ·  33,618 ratings  ·  2,089 reviews
Madison Daniels has worshiped 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 friends and lovers for one night four years ago, they can't stop bickering.

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Published April 23rd 2012 by Indulgence (Entangled)
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Jennifer Armentrout
Apr 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I like this author. Hardy har har... =)
'Tempting the Best Man' was a cute, heart-warming, sexy story. At under 200 pages, and around 4 hrs. of audio, this was a quick and entertaining "book". It was funny and endearing enough to hold my attention, while not being emotional enough to consume my thoughts. This is a great "light" read if you're recovering from a book hangover.

Madison has always loved her older brother's best friend, Chase. Everyone knows it, except for him. Guys can be clueless like that. With the exception of the event
Sep 15, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
as a short novella, this is really good for what it is, but i was dying for more.

childhood friends to lovers is one of my favourite tropes, so i was disappointed by how short and to the point this is. i think the story could have been better with flashbacks. i wanted more about the MCs childhood, how they were with each other when they were in high school and college, and i definitely wanted more than a paragraph talking about the night where everything went wrong. this certainly has the potent
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
Apr 25, 2012 rated it it was ok
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 memory or someth
Grace A.
Dec 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a short and easy afternoon read; I really enjoyed it.
Chase is Maddie's brother's best friend and best man for his upcoming wedding. Maddie's had a crush on Chase since they were little and everyone knows it. Chase thinks highly of Maddie and did not want to cross the friendship line, even though she is everything he wanted. For every step they took to get closer to each other, circumstances pull them apart two steps.
Like all good romance story, the anticipation of Maddie and Chase get
Sheryl C. Nash
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
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
♡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
Apr 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Apr 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
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
✰♊ Angie ♊✰
I liked this one for a shorter read.
It wasn't overcomplicated with a too quick ending.
It was an even pace with some angst and a HEA.
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
Aestas Book Blog
Apr 25, 2012 rated it liked it
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
Taylor Knight
I'm such a fan of Jennifer L. Armentrout, especially when she's writing as J. Lynn. I loved Wait for You so much and I've been meaning to read her other books for quite some time. I finally go around to it and I'm so glad that I did.

Tempting the Best Man is such a fun read. I read it in like 5 hours and stayed up until midnight to finish it. And I had so much fun reading this book. I laughed out loud, I fell in love with the characters, and I flailed around like a crazy person.

I really just ha
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 wri
Lisa Kay
...tacky 70’s Honeymoon Suite...
★★★½☆ (This is a review of the audiobook.) I enjoyed Kaleo Griffith’s narration of this book. Nevertheless, he reads slows, and I couldn’t speed up the rate on Hoopla. That drove me a bit nuts. However, he has a nice voice, his pacing is good as is his enunciation. I liked that I could hear the amusement in his voice, when it was appropriate.

Hmmmm. I'm not quite sure why I picked this one. I wanted something light, but snarky, and with a “bad boy,” thus
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
Jun 12, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: audiobooks
This was a really fun and quick read. It was cute, sexy, and entertaining. I did enjoy it quite a bit but I didn’t invest myself into it as it was so short and there was barely any time to get to know the characters. It did hold my attention but just not get me all the way emotionally.

I like Madison and Chase. Chase and his brothers (The Gamble Brothers) definitely have some childhood issues that they all need to work on. But seeing Chase in this book fighting against his issues for Madison was
shre ♡
Apr 24, 2012 rated it really liked it

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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
Nov 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
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 romantic
Nov 17, 2016 rated it liked it
Quick, fun book! But I wish people would just talk to each other to avoid the BS misunderstandings.
Kayleigh {K-Books}
Apr 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
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
Just Josie
We get cute.
We get hurt.
We get steam.
We get fun.

I liked it. Love me a good wedding setting😂
The writing was compelling, and the characters cute.
Plus this has been on my TBR list for a while and I finally caved and bought it😂

Read: 25/05/2021
1st rating: 3 stars
Genre/tropes:Comtemporary romance/best friends sister
Cover: 2 stars
POV’s: 3rd person (Chase & Maddie)
Will I recommend: For a quick cute read, yes. 🌸
Madison has been in love with her older brother's best friend for as long as she can remember but apart from one drunken night Chase has never shown any interest in her as anything more than friends. Their easy friendship was destroyed the night they made out and then Chase walked away without a backward glance and now, on the rare occasions when Madison isn't able to avoid him, they find themselves constantly bickering. Chase always cherished his friendship with Madison but after watching his f ...more
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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
Aug 06, 2012 rated it liked it
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
Mar 28, 2013 rated it liked it
For those who like stories about the girl and boy that grow up together as best friends and end up falling in love, this is the book for you.
Madison and Chase know each other since childhood as Chase is Madison’s brother best friend. But, besides one night years ago that went very wrong and neither of them wants to talk about, they never had anything with each other.
On the weekend of her brother wedding, they are forced to share a suite due to a reservation error and everything starts to chang
Sarah (is only writing short reviews for now)
2/7 - My only complaint with this 'book' is that it's way too short. I don't understand why Armentrout didn't make the effort to write a full length novel for this story. I thought the plot was fantastic and had the potential to be a 300+ page book, instead of the novella length that it was. I spent most of the time I was reading wondering why she couldn't have expanded on the scenes and topics that she only lightly brushed over, it at least could have been as long as the third book in the serie ...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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