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Tempting Her Best Friend

(What Happens in Vegas #1)

3.61  ·  Rating details ·  3,074 ratings  ·  293 reviews
A satisfying contemporary romance from Entangled’s Lovestruck imprint…

Alyssa Miller is tired of waiting for her next-door neighbor to see her as more than just his best friend. Ready to let off some steam, she heads to Las Vegas for a romance book convention where, if she's lucky, she’ll get down and dirty with one of the sexy cover models.

Dillon Alexander doesn’t do commi
ebook, 164 pages
Published August 11th 2014 by Entangled: Lovestruck
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• Lisa •
Jul 22, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: love-struck

"What happens in Vegas might not stay in Vegas ..."


Gina Maxwell has always been an easy read, sexy fix for my tastes. there hasn't been a book that this author has written that hasn't made me swoon one way or another and I'm largely convinced that this author has romance running right through her veins. As for 'Tempting her best friend' what's not to fall in love with? Everything was pointing in the right direction and I was looking forward to time spent with a Maxwell n
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
3.5- 4 What Happens in Vegas Stars

To love someone is to know fear. Gut-wrenching, soulcrushing fear. Fear that your love won't always be enough. Fear that something terrible could rip them away from you. There are dozens, hundreds of scenarios, but they all come down to the same thing: when you love someone with all your heart, the scariest thing imaginable is having to live without them.

If you're looking for an easy, romantic, steamy and cute read, you really can't go wrong with this book.
Aug 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: aug-2014

FFS I just typed my review and now it is gone!!! Somebody just shoot me please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ok lets try again! :( -----> This Girl is not very happy!

HEA: (view spoiler)

I love this Author, Gina Maxwell is such an talented writer. This book is very different from her other series but I still loved it.

Here is my Alysssa:

This is my Dillon:

Alyssa and Dillon has been best friends for the l
Claire Robinson
Jul 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
4 - So, Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, a bride, and a gay guy walk into the Vegas airport... Stars!

Tempting her Best Friend, was a really enjoyable, sexy read. There were a few giggles thrown in for good measure and as usual Gina Maxwell's sassy writing style pulls the reader into the adventure.

Dillon and Alyssa have been best friends forever, living next door too each other and pretty much sharing every aspect of their lives. Well, that is every aspect except in the bedroom, Aly takes the plunge to
Jul 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Kara by: everyone
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Did you read the blurb on this book? It COMPLETELY hooked me.
I read this book in one sitting - couldn't put it down. Maxwell is a spot on author for me every time. She is one that I can always count on to entertain me for a few hours.

Two best friends since elementary school - yes please!

Enjoy this one book babes! it is coming out August 2014.
Jul 21, 2014 rated it liked it
3-3.5 STARS


Tempting Her Best Friend is a sweet and funny friends to lovers story.

Alyssa (24) has been in love with her best friend, Dillon, for years. They know each other since they were kids and they are friends since then. They live next to each so Alyssa has to watch Dillon rotate through an arsenal of women. Even if they aren’t a couple Alyssa and Dillon act like one most of the time.

Dillon (26) has been in love with Alyssa since forever, but he doesn’t want to accepts this feelings and he
Mirjana **DTR - Down to Read**

***2 Stars***

Friends to lovers is my favoritest trope in all the land. Add to that some secret pining, and you've got me salivating.

Unfortunately, while both of those things are in this book, what's not here is chemistry. I felt absolutely NOTHING between Aly and Dillon. And the best friends aspect? They've been best friends for 18 years, and I didn't feel any of that history.

What should have been a fun and sexy friends to lovers novella, ended up feeling too forced and formulaic.
Lynsey A
I was recommended this book on Twitter because is loosely based on one of my favorite TV ships, Oliver and Felicity or Olicity on the CW's Arrow. Since they are currently not together and going through some angsty things this is just what I needed to help me through! ;)

Although this book is loosely based on Olicity I did see some similarities to them. There is a scene where Dillon cups Alyssa's face with both his hands to kiss her and that is something that Oliver does to Felicity. It also takes
Carla Krissinger
Jul 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A little bit different style of book for Mizz Maxwell! And I freaking LOVED it!

