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The Deal Dilemma

4.46  ·  Rating details ·  1,377 ratings  ·  385 reviews
Ever wonder what would happen if you bribed your brother’s ex-best friend to pop your cherry?

Yeah, me either, but I did it anyway. Now the moody man is madder than ever, but I came prepared to strike a deal.

One he can’t refuse…

Crew Taylor is the picture of perfection, if gruff, grumpy, and prone to throw a punch is your type. Clearly, it’s mine or I wouldn’t be begging hi
Published September 23rd 2022
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❥ KAT ❥ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books
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'🆃🅷🅴 🅳🅴🅰🅻 🅳🅸🅻🅴🅼🅼🅰' Is a full length romance novel by author Meagan Brandy. Spoken in 'Dual Perspectives.' Davis (Twenty-one) & Crew

This was so easy to get into, and so hard to put down, the feels came out of nowhere and continued to hit me until that very last page. Crew our grumpy hero stole the show like he stole my heart with every beat it took, I couldn't get enough of him and is everything us girls seek in our book boyfriends.

I loved how unique this was, the push and pull between
Intel Chicky Reads Romance (Kara Merideth)
Story: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Trope: brother’s best friend, foster sibling, good girl/bad boy
Angst: 😱😱😱
Smexy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥

Absolutely FLOVED this story! Sweet, emotional, tension filled, and super smexy all rolled into one book ♥️. This is one of those books that you think it's going to go one way and then, BAM! the author completely throws you for a most awesome loop. Davis has had a thing for Crew for forever. When he was her brother's best friend. When he moved into their house and become her foster brother. And
Travelogged Blogs
Sep 19, 2022 rated it really liked it
"He says he won't allow me in his bed... but I wonder what it would take to get him to play in mine for a bit?"

I've enjoyed reading Meagan Brandy's Brayshaw series and I enjoyed this one too! I loved the dynamics that Davis & Crew had. They knew everything about each other and it seemed like three years of distance that Crew put between them didn't mean that they were unaware of each other's life but there's definitely a missing piece to the puzzle that comes into light towards the end. The stor
Jenifer Briggs
Sep 21, 2022 rated it it was amazing
This is up there for SYS. I'm not even joking, the emotions, the banter, the pure sexual tension that just radiates off the damn page -- omg it was so fucking good. And the love? Oh goodness. I swoon every time one of Meagans heroes refer to their girl as "My baby" and we get that in spades here. Honestly this is just the perfect book and I loved every second of it.

Plus the heat?! GODDAAAAAMMMMMMNNN. I needed dick and a cold shower at the same time.🥵🥵🥵🥵🥵🥵🥵

Go one click when this goes live!

Jun 06, 2022 rated it really liked it
🍬Quirky Heroine
🍬Brothers Ex Best Friend
🍬Found Family

Meagan is that author that has me begging for her stories, and this plot and trope! You always think you have the plot figured out when you see the tropes, and boy are you always wrong. This story is definitely soo different, what started out as your typically Virgin heroine wanted to lose her V Card, turned into so much more.

This story has incredible depth, a way of dragging you in and not letting you get out until the very last p
Sep 20, 2022 rated it liked it
The Deal Dilemma - Meagan Brandy

“She’s got a sweet tooth she’s looking to satisfy, and in her eyes, I’m candy to be consumed.”

I was lucky enough to receive the ARC of this book and I was super excited after loving Say You Swear so much!

Unfortunately this did not hit the mark for me. I feel like for the length of this book the main plot was fine if that was all, but the sub plot was supposed to be the reason Crew was hesitant in the first place and once it came to light we were already 3
Shabby  -BookBistroBlog
Sep 21, 2022 rated it really liked it
The opening chapter was going along sweetly with Franco "Sweet" pining for her brother's best friend and her crush.. I'm thinking she's adorable & he's obviously hung the moon for her cause I wonder why crew can't see she is all heart eyes for him every time he deigns a glance in her direction.
Ohhhh but he's aware. He wants her but her family took him in, fostered him. This is forbidden and has mega disaster written all over it.
Then she offers him a Deal
Cherry in exchange for red half ton
Ooooh b
Dani (Daniiireads)
Sep 19, 2022 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
4.5 ⭐️

- brother’s best friend
- second chance, kinda
- virgin
- good girl/bad boy

I know I say this about pretty much every MB MMC ever, but Crew Taylor is god tier book boyfriend status. Everything this man gave up, every secret he kept, every plan for his future... EVERYTHING was for Davis, and his love was always unfaltering. *swoon*

