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4.17  ·  Rating details ·  163 ratings  ·  73 reviews
They say sleeping with your best friend is always a bad idea. ALWAYS. Especially when one of them is falling in love while the other is shouting out another woman’s name...
Furious, embarrassed, heartbroken... I’m feeling it all. So when a month long PI contract comes up, I’m jumping at the chance to retreat.
One Month.
30 days of solitude seems like the answer I need to g
Kindle Edition, 195 pages
Published March 7th 2018
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Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)

For the love of GOD will SOMEONE please tell me if the hero has slept with the woman whose name he says during sex prior to being with the heroine OR if he just said the name because he panicked??!! Is it a state secret or something??
Catherine Bibby (Rochelle's Reviews)
I received a copy and voluntarily left a review and all opinions are my own.

I stumbled upon both Brittany and Karen at the beginning of their writing career and have devoured, agonized, and salivated over everything that they have written since. From the moment I heard that two of my favorite authors were combining their super powers and creating a book together, I was over the freaking moon! I couldn't wait to hear more about it, had trouble sleeping, was checking my kindle every few minutes t
Jenny  (Jenz Book Jewels)
Feb 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book, it's a complete page turner and the two authors (Karen Raines & Brittany Crowley) that co-wrote this together blend their work effortlessly doing an amazing job.

This book has lovable characters that all have a great sense of humour even when their asses are put on the firing line against the bad guys. There's passion, lust, violence, hatred, betrayal, jealousy, revenge, love, LOL moments and let's not forget the hot sex.

Bri & Colby are the perfect match.
Mar 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Both Karen Raines and Brittany Crowley are new to me authors, yet Stakeout has ensured I will be giving both authors a read in the future.

Stakeout is the first book in the Stalker series, and it’s a wonderful start to what promises to be a seriously fun series. Within pages I was sucked into this one, the knowledge I wanted more of this series cemented in my mind before I had finished the first book.

Honestly, this was such an addictive read. There are so many elements of this one that pulls you
★ Belle The Bibliophile ★
Bri is the kind of heroine I absolutely hate. He did the absolute most by calling her cousin’s name while they were having sex and it only took a half-assed apology and a little dick wagging for her to be all over him?

And the Hero’s absolutely disgusting. Being inside his head is like being inside a 13 year old who recently learned the art of masturbation. Like he cares nothing for the heroine beyond for his perpetual hard on for her—I want to conjure him up into existence so I could break his
April Symes
I completely, totally loved this book, it's an absolute page turner and the two authors --Karen Raines & Brittany Crowley that co-wrote this together blend their work easily while doing an impressive job. You have Briella who grew up with sexy as sin Colby. She was madly in love with him, but for the sake of their friendship, she kept everything on the up and up, more on the friendship side, that is until they went over the line one drunken night and the powerful emotions that happened with ...more
Ariadna Basulto
Feb 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was hilarious! Karen Raines and Brittany Crowley had me laughing out loud so much and I enjoyed every single minute of it.

Bri and Colby are amazing. Bri is a strong, sassy woman and the woman Colby shared one night with and can’t get out of his mind. Colby is stupid-hot, a total badass and the guy Bri’s one-time friend with benefits who she can’t forget about. They’re also both private investigators. When they both take a month-long job on a beach they don’t realize they’ll be working
Tasha Talks Books Blog
Feb 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was everything and so much more.

You have Briella who grew up with sexy as can be Colby. She was totally, madly in love with him, but for the sake of friendship, kept everything on the colorful side of the line, that is until they cross the line one drunken night and the emotions that came with them together causing Colby to freak out and call Bri her B****y cousin's name. So here it is they haven't talked n 3 months. Then Colby shows up because he misses his best friend.

