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The BFD: A Big Deal Romantic Comedy

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What do you do when you’re being sued by a sexy, professional football player?

Whatever the jerk asks.

Calder Castleman nailed the top three spots on my Never Not EVER dating list.

 Pro athlete

Which means he's a triple threat of thou-shalt-not.

His cocky attitude had me immediately putting him on ignore, but Never Not EVER list be damned, those mischievous hazel eyes that gleamed with his every dirty thought, along with that body of his—holy smokes, that body—suddenly had me agreeing to go on exactly one date with him.

Oh. And the lawsuit he's threatened me with also might’ve helped persuade me.

I’m known as The Big F*%$ing Deal.

Just ask the fans.

My job is to throw touchdown passes that win games, and I get paid millions to do it.

Not only was I named the AP "Player of the Year" for two years running, most recently, Petra Hyatt, Hollywood gossip blogger, anointed me with the same title, she just wasn’t referring to football.

Yeah, yeah. I know I sound like an a$$hole, but, ladies, come on. Can I help it if I’m hot, charming and well-hung?

In all honesty, I’m really a pretty nice guy once you get to know me.

But Rori Flannigan—possible girl of my dreams—doesn't want to get to know me. Matter of fact, she couldn’t care less that she screwed with my love life and made me look like an idiot.

So I’m going to make her care.

And once she sees what a great catch I am, she’ll beg me to drop the pending lawsuit make her mine. Because who wouldn’t want to be with me?

I’m The BFD

First published September 29, 2017

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Harper Bentley

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USA Today Best Selling author Harper Bentley writes about hot alpha males who love hard. She's taught high school English forever, and although she’s managed to maintain her sanity regardless of her career choice, jumping into the world of publishing her own books goes to show that she might be closer to the ledge than was previously thought.

After traveling the nation in her younger years as a military brat, having lived in Alaska, Washington State and California, she now resides in Oklahoma with her teenage daughter, two dogs and one cat, happily writing stories that she hopes her readers will enjoy.

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Profile Image for Leslie Carson.
Author 5 books36 followers
October 11, 2017
Harper Bentley delivers a hilarious, sweet touchdown with The BFD (A Big Deal Romantic Comedy Book 1). Calder and Rori are both strong-willed and opinionated, and their chemistry is undeniable. The banter back and forth between these two is refreshing, smart, and laugh out loud funny.

You can always count on Harper to bring you characters you fall in love with, and I’m excited to see what she has in store for us in the next installment of this series.

Go. Run. Download this hilarious romantic comedy. 5 big touchdown stars!

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573 reviews41 followers
October 25, 2017
The BFD by Harper Bentley is a funny romantic book. The characters are fun and well written. This was an incredibly fast read for me. I enjoyed the back and forth between the characters. Once I really started reading this book I literally couldn’t stop reading it and stayed up until I had finished. I deem this book crack. I wasn’t sure that I was going to like Calder with his cocky attitude but he kind of grew on me. I thought his methods were pretty genius at getting Rori to go out with him. Anyway I would recommend this book if you like romantic comedy’s. I would rate this 5 stars!!
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2,138 reviews35 followers
October 25, 2017
Ok there's funny and then there's laugh-loud-enough-to-get-weird-looks, fall out of your chair funny! I super enjoyed The BFD by Harper Bentley. This author is new to me but I will definitely seek out her books in the future!

Now this is definitely not the first dual point of view book I've read. But especially at the start and the end, the way they tell the story is unique and amusing! Oh and there's a happily ever after.

Calder is a football player and a PLAYER off the field. But this is definitely one of those stories where once he sees her, all other girls don't exist. I like that. And Rori has had her heart broken in the past. She's got serious walls up. She's funny, and sassy, and has a take no bull atittude. I loved her and her friend that she runs her shop with.

The title calls this A Big Deal Romantic Comedy book one, so this girl is hoping for a series! Harper, you have a new fan in me!
Profile Image for Leslie Carson.
Author 5 books36 followers
October 11, 2017
Harper Bentley delivers a hilarious, sweet touchdown with The BFD (A Big Deal Romantic Comedy Book 1). Calder and Rori are both strong-willed and opinionated, and their chemistry is undeniable. The banter back and forth between these two is refreshing, smart, and laugh out loud funny.

