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  • The Breakup Album

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Shane East, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 240
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220

Jane Black has written the breakup album of the century, earning her a Grammy, a huge legion of new fans, and the pressure to repeat her success. Sure, the heartbreak from her husband's unconventional abandonment might have been her inspiration, but it hasn't done her any favors in the dating department. So when Matthew Harrigan, the toughest music journalist out there, asks for an interview, Jane agrees - as long as her personal life is completely off-limits. British, gorgeous, and way too tempting, Matthew's the first guy Jane's been attracted to since her husband.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Twist on the Rock Star Romance

  • By bookbruin on 01-26-19

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 01-18-19

Jane and Matthew. Loved this story. It starts out slow but it sure doesn’t end on a slow note. Jane, she’s finally made it. An upcoming singer/songwriter. Devastated by how her marriage ended she is not looking to hook up with any man. For now......
But she can’t deny the attraction to the man who is interviewing her after her successful launch of her first album......Can you say attraction, sizzles....all the good stuff one feels when instantly attracted to someone.
But is he all in for the right reasons? Will she have to break off a good thing to further her career?
Loved the story. Loved the couple......💕

  • Consumed by You

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Joe Arden, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83

Dog trainer Cara Bailey wants to find “the one,” but fantasizing about her sexy-as-hell client, firefighter Travis Jansen, is getting in the way. Her only option? Get the confirmed bachelor out of her system - in every position possible - so she can settle down with Mr. Right. Starting right now. Travis doesn’t do relationships, so no matter how badly he wants the pretty little brunette, he keeps his distance. Until Cara goes and changes the game. She’ll fulfill all of his fantasies if he agrees to walk away when it’s over. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 01-07-19

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 01-08-19

Consumed by you is a wonderful and sexy story of two people who are looking for completely different things in life but can’t deny the attraction they have for each other.
Travis, a sexy and hot volunteer fire fighter has issues with committed relationships because he’s seen what can happen if you lose that very special person in your life.
Cara is looking for more than a fling and is ready to find the right person to settle down with.
Travis is not immune to sexy a women like Cara Bailey and she can’t keep him out of her mind.
They come up with a plan which seems to work out well in the beginning but their feelings for each other deepen more than was anticipated.
What happens when things get more serious than was planned? Will they be able to walk away from what they had, just as what they originally agreed on?
I loved this story. It is playful, sexy, sweet and fun and had me chuckle a few times throughout. And not surprisingly Lauren’s love for dogs shines throughout this book. A definite recommend and another 5 star story for me.

  • Unzipped

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Joe Arden, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,007
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,911
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,909

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
  • Appealing to my college self!

  • By PATRICIA on 10-31-18

A truly enjoyable story

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

I loved Kyler and Finley’s story. It’s just such an easy listen. All you want is emerge yourself into their world and go along in their adventure. I mean common, road trip with a sexy and fun guy....what could be better.
Enjoy their ride to happiness. I sure did.
Loved the narrating as always.

  • The Real Deal

  • A Novel
  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Erin Mallon, Zachary Webber
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 680
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 634
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 632

April Hamilton wants you to know she hasn’t been on Craigslist since that time she sold her futon after college. She doesn’t even spend that much time online. And even if she did, she would not be looking up personal ads. But going home alone for her family's summer reunion is an invitation for every single relative to butt into her personal life. She simply can’t handle another blind date with the butcher, the baker, or the candlestick maker from her hometown. So when she finds the Craigslist ad for a boyfriend-for-hire, she’s ready to pay to play.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, however...

  • By Wendy on 07-22-18

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 07-29-18

I loved this story. The idea of a date for hire who then turns out to be so much more. I found it witty, funny, adorable and mmm so sexy. You can’t help but love Theo. He is definitely a guy one could fall for. Great smile, great body, attractive with a sense of humour and oh yeah, sexy.
It doesn’t take long for April to figure all that out. Feelings develop and soon their pretend game turns into reality. But there are hiccups along the way which could get in their way of finding happiness. Will they survive?
Thank you Lauren. Another wonderful adorable story.

  • Come as You Are

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Sebastian York
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,292
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,195
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,187

I couldn't have scripted a more perfect night. For one fantastic evening, at a masquerade party in the heart of Manhattan, I'm not the millionaire everyone wants a piece of. Fine - multimillionaire. But who's counting all those commas? Not me, and not the most intriguing woman I've ever met. And that's why I'm eager to get to know her more, since my mystery woman seems to like me for me, rather than for my huge...bank account. Everything's coming up aces. Until the next day, when things get a little complicated. (Newsflash - a lot complicated.)

