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Most Valuable Playboy Audiobook

Most Valuable Playboy

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Hands down, my favorite thing in the world is to score. Touchdowns. Don't let the fact that I'm the leading pick in the Most Valuable Playboy charity auction fool you. These days, I'm only a player on the field. I've kept my pants zipped all season long - and it is long - because nothing's more important than leading my team to victory every week. Except maybe escaping from the team owner's recently widowed and handsy-as-hell sister, who's dead set on winning more than a date with me. Enter Violet and a well-placed Hail Mary. She's my best friend's sister with a smile as sweet as cherry pie, and a mind that runs quicker than the 40-yard-dash.

After Violet saves the day with the highest bid, I don't even give her a two-minute warning before I kiss her in front of the whole crowd, and then announce that she's my girlfriend. Which would be fine, except my agent tells me we've got to keep up the act while he's negotiating my contract. Violet takes one for the team and pretends to be mine, but our boyfriend-girlfriend scrimmage quickly turns into a full contact sport, and I want it to go into overtime. The problem is - I've been riding the bench for years. How can a guy like me, who finally has a chance to prove his worth on the field, convince the girl she's most valuable to his heart?

©2017 Lauren Blakely (P)2017 Lauren Blakely Books

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    Liv Los Angeles metro-area 09-21-17
    Liv Los Angeles metro-area 09-21-17

    Liv

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    "Flawless narration. Flawless storytelling."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I just did so in an online book discussion group in fact. Even though I'm not a football fan in real life, this sports romance had it elements I love: childhood friends-unexpectedly-turning-lovers, suspense surrounding his future as the team's starting quarter-back versus becoming a free agent and a nice, balanced bit of sexy heat between the main characters.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Most Valuable Playboy?

    Their quickie session followed by career changing news for our hero and seemingly crushing news for our heroine.


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

    Yes, he's been my favorite male narrator every since I first heard him narrate Elizabeth Hunter's the Irin Chronicles, a paranormal series (angel and nephilim mythology). Since then every novel his has narrated has been a fantastic listening experience for me, and Most Valuable Player was no different.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Pretending has its rewards.


    Any additional comments?

    I zipped through this football romance and was done listening in less than 24 hours. That's rare for me, and I crazy love when that happens! Author Lauren Blakely is one of my top favorite romance authors, and this quick and delightful tale of Cooper and Violet's changing relationship reminded why Lauren still holds that ranking.

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    Jordy ♡♡♡♡ 09-21-17 Member Since 2016

    I'm proud to be a bookaholic...addicted, obsessed, passionate!!! My favorite way to relax & escape reality....

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    "Best kind of friends to lovers romance!!"

    Loved this author, love this narrator and definitely love this book! These are truly my favorite kind of books....quirky fun characters, smokin sexy times, no angst, feel-good, friends to lovers romantic comedy. Definitely worth 5 star rating! Looking forward to the next book!

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    Amazon Customer KINDLE 09-18-17
    Amazon Customer KINDLE 09-18-17 Member Since 2016
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    "made me smile"

    Fun, cute story great narration. Lauren Blakely is a writer always entertainimg and fun loving and allows you to feel the love of her characters.

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    J and M 09-13-17
    J and M 09-13-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Fun listen"

    This book had such funny and fun parts to it. I think the auction scene might have been my favorite. Zachery really pulled the funny out of that scene. The characters were likable. It was just a really easy and entertaining listen. I found Cooper to be adorably clueless when it came to his own feelings about Violet. I mean, how could he have such feelings for her and be so clueless about it!? Men! But, he was so super sweet and down to earth. And I really like Violet's character as well. Full of some laugh out loud moments, this is a quick and easy fun listen.

    While I am also a Sebastian York fan, I also like variety. I thought Zachery Webber did great! And, I hope we can continue to enjoy both of their wonderful narrations. There's room in my earbuds for both.

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    Gina (Twomuch2read) 09-13-17
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    "A Scorching Touchdown with Cooper & Violet!"

