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3.91  ·  Rating details ·  1,754 ratings  ·  346 reviews
Theo Von Bremen.

Aloof, elite, and baseball’s next MVP, his name hangs on every woman’s next breath.

Except for mine.

All I want to know is if we’re having tacos tonight—it’s his turn to buy.

Friendships like ours are forged from drunken sleepovers and Roommates Gone Wild episodes—nothing could ever tear us apart.

Except… my v-card.

And maybe… my new job with six marines.

Kindle Edition, 405 pages
Published June 2019 by Kristy Marie Books LLC (first published December 5th 2017)
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2! Commander in Briefs (stand-alone). Theo resorts to cock-blocking, punitive sex & immature behavior after his best friend & fuck-buddy threatens their routine by taking in hot vets!

“You’ll never fuck another man.”
“I’ll bury a bitch that looks at you with more than a glare.”

Books in the Commander in Briefs series are stand-alones:
Book 1: Commander in Briefs
Book 2: Gorgeous
Book 2.5: Commanding the Pitcher
Book 3: Drifter

Commander in Briefs (stand-alone) opens up
Jessica ❥Chatterbooks Book Blog❥
When you begin a book by a debut author, you never know what to expect. You have no idea what the writing style will be like, if you will love the characters, or if you will be able to connect with the story in a way that touches your heart. I was nervous going into this book for all those reasons, but when I started reading, that anxiety quickly faded. By the time I had finished, I was completely blown away.

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Commander in Briefs is unlike any novel I've ever read before. Having read over 300
Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
Wanna know something? It may be hard to take, but I’ve gotta tell ya. So… I didn’t like this book when I first started.

I actually cringed for the first little bit. I couldn’t stand Theo and I couldn’t understand Anniston. These two have been best friends since grade six. They had a friendship to be envied, for sure. At some point, they both started to feel ‘unfriendly’ feelings for each other, but neither made a move. Then one day, Anniston has the bright idea to ask Theo to take her virginity
DNF @60%

This pains me so much to DNF but I struggled during Commander In Briefs. The writing was great and the character Cade was definitely a highlight.
What it all boils down to are the many storylines and the character Theo. I couldn’t feel any chemistry between him and Anniston and couldn’t connect with them. They’re suppose to bring out the best in each other but I felt it was they other way around. They’re adults but their behavior was just juvenile. I needed an emotional connection betwee
 Sonya ♕Chatterbooks book blog♕
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If there’s one thing I love when I’m reading a story from a new author, it’s the uncertainty. Call me crazy, but I just love that feeling you get in the pit of your stomach when you open that first page. Your nerves are shot, and your excitement level is barely contained because you KNOW that this right here? Could be the start of something beautiful. That’s the way I felt about Commander In Briefs and even though I didn’t agree with certain things, you can never take away the fact
Dilek VT
Jul 09, 2020 marked it as nope
Shelves: bad-reviews
They are friends with benefits for a long while, sleeping with both each other and also with other people. No one should expect me to believe in their romance afterwards.
Tianna✸loves books✸

First Scene: The H and h are best friends. And before heading to their respective careers the h wants to lose her virginity to the H. He is quite reluctant at first but gives in. They fuck. And after that he gets a call from a girl to meet her. He goes right away.(Eww...what an asshole)
But anyways they become Friends with Benefits. And over the years they maintain this relationship.

So basically the H is a Dirty Dog (No offense to Dogs). And h is horny bitch. Both H and h are sex addicts. They f
Melanie (mells_view)
Wow! I’m so shocked that this was Kristy Marie’s first novel. It was so well written, and really dives deep into all of the characters. Sometimes when a story is told in multi-POV’s you can get a bit lost, but Kristy did an amazing job giving each character a distinct voice. I don’t want to say much about the story, because it will definitely spoil it, but if you like contemporary romance that dives deep mixed with a second chance sports romance and a bit of a military contemporary, then you sho ...more
Dec 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 stars!

