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The Plus Ones

Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
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Love changes people.
I’m the first to admit that I, Keaton Bridges, used to be an immature, entitled ass.
Okay, maybe I’m the second to admit it - after Roxy Carter.
That loudmouth.
But I’ve seen what true love has done for my friends, and I want it for myself.

Somehow, I’m the only single guy left.
Somehow, she’s the only single girl.
The only time Foxy Roxy hasn’t been a loudmouth?
That time we were making out at our best friends’ wedding.
And every time we’ve seen each other in the five years since then,
because she refuses to talk about it.

Well, she’s going to have to talk to me now.
It’s the dead of winter, and our six best friends were planning a getaway
at a Caribbean couples-only resort.
One of the couples had to drop out, and I refuse to be left out in the cold.
All Roxy and I have to do is pretend to be in love for one week so we can
spend some much-needed time with our favorite people.
And all I have to do is pretend I’m not dying to kiss her again.

Please note that this is a completely standalone story, but it includes crossover characters from Tonight You're Mine and Come Back to Bed.

©2019 Kayley Loring (P)2019 Kayley Loring

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Smart and sassy takes on humorously, heartwarming.

Smart and sassy takes on humorously, heartwarming. Loring digs deep into the insecurities of life, love and happily ever after with a fresh, comedic voice. The Plus Ones will have hearts cheering, lips smiling and senses on overload. Hamilton and Cartwright tickle the eardrums with an amazing delivery of what women what and why men tend to be a bit clueless. Keaton and Roxy take high maintenance to the next level of irritating with adorable results. Love means war and everybody wins in the most delightful way.

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Five giant stars!

This novel was so entertaining. Very witty banter, major chemistry between all the characters, and so many one-liners that had me in stitches. The text conversations and the game scenes were hilarious. I love rom coms that combine mature adults with low-angst story lines, relatable comedy and a sweet HEA. This one definitely delivered.

Narration was spot on. I love these two together. They do such a great job of bringing these characters to life and making you feel like you are a part of the bunch.

I loved hearing updates from past stories also. Come Back To Bed was equally as enjoyable and my on out complaint is that I wish I could have more from this group of friends. Highly recommended!

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I Loved it!

Keaton and Roxy's story is so fun, sexy, and heartwarming! I loved it! Kayley Loring's writing is amazing! This story is a standalone, but it was fun to see again some crossover characters from Tonight You're Mine and Come Back to Bed. Teddy Hamilton and Mackenzie Cartwright did an outstanding job with the narration. I highly recommend it. Looking forward for more books written by Kayley Loring. #AudiobookObsession

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#Roxton4eva

I really enjoyed listening to The Plus Ones. It’s hard to be the only single ones in your group of now married friends. Even harder when said married friends are going on a couples only vacation to an island in the Caribbean.

How hard can it be to fake a relationship with the guy you have been avoiding for the last five years?? Why should Roxy and Keaton be left behind, just because they do not have a plus one?? With a guy like Keaton, I would volunteer in a heartbeat 😉.

Roxy gives in and accompanies Keaton on vacation. To a place where they have to pretend to a couple. But what happens when you aren’t pretending anymore? Does the relationship carry on back to real life?

I just loved Keaton’s dog, Jackpot. I think I got the most laughs from those two!

Mackenzie and Teddy did a fabulous job bringing Roxy and Keaton’s characters to life!

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Kayley loring does it again

if Kayley loring writes it you should definitely read it! add in this dynamic duo of narrators and I give it a heck yes!!!
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Brilliantly Performed!!

Brilliantly narrated by ✦Mackenzie Cartwright & Teddy Hamilton✦

They did such an amazing job by bringing Keaton and Roxy's story to life, and making me feel part of it. Their interactions, chemistry, and connection was palpable. I found myself laughing out loud.

All in all, The Plus Ones is fun, sexy, passionate, steamy hot, entertaining and engaging.
I really loved and enjoyed listening to this great and delightful story.

