Review: Love Machine by Kendall Ryan

Posted September 18, 2018 by Shari in Reviews / 8 Comments

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Review: Love Machine by Kendall Ryan
Love Machine

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Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on July 16, 2018
Pages: 288
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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Friends to lovers to forever partners. What happens when a woman realizes she has put off dating for a career? She gets drunk and talks to her best male friend about everything she needs to learn. And then creates a spreadsheet of everything she needs to learn and try. This is a funny look at a woman finding her sexuality and her male best friend being all down with helping her!


When your best friend is getting married and the bachelorette party goes from a get together to a demonstration on food for sexual acts, you know you have to act like you know what you are doing. But the gig is up, nerdy Keaton realizes she has no game or experience with giving blow jobs, let alone flirting, dirty talk and passionate sex. Getting drunk seems like a solution, where she pours out her heart through text to Slate, her male best friend.

Slate never really has thought of Keaton as more than a comfortable best friend he meets for pizza, movies and few meals. Having been burned, he just wants to get some action and move on. Keaton’s not in the same column as these women. But know he knows Keaton has a spreadsheet and a plan to check them off. So what’s a best friend supposed to do? Be the best wing man he can be. Only he notices Keaton for the first time and no man is good enough.

The two decided they are going to educate Keaton on the finer art of sexual endeavors while maintaining their friendship when its all over. But what happens when feelings start to emerge and neither know how to express it?

This was just a fun romance with no great hurdles. That’s not to say they sail into love naturally without bumps, its just that the bumps weren’t major. Both characters were likable, the sex had lots of chemistry and humor. Not that what they did was funny, just that they found joy in what they were doing.

This is a sweetly erotic story of friends to lovers and sometimes we just need that type of romance. A couple meant to be together that don’t fight it tooth and nail, but enjoy the acts of getting to know each other in a deeper sense. Recommended for a time when you want something lighter in your reading.


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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!

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Mary Kirkland
3 years ago

Friends to lovers trope is usually one that I like. This sounds like a fun read.

Shari Delighted Read
Shari Delighted Read
3 years ago
Reply to  Mary Kirkland

I really liked it. It was relaxing not having so much drama in the story.

3 years ago

oh this one definitely sounds fun!

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Shari Delighted Read
3 years ago
Reply to  Melliane

Loved it!

Sophia Rose
3 years ago

This sort of friends to lovers does sound like a less complex and fun one.

Shari Delighted Read
Shari Delighted Read
3 years ago
Reply to  Sophia Rose

It was fun to relax and let this one play its course out.

Kimberly Caffeinated Reviewer

You’ve got me curious. Of course you’ve also got me singing I’m Just A Love Machine by the Miracles!

Shari Delighted Read
Shari Delighted Read
3 years ago

Great song pick! It was a fun read.