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  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Joe Arden, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,138
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,085
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,083

Picture this - I’m ready to win back the love of my life, and I’m going big this time. We’re talking boom box, sing her name in the rain, let the whole damn neighborhood know I'm good and ready this time around. After all, if you're going to grand gesture the ever-loving hell out of a second chance, you need to pull out all the stops. There’s only one little problem. My college girlfriend isn't the one who shows up when I play my "I'll do anything to win you back" tune. The woman who flings open the second-floor window tells me my ex doesn’t live here anymore.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrific rom com with unexpected depth!

  • By RexyRomance on 10-30-18

Outstanding RomCom!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-01-18

What do you get when you combine Lauren Blakely's unique style of humor and heart with Joe Arden and Andi Arndt's voices? RomCom gold. This title had me laughing throughout, snorting along with the heroine and shaking my head and sighing at our hero. I fell in love with these characters and know this is a book I will listen to again and again.

Finley is my kind of heroine. Smart, funny and a little bit vulnerable. Her personality came shining through in this audio. I love her job and how creative she is with it. Seeing her relationship with her father was sweet and really showed insight as to why she is the person she is. I would love to be her friend and just hang out with her.

Kyler/Tom had me GRINNING. I'm such a sucker for a grand gesture and I loved seeing him go all in....even when things didn't work the way he thought they would. He was adorkable (nope, that's not a typo). He was clueless on so many levels (and smart on others) but I loved watching him absorb and learn from Finley. His journey into love was a joy to experience.

These two have great chemistry. The banter is spot on and just fun. I'm not kidding when I say I was constantly chuckling. I loved seeing how they came together as a couple; I thought the narrators did a great job of bringing them and their emotions to life. I fell for Tom right along with Finley-and I wouldn't change a thing about that.

The plot of this book was just FUN. Pure fun to listen to and Joe Arden and Andi Arndt really brought their A game with their performances. This story felt new and the references to some of my very favorite movies had me grinning.

I used to be a read it then listen to it kind of audio book person, I was always afraid I'd miss something by not seeing the words first. With books like this from this Author, and performances like the ones here, I am SO glad I got over that mindset. I absolutely loved this book and highly recommend it.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Flirting with Forever

  • By: Kendall Ryan
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Zachary Webber
  • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146

My best friend, Natalie, has been by my side through everything. Leaning on my shoulder, borrowing my sweatshirts…and making my pants too tight when she flashes me that sassy smile that drives me crazy. But she has no idea about that last part. She doesn't have a clue I've felt this way about her for years. Until one night after too many cocktails, we fall into bed together. I'm flirting with my forever…she just doesn't know it yet. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not worth $

  • By Zalena on 09-05-18

Sexy friends to lovers

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-29-18

Friends to lovers is one of my favorite tropes so this blurb definitely had me excited. I enjoy Kendall Ryan's work so I was looking forward to seeing her spin on this and I wasn't disappointed. This book was hot, steamy and fun.

I believed, wholeheartedly, in the friendship that Cam and Natalie shared. Their camaraderie just worked. But you do also get the sense that there's something more beneath the surface, just simmering away. It works for these two very well. Their banter felt natural, and the progression they took from friends to lovers just made sense and flowed well.

I really liked that this story was told in dual points of view so that we truly could see inside both characters heads. It just made the connection that much stronger for me. I absolutely loved watching them fall in love. Their sexy times were absolutely steamy and had me fanning myself more than once.

The supporting characters in this book were interesting. I enjoyed Jack and seeing his reaction to his two best friends falling for one another. Again, it was natural. There were two characters who I didn't exactly connect with...until the epilogue. But that was completely ok.

I thought the narrators shined in this. I've listened to many books with both of these narrators, but this book felt fresh and new to my ears with both of them. I truly enjoyed their performance and would absolutely recommend this audio.

  • Unbreak My Heart

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Joe Arden, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201

Experience all the feels in this unforgettable second-chance standalone romance from number-one New York Times best-seller Lauren Blakely! I didn't break her heart, and she didn't break mine - we broke each other's. I never stopped loving her, but time and distance played its cruel role in ripping us apart three years ago when she moved halfway around the world. Now after all those endless miles away, she's returned...but I'm not the guy I was before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth all the feels, the tears and the ride!! Wow!