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Fantastic! #Roston4Eva

The Plus Ones is Kayley Loring's new laugh out loud enemies to lovers romance. This is my first book by Kayley and it definitely won't be my last. I had the pleasure of listening to this in audio and I was dying! Teddy Hamilton and Mackenzie Cartwright were freaking fantastic! I didn't read the other books with some of the characters and I wasn't lost at all. I do wish that I had time to go back and read them though. Keaton and Roxy have the same friends. They are the only single ones so they end up together a lot. Their relationship has always been a little hate/love but when they kiss at their best friends' wedding, everything changes. Roxy avoids Keaton. For five years! She thinks he's a jerkface player who's pretentious and annoying. When all their married friends plan a couples only vacation and they aren't invited it stings. Until one of them has to drop out and Keaton and Roxy have to pretend to be in love. In the same room. In the same bed. Little by little Roxy sees a different side of Keaton. He's really nothing like she thought he was even if he doesn't wear socks with his loafers. He's actually nice, sweet, funny, caring and hopeful. Keaton always knew Roxy was knock out gorgeous and a total pain in his butt, but now he's seeing a fun loving side to her. They are actually getting to know each other. Sharing stories about their lives. And the attraction between them just grows and grows. There is no way Roxy is going to fall for Keaton effing Bridges. Nope. Not going to happen. But when did he get so handsome and thoughtful. Uh oh. Will they give in and jump each other? Will their friends freak out? What happens when they get back home? Oh man! I LOVED this story! It was to freaking GOOD! Their friends were so funny! Jackpot the dog, priceless! The writing is fantastic and the narration is one of the best I've listened to. I laughed from the first minute until the last and I will definitely be listening to this one again! I'm Team Keaton. #Roxton4Eva

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Fun and Funny

4.5 stars. I enjoyed the story from the start but it took me a few chapters to really connect with and embrace the characters. I was on the fence with Keaton and Roxy but once I connected I was completely hooked. The book was funny, there were quite a few laugh out loud moments. I love how all the characters interact, especially in the group chat, they felt like a real group of friends. I really enjoyed the games they played while on the trip and Jackpot, Keaton's surprisingly hilarious dog.

I freaking adore both Keaton and Roxy. They're both hardworking and intelligent, her sass and his wit made for great banter. Their chemistry was off the charts. #ROXTON4EVA

Mackenzie Cartwright and Teddy Hamilton were both fantastic narrators. They delivered the wit and humour perfectly, along with the emotions. They brought the whole story to life and it was a great listen. Highly recommended.

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Keaton and Roxy!

As Keaton has watched his friends find love, get married and begin having kids he begins to realize how much he wants that for himself. He thought that was where his last relationship was heading until she left town and him behind. He hasn’t forgotten the one kiss he shared with Roxy five years ago but even since then things between them have been awkward.

Roxy has two serious relationships in her past and both were ultimate failures. Since then she has kept her relationships short and casual but she wants love and marriage and realizes that is not the way to go about it.

When they end up pretending to be a couple so that they can go on vacation with their married friends things are about to become complicated. They are like oil and water but when they find themselves sharing the same room Keaton is determined to show her that the sparks of antagonism they feel for each other is masking sparks of a different kind and the result is explosive.

Hot chemistry and sarcastic banter prevail in this enemies to lovers story and the great cast of secondary enhance the story. I received a complimentary copy of the audio book and thought the narrators were perfect at bringing the emotion and humor of the story to life.

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4.5 #RoxTon Stars!

I absolutely loved this sweet and steamy, enemies-to-lovers rom-com! Roxy and Keaton have a history through mutual friends. This story starts out 5 years previously at their best friends wedding when they both realize they want the kind of love and family that is alluding them both. They share a passionate kiss but Roxy pulls back knowing they are too different. Roxy comes from hard working blue collar parents, and Keaton was raised with privilege. But privilege doesn't always mean life is perfect. Keaton acted out as a young adult but has become a better man. Roxy doesn't want to believe it and tries to ignore her attraction to him, realizing that he could destroy her heart. In present time, Roxy and Keaton have only interacted with antagonistic banter and snarky comments. Now they have a chance to go to a tropical getaway with their friends, but are force to pretend to be a couple to do it. This leads to so many awkward and hilarious moments but some very hot and sexy times too! This is such a refreshing and fun romance. Keaton is so kind, thoughtful, and deliciously dirty, while Roxy is smart, and funny. I loved them both and thought they made a perfect pair.
Mackenzie Cartwright and Teddy Hamilton were so perfectly cast to narrate this hilarious and heartwarming romance. They did a great job embodying these characters and setting the stage for all the fun, and excitement to come. Both narrators have a wonderful range of voices and expressions that I love to get lost in and make this story even better. This is my first book by Loring and I loved it and can't wait to check out more of her work!

