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So Good

(Alpha Dogs #1)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  1,233 ratings  ·  320 reviews
On the roof of a house outside Truelove, Maine, master carpenter Max Doyle looks down through a skylight and sees the most beautiful woman he’s ever laid eyes on. She’s naked, she’s gorgeous, and everything about her is perfect, down to the ball-busting tattoo of a rose that wraps around her hip. But it isn’t just any woman making his knees buckle. It’s his best friend, Ro ...more
Kindle Edition, 280 pages
Published August 7th 2017
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
So Good - Nicola Rendell

So Good is book one in the brand new series, Alpha Dogs by Nicola Rendell. Nicola has quickly become one of my very favorite authors. This book…the only way I can think of to put it into words is that it is “everything.” It checked off every single thing on my mental list of what makes a book great. I laughed out loud (at inappropriate moments.) I sighed, I swooned, it has adorable animals, it’s sexy as heck. I could go on and on. Nicola has the most adorable pets in this book. Just gaze at the
Bookworm Extraordinaire
Jul 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing


descriptionPerfect cover on this one really. Excellent representation of the hero and Cupcake. Great composition. Great title work.description

descriptionThis was one of those reads that just make you smile from beginning to end. It was a super cute and incredibly sweet best friends to lovers romance that was well written. I sometimes find this author can get a bit wordy in her books which tend to make then drag in places, but I didn't have that issue in this one. The pace seemed perfect, and I never felt the need to skim.


XxTainaxX Curvy and Nerdy
Aug 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was such a feel good friends-to-lovers story. It was the full package: sexy, funny, sweet, interesting, and I thoroughly enjoyed every second.

"And you just bring us whatever the chef would send out if he were on the most important date of his life."

Max realizes that his bestie Rosie is the real deal after he is brought to awareness when seeing her disrobing unaware. They have the initial fears of ruining their relationship but once they get past that, they really connect on a deeper l
Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
It's LIVE!!

🐾🐾 5 "Who can resist this man and his love for Cupcake?" stars!! 🐾🐾

Max and Rosie have been best friends for more than two decades. They have always been there for each other and are the kind of friends who can predict what the other is thinking and can finish each other’s sentences. Where there is Max, you will more than likely find Rosie. They have never crossed the line. Ever. However, lines get blurred when Max is up on Rosie’s roof doing repairs and spots
Aug 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars.

This book is seriously what it says on the tin. So. Bloody. Good.

“I saw you naked today. Through your skylight.”

This isn't the first Nicola Rendell I've read, and it just reinforces her talent of blending delicious and dirty with heartwarming sweetness and hilarity. I love me a best-friends-to-lovers romance and this is up there—it literally had it all.


You'll never go far wrong with me when it comes to a man who loves his animals, and I kid you not, Max Doyle will leave you a pu
This was the absolute CUTEST ROMANCE I've read this year AND a FAVORITE of mine from this author! These characters were as LOVABLE as they were UNFORGETTABLE! Sexy, sweet, hilarious, and just a FEEL GOOD love story!

Nicola Rendell always brings the FEEL GOOD ROMANCE, but there was just something about this best friends-to-lovers romance that made me want to scream my love for it to anyone who would listen. Max Doyle was just an INCREDIBLE male lead in this sexy and sweet romantic comedy. He made
Lacey (laceybooklovers)
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It seems I rarely give out 5 stars these days, but THIS BOOK, y’all. I simply adored everything about So Good. It was pretty much the PERFECT best friends to lovers romance. I haven’t read a book with this trope in a while, especially one that was this good. I adored the main characters, the humor had me giggling like crazy, and there are DOGS!!! Seriously – So Good is sweet perfection. If you’re in the mood for an adorable romance that will leave your hea
Aug 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: shit-hot-series
5 - "It was always you." Stars!

So Good is the first book I have read by Nicola Rendell, but having seen nothing but positive reviews for her previous books, I had no hesitation in diving right in.

This book literally emulates in title, in that is is Sooooo Good I absolutely adored Rosie and Max’s best friends to lovers story.

He was my rock. He was my compass. Our friendship was my anchor.

Low drama, high entertainment, plenty of laughs, lots of sexy times, it was just a really well written en
Natasha is a Book Junkie
“Every moan, every writhe, every feeling you have, Rosie Madden. I want to put my name all over this body. I’m never, ever letting you go.”

