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4.51  ·  Rating details ·  302 ratings  ·  146 reviews
EDDIE: Cancel your dinky little roomette on the train. I’m booking us two of the big bedroom suites.

BIRDIE: I’ll cancel it AFTER you’ve booked the other sleeper rooms. And reimburse you.

EDDIE: Don’t worry about it. Just cancel your tickets. I got this. Round trip. I’m on the Amtrak website right now.

BIRDIE: You don’t have to leave NYC when I do! You’ll hardly be able to s
Published January 14th 2021
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Claire Robinson
Jan 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: shit-hot-series
5 - "You're brilliant..." Stars!

2020 was the year I set myself the goal of reading more new authors, Kayley Loring was one of them, and I've been addicted to her ever since. A Very Friendly Valentine's follows on from A Very Bossy Christmas perfectly in that we get the delectable Eddie Cannavale's story. Friends-to-lovers as well so I was one happy reader.

He's the same person, but I know more of him now, so I missed more of him... I guess.

The thing that I love about Lorings' writing is that
Leticia (jerseygirl)
Jan 15, 2021 rated it it was amazing
"Baby, Yoda one for me. -- Eddie"
I...AM...DYING! This was the sweetest book! It's so perfectly filled with loving, heartwarming moments it'll leave you swooning... or at least it was like that for me.
If you're a fan of angsty romance with a lot of drama and stuff going on - this is likely not for you.
If you're a fan of heartfelt friends-to-lovers romance that is also VERY steamy and leaves you begging for more - this is more up your alley.

"Maybe it really is the journey that matters. Maybe it do
Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
Jan 14, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2021


4.5 Swoony Stars

‘There’s the flash of awareness, the darkness and the nothingness, and then there’s just Birdie, calling me home.’

Well, weren’t we just eagerly anticipating this book! After falling head over heels in love with A Very Bossy Christmas (one of our Top reads of 2020). We were suitably teased with Declan’s brother, Hollywood actor Eddie’s friendship with Birdie Beckett, the Archivist for the Getty, in and couldn’t wait for this book! Once again, we’ve fallen in love with a Kayley Lo
The Romantic Rush Blog
OH MY SWOONY GOODNESS! This book is sweeter than a big ole box of Valentine's Day chocolates, but one that leaves you feeling energized and renewed days later. A Very Friendly Valentine’s is the friendliest of love stories- it is easy, charming, and delightfully adorable. Feel good vibes all around. After 2020 was a raging dumpster fire- and 2021 didn’t start off much better- this feel-good, opposites attract, low angst friends to lovers rom-com was JUST the soothing magic my heart and soul need ...more
I freaking obsessively LOVED the first book in this series, so A VERY FRIENDLY VALENTINES DAY had big shoes to fill. This was a great book!...just not quite as good as the first.

Eddie and Birdie have been best friends since college and suddenly sparks are flying. Will they change from friends to lovers?

Birdie is perfectly quirky, smart, and hilarious! I loved her nerdy side. And Eddie is so accepting and likable and hot. These two have hilarious friendly banter! I adore them.

This book had grea
Sarah Louise
I absolutely loved A Very Bossy Christmas, so I naturally had to read this one as soon as it released. It was a lot of fun!

Eddie and Birdie have spent six years as platonic friends, despite everyone questioning why they haven’t progressed into more. I am a complete sucker for any forced proximity scenario, which was wonderfully fulfilled in this one by a shared room aboard a train to New York. Filled with bantering text messages and voicemails, it was such a fast-paced read that had me giggling!
Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
Jan 15, 2021 rated it really liked it

4.5 Swoony Stars

‘There’s the flash of awareness, the darkness and the nothingness, and then there’s just Birdie, calling me home.’

Well, weren’t we just eagerly anticipating this book! After falling head over heels in love with A Very Bossy Christmas (one of our Top reads of 2020), where we were suitably teased with Declan’s brother, Hollywood actor Eddie’s friendship with Birdie Beckett, the Archivist for the Getty, in and couldn’t wait for this book! Once again, we’ve fallen in love with a Kayl
Eddie and Birdie have been friends since they met in college. And now that Eddie’s a famous actor, the two of them have still remained close friends, despite his fame. For Valentine’s Day, Eddie is finally seeing his model girlfriend in NYC who he’s never actually met before. And he learns Birdie is also going to NYC for Valentine’s Day, but she’s taking a train ride, due to her fear of flying. So on a whim, Eddie decided to ditch the convenient plane ride and tag along with Birdie.