You can always count on Harper to bring you characters you fall in love with, and I’m excited to see what she has in store for us in the next installment of this series.

Go. Run. Download this hilarious romantic comedy. 5 big touchdown stars!

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706 reviews14 followers
October 2, 2017
Where can I get a BFD of my very own?

Harper Bentley has proven once again why she is one of my automatic one-click authors! The BFD was a great read that I absolutely could not put down. Calder and Rori were such a fun, sexy couple. I caught myself laughing out loud several time and the only thing I didn't like about this book was that it had to end. I highly recommend The BFD to anyone who wants a fun rom-com.
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2,185 reviews56 followers
October 3, 2017
I really loved Rori and Calder's story. It was fast paced, plenty of laughs and the right level of chemistry. I loved the dual POVs and the epilogue was super fun. Great quick sports read and the BFD doesn't disappoint.
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813 reviews5 followers
November 5, 2017
The BFD is a hilarious tongue-in-cheek romance about Calder Castleman, Star QB and known to his fans as The BFD, and the woman he’s ‘suing’ for defamation, Rori Flannigan. Calder and Rori are telling the story straight to the reader and it’s a fresh take on romance! I really enjoyed this one!
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1,425 reviews
February 4, 2021
Let’s start with introductions first:

BFD ‘Big Bleeping Deal...in this instance, the ‘D’ does not stand for deal. Calder Castleman is a NFL quarterback, arrogant, egotistical and a womaniser. Until one woman brings him to his knees.

Calder Castleman is NFL quarterback extraordinaire. His mother refers to him as sweetheart, his father calls him son and his twin sister, Carson calls him “obnoxious jerk so full of himself that if he ate too much, he’d probably poop out body parts,” but she says it in the most loving of ways. Heh. His four-year-old niece, Tinley, calls him “Unca Cawda,” to everyone else, he’s simply known as Castle.

Then there are the fans. To them, he’s The BFD because they say I’m a big f-king deal.

And let’s not forget the women, his female fans use different adjectives, mostly they refer to him as, “Oh, God, you’re huge”

If you like stories about hot, confident alpha guys, you’re in the right place.
What’s that? You’d rather hear how some poor sexy, cocky bastard was taken down about thirty notches by a woman who wouldn’t give him the time of day? Even after it was her fault she delivered the wrong flowers to the wrong chicks and got the guy into all kinds of hot water, and she still hasn’t apologised?

You’re definitely in the right place.

Rori has a nurturing, supportive family, her brothers especially Roarke, should be a prime example of a loving family.

Rori is twenty-five, from Washington, D.C. and grew up with a household of boys, all older than her, Ramsey, Reese, Rhett and Roark, eight, six and four years older, respectively. She knows all about sports, had a football crammed into her bassinet at three-days old, courtesy of Roark. Every Thanksgiving, when their cousins—all boys, of course—would come visit when she was little, it never failed that she’d hear one of her brothers bellow, “Rori! Come play now!” and out she’d traipse having discarded the dress and mary janes that her mum forced her to wear—“Randall, I’ll never be able to turn this child into a girl!”—for jeans, tennis shoes and a sweatshirt to play football with them.

“Side note: As I’ve gotten older and considered having kids of my own someday, I now feel kind of bad for Mom since she’d dealt with ten whole years of nothing but rowdy boys until I, her miracle girl baby, had finally come along…only to turn out to be a tomboy. Whoops.”

She is the co-owner of an adjoining flower shop and bakery.

Rori was with Noah for four years, he hurt her, they were engaged to be married and he fell in love with the male wedding photographer. She’d been recovering for a year and a half, remaining reticent.

Their wedding had been three weeks away and they’d met with the wedding photographer the month before. One day she realised she hadn’t paid the photographer, and stopped by, showing up at the studio, but when she got there, shocked to see Noah, he started crying, finally admitting he was in love with the photographer.

“At any rate, two years ago, my best friend Mara Lewis and I opened our flower-slash-bakery shop, Flannigan’s Flowers and Fare, backed by our silent partner, my grandma Flannigan—who lives in Florida and who I call Mimi Sue, hence the reason my last name’s in the store’s name—and Mara and I have been having the best time. She runs the flower part and I manage the bakery, and we cover for each other if need be. I open the bakery at six a.m. Monday through Saturday while she opens her shop at eight on the same days. Early on, we’d both decided we’d take Sundays off, not only because my very Catholic grandmother wouldn’t approve otherwise, but Mara and I thought we’d probably need a break, which was genius on our part. In the evenings, the bakery closes at five and the flower shop at six, and it all just works.

