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(Commander in Briefs #0.5)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  1,028 ratings  ·  189 reviews
Kristy Marie brings you a hilarious novella about the problem with loving your best friend.

No one needs that many hookups!

Not even soon to be major league pitcher, Theo Von Bremen.

So, I help him by routinely thinning out his contact list—because I’m the best roommate ever. And he’s optimal baby daddy material.

For me—not Amanda 1, 2, or 3.

But since the man can’t take a hi
Kindle Edition, 150 pages
Published June 18th 2019 by Kristy Marie Books LLC (first published June 17th 2019)
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Jessica ❥Chatterbooks Book Blog❥
All. The. Fucking. Feels.


Anniston and Theo are one of my favorite couples of all time for a reason. Theo is a hot, hilarious, alphahole with a hidden heart of gold, and Anniston is one of the sassiest, strongest, and most loving heroines I've ever read. Their love story is bumpy, backwards, and breathtakingly beautiful. I've experienced every emotion possible as a result of these two, and they will always have a huge piece of my heart.


I was first introduced to these characters in Commander,
SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

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
Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
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If you haven't met Theo Von Bremen yet, you have no idea what you're missing. He's an alphahole I can't help but salivate over. Whenever he's a jerk, my heart races with excitement. Whenever he sabotages every man's move towards Anniston, I'm not-so-secretly cheering him on. Hardcore. And whenever he acknowledges, at least to himself, just how much he loves his best friend and how desolate his life would be without her, my body get's all swoony. I could do with
Megan✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦

I absolutely loved everything there is to love about Anniston and Theo and their rare and different relationship. Pitcher was the perfect introduction to the Commander in Briefs series and one I could not get enough of.

Theo was an unbelievably charming and cocky alpha who not only made me fan myself constantly and made my heart beat a million times a second, but he also made me lose it in fits of laughter. Anniston is just beautiful and inspiring. She may not have had the easiest of lives, but
May 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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I love Anniston and Theo, and their wholly unique relationship. Coupled with the signature humor of Kristy Marie, readers have a must read introduction to her Commander in Briefs standalone series.

Theo is a typical and yet not so typical sports hero - cocky and self assured. He whole-heartedly does not ever apologize for his behavior nor his manipulation of others to get Anniston all to himself. He also makes no attempt to hide his desire o
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This book popped up on my Kindle Unlimited and I didn't realize that it was a .5 Prologue book for Theo and Anniston but once I started I was invested in finding out what happened between them. And while it wasn't a bad book I just felt like nothing actually happened to explain their characters or bring them together. The big scene that this novella hinted at didn't even happen until the novel so really this book just wasn't all that necessary for their character
Keri Loves Books
Jun 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
No Takebacks!!!

My favorite BOOK BOYFRIEND is back!

This is the story of how Anniston and Theo began. An EPIC friends-to-lovers romance! A love that started at fourteen and just continued to grow. Friendship that meant more than anyone else. Get ready for All The feels!!

Theo was the same at fourteen as he was as a grown man, a total smart ass. The day Anniston met Theo they bonded over their love of sports and an instant friendship began. Anniston was his anchor. Theo was her family. Their mutual
I can't even describe how much I'm in love with Ans and Theo. I love love love their story and I want more more more! I think I never wanted to reread a book that much like I want to reread Commander in Briefs right now.
Getting finally the story of Ans and Theo's history is everything you can wish for if you are into this series. Gosh, these two are perfect and their dance around each other is the perfect foreplay for what's yet to come.
Andi Isack
Jun 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Pitcher is LIVE! And I will be super & cruelly honest with you! So Pitcher is something I never expected it to be. When Kristy said that she intends to write a prequel of commander ( which is book 1, Theo & Ans, story, you should read after you have read Pitcher), so when she said ok, I want to go back to Ans and Theo and write more about them, I thought okay she is going to give us an ordinary YA, when they met, flirt a bit, but neither of them have the "balls"to admit their feelings, so practi ...more
Sofia´s Beddable Reads
Jun 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing

*This review contains NO spoilers*

It’s not news to anyone that knows me or follows my Instagram page, that I absolutely love Kristy Marie’s books. I was lucky enough to be one of the first people to ever read her debut novel “Commander in Briefs” as an ARC reader/reviewer, and I haven't look back since: she hooked me.