The two of t
Kate R
Jan 10, 2021 rated it really liked it
**4.5 stars**
A Very Friendly Valentines Day is a follow up to A Very Bossy Christmas. It is still a standalone, but does have some recurring characters. We met Declan’s brother, Eddie, in the first book and this is now his story. Eddie is a famous actor on a young adult TV show; very outgoing. His best friend, Birdie, is the definition of a nerd; very introverted. They are complete opposites in every way but somehow, their friendship has worked for many years. They have always had an attraction
Book Snob Sue
Gotta love your drunk besties text...from a bachelor I right? And then the “voicemail”. The chemistry between these two is unbelievable…and when they finally quit fighting, just….dayum. Remember Declan’s baby brother, the actor aka the Hollywood flirt….yup, this is his book...and his bestie. They take a train ride together to New York, and that’s when all the real fun and train shenanigans begin.

This book was laugh-out-loud hilarious. The train conductor’s announcements, and
Jan 14, 2021 marked it as dnf
DNF 35%

Ugh it pains me to DNF this but it pains me even more having to be in the heroine’s POV. I don’t mind nerdy characters but geez it was TOO MUCH!! I loved the first book and maybe I’ll try this again closer to Valentine’s Day but for now I just can’t.
4 stars

This is a fun, flirty and super sexy friends-to-lovers romance. It’s a standalone, but follows on from A Very Bossy Christmas (the heroes of the two books are brothers), and Eddie and Birdie’s story is a delight to read.

Eddie Cannavale is an actor on a hit TV show, and though he’s a bit of a man-child, he’s a very down to earth guy, and is still best friends with a girl he met in college, Birdie. Though they live apart for a lot of the year, they are still a big part of each other’s lives
Jan 10, 2021 rated it liked it
So ever since finishing a Very Bossy Christmas in October, I have been so excited for Declan’s brother’s story in A Very Friendly Valentine’s Day. I adored Declan and Maddie’s romance, so Birdie and Eddie had big shoes to fill, and unfortunately, I think it fell a little bit flat.

Birdie and Eddie have been best friends for the past six years, but recently the underlying attraction they both didn’t know the other felt has risen to the surface. Eddie is a successful television actor, and has a hot
Giulia (g_bookishlife)
Kayley Loring, where the flickering flackering have you been all my life?

Y’all, I was completely obsessed with A Very Bossy Christmas and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on A Very Friendly Valentine’s Day and read Eddie’s story.

Eddie is Declan’s youngest brother and we briefly met him in A Very Bossy Christmas.
Eddie and Birdie met in college and they have known each other for 6 years. She’s always seen Eddie more like a brother (or that’s what she thought) but after a voicemail left by a drunk
Kari Hansen
Jan 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Eddie is a rising star when it comes to his career as an actor however he hasn’t let his fame change who he is. Although he hasn’t had much luck when it comes to finding a woman on social media to share his life with his best friend Birdie is an important part of his life. When she needs to go to NY he decides to use that opportunity to meet his latest girlfriend and spend time with Birdie, what could possibly go wrong?

Birdie couldn’t be more different than the other women that Eddie has in his
Jan 07, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2021-tbr
It's here! A Very Friendly Valentine's Day is live and you can finally get your hands on Eddie Cannavale! ( I mean who wouldn't want to, am I right?) Eddie is Declan’s younger brother, whom we met in A Very Bossy Christmas. This book is funny, swoony, & steamy! It is full of banter and innuendos, flirting and clumsy shenanigans. It is such a fun quick read!

This is a very low angst, friends to lovers, forced proximity RomCom. Sexy Eddie and Nerdy Birdie (or Dirty Birdie as we will come to know he
Jan 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star-reads
Absolutely Fantastic!!!!! ♥️

I couldn’t stop laughing reading this book and the messages between Eddie & Birdie are the best! Don’t forget we get a cameo of the best crazy Irish cousins again!!! This was so good!

Birdie and Eddie have been best friends since college. They’ve kept each other in the friend zone either one not daring to take the next step.

Eddie is delusional with his Instagram girlfriend and Birdie being birdie they venture on a Train journey to NYC and the magic begins.

Michele McMullen
Jan 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Oh hello my sweet sexy Valentine. Whenever I pick up a Kayley book I know that I am going to be in for a funny, sweet, sassy treat for my book lover heart.
Eddie Cannavale and Birdie Bennet met in college and have been ride or die friends since then. Yes he is sweet, considerate, easy on the eyes and oh did I mention a up an coming actor with charm for days. Birdie is our quirky, beautiful woman that has kept Eddie in that friend zone for six years but now a close quarters train ride is about to
Reds Reads
Dec 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Every time I think I have a favorite Kayley Loring book, she comes out with a new one that takes too spot. Obviously I have a love hate relationship with this because have you met Shane, Alex, Matt or Declan? They’re my top book boyfriends from Kayley, but move over boys because Eddie’s in town now.