Growing up with four brothers, she wasn’t given much room to display stellar table manners, being the youngest at the Flannigan table, she’d figured out that when it came to filling your plate, it was “you snooze, you lose”. The hundreds—I’m not even exaggerating—of late-night peanut butter and jelly sandwiches I’d had to make for myself over the years to stave off hunger proved it. Seriously, if any of us kids stopped eating to turn our head to talk to someone, the next thing we knew, when looking back at our plate, we’d see that what was left of the hamburger or pizza or steak had been snatched. It wasn’t Mom and Dad stealing our food. It was them. They were the perpetrators. I’m speaking of Ramsey, Reese, Rhett and Roark the pigs, aka growing boys, who were always starving, and they practically ate us out of house and home. Thankfully, Mom, a bigwig event planner in D.C, and Dad, a paediatrician, made enough to pay for all the dietary debauchery that went on. I did my fair share of food snatching. Consequently, I’d learned to protect what was mine and also to stealthily talk with food in my mouth, which led to the subtle art of chipmunk cheeks, where I pocketed my food to the sides before speaking. Mara says it’s cute when I unknowingly do it and says she gets a kick out of how she can never see any food, so it’s all good. And I think I deserve mad props for having dropped the habit of circling one arm around my plate while hunching over it like some starving orphan.”

Ganging up on Rori at the Mara’s parents, she redirects the attention to Mara’s younger sister.

“Can we talk about how Shannon and Olly have some weird Marque de Sade relationship going on?”

At Shannon’s look on indignation, I smirked. How do you like being the monkey in the cage, little sister?

Mrs. L gasped, glancing at her youngest. “Are you into,” she leaned over the table lowering her voice to a whisper, “whips and chains?”

Shooting me a, You’re so gonna pay, look before turning back to her mom, Shannon snorted. “Yes, Mother. Olly and I are Fifty Shading the sh*t out of it.”

Mr. L excused himself with a heavy sigh as Mara and I exchanged a look and giggled.

“Oh, my God,” Mrs. L went on. “If tampons are involved, I’m going to disown you.”

We girls burst out laughing, and while Shannon regaled her mother with scenes from the book, making her think she and her coworker were participating in the deeds, I breathed easier knowing my lack of a love life was no longer the focus.

Calder...has a competitive streak, during an Easter hunt, he made at least fifteen kids cry after knocking them to the ground so he could get to the eggs before they did. They were all at least twice his age.

IF his GPS says he’ll arrive in so many minutes, he must beat it.

When they were thirteen, his twin sister Carson sent her picture in to a magazine for a beauty contest. He sent his in too. He won. It was girls only.

See? Competitive. I’ve never been okay with losing. He imagines that he probably stole baby bottles from Carson when they were babies.

So...’Castlegate’ happened, Rori was manning both shops because the prior night they’d been celebrating her assistant manager, Michelle’s birthday. Mara had fallen outside the last bar and broken her damn tooth. It’d been hilarious at the time, but when the alcohol had worn off that next morning, she was in a great deal of pain.

Calder orders flower arrangements for two different women complete with intimate messages (**wink, wink**). At first his message is cute until she realises he’s being a cad sending flowers to two different women. In the midst of juggling both her and Mara’s shop on a very busy day, she made a gaffe. You got it, the ladies got the wrong flowers complete with wrong personal messages.

He rings her, when that effort fails, he pays her a personal visit. When she’s not struck dumb by all that is the BFD, he resorts to filing legal action.

“You’re arrogant! You’re a pro athlete! And you’re a player! You’re also…breathing!” She said that last part almost as if it were a tragedy. “I can’t go out with someone who sends two separate flower bouquets to two different women on the same day and writes sweet nothings on their cards just so he can get laid!”

“My game plan was now right on track—I’d take Rori to dinner tonight, she’d apologize, I’d graciously accept it, then we’d go back to my place where we’d have great sex, getting her out of my head once and for all, and depending on how amazing the sex was, I’d either keep her around for a little bit or cut her loose. I saw that eye roll. Come on. You know you did the same thing when you weren’t ready to settle down, kept someone around just because, then let them go when you were ready to move on. Uh huh.”. Must credit a man for honesty.

