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Be Mine, Sweetheart

(Something Borrowed #3)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  73 ratings  ·  29 reviews

Kelly Barrow, the founder of Something Borrowed, didn’t get the happily ever after she counted on, but she considers herself fortunate anyway. After all, she has a thriving business and a loving family and friends. Yet ten years after her heartbreak, surrounded by couples in love, she knows it’s time to move on—and the gorgeous
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Published August 14th 2018 by Lyrical Press
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Sheyla ✎
Jul 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, publisher, romance

Kelly Barrow and Christian Ryan have been friends for a long time. When they were teenagers, Christian approached her and told her, his best friend Ray liked her. She told him to tell Ray to tell her himself. This was the beginning of their friendship. Kelly fell for Ray and a few years later, Ray asked her to marry him. Of course, she said yes. Regrettably, the wedding never happened. Ray died while on tour in the middle east, leaving behind Kelly and Christian and their grief.

Fast for
Aug 01, 2018 rated it liked it
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I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in return for an honest review. Thank you!

This was the third in the Something Borrowed series and I have had the pleasure to have read all of them. If you are picking this up without reading the first two, you will probably be ok however I believe it would be enjoyed more if it was read in order as there are characters throughout who were in the first two stories
Ann Lorz
Reviewed for Romancing the Readers Blog: https://romancingthereaders.blogspot....

I've been waiting for this story. I knew that it was going to be a good one. Here you had two best friends that don't know just how much they love each other. Silly people.

I've been really enjoying this series. The idea of wedding planners also being brides maids intrigued me. Of course I wanted more about the little town they are making into a wedding destination. They talked about it very little in this book.


Throughout the entire series, we've seen Kelly and Chris dancing around one another. This was their story and while it was a good story overall, it also felt a little rushed to me.

With all the previous history to work with, it was easy to
Bette Hansen
Aug 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this friends to lovers story. I like Kelly and Chris a lot. Their past has their feelings all mixed up and it was fun to see them unravel and acknowledge those feelings. Kelly is the owner of Something Borrowed. With her business being all about weddings she is constantly surrounded by people in love. Her own HEA never happened when her fiance was killed but it's been ten years and she needs to get back out there and live. She soon figures out love might be closer than she thoug ...more
Isha Coleman
Aug 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
For Kelly Barrow the love business has been good to her. She gets to help others find their happily ever after even though hers didn't pan out. With a love of a wonderful family and a little help from her friends she may have the chance to discover her own fairy tale ending. Be Mine, Sweetheart is a friends to lovers romance. Chris may have been relegated to the friend zone, but he won't take that lying down. Gary has a way of pouring on the charm with a handful of heartache in between.
Angel Hatfield
Aug 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Kelly looked up from the court papers she has and looks at her company’s and personal attorney Christian/Chris who sues someone for thirty two dollars and seventeen cents? Chris said “apparently Wesley James who didn’t appreciate you walking out on a date with him . Kelly said she was pretty sure she had a work emergency. Chris added Wesley had not apparently believed her as he was suing her. For the cost of her dinner and a Pirates Of The Caribbean movie ticket. That was one of the reasons Kell ...more
Char (1RadReader59)
Jul 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A story of two best friends who fell in love with the same girl at the age of fourteen. Yet, one called dibs before the other. Being the good friend/bother he had always been there for Ray and vice-versa. He knew how unsure of himself Ray was when it came to girls. So, when Ray asked Chris for a favor of asking Kelly to go with Ray and him to go get ice cream, he did it. Chris couldn’t say, no.
Kelly being the spitfire she is said, No! That if Ray wanted to ask her out he could come and ask hims
Aug 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, kindle, netgalley
This series centers around a wedding planning business called Something Borrowed. The first two stories were about employees of the business. Now we finally get to the story of the owner/founder Kelly. I have to admit, Kelly didn’t really ever give me the warm fuzzy vibe in the other books, regardless of her profession. Happily, getting to know her in this story, she really stole my heart.

Chris is Kelly’s best friend. They’ve actually been friends since 8th grade!!! That’s a long time to be frie
Nightbird Novels
Aug 07, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, netgalley
Kelly Barrow is the owner and founder of her highly successful wedding business, Something Borrowed. While her work always keeps her extremely busy, lately something feels like it's missing in her life. When she decides it may be time to start dating again, she isn't prepared for her best friend to suddenly start focusing on her love life like he never has before... 

Christian Ryan has been close friends with Kelly since childhood. Being there for each other through everything, they have been the
Eva Scalzo
the something borrowed series continues with be mine, sweetheart, and it's business owner, kelly barrow's turn to find love. she'd found it once before, but her fiancé, ray, was killed in action and she didn't think she'd ever be ready to look for it again. but it's been ten years, and she's ready now. she's just not sure how her best friend, christian ryan is going to react. after all, ray was his best friend too.