Historically speaking, best friends to lovers isn’t my favorite trope, but Kayley made me love it so much! There was a comfortableness between them that wouldn’t have been there had the foundation of
This is the fourth book by Ms. Loring that I've read and she has once again crafted a winner, an entertaining romance with witty banter and a main couple whose relationship evolved from friends to lovers in a journey that kept me glued to the pages. Featuring Eddie Cannavale, a secondary character from Ms. Loring's previous holiday release who definitely caught my eye and who I found to be a delicious hero here, this was a fun and flirty read from start to finish. After the chaos and emotional t ...more
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)


Birdie and Eddie have been just friends, best friends, but not more, since they first met in college. It's now 6 years since, though, and Eddie's been a little more flirtatious than usual. Birdie's trying not to take it seriously because a)Eddie's in a relationship with an Instagram model, and b)Eddie's a natural flirt, and flirts with women 24/7. But when they end up taking a train from LA to Chicago together because Birdie hates to fly, all the close proximity leads to...lines be
Jan 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
🚅Close Proximity
“How you doin’?” Sh*t. I Joey’d her.”
Review: This book was fan-flubbing-tastic! Meet Eddie my new book boyfriend. Sorry ladies, he's mine! I loved A Very Bossy Christmas and was so intrigued by Eddie, Declan's brother. When I found out he was getting his own book, I literally freaked out. How the duck am I so late to the Kayley game!? I am so excited to read more of her work this year!
Birdie is the shy nerd who works at the Getty Museum. With her guid
Kelly (AndKellyReads)
Jan 15, 2021 rated it really liked it
Who says holiday books are limited to Christmas? Kayley Loring knocked it out of the park with this charming friends-to-lovers Valentine’s Day gem and I could not be more delighted. Birdie and Eddie were witty, hilarious, and oh so steamy, and I loved every minute with them. Even better? This book followed its own formula and shook up the usual path a romance novel takes which I LOVED. We get so used to the typical meet + fall in love + major moment that causes a break up + resolution = love sto ...more
Mariana | Bookstagram: crissandrabooks
What a beautiful, sweet (and also hot) novella.

It was so good. 😭

I think I have a soft spot for friends-to-lovers and I'm so glad I had a chance to read this one!

A Very Friendly Valentine's is about two friends that have to travel to New York from Los Angeles IN TRAIN. In that train they start to figure what’s going on with them and let me tell you- THEY ARE SO CUTE TOGETHER.

I also loved every reference to Friends, since the name of the chapters to "how ya doin?", IT WAS GREAT.

I don’t know what t
Jan 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Kayley, Kayley, Kayley, to be a fly on the wall of your magnificently dirty and gifted writer’s brain!
You manage to get better and better with each book you release. I’m not even kidding, this book is everything a sexy and witty romcom read should be and more. And because of the bookgasm you gave me with “A Very Friendly Valentine’s Day”, I’m making it the standard by which I measure every book I read going forward in 2021! It.was.that.good!

I knew I was going to love Eddie and love him I did, i
Lorena  Garcia -- Brittany's Book Blog
This book had me laughing out loud from beginning to end.

I loved, LOVED the banter between Birdie and Eddie. How their friendship evolved into more was so darn sweet.

Eddie and Birdie have known each other for over half a decade and they have never seen each other as anything other than friends. They confided in each other and have always been there for each other but one night things seem to have gotten a little too personal between them and from that moment on they both realized that what they
Claire Annovazzi
Jan 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Even before the cover reveal, I was sold. Kayley Loring–a promise of fun and feelings. Friends to lovers–that’s my favorite trope. Then the cover–pretty eye candy. I feared I would be disappointed. I wasn’t. At all. Kayley Loring delivers.

Birdie and Eddie were awesome as friends, and they became perfect as lovers. They really love and respect each other. But they also make fun of each other, though it’s just teasing. Their text conversations, which take up a good part of the book, are hilarious.
Amy [Book Addict Reviews]
Jan 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing
A Very Friendly Valentine’s Day is WAY better than any Valentine’s Day candy you could ever receive. Best friends to lovers, hilarious banter, a cross country train ride, the most hilarious Valentine’s Day poems and so much more!

Eddie Cannavale is the youngest in his family and a Hollywood star. Birdie is adorakable and just so happens to be Eddie’s best friend. I LOVED their friendship so much. They have such an easy going vibe between them, but there is also loads of chemistry and some tension
Jackie Wright
Jan 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Ms Loring has fast become a go to author for me and I was excited for this book, well let me first say A Very Friendly Valentine’s Day was everything I expected and so much more. If you are looking for an entertaining read that will certainly leave you smiling look no further than this story.
Eddie and Birdie have been friends for years but when Birdie decides to take a train trip across the country to New York, Eddie decides she needs some company and he take’s the trip with her, what follows is
5 freaky Valentine stars!

I legit have the biggest smile on my face because that’s what Kayley Loring does to you! I don’t know how she does it or how she writes these Cannavale men the way she does, but she definitely knows what the lassies want and gives it to them! I don’t know which brother I want more, and that’s a good problem to have. Again, this book checked all my boxes, but I’m beginning to feel like this is just the Kayley Loring way which is why she is on my faves list! She brings it
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