Review: Funny Business by Kayley Loring (Brodie Brothers #1)


Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Wildfire Marketing Solutions.

Kayley Loring knows the way to my heart! Single dad romances are a personal favorite, like top three among my top romance tropes, and Loring has proven to be one of the best when it comes to it, which is why she's one of my favorite go-to authors. Funny Business is the first book in the Brodie Brothers romantic comedy series, which in turn is a spin-off of the Name in Lights series (Sleeper, Charmer, and Troublemaker). That being said, you can read this new release independently of any of those books in the previous series (but those are awesome rom-coms, so go ahead and add them to your to-be-read list anyway!).

The only thing worse than being heckled while on stage is your audience not laughing at your jokes. Fortunately for thirty-year-old Owen Brodie, people actually think he's funny, but he's never quite forgotten about the drunk woman who heckled him during a show in Tampa about three years ago. Since then, twenty-six-year-old Frances "Frankie" Hogan has become a kinda-sorta-maybe online (still heckling) stalker and an aspiring (albeit struggling) stand-up comedienne, and she could be the solution to Owen's nanny problem. His four-year-old, Sam, clicks with Frankie, so she'd be his perfect companion while Owen's on tour. All Owen needs is to remember that Frankie is his heckler, his son's nanny, and his agent's niece and no funny business can ever happen. Well, joke's on him...

Funny is definitely Kayley Loring's business, with a hearty helping of romance, of course. I had some definite laugh-out loud moments while reading this new series starter, and I grew rather attached to Owen, Frankie, and Sam. Could any other three people be perfect as a family unit? Our main characters clicked, and while they tried their darndest not to fall for one another, it was clear that they were exactly what the other needed. Sam was like that perfect bit of extra to tie them together. It was also fun seeing the guys from Name in Lights, i.e. Shane Miller, Nico Todd, and Alex Vega, and let's not forget Grammie, too! I enjoyed the heck out of Funny Business and can't wait for book two. It gets five stars.

Release Date: 15 July 2021

Date Read: 09 July 2021

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