  • By Patricia Villali Koett on 08-15-18

Achingly perfect

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-21-18

So I read this book (as I often do) before listening to the audio. I have to start by saying that I'm a crier. I've been known to cry tears of joy, tears of sadness, even tears of frustration (though it takes a lot to get me to that point). So when I saw the blurb for Unbreak My Heart I knew I was going to need tissues. This book was everything I could have asked for and more. fore listening. Reading this book was an emotional experience, but HEARING it performed was perfection.

I had a high bar for this audio. I really rated the book 10 stars (it deserves every single one of them) so the audio performance had a lot to live up to-and it didn't disappoint.

Joe Arden truly nailed this portrayal. He had such emotional depth throughout the book. I could hear Andrew's struggles, his joys, his tears-all of it in Joe's voice. I was moved to tears over and over listening to him give this character life. It was achingly perfect. I just wanted to crawl through my headphones and hug him. This book solidified my adoration of Joe.

I have such a girl crush on Erin Mallon. I love how she slips into a performance and just owns it. I'm never disappointed in her and she added to this book quite nicely.

The story here is simply beautiful. I felt transported and rooted at the same time. I was with Andrew every step of his journey. The supporting characters here really helped him grow and it was just so lovely. There were so many moments that moved me, and I loved, loved, loved learning things right along with Andrew-I won't say more because I don't want to spoil anything.

This book is worthy of ten stars to me, five just isn't enough. I was gripped from the start and felt every emotion right along with these characters. Such a beautiful telling of love, healing and hope. I absolutely highly recommend this narration.

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  • Love Machine

  • By: Kendall Ryan
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Sebastian York
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 271
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271

Sweet, nerdy, lovable Keaton. She's my best friend and has been for years. Sure she likes numbers and math, and thinks doing other people's taxes is fun. And I like...none of that stuff. She reads novels I'll never understand, and yet we just click. There's no one I'd rather share breakfast burritos with or binge watch hours of Netflix with. She's my person. And so when she takes off her glasses and asks me to help her improve her skills in the bedroom, I barely have to think about it. Of course I'll help her. There's no one better for the job. But what happens when she's ready to take her new-found confidence and move on?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A DELICIOUS ESCAPE.. BUT BEWARE NOT 6.5 HRS

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 07-18-18

Amazing friends to lovers story!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-31-18

Friends to lovers is one of my all time favorite tropes. I love the idea of two people who have known each other in one aspect realizing they just might work out in other aspects, too. This trope can be hard to pull off in my opinion; sometimes it can feel rushed or forced. Love Machine definitely didn't feel that way. I loved this sexy, funny and realistic tale of Keaton and Slate.

Keaton is someone I could absolutely, 100%, without a doubt relate to. She is funny, genuine and smart. I could see myself hanging out with her at a party and just having a great time. I liked her sense of self-awareness as well; she wasn't shy about who she was and what she needed.

Slate. Holy hot, Slate. I loved him from start to finish. He's smart, sexy and fun. He's exactly what Keaton needs, even if they don't really recognize that at first. I was absolutely captivated with him and couldn't have stopped falling for him if I tried.

The connection between these two was evident from the start. I loved seeing how their relationship blossomed; it felt incredibly authentic. I laughed along with them and I swooned, too. I enjoyed their relationship both in the bedroom and out. I think they worked together emotionally and physically really well.

The narrators in this book brought the book to life even more to me. Andi Arndt and Sebastian York are just a dream team. They made Slate and Keaton even more relatable. They had me laughing and swooning throughout the entire listen. I've said Sebastian York could read the phone book out loud and I'd love it, but this is one of my favorite performances of his.

Friends to lovers isn't a new trope. But this book felt new to me. The plot worked, the writing flowed well. The supporting cast of characters added some extra fun to this book and helped our hero and heroine when they needed it.

This book was fun, sexy and totally believable. I was hooked from the beginning and read it in one sitting with a smile on my face. Kendall Ryan is one of my favorite authors and books like this remind me why that is. I adored this book and would absolutely recommend it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Mister Tonight

  • By: Kendall Ryan
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Sebastian York
  • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 494
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 459
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 459

Last night was the most embarrassing night of my life. I was that girl. You know, the highly intoxicated chick celebrating her 30th with her two best friends - the ones who are happily married. And the more I drank, the more I wanted to do something reckless to celebrate. By reckless, I meant the sexy and alluring man dressed in a business suit standing near the bar. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great!

