Funny Business – Kayley Loring

Reviews by Yael Waknin



A single dad, a model, and a comedian walk into a bar… They’re all Owen Brodie.

It’s only funny if you aren’t the hilarious struggling comedian who has been hired to be his son’s nanny for the stand-up tour.

Dear Ms. Hogan,

I’m emailing to offer you the job as my son’s nanny because Sam had a temper tantrum when I told him I can’t hire you to come on my stand-up tour with us. “She heckled me at a club a few years ago,” I wanted to say. “She is the sassy little turd who trolls me on Twitter,” I could have told him. “She’s an even bigger pain in the butt when we’re face-to-face,” I thought to myself. What I would never tell him is—things could get complicated. For reasons.

Let me know if you want the job.

With great reluctance,




Dear Mr. Brodie,

Thank you for your email. Please inform Sam that I like him very much and would love to be his nanny and accompany him on your terrible joke of a stand-up tour.

I can assure you—things will not get complicated. For many, many reasons.

Primarily because Owen Brodie isn’t funny, and he can suck it.

Out of financial desperation and a fondness for your son,



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My review

The talented Kayley Loring has done it again! Before you start the book and laugh all the way through it, I will just write a quote from the book:

😂 “69% of women who laugh every time they see the number 69 are 96% more fun In bed than women who do not.” 😂

AND – there’s a mention of Jerry Seinfeld! (What book about comedians would be complete without Seinfeld?)

I think it sums it up.

This book opens the Brody Brothers series.

This is the book about the middle son, Owen.

Owen is a divorced comedian with a 7-year-old boy who needs to go on a month-long tour, and his son joins him, so he needs someone to take care of him while he is on shows.

Martin, Owen’s manager, offers his niece, Frankie.

Frankie is also a comedian, more at the beginning of her career than Owen, but she is no less talented 😁

I loved Owen in a way that is hard to explain. Again, the writer gives us such good male characters. Not just a good character but as a man, they are always good people. Not some mean guys who are angry at the world.

They are not perfect, God forbid, but that is their charm.

Frankie was such a unique character. Reading about a cynical and critical comedian who knows how to laugh about life is always a pleasure. It’s a pleasure to read about a strong, brave, funny, and sensitive female character (even if she tries to hide it).

Think of a book full of dialogues between two comedians -understand how funny it is?

It is a continuous reading of laughter, pleasure, smiles, and even cheesy sentences because it is still a ROMANTIC comedy!

Sam, Owen’s son – Adorable! He likes to take a nap from time to time. It’s hilarious! What 7-year-old boy constantly wants to take naps and not play or do something? Anything!

And he was a great addition to Owen.

All the sub-characters were given such a good focus in the book, and they were all so significant that I understood why the writer did not just choose two narrators and was done with it. The two main narrators are Teddy Hamilton and Emma Wilder, and there are a few more narrators who will be the funny sub-characters. I’m waiting impatiently for the audiobook to come out! In general, the whole Brody family was amazing! His parents in the family correspondence just made me laugh, and it was so easy to imagine them 😁

Miles the older brother and Dylan the younger brother will be our heroes in the following books in the series. I can’t tell you how much I’m waiting to read the next books!

Something tells me Miles will be very interesting …….

Click here for an interview with the author

Click here for an interview with the audiobook narrator – Teddy Hamilton

Click here for an interview with the audiobook narrator – Emma Wilder

Click here for an interview with the audiobook narrator – Connor Crais

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