but she doesn't expect him to keep interfering in her love life. she doesn't expec
Jun 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received this novel from net galley and the publisher for an honest review. Thank you!
I have enjoyed Ms. Gary's Something Borrowed series and I could not wait to read Kelly's story. Kelly Barrow is the founder of Something Borrowed, but has had heartbreak. He fiancee, her first love, was killed. She is a strong independent woman, but had not moved forward in her dating life. Christian Ryan is the lawyer for Something Borrowed. He and Kelly are best friends, for they have known each other since
Aug 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had to drop a star because Kelly, on several occasions, made me want to throw my Kindle at the wall. Her behaviour towards Chris and their relationship didn't wholly make sense given it had been 11 years since Ray died. I could see it working if this was a year after his passing, but not after such a long time. It was also utterly childish and, most times, resolved just by her listening to what Chris had to say which made it even more frustrating. However, other than those times, this was a fu ...more
Pelusa Rivera
Jun 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Rcvd an ARC at no cost to author..(netgalley) This is the third book in series and I enjoyed it, I personally tend to enjoy Codi Gary, she gives you sexy without being nasty. This was Kelly's story the owner and boss of something borrowed. Kelly had lost the love of her life ten years ago and she decided it is about time to start dating. Chris has been her best friend for years and has been their for her thru the tough times along with everything else he also lost his best friends who happened t ...more
Becky Burciaga
Sep 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
With hilarious and wry banter (Kelly’s one liners had me laughing out loud), and a smart dialog that draws you through their story, Kelly and Chris finally succumb to the chemistry that’s always been brewing in the background of their BFF friendship. This series has been captivating from its onset, with Riley and Marley finding their own HEA’s, I anxiously awaited Kelly’s...Ms Gary has been a fresh voice in the romance genre , she created a unique premise in this series, with realistic character ...more
Aug 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
A great book of friends to lovers. Chris and Kelly have been friends since high school, in fact she was suppose to marry their mutual friend, until he died in the military. For the next ten years Kelly and Chris have been inseparable, but now Chris wants to take their relationship up one notch. But are they both afraid of loosing what they have in their friendship? Kelly is the owner of Something Borrowed, so she is always around the HEA.

A fun read that I had a hard time putting down. Great ch
Oct 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
This story is best friends to lovers story. Kelly and Chris are best friends for ages and they had a platonic relationship until everything changes and feelings are suddenly far away from platonic and turn out erotic and sinful. After denying it first they give it a shot but everything doesn't go smoothly. Especially Chris has a problem by expressing himself. Lovely story with great likable characters. I loved the animal part of the story, also the friends were great. The story has an interestin ...more
Aug 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
A perfectly woven friends to lovers book with a slightly heart wrenching backstory. And if the ultimate wedding planner doesn't deserve the best happily ever after than I don't know who does.
I will state this is the first book I've read in the series and you can read it as stand alone, obviously you're gonna know who already found their 'one'. Even so, I think I'm going to go back and read how they got there. This book was well written with strong characters and there wasn't too much of could y
Heather andrews
Jun 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Chris is just such a nice man always taking care of his woman, I’ll take you for food on the way to the ER.” Kelly has so much sass, "Kelly’s expression snapped into a scowl. “Wait, I’m a territory now? Like a land to be conquered and claimed?” There are times Chris just has to subdue his woman, "his mouth twitched with mirth, even as he lied. “Honey, I’m not, I swear!” I liked this book, I thought it was a sweet read with naughty bits.
Sep 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Be mine, sweetheart does not disappoint! I loved this book so much. It’s sexy with a Daws of playfulness, be mine, sweetheart will whisk you away. I devoured every second of this book. Definitely on the look out for future books by this author and I would absolutely recommend this book to all book lovers out there
Raquel Cortes
Jul 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I didn't read the previous novels in the series but now I wish I would. I really enjoyed this book. Be Mine, Sweetheart is full of steamy romance and adorable moments. I loved the fact some of the characters have a pet. It makes them more real and likable. Despite not reading the previous books, it wasn't hard to catch up with the story. Be Mine, Sweetheart is a must-read for fans of romance.
Aug 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: net-galley
This was a fun and breezy romance. It's part of a series, but the books can be read out of order. Although the characters got a teensy bit annoying (stop living in the past! tell her already!), overall I enjoyed the plot. Kelly and Chris were clearly made for each other, it just took them a while to figure it out.
Dec 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars - Cute and fun with a drop of sadness, a cup of heat and snuck full of heart. Be Mine, Sweetheart is just what I was looking for and it's a friends to lovers story, my favorite kind.

I received an ARC of this book, from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for a fair and honest review
Jul 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed it

What I liked:
The writing style
The characters
Part of a series: Something Borrowed

I look forward to reading the other books in this series.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC from NetGalley.
Aug 14, 2018 rated it liked it
Overall, Be Mine, Sweetheart was a good story. I liked the fun relationship between Kelly and Chris, but I wasn't a big fan of how their story was told. I would have enjoyed it more without all of the references to Chris's dreams.

I voluntarily read and reviewed a complimentary copy from NetGalley.
Jul 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
I've been waiting for Chris and Kelly's book and it didn't disappoint. This is friends to lovers done just right. A great addition to the series!
Jul 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Codi Gary does it again with Kelly's story in the Something Borrowed series. She has given her all in creating her wedding planning business, but now she realizes that she doesn't have much of a life outside of the business. Her best friend and company lawyer Chris has always been there for Kelly, but he never shared his true feelings for her because of timing and also some pain in their past. Watching these two finally come to grips with their feelings for each other can sometimes cause your bl ...more
Susan McClintock
Jun 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a cute friends to lovers book. When Chris was thirteen, he had a crush on Kelly, but didn’t act on it as his best friend Ray asked her out first. The three of them became great friends , and Ray and Kelly become engaged. Ray is killed in combat a few years after high school. Chris moves back home to be near his best friend Kelly. Ten years have past and Kelly is finally starting to date again. Chris begins to realize that perhaps he has more than friendly feelings for his dead best frien ...more
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