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It was only supposed to be one time. But that red-hot one-night stand from the party? The sexy man in the suit who gave me more Os in a few hours than I've had in a year? Turns out my charming British stranger is keeping a little secret. 

He's as much of a whiz in the kitchen as he is in the bedroom, and soon, we'll be going head-to-head in NYC's biggest bake-off. My one-time lover is now my enemy. I vow to loathe him for all eternity, though that would be easier if I wasn't dying to get naked with him again. But the more I learn more about my rival, the more I suspect he just might be everything I've wanted...if only I knew how to let him in....

A deliciously sexy stand-alone romance narrated by Shane East and Lili Valente!

©2021 Lili Valente, Lauren Blakely (P)2021 Lili Valente, Lauren Blakely

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What a great mixture of fluffy sweet and steaming hot! I really enjoyed these characters and how much they had in common. It made for a great story line with all the competitiveness, board games and nerdy fun! And as always one of my favorite things about these authors is the low angst and drama. These books always leave me feeling happy in the end. I was a little surprised at how steamy this book was, I mean I expect steam but this was more than normal I think which was a great!

Shane & Lili did a great job narrating as always!

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5 Swoony stars for Gigi & West!!

I have to take a line from Gigi to describe this book. It made me feel all fizzy inside! I fell in love with West and Gigi from the moment they lock eyes at The Library to the whirlwind night they spend together and everything in between. So much good flirty banter! I also loved that neither of them gives up no matter what happens.

Some of my favorite bits of this book, aside from sexy times, are when they geek out with their retro games. They are so playful and fun! I just adored that so much. Their first kiss, so delicious! The scene where Gigi gets so pissed at West that she mocks him. That was perfectly performed by Lili Valente. It made me laugh. And last, there’s a chapter where West is so damn romantic that it made me cry.

Lili Valente and Shane East made this an absolute pleasure to listen to and I plan on doing it again and again!

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Deliciously filthy naughty sex-positive awesome!

Good to be Bad is just one of those books that ticked all of my boxes! Absolutely deliciously filthy naughty sex-positive awesome #Shaneanigans!! It is funny, sweet, has incredibly sexy nerds who are unapologetically geeky and deliver next-level flirting. Prepare to experience that Fizzy feeling we all know and love because this book delivers in waves (the good kind). Everything from the first kiss to the hair-pulling intensity that has you on the edge of your seat for more reasons than just exquisite anticipation. Lili and Lauren once again deliver a sex-positive goddess of awesomeness and situations where people are just plain honest with each other. I love this world! Little details in before and after care had me appreciating thoughtful lovers who just happen to be sex ninjas. Buckle up for chapter 13! I’ll just leave that there for your own interpretation. This story is full of excellent humor, witty banter, and steamy scenes that swept me away to that special place that is the goal of romance! Shane and Lili narrate beautifully together, so I knew this would be good. Once again, their performances had me from the first few words. I laughed, I swooned, and I listened several times already. In other words, I most definitely recommend this book!

I received an #AdvancedListenerCopy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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Not looking for love is a great way to find it.

West and Gigi meet at a nerdy game night. Their chemistry is immediate, and they embark on an epic one night stand. Gigi is a baker who makes the best pies, and other desserts. West is a businessman, but he also has some baking skills of his own. Gigi is so drawn to the hot, dirty talking British stud, and West is just as taken w/Gigi's beautiful personality, and her skill at various games. One night isn't enough for either, so they plan for another date, but when Gigi finds out West is the enemy, she's pissed!

Things get really interesting when they both enter the same dessert contest. And West and Gigi can't keep their hands off each other. They had the sweetest, and dirtiest courtship. Both having past relationships that made them steer clear of romantic entanglements. Both successful in their professional lives, that was enough for them. Until it wasn't. I loved how you got to see their hearts open up like a caterpillar transforming into a stunning butterfly. It was slow, but so beautiful to see (ok, listen). But the caterpillar and butterfly are quite filthy, and are pretty good w/the dirty talk. Oh, and there's a library! A sexy AF library!