It must be said that the sex in this book is not just explosive—it is downright NUCLEAR. It is so finger-lickin’ good that I think I’ve got entire paragraphs memorized simply from re-reading them so many times. And yet, that is not even one of the main reasons I loved this book so much. I’ve come to count on all the ways Nicola Rendell always mana

For Keeps.

A sweet, sexy, witty friends to lover’s story.

I really like Ms. Rendell’s writing style she sucks you in with her writing and the characters that she has created. And I will be reading her other books as well.

Max and Rosie have been friends for going on twenty years. Not once did they recognise that they could be anything more than friends.

That is until…

Max catches Rosie and sees her in a light he thought he never would. Things will never be the same. They cross the line. A sweet ro
I originally found this author on Netgalley. I read and enjoyed a couple of her books/ARC (Confessed, Professed, Hail Mary). I bought this due to the awesomely cute cover. A man and his dog. Hmm
I do like the friends to lover trope-MOST of the time.
Max and Roxie have known each other for more than half their lives. They're best friends who've never been more than that. Or have they? Max makes the first move. He finally speaks up.Why now? Why did he wait so long? Why didn't they TALK?
That day has


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I mean this is hands down one of the most adorable and beloved stories I have ever had the pleasure to read!


Rosie and Max...


Now all that sweetness, love and everything aside..


It was truly the best thing ever.
I am just so so so happy that blurb was the exact description of what was inside.

Julia and Cupcake omfg I have never had so much fun reading
Michelle Claypot_Reads
Jul 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: rom-com
I loved everything about this best friends to lovers story. Such a fun read.

Max is DIVINE!!!!!! Rosie is just the sweetest character ever and don't even get me started on Cupcake the chihuahua and Julia the cat. I laughed so hard at some of their scenes I snorted.

Max and Rosie have been best friends since school, until they become so much more. All it takes is a bad date and a protective best friend to change everything. This is the very best kind of friends to lovers romance because you genuin
Aug 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: august-2017
So sweet.
So sexy.
So romantic.
So charming.

So Good is without a doubt, one of the best friends to lovers romances out there. These two characters are literally the best of friends, with a deep, soulful connection that the reader feels immediately. I can't even begin to describe how much these two lit me up and made me smile and swoon.

Nicola Rendell is one of the best as writing romances that are sweet and sexy but oh so hot. Her males are the best kind, ones that scream

This book was less than mediocre. I didn't think it was spectacular or anything in the beginning. In fact it was just an OK friends to lovers story until it got to the part about 20-25% into the story where they have sex for the first time. And while they are having sex he asks her about her rose tattoo and she tells him how someone she had a passionate thing with named Francisco tattooed it on her last year and then he asked if she loved this Francisco and she said a little. THIS WAS WHILE
Aug 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It was such an amazing sweet book!

Shoutout to Carol for writing an awesome review and putting this gem onto my radar ! Cant wait for more !!

Christina Szczepan-santos
Jul 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
☆☆Full review to come☆☆

Ahhhhh she did it again! Amazing hawt story
Jul 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: aug2017
So Good………… YES IT IS!

My face hurts from smiling so much and my stomach from laughing so much. This book is equal parts sexy, sweet, and fun! It’s a refreshing iced tea on a hot summer day….. it definitely hit the spot.

Nicola Rendell created a wonderful and satisfying laugh out loud best friends to lovers story. She answers the ago old questions:

♥ Can life long best friends move beyond the friend zone and make it work?

♥ Can dogs and cats be friends?

I loved everything about this book. Max and Ro
~ Cariad ~
Aug 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

Loved, but could really have done with them getting on with things at times!

The back and forth, the should we/shouldn't we of the relationship (even after they'd gotten together) was slightly annoying and could have been avoided - that's my half off!

Overall though, a terrific story, a great couple, I adored the way they spoke about each other in their minds and the way they went at it in the sex scenes was perfection - loved the bedroom banter so much!

It ends on a perfect HEA too - I'm
Aug 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

The friends to lovers trope is one of my favorites so this had to be so unbearably bad for me not to like it. Luckily, as the title says, this was so good and also... so sweet, so sexy, and so darn cute! So, yeah, it's safe to say that I loved this one.

There's just something magical about the story of best friends falling in love and Max and Rosie are no exception. These two have been the best of friends for almost 20 years and they pretty much do almost everything together. They are a
Melanie A. *mostly on hiatus*
Sep 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-favorites
SOOO GOOD, yet so frustrating!

