Boyfriend for Hire

Boyfriend for Hire

by Kendall Ryan

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BN ID: 2940161737637
Publisher: Kendall Ryan
Publication date: 02/19/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 269
File size: 622 KB

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Hi, I'm Kendall!

I write unputdownable romance, because I believe every reader deserves a hot hero and a happy ending.

I live in Dallas, Texas with my three favorite men--my alpha possessive hubby and our two handsome sons. My books have been featured on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestsellers lists more than four dozen times.

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Boyfriend for Hire 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
MaimeosAngelsEL 3 months ago
Where do I start? From the first chapter Kendall Ryan had me hook line and sinker. I was intrigued by the premise of this book and couldn’t wait to dive in. Unbeknownst to Elle, her friend hires Nic (an escort) to be her date for a wedding, poor Elle she has no clue that it is not real. The last thing Nic expects is to fall for for her. The connection between Nic and Elle is intense and Nic is totally swoon worthy. Not only is the attraction between Nic and Elle smoldering but a genuine friendship develops. What what will happen when Elle finds out who Nic really is?Can she forgive him or will it all be over before it can really begin? The writing was strong and this was such a fabulous read that I have no trouble recommending you one click; you won’t be disappointed. I was riveted and had a hard time putting it down.
JWright57 3 months ago
What can I say apart from this is the perfect fun entertaining read it has characters you will fall in love with and a storyline that will captivate you. Boyfriend for Hire will give you all the right feels. Elle finds herself about to attend her brother and best friends wedding on her own but to make matters worse the boyfriend who just dumped her is going to be there with his new girlfriend so when her bestie says she has set her up with one of her friends she jumps at the chance because worse case scenario she saves face best case scenario she has a great night, it’s a win win situation. Problem is Elle doesn’t know Nic is a male escort hired for the night.......... What happens when both Nic and Elle realise they may want more than just one night......... I loved all the characters in this book, I laughed and at times I held my breath, I didn’t want this story to end and that’s a sure sign of a great read. If you are looking for a book that will make you giggle, captivate you and leave you smiling like a Cheshire Cat this is the book for you.
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BoundlessBookaholic 15 days ago
This was good; definitely my favorite from Kendall so far! I liked this so much, I pretty much read it in one sitting. I’m giving it 4 out of 5 stars. The escort thing was new to me, as I don’t think I’ve read anything where a character had that occupation before, but honestly I felt like most of the book didn’t focus on that. It focused on Elle and Nic, but there was always the escort thing in the back of your mind due to some things the characters said/did. If you can get past that, I think you’d enjoy this. The book ended sooner than I expected at 86%, and I was sad to finish it. I didn’t want to stop reading about this pair. Nic was so swoony, gorgeous, nice, sweet, etc. I absolutely adored him! I also really liked Elle. She was sassy, smart, and had curve for days. I loved seeing the connection between these two unfold and build. The epilogue was adorable, and I can’t wait to read the next book that’s coming out in the Escorts Inc. series (The Hookup Handbook). I honestly hope Kendall will do more books from this group of guys, because the snippets I saw with them made me intrigued while simultaneously rooting for them to get happily ever afters.
Amber_Starr 17 days ago
This story sorta reminded me of the movie The Wedding Date - if you haven't seen it; 5 words: Dermot Mulroney in a towel. You'll thank me later. Nic is the quintessential perfect boyfriend. Except he's for hire. He's been the arm candy for many a woman when they need a companion that is drop dead gorgeous to make everyone jealous. He knows he's hot and how to treat a woman - until Elle. He's hired as a date/escort for Elle by her best friend/sister-in-law. Except Elle doesn't know he's a hired man. This story was sweet and funny and sexy and just an all-around good read. Definitely worth a re-read!!
AmberC23 25 days ago
Great book that has you rooting for the heroine right away. Elle is a sweet girl that had a jerk for a boyfriend dump her right before a wedding they are both attending. Of course she needs a date and her soon to be sister-in-law goes above and beyond and finds her one for the wedding. Elle just doesn't realize Nic is getting paid to be there. Sparks fly between the two and you'll have to pick up the book to find out what happens. Great job, Kendall. Enjoy!!!
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bbarneybooks28 3 months ago
