Flirting with the Frenemy

Flirting with the Frenemy

Flirting with the Frenemy

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“Flirting with the Frenemy” by Pippa Grant is the first book in the Bro Code series, and it kicks off with a delightful blend of humor, heart, and the kind of romantic chaos that readers of contemporary rom-coms adore. This standalone novel offers a fresh take on the fake dating trope, layered with the complexities of past relationships, family dynamics, and the unspoken rules of bro code.

The story revolves around the protagonist, whose mission to survive her best friend’s wedding becomes a comedy of errors when she decides to bring along the “hottest fake boyfriend on the planet” to make her ex jealous. Enter Grady Rock, the master baker with dimples and muscles to die for, who was supposed to play this role until complications arose. Wyatt Morgan—her brother’s best friend, her sworn enemy, and a sinfully attractive single dad—accidentally undermines her plan by pretending to be her real boyfriend.


Wyatt’s character is the perfect foil to our heroine’s plans. As a military man and a single dad, he brings a mix of discipline, charm, and vulnerability to the mix. His complicated history with the protagonist, coupled with their undeniable chemistry, adds depth to their interactions and the overall narrative. The “hot hate sex” they shared adds a layer of tension and unresolved feelings that make their fake relationship all the more complicated and real to the readers.

Grant’s writing shines in her ability to blend humor with emotional depth. The inclusion of pirates and cursing parrots adds an element of whimsy and unpredictability, ensuring that the journey to the inevitable wedding disaster is as entertaining as the destination is satisfying. The dialogue is snappy, the situations hilariously absurd at times, and the sexual tension between the leads sizzles off the pages.

One of the novel’s strengths is its exploration of the theme of second chances—not just in love but in family, friendship, and personal growth. The protagonist’s struggle to navigate her feelings for Wyatt, her desires for the future, and the expectations of those around her feel authentic and relatable. The dynamic between the characters, supported by a cast of well-drawn secondary characters, enriches the story and keeps the narrative moving at a brisk pace.

“Flirting with the Frenemy” stands out for its perfect balance of romance and comedy, ensuring that readers are equally invested in the protagonists’ emotional journey as they are entertained by their misadventures. The resolution is satisfying, offering a heartfelt conclusion that ties up the story’s various threads while leaving room for the next installment in the series.

“Flirting with the Frenemy” is a rom-com gem that promises and delivers laughs, swoons, and a fair share of heartfelt moments. Pippa Grant has crafted a story that feels both familiar and fresh, making it a must-read for fans of the genre looking for a story that warms the heart as much as it tickles the funny bone.

Flirting with the Frenemy

He's a hot single dad. A military man with abs of steel. My brother's best friend. My biggest enemy. And now my fake date to my best friend's wedding. Disasterville, here we come...

Mission: Survive my best friend's wedding, where I must play nice with my ex and his perfect new girlfriend.

Strategy: Bring the hottest fake boyfriend on the planet.

Target: Grady Rock. Master Baker. Dimples. Muscles. The unicorn of fake boyfriends.

Complication: Wyatt Morgan. My brother's best friend. My sworn enemy. Military man. Sexy as hell single dad. The man I let into my panties for one night of hot hate sex after my ex dumped me.

And the man who just scared off that perfect fake boyfriend. By pretending to be my real boyfriend. I can roll with this though. What’s the harm in Flirting with the Frenemy if it helps me get the job done?

Complete my mission and move on. Or so I thought. Until Wyatt kisses me again and I start feeling things I shouldn't. The thing about weddings...nothing ever goes as planned..