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ✫ 5 Stars ✫, a Bonus Novella and a little duet too

  • By Cyndi on 04-17-18

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 05-10-18

This book truly had it all. It was fun to read. Loved the characters. Dare I say maybe my favourite Lauren Blakely couple....
A sexy introduction at a masquerade ball...she didn’t know who he is, he didn’t know her but the chemistry was instant.
Both wanting more but as faith has it they can’t be when he becomes the object of her once in a life time chance to the career she always dreamt of.
But one should never give up on what one wants. And it is no different with this couple. They may just get what their hearts desire.
Fun, sexy, entertaining....just a few words to describe this story. Loved it❤️

  • Yours to Bare

  • By: Jessica Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 512
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 473
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 471

No matter how cruel it's been to me in the past, I've never been able to flip fate the bird. I'm a romantic at heart. So when fate drops a leather-bound journal at my feet, I know I should walk away. I don't. I pick her up, bend her spine, spread her pages. From the first word, I'm a goner. The owner didn't give me access to her most intimate desires, but I devour them anyway. Her private darkness, her candid, sensual poetry - it all goes down like warm milk. And from that point forward, I drink, eat, and sleep her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yours to Bare– Is Mine to Love

  • By DK on 07-31-17

Loved this story

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

Reviewed: 08-13-17

I'm was so glad when I heard Finn would get his own story. And I was not disappointed. This is another tale of two people looking for love. But it isn't was easy as it seems. There are family and ex's to deal with, so many obstacles in the way.
Will Finn finally find what he thought he lost in Sadie?
Amazing book. Amazing narrating.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Mists of the Serengeti

  • By: Leylah Attar
  • Narrated by: Zachary Webber, Megan Tusing
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

When a bomb explodes in a mall in East Africa, its aftershocks send two strangers on a collision course that neither one sees coming. Jack Warden, a divorced coffee farmer in Tanzania, loses his only daughter. An ocean away, in the English countryside, Rodel Emerson loses her only sibling. Two ordinary people, bound by a tragic afternoon, set out to achieve the extraordinary, as they make three stops to rescue three children across the vast plains of the Serengeti - children who are worth more dead than alive.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi Marie on 01-07-18

Brilliant, Outstanding.

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

Reviewed: 07-09-17

I'm at a loss for words. All I can say is brilliant, outstanding. A wonderful story of survival. I was hooked from the first page. Not only by the characters but also by the story line. Hard to listen to at some points yet so wonderful in others. Truly enjoyed it more than words can express. 5 stars by far.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Knocked Up Plan

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Sebastian York
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,463
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,236
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,219

This single gal has had enough of the games, the BS, and the endless chase. I know what I want most, and it's not true love. It's a bun in the oven, and I'm not afraid to hit up my sex-on-a-stick coworker to do the job. Ryder is gorgeous, witty, and wild - and he's also a notorious commitmentphobe. That makes him the perfect candidate to make a deposit in the bank of me. I won't fall for him, he won't fall for me, and there's no way baby will make three. Right?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AHHH... BLISS AFTER A SOLID GOLD LISTEN

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 07-02-17

Loved the Story. Loved the Narrating.

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

Reviewed: 07-09-17

Of course when you start one of Lauren's books you don't find yourself surprised to fall in love with the story and the characters.
Nicole and Ryder's story is no different. Have I read a similar plot before? Yes. But I have not been captured by the characters like I have by these two. I was engulfed for the first page wondering where things would lead.
Nicole has a proposition for Ryder. He has a proposition for her. One more out there then the other.
Will they both agree?
Another incredibly delightful, fun, sexy read. You won't be disappointed.
Of course the narrating is superb.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 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 652
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 619
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 618

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
  • The Only One Melts Heart by Audio!

  • By The Audio Flow on 06-29-17

Sexy, delightful, sexy....

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

Reviewed: 05-31-17

What can I say besides Lauren Blakely once again bringing sexy and delightful to us. Yes a shorter story but oh so swoon worthy. Can I just say I need me Gabriel. He will steal your heart from the moment you meet him. And so will Penny. Delightful from the first page to the last.
The narrating was wonderful and so well fitting for the characters.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Joy Ride

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York
  • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,961
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,855
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,848

From the number-one New York Times best-selling author of Full Package and Big Rock comes a hot and hilarious new standalone romantic comedy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WHAT A JOY THIS RIDE TURNED OUT TO BE

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 05-12-17

It's a Joy Ride alright

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

Reviewed: 05-22-17

Put together one sexy hunk, one feisty and also sexy women and some sleek cars and you've got yourself an amazingly sexy hot story. I think this says it all.

Max and Henley. Lauren's latest couple to swoon over. But it sure doesn't start out like that. Former boss and employee. Not parting on the best of terms. Coming together again by pure coincidence and not thanks to their talent, to create masterpieces when it comes to custom cars.

Working together again things start to heat up and they finally realize that they didn't dislike each other as much as they actually like each other. Because the chemistry is off the charts. And one can definitely feel it when reading it.

But when things are as good as they can be there is bound to come something between them to test their relationship.

Love the characters. Love the story. Love the sexiness. One again Lauren you've got me wanting to be the heroine in your story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful