Wednesday, February 17, 2016

A Friendly Flirtation by Christine Warner

A Friendly Flirtation
by Christine Warner

My rating: 4 stars

Publisher: Entangled: Select Contemporary
Publication Date: February 15, 2016
ISBN: 1522718664
Genre: Contemporary Romance | Humor
Print Length: 246 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Allison Hall is fed up with being a social outcast. Even at the tech company where she works for her brother and his best friend, Jared, she's the invisible nerdy girl. What she needs is confidence—and that requires a makeover and dating tips. And she knows just the man to help…

Jared Esterly is shocked when Allison asks for his assistance and turns her down, knowing that her brother—his business partner and best friend, Nick—would kill him if he dated her, even if it is just for practice. But when Al’s attempt to make changes on her own fails spectacularly, Jared reluctantly steps in. Things heat up quickly, and soon lessons move from the salon to the bedroom.

When overprotective big-brother Nick discovers Jared is dating Allison, their friendship and business partnership sour. Allison, consumed by guilt, must make a choice: stay with Jared, even though that means ruining his friendship with Nick and possibly his career, or leave the one man who sets her on fire.

 A Friendly Flirtation by Christine Warner

A Friendly Flirtation (Friends First, #3)The classic “girl is a nerd”, “guy is her brother’s best friend,”“one favor ignites passion like a Roman Candle as the ugly duckling becomes the beautiful and poised swan,” love story. And. I. Loved. It. Christine Warner has another fun romantic tale to share, so sit back, prepare to be amused, entertained and ready to fight for love and the underdog!

It all started as a favor, A Friendly Flirtation when Allison finally tires of being the classic nerd and wants to have the confidence to expose the inner wild child she harbors within. She asked her brother for help, he said no, she asked his best friend for help, he said no, but when doing things her way made her a joke, how could Jared not help the woman who so desperately needed some mating and dating advice? How could he know he would help unleash Allison’s hidden Delilah, while giving her the confidence to shed her “geek” and uncover a head-turning angel?

They say nothing is better than brains, beauty and personality and now Allison has all three along with Jared’s growing romantic interest. Try as they might to keep things on the friends level, even when they tasted a few of the benefits, clearly they were falling for each other. Too bad they were the only two who didn’t know how obvious it was, so when Allison’s big brother Nick decides he knows what’s best for his sister, the torture gets particularly down and dirty. It may take a miracle to bring these two together and stop all the conflict, and the new Allison just may be that miracle!

Christine Warner has penned a light-hearted romance full of humans with flaws, romantic moves that are disastrous and two hearts that are drawn together in the name of “instruction and confidence building!” Fast, fun and flirty, a true feel good read that will leave you smiling without a doubt!

I received an ARC edition from Entangled in exchange for my honest review.



  1. This looks really good, I'll definitely put it on my wish list.

  2. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and review A FRIENDLY FLIRTATION :) I'm glad you enjoyed Jared and Al's story.