I haven’t read a male escort romance story in quite some time, and while they can be hit or miss for me based on the personality of the hero as well as the reasons behind his chosen profession, knowing Kendall Ryan’s writing style and the way she crafts her characters and her story lines, I was confident that Boyfriend For Hire was going to be a sweet, steamy, and feel good read with an abundance of chemistry between the main characters and a few revelations along the way to keep readers and the characters themselves on their toes, and that’s exactly the story Ryan told. The circumstances that bring Nick and Elle together and the setting in which these two meet don’t seem very conducive for a first date of sorts between a male escort and the person who hired him, but that’s because Elle is not the woman who does the hiring nor does she have any idea what Nick’s profession is, which is definitely going to be a point of contention once these two begin to feel like their pretend relationship just might have a chance to be real and the fallout from Nick being paid to be Elle’s plus-one could end their connection before it ever really has a chance to grow. Nick is way more than the stereotypical male escort and the fact that he gets to be just Nick with Elle for a whole weekend makes him reevaluate his chosen lifestyle and think about what things would be like if Elle was his real girlfriend instead of his fake one. I really enjoyed getting to know the real Nick, not the persona he has for his clients; he’s funny and easy going, and while he definitely knows how to woo women due to his particular skillset, it’s more than obvious that Elle brings out a side of him that has rarely surfaced since he began as an escort all those years ago. Elle is my kind of quirky heroine, and the fact that she’s intelligent, genuine, and hilarious makes her everything that Nick never knew he wanted. She’s like a breath of fresh air to Nick because he knows that she’s the real deal and while a lot of that is due to her not knowing he was paid to be her date, most of it is because that’s just who she is, so it’s easy to understand why Nick would be attracted to Elle in a way that he’s never been with another client and it’s also the reason that everything gets significantly more complicated when Nick wants a real shot at a relationship with her. I always know that when I dive into a Kendall Ryan romance that I’m going to get a great blend of steam, snark, and humor in a fast-paced and well-rounded story and that’s exactly what she gives readers in Boyfriend For Hire. 4 Poison Apples
CrystalsBookWorld 3 months ago
Boyfriend for Hire may seem like an unconventional story, believe me it is, but you won't be able to stop falling for Nic. Yes he is a male escort and he loves what he does. Never interested in anything more that life offers. Until Elle. I love the angst you get with this book. Elle is a great heroine and makes Nic really work for it - can he make Elle fall for him? Can a true love story come out of what started as a lie? Only time will tell! This book made my stomach flutter with the hot and heavy scenes. I did love the ending and will add Boyfriend for Hire to my reread pile!
S_Lewis_TMLA 3 months ago
While I did fall completely in love with this book, I was also just a little disappointed in the lack of drama involving the dramatic parts. I don't want to give anything away on what happens. However, this was still a great Kendall Ryan book. Everything you know and love from this fabulous author is here and wrapped all together. I did love the chemistry and banter and all the love and sexiness.
RandysGal69 3 months ago
Have you ever or thought about hiring someone to be your boyfriend at one point in your life because you wanted to impress your family and/or friends? Well Nic Evans is a male escort that you will want for the job. He is sexy, good looking and just the right amount of confidence that Elle needs. I enjoyed that both of these characters have had past relationships that have shaped them into who they are now. This was a fun,sexy, instant attraction love story that will keep you entertained!
slarson0625 3 months ago
I absolutely love everything that Kendall Ryan writes! Boyfriend for Hire is a sweet sexy read. It had me hooked from the very beginning and didn't let go until the very end. Nic is a male escort who is hired by Elle's soon to be sister in law to be her date at their wedding. He goes in treating it just like any other job but he immediately feels something different when he is with Elle. He is afraid what Elle will think when she finds out the truth about who he really is but tries to enjoy every minute he spends with her. Elle was recently dumped and now has to attend her brother's wedding alone. Her ex will be there and she is not looking forward to seeing him at all. She is relieved when her sister in law sets her up with an old friend from college. She is immediately attracted to him and really wants to know more about him. What will happen when she finds out the truth about Nic? Will she be able to get past it or will it be to much for her to handle? I loved the connection between Nic and Elle. The secondary characters added lots of depth to the storyline. I can't wait for the next book in this series!
JenPH 3 months ago
Boyfriend for Hire proved to be a fun read. Yes, Nic is an escort, and yes, at times, he does get paid extra for sex. That doesn't necessarily mean, however, that everything he does as an escort is sexual nor does it automatically make him a playboy, which is a whole different sort of animal. I won't go into details but let me just say that I appreciated that the author did not sugarcoat what it is Nic does with what I would assume was majority of his clients while also making him more than arm candy and a paid-for bedmate. I liked both Nic and Elle, and they had a good mix of sweet and sexy, although the last third of the book felt a tad rushed. With some bits of humor and minimal angst, I'm giving Boyfriend for Hire four stars, and with that sneak peek at Case's story, I'm looking forward to reading The Hookup Handbook next month, and have my fingers crossed that Ryder gets his own book as well. ♥
