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Best Frenemies

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A great read. Just enough conflict, heat, and build-up to keep you involved without it getting monotonous. The characters are relatable and their conflicts are easy to believe, none of that feeling of "just get over yourself already", or that "you have got to be kidding me, there is no reason that anyone can be that dense" thoughts when you are reading the book. A definite must read in my opinion. Everything I expect from these authors.

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This book was a fun and easy read. The language in the book is a little unnecessary but the storyline was really interesting. The book will definitely hold your attention.

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I received a complimentary copy of this book via Netgalley. Opinions expressed in this review are my own.

There is a little bit of meeting new character overload for the first few chapters, and then it was a smooth ride.

Fun book filled with mostly fun characters. Katy reminds me a lot of my friend Kristi, who teaches 6 grade in a private school, so that was a bit odd.

Overall, it's a funny rom com set in Kimmy's condo.

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I was very lucky enough to receive this book as an ebook and audiobook ARC!

Going tit for tat with the man you hate is all fun and games until things get literal…and the jerk sees you naked. My beach getaway was only supposed to include three relaxation, wine, and fun in the sun. Mack Houston, on the other hand, should have never— ever— been involved. In no uncertain terms, he’s the bane of my existence.
The thorn in my side. The sexy Mr. Good-Time Guy who drives me up the wall and my work archnemesis for the past five years. He’s the last person I want to get stuck anywhere with—it’s bad enough that I have to see him every day at work—and yet, because of a booking error (or curse of the universe, as I like to call it), I’m stuck in the same vacation rental with him for an entire week. I’m going to end up in jail. Or worse, I might just give in to the insane urge to find out if his lips are really as kissable as they look. One way or the other, disaster feels imminent.

The enemies-to-lovers trope is a beloved one in romance, and Max Monroe executes it exceptionally well. As the story progresses, the animosity between Cleo and Mack begins to shift, revealing underlying attraction and a growing connection. Their journey from frenemies to something more is a satisfying and entertaining ride.

"Best Frenemies" strikes a balance between humour, romance, and steamy chemistry. It's a lighthearted and engaging read that will have readers rooting for Cleo and Mack to figure things out and find their way to each other's hearts.

"Best Frenemies" is a fun and entertaining contemporary romance with memorable characters, witty banter, and a delightful enemies-to-lovers plot. Fans of romantic comedies and enemies-to-lovers stories will find this book to be a delightful addition to their reading list.

I definitely recommend this book!!

Rating: 4 / 5⭐️’s

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This book was not my cup of tea honestly I love the redo so much more than this one. I think it was entertaining but a little cliche for my taste.

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I loved this book!! It was fabulous and well done. The characters were on point and I thought the plot was well developed. I would recommend this book to others.

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The authors tell you to keep seating while reading because it's a ride, and it really is!

I laughed out loud so many times while reading I was shocked!

This book is full of fantastic banter between Kate and Mack. It has some of the best tropes, and that I honestly love, enemies to lovers, close proximity, opposite attracts, and honestly some of the best scenes I've ever read. The hospital scene was my favourite, I laughed so hard I was crying.

These two though, couldn't be more different, Mack is a carefree music teacher, who saves girls in his phone book as the place where he meets them, since he meets many of them. And of course Kate, type A who never strays from the path she set for herself, hates him. Did I mention they work together and Mack is charming to everyone and Kate hates him also because of this? Because in her eyes, things are easy for him thanks to his smile and his dimples.

They acidentally end up in the same rental on spring break and Kate starts to understand that Mack is not so bad after all, and that his charm and kidness are not manifactured to get things in life, but he is actually a kind and charming person always trying to help people.

