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Flirting with the Frenemy

(Bro Code #1)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  8,280 ratings  ·  842 reviews
Mission: Survive my best friend's wedding, where I must play nice with my ex and his perfect new girlfriend.

Strategy: Bring the hottest fake boyfriend on the planet.

Target: Grady Rock. Master Baker. Dimples. Muscles. The unicorn of fake boyfriends.

Complication: Wyatt Morgan. My brother's best friend. My sworn enemy. Military man. Sexy as hell single dad. The man I let into

Kindle Edition, 263 pages
Published March 1st 2019
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
Flirting with the Frenemy is book one in the brand new series, Bro Code by Pippa Grant. I would call this a cross between the enemies to lovers trope, the brother’s best friend trope, and the single dad trope.

Ellie Ryder thought she knew what she wanted in life. She had the career she wanted. And the man she’s been dating for the past two years checked off all the boxes. Until he dumped her on Christmas Eve. Not wanting to be alone at her own place, she goes to her parents home and who does she
Dilek VT
Apr 05, 2019 rated it did not like it
Unbearable for me...

He is just out of a nasty divorce.
She is just dumped by her boyfriend.
He is her brother's best friend who always annoyed her.

They are at her parents' house - alone.
She takes of her clothes and basically attacks him.
He tells her to stop but she doesn't. So he can't stop himself.
And they have sex.
Then he says they shouldn't have done that.
She runs out of the house, pissed at him and has a car accident.

6 months later, she is going to a wedding and he will fake as her boyfriend b
Pippa Grant
Feb 17, 2019 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: my-books
Author's Note, Release Day!!!!:
It's here!! It's HERE!!! And now the world can see Wyatt and his #bookboyfriendgoals, and Ellie and her vulnerability and strength, and the Long Beak Silver and his foul mouth, and have I mentioned the pirate-obsessed best friend/bride? Because if she hadn't demanded a pirate-themed wedding, Shipwreck wouldn't exist, and I kinda love Shipwreck more than I probably should... (and yes, the characters totally boss me around, even though I know I shouldn't let them, bu
Sigh. As of this writing, I'm the first 1-star review of this new series. 😞But I just have to be honest. I can't honestly give a book a 2-star rating (which means, per GR, that the book was "okay"), when I actually didn't really like it.

Pippa Grant is one of those author's that I have a hit-or-miss relationship with. I either like the craziness of the characters/story or I think the humor is too OTT. Sadly, this one was a miss for me. I didn't laugh at scenes that were supposed to be funny. And
Starr (AKA Starrfish) Rivers
I'm shocked I finished this one. Well, I skipped plenty, skimmed really. But still read most of it.

It's just SILLY!

MCs have been friends since childhood. Always upped one on each other, teased each other. Then they grew up and grew hot. Finally, after her breakup and his divorce, they have a shot at each other.

The rest of it is just plain SILLY!!!! This is where I'm reminded of DNF'ing the first book I attempted to read by this author America's Geekheart (Bro Code Book 2) by Pippa Grant , the highest rated of all her books thus far. And I coul
Bookgasms Book Blog
Feb 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: missy
OMG! I absolutely loved this fun, flirty, smart, snarky, sexy enemies to lovers romance!

Ellie and Wyatt have a crazy history. They practically grew up together, and have consistently annoyed the heck out of each other for years. Their relationship has been to goad and cajole and generally find fault with whatever the other is doing. And that worked for them for years. Until it didn't.

Until they finally realized what they were feeling for each other wasn't annoyance at all, it was actually somet
Jacob Proffitt
Apr 15, 2020 marked it as unfinished
Shelves: steamy, romance
I made it halfway before I just couldn't continue. And the reason is because I like the characters so much. I like how Ellie sees her world, that she doesn't make excuses, and that she unapologetically takes on things she cares about. Being so engaged with her, it took me a bit to warm to Wyatt, but that happened, too. I like that protective, capable guy thing and his loyalty in friendship and care for his son are deeply attractive.

But Grant gives us that irrational thing some writers saddle the
Ⓐlleskelle - That ranting lady ッ
This book is the perfect example of " NOT FOR ME ".
The characterization of both MCs was a miss.
The humor was a miss and also OTT.
The chemistry between MCs was a miss.
The sex was a miss.
The plot was a miss.

I couldn't finish this one. 73% is when I finally registered my eye sockets hurting from too much eye-rolling. DNF

Stacey is Sassy
Finding the right time to be together...