Her writing style is engaging, her stories are unique and original and her characters are awesome and unforgettable. They stay with you.

That’s why when she let me know she was writi
Sep 01, 2019 rated it it was ok
I didn't realize that this book ended on a cliffhanger and now I'm irritated at myself for not knowing. Personally, there's nothing worse than expecting an ending and not getting one. ...more
G (heartbooked)
Jun 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
| Pitcher is full of ‘pure a**holey servings as 5 stars for main course |

Kristy trusted me enough to give a copy of her first book ever written, to read for free and review it last year. Since then, I’ve never looked back but stalk her posts for more hints of next books.

Pitcher, the 4th of her books but written in novella form, is NOW LIVE and you all need to One Click.

This is where it all started. Where the one messed up relationship that is ‘McCallister and Von Bremen’ started and it’s gotten
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Jun 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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5 Stars!
Wow! Just wow!
First, I have to tell you this is the prequel to already published Commander In Briefs. Pitcher is not recommended to be read as a standalone. You can read it as a standalone if you want to, but you just can't appreciate its greatness without reading Commander In Briefs as well. That said, I hope you will give this author a chance because she is an amazing writer. Literally, I am always impatiently waiting for her next release. I immensely enjoyed reading all her
Jul 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.25 Stars!

I really enjoyed this prequel to the Commander In Briefs series. Since I have already started the next book Commander I can tell you right now that you absolutely NEED to read this book first. I would have most likely stopped at somewhere around 15% on the Commander book had I have not read this first. I don’t want to explain why because I don’t want to give anything away.

Let me just make it clear that you will be VERY glad you read this book prior to starting the series. Without it
Tre Talbot
Jun 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
I first read Commander In Briefs and was introduced to Theo and Anniston. With Pitcher, we’re taken back to the very beginning and see their friendship all those years ago. What happens when you have best friends that won’t admit their romantic feelings for one another? A great story that’s filled with comedy and love because jealously makes you do things to make sure no one else comes into the picture.
This novella can be read as a standalone and in no particular order in the series.
Marta Bo
Apr 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Kritsy writes, Marta reads and it's all what I need to say about our relationship.

I love this book so much !!!! I fell deeply in love with Ans and Theo in Commander in Briefs, and Pitcher just showed me how do it AGAIN !!! Gahhh and Kristy as an author ??? She's done amazing job ! The Pitcher is one of the best prequels I've ever read.

I loved Theo crazyness and even more loved how Ans managed to set him on the right place. Their friendship with benefits never getting old ! I was laughing so hard
This book is a must read before you start Commander In Briefs series.
This books gives us the introduction of Theo and Anniston. The story is short and is told in quick jumps of age. Their friendship, their unique bond is everything to look up to this story. The writing is flawless and we have lots of anticipation to look for. This is a novella length book and has to be read first to understand better of the characters.
Lager Lefse Book Blog
I can not explain to you the love that I have for this author! The world and characters that she writes of just leap off the page. Pitcher is not to be missed!!

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Kristy, you do this to me EVERY. SINGLE. TIME!! I fall into your character world and don’t want to leave. I completely fell in love and adored this book, but I have a secret. In Commandeer in Briefs, everyone was head over heels for Theo. I must admit, although I did like him, it was Ans (Anniston) that I fell in love with. He
Naadira  Moodley (BookedMercy)
Oh my traitorous heart. Oh how you have turned...

Okay, I need to be real honest here.... I haven’t read Commander in Briefs (I know, it’s a travesty) and the reason being that Theo is a complete man whore. I stay clear from books like that especially when other chicks are paraded in-front of the main chick but you Theo sir have completely stolen my heart. Now I know why so many of my fellow reviewers are obsessed with you. Your crude ass is 100% unique and so freaking lovable (even when you are
Milos Mojsilovic
May 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I've been trying to force myself to write this review for days now. It's not because of the book, mind you. It's that I'm in a writing review slump as much as I am in a reading one, but let me tell you!