He sues her for defamation of character, forcing her into a date.

“It is my belief that the Defendant listed above was the agent that produced the alleged defamatory statements against me. They therefore unlawfully caused me injuries and damages for which I seek reparations”! Rori’s name was explicitly mentioned…”libellous/slanderous material…clearly understood by audience members…the following aspects of the material are explicitly false:  Ms. Flannigan suggested I had a sexually transmitted disease, of which I do not nor ever have had. She posted a comment on a nationally publicized web article making me appear as if I had lost all my mental faculties. Ms. Flannigan purposely sent orders to the wrong clients causing tremendous pain and suffering on top of emotional grief not only to me, but them as well.”

He forces her capitulation, the terms contingent on her going out with him.

Calder has a five year plan...no deviation.
1. Win the Super Bowl
2. Continue having a successful career
3. Make a lot more money to live comfortably after retiring from playing
4. He wants a family.

There is a slight glitch. He also wants Rori. The night after they sleep together, he breaks up with her.

This entire review has been hidden because of spoilers.
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268 reviews14 followers
October 27, 2017
The BFD (A Big Deal Romantic Comedy Book 1) is a very sweet romantic comedy novella written by Harper Bentley. The story takes place in Washington, DC and involves a professional football player who is the quarterback for the city's NFL team. His name is Calder Castleman, although his friends call him Castle, and the fans call him The BFD which stands for The Big F***ing Deal. Calder is 27 years old, very handsome, and a player, who enjoys sleeping with women who look like Blake Lively and the fact that women throw themselves at him. He doesn't have serious relationships because he has a “five-year plan” at the end of which he gets married and not before.

The other person involved in this story is Rori Flannigan, who is 25 years old, has lived in Washington, DC, her entire life, and owns a bakery/flower shop with her best friend, Mara Lewis. Rori was engaged to be married to her ex-fiance, Noah, until she caught him kissing their wedding photographer three weeks before their wedding. That was eighteen months before this story begins and Rori is still not ready to date again because she doesn't want to get hurt again. She even has a “Never Not EVER Dating List” that consists of men who are: #1 Arrogant, #2 Professional Athletes , and #3 Players.

One day when Mara is at the dentist getting a broken tooth repaired, Rori covers the flower shop for her and takes a flower order from Calder. Calder orders two bouquets of flowers: one being roses for one woman he has dated, and the other being daisies for a different woman he has dated, and Rori accidentally sends the flowers to the wrong addresses. This mistake causes the objects of Calder's desire to receive the other woman's bouquet which makes both women very angry, and then subsequently call Calder up and tell him that they never want to see him again. Calder decides to visit the flower shop expecting to get an apology for this mistake, but what he doesn't expect is to see beautiful Rori, who he is immediately attracted to, and who doesn't give him an apology because she thinks he's a jerk for dating two women at the same time. Rori on the other hand, is attracted to Calder but she would never admit it to anyone. Besides Calder has every trait that is on her never dating list: he's arrogant, a professional athlete, and a player.