    TOUCHDOWN! Cooper (The Gun Slinger & Violet (The Lilac Shredder) Lauren Blakely has mastered another top notch male POV book. This is full of laughs, swooning, a few tears, a little bit of angst and a whole lot of hotness! I love Lauren Blakely style of writing and I love how she sucks you in & makes you feel like it's you who is in the book. I love how her male POV always seems to be spot on. The connection between Cooper and Violet is palpable and can be felt so real. This book is Scorching hot. You really may need not only a change of underwear but a cold shower too afterwards. It will consume you from page one till the very end! A must one click & a definite 5 star read!
    Zachary Webber does another outstanding & amazing job!

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    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 09-12-17
    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 09-12-17 Member Since 2017

    I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again

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    "FRIENDS TO LOVERS HAS NEVER BEEN SWEETER"

    You can guarantee a Lauren Blakely book will entertain you, lift your spirits up and leave a big smile on your face because there's something about her characters and her stories that are endearing, heartwarming and compelling.. and she's done it again. Well, her and Zachary Webber whose narration brought life to the likeable characters, a humorous tone when needed and passion when it was finally time for the sexy times.

    The Quarterback and the Hometown girl was a spur of the moment ruse meant to deter an overly eager admirer.. but that innocent ruse between life-long friends opened up a pathway where hidden truths and true feelings could travel. Eventually the Quarterback realized what had been in front of him the whole time.. true love, happiness and someomeone that meant even more to him than the game.

    Lauren Blakely has a way of writing her stories that are humorous, fun, light, heartwarming, delicious and sweet - usually with loveable commitment-shy single playboy heroes who happily stumble through their lives until 'the one' appears.. and then chemistry and Cupid make them changed contented taken men. In this story, told from Cooper's POV, he and Violet already know everything about each other.. except their true feelings for one another.. feelings that have never been aired - until they blissfully and eventually are. Through planned 'Kodak moment' kisses that initially lit the romance fuse to a heartfelt declaration of love in front of the cameras which finally won the girl.. and all of this particular player's play deliciously played with my senses.

    Worth a credit? Yes definitely.. another entertaining listen from Ms. Blakely and I one-click her books as soon as they're released because I know the narration is going to be good and the storyline isn't going to be something heavy, something complicated, something choc full of drama or something sad.. just an easy low angst glide that ends in a HEA.. and a 4/5 star rating.

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    Jennifer Sweden 09-11-17
    Jennifer Sweden 09-11-17

    I love reading in all forms...but audiobook gives me that little extra to highlight that experience.

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    "Playboy no more."
    What was one of the most memorable moments of Most Valuable Playboy?

    When Cooper turned to Violet's brother for help to win back his girl.
    He opened his heart and put all cards on the table and dared to be vulnerable.


    Another thing that stayed with me is how much admiration and devotion Cooper showed towards Violet and her feelings.
    He always made sure she felt good and satisfied in anyway possible while many other men would have taken a different approach in the same situation.


    What about Zachary Webber’s performance did you like?

    Zachary was a PERFECT choice for this narration.
    His preformance was on point all the time and his voice was just how I pictured Cooper to sound like.
    He nailed all other charaters as well and this was a job done without any fault at all.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    From Playboy to Groom!


    Any additional comments?

    Lauren Blakely hit a homerun once again and together with Zachary Webber created a magical audiobook worth all the stars in heaven.

    Highly recommended fun, light, sexy adorable love story.

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    Janet HEISKELL, TN, United States 09-10-17
    Janet HEISKELL, TN, United States 09-10-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Love This Book!"

    I can't wait for Jones' story. This book made me laugh and then cry. I love a happy book!

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    Jan 09-10-17
    Jan 09-10-17 Member Since 2014
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    "I loved it!!!"