Tempting Her Best Friend was a fast and fun read. A weekend day at the beach with your toes in the sand and your eyes in a book!

I love when a book can make me laugh and laugh I did. Hard. There were some parts where I laughed so hard I snorted and you KNOW that makes for a great time! It also has the romance factor, the steam factor, the heartbreak factor (but luckily for those of us who aren't masochists, it's very
Aimee ♥ | Aimee, Always
A bit too cliche and dramatic for my taste.
monica ♪
3 – Friends with Benefits – Stars


Alyssa and Dillon have been friends for 18 years. Alyssa has feeling for Dillon for years but he seems never sees her more than just a best friend. Dillon doesn’t do relationships, he just does casual sex but avoids commitments. Alyssa feels sick with Dillon’s behavior that always comes home with different girls every night. Alyssa wants to do casual sex too because she’s horny and feels lonely. She decided to go to Vegas to try to forget and clear her feelings f
Jun 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was short, really cute and perhaps very silly. The story-line was pretty common and predictable but the author did so well in writing it that I couldn't help but give it a full 5 stars!! I especially loved how her characters always did the right things in my opinions.


Alyssa and Dillon were best friends for almost 2 decades. They were friend who almost practically married couple without sex. And as you might expected, they were in love with each other but both didn't know it. Why?
Jul 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing

I have read every one of Ms. Maxwell's novels and in each one her writing talent shines. In this novel, her humor is at it's best.

Alyssa Miller is a statistician by day and a lover of romance novels the rest of the time. She is also in love with her best friend, Dillon Alexander. He has been her best friend since she was six and he rescued her from bullies; he was eight. Unfortunately, they are best friends, with no benefits. Alyssa and Dillon live next door to each other. They do fun things to
She Hearts Books
Aug 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Aly and Dillon are the best of friends without the benefits. Living next door to each other, they have dinner together almost every night, and spend time on the couch watching reality tv. That's just not enough for Aly anymore as she has been in love with him for a long time. Her original plan was to rope him into going with her to Vegas for a romance convention, but after his reaction she decides instead that it's time to give up on him and she is going to go after her very own cover model to h ...more
Aug 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Gina is one of my favorite authors. She sure knows how to write romance. Like all of her other books, she has a hit on her hands with Tempting Her Best Friend. It’s fun, flirty, romantic, steamy, has great characters and little angst. It’s the perfect quick read that you won’t be able to put down.

Tempting Her Best Friend is the story of best friends in love with each other, but neither knows the other is in love with them. It’s a bit of a thing to get them together but once they are, it’s great
Jul 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A fun sexy read with belly-laugh out loud moments.
I loved Alyssa and Dillon and their connection to each other. I absolutely love friend-to-lover stories and this was one of the best I've read in a very long time.
Being someone who is blissfully happily married to their childhood best friend and sweetheart, their story touched my heart and brought memories flooding back to me. I felt my heart swelling with emotion more than once as Alyssa and Dillon's journey reminded me so much of mine and my
Sep 24, 2014 rated it did not like it
1 star

I was so excited to read this but then..I saw that it was written in 3rd person so I was kind of hesitant to read it, but I read it anyway...

The writing style was okay, the plot was okay, the story's not that exciting, no funny scenes, no heavy drama...