I really enjoyed this book! I liked all of the characters that Harper Bentley created and I think that having Calder and Rori tell their story in alternating points of view was brilliant, and definitely added to the comedic tone of this novel. I also loved that this story was based in Washington, DC, since this is my hometown! It's so cool reading about places that I know well in a book. I think that all lovers of
romantic comedy will enjoy this book and I highly recommend it!
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232 reviews7 followers
October 13, 2017
And part of the total says (A BIG DEAL ROMANTIC COMEDY, BOOK 1) which tells me, there will be more like it, and I can’t wait....❤️🌼🔥
In the interest of full disclosure and in review form where no on can yell at me or tell me how stupid I am, I am admitting: This is my first Harper Bentley book....Hang on...I have 15 in my kindle library, (which I just now realized makes me an even bigger idiot!) because, and I’m assuming here, when one would release that looked good, I would buy it, while I was apparently in the middle of reading another book, and I have so many unread books, they kept getting shoved to the side.....But, even though I already know it, you can all say it now, “She’s an idiot!” ❤️🌼🔥
If THE BFD is an indication of a typical Harper Bentley book, I’m extremely excited, because, like I said, I have 14 more to read....THE BFD is funny, sexy, real and uses realistic (explicit) language and terms for the situations and characters...(How many pro football players would say vagina or penis? Right? Absolutely NONE! And neither would Caulder)....It is also written in dual POV which I always prefer, because I need to know what both Rori and Caulder (❤️sigh❤️)are thinking and feeling.....and even though, I would have read another 300 pages about this couple, I ABSO-FREAKIN-LUTELY loved the way the book ended....❤️🌼🔥
I can’t wait for (A BIG DEAL ROMANTIC COMEDY, BOOK 2), but until then, I have 14 other books to read....Thanks to my besties, TC Matson, Anne Mercier, Lisa Kolb and my “little pocket pal”, Keisha Cooke for “talking up” all things Harper Bentley....They have never lead me astray, and I will never question, when they say “it’s a good book” .....❤️🌼🔥
Thank you, Harper Bentley....This book truly is a BFD and I loved it..❤️🌼🔥
463 reviews3 followers
October 12, 2017
OK, I want to reach out at throat punch the hero, Calder Castleman. The man-whore jerk made me cry on the heroine Rori Flannigan’s account. What a freaking BUTT HOLE!!
Yes, I know this is a fictional book… but when Calder called Rori after practice and said to her what he said. D24N, I wanted to kick him!! STOP, no spoilers, sorry.
Sorry, I digress, this is supposed to be a review of The BFD, and it is, honestly.
I LOVED THIS BOOK. It has many of the elements I love to read in a romance novel. Needless to say now, it brought my emotions to the forefront. This is the best kind of romance novel, one that can make me so deep emotionally that I can for both for and about the characters in the book. Ms. Bentley did this in spades. I started this book and read it in one sitting, because I NEEDED to find out what was going to happen. NOW. I loved the way the story was told by both Rori and Calder. And Calder, he proved beyond a doubt that he is definitely a cocky b…. oops, PG, keep this review PG. I really LOVED how Rori made Calder WORK and use his as4077ness to get Rori to agree to the first date. Then watching them realize that they loved each other….SIGH!
This is the first book I have read from Ms. Bentley, and I can assuredly say, it will not be the last. I loved her emotional roller coaster ride of a read. This is one instance I am glad I am a one click book addict, because the book “Bigger Than the Sky” that is sampled at the end of The BFD…. I already own it and will definitely be reading it soon.
Thank you for reading my review. NOW, what are you waiting for, go buy this book.
405 reviews4 followers
October 9, 2017
My first read from author and I hope to read many more books by her; honestly it was the Romantic Comedy in the title that caught my attention (RomCom are my ultimate go-to category whenever I need a little pick-me-up in life, who am I kidding!!!..whenever I need any kind of pick-me-up in life but I digress!) anyway, Calder is this really confident, good looking, talented and popular guy who is a player on and off the field but he shares with us readers that he didn't really think of it like that... ha ha!...but he is a really nice and was quite grounded despite his popularity and you get to know that basis his interactions with his twin sister and from the various little things he talks through (this book is more of a narrative by these two instead of the real time events that happens). Rori too is really nice with bit of sassy attitude too however she has an enormous emotional baggage which skews her initial opinion of Calder...so, its fun to watch these two make a go...their dates, we were given just the highlights so this is the one bit I wish it has been more descriptive but overall I LOVED the writing style....I was laughing and smiling and just went with the flow of the book...fun read!
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2,047 reviews25 followers
October 2, 2017
The BFD (A Big Deal Romantic Comedy Book 1)
By: Harper Bentley
5 out of 5 stars

