Love Machine - Kendall Ryan

Love Machine

By Kendall Ryan

  • Release Date: 2018-07-16
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 26 Ratings

Description

A best-friends-to lovers standalone romance from New York Times bestselling author Kendall Ryan.
She says she needs some help ... in the bedroom.
Come again? No, really come again.
Sweet, nerdy, lovable Keaton.
She's my best friend and has been for years. Sure she likes numbers and math, and thinks doing other people's taxes is fun. And I like ... none of that stuff. She's obsessed with her cat and reads novels I'll never understand, and yet we just click. There's no one I'd rather share breakfast burritos with or binge watch hours of Netflix. She's my person. And so when she takes off her glasses and asks me to help her improve her skills in the bedroom, I barely have to think about it.
Of course I'll help her. There's no one better for the job.
I've been there for her through everything, why should this be any different?
But what happens when she's ready to take her new-found confidence and move on?

Reviews

  • Love the Love Machine!

    4
    By starstacy
    This was a cute friends to lovers romance. As the book seemed shorter to me, we didn’t get a lot of depth from the story or the main characters, Keaton & Slate, but I still liked the story as a whole & them as characters. I also liked that it had little angst, just two friends figuring out that they are in love with each other. A cute, short, summer beach read!
  • Unoriginal

    1
    By sulfardaddy
    Honestly this book is the average romance novel, boring.
  • Sexy friends to lovers romance

    5
    By Mrsdiddy
    4.5 Stars!!! I love a good friend to lovers romance and Kendall Ryan did this trope some serious justice! Keaton and Slate are great! They have a great relationship as best friends. Add in the sexy attraction that reveals itself after Keaton’s proposition and you have a scorcher of a read. Fun, flirting and serious steam give this book all it needs!
  • Can a Nerdy Girl Become a Love Machine?

    4
    By Fairest Reviews
    Every time I see the title of Kendall Ryan’s new release, Love Machine, I instantly start singing The Miracles’ song with the same name, and while I didn’t really know all of the lyrics, once I looked them up, it was easy to connect the song to Keaton and Slate’s story, especially this particular line of verse: ‘I'm just a love machine And I won't work for nobody but you (Yeah, baby) I'm just a love machine A hugging kissing fiend I think it's high time you knew Whenever I think of you My mind blows a fuse’ But turning Keaton into a ‘love machine’ is not an easy process; in fact, her sexual inexperience, her nerdy girl and people pleaser personality, and her professional drive all seem to be road blocks when it comes to the opposite sex. Keaton desperately wants to improve her ‘bedrooms game,’ which means she needs a ‘sex tutor,’ a personal ‘sex coach’ who will help her with her sexploration goals and prevent her from approaching every sexual act analytically. What’s most interesting to me in these kind of friends-to-lovers romances is how the characters’ relationship, almost from the onset, is put in the ‘friend zone’ indefinitely despite an underlying attraction because the best friend bond that’s shared is not something they’re willing to mess up, but then all it takes is an ‘indecent proposal’ from one of them to change the dynamics of what they mean to each other, knowing that, if they cross that line, nothing will ever be the same between them despite how they’d like to think otherwise. Readers are privy to all of Keaton and Slate’s thoughts and feelings as they transition from friends-to-lovers, and as Keaton’s booty camp progresses and their romantic connection grows, it’s clear that these two are in for a world of hurt if they can’t believe in one another’s true feelings and accept that a friendship is no longer what they want or even need. Kendall Ryan’s Love Machine is a fun, flirty story that proves that nerdy girls can let their sexy side loose with the right partner and explore every lewd and sensual act in sweet and sultry ways. It’s a fast-paced read that’s on the lighter side; the drama actually stems from the characters’ insecurities, which need to be worked out on their own so that how they truly feel about each other can soak in and lead them to discoveries that go way beyond sexual. 4 Poison Apples (The Fairest of All Book Reviews)
  • Great Read!

    4
    By Katiekoz
    Love Machine was a funny and cute read! I really enjoyed the concept and found it quite entertaining. Keaton and Slate are great characters. They were easy to like and connect with. I loved all of their interactions. They make an adorable couple for sure. Them being friends first made their new connection even stronger. They just fit with one another and everyone knows it. I wish there would have been a little more background information given about the two of them. We find out a little bit, but I would have liked to know even more about them. Love Machine had me laughing, smiling, awwing, and close to tears at one unexpected part. It was a great read!
  • A quick, fun, and flirty read

