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Peek Inside Properly Groomed

When Joya Bennett wakes up after her brother’s wedding, half-naked and lying next to her lifelong crush, she’s mortified. Intending to lay low and housesit for her brother until the embarrassment fades, she sneaks away before he wakes up. Lincoln Fisher doesn’t do relationships, but if he did, his friend’s little sister would be the one to tie him down. And now they’re stuck in the same house. For two weeks. She’s off-limits. And he needs to keep it that way, even if the heat building between them is hot enough to blow off the roof…

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Playing house just got real...

When Joya Bennett wakes up after her brother’s wedding, half-naked and lying next to her lifelong crush, she’s mortified. OMG, did she try to jump his bones? Worse, did she succeed? Intending to lay low and housesit for her brother until the embarrassment fades, she sneaks away before he wakes up.

What she didn’t plan on is having company.

Lincoln Fisher doesn’t do relationships, but if he did, his friend’s little sister would be the one to tie him down. Good thing Joya had one too many drinks during the reception or he’d have crossed a line. Her brother would kill him if he found out all the places Linc wanted to kiss the sexy, auburn-haired beauty.

And now they’re stuck in the same house. For two weeks.

She’s off-limits. And he needs to keep it that way, even if the heat building between them is hot enough to blow off the roof…


5 Stars "Joya and Linc'scharacters were simply combustible together! Another hit read that was unputdownable." - Talking Books Blog

4 Stars "The banter between Joya and Linc is fast-paced andwell-written, and the steamy scenes lit the room on fire. This is a fun, sexy, feel-good romance, perfect for curling up with on a lazy Sunday afternoon." - Marty M., Reviewer

5 Stars "I loved it! A fun read that you wont want to put down!"- Sarah C., Reviewer

4 Stars "Sparks fly and the sex scenes are steamy when these two decide to get together." - Chanda N., Reviewer

4 Stars "Great story. Funny, sexy and light reading. [...] Very entertaining and fresh." - Ivelisse D. Reviewer

5 Stars "Such a sweet, love story!! And hot and steamy....goodness!! Got me all hot and bothered. I was wanting to dump myhusband and find Linc!" - Bibi's Reviews

4 Stars "Love friends to lovers romances and this one hits the spot." - Carolyn P., Reviewer

4 Stars "It you want something light, fun and a bit of spice to read, this fits the bill." - Mindy B., Reviewer

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781633758582
Series: Wedding Favors, Book 3
Release Date: Jan 9, 2017
Page Count: 166
Imprint: lovestruck
Genre: contemporary, romantic comedy
Tropes: best friend's little sister, forbidden love/off limits

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By Mindy Lou's Book Review January 09, 2017

This was a cute novella about Joya and her brothers best friend, Linc. They've resisted their attraction for years but when they are thrown together for two weeks in the same house, all bets are off.

It you want something light, fun and a bit of spice to read, this fits the bill. ARC provided by Net ...more

By Dash fan January 07, 2017

Properly Groomed is a book about two friends who have have a forbidden desire to be together.

Joya and Linc have known each other for years. In fact Linc is Joya's brother's Best friend.

 The story opens with Joya and Linc in bed together after her Brother's wedding after a few too many drinks!

Too emb ...more

By Angela December 23, 2016

Waking up after a night of partying at your brother wedding and who is in the bed next to you? Oh that’s just your brother’s hot best friend that you spent the night flirting with. Perfectly normal, yup even without a single memory if you crossed the line of no return. So what’s the perfect way to h ...more

By Stephanie July 28, 2020

A Perfect Sweet and Sexy Romance! I Loved It!!! ...more

By February 05, 2017


3.5 “Best friends, new house and cute pets” Stars

ARC via NetGalley.

Thank you, Entangled!!

This is my first book by Boone Brux and somehow it's the middle of one of her series. I don't think I realized I was requesting the third book in the Wedding Favors series, but I'm glad I did it anyway.

Properly ...more

By Alison February 06, 2017

Three and a half stars.

Joya Bennett wakes up after her brother’s wedding, lying next to Lincoln Fisher, the best man and her brother's best friend. She has had a crush on him for ages but now she's blown all that. As she sneaks away doing the walk of shame she plans to avoid Linc for as long as huma ...more

By J.C December 28, 2016

Joya Bennett woke up on the wrong side—of someone else’s bed. To make matters worse, it wasn’t even her own bed. Her brother’s wedding led to excessive partying and an entanglement with his best friend, on whom she has endured a long-standing crush.
Lincoln Fisher is a confirmed bachelor, enduring hi ...more

By Amy January 12, 2017

I enjoyed this fast-paced, breezy book. It's fun, and it is HOT.

