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Publisher's Summary

Kyle McKallister has lived his life in the shadows. Younger brother to one of the world's most elusive and embattled celebrities, Kyle has carved out a comfortable existence touring with his famous brother and living in the lap of luxury with no commitments or plans of his own, only a deep, haunting loyalty to his brother. But his life is about to be shaken up when the opportunity comes to compete on a popular reality show.
Small town girl Kenzie Williams has come on the show for one thing only: to win. But when a disastrous start forces her to rely on an eclectic band of misfits, she finds herself immediately smitten with a handsome and mysterious cast mate. Life on the island is just a game. Can Kyle and Kenzie's fragile spark survive the pressures of the real world?
Warning! No alpha males were harmed in the making of this novel. While the laid-back, self-deprecating Kyle may someday discover his inner bad boy, he's clearly still in the baby stages of self-discovery. This is the story of an ordinary young man stumbling his way through life and the everyday girl who shows him a better way.
©2017 J. Bengtsson (P)2017 J. Bengtsson
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5 out of 5 stars
By Annie The Audible Addict!!! on 06-26-17

I LOVED IT!! EVEN BETTER THAN THE FIRST!!!

What made the experience of listening to The Theory of Second Best the most enjoyable?

All of it...the writing, the story, the narration it was great...really sweet. touching and sexy!!!

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Theory of Second Best?

When Kyle begs Jake to wake up...oh my heart!!!

Which character – as performed by Zachary Webber and Andi Arndt – was your favorite?

Kenzie then Kyle....both were perfect!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Oh yes...Kyle and Jake....there heart to heart when he wakes up....oh I cried a little!!

Any additional comments?

THIS WAS PERFECT!! I loved everything about this 2nd book...it was sweet, funny, sexy...and I could not stop listening!! If you loved book 1 you will totally love book 2...this is Kyle's story and Kenzie...they meet on a reality show, similar to survivor, become fast friends...and it is so much fun!! I RECOMMEND!!!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
By jodiod on 05-01-17

Great series!!

Loved it. Different than Cake and still great. Made me immediately reread Cake to stay in their world. Can't wait for the next one.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Garden girl on 12-27-17

Nothing Second Best here.

Another wonderful story by J Bengtsson, brilliantly narrated by Andi Arndt and Zackary Webber. The story is told with richness and humour, providing a totally satisfying listening experience. Fabulous xx

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5 out of 5 stars
By Leanne on 06-08-17

Amazing

I got a free copy of this audio book but to be honest was going to buy it already after reading the book! Amazing couldn't recommend this audio book enough. Only disappointing thing about this author is she only has 2 books out I need more and I can't wait for more! I have both Kindle books and both audio books! One click this bad boy!!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Francessca on 03-08-18

A truly genius author!

Where does The Theory of Second Best rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I loved this book because it was so refreshing to see the main male character not so Alpha male and have everything figured out. It made him so much more real and you struggled along with his discovery of himself. I commend the author for doing an amazing job!!

What about Zachary Webber and Andi Arndt ’s performance did you like?

As always these two a so entertaining to listen to :)

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes!!!!!!!!!!!I couldn't wait to drive to or from work so I could start listening again.

Any additional comments?

Heartfelt gratitude to the author for such a refreshing and human characters that wasn't predictable! You've got a fan for life here :)

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4 out of 5 stars
By dejoux on 08-14-17

Great series

I love this series the only wish I have for this one is there love took a long time to happen and because of this I didn't find there connection to be as convincing as story 1 and 3
But loved this anyway
Worth the credit

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