Lauren and Lili are a phenomenal team, and they need to keep writing books together. Having read their books for years, their styles perfectly complement one another. I wish I could live in their creative brains for a few days, to see how they make the donuts.

Lili and Shane are absolutely swoony w/their narration!

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Sweet, Sexy, and Hot!

Good To Be Bad is the newest collaboration between Lauren Blakely and Lili Valente. These two ladies can surely write a wonderful and fun story while combining it with a lot of dirty-talk and sexy hot times between-the-sheets.
Gigi James recently took over the family pie business and is totally in love with being the new owner of Sweetie Pie’s Pie Shop. Gigi is beautiful, smart, with a pension for board games and loves a bit of kink in the bedroom. Weston/West Byrun has recently moved to the states with his sister to open a tea and sweets shop featuring English tea and traditional English sweet treats. The location of this new endeavor of West’s is right across the street from Gigi’s pie shop. I completely loved this story. I love the writing styles of these two ladies. The between-the-sheets action in this story is so HOT, like 6 flames hot! If you like a dirty-talking British hero then ladies you will not be disappointed. West is amazing with the dirty talk and brings a bit of kink to the bedroom. Did I mention that Weston is British? Oh, ladies West certainly is British and the amazingly hot, sexy, and smooth voice of Shane East brings West to life. I have heard Shane East in multiple audiobooks for multiple authors and am never disappointed. Lili Valente brings Gigi to life with her very talented narration abilities. These two narrators do an amazing job of bringing this story to life. I am so amazed how narrators can either be “just” a reader/narrator of a story which is quite dull or you can have narrators such as Shane East and Lili Valente who have the capability of bringing such passion and emotion to life with just their voice. I just love how clearly the story plays in my mind. I can feel the passion and emotion just by listening to these two narrators. I also love that the story is told in dual POV’s.No matter your choice of how you experience this story, ebook, paperback, or audiobook, you will love West and Gigi. These two ladies definitely know how to bring passion, emotion, and super HOT and sexy between-the-sheets action to life. So very very good and HOT! Ladies, a British hero, what else is there left to say except that your ears will experience multiple O’s with Too Good To Be Bad by Lauren Blakely and Lili Valente. I received an ARC/ALC in exchange for an honest review. *****

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Absolutely 5 Scoops of Delightful!

There’s just something about insta-love that just makes me swoon epically hard. Combine that with two intelligent lead characters in Gigi & West, you get another blue ribbon, prize-winner from the writing duo of Lauren Blakely and Lili Valente. Everything you want in a happy read is right here waiting for you in the pages of Good To Be Bad; board games, hot fudge level love making, and a decadence of laughter with punny moments.

Nothing could make this bet………oh wait, it just got better when stepping into the booth for the audio is none other than fabulous Lili Valente and smooth as velvet Shane East. Gigi is full technicolor, living, breathing, pie-making, quirky heroine you want to be friends with when voiced by Lili. The riffs of sarcasm and flintiness just bounce off her chipper voice. When turning to the more tender moments with Gigi & Gram (her Gramma!), I got pangs of full-on feelings with words that were so meaningful. Oh, and West…what a cinnamon roll hero!!! Competency is definitely a kink fulfilled when Shane is talking scrabble words, books, tea, and love. You just believe that his friendships are true and his caring for Gigi is honest. His voice makes you remember what falling in love does feel like.

This book should be a recommended recovery list book; hugs you back whole again making everything feel possible with Lauren and Lili’s words.

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Delicious Fun

This was such a fun story. As a Food Network junkie, I adored the baking competition element. There was also flirty banter, steamy moments, and plenty of chuckles. And the English accent certainly didn’t hurt (thank you audio!).

