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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
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Expected publication: July 16th 2018 by Kendall Ryan
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*****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
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Zoe
Jul 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sweet and sexy!

Full review to follow shortly.
Bookgasms Book Blog
Jul 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ratula, missy
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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Jennifer
* A review copy was provided by the author for the Blog Tour *

~ 5 Addictive Stars ~

FULL REVIEW to come for Blog Tour.....


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Kendall Ryan always writes the best romance books and Love Machine was no different. It has everything you need in a great romance novel - sexy times, real-time romance, the nerdy girl gets the playboy... sounds great, right?

Keaton and Slate is a couple that's easy to love. They're funny, sometimes awkward and super sweet together! I really enjoyed spending some time with them.

You need a book to read on the beach? Choose Love Machine and the sweet time is guaranteed!
Kahea
***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, but
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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
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Courtney
Jul 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

Love Machine was a very sweet, sexy and quick read.

And my review will be just as quick and sweet. Keaton and Slate have been friends for years and neither looked at the other as more than a friend. Even when Keaton asks Slate to help her in her "sexplorations" neither bat an eye at the thought of this messing up their friendship or things becoming awkward.

Keaton and Slate easily fall in love with one another without realizing it til they are both shocked at their revelations. Their b
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Rochelle | Rochelle Reads ♡
Best friends to lovers? Nerdy heroine? Playboy hero?! I'm so ready to ditch work and all adult responsbilities to read this.





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Three Chicks
Jul 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Review by Lisa Kane

What if you just wanted to be better at sex? What would you do, who would you do? Who would you ask for help? Keaton Henly, a software saleswoman is smart and beautiful and feels so out of place when it comes to men. She just doesn't have "it" like her friends. She wants to be better. But what's a gal to do?

I met Slate during my freshman year of college through mutual friends, and now it seems like we've known each other forever.

Keaton's best friend is Slate Cruz, manwhore ex
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Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
5 Stars!

Kendall Ryan gets better and better with each new book, setting the bar so high that I've come to expect a few things... a fast paced read with irresistible characters and an engaging plot that doesn't let you go, start to finish. Love Machine is her newest and it did not disappoint at all.

She needs a teacher and he very much wants to be that one, even if it takes him a moment to figure that out. And when he does, it is going to change everything between then. Both might not have started
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Heather
Jul 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
**I voluntarily read an early copy of this title in exchange for an honest review**

Oh how I love Kendall Ryan books! They are always fun, sexy and engaging and Love Machine was absolutely no exception! I did not want to put it down once I started reading.

I absolutely adored Keaton and Slate and their relationship. They have been friends for a decade and know one another about as well as anyone can, however they've never looked past that friendship to see if anything else could be possible. Keato
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Aurora (Whoo Gives A Hoot)
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If you are looking for a phenomenal friends-to-lovers romance with a nerdy heroine and a playboy hero then you need to one-click your copy of Love Machine by Kendall Ryan right this second because this book is just that and so much more!

Since I am a HUGE fan of the friends-to-lovers trope, there was no way that I was going to pass up the opportunity to get my hands on this story! So...the moment this story dropped onto my kindle I dove right into i
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Aqsa
Jul 11, 2018 marked it as to-read
Shelves: na, sexy

im tired as fuck of the manwhore storylines w/the uptight girl & i do not particularly like friends to lovers (only to find out one or both of them have always loved the other for years-- despite sleeping or being w/other people, because thats just yuck & a big fuck off to you too)

but its ms ryan & ive liked her books so, i'll take a stab at it i guess
Ashley Sledge( UnderCoversBookBlog)
Slate and Keaton have been best friends for 10 years and Keaton has a problem and needs Slate's help to fix it. It's the perfect friends to lovers story. Slate is a carefree man-whore and Keaton is a workaholic, but she's not uptight.
If I say anymore I'm scared I'm gonna give away the story so I'm gonna end this by saying you should definitely one-click this.
~Dawn~TUG
Jul 06, 2018 rated it liked it
Cute friends to more story. I always love me a Kendall Ryan book. Easy to read and connect with. Looking forward for the next one!!
Misty (Red's Romance Review's)
When it comes to computers Keaton knows her stuff, she can talk computer shop with the best of them and confidently show she has serious game... but when it comes to her prowess in the bedroom that's another story. After taking part in a friendly little game at a bachelorette party, and failing miserably, Keaton knows her sex skills are seriously lacking, she needs some help, and fast. So she decides some lessons are in order, and her friend Slate Cruz would be the perfect teacher, he's well ver ...more
Red Cheeks Reads
Jul 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 SMOOCHES!