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Best Frenemies is the newest book to be released by Max Monroe. It is the story of Mack and Katy, both teachers at a private elementary school in Music and Math, respectively. Mack is Thatch’s younger cousin and both teachers teach his son. Katy hated handsome Mack for a long time. His classroom was next door to hers and it was difficult to teach math to children with the distraction of a boisterous music class happening next door. Katy had a vacation planned with a friend for spring break, but her friend caught the flu and she had to go alone. However, not long after she got there, Mack also arrived. The condo had been double-booked. They either share the space or give up on the vacation, so sharing is the plan. Spending a week with Mack she learns that there is a lot for to him than the chaotic fun-time teacher she perceived him to be. This is an enemies to lover, forced proximity romance novel.

Max Monroe haven’t written a bad book yet. This book is filled with laugh-out-loud moments and crazy antics. It is also filled with steamy intimacy and emotion that makes me swoon. Mack Houston joins my list of men I would love to make my own and Katy the list of women I would love to call a friend. Both learn a great deal about themselves and each other and the authors weave all this together is the most delicious way imaginable. Finishing the book just made me hungry for more, so keep writing ladies! I recommend this book to all lovers of contemporary romantic comedy. You won’t want to put it down! I am voluntarily submitting this review after reading an advanced complementary copy of this book thanks to Max Monroe.

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I am loving this series so much! Max Monroe is a great writer and the stories are so well done. I can't wait for more!

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𝑩𝒆 𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒅𝒚 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒂 𝒍𝒂𝒖𝒈𝒉-𝒂-𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒏 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒆𝒙𝒊𝒆𝒔𝒕 𝑭𝒓𝒆𝒏𝒆𝒎𝒊𝒆𝒔 𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆 💋


💐 Romantic Comedy
💐 Enemies to Lovers
💐 Fellow Teachers
💐 Reverse Grumpy-Sunshine (She's the Grump, he's with the sunny attitude)
💐 Vacation Fling
💐 Hilarious and fun party ahead 😻


If you want to have a good time with an addictive Rom-Com that will for sure keep you glued to the pages and will make you laugh, look no further because for me, Max Monroe are the best at this for sure.

I have literally laughed out loud so many times and one particular scene was so freaky crazy and the dialogues and what was happening so hilarious, that I must have been laughing for a good whole ten minutes or so and I'm not saying that miniscule kinda laugh, but the whole blasting kind that you can't stop, and have tears streaming down your face kinda one. (Seriously I'm not even kidding)

I won't go much in the storyline because this is definitely more about the feels and just how crazy our main characters are and how their shenanigans will make you smile while being so engrossed in what's happening with them.

So Katy and Mack are fellow teachers who work at the same school. Katy teaches Math, while Mack is a music teacher and they both are so opposite to each other that you can say they are like night and day.

While Mack is an easy going and chill dude who likes to befriend everyone and anyone, likes to crack jokes and is a great guy, Katy on the other hand is a good teacher but is organised and routinely and likes things a certain way.

And she definitely hates the guts of Mack, whose neighbouring class is so uproarious, that Katy is always disturbed and hates that Mack is playing and not taking anything seriously.

In a twist of fate, when Katy lands at her holiday rental for the vacation she had been looking forward to for a long time and her bestie isn't able to come on it, due to some kinda error, Mack becomes her roomie and what was supposed to be a great holiday, she thinks will turn into a nightmare now.

Oooohh.... I loved the vacation part of the story a lot and that's definitely the place we see sparks flying both the angry ones 😅 and then the desirous ones 😚.

Mack, I loved that guy and just his sunny disposition, I felt was perfect because he never overdid anything and was an equally responsible one and a good guy, what with his ambitious Music Project. Wow, I was really in awe about his vision.

Katy, that girl is a good one at heart but knowing her background, it's understandable how she becomes the one who's had to be the responsible one for so long.

I loved how Mack becomes instant friends with Katy's dad and that scene at the end... Oh my.😅😅

Seriously, if you want to have a blast or just read a good feels kinda book, then dive head first in this crazy and gorgeous ride that will leave you with a smile on your face guaranteed but also will make your tummy hurt by laughing so hard and paired with oodles of hot 🔥 times, this one was a read to have a date with.
So looking forward to more from Max Monroe. 😍
Loved loved this one. 😁😁😁😁

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Max Monroe have struck rom-com gold once again with Best Frenemies. Katy is a neurotic, Type A to the max math teacher, and she loathes her carefree, easy going coworker, Mack. After a mistake by the management results in them both booking the same condo during spring break, hilarity, tension, and steam ensues.