Did I forget
Teresa Lara
Mar 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book sucked me in at the the end.Sorry it ended Excellent. Loved Bri and Colby a Amazing beautiful emotional funny action packed story.I hope there's more of these two.
Manwhore hero
the heroine in love with manwhore hero
sleep with each other
he treats it like an ONS
after few months of not talking (I don't know if he was celibate), they work on a case together
She acts all tough but obviously can't resist him
They sleep together
They say I love you
btw her sex life was full of cheating assholes while his was amazing and she had to witness this!!
Authors let your heroines have a life before they meet the hero, not everything about their personal life should be
♥️Fantasy Land  Book Reviewer♥️
This review is my first for Karen Raines and I have to say I really enjoyed this story. The characters, ALL of them are wonderful. I laughed, rolled my eyes, and worried about them. The story is strong and the romance is hot.

Colby can be a dick at times, but that is what makes him so awesome. Colby and Bri have been friends for years. So when they have one night of passion and Colby yells out her cousin's name, Bri doesn't take it too well. As she shouldn't. But there is a reason for everything,
Mar 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is my first book I’ve read from these authors so I had no idea at all what I was in for.

Former best friends Briella and Coby used to have a close relationship until one night ruined everything between them. Briella is hurting and keeping her distance but when she gets a job that could put her in danger, her friend and partner sets it up for Coby to go and keep an eye on her.

The sexual chemistry between Coby and Bri is apparent from the start. Thinking they’re on the same page when it come
Mar 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
A great story that encompasses friends to lovers, second chances and a good amount of mystery and suspense. Bri and Colby have been friends since they were children. One night, one mistake threatens to ruin the friendship forever. Both have their own PI companies and will be forced to work together on what seems to be a relatively simple, yet also dangerous job. These two are the perfect foils for each other, I absolutely love their banter and their teasing and when they finally realize what is ...more
Janet Harrall
Mar 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I'm a huge Karen Raines fan and was intruiged to find out how this story panned out as it was co written with Brittany Crowley.
It did disappoint one bit. I was turning the pages so fast I thought my kindle would set alight. It's a very clever storyline with a male and female team of PI's joining forces on a a stakeout. But Cole and Brianne had a past...a friends to lover past that didn't end well. Now they have to spend 30 days together!!..
This is when the fun and games started with hot sex, eye
Mandy Desay
Mar 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book amazed me. This was my first read from each of these authors and it won’t be the last. It was an amazing read.

Stakeout has everything you could ever want in a book, it has action, drama, Hot, steamy and plenty of Girl Power.

Stakeout has a great bunch of characters, Not only are the main characters brilliant the side characters are also amazing.

A Funny, action packed and irresistibly sexy read, that will have you hot under the collar one minute and sitting on the edge of your seat the
Amanda McCalip
Mar 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely LOVED Stakeout! This was my first book from these authors and won't be my last. This book was a fast read for me and had me drawn in from page one. The characters were fantastic and the plot was awesome! Bri and Colby are a great match in this friends to lovers book. The banter between them was hysterical, the sexual tension between them was off the charts.

I loved how even though there were plenty of steamy scenes in this book the mission of the book didn't deter at all, they got t
Mar 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book drew me in from the very start and kept me turning the pages with its kickass combination of romance, humour, suspense, mystery, and mayhem. The leads, Briella and Colby, both seasoned snoops a.k.a. P.I.s, were quite the pair and I really enjoyed reading about their personal and professional exploits, plus figuring out who was or was not on the couple’s side. I liked their charmingly crazy group of friends too (especially Marcus who was a hoot and who made me laugh out loud
Lesley Robson
Mar 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I’m reviewing this book on behalf of United Indie book Blog.

This is the first time I have read these authors and it defiantly won’t be the last. I loved this book like really loved it. The plot had me hooked from the start and it’s packed full of love, betrayal, a little bit of action and a lot of steamy scenes , enough to steam up your glasses. There was a few twists and turns that you don’t expect but they work so well. I loved the character and their pairings worked really we,,. I hope t
Shasta Hope
Mar 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I Voluntarily Reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book!

I absolutely loved my b*tches sharing this story. They really brought the heat and suspense. I love you Karen & Brittany!

