My Brother’s Billionaire Best Friend by Max Monroe

47129069My Brother’s Billionaire Best Friend by Man Monroe is technically a standalone novel, but a lot of the side characters are characters from other Monroe books. This review will be spoiler-free.

Mabel “Maybe” Willis died a virgin at the very young age of twenty-four. She leaves behind her parents, Betty and Bruce, her brother, Evan, a laptop filled with one too many Jason Momoa memes, and a Kindle library with more books than one human being could ever finish in a lifetime. Cause of death: a text message. 

Okay. So, I didn’t die. But I may as well have. One minute, I’m a woman trying to find her way in the world, and the next, I’m the sender of six of the most embarrassing text messages that have ever been sent in the history of time–or the cell phone. Whatever.

We’re talking code red, send a flipping mayday, the apocalypse is coming kind of texts. And I didn’t just send them to some random person I’ll never see again. No. That would be too easy. I sent them to Milo Ives.

The man who played a starring role in all of my teenage fantasies–and my brother’s lifelong best friend. And, boy oh boy, has he grown up. He’s hard-bodied, blue-eyed, jawline-of-stone handsome, crazy successful, and has more money in his bank account than my brain can fathom.

Deflower me, please? I said.
Yeah. Send help.


Adorable. Hilarious. Sweet.

This book was recommended to me by my romance-loving sister. I try to read everything that is recommended to me so I picked it up. I definitely enjoyed it, but there were a lot of things about it that bothered me. As I am writing this review, I realized I have more bad things to say about it than I do good, but at the same time, I know I really enjoyed the read and would probably read it again one day.

This book was absolutely hilarious. Maybe is a bit of a drama queen, but in a way that kept me laughing. She overreacts to everything, but only in her head. Her panicked thoughts had me laughing so hard I was getting concerned looks from strangers.

But I hated her name! Maybe? I just couldn’t get the hang of it. I know there was a reason and it was explained in the book. But even time someone said her name I read it the wrong way. Monroe even had Maybe ask at one point if someone was using her name or not. It was funny because I felt that way too, but it was jarring every single time.

Milo is supposed to be the man of your dream. Hot, successful, caring, ready to settle down. But I still wanted more from him. I did not fall in love with him because I felt like there was no depth to him. I just needed more. I needed to see another side of him. Defend her honor. Get mad. Show some emotion.

Maybe’s parents were probably my favorite part of this entire book. Every single scene they were a part of had me laughing. They had an odd marriage, but one that worked for them. They were happy and in love, but they weren’t just some sappy couple. They felt REAL.

I did not see the twist at the end of the novel coming! I loved that I was caught off guard with the climax of the story, but at the same time, I felt like it came out of nowhere and I wish there had been a little bit more build-up to it. (I’m not talking about the relationship aspects, but the other circumstances.)

Overall, this book was cute and sweet. It was the HEA that it promised to be and was funnier than I was expecting. I gave it 3 out of 5 stars. If you are looking for a light-hearted, easy romance, then you should check this one out!

⭐⭐⭐

 


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