RELEASE BLITZ PACKET – The Rules of Dating My Best Friend’s Sister by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward


Title: The Rules of Dating My Best Friend’s Sister
Authors: Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 2, 2023


From New York Times bestselling authors Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward comes a new standalone romance.


Rule number one for dating your best friend’s sister: Don’t.


Just don’t do it.


Especially when your best friend is dead and the last thing he made you promise him was that you’d keep an eye on his little sister, but not too good of an eye.
As a musician whose longest committed relationship was six weeks, I, Holden Catalano, was the last guy on Earth who should’ve been messing around with Laney Ellison.
The super smart girl whom I affectionately dubbed Lala since childhood was always off limits.
Though that didn’t stop me from thinking about her over the years, especially those times when the two of us would sneak out onto the roof and talk for hours after my buddy fell asleep. It was innocent, but I’d always held a torch for her.
After Ryan passed away, I vowed to always protect Lala. That included protecting her—from me.
Now all grown up and a scientist, Lala needed a place to stay when she accepted a temporary research position in New York. I thought I did the right thing by offering her an apartment in the building I co-owned with my three friends.
Except having her close by reignited all of those old feelings.
And things started to get complicated.
Especially since she was engaged.
And especially since, lately, I’d noticed something more in her eyes. Desire.
Lala didn’t exactly look at me like the platonic brother figure I was trying so desperately to be, even though I wanted her more than I’d ever wanted anything.
Yet, I was being good—on my very best behavior.
But you know what they say…all good things must come to an end, right?



WOW! I did not expect this book to be such an angst galore! Holy moly, on top of that Holden and Lala relationship was a roller coaster of emotions. I laughed out loud, swooned, and cried at the end.
Lala and Holden have been friends since childhood. Holden is best friend with Lala’s brother Ryan. Before Ryan passed away, Holden made a promise to always take care of his sister Lala, you know…keep an eye on her … but not too closely 🙂 Lala is always a smart book nerd with big dreams. Holden is a free spirit drummer. Years passed. One day, Lala showed up to NY needing a place to stay for 6 months since she got a grant to do research on Alzheimer disease nearby. Lala is all grown up to be a sexy, smart, irresistible woman which only bad news for Holden especially she will be moving in to an apartment next door. Oh! and she is engaged to an equally brainy guy. Holden is still a musician waiting for a big break and playboy by night. Lala and Holden are the exact definition of polar opposite attract. On paper, Lala is too good for Holden and she is completely off limit. The chemistry is off the chart with these two though, literally pouring from every page. They have no business claiming each other but jealousy is a bitch! Lala and Holden toed the line dangerously. All the emotional turmoil, slow burn, and angst really drove me mad 🙂 Sometimes, I want to hit them both in the heads with my kindle :0 Lala could not help crushing on Holden but she feels so much guilt of hurting her fiancé. Holden, too, held regrets even thinking about his best friend’s sister in such an intimate sexual way. How do they navigate different life, distance, and jealousy given Holden’s reputation and his current career? Well guys, hold to your seats for quite a bumpy ride!!!

What I love about Holden and Lala is the way they can communicate and be honest with each other. They both acted out in jealousy but they always apologized and acknowledged when they were wrong. I love how protective Holden is with Lala. The way Holden instantly dropped everything to take care of Lala is really sweet. Don’t we all want a partner like that? Lala is innocent but she has a naughty side for sure. It takes a special kind of woman to change a man like Holden. How swoony to see Holden head of over heal for Lala the moment he sees her again. The mission he took to prove he is worthy of her love … Melt in a puddle and sign 😉 The sex part is super hot, guys! Didn’t know the sexting and facetime can be so freaking yummy! Love the secondary cast of characters – all the guys! Cannot wait for Owen story – sounds like a one-night-stand hot mess 🙂 One of my favorite’s genre!

I mentioned this before but will say it again. These two authors are amazing – their writing is just seamless and the story flows smoothly you will never know it was actually two authors. They delivered EVERYTIME! Stories after stories of sweetness, sexy, passionate, emotional romance. We are lucky to have such great escape!

Free in Kindle Unlimited




Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles are currently translated in twenty-seven languages and have appeared on bestseller lists in the US, Germany, Brazil, Bulgaria and Hungary. Three of her short stories have been turned into films by Passionflix, and two of her books are currently optioned for movies. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

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