The story The BFD (A Big Deal Romantic Comedy Book 1) by Harper Bentley is a wonderful story that I loved reading. It had me smiling and laughing out loud. It is a story that shows that an attraction to someone can come at any time to anyone. It also shows that you can judge someone before you know them and then find that they are a bit different than what you thought. I love the characters of Calder Castleman and Rori Flannigan. Calder is a man that is self-assured, a great football player, and extremely popular. The one problem he now faces is that he has an attraction to Rori that he doesn’t understand. He is however determined to get her to go out with him. He is not having a lot of luck. Rori is a smart, beautiful woman with a sassy attitude. She runs a successful business and is now being pursued by Calder. She also is someone whose heart has been broken in the past and now guards it. Can Calder get Rori to take a chance and go out on a date with him? If so would that date lead to a relationship between them? This is a book that had me hooked from the first chapter and I didn’t want to put it down until I had read the last page. I just had to find out what happens between Calder and Rori. There are times when I read this book that I would say “That didn’t just happen or he/she didn’t just say that, right?” as my jaw drops open. This is the first book in a series and the first book that I have read by the author. It will not be the last. I love her writing style and the characters that she has created. I look forward to reading more of the books she has already written and future books as well. This story does have mature content. It would be recommended for those 18 years of age or older.
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3,793 reviews28 followers
October 2, 2017
The BFD (A Big Deal Romantic Comedy Book 1) by Harper Bentley is a romantic comedy that will keep you engaged until the end. This is my first story by this author and I loved it! Her creative writing style and attention to details keep the story flowing until the end. She will pull you in from the first word until the very last. Her characters pop off the pages and will make you laugh. They are connectable and lovable. They will make you feel like you are right there with them. This is the story of Calder and Rori. Calder is an NFL star that is known as the BFD, Big F@#%ing Deal. He is known to be a ladies man, a player. Then you have Rori. She is part owner of a flower/bakery shop. She thinks that he is a jerk and wants nothing to do with him. When he meets her, he knows that he has to have her. Will he convince her to go out with him? Will he be able to convince her to give him a chance? These are two strong characters. Rori has a little attitude to her and she is a very connectable character. She knows that she needs to move on from her last relationship but its been a little difficult. She has some simple rules set for herself but what will happen when he doesn't fit into them? Calder knows that he is hot, gorgeous which doesn't help his situation. I love that at certain times we get to see another of him. One where is kind, sincere and just lovable. He can be selfish but again, he thinks that he is a gift to women. Their banter back and forth will make you laugh as well as some of the interactions with other characters. The secondary characters are just as enjoyable. They will make you laugh and are supportive. They help make this story what it is and free flowing. I highly recommend this story, you won't want to miss what happens between Calder and Rori! You don't want to miss this one for sure!
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2,351 reviews95 followers
October 4, 2017
If you are looking for a book that’s sweet, funny and has characters with awesome chemistry then this is the book for you.

Calder is a highly successful football player and women have never been a problem to seduce until he meets Rori and changes his life plan. And if there is one thing that he hates it’s changing his plans.

Rori isn’t exactly Calder’s biggest fan, after taking a flower order for two different women she concludes that he is a manwhore like all the tabloids say. Due to a genuine mistake the flowers are sent to the wrong women. Calder decides he is going to complain and once he sees Rori decides her apology should be in his bed. Rori isn’t going anywhere the BFD, and Calder isn’t used to being turned down. He wants her and so he pursues her to get her to agree to a date. Rori is a successful business woman recovering from a broken heart and she is determined to guard it. Calder has never had to work so hard for a date or having to resort to suing her before she will agree. He doesn’t understand his attraction to this fiery woman he just knows this is something that he can’t walk away from.

Great story that’s told from both characters point of view. All of the characters jump off the page at you. Harper Bentley is a one click author for me and cannot recommend her books enough.
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583 reviews21 followers
October 3, 2017
Book Review: The BFD
Author: Harper Bentley
This romantic comedy written by Harper Bentley is a must read, laugh out loud funny story.
This book is written from a first person point of view but to make it even more unique it is from BOTH points of view. It is almost like they are being interviewed or are actually telling you the story themselves while you all are catching up on years of being apart. Sitting over dinner or staying up late just catching up and learning how they met. I have never read a book written in this style and it is really cool. You really do feel like they are telling you the story about their beginning and how it all came to be.
This book is great. The chemistry between all the characters is just awesome. The way Carson and Rori start out and she really has a huge dislike for him. The way that Carson gets her to go out on their first date. The lengths they each go to. It is all just fabulously written and put together.
This was a first Harper Bentley read for me and if the rest of the books by Bentley are anything like this one then I will become a "one-click" fool for sure, my poor debit card.
Kelli Harper -- not at all related to Harper Bentley but man it would be totally awesome if I was.
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194 reviews10 followers
October 28, 2017
I just devoured this book in one sitting! Love Calder and Rori’s story! The beginning had me laughing so hard with Rori switching the flower orders! Serves Calder right! I really enjoyed the banter between them. I am a sucker for characters with loving supporting families and especially loved the heart to heart that Roark had with Rori. Carson was refreshing and I felt myself connecting to her. I had a good chuckle at her telling Rori to kick Calder in the balls LOL! Thank you Harper for writing this wonderful story!
This entire review has been hidden because of spoilers.
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202 reviews51 followers
October 15, 2017
A Touchdown!