  • By mandy on 07-16-18

Sexy single dad for the win

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-11-18

I'm a big fan of single dad romances, it's one of my favorite tropes. I adore Kendall Ryan so when this book blurb came out and it combined my love of single dads and her writing? It was a no brainer that I'd enjoy this book.

I liked Kate. I thought she has fun, kind and someone I'd hang out with. Would we be besties? Probably not but she's the kind of woman I'd keep in my social circle. I liked how she grew in the book, I thought it was very authentic and believable.

Hunter? Holy hot dad. He was smart, strong, funny and sexy. I liked how he didn't apologize for who he was. A single dad looking for love. Not a mom for his daughter, but love for himself.

These two had instant chemistry. I believed in that. Their sexy times were hot and I thought my kindle would melt more than once. Outside of the bedroom though I didn't believe in them right away but they proved me wrong.

I adored Maddie. She was exactly like a typical four year old and she pulled no punches. She definitely had me laughing.

I enjoyed the performance of this book. I thought the plot was fun and the narrators really sold it. I fell in love with Hunter and Maddie right along with Kate. The supporting characters were fun as well without overshadowing our main couple. I enjoyed this book overall and would recommend it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Baby Daddy

  • By: Kendall Ryan
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Virginia Rose
  • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 778
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 717
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 715

We met in a trapped elevator. Emmett was on his way to work, sophisticated and handsome in his tailored suit and tie. I was on my way to the sperm bank. Awkward, right? At 35, my life hadn't taken the path I thought it would and I was tired of waiting - I wanted a baby. And I was ready to take matters into my own hands to make it happen. After our ill-fated elevator encounter, Emmett insisted on taking me to dinner - he also insisted on something else - that I ditch my plan involving a turkey baster and let him do the job. He would be my baby daddy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A pregnancy romance with a You've Got Mail feel

  • By Jen Valencia on 03-23-18

Great narration of a fun story

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-27-18

Kendall Ryan is a one click author for me. I always enjoy her stories and know they'll leave me wanting more. Baby Daddy took me a minute to get into-simply because some parts were a little too relatable for me, but once I reminded myself it was a book I was able to just enjoy it.

Jenna and Emmett meet in a way that had me chuckling. There's attraction there but Jenna is a woman on a mission for the one thing Emmett wants no part of. I can understand that focus, that drive on Jenna's part. I can admire it. I understood where she was coming from.

That being said, I understood Emmett as well. He was a good book boyfriend-even though he never intended to be one. I enjoyed watching him grow throughout this book.

As I said, the chemistry is there. The sexy times were sexy, but there was more to this book than just that. These characters had me laughing and they had me sighing others. I thought their journey together was unique and really well written.

Now, as for the story...this isn't my first baby book I've read this year. This is a popular trope right now but Kendall Ryan has a knack for making things unique and fresh. I enjoyed the writing in this book-parts of it just had me cracking up. I think the pacing worked as well. I truly enjoyed this book and would recommend it.

The performances from Sebastian York and Virginia Rose actually made me enjoy the book even more than when I had initially read it. They hit these characters so perfectly! This is a great listen.

  • Wanderlust

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage, Grace Grant
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,427
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,299
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,297

They say Paris is always a good idea.... You know what I say? Paris would be a much better idea if I spoke the dang language. I can't even board the metro to visit the Louvre without ending up at the Moulin Rouge, and let's not even mention how I'll ever make it through a day at my new office. Fortunately my company hooks me up with my own personal translator. Ooh la la. Or should I say bloody hell? Because he's charming, witty, and British, and he brings the city to life for me.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My new favorite narrator

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-09-18

The swooniest romance I've ever heard

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-07-18

It's no secret that I adore Lauren Blakely. Her writing never ceases to amaze me but Wanderlust? It just blew me away. The story is so incredibly full of love and passion-both between characters and life in general- that I was moved to tears more than once. This is a book that I will come back to over and over again.

