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Trophy Husband | [Lauren Blakely]

Trophy Husband

Successful fashion blogger McKenna Bell has spent far too long protecting herself after the way her ex-fiancé left her at the altar for a college chick he met the night of his bachelor party. Loving again, trusting again, well, that's just not in the cards. Especially now that her ex is back in town with his new woman, demanding custody of McKenna's favorite creature in the whole world - her dog. McKenna's had enough of him, and she decides to even the score by finding her own hot young thing - a Trophy Husband.
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Publisher's Summary

Sometimes you can't help falling in love, even when you try to do the opposite...

Successful fashion blogger McKenna Bell has spent far too long protecting herself after the way her ex-fiancé left her at the altar for a college chick he met the night of his bachelor party. Loving again, trusting again, well, that's just not in the cards. Especially now that her ex is back in town with his new woman, demanding custody of McKenna's favorite creature in the whole world - her dog. No effing way. McKenna's had enough of him, and she decides to even the score by finding her own hot young thing - a Trophy Husband. Sure, she's only twenty-seven, but doesn't that make it even more fun - and infuriating to her ex - to pursue a younger man? When she declares her intentions on her daily blog, her quest quickly skyrockets in popularity, and that's when Chris enters the picture, and he's got all the assets. He's handsome, successful, and turns her inside out with a kiss to end all kisses, the kind that makes you feel like a shooting star. But loving again could mean losing again, and it's so much easier to focus on getting even, isn't it? Unless, you just can't help falling in love. Which means McKenna will have to come face to face with what she really wants in life - protecting her heart from hurt, or letting go of her fears of a new beginning.

©2013 Lauren Blakely (P)2014 Lauren Blakely

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    Megan Loves Books 09-01-14
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    What made the experience of listening to Trophy Husband the most enjoyable?

    Lauren Blakely is an amazing author. I have truly enjoyed each one of her books that I have read or listened to. Her writing is what made this audible experience the most enjoyable!


    Have you listened to any of Samara Naeymi’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not, but she did very well. I will listen to more of her in the future.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Stacy Hahn 08-24-14
    Stacy Hahn 08-24-14 Member Since 2013
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    "I loved Trophy Husband!"

    Trophy Husband is a sweet, funny romantic book about hurt, betrayal, revenge and finally healing and finding love that you didn't think existed again. McKenna was hurt deeply when her fiancée left her the day before their wedding and eloped to Vegas with a young bimbo from his bachelor party. McKenna comes up with a plan to play the same game that men do and find herself a young "trophy husband". She has this contest on her blog to have the audience help her pick the perfect trophy husband. As you read this book you'll find out that her game isn't as easy as she thinks and she just may fall hard!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jeff HotPockets Los Angeles 08-24-14
    Jeff HotPockets Los Angeles 08-24-14
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    What made the experience of listening to Trophy Husband the most enjoyable?

    The narrator did a great job of bringing the characters to life. I enjoyed her fun voice and the entraining story line.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Trophy Husband?

    I really like when McKenna went on a date with the meter guy .That was hilarious.


    Which character – as performed by Samara Naeymi – was your favorite?

    McKenna. She did a great job with the lead.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I listened to it while working out. I made everything better.


    Any additional comments?

    I will be buying more of this author's audio books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kara Hildebrand Maricopa, AZ USA 08-24-14
    Kara Hildebrand Maricopa, AZ USA 08-24-14
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    "Awesome story, love the narrator!"
    If you could sum up Trophy Husband in three words, what would they be?

    One of my favorites!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The witty banter between the characters was amazing. I laughed the entire time.


    Which character – as performed by Samara Naeymi – was your favorite?

    McKenna


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    YES!


    Any additional comments?

    I loved this book! These characters are funny and sexy and very believable. I loved the chemistry and the witty banter.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Patricia at A Literary Perusal 08-26-14 Member Since 2014
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    "4 Sassy & Fun Stars"
    What did you love best about Trophy Husband?

    This was a fun love story with several L.O.L. moments. Chris was super swoony and I have a new appreciation for arcade games, thanks to a particular scene. There was plenty of angst, some steamy sex, and a sweet guy who did not steal the first sip from McKenna's Diet Coke...MAJOR BROWNIE POINTS!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    McKenna - she was sassy, flirty and self confident but humble.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    coffeegoddesstk 08-25-14
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    "One of My Favorite Lauren Blakely Stories"
    Where does Trophy Husband rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Very high up there. I absolutely adore this story, and hearing it read makes it even more enjoyable. There's just something about hearing a book read that makes it even more engaging.


