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(Brother's Best Friend #3)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  295 ratings  ·  112 reviews

Ryder Malloy. Selfish. Arrogant. Self-absorbed. Prick.

An epitome of manliness. Six-foot-three, all hard, chiseled muscle.

My brother’s ex best friend, and my new client.

Four years ago, he took my innocence and left – without a word.

Today, he’s the star quarterback who needs an image makeover,

And I’m his publicist, who doesn’t quite believe him.

Task at hand: Swallo

Kindle Edition, 266 pages
Published June 7th 2019

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Rachel K
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Jun 09, 2019 marked it as no-way-jose

And here she comes AGAIN: the weak doormat can’t-use-her-brain-when-in-the-presence-of-asshole-manwhore-hero-who-used-you-and-left-you-‘cause-he-is-hot.
Thank you, no next please
Jun 09, 2019 marked it as nope-nope-nope
Jun 09, 2019 marked it as nope
She stays celibate, he obvs doesn't. 🙄

Jun 09, 2019 rated it liked it
Weird, I liked Ryder but not Kate.
Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was ok
I loved the cover art! It's simplistic design is what attracted me at first. I read the overview, was a little skeptical but thought I would give it a try.
Should have stopped at the cover.
It is exactly what I thought it would be. A angsty romance that repeats the same idea over and over again throughout most of the book. The whole story could have been wrapped up in 4 chapters.
If this is the kind of story you love then this is a book for you. Not my kind of story.

I received a free copy of this
Mary Mccormack
Jun 10, 2019 rated it liked it
I liked the characters in this book and the storyline. The characters were a little to back and forth with their emotions for me, but over all I liked their personalities and the plot. This story is not lack for steamy scenes, but sometimes the characters seemed to fall back on them a little to much instead of dealing with their feelings. Definitely keeps you on the edge of your seat.
M Hurford
Jun 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Engaging Sports-Based Romance
First of all kudos for the author Katy Kaylee for changing the title of the book from Makeover to Misunderstood. The change better captures the emotional problems Ryder, NFL Quarterback has that has resulted in bring him in contact with the PR Publicist, Katie, who happens to be the sister of his childhood friend Danny and who he took her virginity. Four years before Danny accused Ryder of sleeping with his fiancé right before their wedding. No one wanted to hear hi
Carol Hepstall
Jun 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing

I absolutely loved Ryder and Katie’s story. I was captivated from the very beginning. Twist and turns that kept me turning pages wondering what was going to happen next. I couldn’t stop reading it until I was finished with the last word. I definitely recommend this book to anyone looking for an awesome read
Katie Bug
Jun 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Misunderstood by Katy Kaylee

Katie Lawton is working in sunny Southern California at a premier sports and entertainment PR firm in La. It’s a long way from where she grew up in Missouri.

Ryder Malloy plays in the NFL as the starting quarter back of the San Diego Orcas. His reputation as a womanizer and bad boy reputation in need of a makeover.

Katie is living her dream in sunny California working PR for celebrities and athletes. Her next client has a bad reputation and is considered difficult. No
Suzanne Hare
Jun 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Katie was at the bar with friends when she saw her brother’s best friend drinking alone and looking upset. Ryder was drunk and angry but Katie was insistent he come home with her. She didn’t want his pro football star reputation ruined. Well one thing leads to another and they spend the weekend together. He has to go back to his team and once she finds out what happened between Ryder and his brother, she doesn’t answer her texts.

This is an very sexually explicit book and although it seems that i
Karen Nastasio
Jun 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow what a great story and what’s not to love about second chances once they get over all the crap that’s holding them back. Rider Malloy has it all a star quarterback and money and women but that’s who he really is but nobody knows this and if he has his way nobody ever will. Katie Lawson has always had the hots for Rider but he is her brother best friend so it will never happen between them, but one night at a bar with her friends she runs into Rider and he is drinking heavily and she takes hi ...more
Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This story is about Ryder and Katie. The intro to the story is all the drama you need to get a book started. Ryder is an NFL player who is best friends with Katie’s brother. He also grew up with them as his mother abandoned him as a child and his father was abusive. Katie’s family took him in and treated him as a soon; however, the story starts off with Ryder in a bar mad at Danny (Katie’s brother). Katie has always crushed on Ryder, but as he was somewhat family, she never thought anything of i ...more
Jun 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-booksprout
Sometimes the past returns and can write a wrong. Ryder is a man who did not have a happy homelife growing up so he wound up living with his best friend Danny’s family. Katie, Danny’s younger sister, had a huge crush on Ryder made even stronger when he would defend her honor. One night out with the girls, Katie sees Ryder somewhat drunk over something that transpired with her brother. Wanting to console him, she winds up taking him home and having a weekend romp together. When she finally return ...more
Heather Miller
Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
In this book we have Katie Lawton, she is now a sports & entertainment PR agent, out in LA, CA. She has known Ryder, her whole life. When she was 12, she started her crush on him. Ryder and her brother Danny, have been best friends since they were in kindergarten. SO, Katie & Ryder have always been around each other. Katie is now working as the PR agent for Ryder to help improve his image. However, Ryder has been dubbed the 'bad' boy of the NFL. Will Katie be able to get his image back o ...more
Michelle Holthouse
Jun 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Katie finds Ryder at the bar and as he is drunk she takes him home to her place. They have a hot, sexy encounter. It is only after that night that Katie discovers the awful truth of Danny (her brother) accusing Ryder of sleeping with his fiance. Believing her brother she sides with him. Ryder sends a text to her that his not answered, and taking that as her answer he moves on. He moves to a new state, new job and other women. Four years later, they unexpectly meet again as Katie has been hired a ...more
Shannon Patterson
Jun 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Ryder is an up and coming football player and best friends with Danny, not to mention sleeping with Danny's little sister Katie. When a misunderstanding leaves him without either he puts up shields and moves on.