I quite simply adored Joy and Griffin. I was grinning from the moment the book began. I don't know if there has ever been a character name more suited to a character than Joy. She brings happiness and laughter, she's quick and funny and so incredibly brave. She doesn't always feel it, but she takes many leaps of faith that had me applauding her. I would absolutely love to visit her in Paris and sit down for a cup of hot chocolate, or champagne on her rooftop.

Griffin? Well, hello swoon. He is absolutely, hands down, one of my all time book boyfriends. He nudged some pretty impressive ones out of the way to grab his spot, but he's worth it. He is such a sweetheart and so romantic. But there's a vulnerability to him that more than once I found myself just wanting to reach through the book and hold him. I'm sure Joy wouldn't mind. He's so sexy as well-obviously.

These two have intense chemistry. But their connection is so much more than physical. They understand each other. Their sexy times are incredibly sexy, but their time spent exploring the city? Learning about one another? Just magical.

The narration of this book brought it to life for me. Normally, I read a book and then get the audio to keep me company while I work. That being said, I am glad this one released in audio first. Hearing these narrators tell this story added a whole other level of richness to an already rich story. I loved hearing the descriptions of people and places. I truly felt I was there in Paris with them, experiencing this story. I don't know that my imagination would have done these characters and this setting justice. But Grace Grant and Richard Armitage took me on the best audio journey ever.

There's a theme of time and moments in this book, and that really hit home for me. It connected me to these characters as I could understand exactly what they meant. Listening to some of the lines made me hit pause and reflect on what the characters were saying. I was moved to tears-again, more than once. This story was incredibly beautiful and lush. I'm already listening again as I write this because I just can't get enough. The story and narration were perfection. If I could give this more than five stars I would. I adored it and cannot recommend it highly enough.

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  • xo, Zach

  • By: Kendall Ryan
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Sebastian York
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 816
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 759
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 756

The first time we met was at a party. Your ex arrived to show off the person he'd left you for last month, and you asked me to pretend to be your date. I was more than happy to help. You were attractive, smart and witty--and that kiss we shared? It left me wanting you for days. The second time we met was in my office on campus where we were both surprised to discover you were the new master’s degree student in poetry that I would be working with. You promised to be professional. I did no such thing. The late nights and intense study sessions spent alongside you majorly throw me off my game. I want you, and I fight with myself daily over this fact. I know I'm crass, that my sexual innuendos and dirty mouth annoy you, but I live for those two bright spots of color in your cheeks. If that's the only reaction I can get out of you, I'll gladly take it. You hate Mondays so every Monday I slip an anonymous poem into your bag and your smile gets me through the week. I think I'm falling for you, and I know it's wrong. I know that I'm only supposed to be the adviser to your program and nothing more, but here's the thing. I think you're falling for me too.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • seriously?!? Buy this book!

  • By Brandie @AudiobookObsession on 01-24-18

Sexy, swoonworthy and oh so sweet

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-05-18


I have to say this book was kind of a perfect storm for me. I love Kendall Ryan, I love Sebastian York and I just adore Andi Arndt. This was a unique spin on a forbidden love trope and I just loved it.

Zach is such a dreamy hero and hearing Sebastian narrate him just brought him to life for me. Poppy? Andi nailed her spunky, yet hesitant, self. This is a book that once I started listening I just didn't want to stop. I will absolutely listen to this one again!

Poppy is so much more than initially meets the eye. She's smart, funny, protective and caring. She's guarded-for reasons I won't spoil-but I really liked seeing that part of her. I understood her reasons for acting the way she did (most of the time) and her actions and reactions were incredibly authentic and believable. I truly enjoyed Poppy's journey.

Zach? Omg, hello swoon. This man is easily one of my favorite Kendall Ryan book boyfriends. He's so quick witted, so smart. I was drooling the second he rolled up his shirtsleeves...which was very early on in the book. The words that flowed from this character were pure poetry and just so deliciously sweet-and other times so sexy. His brand of dirty talk was one I could definitely be on board with. I loved his sense of self. I loved how he cared for, and about, Poppy. Seriously, I just loved everything about him.