    What other book might you compare Trophy Husband to and why?

    Any of Lauren Blakely's other stories, especially the Caught Up In Us series. They're truly romance with a bit of naughty, and great characters, the type that you'd want to hang out with yourself.


    What about Samara Naeymi’s performance did you like?

    She got McKenna perfectly. When I read 'Trophy Husband' and 'heard' McKenna's voice in my head, it sounded remarkably close to how Samara depicted her. Inflection, tone, everything, just spot-on.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes. Sadly, time was not on my side to allow this. On the bright side, I got to enjoy the experience for even longer. :-)


    Any additional comments?

    I highly recommend any of Lauren's books on audio. They're a great way to bring the story even more alive.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Darcey Smith 08-25-14 Member Since 2014
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    "I want a Trophy Husband!"
    Would you listen to Trophy Husband again? Why?

    Abso-freaking-lutely! I love Lauren Blakely. I loved reading the book Trophy Husband. So, listening to it via Audible was a no-brainer for me.


    What did you like best about this story?

    McKenna and Chris's Happily Ever After


    Which character – as performed by Samara Naeymi – was your favorite?

    Chris... Yummy


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Absolutely! I didn't want my workouts to end so I could keep going!


    Any additional comments?

    Lauren Blakely is a 6-star author! Trophy Husband is NO exception!!

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    MA Reader Texas 08-25-14
    MA Reader Texas 08-25-14 Member Since 2013

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    "Smart funny listen!"
    What did you love best about Trophy Husband?

    The playful banter between the characters was wonderful. I was smiling half the time as I listened.


    What other book might you compare Trophy Husband to and why?

    It reminded me of Sophie Kinsella books in that it made me smile so often. A lot of humor and heart in this book.


    Have you listened to any of Samara Naeymi’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I haven't, but she was really good.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I wanted to! If only I had the time. I listened about an hour a day while I was cleaning and the kids were doing homework. It made the time fly by!


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    Nelle 08-25-14
    Nelle 08-25-14 Member Since 2012
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    "McKenna & Chris"

    McKenna and Chris's story is a PERFECT introduction to Lauren Blakely's fun style. The story is super cute and sweet and the audible performance enhanced it. Great job by all!

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    AllThingsBooks Glasgow 08-25-14
    AllThingsBooks Glasgow 08-25-14

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    "Funny, Realistic and Sexy"
    Where does Trophy Husband rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Trophy Husband is up there with my top 5 Audiobooks of all time - the voice suits the character which isn't always the case. It completely worked.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Trophy Husband?

    “May the next man in McKenna's life be one of those heroes in a romance novel - rich, good-looking and perfect in every way.”


    What does Samara Naeymi bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The narrator brings McKenna's story to life - she gives it heart and feeling. Her voice really made me feel like I was part of the story and not just an observer.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The book is fresh, current, funny, sweet, genuine and truthful. I listened to this on the drive to and from work everyday making the commute less painful! It made me laugh out loud several times.


    Any additional comments?

    Our Heronie, McKenna, is everything single women want - successful, comfortable money-wise, sexy, fashionable and has a great circle of friends. She makes us laugh, shows us her tender and insecure side but does all this with decorum and inner strength - it is truly wonderful to have a stong female lead in a romance novel! I would definately reccommend a Lauren Blakely novel to anyone needing lifted from a book slump!

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  • Helen Williams (All Booked Out)
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    "Sass, Witt, romance....it had it all...."

    Overall a Great performance from the narrator, i thought she suited the character and I enjoyed listening to her.

    The story.

    I had a great time as it was lauren's style of sass, witty, hot totty, with some great lol moments.
    Determined to nab herself a trophy husband after her jerk of an ex fiance jilted her, for yes.... a trophy wife. Mckenna a great and successful blogger announces the search on her blog and well..... Why the hell not i say!! Damn. Many a smile on my face and oohing and ahh moments listening in the car as dates and the search unfolds......

    Chris, a Gamer who she bumps into, as her search gets going is drool worthy, but he is successful. Does that rule him out? Had some full on romantic butterflies going on, the type you get from a good easy chic lit read you know what i mean? Made me feel good..... made me smile.

    Oh.... and that ex, how very dare he do what he tried to!!!!!! Lauren nearly had me emailing her in protest!

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