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The Boyfriend Recipe

Narrated by: Nick J. Russo
Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)
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Summary

What would you do if you humiliated yourself in front of a Naked Kitchen Adonis…and then he appeared in your bakery?

DAVID - I watched in horror as my sister shattered yet another poor guy’s heart… only this time, I can’t get sweet, sexy, straight Hunter out of my head. My daily latte runs to Moore Delicious, the bakery where he works, aren’t helping. And now I’m in a bind: my favorite cousin insists that I attend her wedding. With a date. So she whips up a half-baked scheme that will piss off the family that disowned me and secure an ally by my side: ask my sister’s ex to pretend to be my boyfriend. The question is, will Hunter agree to play along?

HUNTER - Six months ago, I walked into my apartment to find a gorgeous man standing in my kitchen, wearing only a towel and a smile. And what did I do? Instead of saying hello and joining him in nudity, I stormed into the bedroom and accused my girlfriend of sleeping with her brother. To be fair, I didn’t know he was her brother at the time, and she really was cheating on me (just not with him). So I hide in the back every time the Naked Kitchen Adonis visits Moore Delicious…until the day he asks for more than his usual coffee, cookie, and suggestively-shaped banana. His proposal is intriguing. I like it. And him. A weekend spent serving up a little revenge while cozying up to the N.K.A. is more than tempting. I am bisexual, but if things heat up, David will be the first man I’ve ever slept with.

Ingredients in The Boyfriend Recipe include a sweet and spicy fake relationship, a scrumptious marketing exec, a mouth-wateringly handsome engineering student, as much MM romance as you can handle, and a frosty HEA. It contains no cliffhangers, is gluten-free, and has no GMOs, but is sprinkled with a few Moore nuts.

Although not part of the Moore Romance series, this book does occur during the summer of A Chance for Moore.

©2017 Alex Miska & V. Soffer (P)2019 Alex Miska & V. Soffer

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A sweet story.

I really enjoyed the plot although there were times I wanted to hit the boy’s heads together. I think my favourite character was the sassy cousin! It is read well and each MC as is own voice which I love.

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  • Cassi
  • ScrolMates Blog
  • 31-01-19

Super Cute, Super Sweet, Loved it

OK I loved this book! It was adorable and so cute and a lot of fun. The guys were really sweet and although there was some of the fake boyfriend apprehension it didn't have all the expected angst, which worked great! Perfect way to spend a couple hours. The novella didn't feel rushed or under developed either.

Narration was fantastic!

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Another tasty treat from Alex Miska

Brilliant - thought that Nick J Russo did a great job. Loved Alex Miska's Moore series and liked the connection to it in this story. Great fun to listen to and enjoyed the supporting characters especially the Grandpa!
I received a free copy of this audiobook for review - all opinions are my own.

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Humorous Romcom

I read the book and enjoyed the story, it's very cute and funny. The audio proved just as good, if very short. However, Nick J Russo is one of my favourite narrators, and he did an excellent job portraying Hunter and David and the secondary characters. Lovely to meet some of the Moore series characters again, also.

I enjoyed the story too. I've been reading some quite heavy books lately, this made a nice change. It was fluffy and sweet, with likeable characters and with no real angst. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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A delightful listen and great narration

I am a huge fan of the Moore series from Alex Miska and V. Soffer. They are a really enjoyable read and very entertaining to listen to. The Boyfriend Recipe, whilst not a part of the series, still takes place in the same world. This is a stand alone and easily enjoyable without listen to the series. We have several characters pop into this book, especially Julian, who shines just as bright when trying to help Hunter and David along on their "fake boyfriend" ruse.
This is a brilliant and funny outing on the fake boyfriend trope. There are several fabulous supporting characters and the two MC's bring a lot of emotion, heart and amusement to the story.
Nick does an amazing job of narrating this story, inflecting all characters with their own personalities and bringing everything to life. The highs and occasional lows are on show with an amazing voice that carries you along an a wonderful tale of friendship and romance.
Definitely recommended to fans of contemporary romance with some humour and meddling but well meaning friends.

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Very enjoyable

This is a short listen but very enjoyable and entertaining, lots of humour. A pleasant way to spend a couple of hours, love the characters and story as well, Nick J Russo gave this a depth that I didn't get in the book. Once again Alex Miska has another favourite for me, definitely will be listening to this again, a feel good listen.

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  • hussfan
  • 20-01-19

Cute story

I liked this cute and sweet novella. Author did a good job with fake boyfriend relationship plot and made this story interesting and funny. I liked David and Hunter, they were both entertaining characters and their interactions and relationship development were fun and engaging. Narrator was great and did an amazing job giving voices to main and side characters. The Boyfriend Recipe was my first book by this author and I am going to check out other books by Alex Miska. I recommend this audiobook to everyone looking for a short sweet no angst story with good writing and great narration.

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  • <Stacy> @SoCalBookReviews
  • 18-01-19

The Boyfriend Recipe

This book was a little on the shorter side at only 2hrs+ long. But it was still super cute and had some funny moments, just like Alex Miska's other books in The Moore Series. I really do love this authors books. She knows how to pull you in and keep you entertained no matter how long the book is or who the characters are and what happens in the storyline. This book is a spin off of the Moore Series by the same author and its awesome that we get to see some of those characters show up in this book too.

