Contemporary brother\'s best friend

5 Swoony Contemporary Brother’s Best Friend Romance Novels

Do you know what’s a fun trope to read in romance? The one where the girl falls in love with her brother’s best friend. There’s that hint of the forbidden.

Sometimes, the sister has been crushing on her brother’s best friend for years, but he doesn’t know that she exists. Other times, she thinks he’s the bane of her existence. Until one day, everything changes.

Here are some contemporary brother’s best friend romance novels if you’re in the mood to read some brother’s best friend novels.

Christian Contemporary Brother’s Best Friend Romance Books

The brother’s best friend romance books in this section are all marketed as Christian contemporary romance.

Don’t Date Your Brother’s Best Friend, by Cami Checketts 

Ella Strong has compared every man to the irresistible Trey Nelson from middle school on up. When Trey comes home to visit his best friend and her brother, he not only notices her but pursues her … hard. Is this only a whirlwind romance on his way to something better or can she trust the love she sees in his blue eyes?

Trey Nelson has explored the world, enjoying each experience but never finding the right one to settle down with. When he sees his childhood friend he feels like he’s been smacked in the head by a two-by-four. He falls hard and fast but gaining her trust, and her brother’s blessing, are going to be a different story.

Her Brother’s Best Friend, by Hannah Jo Abbot

Emily Franklin is a five-star chef, but outside the kitchen, she doesn’t see herself as anything special. Navigating the wedding world as her best friend’s maid of honor, she’s certain it’s the only wedding planning she’ll be doing.

Cole Sanford is cool and confident and could have any girl he wants. At least that’s what everyone thinks. Truth is, he’s terrified to commit to a relationship. It doesn’t help that the only girl he can think about is his best friend’s sister. He knows better than to risk the friendship, especially in the middle of his job as best man.

When the maid of honor and best man are asked to plan a couples shower, Emily and Cole find themselves spending a lot of time together. Between cake tastings and menu planning, their mutual attraction is hard to hide.

Can Cole overcome his fear of a relationship and admit his feelings, or will they be forever stuck in the brother’s best friend zone?

Believing in You, by Jess Mastorakos

This is my last deployment before I get out and become a civilian contractor in Texas. I’m already there in my mind. That’s why I changed the hometown on my online dating profile. Fresh start in a new city. I liked how it sounded.

When cute kindergarten teacher, Ivy, slides into my inbox, we hit it off right away. We flirt like two people who have nothing to lose. I show her all the sides of me and she seems to like them. I like her too. And I can’t wait to return stateside so we can explore this connection in real life.


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It’s like stepping off the edge of the world when I find out my Ivy is also my best friend’s little sister. When I try to break it off, I just can’t do it. So I don’t.

And now I have a decision to make. Step things up with a woman who could be ‘the one’ and risk alienating myself from my fellow Marines, or, end it and know that while it’s the right thing to do, I’d be saying goodbye to a future that looked a lot brighter with her in it…

Clean Contemporary Brother’s Best Friend Romance Novels

The books in this section fall under the clean and wholesome category.

Assisting My Brother’s Best Friend: Billionaire Romance, by Judy Corry 

Seven years ago, I kissed my brother’s best friend.

It was the best first kiss of my life and I thought the feelings were mutual.

But then something terrible happened to my brother that night, and I never saw his best friend again.

A lot has happened in the last seven years. I got married and divorced and Drew became super rich and famous and is now the star on a reality TV dating show.

When we ran into each other again, he heard I was looking for work and so he asked the show to hire me as his assistant.

My job is to help him get engaged by the end of the show, and I really want to do a good job of that.

But when we were together late last night, he mentioned the stolen kiss from seven years ago and all my old feelings came rushing back.

I want to tell him how I feel, but I’m afraid he’ll disappear like he did last time.

Censorshipped by Savannah Scott

I am finally over my crush on Duke. Completely done.

Duke’s always been like a big brother to me … a big brother with abs of steel, a heart of gold, and those dimples that make my heart rate double whenever he smiles.

As far as Duke’s concerned, I’ll always be his best friend Chris’ little sister—the little girl who dunked his Darth Vader action figure in Elmers glue and glitter.

Even if Duke noticed me, it wouldn’t matter. I’m so off limits, I may as well be wearing an outfit made entirely of caution tape. We both know Chris would enlist a special ops tactical team to hunt Duke down if he ever pursued anything beyond friendship with me.

Good thing I’m over Duke. One hundred percent attraction-free, that’s me. Well, mostly … until I accidentally send him one of my usual scrambled texts (thank you, autocorrect) … and he thinks I’m hitting on him.

I’m mortified enough to momentarily consider relocating someplace obscure like Greenland. I can never show my face around town again. I’ll buy a parka and an ice pick and learn to love fish. A lot.

But then Duke answers my text …
Am I dreaming? He’s not mad. He’s not even making fun of me.
In fact, it seems like he might be flirting back

I guess I might not be completely over this crush after all.

Just don’t tell my brother.

How many of these brother’s best friend books have you read? What book would you add to the list?

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