I felt like a bit of yo-yo reading this one, swinging back and forth from OMG!!! I love it!!! to grrrr!!!

Firstly, Nicola Rendell is funny! I laughed out loud more times than I can count. And the scenes near the start of the novel at the bar were some of the best comedic writing I've ever read.

Secondly, Max. Gahh! Max is the best hero I've read in a long time. Completely swoon-worthy, sweet, alpha goodness. One who goes from saying things like:
Red Cheeks Reads
Aug 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing

I have yet to read something by the talented Nicola Rendell that I haven’t enjoyed immensely. Incredibly, she just seems to get better with each new book that she releases. Her writing is, quite simply, romantic comedy magic. She gives me exactly what I hope for when I crack a book in this genre open, and it’s the reason why she’s fast become a favorite author of mine.

Best friends since middle school, Rosie and Max have the kind of in-sync, rare and special friendship that everyone wa
Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
Aug 13, 2017 rated it really liked it

4.5 Stars

‘Love is friendship set on fire ‘ Jeremy Taylor

Wow! Wow! Double wow’s are needed here because Max and Rosie’s friendship didn’t just catch on fire, it exploded into an inferno! Talk about bloody hot! These two burned up the pages as the chemistry between them went from zero to sixty in seconds flat!

‘With my tongue, I made her understand all the shit I hadn’t yet said. I want you. I adore you. I need to be inside you.’

Max and Rosie’s relationship became the ultimate friends to lovers’
Nicole P
This was a fun and enjoyable read. Friends-to lover trope that was sweet and endearing. Max Doley was described as being an alpha male but I didn't pick up on that. He had a few traits, especially in the bedroom, but I thought all round he was a good guy who finally woke up to what was in front of him. As for Rosie Madden she was a the cutest thing! Easy to laugh, caring, beautiful and oh so sweet. The two of them together was wonderful and their journey to a HEA was entertaining with a cute dog ...more
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YES. YES. YESSS!! Nicola Rendell is one of my all time fave romance authors. Her story lines are always original. Her heroes are always super dirty AND super swoony. Her sexy scenes are ALWAYS off the charts HOT. We are talking, have the fans ready HOT. And I always, always laugh so hard I cry.

I adored Max and Rosie's story. Friends to lovers is one of my favourite things to read and she did such a great job with this one. I fell in love with the characters including the dog an
Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
Aug 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017

4.5 Stars

‘Love is friendship set on fire ‘ Jeremy Taylor

Wow! Wow! Double wow’s are needed here because Max and Rosie’s friendship didn’t just catch on fire, it exploded into an inferno! Talk about bloody hot! These two burned up the pages as the chemistry between them went from zero to sixty in seconds flat!

‘With my tongue, I made her understand all the shit I hadn’t yet said. I want you. I adore you. I need to be inside you.’

Max and Rosie’s relationship became the ultimate friends to lovers’
Trish Kitty Taylor  ***narniaandbeyond***
So good.. not even close. So god damned PERFECT is how I would sum this fantastic read up.

So laugh out loud funny. So charmingly witty. So bloody cute. So touchingly tender. So sexily passionate. So explosively combustible….You get the hint lol?? Seriously, it's is without question just so damned perfect. From the first word to the very last, this friends to lovers story held me captive, I couldn't tear my eyes away from this super sexy, gorgeously funny story of Max & Rosie, the best of friends
A friends to lovers book, featuring Max, a master carpenter, and his best friend Rosie, an children's book illustrator.

The two have been inseparable since they met as young children, but never crossed the line between friendship and something more. The book starts with an incident that changes that, and their relationship forever.

(view spoiler)
Vicky Wilson
Jul 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Nicola Rendell is not a new author to me but is one that I will pick up anything new she has written and start reading without even looking at the blurb. Lucky me got this one gifted to me for an honest review and wow it was so good!!!!

This book was low in angst which was refreshing, we all like some drama but it's always nice to just have a nice fun read. Rosie and Max have been friends forever and love each other dearly but one little moment changes the dynamic that has always been there but n
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Bestselling author Nicola Rendell loves writing naughty romantic comedies. After receiving a handful of degrees from a handful of places, she now works as a professor in New England. Nicola’s work has been featured in USA Today’s Happy Ever After and the Huffington Post. She loves to cook, sew, and play the piano. Her hobbies might make her sound like an old lady, but she’s totally okay with that. ...more

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