🎧 Berls Reviews Funny Business #COYER

Posted August 5, 2021 by Berls in Review / 5 Comments

I received this book for free from Caffeinated PR in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

🎧 Berls Reviews Funny Business #COYERFunny Business by Kayley Loring
Narrator: Teddy Hamilton, Emma Wilder, Zachary Webber, Jason Clarke, MacKenzie Cartwright, Connor Crais
Published by Kayley Loring on August 5, 2021
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Romantic Comedy
Length: 6 hours 54 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Caffeinated PR
Goodreads
four-half-stars

A single dad, a model, and a comedian walk into a bar… They’re all Owen Brodie. It’s only funny if you aren’t the hilarious struggling comedian who has been hired to be his son’s nanny for the stand-up tour.
Dear Ms. Hogan,
I’m emailing to offer you the job as my son’s nanny because Sam had a temper tantrum when I told him I can’t hire you to come on my stand-up tour with us. “She heckled me at a club a few years ago,” I wanted to say. “She is the sassy little turd who trolls me on Twitter,” I could have told him. “She’s an even bigger pain in the butt when we’re face-to-face,” I thought to myself. What I would never tell him is—things could get complicated. For reasons.
Let me know if you want the job.
With great reluctance,Owen
#AdorableHowObsessedYouAreWithMe
Dear Mr. Brodie,
Thank you for your email. Please inform Sam that I like him very much and would love to be his nanny and accompany him on your terrible joke of a stand-up tour.
I can assure you—things will not get complicated. For many, many reasons.
Primarily because Owen Brodie isn’t funny, and he can suck it.
Out of financial desperation and a fondness for your son,Frankie
#GetOverYourselfPrettyBoy

My top thoughts:

I didn’t hesitate when I saw the opportunity to read and review this book by Kayley Loring, since I recently read and loved The Love Interest. I remembered it being really funny, a good romance, and a great audiobook production. Funny Business lived up to those qualifications and was MAYBE even better.

What I liked/didn’t like:

I seem to be on a stand up comedian kick lately – I just finished watching The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and I was a little nervous that this wouldn’t live up to that level of humor. It did. Obviously it’s a very different time period and story, so the humor is different, but I found both the situational humor and the stand up humor really entertaining.

I absolutely loved the characters. Frankie is impossible not to love and commiserate with. She is talented but making it as a stand up comedian is not easy. And the typical day jobs don’t really match her smart ass (but lovable) demeanor. And then you’ve got Owen – comedian, model, and semi-recently divorced dad. Despite being in one of those families where he was destined to be in show biz and successful, he’s a level headed guy. And of course, he too is talented and funny.

I loved their chemistry – it’s kind of enemies to lovers, except kind of not because they both recognize the sparks from the get go. They antagonize / flirt via social media and I adored every moment. Oh and then the kid. Gah, I really love authors that can right a solid child character. Owen’s son is fantastic. And the cheese! OMG if you’re a parent you will appreciate the cheese humor.

Narrator thoughts:

To top of this fantastic book is an equally fantastic audio production. Did you check out all those narrators? This is the way to do an audiobook – it’s a rare treat when a book gives you multiple narrators who are woven into the chapters. It’s not a switch narrator for each chapter based on who’s narrating… it’s a PRODUCTION where certain narrator are certain characters for the ENTIRETY of the book. They did this with the The Love Interest too and I was thrilled to see it to an even greater extent on this book.

I’m so glad to have discovered Kayley Loring and will eagerly continue to pick up her audiobooks! !
4.5 stars I loved it

About Berls

Michelle adopted me as part of her blog when I decided to close down my blog, Fantasy is More Fun. The blog was dying, but my love of reading and the blogosphere was still strong as ever - so I found my new home here at Because Reading!

I'm not just a book lover, but a one time author (that hopes to be more in the future), wife, mom to the cutest, happiest, best 1 year old and step-mom to the craziest, sweetest 20 year old on the planet. My family mean everything to me and they appear frequently in the Sunday Post with Berls. So grab a glass of wine and chat books, blogging, and family with me!

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