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The Theory of Second Best Audiobook

The Theory of Second Best: Cake Series, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

Kyle McKallister has lived his life in the shadows. Younger brother to one of the world's most elusive and embattled celebrities, Kyle has carved out a comfortable existence touring with his famous brother and living in the lap of luxury with no commitments or plans of his own, only a deep, haunting loyalty to his brother. But his life is about to be shaken up when the opportunity comes to compete on a popular reality show.

Small town girl Kenzie Williams has come on the show for one thing only: to win. But when a disastrous start forces her to rely on an eclectic band of misfits, she finds herself immediately smitten with a handsome and mysterious cast mate. Life on the island is just a game. Can Kyle and Kenzie's fragile spark survive the pressures of the real world?

Warning! No alpha males were harmed in the making of this novel. While the laid-back, self-deprecating Kyle may someday discover his inner bad boy, he's clearly still in the baby stages of self-discovery. This is the story of an ordinary young man stumbling his way through life and the everyday girl who shows him a better way.

©2017 J. Bengtsson (P)2017 J. Bengtsson

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    Leanne 08/06/2017
    Leanne 08/06/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Amazing"

    I got a free copy of this audio book but to be honest was going to buy it already after reading the book! Amazing couldn't recommend this audio book enough. Only disappointing thing about this author is she only has 2 books out I need more and I can't wait for more! I have both Kindle books and both audio books! One click this bad boy!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    L Hayes Carmarthen, Wales 21/05/2017
    L Hayes Carmarthen, Wales 21/05/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "One Great Writer!!"

    I cant believe that this is only the second novel from J. Bengtsson. The style of writing and story telling far exceeds this. True skill and long may it continue. Excellent performance from both Andi Arndt and Zachary Webber. I would definitely recommend both J. Bengtsson and the Cake series. I thoroughly enjoyed both stories and look forward to future novels from this Author.

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  • jodiod
    Bay area ca
    01/05/17
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    "Great series!!"

    Loved it. Different than Cake and still great. Made me immediately reread Cake to stay in their world. Can't wait for the next one.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Marsha Lipps
    Scottsdale, AZ United States
    28/04/17
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    "The Theory of Second Best..."

    I loved the way this book continued the saga and helped fill in some details from CAKE. In terms of modern romance...I find this series to be very enjoyable, especially in Audible! I was so happy to see the growth of some of the side characters and get to see some interaction with Jake and Casey. I loved to watch the love story of Kyle and Kenzie develop and flourish in the realm of reality tv.
    What I really enjoy about this saga is the way the main characters start moving on with their lives after suffering thru such horrible trauma. It really moves the bar up in terms of developing full characters instead of just romantic icons.
    Can't wait for Book 3!

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • anne
    Phoenix, AZ, United States
    26/06/17
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    "I LOVED IT!! EVEN BETTER THAN THE FIRST!!!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Theory of Second Best the most enjoyable?

    All of it...the writing, the story, the narration it was great...really sweet. touching and sexy!!!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Theory of Second Best?

    When Kyle begs Jake to wake up...oh my heart!!!


    Which character – as performed by Zachary Webber and Andi Arndt – was your favorite?

    Kenzie then Kyle....both were perfect!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Oh yes...Kyle and Jake....there heart to heart when he wakes up....oh I cried a little!!


    Any additional comments?

    THIS WAS PERFECT!! I loved everything about this 2nd book...it was sweet, funny, sexy...and I could not stop listening!! If you loved book 1 you will totally love book 2...this is Kyle's story and Kenzie...they meet on a reality show, similar to survivor, become fast friends...and it is so much fun!! I RECOMMEND!!!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kelly
    28/04/17
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    "REFRESHING"
    If you could sum up The Theory of Second Best in three words, what would they be?

    Fun - Heartwarming - Real


    Have you listened to any of Zachary Webber and Andi Arndt ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I love both of them. Andi is one of my favorites and she nails this one yet again.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    If I could have, I would have listened all in one sitting. But since I have to have more than 4 hours of sleep, I had to shut it off.


    Any additional comments?

    It was so wonderful to read a HEA story with normal people. Kyle is a wonderful man. To be able to watch his self discovery and growth was just fun. Kenzie is a great girl with a heart of gold. This book was every bit a great as Cake. I think I have a new favorite author.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kathy Smith
    26/04/17
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    "Excellent!"
    If you could sum up The Theory of Second Best in three words, what would they be?

    Very good story


    What other book might you compare The Theory of Second Best to and why?

    Cake


    What does Zachary Webber and Andi Arndt bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Andi Arndt is the best no matter what part she reads and I really liked Zachary Webber. Perfect for Kyle.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mary
    20/08/17
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    ""2nd best" no more"

    I enjoyed the first book, but I loved this story and these characters even more!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • BCherry27
    17/08/17
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    "So full of emotion! Loved it!"

    This was sooo good! I loved the book, but Zachary and Andi did such a great job of bringing out the emotions of the characters. They always do such a good job! I laughed and cried. I just became so invested in the story and characters. It was just wonderful!! I can't recommend it highly enough. I'd give it ten stars if I could!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Legendery1
    17/08/17
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    "Reality Show book..."

    This book is almost entirely the recreation of the reality show Survivor. I've watched so many episodes of the show and I've never been crazy about it so NOT crazy about the book either. If you like Survivor, you'll like this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Book Runner
    USA
    11/08/17
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    "Not very romantic"

    I never bought Kyle's love for Kenzie. He practically convinces himself of it when he discovers she likes him and his family likes her. Based on his history with women, he will be cheating on her with the first beautiful woman that rubs up against him or because of his need to not be alone. He is not a great catch.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    08/08/17
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    "Love this series"

    So many different views on how one tragedy changed a family. So good. A definite read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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