This book. This book is so much 😍😍😍😍😍😍 I can't even begin to tell you. There's a reason people love these characters. Because they are life. And they're freaking amazing. As amazing as Kristy is.

From the moment she wrote Commander in Briefs you could tell she's was something special. For a debut n
Jun 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Incredible! I have fallen more in love with Theo and Anniston after reading Pitcher!
For anyone that has read and loved Commander in Briefs, this novella is exactly what you need. Even knowing how this ends, Pitcher still had me holding my breath and pulling my hair.
If you have never read Commander in Briefs, START HERE! It's the perfect place to start.
I loved being able to peek into Theo Von Bremen and seeing more of what goes on in that head of his.
My heart breaks for these two. Like they te
Michelle Krystel
Jun 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was given an advance readers copy of this book and have decided to write a voluntary honest review. So after reading Pitcher this makes me want to dive right back into CIB, and I don't normally want to dive into a book a alewdy read but I wish I had the time to do it now cause I so would. Pitcher was amazing! I loved it from start to finish. I love how to hit Theo and annnistons back round. There relationship is such more than I thought it was. Hence why I want to go back and read cib. I have ...more
Jun 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Home run to my heart, my review for Pitcher is LIVE on my blog.

This novella gave an incredibly adorable look into Theo and Anniston's relationship before Commander and made me all emotional – I'm off to start a reread soon!
Julie's Book Land Reviews
This is novella is about Ans and Theo who meets in middle school and becomes roommates eventually in college. So without spoiling it I will say this, you seriously need this novella and the other Commander in Briefs books in your life (All books in this series are standalones but have appearances by the other characters in the series every once in a while except for this one) because they're that funny and sweet. What are you waiting for? Get to one clicking on June 20th. ...more
Aug 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Quick Novella.

This is a very quick but important novella to read before getting into the series. This prequel sets up the whole background of Anniston and Theo. We find out what their motivations are, their fears and most importantly what they think about each other. You get a good sense that these two have a very strong bond and are best friends for a reason. But both are frightened to take it any further for different reasons. Then Ans asks Theo a question I think he’s going to find hard to r
Jun 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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This book was so good 😭😍
I don't know what's wrong with me, but this story made me so damn sad. I know the previous book, so I should have been happy, but it's so damn hard not to let the emotions, heartbreaks and tears touch you. WOW! ❤
I loved this prequel so much.
I would love to read more and longer, but Kristy had to do it so good and exciting, that I read it in one go 😠 AGAIN! 🤭
That's not fear 😔😉
I think for all of you who have not read the series yet (what I really recommend to do immediate
May 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: beta-read
Gah this book! I didn't think I could possibly love Anniston McAllister & Theo Von Bremen any more than I already did, but K Marie delivered an outstanding prelude novella to her debut novel Commander in Briefs.

This novella covers just enough of the back-story of Theo & Anniston's friendship from their early teenage years through college. It is angsty, witty, funny and emotional at times. I found myself laughing at Theo's A**hole ways, and grinning like a school girl batting my eyelashes at him
That was awesome!!! If I haven’t read the first in the series, I’d be crazy right now with that ending. I’m so glad I did and I feel like the whole series deserves a reread soon. 😍
These two are amazing! This book was perfect. I love this series so much!!!
Lau  (winebooksnchill IG)
May 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
36548 Stars!

My babies! I love them so much!

Review to come-Beta Read ♥
May 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Four blushing stars for Theo and Anniston!

Can you really fall in love at 14 years old?! Hmmm... for Anniston, one look at Theo has her insides fluttering. No matter he is a twin, because she can easily tell Theo apart from his brother Thad.

Both brothers instantly take a liking to this girl. She can whip them at sports and loves baseball almost as much as they do.

Fast forward four years and suddenly Anniston is all alone without her grandparents. Theo suggests they become roommates at a place mid
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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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Commander in Briefs (4 books)
  • Commander (Commander in Briefs #1)
  • Gorgeous (Commander in Briefs #2)
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