If you need a great story about love and suspense, then you chose the right book. This lovely novel is about loving a best friend and not knowing if the other shared the same feelings. Briella and Colby had no choice when fate was involved. Friends with benefits was a choice but life alters everything.
The suppor
United Indie Book Blog
Mar 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the first time I have read these authors and it defiantly won’t be the last. I loved this book like really loved it. The plot had me hooked from the start and it’s packed full of love, betrayal, a little bit of action and a lot of steamy scenes , enough to steam up your glasses. There was a few twists and turns that you don’t expect but they work so well. I loved the character and their pairings worked really we,,. I hope the others get their own books. I couldn’t put the book down ...more
Megan Jacob
Mar 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I knew I would love a book by Karen raines and Brittany Crowley. these two are phenomenal authors on their own but they outdid themselves when they wrote this together. I absolutely loved these characters and their friends added a great humor. you could feel the chemistry and the love of this group of people as it jumped off the pages. The plot was full of twists and the story of bri and colby was so lovable that you will want to one click. This is my honest review for a book I volunteered to re ...more
R yatsko
Mar 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A quick sexy read..
..this book was brilliant.

A page turner from beginning to end..
..laugh out loud moments, hot steamy sexy scenes..

Love the banter, between the characters...and the secondary characters

This novel is feel good book, with witty banter, hot steamy scenes,
couldn’t put it down, and excited what they will come up with next!~wtmo
Jackie Deans Zielke
Mar 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A great collaboration between two great authors! I absolutely loved this book. Best friends to lovers stories are one of my favorite reads! This book is hilarious, sexy and has a little mystery (who done it) moments . I have read everything both of these Authors have written separately and I love both of their writing styles. But together they are amazing. These ladies can write some hot sex with a twist of humor. I highly recommend this book, and anything else written by these Authors
Jolene St Germain Triggs
Feb 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
OMG How great was this book?!? I have enjoyed both these authors work previously, but together they are a powerhouse combo! This book was everything, hysterically funny, well balanced, great pace throughout, intriguing, suspenseful and can't forget sexy! I loved the chemistry between Bri and Colby, they really owned their sexuality, which was a refreshing change. It was kind of insta-love with a twist, and I liked how we hit the ground running, the whole book kind of had that feel, and I loved i ...more
Mindy McCray
Mar 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved Bri and Colby! Once I started this book, I couldn't put it down! I fell in love with all the characters. These two author's had me laughing throughout the book. I loved this book! Can't wait to read more by these author's!
Elizabeth Gardner
Mar 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
This book was so good. Along with the great story, and the suspense there were these one liners that had me laughing so hard. These two authors are great on their own, and together is no different. I definitely recommend this book and these authors
Jodi Pineau
Mar 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is absolutely amazing. Get ready for the ride of your life (wink). You will fall in love with Brielle and Colby. Definitely a book you will not be able to put down
Book Reading Gals
Mar 09, 2018 rated it it was ok
THOUGHTS: I had never read either of these authors before, but the blurb was just too good to pass up! It hits on a favorite theme of mine, the friends-to-lovers, which is usually a sure thing for me - and the cover certainly catches your attention! Personally, I was a bit disappointed though. The book starts out with our couple already on the outs with each other. They've already had their moment of weakness and fell into bed together - when Colby has a freak out moment and gets the brilliant i ...more
Mar 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love this book. Colby and Briella are a super sexy power couple! I love the banter and push pull they give each other!
Danielle Robbins
Mar 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book! It was funny, suspenseful, intriguing and of course had hot sexy scenes! I loved Briella and Colby. They were great together! I loved all the banter and secondary characters, I am hoping they all will be getting books! Great read!
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A self-confessed reading addict, Karen is usually found either writing or with her nose stuck in a book. Or Adulting because apparently, she should do that too sometimes!
She’s a lover of wildly inappropriate humour, has an addiction to swear words and bananas, lands her foot in her mouth daily… but she wouldn’t have it any other way.
Karen can be summed up with 5 words:
Friendly, loyal, thankful, fu