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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…

Praise


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 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 t... ...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 bot... ...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... ...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 h... ...more

By Shelley [CGBG Bookclub] January 04, 2017

Full Review on CGBG Blog

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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 af...

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By February 05, 2017

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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.

Prope... ...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... ...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 th... ...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... ...more

By Laura January 10, 2017

This is a great book; this is the third book in the Wedding Favors series written by Boone Brux. When Joya Bennett wakes up after her brother's wedding half-naked and lying next to her lifelong crush, she's mortified. What she didn't plan on is having company.
Lincoln Fisher doesn't do relationshi... ...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. Unf... ...more

By Chanda December 27, 2016

A sweet romance about the lusted after brother's best friend and the girl he never noticed until he was put in the same house with her for two weeks. Linc owns a string of restaurants and Joya (what a cute name) is a TV news producer. They are sharing a house, Joya is pet sitting her brothers pet... ...more

By BookSnuggle January 09, 2017

Properly Groomed by Boone Brux is a cute and sweet brother's friend to lovers romance. This is Joya Bennett and Lincoln "Linc" Fisher's story.

Joya has had a crush on Linc for a long time. Linc is her brother's best friend who doesn't do relationships. Linc is attracted to Joya but her brother has... ...more

By Heather December 20, 2016


Linc knows when to take cues from his woman, “I am.” She grabbed the hem of her shirt and pulled it over her head. “But you’re incredibly hot and I need to work off some of this frustration.” Before she’d finished her last word, Linc stood then jumped over the back of the couch and closed the dis... ...more

By Mindy Lou's Book Reviews 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... ...more

By Bella February 03, 2017

Properly Groomed Was a light quick read.A love story Between Joya and her brother best friend Lincoln. I like it that it easy with interesting plot and interesting characters with some steamy scenes. Both Joya and Linc are likable and easy to love. Their love story begins at Joya’s brother weddin... ...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... ...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 Sofia February 26, 2017

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

By Bibi December 20, 2016

Such a sweet, love story!! And hot and steamy....goodness!! Got me all hot and bothered. I was wanting to dump my husband and find Linc! ...more

By Vox 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 attr... ...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 Kendra January 14, 2017

Forbidden love. Best friend and his best friend's little sister. What's not to love? Waking up on the wrong side of your brother's best friend's bed could prove to be the best thing to ever happen or the worst. The story starts off with a bang, and leaves you wondering what is become of the situa... ...more

By Laura January 09, 2017

I absolutely loved this story!

This is book 3 in the Wedding Favors Series, but I read it as a standalone and didn't feel like i was missing anything by doing so.

Joya Bennett wakes up to her crush and brothers best friend in bed the morning after her brothers wedding. She can't remember if she act... ...more

By Crystal February 06, 2017

There is no better way to start a new year of romance than with my first "new to me" author of 2017. And it was another case of cover love at first sight. I knew I had to have this novella in my life the second I saw the cover. The blurb was just the icing on an already adorable cake. Properly Gr... ...more

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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. http://bit.ly/BoonesNewsletter Or stop by her website - www.boonebrux.com Or Facebook Page - www.facebook.com/BooneBrux/Author

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