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  • Voo
  • 11-09-19

Sweet and funny enemies to lovers romance

This is a funny story- while Roxy and Keaton are enemies, they have a lot of chemistry (and it really leaps off the page- or, since I mostly listened to the audio, it leaps off the earphone?). Because they are the last single people standing (it was great to visit with characters from prior books, by the way. I really loved checking in with them) they have to “couple” up to go on a couple’s trip. During the trip, they try to hide their attraction to each other but we lucky readers get the excellent banter and fun situations that are trademarks of a Kayley Loring book. (I would love a book about Jackpot, the dog. At the very least, he needs to be a fixture in these books…)

I would listen to Teddy Hamilton read a phonebook but then, we have him actually reading a funny, sweet rom com? Sign me up! He’s been a fixture for Kayley Loring books (thank you KL) and I’ve loved all his narrations. This is no different. Excellent comedic timing, pacing, control of his voice to play multiple characters. And, well, Mackenzie Cartwright is another fantastic narrator for all the same reasons so having them together in this dual narration? The story is just really brought to life.

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  • Maria Fernanda G. Lechuga
  • 11-08-19

Great narration and story


Just another great book by Kaeley Loring, honestly, her stories are perfect and I'm becoming addicted to her books.  They're light, easy and funny with not a lot of drama

Besides the great storyline and characters, the narration is perfection, both Mackenzie Cartwright and Teddy Hamilton did a perfect job bringing the characters to life.

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  • K. Ramjohn
  • 11-08-19

I loved this story

The Plus Ones is the latest novel by Kayley Loring and another fantastic page-turner. I've loved every book I've read from this author and this novel was no exception. The Plus Ones is a romantic comedy that's sure to make you laugh out loud. It included both enemies to lovers and fake relationship trope and I was hooked from beginning to end. The novel was hilarious, steamy and sweet. I absolutely loved Keaton, Roxy on the other have took some getting used to as I really disliked her attitude in the beginning, however that did not stop me from fully enjoying this story. The appearance of the other couples from the previous books was an added bonus and I loved catching up with them. This novel was a fantastic read and I would highly recommend it to all lovers of romantic comedies.

I listened to the audible version of this novel which was narrated by Teddy Hamilton and Mackenzie Cartwright. These two have easily become two of my favorite narrators and they were absolutely perfect for the role. They did a fantastic job with the narration, their pace and timing was excellent and they infused the right amount of emotion into the story. It was a pleasure listening to them narrate this novel.
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  • shedevilreads
  • 11-04-19

Must Listen

The Plus Ones by Kayley Loring is frenemies to lover’s romance that listened to on audio narrated by Teddy Hamilton and Mackenzie Cartwright.

I just love Kayley’s books! Her books are always a sweet romance with a Happily Ever After. I loved that this book had crossover characters from tonight you’re mine and come back to bed.

Teddy and Mackenzie are an amazing duo. I just love every book they have narrated so far! They really know how to bring a story to life.

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  • Julie D (Audio and Book Jewels)
  • 11-04-19

I loved this!!!

Roxie Carter and Keaton Bridges... they are the only singles left in a group of friends. Roxie thinks Keaton is a spoiled rich guy and Keaton... well.. he had a relationship that’s didn’t work and was leery. At their friends Chase and Amy’s wedding, they have a moment. Then she avoids him for the next five years.

They end up pretending to be a couple for a vacation at a couples only resort, and while there, they each realize there is more to the other person than they realize. They fall for each other.

I really liked this book!! It’s a wonderful story of two people who truly should be together, but aren’t.. at first.. Keaton and Roxie are so fit for each other. They need to be a couple.