"Commander In Briefs” Was a pleasant surprise that took me on a while ride of emotions. I love friends to lovers/second chance books but this one was a different and I loved that. The relationship between Anniston and Theo is crazy and intense right from the start we get the feel of how into each other they are. Don't get me started on their sexual chemistry, super hot. usually I find myself loving the H more but with this story I loved the h was my favorite. Anniston was such a great h
aNneMarLi - Chatterbooks Book Blog
Asshole heroes are a turn on for me. Add up a strong, feisty heroine who do not take orders from men and rather orders them, who knows what she wants and who definitely raises the girl power flag and I am drenched. Dripping...panties soaked only to realize it melted in no time. Commanders In Briefs is that book for me. The author had no qualms in throwing a hero with asshole painted in the forehead, bold, underlined, all caps you wanted to kick in the shin then french kiss at the same time a ...more
Update: 16th June 2019
4.5 stars (instead of 3.5)
I don't do rereads... But after reading 'Pitcher' I couldn't help myself. Getting my next fix of Ans and Theo. I love these guys and it's almost impossible to let them go. I loved that I could reread how the legendary bromance of Cade and Theo starts. And I thoroughly enjoyed this reread. Still needing more!

And reading it a second time, the change of events doesn't bother me at all. Actually it goes quite with the flow. No idea why it bothered me
Jacqueline's Reads
Sep 07, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ku
3 Stars

Have you ever started a novel knowing it would be okay but you wanted to continue to hold out for hope? Yeah that’s what happened for me.

I like the idea around this story, but I have to agree with all the negative reviewers, everything but the kitchen sink was thrown into this book.

What I liked.

I liked that the angst was low
There were smoothing going parts
I liked the parts with dialogued
The sex was hot!

What I had trouble with

The main problem with this book was that there was just too muc
Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was ok
After reading Pitcher, the novella that introduces Theo and Anniston, I was intrigued to find out where their friendship would lead them. But once I started this book I realized that the answer was, to insanity. I wanted to like them so much and I was so in the mood for a friends-to-lovers angsty book. But the angst just went a little too overboard for me.

Anniston and Theo had a very complicated relationship. Honestly I'm not even sure I could call them friends, it was more like this highly code
Michelle Krystel
Arc provided by author for honest review. When my girl Jess message me about Commander In Briefs I asked her to send the blurb right away. Just by the title I was interested, then I read the blurb. Let me tell you how I was itching to read this book. Now that I just finished it wow, Kristy you blew my expectations away, from what I thought. I knew it was going to be good. But damn girl it was one of the best book I have read this year! I freaken couldn't stop reading it. I was hooked. And Cade o ...more


Commander in Briefs has the makings of a great read, however unfortunately it falls short in its execution. While I am a huge fan of friends to lovers romances, in this I couldn't connect to either protagonists. Both Theo and Anniston have potential to become dynamic characters, but their immature personalities and actions—for two individuals who are supposed to be in their late twenties—render them off-putting rather than likeable. Their relationship (if it can be called that) i
Nov 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received this book as an ARC for an honest review.

At first I saw this book and was a little daunted by the amount of pages. However, that didn’t matter the book was so well written I wish it could’ve gone on forever.

Omg this book, I loved all the characters. Anniston is a bad ass woman who knows what she wants and doesn’t take no for an answer. Theo is kind of a jerk, but it works for him in a way.

Cade was my favorite character in the book and can’t wait till he gets his own story. This is d
Mar 02, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Skim read it. Boring. And kinda dumb. But my friend kind of begged me to read it even though I knew I shouldn't and we don't really share the same tastes. Moving on...

Essentially the h, and the H are tight knit best friends who are attracted to one another. H is pretty much a slut who beds anyone with tits. h knows this and is in love with him and wants him to take her virginity. He refuses, scared about their friendship but she persuades him on the basis that she wants her first time to be with
Nov 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Based on the title, the blurb & several Instagram book teasers, I started Commander in Briefs with an “idea in mind” of what I was about to read - a military romance with a possible ménage.

What I read however was kinda this, but also way MORE than this & at the same time nothing really like it at all. (Full confession: this threw me for a hot minute, until I got my head in the game, and ignored all of my preconceived notions.)

For me, it’s a combination of a few genres: mostly sports romance, mee

2.5 Stars

First of all, I just noticed - The Synopsis has Changed. This is better. But, kind of gives away the entire plot of the book.

Secondly, this Book was Weird. Not bad, but I can't explain it. I will try with Pros and Cons

Pros [What I liked about the Book]

- Grammar and Writing : This was a Debut book, and there were no grammatical errors. I Highly appreciate it. Most first books have terrible grammar. This was quite good.