So back to the writing style.. I do read novels written in 3rd Person but it's rare for me to be impressed with it. I didn't feel detached to the characters, but I also didn't feel attached to them. That's one of the reason why 3rd Person P
That Scottish Chick
Aug 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
This was the perfect rainy Sunday afternoon sitting in your pjs munching on Ben and jerrys read for me.
I just love a good best friends to lovers read and Gina L.Maxwell did a fantastic job of this book,
Before I knew it the book was finished and so was my Ben and jerrys(I don't know what one I was more upset about)my only issue with this book was I wanted more and that certainly isn't a bad thing
Whitney Anderton
Aug 20, 2014 rated it liked it
This was an ok read. It was quick & easy. The blurb sounded enticing, and the story started off well. But, the heroine completely gave me whiplash. She says one thing & then when it may happen she acts completely out of left field. I just guess it was drama for the sake of drama but I felt it took away from the story because it took her all of five minutes to change her mind. If you're looking for something short & not very meaty this fits the bill, but not much else. ...more
Laura Wright
Aug 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Oh my DOG!!! Read this in one damn night. Loved it. Gina's dialogue - especially dude dialogue - kills!
Nov 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
Five Crème brûlée Stars!
Finally I read (after so much crap) an alpha male who isn't an a-hole and a heroine who doesn't suffer from TSTL.
How refreshing!
Nov 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book and I have done with most of Gina maxwell books so well done. The characters were great and I loved how the relationship progressed and ended. xx
2.5 stars...would have been 3.5 if longer.

This is Fluffy Bunny, candy coated sweetness without the calories ;)

Safety Gang put it on your TBR for a quick, safe read.
Delia Binder
Aug 06, 2014 rated it liked it
So what happens when a gal, who's been besties with this guy since they were kids and even shares a duplex with him, along with most meals when he's not cutting a swath through the female population of the town they live in, decides to take off for a romance convention in Las Vegas in the hopes of hooking up with a male cover model for some casual sex, since her guy pal has never shown any sexual interest in her? If you answered, "He's always been in love with her, but never wanted to ruin what ...more
Three Chicks
Aug 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
4 Vegas Style Stars!

Review by Allison East

This book was a fun, sexy read that centered around two best friends in love with each other- but neither one of them knowing it!

Gina Maxwell always has the sexiness down pat- I love her books. There really hasn't been a book I have read by her that I didn't enjoy. And Tempting Her Best Friend was no exception. And of course the friends as lovers bit- what's not to love?

Alyssa Miller is done being second best to her friend and roommate, Dillon. She nee
Jul 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Your family and it's history does not define who you are.

Dillon Alexander grew up with a father who couldn't handle marriage. His father would always say, "This time is different" but just being the same. Dillon also grew up believing that being in a long term serious relationship wasn't in his DNA.

Alyssa Miller, is in love with her best friend, Dillon, plans a weekend full of seductions to get Dillon to notice her as more than his best friend, and to get their friendship relationship into a ser
Jul 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
With a title that gives a huge hint at what to expect, Tempting Her Best Friend was a great short sweet read from Gina L. Maxwell with a good dose of sexy. Novella's often leave me wanting more, but this didn't - Alyssa and Dillon didn't need any more and it's set things up nicely for for more in the series.


Aly and Dillon were completely loveable and having been best friends for 18 years they already know each other inside and out. They live next door to one another, they hang out together and t
Sunny (Kindles & Wine Book Blog)
I am a HUGE fan of Gina L. Maxwell and I gobble up everything of hers I can get my hands on. So when I heard about her new Vegas series, starting with Tempting Her Best Friend , I was thrilled! Even though this didn’t hit the mark like other books I’ve read from this author, I did enjoy it. Here’s a quick breakdown:

*The friends to lovers trope (which I typically LOVE) didn’t really connect with me between Alyssa and Dillon. They were both completely in love with each other, but neither had th
Kim Reads (Read Your Writes Book Reviews)
Reviewed for Read Your Writes Book Reviews
by Kim

I will admit, I’m late to the Gina Maxwell bandwagon. I had no ideal what to expect. Well, I should have known that the book was going to pack some heat. I didn’t expect to laugh so much.

Alyssa Miller and Dillon Alexander have been friends since they were kids, almost twenty years. During most of that time, they have liked each other as more than friends, they just haven’t said anything. They’re next door neighbors who have been in a sexless relat
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Gina L. Maxwell is a full-time writer, wife, and mother living in the upper Midwest, despite her scathing hatred of snow and cold weather. An avid romance novel addict, she began writing as an alternate way of enjoying the romance stories she loves to read. Her debut novel, Seducing Cinderella, hit both the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists in less than four weeks, and she’s been livin ...more

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