Studs Unleashed: Barry (Clover Park STUDS #1) by Kylie Gilmore
Released: Feb. 24, 2015
Genre: Contemporary romance
Publisher: Extra Fancy Books
Reviewed by Lena
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Each book in the Clover Park STUDS Series can be read as a stand-alone novel, or for more fun read them in order. Characters you’ve loved from past books frequently pop up in other books.
Successful, not-so-great-with-the-ladies, and all around nice guy Barry Furnukle can’t believe his luck when Amber Lewis agrees to date him. But when his attempt to woo her with the world’s most “awesome” date (birding and fro-yo) lands him in the friend zone, he wonders if a guy like him ever had a chance.
On advice from his ladies’ man brother, Barry returns to his acting roots for a little confidence rehab. Suddenly he’s got more female attention than he knows what to do with. But will his new found popularity make him happy? Or will he finally release his inner stud to win the woman he can’t forget?
The Clover Park STUDS Series
Book 1: Stud Unleashed: The Prequel* (Barry & Amber meet)
Book 2: Stud Unleashed: Barry (Barry & Amber in love)
Book 3: Stud Unleashed: Dave
Book 4: Stud Unleashed: Will
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Barry's book is the second book in the Clover Park STUDS series. This book can be read as a stand-alone. This was the first book I read and the series and did not feel lost at all. Now to the nitty gritty, I loved this book. Although it was filled with cringe worthy moments, I could not put it down. I felt for Barry the whole time. He was an unpredictable adorable hero that I could not get enough of.
Barry fell in love with the girl across the hall, Amber an artist trying to get out from her under over-achieving physicist family. Barry tries so hard to impress Amber only to be thrown into the "Friend Zone" time and time again. His intentions, while good, fall flat every time. He's the adorable nerd that takes good intentions to a whole new level. This is what made him loveable. So many times I wish I was that platonic friend that could stir him away from his hair brained ideas.
This was an adorable story that kept me up way into the night. I had to see how he would finally win the girl. And if he could do it as himself or as a facade she wanted him to be. One-click the hell out of this one; you won't be sorry.
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You can always find me with my nose in my Kindle reading a romance novel starring a tough talking, hard loving alpha male and sassy heroine. For the past six years reading has been my addiction. I am always up for a good read and am excited when I get any suggestions. My other loves are working out and spending time with my hubs, family and friends.