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Ken

(Bad Boys for Hire #2)

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After Jolie Becker is left at the altar, her friends secretly hire a handsome beach bum to cheer her up.

When an accident ends his professional surfing career, Ken Cassidy wants nothing more than to land an acting role. Little does he know, his best acting job will be helping a jilted bride get her confidence back.

Everything changes when love kicks in. Will Jolie believe Ke
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✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰
Cute little romance.
We saw lots of Hawaii. ☺
Cathy Brockman
Wow! Rachelle Ayala never ceases to amaze me. Every book she writes is so unique and so good. I started reading this, and before I realized it, I was up half the night finishing it.
Bad Boys for Hire Ken is book two in the series and can be read alone as both books are so different, but you would probably enjoy it even more if you read in order since there are recurring characters, and the beginning picks up with Jolie's wedding.

Jolie is stranded at the altar after her husband-to-be is a no show.
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Amber
Mar 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Bad Boys For Hire: Ken is a deeply moving and intensely raw journey of learning to truly accept every part of yourself. If you don’t love yourself, you will never believe that anyone else can ever honestly love you. Wisdom may come with age, but that doesn’t mean that it gets any easier to find reasons to love yourself when you have been clearly shown just how deeply flawed and perfectly unworthy you are of the mark set before you. No matter how powerful and genuine the love of another is, it wi ...more
Pam
Mar 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Bad Boys for Hire is a business providing actors for hire to fill requests for clients, usually for fake boyfriends & party dates. Ken is an ex-surfer, model, actor that works for the service. He is asked to take on the role as a groom to help a bride save face after the groom didn't show. What the bride doesn't know is that her friends gagged & tied him up after they caught him having sex with the stripper from the bachelor party. Jolie has extreme OCD & likes her lists a little too ...more
Sam Spencer
Mar 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
I don't know what to say...
Carpe diem
We had the sweet, the sassy, the restricted, the douchy... all mixed together in a sexy, hilarious soul melting mix that made me want to swoon at times
Ken is a delicious, hypoallergenic read
I just want to nibble at him!!!!
Isha Coleman
Jul 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads

I loved the print version and I am a big fan of expanding my book collection, but the audiobook presented some stiff competition. I can't decide, so it's a good thing I saw the need to buy both. Mr. Abell brings his humor to the table. He never takes
Jen_C
I gotta stop believing the hype about freebies.

It started out pretty good, then became a bit insensitive if not offensive and then got cringeworthy. You may love it but it was NOT FOR ME.

Examples: Insensitive/annoying. Repeatedly referring to a character as "the Asian woman" and another as "the cripple", "the disabled" and others as "the hired help".
- The word diary appeared where it should have been dairy at least 3 times. She was allergic to dairy products, not a journal-like book.
- The word
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Lori
Sep 15, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: audiobooks
An entertaining and enjoyable addition to the series. I was really looking forward to this book based on how much I liked the first in the series and while I enjoyed the story I didn't end up liking it as much as the first book. The story just never drew me in completely. I am looking forward to next book in the series about Carole.

It's a sweet, fun, sometimes steamy romance that actually deals with the issue of self esteem and the insecurities we all have at times. Learning to like and accept y
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Angelica Lichtner
Mar 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This story is so different from the first book, it is steady and romantic and full of wonders and even if things are going on, it is not as full of action as the first one. Does this make the book bad? Of curse not, that its different dont make it bad, it gives it another depth and this story is different and should be different because it has different characters. Jolie is a different person with a different life and I love how OCD she is and how it effects the entire book. It made me laught an ...more
Heather
Sep 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audible-read
When Jolie's fiancee is caught cheating right before her wedding, her besties do the only thing self-respecting bridesmaids would do... they hogtie him, lock him in a room, and try to hire a Bad Boy to replace him for the ceremony! Surfer Ken is sent for the role, but he arrives too late to play the part. When Jolie decides to take her Hawaiian honeymoon with a friend, Jolie's friends decide to send Ken to Hawaii to intercept her and take her mind off her cheating fiancee.

