~Book Review~ “Rough and Ready” by Mari Carr

My Review:

In a rut, Keeley has just lost her job, her apartment rent increased and she hasn’t had a good first date in months.  Unfortunately, the guys she finds swoon worthy also happen to be her brother’s best friends.  While Gio may flirt and Rafe gives good hugs, she knows they will never see her as anything but Kayden’s little sister.

After Rafe inherits his late uncle Albert’s estate, he’s left with a huge mansion filled with paperwork and a handful of random businesses left to run.  When he discovers Keeley needs a job, it only makes sense to hire her to help him find his way out from under the boxes of paperwork as he navigates his new reality.  And, when Keeley suggests the mansion they’re clearing out would make the perfect inn, Gio jumps on board as well.  

The more time they spend together, the bigger Keeley’s crush gets . . . and, the more Gio and Rafe think of breaking all of the bro code rules when it comes to Keeley.  But, with Rafe’s fear of love and commitment, will this new attraction be a brief affair, or will it become what they’ve all been missing in their lives . . . a happy ever after?

I adored Rough and Ready!  Keeley, Gio and Rafe have known one another for years and have a strong friendship before they ever act on their attraction, giving them an amazing base to build from.  I loved how organically things seemed to happen . . . even if this throuple needed a few pushes from Uncle Albert and Aunt Marta to get them to fully dive into their relationship.  

While Gio and Keeley are extremely demonstrative when it comes to their flirting and feelings, Rafe is much more reserved.  They are also opposites when it comes to jumping in vs over thinking, which adds both tension, but also balance.  I appreciated how Mari Carr balances each relationship in this trio . . . as all are important in order to make something long lasting work.  I also loved that it wasn’t smooth sailing.

Rough and Ready had a really fun element of a good old fashioned ghost story, which added some unexpected light heartedness to this romance.  It was also insanely hot and steamy while having some extremely sweet and romantic moments as well giving readers lots to really sink their teeth into throughout the book.  5 stars!  

Rough and Ready, a brand-new, steamy, best friend’s little sister romance from New York Times bestselling author Mari Carr, is now available! 


Gio is blessed with a big family and lots of friends. Unfortunately, there’s an unspoken code amongst his buddies…one where sisters are off-limits. That wouldn’t be a problem if he and his best friend, Rafe, could stop thinking about Kayden’s vivacious, fun-loving little sister, Keeley. They have always been stand-up guys, but Keeley is so tempting, so sexy, that they’re in danger of breaking all the rules.

Keeley’s not exactly batting a thousand when it comes to life. She just lost her job and her only true talent seems to be picking the worst guys on the planet from online dating sites. However, her uneventful life takes a turn for the steamy after Rafe hires her to work for him and he and Gio start crashing all her bad dates. 

When one kiss lead to a second and then to something much, much more, the lovers are left to decide if they’re engaging in a fun fling or embarking on forever.

Fall in love today!

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About Mari

Virginia native Mari Carr is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller of contemporary romance novels. With over one million copies of her books sold, Mari was the winner of the Romance Writers of America’s Passionate Plume award for her novella, Erotic Research. She has over a hundred published works, including her popular Wild Irish and Compass books, along with the Trinity Masters series she writes with Lila Dubois.

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