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Love Machine

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  4,398 ratings  ·  518 reviews
A best-friends-to lovers standalone romance from New York Times bestselling author Kendall Ryan.

She says she needs some help ... in the bedroom.

Come again? No, really come again.

Sweet, nerdy, lovable Keaton.

She's my best friend and has been for years. Sure she likes numbers and math, and thinks doing other people's taxes is fun. And I like ... none of that stuff. She's o
Published July 16th 2018 by Kendall Ryan
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Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****FOUR STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

The embers of attraction were always there, I’ve come to realize. All it took was one little kiss to blow on the ashes and make them roar to life.

LOVE MACHINE is one seriously sexy and even sweet ”friends to lovers” romance. It is one of my most favorite tropes but I feel like lately, I haven’t gotten enough. From the moment I saw the cover, I was in hardcore lust!! Kendall Ryan has been raising the bar lately with her book covers. Now, I am
Alex ♈
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Nissa | Of Pens and Pages Book Blog
4 stars!

Review at Of Pens and Pages.

Love Machine is a great summer read that is perfect for fans of the friends-to-lovers trope! Keaton and Slate were adorable and incredibly hot when they’re together, and I had a lot of fun getting to know them.

Keaton, lover of her grumpy old cat and her career, has an epiphany at her good friend’s bachelorette party—she may be smart, but she knows little to nothing about the art of sex. Who better to teach her than her best friend and most trusted person in th
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog
<3 4 STARS <3

It's not a secret that I love Kendall Ryan's books!She has a way with her words and her stories are always fun and so sexy!Love Machine was exactly this, a hot,lighthearted and fun read!I love the story from the beginning and the characters were so lovable!


Slate and Keaton are funny and sweet at the same time!I adored them, they were so perfect in my opinion!There are moments they are also funny and awkward and all this make the super cute!Everything felt realistic between them,
Jul 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sweet, provocative, and rewarding!

Love Machine is a charming, friends-to-more romance about the intelligent, dedicated Keaton who's finally decided she needs a little help in the seduction department, and the handsome, enthusiastic, Slate who's confident he's the perfect man for the job.

The writing is humorous and hot. The characters are easygoing, personable, and appealing. And the endearing plot is a marvellous blend of drama, friendship, emotion, attraction, heat, witty dialogue, jealousy, un
Kay's Blushing Book Reviews
Love Machine by Kendall Ryan
GENRE: Contemporary Romance – Friends to Loves Story
BOOK DETAILS: Standalone

Slate and Keaton, have been best friends since college. Keaton is in software sales and a bit of a nerd. Having little experience in the bedroom department has made her self conscious with her intimacy skills or lack thereof.

That’s were Slate comes in, he’s an experienced player and the perfect person to coach Keaton in all things se
Leticia (jerseygirl)
Dec 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
"Love is friendship, but it is friendship with fire in its belly."
Three things before I start. One, friends to lovers is my favorite trope, so yes, I needed to read this book. Two, the more Kendall Ryan books I read, the more I fall in love with her characters and her storytelling. Three... the cover!

"It's like my brain is suddenly realizing he's male for the first time ever."
Slate is definitely swoonworthy. Look, I know he's the playboy and the dater, but he is the sweetest thing to his friends
Nadine Wilmschen
Jul 19, 2018 rated it it was ok
1.5 Stars

Why am I doing this to myself?

Boring, predictable and poorly written.
Elle's Book Blog
Sep 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Release Date: July 16, 2018
Genre: Friends to Lovers Romance
Actual Rating: 4 stars

Kendall Ryan delivers in this cute and quirky novel about two best friends who partake in a sexploration with one another. The story felt fateful from the start and as the exploration progressed it became quite clear that these two were meant for one another- even if it took them a lot longer to realize it! With a little humor and a lot of heat, many readers are going to eat this one up! I sure did and finishe
A fast paced, sweet and sexy read.

After realizing she’s book smart but not sexy smart at her friend’s bachelorette party, Keaton decides it’s high time to fix that. And who knows her better than anyone else and is better equipped for the task than her best friend. If they set limits and boundaries their friendship will maintain intact, right?