A hilarious romantic comedy that will make you laugh at every turn! Rori and Calder's story is a very fun read. Very little drama with a firey red head that will keep you on your toes. I definitely recommend this one! And I have never wanted a cinnamon roll so badly in my life.
450 reviews5 followers
October 24, 2017
The BFD is book 1 in The A Big Deal romanitic comedy series by Harper Bentley. I had an awesome time reading this story. We meet Rori and Calder in this story. Once I picked up this book I was not able to put it down. It had me laughing from beginning to end. I love how the author wrote the book where it was as if the characters were really talking to us. The characters were such likeable characters. Yes Calder was arrogant but that just added to his charm. Rori was such a breath of fresh air when it came to how they interacted. She did not roll over and take anything he gave her. She stood her ground and that makes her such a likable and strong character. I give this book a 5 star rating. I would definitely recommend this book to my friends. This is one to read. This book was a nice fast paced book. Can't wait to read more from this author.
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October 25, 2017
The BFD by Harper Bentley
Five Stars

The BFD is the first book in the Bid Deal Romantic Comedy Series by Harper Bentley. This is the first book I have read by this author, but definitely won’t be the last. This book was hilarious from beginning to end. I was laughing out loud throughout the whole book. I love the chemistry between Calder and Rori, and the way they interact pulls you right into the story. This book has a little of everything, humor, romance, football players and a bakery. What more can a girl want?
This book was told in alternating points of view, and give insight to what each character is thinking. The secondary characters really add to the book. I can’t wait to see what is coming next from Ms. Bentley.
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October 24, 2017
The BFD: A Big Beal Romantic Comedy by Harper Bentley. This story had me laughing so hard. Rori and Calder are hilarious together. From the beginning Harper Bentley gets you drawn into the story by telling you from Calders point of view what went down. To bad Rori's point of view is even funnier especially when you add in her best friend/business partner and her sister. Those two are such instigators and that’s what gives Calder the ammo he needs to go after Rori. Not to mention she may or may not have “accidently” sent his 2 orders of flowers and cards to the wrong girl. Pure accident of course…
The storyline is great, it keeps you hooked from the beginning and the characters are something else completely. I cant wait to read book 2.
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975 reviews4 followers
October 3, 2017
The BFD by Harper Bentley
5 stars

The BFD by author Harper Bentley was a quick, funny and sweet read. Told in dual POV of Calder and Rori.
Calder is a professional football player. The fans call him The BFD, The Big F'n Deal. When he calls the local flower shop he uses to place an order for 2 different women, he is in for a wild ride when the orders get switched. What he doesn't expect is Rori, she's liable to ruin his 5 year plan.
Rori is the youngest in her family and the only girl after 4 boys! She knows sports amd knows a player when she sees one, on and off field. When Calder comes in looking for an apology, she doesnt expect to feel again.

I loved this book and all the banter back and forth. And all the side characters were great and I want to know more about them! Will definitely be reading morw from this author.
34 reviews
October 6, 2017
Freaking Hysterical!!!

I have NEVER laughed so hard while reading a book!!!! The BFD by Harper Bentley is hysterical!!!! Calder and Rori are fantastic together and the way this book is written is so extraordinarily good I couldn't put it down!!!!! I was seriously sad when this book ended!!! Reading about Calder and Rori, extended family and friends, the jabs taken at each other........ This book had me in stitches!!!!!!! So good!!!!! 5++++ stars!!!! The BFD will defiantly be a book I read more than once!!!!!!

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29 reviews1 follower
October 9, 2017
First all, this book isn't written like other books I have read. It's different, in all the best ways.

For starters, it is written like as if your friends are sitting down with you and recounting how they met and fell in love. That was the best part for me.

I'm used to reading books where they slowly bring you into their world. So that brings me to my next point...