JackiesBookWorld 3 months ago
I absolutely loved reading Boyfriend for Hire, it was witty, charming and swoon worthy! At the beginning of the story we get to meet Nic Evans, a twenty-eight year old male escort who has been working for the Allure agency for six years. In that time he has become one of Chicago’s most sought after male escort. But that’s not what he wants to do in the future, in fact he hopes to one day save enough money to move on to something else. Even though he has it all working for the company, he doesn’t have a serious relationship and his job plays a major role in that. Yet, it’s a last minute job that has suddenly piqued his interest when he is hired to escort a woman to wedding without her knowing that he is an escort. He accepts, but little did he know what his life was about to change forever. After Elle Alexander finds out that her ex boyfriend has already moved on and gotten himself a date for her brother’s wedding, she doesn’t know what to do. But her friend and soon-to-be sister-in-law, Christine, already has a date for her ready to escort her to the wedding without feeling left out. All that Elle knows about her mystery date is that he is a college friend of Christine’s. Yet the minute she sees him walk in to the cocktail reception she is immediately taken by his looks. He is strong and extremely good looking. Nic becomes her protector for the day and she can’t get enough of him. It is the minute she tries to get close to him that he pulls back right away and she doesn’t know why. She wonders if it’s her, but things get even more complicated when Christine warns her about Nic and his “non dating life.” It’s evident that they are both hiding something and Elle has to make a choice of whether pursing a relationship with Nic is worth it or not at the end. You are going to fall in love with Nic, he is kind, smart and funny. He is the protector that Elle needs at the moment and the guy who helps her see just how wonderful she is herself. There is a lot of doubt that Elle has and that was due to her previous relationship, but when Nic comes around he shows her that she can be and do anything she wants. They make a cute couple and their interactions were fun and steamy to read. I would highly recommend it if you want to read a cute romance with a sweet ending. I cannot wait what happens next to some of the secondary characters in the book. :) **I voluntarily read an early copy of this title in exchange for an honest review**
Anonymous 3 months ago
Elle’s friend hires escort Nic to be her date for a wedding. Elle thinks she’s being set up on a blind date and doesn’t realize it’s Nic’s job. Great chemistry between the characters. Nic is genuinely fascinated by Elle. Elle is a super sweet girl who hasn’t found the guy who would appreciate her. The book is well written. I am not a fan of unnecessary drama. I liked the book but didn’t love it. Enjoyable read if you are wanting something quick and easy.
Becca Zsurkán PA 3 months ago
I'm giving this one 4 stars for now, but I hope Case's book will be better because I wanted something with more chemistry. But I guess a best friend's little sister story will give me a bit much of angst :)
Katiekoz 3 months ago
Boyfriend for Hire was pretty good. Elle is an entertaining and nice girl. I feel bad for how her ex treats her. Nic is a sweet and considerate guy. He does a lot for Elle and makes her feel special and wanted, I really liked that about him. Nic and Elle form a strong connection right away and have an interesting relationship to start with. I feel like I know more about Nic than I do about Elle. I like that they push each other towards their dreams/goals. They're a cute couple.
scottnl73 3 months ago
Kendall Ryan has a way with writing her male lead characters in such a way that they're so freakin' scrumptious you might wish they were real, and Nic is no exception! Granted, his career isn't one to get excited and happy about, but hey, you know what you're in for once you become a client, and he's never left a client unsatisfied. He also never thought about real feelings becoming an issue, till he meets his newest, unsuspecting client Elle. The chemistry between them is fantastic, but also so is the dialogue between them. Of course with his current choice of career, he knows it wouldn't work between he and Elle, yet no matter how much he tries to avoid her, the more that tactic seems to fail. As much as I was loving this book, my heart was pounding because I didn't want to read the fallout when Elle learned the truth about Nic, yet I wanted to see how it would all come together for them. Plenty of humor and definitely a few emotional moments in this story, and I loved every page of it!
mamalovestoread22 3 months ago