I went into The Deal Dilemma expecting another brother's best friend takes my virginity type book, something super fluffy and full of smut... In some ways,
Ana | She Said Yes to Books
My problem with this book was the length. There is barely enough plot there for a 300 pages book let alone 500!!😵‍💫 But the spice…Whew!😮‍💨 the only reason I finished this.
Aundi Living That Book Life
Sep 20, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Meagan is the kind of author that when you finish one of her books, you immediately want to read it again. The effortless way you fall into her stories utterly entranced, utterly intoxicated is the mark of a truly talented writer. I knew that this book was going to be no different. And I was right, the minute I finished I immediately had to do a reread just in case I missed something. I needed to relive every moment, every touch, every word over again because I did not want to leave these charac ...more
Jenny Lovez Bookz
Sep 28, 2022 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf
Ok this had no business being this long. Honestly, I didn't even finish it. I got as far as 78%. Too repetitive and kind of pointless ...more
Sep 20, 2022 rated it it was amazing

I’m not ashamed to say I’ve highlighted almost the whole book 😅😅

As always Meagan killed it. You know she loves to throw us curveballs and twists tropes around like no other, which is why she is one of my favorite authors.

Davis is absolutely hysterical. Crew is hot AF and his mouth is OFF THE CHARTS. I loved their story and I fell in love with the side characters so incredibly much (here’s to hoping we get X’s story at some point! 🤞🏼)

I won’t tell y’all a thing about it
Cali Gals
Sep 20, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Meagan Brandy is queen of “all will be revealed in good time”. OMG her writing style is why I always feel the need to devour her books. I always know going in I am missing important pieces of the story.

I love that Crew and Davis knew each other as children. How Crew winds up coming to live with her will break you heart.

Davis is the best character. I love her quirky brilliance and often naive nature. I will admit “pure” characters often get an eye roll from me but this one is done well.

The first
Aug 27, 2022 rated it it was amazing
No, I have not read this book yet but I am very excited for it’s release. For some reason Goodreads allows trolls like Kristy to give one star reviews with zero context so I figured I could balance out the system and add some love. I will be happy to update my review on September 23rd 💜
Sep 23, 2022 rated it really liked it
“I loved you when I shouldn’t have, and I’ve loved you every day since.”

The Deal Dilemma is the newest standalone by Meagan Brandy. Following Davis and Crew. Crew Taylor, is Davis’ brothers ex best friend, turned foster brother. We have all the tropes with this book. Virgin heroine, forced proximity, grumpy/ sunshine, slow burn. The list goes on.

“He’s my favorite everything.”

I found that the start of the book dragged a little for me and it took me a little while to get into it but Once the dra
Irma *Irma The Book Whisperer*
Sep 22, 2022 rated it really liked it
It was impossible to put The Deal Dilemma down once I started reading!

It sucked me right in and didn't let go. Davis is such a funny, quirky girl. She had me snort laughing so much I had tears running down my face.
With Crew I got to feel. His story broke my heart. Once he let go, everything turned out exactly the way it was supposed to, leaving me with happy tears and a goofy grin on my face.

This was passionate, addictive and witty. With plenty of emotion, yet quite entertaining. I loved it!
Esmeralda Romero
Sep 18, 2022 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC and like always Meagan ruined me in the best possible way! I devoured this book and I couldn’t put it down. The story came together perfectly and crew and Davis were perfect together! Crew is definitely one of my top favorite characters from Meagan and my heart ached terribly for him but he was something else in the best way possible. He is definitely book husband materia. And Davis what can I say she stole my heart she’s the sweet quirky girl and I loved her! If you like a pos ...more
Sep 22, 2022 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc-2022
I love Meagan Brandy's work and after reading Say you Swear which is one of my top fav books, I was a bit disappointed in this one. I just didn't care for it and I can't exactly pinpoint it. I can say that this book could have been shorter. I pretty much stopped reading and skimmed at 80%.

I'll continue to one-click Meagan's books but this one was a no for me. I appreciate the arc copy though!
The Romantic Rush Blog
Sep 20, 2022 rated it really liked it
ALL THE ANGST AND LONGING! This book had tropes that I adore written all over it- and it was OH so yummy! Brother’s best friend (or ex best friend), forbidden, quirky heroine and the bad boy, and a cherry popping quest. The burn on this one is a bit slower than I’m used to with Meagan, for obvious reasons- the Deal Dilemma is all about the sexual tension, the build up and angst- the PUSH and PULL. And holy moly the push-pull was dynamic. Cyclical and perhaps even repetitive towards the end, but ...more
(I received an ARC for this book)

Trigger Warnings include:
alcoholism, mentions of child abuse & spousal abuse

She’s not being a temptress, trying to capture my attention. Little does she know, she’s got it. Had it. Owns it.

There’s a lot jam packed into this book! There’s not a calm moment. I know it’ll seem like there is…but it’s a ruse! It’s to keep you occupied until you get smacked in the face with more surprises! I thought I was walking into another brother’s best friend/friends with bene
Jennifer McMahon
Sep 23, 2022 rated it liked it
First things first -- SPICE !!! God the spice! This book certainly delivered on the angst and spice.

Davis is a virgin.
Crew is her brothers best friend.
Second chance trope.
Family struggles.