I started reading Flirting with the Frenemy a little hesitantly. I have read one Pippa Grant story before and while I didn't hate it, I did have some problems with it. I think you have to be in the right mood for stories like this one, and I obviously was in the perfect mood today. I read it in one day and I haven't done that in donkey's years. I was sucked into the dynamics of this couple, the storyline kept me entertained from beginning to end, and the a
Sep 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: giggle-fest
This book seems to have it all……..Brother’s best friend, enemies to lovers and single dad all rolled into one funny and sweet book.

There are too many funny scenarios in this book from the bubble bath scene to the wedding. Wyatt’s son is too funny and of course as a kid doesn’t even realize it.

Ellie was wonderful. She went through so much but yet she was a fighter.

“I don’t have enough fingers to count the number of times I’ve heard someone say Ellie’s annoying, or god knows, the number of time
Apr 01, 2019 rated it liked it
Ellie and Wyatt have a long history, they practically grew up together and have over the years constantly annoyed the heck out one another, that is until the attraction that has simmered beneath the surface finally erupts, and no matter how much they try to put a lid back on it, faith and Beck (Ellie's brother and Wyatt's best-friend) won’t let them run away.

This book is a meld between a enemies to lovers, brother’s best-friend and single dad tropes. It was a cute standalone read, and there wer
I thought there could never be a book that Pippa Grant could publish that would surpass what I feels for Ares and Beauty and the Beefcake

Ares, I love you boo, I always will, but this book has pirates. PIRATES!!!!!!!


Black Sails ,
Captain Hook from Once Upon a Time ,
Pirates of the Caribbean , just give. Me. PIRATES!!!!! Talk Like a Pirate Day is one of my favourite things. I used to make a joke about answering the phone at work with my growly "Arrrrrrrrrr" in p
Apr 17, 2020 rated it liked it
FLIRTING WITH THE FRENEMY is book 1 in the BRO CODE series and is a fairly quick, but fun brothers best friend romance. I enjoyed it for the most part, it did find myself rolling my eyes at the ridiculousness more than a couple of times.
Apr 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
I have yet to find a Pippa Grant book that I don't like, and this one is no exception. It was fun, exactly what I needed. This one had its funny moments that made me laugh, but wasn't over the top ridiculous, which I like, but would have felt out of place here. I read a little out of order, so I liked seeing more of Shipwreck, and of course the Rock family. I really liked Ellie and Wyatt, but they aren't my favorite couple. But either way, I'm looking forward to diving farther into the Bro Code ...more
Jaime Fiction Fangirls
Wyatt and Ellie 4-Ever

Before I picked up this book I heard rumors that other readers were saying that Wyatt was replacing Ares as their favorite Pippa Grant Hero. My immediate reaction was NO WAY!! Well, I just finished this book and it sort of pains me to admit that it might just be true for me too!

I will ALWAYS, ALWAYS love Ares but, man, Pippa really brought it when she wrote Wyatt.

Sexy military man ✔️
Single, AMAZING dad ✔️
Great friend ✔️

I mean, what’s not to like?

However, it’s the banter,
Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
4.5 Stars!

The title says is all. It is as promised, a Frenemies to lovers book. Add in Best Friend's little sister and there is bound to be some tension. Loved the whole thing!

Wyatt and Ellie have a long history having grown up together. They have always bickered and tried to one up each other. Apparently, everyone but them say it for what it was---foreplay. The chemistry is off the charts with these two. They know each other so well, I really think that is what finally sealed the deal for Ell
Sam (AMNReader)
Dec 26, 2020 marked it as life-is-too-short
I half-heatedly read this over a few days, set it aside & suddenly it's been a while and I don't care. I don't even know their names. I deserve better. ...more
Angela By The Bookcase
Mar 23, 2019 rated it did not like it
There were some good one-liners in here and I'm all for hate-to-love stories with verbal sparring. That's my jam.

Other than that, the characters and story are meh. It's the execution here more than anything that takes a standard trope that people love and makes it into something unenjoyable for me. The female lead is OTT clumsy, the people in Shipwreck are OTT ridiculous, and the male lead is OTT as well. Everyone feels like caricatures, not people, and that makes it hard to relate to them or a
Ivy Deluca

It was cute. It's what I expect from Pippa Grant, though it's more middle of the road for me than some of her other books. It was cute, though the humor will not work for everyone. It's set in the same 'verse as her other books, so you'll recognize some characters if you've read her books, but you won't need to read them. It's got some of the standard flaws as well, so it's cute but it's not a standout. But I think if you usually like Pippa Grant's writing, you'll probably enjoy this.

For more re
Emily (Mrs B's Books)
**My thanks to the author for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

This is the brilliant beginning of a series by this author and it is told by Ellie and by Wyatt as they navigate the waters six months after having one night together, before Ellie got into a massive car crash that has changed her life around.