I hated how Gigi blamed herself when things went down. I wanted to reach out and hug her. But I was so glad she had such a great family to lean on. I was expecting more drama between Gigi and West. Things were pretty perfect between them, which was fun, but it would’ve been nice to see them work through something together. West was so great though. I don’t really see how he could ever do anything wrong. And I’m not sure who was supposed to be “bad.” Nothing wrong with a little kink.

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Wow more please

Wow can we say hot! Right for their first lol at each other the chemistry was amazing! It was so much fun to listen/read ( did both at the same time 🤷‍♀️). They developed and wonderful relationship right off the bat , helped others around them and faced off against a scoundrel! Great job ladies thank you for another great story !

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Outstanding story and narration

I was excited when I learnt that Lauren Blakely and Lili Valente were collaborating again and this book was a fantastic read. I love the style of writing of both authors, this is a win/win for me.
As soon as their eyes meet, the connection between Weston (West) Byron,owner of a Tea Room and Gigi James, owner of Sweetie Pies is instant. They planned on one night together and yet once it was over, it was obvious to both that there is a lot more to come.
This book was fun, there were board games (which I love), laughter, miss communication, baking and all in all was an entertaining read. The passion, chemistry and witty banter added an additional layer to my enjoyment of the story and it was great to see some familiar faces make an appearance.
The narration by Shane East (one of my favourite narrators) and Lili Valente enhanced my listening pleasure. They really brought the story to life for me and in my opinion were spot on for West and Gigi.
I loved the relationship that Gigi has with Gram as well as the relationship that West has with his sister, so heart warming.
I fell hard and fast for both Gigi and West, both separately and together and could easily see them as friends. The way he cares for Gigi melted my heart and I found myself either smiling or laughing throughout this book.
Loved, loved, loved it and have no hesitation in recommending.

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Such a great story and audiobook!

After enjoying Good With His Hands by the same author duo of Lauren Blakely and Lili Valente, I knew Good to Be Bad would also be a delight. Watching cooking and baking competitions on TV is a favorite pastime of mine, so I was excited to see the main characters of this book would be in a bake off. Gigi and West's meet-cute was darling and as always, the writing was full of witty dialog and humor. I loved the book so much I purchased the audiobook so I could enjoy and finish the story while taking care of my pressing responsibilities. Shane East's British accent is so dreamy, and Lili Valente was an excellent Gigi. Such a great story and audiobook!

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  • LilleyLoohLah
  • 05-13-21

A sexy, feel good romance

A fun sexy romance with Gigi and West baking up a storm in New York. A story that will have you wanting to reach for the pastries with your morning cuppa. From a one night stand to the possibility of something more - that seems to be Gigi and West’s thinking - until Gigi realises exactly who he is, and she’s not impressed. I guess it’s up to West to make her see that he’s not a threat to her, or her business, and that they could have something exceptional together. Of course there’s a little added drama to add to this addictive and highly enjoyable romance. Sweet, sexy, and funny (who doesn’t love a scone related emergency)? Lots of super sexy scenes in the mix, I loved West’s dirty mind, and most definitely his dirty mouth, specifically his use of the F-bomb, he’s definitely my kinda guy. Of course Shane East has West down pat, utter perfection, and quite possibly one of my favourite performances from him. Author Lili Valente also gets in on the action, narrating Gigi beautifully.

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  • Helen Williams (All Booked Out)
  • 05-12-21

Fun & flirty

I love this writing duo, and this was a fun, flirty listen! Plenty of heat and not just because the heroine runs a pie shop.
Great narration, another winner.

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  • Barbra Lazzarini
  • 05-29-21

Love it 💕💕

You must listen to this story. It is hilarious, funny , sexy, hot , you definitely will fall in love with these characters. Lili and Shane do a fabulous job bringing this story to life. Perfect 💕💜💜💕

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  • Jade B
  • 05-24-21

Good To Be Bad

This book is funny, and sweet and all the things a good romance book should be. I really enjoyed it!