Book Review: Never Have I Ever: Had a Bromance with a Teammate by Willow Dixon

Never Have I Ever: Had a Bromance with a Teammate

Author: Willow Dixon
Series: Never Have I Ever, book 3
Publisher: Independent (March 9, 2023)
Kindle edition, pages
Romance, Adult Contemporary M/M Romance


How could one kiss change everything between me and my best friend?

Jax has been my best friend since the day we met. We not only share our passion for baseball, but we train together, play on the same team, hang out together, even sleep in the same bed half the time.

I feel safe with him, and he gets me like no one else. Yeah, he’s gay and I’m straight, but that doesn’t matter.

Until it does.
Until one stupid dare to kiss each other leads to the most amazing, epic kiss of my life.
Until I suddenly can’t stop thinking about him, about what he awakens in me.
Until all I want is him.

Our bromance evolves into something much deeper, something that neither of us can define. I explore new territory with him and discover sides of myself I never knew I had.

But with not only our future in baseball on the line but also our friendship, how can this thing between us ever be more than temporary? A bromance between besties doesn’t have to change anything, right?

Matt and Jax’s story is a best friends-to-lovers romance between teammates who discover that a bromance between besties is exactly what they’ve always wanted but never thought they could have. Expect lots of bff banter, some serious steam, and tons of sweetness as these two oblivious jocks navigate the line between boyfriends and bros. It is the third novel in the exciting Never Have I Ever series but can be read as a standalone.


Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

This whole series is just *so good*. I love the little glimpses we get of Matt and Jax in the first two books in the series (Never Have I Ever: Punched my Roommate’s V-Card and Never Have I Ever: Submitted to my Enemy) and I COULD NOT WAIT to read their story! The fourth book in this series (Never Have I Ever: Wanted My Brother’s Rival) will be Eli’s book, and I love that we get more of a peek into this mysterious guy in this book! I can’t wait for Eli’s book – I feel like I’ve been waiting for it on pins and needles since at LEAST book two!!

ANYWAY, back to THIS couple… Matt and Jax are the embodiment of the friends to lovers, straight best friend, bi-awakening trope. Their blossoming relationship is very low-angst and they’re just so GOOD to each other. There are, of course, those moments where they’re both scared of screwing up their friendship by adding this new physical element, but mostly it’s pretty smooth and cuddly sailing for them. This is a lovely bit of fluff when you need some cozy escapism.

This is the third book in the Never Have I Ever series, and can be read as a stand-alone.

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are unbiased and my own.

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