    5
    By Sandra Two Book Pushers
    4.5 Hearts Love Machine is Kendall Ryan’s next fun and flirty standalone. Her last few books have been quick reads full of laughter, sexiness, and lovable characters. This one was exactly that. Keaton needed lessons in the bedroom. Slate would be the perfect teacher. He was one of her best friends since they met in college, ten years ago. She has always been his wing-woman and now it was his turn to return the favor. The plan was to find her a man to practice her skills on but plans had change after just one kiss. He couldn’t throw her to the wolves. He wanted her for himself. It was a win-win. She was a workaholic. He didn’t do relationships. It would just be a friend’s with benefits situation. Just until she graduated. With honors. But, what will happen when the lessons are over? Can they go back to being just friends? Slate and Keaton’s relationship is adorable and real. They just click. They have never blurred the lines until now. It’s definitely different but not awkward in the ways they thought it would be. I don’t really want to spoil anything else so I will just say that I loved them. They made me laugh. I felt the heat. And their banter is so much fun and flirty. Overall...it was quick, fun, and flirty read! I am looking forward to the next book. P.S. I ❤️ Penny! Quotes: “How about we get some drinks before we make them battle it out for you?” “Do you need some water to rehydrate from all that drooling?” “I could use some rehydration, yes,” I admit with a chuckle. Busted. This dirty side to me is one I’ve kept hidden from Keaton, but if she wants it—wants me—then this is part of the deal.
  • Sweet and Sexy!!

    5
    By rlamlt
    Keaton and Slate have been best friends since college. When Keaton blurts out she needs sex lessons Slate decides he is the man for the job. Super sweet, swoony friends to lovers romance. Slate is the perfect blend of alpha male and sweetheart. Keaton is strong with a center of vulnerability. Fun interactions and steamy scenes. Perfect blend of steam and sweet.
  • Sexy friends to lovers

    5
    By Finchelfanforever
    Friends to lovers is one of my all time favorite tropes. I love the idea of two people who have known each other in one aspect realizing they just might work out in other aspects, too. This trope can be hard to pull off in my opinion; sometimes it can feel rushed or forced. Love Machine definitely didn't feel that way. I loved this sexy, funny and realistic tale of Keaton and Slate. Keaton is someone I could absolutely, 100%, without a doubt relate to. She is funny, genuine and smart. I could see myself hanging out with her at a party and just having a great time. I liked her sense of self-awareness as well; she wasn't shy about who she was and what she needed. Slate. Holy hot, Slate. I loved him from start to finish. He's smart, sexy and fun. He's exactly what Keaton needs, even if they don't really recognize that at first. I was absolutely captivated with him and couldn't have stopped falling for him if I tried. The connection between these two was evident from the start. I loved seeing how their relationship blossomed; it felt incredibly authentic. I laughed along with them and I swooned, too. I enjoyed their relationship both in the bedroom and out. I think they worked together emotionally and physically really well. Friends to lovers isn't a new trope. But this book felt new to me. The plot worked, the writing flowed well. The supporting cast of characters added some extra fun to this book and helped our hero and heroine when they needed it. This book was fun, sexy and totally believable. I was hooked from the beginning and read it in one sitting with a smile on my face. Kendall Ryan is one of my favorite authors and books like this remind me why that is. I adored this book and would absolutely recommend it.
  • No one does romance like Kendall Ryan!

    4
    By Kelly_BTC Blog
    Love Machine is sexy, fun, and completely swoony; a friends-to-lovers romance that was written with the perfect amount of charm, fascination, and irresistibility! Slate is Keaton are a classic set of best friends. Always there for each other, always each other’s go-to person for advice, always one another’s rock. But in Keaton’s case, she needs more than a best friend. She needs a seduction coach. So when Keaton suggests Slate teach her his experienced seduction skills, their ever solid relationship quickly switches from friendship to red-hot intimacy and temptation. No one does romance like Kendall Ryan! Her books are pure enjoyment and entertainment, and Love Machine is no different. Slate and Keaton have a special relationship. But when taken to the next level, it showcases a new level of attraction, fasciation, and steamy passion. Already feeling they know each other through and through, it’s this next step into intimacy they take that truly makes the reader feel they are experiencing all the jittery butterflies, the anxiety of something new, and the rush of anticipation right along with the characters. And it’s the humor, sincerity, and genuine love and devotion fused into the storyline that sets this book apart from others in the friends-to-lovers trope. The author’s unique storytelling in Love Machine guarantees laughs, heartwarming emotions, and complete satisfaction. An absolute must read you can’t pass up!
  • A Phenomenal Friends-to-Lovers Romance

    4
    By Aurora H (Whoo Gives A Hoot)
    If you are looking for a phenomenal friends-to-lovers romance with a nerdy heroine and a playboy hero then you need to one-click your copy of Love Machine by Kendall Ryan right this second because this book is just that and so much more! Since I am a HUGE fan of the friends-to-lovers trope, there was no way that I was going to pass up the opportunity to get my hands on this story! So…the moment this story dropped onto my kindle I dove right into it because the cover and blurb instantly drew me in! In less than a few hours I found myself completely invested in Keaton and Slate story and my goodness there were a ton of sweet and sexy times between these two. Their chemistry was intense and off the charts H-O-T! I freaking loved and adored every second of it! Not only did I enjoy Keaton and Slate, but those secondary characters added so much to the story and I sure hope that some of them will be getting stories of their own in the near future!