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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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By anne on 06-26-17


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 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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By Cyndi on 10-14-17

✫✫ 5 Stars ✫✫

I loved Kyle and Kenzie's book! It was different and I loved that the timeline overlaps with Cake. In the beginning I wasn't sure about Kyle but man he really grew on me fast! This one had me laughing out loud a few times!

Kyle is the brother who lives in the shadow of the rock star but he is more than just Jake's brother, he just needed someone to show him that. His loyalty is my favorite quality! Kenzie has been carrying the weight for way too long and it's time she venture out on her own. The Reality TV game was a great way for them to meet and become friends. I also really enjoyed all the side characters and their originality.

My favorite part of this book was Kyle and Jake's relationship. They need to stop letting everything from the past keep them at a distance and their loyalty and protections of each other just melts my heart.

The narration was great! Both Andi and Zachary are amazing narrators no matter what book they are performing.

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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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By Leanne on 06-08-17


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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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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By Sue Casey on 05-03-17

Wow I loved this book

Had a good laugh in parts at the crab nearly wet myself...! If you read book one and enjoyed it you will love book two Idid

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