- The General idea of th
Dora Koutsoukou
I couldn’t connect with either Anniston or Theo, and their friends-with-benefits relationship didn’t excite me at all.
They were sexually together on Mondays and Thursdays and all other days of the were were fair game.
No, thank you.
Dnf @ 10%
Jul 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars!

I am going to warn you right now….. THIS is not an easy book to read. First of all had I not read the prequel book PITCHER, I think there is a strong possibility that I would have DNF’d this book. The relationship between the H & h is all kinds of messed up BUT reading the prequel and continuing to read this book puts things in better perspective.

This book is different from anything I have read but it is not for everyone. There are times it is seriously messed up!!

I know, I am sound
This book is fabulous. This book has a talent to consume you. The plot is simple and familiar. The book is entertaining and clearly is humorous.

Theo and Anniston have been best friends since their early teens and slowly started to fall in love, both of them hiding their feelings for each other. Best friends then turned to friends with benefits until one day Anniston saves Cade. There is a would-be love triangle, but thankfully that didn't happen! A third party entry is the push needed for Theo a
Feb 19, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: freebie
💝 FREE on Amazon today (2/19/2018)! 💝

One, two, three…Six dicks!
Six dicks are living under the same roof with my girl. My girl!
How did we get to this point? How did one act of kindness, one act of lunacy, turn into this? I’ll tell you. Her bleeding heart. “I have to help him,” she said. “He needs someone.”
Months later, she has five freaking more!
Suddenly, she can’t come to my games or spend time with me.
Everything is about them.
Well, guess what? I don’t care what level of asshole
Claire Wright
Nov 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What an excellent debut novel. This was as close to perfect as you can get. The storyline was well thought out. The writing was on point and the characters were completely adorable. Thank you Kristy for writing a book whereby both the main characters had disabilities. I have first hand experience of them, being the mum to 3 registered disabled children so to see that projected into words was amazing. Theo is such a cocky but loveable asshole. He is funny, sexy and so alpha. He is pretty much per ...more
Jul 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I’m in love with an asshole. His name is Theo but I want him to be my asshole.

I loved this book and the writing and the story and, and, and!! Can’t wait for the next one 😘

You killed it Kristy 🙌🏽
Dilek VT
Dec 05, 2017 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
He is clearly an as*hole but I really wanna see how she takes her revenge and all! With 6 men under her roof, that will sure be interesting!
Hayley Wakenshaw
*received as an arc for an honest review*
Holy shit balls!!! Where do I even start?!
I thought it was going to be complicated love triangle, not a huge fan of them but what we got was something so beautiful.
Theo & Anniston were just made for each other. I did at one point want her to end up with Cade but I’m so looking forward to his book!! Sounds promising.
Plenty steam, a good dose of drama, marines & a baseball player, what more can a girl want?!
This book was amazingly written for a debut no
Dec 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So I started this book not sure what to expect but was pulled in from the first page.
It was so much more than I expected in a good way. It’s a fab read and cannot wait to read more from this author.

Theo and Anniston are a complicated pair. Both in love with each other forever but after Theo majorly messes up (which I have to admit to thinking you arsehole) things between the pair are pushing and pulling of control never wanting to give in but belonging to each other in every way. Theo needs An
Ewwww.. that’s XXX.
I don’t like double standards. I think if a woman wants to have sex go for it. But the way it was in the book.. nope.
And this is far away from romance if they have these many sex partners and they know about each other and they have specific days to have sex with each other. Gross
Jun 21, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle-unlimited
This book had A LOT going on..too much. I gave it three bc the heroine got her revenge against the hero, and didnt sit around pining for him, first book in a loooonng while that allowed that. The next book kind of intrigues me because the next hero is not a manwhore like this one was, in this book he was the more sane, reserved character who is celibate.

Definitely not safe!

Lot of OW and OM drama some descriptive
The book was honestly such a mess of stuff I couldnt be all that emotionally affected
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Kristy Marie is an Amazon top 30 bestselling author who loves writing witty heroines and temperamental heroes. She is also a six-pack of abs biggest fan. When Kristy isn't writing, she's being a total dude and screaming at the TV while watching baseball. Go Braves!


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