These two together have such a fun meet cute that you can't help but smile. There were moments between them that had me chuckling, more than a few that had me sighing, and some that had me fanning myself. The progression of their relationship happened in a completely logical way to me. It worked for them. These two have just such natural chemistry and oh, the fireworks they have in the bedroom-seriously, have a fan ready ;) you'll thank me later.

The supporting characters in this book were an absolute blast! Zach's mom might be my favorite book parent, ever. She had me cracking up. Poppy's neighbors were a treat as well; I would love to see these characters again! That being said, they didn't overwhelm Zach and Poppy by any means, they just added a little extra icing on the cake, so to speak.


  • Torrid Little Affair

  • Forbidden Desires Series, Book 3
  • By: Kendall Ryan
  • Narrated by: Ava Erickson, Zachary Webber
  • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150

The best way to get over someone is to get under someone else. And I have the perfect candidate all picked out. My new assistant is tempting beyond belief with her curvy body and take-no-shit attitude. All those luscious curves, and a juicy ass I’m already in love with. God, the things that I would do to that ass.... But it’s the haunted look in her eyes that speaks to me. Like she’s taken just as much shit in her past as I have - maybe more. We both deserve a little fun.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sexy Little Audiobook awesomeness!

  • By Ariadna B. on 01-10-18

Scorchingly hot, but sweet, romance

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-11-18

Kendall Ryan has done it again! Torrid Little Affair is a fantastic extension of her Forbidden Desires series.

Torrid Little Affair gives us the story of Cooper and Corinne and it’s a hot, steamy yet sweet book. I loved seeing how their relationship progressed through this book.

The narrators were spot on! Ava Erickson was fabulous and nailed her characterizations so well and boy oh boy, Zachary Webber is a fantastic narrator. I’ve heard both of these artists at work before and am always blown away at how well they adapt their vocals to the story they are narrating.

I can’t recommend this title, and audio, highly enough.

  • The Only One

  • A One Love Novella - 1001 Dark Nights
  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Zachary Webber
  • Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 474
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 450
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 450

Let's say there was this guy. And he gave you the most mind-blowing night of sex in your life. And you never saw him again. Until 10 years later. Now, it turns out he's the only one in all of Manhattan whose restaurant is available for my charity's event. The trouble is, he doesn't recognize me.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sexy, delightful, sexy....

  • By ChantalG on 05-31-17

Great performance of a sexy, swoony novella.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-24-17

I absolutely adored the audio of The Only One. I truly feel that Zachary Webber and Andi Arndt portrayed these characters incredibly well. Zachary was dreamy and sexy as Gabriel and Andi-well I honestly feel she can do no wrong, and she was a fantastic Penny. These two told the story perfectly; it was a very smooth read that I didn't want to end.

As for the story...well...

Lauren Blakely delivers another deliciously sweet and decadently sexy second-chance romance with The Only One. If you’re a fan of her work, you’ll recognize our main characters from books such as Well Hung and The Sexy One. If this is your first exposure to Lauren Blakely’s writing don’t worry-this is a standalone novella for sure...but I guarantee you’ll want to read more of her work after this.

The Only One is the story of Penny, our confident heroine who runs Little Friends, and Gabriel, a sexy celebrity chef with a new restaurant in NYC. The two had met ten years earlier in Barcelona and had a whirlwind romance, promising to meet again in New York one week after Penny leaves. Through a twist of fate the two aren’t reunited until years later, and while Penny has mentally prepared herself to see Gabriel again, she isn’t prepared for the fact that he does not seem to immediately recognize her.

I fell hard for Gabriel right along with Penny. A man who can cook, has an accent AND is sexy? Sign me up, please! I loved that on some primal level he did recognize Penny-even when she denied knowing him at first. Watching him rediscover her and fall for her all over again was a complete joy. I’d like to say he can take me dancing or cook me paella anytime, anytime at all.

I adore how this author portrays her heroines. I inevitably want to be friends with them, and Penny is no different. I would love to go have a purple snow globe with her (ok, and Gabriel ;) ) or walk through Central Park with her and Shortcake. She’s strong on her own and I just love that.

This novella really hit the spot for me. Full of romance, sweet moments to make me swoon and steamy sections, The Only One left me smiling and sighing, exactly what I look for in a Lauren Blakely book. I highly recommend this novella and can’t wait to see what is in store next from this author!

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