    This book was the winning combination of writer and narrator. Both Lauren Blakely and Zachary Webber are so talented! I thought the book was very well done and I so enjoyed it. Although the premise of faking a relationship to avoid an awkward situation is not new, this book was delightful to listen to. I try not to write a synopsis of the book or give away spoilers in my review, That said, I loved the main characters of Violet and Cooper. They were friends for such a long time and knew each other well along with their faults. The inner musings of the characters were so much fun to listen to! Zachary Webber did great with the various characters voices. This listen has so much going for it from football, the setting of San Francisco, sweet story line, traditions, comedy and amazing chemistry. I think the best way to sum up this winning team is to say I LOVED IT!

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    Patrice 09-10-17
    Patrice 09-10-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Story!"

    Zachary Webber is good but I was longing for Sebastian York the entire book! Sebastian would have made it perfect!

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  • LilleyLoohLah
    9/12/17
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    "A completely feel good friends to lovers"

    An honest to goodness, feel good, happy go lucky romance told from the hot sexy NFL quarterback’s viewpoint, and guess what? Cooper Armstrong might be a player on the football field but he's definitely not a player when it comes to girls, in fact he's quite the opposite, he's agreed to keep his snake in his pants for the whole season. Violet Pierson is not only his best friend, she's also his best friend’s sister, totally off limits. When they agree to have a fake relationship guaranteed to benefit both of them, they get more than they bargained for. A completely enjoyable feel good friends to lovers romance with wonderful characters, some sexy moments and a good few laughs. Zachery Webber nailed it as Cooper.


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  • V Nerd
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    "Friends to Lovers"
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    Another great read by Me Blakely.

    Only one POV in this one, and it is read by the always fabulous Zachary Webber.

    I thought I would have like to have heard the POV from the other MC Violet, but actually it really works well not having it.

    Also glad that Cooper wasn't a douche.

    I love friends to lovers stories, and this one hits all of the right buttons.

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  • Helen Williams (All Booked Out)
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    9/16/17
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    "Zachary & Lauren are a winning team!"

    I wasn't expecting Cooper to be as great a guy as he was, maybe because of the reputation / or the title he had been given, but I fell in love with him ( I should never have doubted).
    More importantly, and with all of Lauren's books, I also fall in love with the female lead-in this case Violet. She was the supporting lead who shone, got her character and personality across even though the story is told through Cooper's voice.

    Sports romances are not my go to reads, I do tend to shy away from them, especially when I know little or nothing about the sport as in this case, but it isn't all about the game, and what is about the game and the team is enough for anyone to follow along.

    Great chemistry, characters and having read the book and listened on audible, I can say Zachary Webber is an absolute dream as Cooper! The perfect laid back attitude, I expected, as always, he really brought the characters to life and was the perfect fit for this particular character.

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  • Kindling Micky
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    9/13/17
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    "A sporty friends to lovers"

    4.5 stars

    MOST VALUABLE PLAYBOY was fun from beginning to end. A slower burn heat was the theme in this sports-orientated friends to lovers story. What started as a pretend girlfriend situation developed into the sweetest journey to something deeper. Of course, this is not a new trope, it's something I've read similar types of books before, but I can honestly say I was thrilled as the hours ticked by on this audio.

    The title made me think I'd be encountering a jerk, but Cooper was far from this. He was a guy who was focused on becoming an indispensable quarterback to his team. Cooper turned to Violet to get out of a tight corner but their close quarters revealed Vi in a new light. The chemistry builds more gradually than some of Lauren Blakely's quick, hot reads and I loved that aspect of bubbling feelings and gradual touches. The friendship between these two shone beautifully and Violet was very likeable.

    The narration, single male POV, hit every button for me. Zachery Webber did a fantastic job on bringing Cooper and the story to life. Although it was single POV, he naturally worked the dialogue and Vi's dialogue into the story seamlessly. Highly recommended for a quick, hot read with nice depth.

    A copy of this audiobook was provided by the author in return for a honest review.

    Reviewed for Jo&IsaLoveBooks Blog.

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