Slate has known Keaton for over a decade and has shared more breakfast burritos and hours in front of the TV binge watching Netflix than he can cou
Radd Reader
“In every mood, in every situation . . . I belong by her side. It’s where I feel the most right.”

“Telling someone you love them is never a mistake.”

Keaton attends a bachelorette party and due to her lack of skills in sucking a cucumber, she’s convinced she needs better bedroom skills.
“Karina’s sister booked a blow-job class. I sucked. Literally.
 I’m sure you were great.
 No, seriously. I bit the cucumber.
 Oh my God, you didn’t?
 I did.
 That’s like the only rule, Keat. No teeth.
* A review copy was provided by the author for the Blog Tour *

~ 5 Addictive Stars ~

“Love is friendship, but it is friendship with fire in it’s belly.”……Meera

This quote truly summed up this story. As you can tell it is a friends to lovers story.

Love Machine is such a fun, sexy and easy beach read….perfect for that afternoon escape. There was just the right amount of humor, sexy times and emotion to captivate the audience all the way through. This is probably one of my favorite Kendall Ryan
aqsa (villain stan)

DNF @ 10%
yeah, i had a feeling this was gonna suck. ugh- the narration was so bad & cringeworthy and the mc sounded like a 16 y/o instead of a 30+, talking about some "i feel pathetic & shitty that i cant give a good bj" girl what?? LMAO. and its that same "shes a nerdy, glasses wearing smart girl who embarrasses herself at every turn" i was getting second hand embarrassment. and the guy sounded.... like IDK, bland as hell. also the same ol' pussy popper who fucks everything with a heartbeat so.
***5 ‘Patron Saint’ Stars***

This one was a such a fun read and one that I was totally invested in that I *cough* “multitasked” *cough* and finished it in a couple of hours. It had just the right amount of feels which include the sniffly/teary kind as well as the “Ouch!” kind and really just hit all the right buttons for me from start to finish.

It was so easy to fall in love with Keaton and Slate. Keaton is focused, extremely so, and likes to have all of her ducks in a row on a daily basis, b
Bookgasms Book Blog
Jul 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: missy, ratula
Gah! There is something about Kendall Ryan's stories that hit the spot. They are always sexy and swoony with the emotional punch that I always need. I loved Love Machine and thought it was a fun and sexy take on the best friend/romance tutor type trope. Slate and Keaton were OMG hot and fiery! I could not get enough.

I absolutely loved Slate and Keaton. They were obviously attracted to each other but I feel like the author nailed their emotional connection as well. I felt their feelings for one a
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I'm not a huge fluffy romance fan, but I like them on occasion for a "reading palate" cleanser, so to speak. Works wonders like that lol. Anyway, normally there isn't enough plot for my taste, or its just incredibly unrealistic (I'm super picky, I know!) and I just can't rate these high. But this particular one surprised me and gets a 3.75 🌠!! Highest rated ever by me, so high praise indeed.

This book had a much more believable plotline, the most adorable friendship ever (that I'm obviously serio
“I belong by her side. It’s where I feel the most right.”

LOVE MACHINE is a witty, entertaining, sexy, sweet, FUN romantic read! This lighthearted page-turner of a romance had me grinning ear to ear, wishing and hoping for a Slate of my very own. Keaton is one hell of a heroine and compliments our hero oh so well. I absolutely ADORED these two together! When it comes to incredible friends-to-lovers romances, Kendall Ryan is the one to look out for. She gives her readers the perfect blend of s
Rochelle | Rochelle Reads ♡
Jul 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc

It is no secret that Kendall Ryan is my go-to author for light, sweet and fluffy romance. Some would consider her stories repetitive, but to me it is a sure thing guaranteed. I know what to expect. I know I will have something wholesome awaiting.

She’s also somehow converted me to friends-to-lovers. Perhaps my least favourite trope. Ever. Because it is too cute and airy and frilly and fancy. But after reading dark, twisted romances, or stories that didn’t enthrall me, sometimes witnessing a frien
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best friends to lovers EXCELLENCE
Jul 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love a good friends to lovers romance, in fact, they are my favorite. Kendall Ryan just topped my list of friends to lovers with one of the BEST stories I’ve read!