Four years later Ryder is a big NFL star with just as big a bad boy reputation. He's arrogant, selfish and brash. Needing to repair his image his agent hooks him up with the best PR firm and as chance would have it Katie is the PR agent assigned to him. She has to push aside her hatred an
Jenny Brightman Harris
Jun 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received this book with the understanding that I could leave a voluntary and honest review.

In this book we meet Katie Lawton and Ryder Malloy. Ryder was never supposed to hook-up with his best friends sister. He was never supposed to want more. However that weekend went south real quick. When Ashley first finds Ryder he is getting drunk in a bar and saying what a jerk her brother is. She doesn't know what has happened but she wants to help in any way she can. Plus there is this little thing a
Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Talk about putting your heart through the wringer. Man, what a ride with this refreshing spin. You get it all with this little guy. A churning eddy of troubling events and surprising mishaps launch all your stormy, swirling emotions bursting into play with every color on the spectrum. One action packed, pulse racing, heart pounding, page turning bombshell that brings this bad boy roaring to life flawlessly. Struggling through all the trials and tribulations as they en
Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Excellent and moving
I loved this romance that tells a simple story that tinged with what seemed like a betrayal 4 years ago and could not develop, and on the other, tells the behavior of a secret man humble but who has been hiding under the image of bad boy and brawler given by the media. The characters are at once endearing, strong, fragile. It is extremely good and pleasant to read, and very moving and sometimes very hot.
Katie has not seen Ryder since they spent the weekend together in bed 4 y
Jun 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hot damn, this author has done it again. We readers get an awesome story, get to experience a string of emotions and of course some amazing chemistry between our characters. In this book, we have Ryder and Katie (Kate). Now once upon a time, Ryder was Katie's brother, Danny's best friend. That friendship was dissolved and Ryder also lost what he considered his family because, well his original family sucked. Ryder and Katie slept together, he took her virginity then took off for pro football. No ...more
Jun 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ryder is Katie's brother's former best friend they had a bad falling out. Katie and Ryder hooked up around the same time but what she thought meant something to him ended up being a one time thing. Now four years later he walks into her office with his manger for her to be his PR person to help him with his imagine problem. Sparks reignite between them and pretty soon they are sleeping together again. They try to keep what's happening between them between themselves however Katie ends up being p ...more
Jun 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
I have to say that this title fits aptly for everything that happened in this story. Ryder, Katie and her brother all fall under this category of misunderstood people. Factor in jealousy, selfishness, immaturity and fear and the actions and reactions of all involved makes perfect sense. I do have to say that Ryder was a bit of an a****** but he had reason as to why he was that way and it kept seeming to be reinforced. Katie was really out of it if she thought this would not catch up to her and t ...more
Marianela Aybar
Jun 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I wasn’t sure if I was going to enjoy this because it’s longer than I normally like. But I was blown away! Katie and Ryder care about each other and have grown up together, but a misunderstanding throws them and the family apart. When they see each other again years later could Ryder help explain it wasn’t his fault? It takes Katie a lot to realize Ryder is not who he thought and what the media makes him out to be, being a star quarterback. But could she put the past aside so they could have a f ...more
Debbie Caswell
Ryder came from a bad background his only saving grace was his best friend Danny and Danny's younger sister Katie A lie caused that friendship to implode but not before he had one special night with Katie. Now he is a star quarterback and his image isn't good so he has been put into the hands of a PR to try to fix it Guess what yep that PR is Katie How long will it take for her to realise more happened between Danny and Ryder than she realised that his image isn't what he really is and that she ...more
Jun 17, 2019 rated it liked it
😊 so so

I was in the mood for a mistake baby book and so I read this one on recommendation.
It was an okay book with okay characters and an okay storyline. There wasn't anything to rave about but it did satisfy my urge to read this trope.

I really liked the MMC, besides being a little too insecure, he was a hot bod with a great personality and some good one liners.
The FMC got on my nerves a bit as the big issue in this book is that she doesn't believe him and yet he proofs himself time and time aga
Jun 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book - Katie was Danny's little sister, and Ryder had taken her innocence four years ago - she was now living and working in LA where he was playing professional football; Katie is contracted with her PR firm to clean up his bad boy image. She thinks he deserves it after he left her after a huge misunderstanding with her brother and his fiance - she took Danny's side, after all he was family.

A really good book; - when you don't think you deserve something, you work really h
Jun 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I volunteered to read this ARC for an honest review. I really enjoyed this story about Ryder and Katie. He's her brother's best friend and has hada rough life. His mom left him when he was in kindergarten and his dad was an abusive drunk. Katie and Danny's family helped to set him on the path to success. Katie runs into Ryder a week before her brother's wedding. He's getting drunk and upset. Katie takes care of him and it leads to more. But he leaves a huge misunderstanding takes place. Now four ...more
Jun 13, 2019 added it
Bailed too soon to really rate it

It's like she cracked a thesaurus for every description. Eyes aren't blue they're "sapphire" hair isn't brown it's "bronze"

But the killer was mentioning that the main character is bigger like 5 times in as many pages. I don't care what size she is, but I don't wanna read how big she is every other paragraph. Her weight should not be her defining characteristic. It's a book give her a personality. Any reoccurring descriptor is annoying. Whether it's eyes, hair,
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