This is book two in the
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Chantel Rhondeau
What a fun read! This is a fast-moving story that includes characters who had minor parts in Bad Boys For Hire: Ryker. It can be read as a standalone.

Ken is the perfect guy! Really, I don't know any woman who wouldn't want to take this hunk home. Sweet, considerate, devoted to his injured sister, and all around swoony. Not to say he doesn't have his flaws or make mistakes, but really, those should be forgiven. LOL Jolie is a fun character. With her list of problems, allergies, and general diffi
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Jessica
Mar 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Miss Rachelle Ayala knows how to soften your heart.

Jolie and Ken's relationship started when they were kids. Ken was being bullied and turned into a very handsome escort. Ken will keep you breathless, his endless love for his sister is unremarkable. Miss Rachelle Ayala knows how to soften your heart. You will adore him more as you go along with the story.

Jolie is an allergy prone who is also has OCD. I loved her friendship with Nikki. Disaster happened during the Bachelor party. Nikki saves the
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Patricia Conley
Mar 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is the 2nd book in the Bad Boys for Hire series. You should read the 1st book before you read this one so you are familiar with the characters. Jolie is ready to marry Warren, however, he doesn't show up at the Church. Jolie's friends, try to get a stand in groom and call Bad Boy Bikers for hire. Ken arrives, but is too late. Jolie has already called off the wedding. He agrees to go to Hawaii to try to "take her mind off" of the wedding gone bad. Jolie take's Nikki in Warren's place and Ken ...more
Yomari Suarez
May 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Fun, sassy and very entertaining! Another great story of love finding it's way and overcoming even the most picky and uncooperative people. Jolie's perfectly planned wedding turns out not so perfect after all: shellfish for a family plagued with allergies, flowers switched with another wedding, redecorating the cake just before the wedding, and, to top it off, the groom got too cozy to one of the strippers. Her friends couldn't let Jolie's special day go down the drain, so they did the only thin ...more
Patty
Aug 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Bad Boys for Hire...what a fun series this is! Ken is the first of the series that I have listened to, but if it is any indication of the others, I am grabbing them all and giving them a listen! From start to finish, Rachelle Ayala gives you love, passion, angst, and meddling all wrapped up in to a fun filled book. Jolie Becker is left at the alter, and is off on her honeymoon. There she "meets" Ken. Little does she know, he works for Bad Boys for Hire....and what she doesn't know about him can ...more
Wulfwyn
Jul 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed listening to this story. I found it to be funnier than I expected. When I picked it up, I was expecting a steamy romance. I got that. This story is definitely steamy. I was also expecting it to be a bit more on the serious or depressing side. Being stood up at the altar doesn't make for happy times. Yet that is what Rachelle Ayala gave us. The "honeymoon" was hilarious! The story also held a sweet surprise for me. That twist made it more interesting. The return of the groom made for so ...more
Stacey
Apr 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
this is part of the summer heat box set coming out at the end of this month just 9 days away . this was given in exchange for a honest review .
so what happens when you are left at the alter and go on your honeymoon though minus the groom . and go with your best friend . but what if a childhood friend who went to your school was there in the same place can they be together or will they each have to realize they must first love themselves before they can love another . and what the groom shows up
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Ella
Jul 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What happens when your best friends find out your fiancé is a two timing bum? But they also don't want you left at the alter? This story is just that. Jolie has no clue that he friend and maid of honor is the reason behind the delay then cancellation of your wedding. But Jolie is a planner and she is going to go on the honeymoon that she was planning on going on as a newly wed. So what if the groom is missing she'll make the best of it with her best friend.
Ken was at the right place to be set u
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Linda  Johnston
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This was an interesting story Jolie was getting married, she picked everything except the honeymoon. They get married because later in the book you found out they tied the groom to the bed after spending the night with a stripper. A friend hired Ken to act as the groom on the honeymoon. He liked her when they were kids and he wanted to see if she remember him. He did everything for her to have a happy honeymoon and they fell in live. She scared of water but he showed her how to surf and s
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Phylis Carpenter
Mar 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Another awesome book by Rachelle Ayala. I received this book as an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Jolie is an organized person, she has her life mapped out where she wants to be at certain points in her life. She has her wedding and honey moon planned out. She is always one who follows through on all her plans. When her groom doesn't show up for the wedding. Well he does, but she doesn't know that, thanks to her meddling friends. Her friend Nikki hires a replacement.