Joya has always had a thing for Lincoln, but she has been unable to act on it because he's friends with her older brother. When the two spend two weeks housesitting together, though, she gets her opportunity. Lincoln clearly is attract ...more

By Sascha January 09, 2017

Interested in a light-hearted romance with characters you quickly care about who behave like mature people not riddled with angst or emotional tantrums and respond to situations rationally? This, me dears, is that book.

Well written and plotted, Properly Groomed was a pleasure to read. I liked both J ...more

By ѕнelley January 04, 2017

Full Review on CGBG Blog


The story opens up slowly like a flower coming into bloom. In its own time. Yes - it has a predictable ending. That's the whole point of picking this type of read. I want the girl to get the guy. I want love to conquer all. I definitely want my happily ever a


By Diana May 09, 2018

Boone Brux melts her readers hearts with Properly Groomed!

Joya's always had a thing for Linc but he was her brothers best friend so she didn't think she had a chance until her brothers wedding after which she woke to a naked Linc in bed with her.
Unsure what to do she quickly dressed and headed to h ...more

By RaeLatte October 17, 2017

This wedding hangover walk of shame is like no other. OMG I could not put this book down. The friends to lovers story is one of the best I've read in a long time. Intense chemistry, witty banter, a few loveable pets and a plot that moves along at a fast pace.

One-click this now! I can't wait to dive ...more

By Talking December 20, 2016

Joya and Linc's characters were simply combustible together! Another hit read that was unputdownable.
Review copy received from Entangled Publishing via Netgalley ...more

By SOAR HIGH March 02, 2020

light and swoony read ❤️ ...more

By sam January 11, 2017

A great example of a super sweet romantic comedy!
This book is everything a rom com fan could ask for!
I loved the storyline and the characters in this book, ...more

By Sarah December 26, 2019

This book was so incredibly enjoyable. It was hot, hot, hot and I loved every second of it!!!!

It is a fast, fun read that is full of plenty of sexy goodness! ...more

By Jennifer January 08, 2017

Joya Bennett has had a crush on her brother's best friend for as long as she can remember, so when she wakes up next to him, half naked, she is mortified. So she sneaks away before Lincoln wakes up. Next thing she knows, is that he is staying at her brother's house at the same time she's house sitti ...more

By Ivelisse January 09, 2017

I enjoy reading this book. Laugh a lot with this two. The pets have their own personality and fun moments.
I recommend this story, you will enjoy it too. ...more

By Isha January 07, 2017

Boone Brux went with the obvious approach. Properly Groomed is a theme every romance reader is familiar with, but still can't get enough of. The exotic animal and the unusual dog were a nice touch. Comfort, laughter and happily every after are all there for me to enjoy in Ms. Brux's stories.

By Sofia February 26, 2017

Sweet. Heartwarming. He cooks, rescues animals, and loves Joya. ...more

By Angel February 09, 2017

Joya woke up and everything hurt from too many cosmopolitans the night before at her brother and good friends Rory’s wedding. Joya Joya had been a bridesmaid and the thundering headache and awful thirst was her punishment fro over indulging. But unfortunately Joya had to get up and could not just sl ...more

By Christie72 January 09, 2017

Friends to lovers is one of my favorite genres of romances to read, and I loved this one by Boone Brux. It was the perfect combination of sweet and sexy! Lincoln and Joya have been friends for a long time, but after Joya’s brother’s wedding, things might be changing. Then, add in the two weeks the t ...more

By Char January 09, 2017

A fun and tender romance worth every minute of reading. "Properly Groomed" is a stand alone novel in Boone Brux's Wedding Favors series. I hadn't read the previous books in the series and I had not a moment of confusion. The hero, Linc, is a womanizer who is feeling the desire to settle down. Unfort ...more

By Eva November 16, 2017

when joya bennett wakes up next to lincoln fisher the morning after her brother's wedding in properly groomed, she panics and runs away hoping that he'll awaken none the wiser to her absence. she doesn't expect to see him again. but she's wrong about that, and wrong about him forgetting. a few short ...more

By Paris February 03, 2017

I have absolutely loved the books in this series and was so excited to get a chance to read Joya and Lincoln’s book. One of my favorite things about this series has been the fact that these people have all known each other for years. Joya and Lincoln have been friends for a long time, but Lincoln is ...more

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Boone Brux

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Boone Brux

Boone's stories range from high fantasy to humorous paranormal. Having lived all over the world, and finally settling in the icy region of Alaska, she's always looking for the next adventure. It's not unusual to find Boone traversing the remotest parts of the Alaskan bush, gathering information for her stories. No person or escapade is off limits when it comes to weaving real life experiences into her books or blogs. 2015 promises to be a busy year. Don't miss out on Boone's new releases, events, or contests and giveaways. Sign up for her newsletter and stay informed. Or stop by her website - Or Facebook Page -

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