After David's sister cheats on Hunter, David searches Hunter out, not only to apologize but he also has a totally hairbrained scheme for them to become "fake boyfriends" in order to get back at David's sister / Hunters ex, but to also shock the rest of David's family at a family event. This book has everything. It fun and funny with some light and fluffy moments and has some cute romantic scenes between the two main characters, and then mix in a little bit of family drama that isn't too outrageous and you have a winner with this book. I thought that once Hunter and David figured out a bit about each other they ended up as a really cute couple, and obviously David's sister doing Hunter dirty ended up being a good thing for these guys.

The audio for this book was fantastic too. Nick J Russo did a great job portraying these characters and all their friends and family members giving them each individual voices all while keeping their personalities spot on. I was thrilled he was picked to narrate this one, all while still being sad that the original narrator for the Moore Series wasn't doing this one too. But, I am happy with Nick's performance he really made this one stand out for me. Great Job!

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  • Rebecca Azizov
  • 29-01-19

I adored it

if you want something short not very long that will make you smile like a loan you will adore this book it's just cute and sweet and adorable I enjoyed it so very much .... and the flower Lol the flower so precious 😂😂😂😍😍😍
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

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  • Starwarslover
  • 24-01-19

wow

this was so much fun.. the narrator did amazing.. it was funny and sweet and cute.. i loved the characters and their world is so much fun to read and now listen to. very well done to the narrator for hitting this amazing authors characters right on. loved it

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  • Bookobessed
  • 22-01-19

Wonderful, hilarious, and amazing

David and Hunter meet originally in a very non-traditional way. Months later, the two talk and decide to have a fake relationship to get back at David's sister and help support David at his cousin's wedding. What ensues is full of heat, laughter, and two men falling in love. Even with the miscommunications, you are pulled into this story.

The narrator nails everyone's voices so well and really brings them to life.

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  • Stephanie VO
  • 21-01-19

Such a cute story!

This is such a cute and funny story. this is definitely a book that I need to just feel good. It is fast and I just feel happy at the end. I love David and Hunter. I have been loving the whole fake relationship and this is definitely a great one. Then I just absolutely love Nick J. Russo narration. He just brings this whole story to life. Just an amazing listen.

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  • Erryn Barratt
  • 20-02-19

Cute and Yummy

Sometimes I want to listen to a palate cleanser – a book that is short, sweet, and low on angst. Don’t get me wrong, I love angst. Adore it. But occasionally it gets to be a bit much. Alex Miska’s books are always funny and charming. I’ve listened to all the Moore books available on audio so it was an easy decision to listen to this book. It is not necessary to have listened to the other books. Hunter and David make quite their own magic with the Moore Delicious Bakery and a family wedding as backdrops.

David and Hunter’s first meeting was not destined for greatness. In fact, it was a complete disaster. Memorable? Yes. Embarrassing? Yeah, that too. Hunter’s assumption that the mostly naked man in his kitchen is yet another guy his girlfriend is cheating on him with is perhaps a bit presumptive, but given the woman’s track record, not entirely unreasonable. And David is annoyed with his sister for her dalliances behind the nice guy’s back, but he figured that was the end of it, if not for a random chance meeting at the Moore Delicious Bakery. Now, every day, he goes in for this coffee and an attempt to glimpse the cute guy his sister hurt. Inconveniently, Hunter always seems to be otherwise occupied and the men never talk – not about that fateful night or about anything else, consequential or otherwise.

I understand David’s desire to rectify the wrongs committed by his sister and I also understand Hunter’s desire to put it all in the past. The fact he refers to David as N.K.A (Naked Kitchen Adonis), leaves little room for doubt that the first impression was a powerful one. But he’s been burned before and not looking for a repeat. Plus, although he’s bi-sexual, he has no idea where he might stand with David.

I adore David’s meddling cousin who basically blackmails him into attending her wedding, demanding he bring a date. She knows his family has hurt him, rejecting him because of his homosexuality, and she wants him to show them that he’s not down for the count by any stretch of the imagination. The best way to do that? Show up with his sister’s ex-boyfriend. Sure, why not?

It works, it all works. The antics are fun, watching the sister have a meltdown was amusing, and watching David discover not all his family wants to disown him was charming. Oh, and there were definitely hot times once the men realized the attraction was mutual. I also liked the secondary characters. They fit in the story nicely but all had stories of their own – some of whom I hope are explored later.

This is a great little story and I adored it. Nick J. Russo is a narrator I am well-acquainted with an, as always, he did a great job. Now, if I could just get ahold of one of those pastries…

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  • save our wildlife
  • 16-02-19

perfect and funny

This is the perfect listen if you want a shorter book just to relax. it was even better the second time around.

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  • Celest F.
  • 01-02-19

Gluten free and non-GMO! :)

If you haven't read/listened to the Moore series first, I would start with this one because it is a standalone and happens during the middle of A Chance for Moore.

This was such a sweet story. When David approaches Hunter to act as his boyfriend for his cousin's wedding, he just thought it would be a great way for them to get back at David's sister for cheating on Hunter, again. It turned out far better than could be expected but of course, it took a little bit of help from friends and family.

While I think Nick did a great job narrating the story, it was a little weird to listen to at first because I had listened to the Moore series first, which are narrated by someone else, so it took a bit to adjust to different voices for Logan and Julian Moore.

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  • HockeyfanT
  • 01-02-19

Fun and sexy

I am a fan of the Moore Romance series, so I was excited to listen to this short story that takes place in that world. Hunter and David were both adorable; and their tale was at different times funny, sad, sweet, and sexy. I was impressed by the amount of story I was able to enjoy in under three hours! I felt the nerves and excitement along with David and Hunter as they planned for their weekend as fake boyfriends, and I loved the antics of the secondary characters. The narrator is a favorite who never lets me down, and his performance was great. I loved this terrific story!