Davis sparks a deal with Crew that in exchange for taking her virginity, he gets something. Years ago, they exchanged a kiss. Her first kiss. One she never forgot. There is no one else in the world she wants to take her virginity than him. He's reluctant and instead offers her lessons for how to get a man. But
Oh my goodness! I've been dying to get my hands on another Meagan Brandy book & this one did not disappoint!

Crew is grumpy, gruff, broody, bossy and naughty- and Davis' brother's ex best friend. And even though it's been three years since she last laid eyes on him, she goes to him with an offer she hopes he can't refuse, to pop her cherry. She is hoping his experience can help her lose her V-card, and she wants him to teach her everything he knows. The problem? He doesn't want her in his bed. Bu
Sep 24, 2022 rated it it was amazing
I love every book by Meagan.
This book was no exception. I love it!!!
I laughed a lot until their friendship grew into something more.
I did not assume that Crew disappeared from Davis' life for the reasons that are in the books and what he was doing all this time. I was devastated.

“𝐓𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐦𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐲 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐬𝐤𝐞𝐝 𝐦𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞, 𝐒𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐭𝐬.”

“𝙄 𝙘𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙡𝙤𝙨𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙤𝙣𝙡𝙮 𝙛𝙪𝙘𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙝𝙖𝙨 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙢𝙖𝙩𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙢𝙚 𝙗𝙚𝙘𝙖𝙪𝙨𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙮𝙤𝙪! 𝙄𝙛 𝙄 𝙙𝙞𝙚𝙙, 𝙨𝙝𝙚 𝙣𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙬𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙠𝙣𝙤𝙬𝙣 𝙬𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙨𝙝𝙚 𝙢𝙚𝙖𝙣𝙩 𝙩𝙤 𝙢𝙚!”

Davis is cool. I
candace mai | candacereads
Sep 25, 2022 rated it really liked it
If Meagan Brandy writes it… I will read it.

I love how not a single one of Meagan’s story’s are similar. They are each so unique and this book was no different.

Davis is the sweet foster sister, straight A student, virgin who wants her brothers ex best friend Crew to take her virginity.

Even from the first page where this proposition from Davis came from no where.. you could feel the want and desire.

This book has some amazing tropes…

Brothers ex best friend
Forced proximity
Foster brother
Sep 25, 2022 rated it it was amazing
A forbidden romance with all the angst you can ever dream of!! An amazing standalone full of push and bull, the banter between the characters was so good and omg the chemistry is intense to say the least, once again Meagan Brandy proved she knows how to write mind blowing angsty romances.

A brothers ex- best friends who wants nothing to do with popping the v card of his former friend, grumpy/sunshine romance and a very intense drama will make you root for the main characters from the very beginni
Heather Rada
Sep 21, 2022 rated it really liked it
I absolutely found my new book boyfriend in Crew Taylor! I don’t want to give any spoilers but I can say without a doubt that the quirky girl should always get her way and the broody alpha underdog wins my heart every single time! This book was a slow burn that gave the best bangxiety but once the action started it just kept rolling.
Sep 22, 2022 rated it really liked it

These two have such a push and pull relationship that will drive you mad, in the best way! They both think they know what’s best, but they are both so blind to what’s in front of them. After years of not being in each other’s lives, they learn neither of them wants to be away from each other again.

Meagan is one of my favorite authors ever! She knows how to write the long game, and it never disappoints. This book roped me in so fast and refused to be put down. Another great re
Sep 27, 2022 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-in-2022
the last 25% made no sense… MEAGAN UR BETTER THAN THIS

"I'd give you anything you wanted." "Why?" "Because you're you, and I'm me." It really is that simple for us, isn't it?

Overall Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 5/5

Spice Rating: 7.5/10
Characters: 9.5/10
Atmosphere: 9/10
Writing: 9.5/10
Plot: 8.5/10
Intrigue: 9/10
Logic: 8.5/10
Enjoyment: 9.5/10

Hero: Crew
Heroine: Davis

Cliff-hanger: No
Triggers: Alcohol Addiction, Violence, Mentions of Child Abuse

Style: Brothers Best Friend, Contemporary, Step Brother, Second Chance, Slow Burn, Second Chance, Virgin, Good Girl
Alecia (The Staircase Reader)
Crew and Davis

The Deal Dilemma by Meagan Brandy is a suspense filled romantic standalone. If you’re looking for a novel with suspense, angst, romance, and an epic happily ever after, look no further and grab Crew and Davis’ story!

Because this tale has suspense in it, I’m going to omit the “In My Own Words” part of my review and skip right to my thoughts. My initial thoughts when I started to read The Deal Dilemma were filled with pure excitement. I had a feeling this romance would be sexy, swoo
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USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Meagan Brandy writes New Adult romance books with a twist. She is a candy crazed, jukebox junkie who tends to speak in lyrics. Born and raised in California, she is a married mother of three crazy boys who keep her bouncing from one sports field to another, depending on the season, and she wouldn't have it any other way. Starbucks is her best fr ...more

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