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Bang Theory

Narrated by: Jason Clarke, Lili Valente
Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
Categories: Romance, New Adult
4.5 out of 5 stars (102 ratings)

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Advice from my future self: Don’t ask your best guy friend to give you nookie lessons.  

Oops. Too late. I already begged my rock star BFF to give me lessons in seduction. And sweet, strong, always-has-my-back Shep already let me down easy, proving I have zero game, even with people who profess to care about me. 

Now, I’ll never live down my embarrassment or figure out why I’m a failure with the opposite sex. 

Or so I assume…until Shep changes his mind, agreeing to three weeks of red-hot study buddy time before he goes on tour and we part ways as friends. 

Shep swears he can’t give me what I need in a real relationship, but the more time we spend together, the more certain I am he’s the only one who can. And I'm going to pull out all the stops to convince my uber-protective tutor that I can handle anything life - or love - throws our way. 

Includes the bonus novella Enemies with Bang-i-fits, read by Jason Clarke and Lili Valente!

©2019 Lili Valente (P)2019 Lili Valente

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One of my favorite of Lili's!

Bang Theory is the second book in The Bangover series. I am loving this series with the rockstar heroes and the quirky, fun loving leading ladies. I loved Kirby and Colin's story, but I loved Shep and Bridget's story more! Lili continues to amaze me with her fantastic writing, loveable characters and the hilarious banter.

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Shep is the drummer in Colin's band and Bridget is Kirby's sister. Shep, be still my heart! He's perfection with his beard, his sweetness and his sexiness! Shep and Bridget have been best friends for years. She doesn't think she's sexy or wanted. She's ready to move forward with her life and she wants a man. She needs help attracting a man and Shep is just the man for the job. But Shep just can't. She's his best friend and he can't lose her. But he can't watch her with another man, so he agrees to help her. Just until the band leaves on tour. If they have an end date it will all be ok, right? Wrong, so wrong! Shep can't stop his feelings for Bridget and one kiss, one touch, one night, will never be enough. Can Shep and Bridget go from best friends to lovers. Forever? Oh man! I loved this story! It gave me all the feels! I felt hard and fast for Shep and loved them together! I can't wait to see more from this group of fun friends!

Narration: Jason and Lili are fantastic together! They were Shep and Bridget. They are talented narrators and actors and they brought Shep and Bridget to life for me. This is one of my favorite books of Lili's!

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5 STARS!

Looking for a fun, lighthearted, friends to lovers romance with a little bit of scientific theory thrown in? Then look no further! Lili Valente once again delivers laughs along with swoon-worthy sex that will have you hooked from the beginning to the end.

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Proving a theory has never been this fun

Technically, Bang Theory isn't my first audiobook penned by Lili Valente nor my first with her and Jason Clarke narrating. Nope, that honor goes to Friends with Bang-i-fits, the prequel to The Bangover and available on SoundCloud for free listening for a short period of time. That short listen left me impressed with this particular narrating duo--I'd already loved listening to Clarke in the past, but I had no clue that Valente did voice-over work as well, and what I heard had me surprised in the best ways possible. That being said, Bang Theory is my first full-length listen to these two, and having already read the book, I wanted to see how they would bring Valente's story about two best friends, Shep Strong and Bridget Lawrence, figure out how to make a relationship that goes beyond friendship work and if it would be worth it considering one is a rock star drummer who's usually out of town recording, performing, or touring and the other is a B&B owner who prefers staying exactly where she is. Oh, and there are also the pesky complications of avoiding the ire of Bridget's older sister should she ever find out, keeping their feelings from the rest of the band and her friends, and leading different lives. Did I forget to mention there's a stalker, too?

I love the author's brand of humor, which is a fun blend of witty and slapstick, and she balances it quite nicely with a lot of heart and heat. Bridget is both beautiful and smart, but she is a wee bit lost when it comes to the fine art of seduction, which is where Shep comes in. He could teach her a thing or ten, but Shep's feelings for Bridget are very real, and the last thing he wants to do is to mess up their friendship, especially given that should anything happen between them and they do become a couple, nothing could ever come of it given Bridget's anxieties about being away from their hometown of Hidden Kill Bay. There were a number of times that I actually laughed out loud because of the stuff that Bridget would say or do, and Shep is the guy who's always been her zen, giving her heart and mind peace. Their evolving relationship, of course, went through its trials, but while there was a hint of angst, this was every bit the kind of rom-com that you'll want keeping you company through your headphones/earphones. Having Lili Valente and Jason Clarke narrating takes everything to a whole new level of listening pleasure, with Valente perfectly bringing Bridget to life and no one better than Clarke becoming Shep. Valente and Clarke are a fantastic duo of narrators, and have left me wanting to listen to more. Bang Theory snags five stars. ♥

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Laugh out loud!

This wasn't what I expected, but in a good way! Shep and Bridget were so funny together, and how much they cared about each other was obvious from the very beginning. But it was so much fun to watch them fight the chemistry. And woah! Amazing chemistry throughout! I'll be listening again soon.

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A bang-up good time!

Lili Valente’s Bang Theory is waaaay more fun and light-hearted than that whole creating the universe one. ;)
Shep: hot rock drummer for band Lips on Fire
Bridget: B&B owner/ girl next door tired of being girl next door

A bargain between them that involves seduction lessons.

All from the wildly clever Lili Valente.

Need I say more? Nope! Click and start listening now!!!!!!

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Adorably funny

This is such a laugh (snort) out loud and extremely sweet story. Jason Clarke and Lili Valente are fantastic narrators and honestly bring Shep and Bridget to life perfectly. It's a very cute and oh so sexy friends to lovers story by the incredibly talented and funny as heck Lili Valente. Her sense of humor is seriously off the wall and outside the box, and that is what I absolutely love about it! There will be guaranteed swooning, smiling and laughing!!! I love Shep & Bridget so much and the way their relationship morphs throughout the story. Miscommunication and misunderstanding create some hiccups for them but they manage to get through it. Bridget has quite the imagination and inner dialogue that kept me smiling throughout. Shep & Bridget go from best friends to experimenting friends to happily ever after friends as they test out the bang theory that comes to Bridget in a very funny scene early on in the book. These characters are so wonderful and lovable as Lili's always are, and there is always something else going on in the story that adds a new element that will pique your interest or tickle your fancy! Freakin' amazing as always!!

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Charming!

I loved sexy sweet Shep and innocent Bridget. They were amazing together! I didn't expect the suspense at the end when I started, but it was a fun part of the story. I also didn't realize this was part of a series, but it was good by itself. But now I have to go back and get the first one. Give a listen. Worth a credit and nice bonus at the end.

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Bang Theory

My first Lili Valente Book, fun friends to lovers story expertly narrated by Lili Valente and Jason Clarke.

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Love Shep and Bridget!

Long live friends to lovers romances! I LOVE a good friends to lovers romance and this one hits all the right buttons, pun intended! Shep is delicious and voiced perfectly by Jason Clarke, and Lili captures Bridget terrifically! Love this combo of narrators and this type of sexy, feel-good romance!

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BANG THEORY....HAWTNESS 💋

Lili Valente you rock the friends to lovers storytelling ❣ I couldn't get enough of this story ❣