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
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Romance Readers Retreat
Jul 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
One of my favourite plot lines is the whole best friend to lovers saga and this one didn't disappoint. If you really love these kind of books and love a sweet blissful romance then this one is right up your alley.

Keaton and Slate are the sweetest of sweet characters and have been best friends for 10 years. Keaton feels she needs a teacher in the bedroom as she thinks her skills and confidence are severely lacking. When Keaton decides to ask Slate he agrees as there's no better person to make her
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Jordan Ashlie
Jul 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
SERIOUSLY?! How does she do it? Every single Kendall Ryan book that gets released makes me say "this ones definitely my favorite now" and then a month or two later the next one releases and here I am again saying "This one is the best one yet!" Every single book she writes easily becomes my favorite.

Keaton & Slate - first of all Slate? That just sounds hot! 🔥 add in his dirty mouth, I'm SOLD!!
Their friendship was so passionate I knew from the beginning of the book I wanted them to fall in l
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Theresa Natole
Jul 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Kendal Ryan has done it again, Her books just keep getting better and better. This one is by far the best she has written. It is absolutely incredible. Slate is amazing. Typical playboy and the best friend of Keaton. This is not your typical best friends to lovers story. Of course they agree to just him teaching her the finer points of a sexual relationship and feelings are not supposed to develop. But how can they not. What Slate does for her especially with Penny it the most touching thing I h ...more
Sarah
Jul 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
I love a good friends-to-lovers story, and the premise of Love Machine was such a fun take on the traditional trope, I had a great time reading Keaton and Slate’s story.

The very idea of asking your best friend to tutor you in the art of sex was hilarious and oh so awkward. I loved that Keaton and Slate just went for it, though. They had such a fun dynamic, even before adding in the carnal aspect of their relationship, it seemed almost natural for them to explore something beyond a platonic frien
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Tania's Book Blog
Jul 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
As always Kendall Ryan always knows how to write a good friends to lovers story without all the drama. Slate and Keaton were cute, funny, sexy and steamy all wrapped up in one.

Keaton figured she needed lesson in the sex department after a humiliating and disastrous Bachelorette party. And of course she turns to her best friend of 10 years Slate. He’s everything a woman wants except he’s not into relationships. When Keaton asks him for help at first he thinks she’s drunk but when he realizes that
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Liz
Jul 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am loving how Kendall Ryan does friends-to-lovers romances. She gives us great characters and stories that leave us content and smiling. Love Machine was such a story and I consumed every word!

I loved Keaton! In her professional life she was strong, smart and a type-A personality. In her personal life though, she feels lacking. Especially after attending her female best friend’s party where actual cucumbers and biting were involved. Yikes! She decided she needed a plan, with spreadsheets and
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Suzanne
Jul 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh this was one delightful read from Kendall Ryan! It was fun and witty with some insane moments that had you bursting out in laughter. Keaton is one unique character who needs help in the naughty department. Then she figures Slate is the man to do it. The man who has been her best friend for years. I love how these two play off of each other. You can tell that they feel something off the bat even though they deny it. I really enjoyed how things unfolded between these two. Their passion and ever ...more
Christina Reed
Jul 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. Slate and Keaton's story had me laughing out loud and rooting for them. Their friendship was one that had been around for years and this was a story that didn't have one of them secretly pinning for the other, which I liked. Even without one person pinning for the other, their chemistry was explosive when they did finally cross past the friendship line. Their friends were interesting when we got to see them, but at one point I didn't like Katrina much. I found her a l ...more
Witchy Richey's Booktastic Reviews
I adore a geeky and hot guy read...add in the friends to lovers element and mic drop...slam dunk. She’s all lists, charts and check marks...he’s all hot, hard and sweet inside.

A perfect read to curl up on the beach and lose yourself in...grab some sunscreen cause you won’t be able to stop once you start.

Slate is oh so yummy. A man who’s so much more than a manwhore but you have to read to get to his ooey, gooey center with mad bedroom skills and he’s generous enough to lend a hand and other bo
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Isha Coleman
Jul 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
When it comes to knowledge she's the smartest person in the room. When it comes to life skills she's a lot less confident. Keaton is clueless to how sexy she really is. Slate is the perfect man to show her how beautiful she truly is. If he doesn't compromise their friendship along the way. Love Machine is a smartly written, sexy sweetheart of a read. Ryan stays true to her seductive style while imparting a positive message about being true to one's self. Beauty is not the outer shell, but the gl ...more
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!
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