Kayley Loring does a wonderful story writer! MacKenzie Cartwright and Teddy Hamilton are great narrators and did such a good job with this book!!!

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  • Willow Star Serenity
  • 11-04-19

So Funny!!!

Roxy and Keaton wind up kissing at their friends' wedding. They were both feeling lonely. For some reason, it goes wrong and they wind up having a very strained relationship afterwards. Until they are forced to spend an entire week together at a couple's resort when one of the three couples is forced to back out at the last minute. I thought this book would be so insanely cringeworthy that it wasn't even funny. What I didn't expect is that it was incredibly sassy and hilarious. Both Roxy and Keaton are just so adorable. I'm also very much in love with the cover if I may say so. Both of the cover models are very very attractive! I think I have made it obvious that I really adore Keaton and Roxy. I can't say they are the best characters of all times. There were times that both of them grated on my nerves now and then. Especially Roxy. She kind of got a little snobbish sometimes. I do wish that there were more of the secondary characters in the book than there were. A little more interactions with them, if you will. The narrators were great. I'm not sure if I've listened to anything by Mackenzie Cartwright or Teddy Hamilton before. To be fair, I do listen to a lot of audiobooks. I can say that even if I haven't, I will listen to more audiobooks by them in the future. Cartwright has this very sassy and alluring voice, and I'm pretty sure I have a voice crush on Hamilton. Is that a thing? I read this book because I was recommended it. I'm glad that I did. It's not the cheesy love story type thing you think it would be. It's very witty and hilarious. It's realistic and down to earth. It also has quite a few nice and steamy parts. I gushed over it. I didn't realize there were other books set in this world. I'll be getting my hands on them soon!

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  • blue_river @AudiobookObsession
  • 11-03-19

The Plus Ones

Frenemies to lovers is the best kind of romance novel in my opinion and you definitely get that here and then some. Amazing writing with equally amazing narration.

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  • Monica
  • 11-01-19

It’s funny and sexy with lots of witty banter

Roxy Carter has been avoiding Keaton Bridges since they kissed in their best friends’ wedding five years ago. Now she has no choice but to spend time with him since she agreed to pretend to be his girlfriend so they could both get into the Caribbean couples-only resort their friends are vacationing in.

This is one audiobook I enjoyed listening to! It’s funny and sexy with lots of witty banter. The chemistry between Roxy and Keaton is fantastic and I was rooting for them every step of the way! I especially loved learning words in other languages that can’t be translated.

Mackenzie Cartwright and Teddy Hamilton performed beautifully. Their performance, along with the awesome writing, made this audiobook a pleasure to listen to.

The Plus Ones is a fake relationship, enemies-to-lovers contemporary romance written in dual first person POV. It ends with a HEA. No cliffhanger, no cheating.

I received this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this unbiased review.

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  • Rotella Reads
  • 10-31-19

What a fun read surrounding frienemies to lovers

I always enjoy a good rom-com when there's two singles in a group of married couples and them being shipped is completely inevitable!

I really liked both Roxy the heroine and Keaton the hero. Both had unique qualities and bold personalities that made the story strong and convincing. Their chemistry was off the charts!!!! So hot and buzzing!

I really liked the writing style by this author who was new to me. The dialogue was realistic and flowed well. All of the side characters were likable and supportive. The intimate scenes were hot with just enough detail.

The ending was sweet and really pulled the entire story together.

I received a complimentary copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

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  • JuttaS
  • 10-31-19

Got sucked in completely by this one!

I love the combination of Teddy Hamilton and Mackenzie Cartwright. They lulled me so into the story I forgot I was listening to them. They brought the characters and the story to life so well.

I really enjoyed the set up of this story, from not quite knowing what they were to each other to where they ended up. I loved watching them go through it all and especially that we get to hear things from both their points of view, that always rounds out a story that but more for me. The story made me laugh out loud several times, just because I could see what was happening in my head, and I had gotten so engrossed with the chracters. I like where it ended up but I would have been happy to stay with them longer. A really lovely light listen with its fair share of steam. Oh and Jackpot just steals the scenes he is in, I could just see how he was behaving and it made me laugh out loud!