Wyatt is one of her brothers best friends and also the man that Ellie has been fighting with for as long as she can remember. With her best friend getting married in a crazy t
Nate Brightman
Mar 03, 2019 rated it liked it
3 Stars
At this point after having read all the books from Mr. McHottie to Charming as Puck I thought I knew what to expect from Pippa Grant. But Flirting with the Frenemy surprised me. And Not always in a good way. This book starts out a little darker than all the other books of her’s I’ve read. Ellie our heroine has been dumped by her long time boyfriend two days before Christmas. Wyatt her older brother Beck’s best friend has just received his divorce papers and has had to accept the fact that
Villains Do It Better
Nov 29, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf-books
1, DNF at 60%, Star

I saw a snippet of this book and thought it looked good enough to try it since I was in the mood for something lighthearted, also not realizing I have read this author before, and I have the same problems with this book that I've had with her other ones. The slapstick, not funny humor, pretty much.

The blurb sounded decent, but that's pretty much the only good thing about the book. The humor was cheesy and trying too hard, making it more annoying than being close to funny. The
Elley Murray
I've read some other stuff by Pippa Grant, but something about the Bro Code series is just a major hit for me. I love a good brother's best friend trope, and a great enemies to lovers romance. I'm not really a fan of the single dad trope, but it really works for me here. (Tucker is just too cute!) Pippa Grant has this sort of manic, super weird, crazy-person writing style, and sometimes it's way too over the top but I think she leashed it and directed it really well in this book. I found myself ...more
Naadira  Moodley (BookedMercy)
“Ellie Ryder and me?
We mix as well as water and lava.”

The books get crazier and crazier and I love every minute of it. Flirting with the Frenemy is so hilarious and addictive that there was never a dull moment. After all the heavy books that I have been reading, this was the perfect remedy. It made me feel light and free. It was exhilarating.

Ellie and Wyatt have never gotten along from the time they met. He was her brother’s best friend from childhood. Fast forward many years and they s
Melonie Fatchet
Feb 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The term frenemy has been re-defined in this larger-than-life tale of love and hate. Ellie always had a fiery relationship her brother’s best friend, Wyatt. But her feelings take on a whole new level of mixed up emotion when her entire world was rocked in an instant. She and Wyatt are a recipe for disaster and she is convinced that the universe is out to make sure that they keep their distance. When one tub of “loser ice-cream” ignites their fiery relationship, a disaster strikes. Now they are f ...more
Christy Bailey
Mar 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Fun read!

This was such a great read! It was a light and hilarious book with some ama,ing characters. The bad luck these two had was epic and so crazy but it's what made This book what is was. The ending wasn't quite a cliffhanger but it was just a tease and now I have to read becks story to see what the heck is going on!
May 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was my first book by Pippa Grant and it was so hilariously brilliant, sweet and also heartfelt.

I loved all the characters in this, the friendships between Monica and Ellie, and all the boys who would do anything for each other. Tucker was a scene-stealer, such a cutie. Ellie and Wyatt were inevitable and their banter and trading of insults was just a way of first masking their attraction, but in the end their feelings. They were perfect for each other, even though Ellie thinks the universe
Kim O
Mar 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars for this hilarious and sexy book. I loved it. When you're grabbing your kindle because you have to know what happens next in the middle of a work day you know you've hit gold. Lovable and quirky characters that will make your heart turn to mush and will keep you tied in knots waiting for them to hook up. This author writes funny and cute and funny and sexy and funny and just damn right funny. This is book 1 so jump on the Pippa Grant train with me and laugh your butt off.

Lots of check
Feb 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars

Flirting With the Frenemy was a nice enjoyable read.

When Wyatt went to live with his grandma he made a lot of new friends around the neighbourood.His best friend's little sister always wanted to play with them and in the end he always found himself bickering with the girl.
Now after so many years their relationship is still complicated,they are not friends nor enemies and maybe they are only deceiving themselves about their real feelings for each other.
I liked Ellie and Wyatt since the beginning

Pam Nelson
Feb 20, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 Stars
A first for me by this author and I was pleasantly surprised.
The story was easy to get into and I had a smile on my face for most of it. Ellie and Wyatt may not have been friends or even nice to each other most of the time. But Wyatt’s best friend happens to be Ellie’s brother.
I just enjoyed the vibe between these two. It was a great listen when I wasn’t looking for something too deep and I just really liked it. I will be continuing with the series.
Great narration too Erin and Joe kil
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Pippa Grant is a USA Today Bestselling author who writes romantic comedies that will make tears run down your leg. When she's not reading, writing or sleeping, she's being crowned employee of the month as a stay-at-home mom and housewife trying to prepare her adorable demon spawn to be productive members of society, all the while fantasizing about long walks on the beach with hot chocolate chip co ...more

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