Nic Evans is good at what he does, and he always aims to please... which is why he is Chicago's most sought after male escort. You need a man to dangle on the arm of to make your ex jealous? He is your man. Or you need to blow off a little steam? He can handle that too, he is a man with many talents. His job has taken him to many upscale places, given him many steamy encounters, and afforded him to live a very comfortable life. And now it's about to take him in a direction he never saw coming... The moment he meets his newest client Elle, she knocks his world off it's axis, and leaves his normal sure footed self stumbling. He is only supposed to accompany her to a wedding and save her from being ridiculed by her jerk of an ex. But when the night comes to an end, he doesn't want to let her go, and that little feeling scares the crap out of him... Boyfriend for Hire does not disappoint! This newest offering from Ms. Ryan was chocked full of swoon-worthy moments that had my heart skipping a beat! Sometimes love finds you at the most unexpected times in life, and it doesn't follow any certain set of rules, and that couldn't be truer in this story. Nic was hired to perform a simple little task; accompany Elle to a wedding, take her mind off her recent break-up, and encourage her to have a little fun. And he came fully prepared to do all of that, but he also found an unexpected tool in his arsenal, some high voltage sparks. Those little sparks lead to some sizzling moments that had me full on blushing, all I can say is Nic has some SERIOUS game!! I highly recommend you get your hands on this one, it's words are satisfying, and it's characters are unforgettable! I requested an advanced copy of this title from the publisher, and I am voluntarily leaving my honest opinion.
MaryJoMI 3 months ago
What do you do when you have to attend your best friend’s wedding and your ex will be there? Well, for Elle, her best friend, Christine gets her the perfect date. Nic has perfected the art of making a woman feel special, it is his job and he is paid well for his escort services. He enjoys what he does but knows that this isn’t what he always wants to do. When he meets Elle, he connects with her in a way that he never has with any other woman. When his assignment is over, will he walk away? Or will he find that he can’t stay away from Elle? Elle loves how easy it is to talk to Nic and be around him. She is ready to shed her good girl persona and embrace a fling but Nic keeps pulling back. Will these two find that forever love?
Teewee125 3 months ago
Looks like another winner for Kendall Ryan. Male escort falls for his client. Hmm, and the client doesn't know he is an escort. What should have been a one weekend job turns into something more. Elle falls for Nic hard and fast (no pun intended). Nic has never met a woman like Elle. He wants to break every one of his rules for her. With her he can finally be himself not someone a client paid for. After meeting Elle he starts to think that maybe life has more opportunities for him. Maybe he can have his dream. He knew this life was not forever but will Elle ever understand the circumstances upon which they met. Kendall Ryan does such an amazing job with this couple. The instant attraction he feels for her and the internal battle he goes through is so real. You feel for Nic. Yes being an escort has made him a lot of money but is that enough? Giving it up for love, could it backfire? Will Elle understand and overcome the lies? Is she worth breaking all his rules for?
MelissaB 3 months ago
Kendall Ryan is the master of sweet, sexy, swoon-worthy characters and storylines; needless to say, Boyfriend for Hire hit every one of those descriptions! I adored Nic and Elle, their story had me mesmerized and spellbound, inhaling page after page so quickly I hadn't realized I finished until the end! You know you're reading a story that sweeps you off your feet when you finish it within hours because you just can't stop reading! Ready to fall in love with this amazing couple then one-click now!
Kelly_BTCBlog 3 months ago
Boyfriend for Hire is a sweet, sexy, and hilarious quick read! Male escort books seem to go one of two ways…super over-the-top manwhore with a cocky, arrogant personality…or a charming, warm-hearted companion with a charismatic aura of tender emotions. I’m not going to tell you which of these two our hero Nic is (maybe he’s a little mix of both…I’m not telling!), but I will tell you he is to-die-for! Nic and Elle meet while at Elle’s brother’s wedding. And by “meet”, I really mean Elle’s friend, and soon to be sister-in-law, hires Nic to distract Elle and show her a good time at the wedding…behind Elle’s back. But little does Elle and Nic know, what started out as “just pretending” begins to turn into very real, authentic feelings and connections. Can these two transform their unconventional relationship into something honest and heartfelt? Or will the truth come out and risk their chances of a HEA? I really enjoyed this book. It did seem a little fast-paced for my liking, but the story line was very well written and the characters were 100% likeable. I’m legitimately excited for The Hookup Handbook. If it’s anywhere close to the fun, swoony, and entertaining read this book is, then I know I’ll love it. 4 Stars!
CeeCeeHouston 3 months ago
5 fabulous heart-melting stars. Boyfriend For Hire is the newest book from Kendall Ryan. I always know I’m going to have fun when I read one of her books and this was no different. Nico is much more than he seemed. He may be a male escort but he’s harboring a deep seated desire ad it’s not to dominate in the bedroom. He’s got that part down to a fine art as Ellie eventually finds out. This was a bit more of allow burner compared to most of Kendall’s books that I’ve devoured, but it gave us time to meet and really get to know the characters. Elle is a sweet, unassuming but quietly beautiful woman who has been dumped by her boyfriend and because her ex, is also her brother’s best friend, her bestie decides she needs a date for her brother’s upcoming wedding. Enter Nico, pretend college friend of Christine, (Elle’s friend), who hires him to be Elle’s date. But, when Nico meets Elle, he’s charmed and delighted with her. She’s not really a client and he’s soon under her spell and thinking … what if? What was the what if? You’ll just have to read it and find out for yourself. Find out when you One-Click your copy today.