✔ Work rivals to lovers
✔ Forced proximity
✔ Only one bed
✔ Secret fling
✔ Opposites attract
✔ He falls first

Katy’s character got off to a rocky start with me. I can appreciate a neurotic heroine, but she primarily came across as uptight and judgmental, and she never gave Mack a break even in the smallest of things. However, we learn pretty early on that she is the way she is due to her childhood and past experiences, and I quickly began to see past those issues. Mack, on the other hand, was sweet, charming, and thoughtful from the get go. And while he enjoyed purposely pushing Katy’s buttons at times, Katy figured out that he was not the jerk she thought he was. Their chemistry and banter were superb, especially once Katy let her hair (and her walls) down.

While we get to see the development of Katy and Mack’s physical relationship, which is 🔥🔥🔥, I do wish we were given more progression of their friendship and emotional connection. That being said, it was clear that real feelings were developing between the two, even if we were not given in depth insight into it.

Overall, Best Frenemies is a fun, lighthearted, and entertaining read, and I would highly recommend it.

I received a free copy of this book through NetGalley, and am voluntarily leaving my honest review.

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Love, Love, capital L Love this book! So funny, so steamy, and so good! The side characters are amazing, the MCs were perfect, and the storyline was wonderful. My only small complaints are that Mack was a bit too obnoxious in the beginning for me, and there were a few instances where the MCs “broke the fourth wall,” which I’m weird about. I’m so glad I read this book because now I have about 40 books by these two lovely ladies to add to my TBR list!

Thank you, NetGalley, for a free ARC of Best Frenemies. I am leaving this review voluntarily.

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Cute romcom. Predictable but gave me a few good laughs. I had higher hopes after reading earlier Max Monroe books. This one just didn't give me the same connection to the characters as their earlier books.

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I enjoyed this one so much! Such a quick, cute read with lots of laughs along the way! Am now going back and reading all 3 of the it’s a funny story series! All 3 are stand alone, but some character crossover made me want to read all three!

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Honestly I didn't like this book and had to DNF it...
I had so high expectations for it and it seemed so good but the storyline was just predictable and the nicknames gave me the ick.
I don't think the book was that well planned.

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A fun book that I needed to lift me up from some reading doldrums. Did I have some out-loud chuckles? Yup. Was there good chemistry amongst hero and heroine and their collection of family/friends? Yup. Was the HEA a cheap cliche (spoiler: (view spoiler))I'm not a fan of? Sadly, yes but willing to overlook cuz it was a mostly entertaining read leading up to it. Additionally, there were moments in the book that you realize are callbacks to other characters in the series so you may feel as if you're missing out a bit if this is your first Max Monroe, which this was for me.

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First and foremost, thank you NetGalley and the publisher for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

This book was sub-par in my eyes, but again, I realize I need to just stop with contemporary romances.

Also, I felt 'enemies' was a stretch, in my opinion, it was more like rivals.

I also just couldn't get into Katy and Mack's characters, they were hard for me to connect and like, which in turn made it hard to get into the story.

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This book was cute but not for me. I got to 50% and I could just not stay interested. The sex scenes were cringy and pulled me out of the story. I have been trying to read this for over a week and it has just not been one I have wanted to pick up.

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I finished this in practically less than a day, the writing style and plot was so easy to read and get through and genuinely very enjoyable. It was cute, lighthearted, and funny. The “enemies” part is a bit stretched considering why they didn’t like one another. They’re not really enemies, more rivals. This was my first book by Max Monroe and definitely will not be my last!

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Omggggg I loved this book ! I literally laughed so loud while reading it. It was such a fun and cute storyline.

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