Keaton is looking for love in all the wrong places and thinks she needs help in the bedroom. Enter Slate, her best friend and the man for the job. Of course, there are rules the two of them put in place...but rules are meant to be broken, aren’t they?

Keaton and Slate had me completely involved in this story for the moment I opened th
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review

Love Machine by Kendall Ryan was sweet, sexy and my kind of sizzling romance! This book was definitely the kind of read that will leave you swooning and smiling BIG in this friends to lovers romance. So if you are looking for a sweet, cute and sticky as molasses romance that was adorably entertaining then I highly recommend this book for you.

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Aug 14, 2018 rated it liked it
I like this book ok. Not 4 or 5 stars like and also not dislike this book.

This is my second book by kendall ryan. I feel luke warm toward the story. It is a typical story of best friend to lover. The sweet relationship between the 2 characters are medicore sweet.

3 stars
Red Cheeks Reads
Jul 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing

I absolutely love the friends-to-lovers trope, and Kendall Ryan knocked it out of the park with Love Machine. I’m a big fan of Ryan’s writing, especially her sexy, sweet, fun-to-read contemporary romances. She packs a lot of steam on those pages, intertwining a spicy romance into an engaging plot that readers can’t help but get caught up in. Ryan does these kinds of stories very well, and, thankfully, she’s given her readers several of them to get lost in this year.

Ryan perfectly pa
Kara Hildebrand (Two Book Pushers)

Love Machine is Kendall Ryan's new best friends to lovers romance and I was swooning all over the place over Slate. Kendall always delivers the sexiness, humor and fun. Slate and Keaton are best friends. Yes, a man and woman can be friends. They share pizza and beer on a regular basis. Brunch with friends and Keaton plays his wing-woman often. But when Keaton decides she needs help with her bedroom skills Slate is happy to just show her the way. Until they kiss. Then he wants to really show her
Jackie Wright
Jul 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Yet another 5 Star read from the very talented Kendall Ryan and in Love Machine we get to know Keaton and Slade who happen to be best friends.
Keaton spent a disastrous night at her friends bachelorette party and has now convinced herself she needs help between the sheets and she can’t think of anyone better that her wingman Slade for the job. Slade is happy to point her in the right direction because after all Keaton is a woman who is easy on the eyes and she also happens to be his best friend
The math in Alex's review turned my stomach! There's manwhores and then there's walking stds I'm good! ...more
Apr 04, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf, read-in-2019
dnf at 30%

This is honestly just a bad Wattpad book. If you're looking for a steamy romance, there are wayyyy better options.
Aug 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love is friendship, but it is friendship with fire in its belly.

If that isn’t the truest quote dude. Love it.

Anywho, THIS BOOK WAS ADORABLE! I couldn’t help but smile the whole time reading this book. The MCs, Keaton and Slate, were just so darn cute. And let’s talk about their names for a second. Unique af! That pulled me right in from the start. I love reading books with characters who have unique names.

They’re story starts as besties and eventually gradually turns into lovers. They were just
Crystal's Book World ~ Crystal Cordova
What can I say about Love Machine???? IT WAS EVERYTHING!!! OMGEEE. Okay now that I got the screaming out the way, I seriously have to say I floved this book hard. Keaton's and Slate's relationship is the best. The best friends persona you get is perfect to the T. Once Slate decides to ask Keaton for a little "ahem" lesson under the sheets, the book takes off from there. Love Machine has become my favorite book written by Kendall Ryan. This is why I am a forever fan! ...more
Alex in Spades
Jul 16, 2018 rated it liked it
It was good. I liked it. Sweet and funny, nothing really new (I'm not a big fan of this trope - the friendly sex ed). I had some issues with Keaton's frends, but other than that I enjoyed it. If you're a fan of friends to lovers with a lot of steam than this is a great way to spend a rainy day on the couch. ...more
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A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 3 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Tod ...more

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