This books pulls you in from the beginning and doesn't let you go. It is a fast read, but a good one. It doesn't drag on with unnecessary fillers. It gets to the meat of it all and has you laughing through out.

Harper Bentley knocked it out of the park with this one.
October 11, 2017

Harper you have done it again . I loved this book it was funny and hot wow thank you for yet another great book ❤️😍
71 reviews2 followers
October 6, 2017
This book is HYSTERICAL!!!! Calder and Rori had me in stitches almost immediately!!!! The way The BFD is written is so extraordinarily good I couldn't put it down!!!! This book is a 5++ easily!! I have never laughed so hard while reading!!! Harper Bentley has done it again!!!! Calder and Rori are fantastic together!!!!! Love love loved this book!!!!!
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1,101 reviews1 follower
October 13, 2017

Oh my..... Loved this book... The quickest I've read a book in a while... Highly recommended.
The BFD is a BFD
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95 reviews3 followers
November 2, 2017
A lovely fast paced story with a lot of laughs. I love the sidebars to the reader and the way you feel part of the story. Thanks for another great story, Harper ❤
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4,226 reviews51 followers
October 30, 2017
4 Stars

The BFD is the first book in A Big Deal Romantic Comedy Series by Harper Bentley.
Calder Castleman is a professional football play, a smooth operator on and off the field. He has a formidable reputation as a top player, earning him player of the year for two years in a row- but his ‘high-scoring player’ reputation follows him off field as well. He is known as The BFD (Big F***ing Deal) and he enjoys the attention this brings him, especially from the ladies. He has a five-year plan, in which he will sow many wild oats, before finally settling down.
Well, sometimes when you think you’ve got the ball in hand and the end zone in sight, fate runs interference- and that’s exactly what happens to Calder. One minute he’s ordering flower to impress two different women, the next minute he’s fending off angry phone calls from the ladies when the flower deliveries are switched by mistake. Walking into the florist to find out what happened, Calder expects an apology for the mix up- what he doesn’t expect is to meet the woman of his dreams, all wrapped up in a very sassy package.
Rori Flannigan co-owns the bakery/florist business with her best friend, and she happened to answer the phone when Calder rang through with his order. She grew up with four older brothers who are sports mad, she’s quite the tomboy, so she knows all about Calder Castleman- she is really unimpressed by his celebrity status. Mixing up his order was an unfortunate mistake, but she’s not really sorry that it happened. Only a **** would juggle two women at a time- he is exactly the type of man she wants to avoid. After being burned in the past, she has a NEVER, NOT EVER dating list and he fits quite a few of the categories- so no matter how strongly drawn to him that she is, she won’t let it go anywhere.
But Calder was intrigued by her and determined to get her to go out with him. All he had to do was get her to agree… What will he do to get his way? Will she agree? What does fate have in store for The BFD and the sassy baker?
A sweet and funny story. Told in ‘first person’ duel POV, the characters tell their story directly to the reader. It was a very quick, easy read that had some very funny banter that made for a light-hearted read.

Thank you, Ms. Bentley!
264 reviews4 followers
October 31, 2017
The BFD is the first book that I have read by author Harper Bentley but it will not be my last, that I can guarantee. This is the story of Calder Castleman and he is a “Big F*@!%$* Deal” just ask him and he’ll tell you!! It’s also the story of what happens when the BFD meets a woman, Rori Flannigan, who wants NOTHING to do with him. It all starts innocently enough, Calder orders flowers for two different hook-ups, Rori takes the order and proceeds to teach the BFD a lesson he will never forget.
I absolutely adored this story, it’s not like any others that I have read. The book reads like you are hearing the story from two friends, two very funny friends at that. It is told in dual perspective and it is laugh out loud funny. I love Castle, even though he comes off as arrogant at times he hides a heart of gold, he loves his family and would give everything away if they needed him too. I also loved the look inside Rori’s family, their interactions were believable as well as heartwarming. Not to mention Rori’s relationship with her best friend, the way they communicate is so realistic I could just hear them bickering.
While funny throughout most of the book there were still very poignant and heartwarming moments. Harper Bentley has written a world I would love to hear more about, I’m hoping that she continues with some of the secondary characters from this story, I know I would love to read more about them. I look forward to delving into this author’s backlog to see what else I have been missing, and if they are anything like the BFD I know I am in for a rollicking good time!
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