Once the replacement s
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Claire
Aug 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
While this is book 2 in the series it could be listened to as a standalone book.

While this is a story of romance it's also more. It's got some fairly deep themes included, especially around self acceptance but is also light and an easy read/listen. It's sweet, sexy and funny.

I like the characters, both Ken and Jolie have interesting points and it's clear that a fair bit of thought went into creating their back stories.

The narration is great, the character voices are really good and it had a nice
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Catrina
Aug 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Jolie has her quirks... she is very organized and needs to follow her lists to completion, she has more allergies than I could ever imagine a single person having, and she's been left at the alter.

Ken has secretly been hired to fill in for the missing groom on the honeymoon, but there's a complication. Ken has feelings for Jolie, and has since they were in elementary school. How can he go through with the job.

I really enjoyed listening to Jolie and Ken's story. Chris Abel, deliver another wonde
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Nadine Young
Jul 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was such a fun book. I adored that he was the pumpkin that turned into her prince! A great guy that you just can't help but to fall in love with. It was really touching to see the relationship with his sister too.

Don't want to give anymore of it away but this is touching and fun with a nice dash of heat!

Worth a credit: YES - and a great beach read / listen!

I was provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher in exchange for an honest review.
KimberlyDawn
Mar 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Jolie was left at the altar. Little did she know, her friends made that happen due to Warren being a cheat. When she decides to go on the honeymoon anyway, her friend "hires" Ken to cheer her up. But when Ken realizes who he is supposed to cheer up, he decides he doesn't want payment. Jolie and Ken have great chemistry. But is it enough? Can they get past all the obstacles they have? This was a great story, and I really loved it!
H
Aug 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
"Honeymoon honey saves the day."

I'm in love with bad boys for hire and Ken does not disappoint. I finished the audiobook in one day because I just couldn't stop. It's a very good story that is sweet and fun. I look forward to another bad boy for hire. I voluntarily reviewed this audiobook after receiving an advanced copy I requested.
Pauline Frost
Mar 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Again Rachelle Ayala has a very interesting story for you. You just cannot go wrong on reading this series. Pulls you in from the start and even with the cast of characters it is easy to follow along with how everyone adds to the story.
Terri Merkel
Mar 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Bad boys for hire Ken is a journey that is full of raw emotions and soul searching. Ken and Jolie are two people that will have you questioning some of your own actions and thought process. You will definitely find yourself wanting more.
Ashley Hedden
Sep 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ken: Hawaiian Holiday by Rachelle Ayala was a good read. Jolie is left at the altar and her friend D's secretly hired a beach bum to go on her honeymoon with her. Ken helps Jolie bring her confidence back up and they didn't expect to fall in love. I can't wait to read more by Rachelle Ayala.
Lola Riggs
May 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Rachelle Ayala as done it again. I Love this book. A strong sexy man, a jilted bride, and the beach Romance all wrapped up. Secrets can harm a relationship , can Jolie and Ken overcome and have the happily ever after . Can't wait for more.
Kris Woltzen
Jun 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Love this bad boy for hire series. Not your typical romance to start with but a very nice ending in the end.
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Rachelle Ayala is an award-winning USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance and romantic suspense. She writes emotionally challenging stories but believes in the power of love and hope.

Her book, Knowing Vera, won the 2015 Angie Ovation Award, and A Father for Christmas garnered a 2015 Readers' Favorite Gold Award. Christmas Stray was awarded the 2016 Readers' Favorite Gold Award and A
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