The Finn Factor by Rachel Bailey Review


4.5 Smooches!

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A new adult romance from Entangled’s Embrace imprint…

Sometimes all a girl needs is a little practice…

It’s been twelve months, three days, and eleven hours since accounting student Scarlett Logan made it past a second date. A pitcher of mojitos in hand, she employs her supreme graphing skills to narrow things down to one horrifying explanation. Kissing. Clearly someone needs to teach her how to kiss properly. Like, say, her best friend and roomie, Finn Mackenzie. He’s safe, he’s convenient, and yeah, maybe just a little gorgeous.

Finn knows exactly why Scarlett’s boyfriends are disappearing quickly. Him. Not a single guy she’s brought home is nearly good enough. And he’ll be damned if he lets some loser give her “kissing lessons.” No. He’ll do the honors, thank you very much. The moment their lips touch, though, everything turns upside down. But Scarlett deserves the one thing Finn can’t give her. And if he doesn’t put an end to the sexy little shenanigans, he’ll teach Scarlett the hardest lesson of all…heartbreak.



There were a few things that excited me about this book.  I saw the blurb and I was like hell yes!  I love a friends to lovers romance.  And Finn and Scarlett are definitely best friends.  They share everything, go everywhere together, and are each other’s support system in ever way.  Add in the simple complication that they are roommates and I am even more sold.

So, Scarlett has been having a bit of a second date drought.  She cannot seem to get guys to take her on more than one date and she determines that it must be her kissing skills.  So Finn and Scarlett decide to have a little kissing lesson, with each other.  EEEP!

“You gave me a kissing lesson for Christ’s sake.”

And boy does this complicate things.  These kissing lessons reveal their attraction to each other which in equal parts terrifies and elates these characters.  They do not want to ruin this meaningful friendship that they have so they decide not to take things any further even if they are dying too!

“We won’t.  Even if you kiss me again like your life depended on it.  Even if I’m so turned on right now that I’m trembling.”


Yes, so the sexual tension between these characters was through the roof.  It was pretty smoking hot and the kissing lessons were like whoa!  Whew!  But also, these characters were each others support system and they really NEEDED one another.  This had me rooting for them to pull through and realize their TRUE feelings.

I have never had the pleasure of reading Rachel Bailey before and I’m so glad that I gave her a chance.  The writing was fantastic and the story was told in dual point of view.  This happens to be one of my favorite writing styles!  The writing was also funny and snarky and I found myself laughing out loud quite a bit.  But, my favorite part of the story was Finn.  I love me a smart and sexy nerdy guy and he really is the epitome of that.  This is a fun friends to lovers romance!