The Rock Star's Baby Bargain

Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
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Two days after my boyfriend dumps me, my business goes belly up, and the sperm bank declines my credit card, a gorgeous rock star offers to whisk me away for two weeks of hot, steamy, all-expenses paid...therapy. 

I should say no.

I’m not looking for a fling. 

I want a man who’ll be a father to the baby I’m desperate to conceive. Or, at the very least, a guy willing to knock me up before we go our separate ways. 

Zack isn’t that guy. He’s my best friend’s oldest pal, and in my social circle for the long haul. I could never ask him a favor like this. 

That would be crazy.

The problem?

Turns out, I’m crazy. And so is Zack....

©2020 Lili Valente (P)2020 Lili Valente
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Sweet, cute romance with a little drama

30 year old rock star Zach is unusually nice and mature. When his female best friend’s female best friend is dumped by her boyfriend Zach consoles her and considers doing something about their obvious chemistry. But Collette is also looking for a baby daddy and Zach is happy to assist. Fairly anxiety free story with good narration.

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Review: The Rock Star's Baby Bargain

The Rock Star's Baby Bargain by Lili Valente is the fourth full-length standalone story in her Bangover world.

This is the story of Zackary Jenner Halloran and Colette Claude Blanchett. Told in dual POV, we join their story as Zack overhears Collette's ex at a bar talking smack and decides to go check on his besties bestie. He knows Theo isn't in town to be there for Colette and even though he and collette are not overly close, he worries for her. So enters Colette, a sad mess of tears and marshmallow Fuff indulgence, and despite it all - the sparks fly between them. Not insta-love but not far from it. Now that Colette is single she sees Zack with single-girl glasses and it's the same for Zack. he has always known her to be in a relationship but now that she isn't... well, she's always been beautiful and wonderful and now she is NOT in a relationship.

The back and forth between these two, their decision to go on a trip together, the retreat they go to, the backstory of the house, it all flows effortlessly together to create a beautiful love story with some moderate level-angst and some seriously juicy heat. The only thing I'm missing is the backstory of the pirate - I REALLY wanted to know about the Pirate! Well-paced and well-written, an absolute pleasure to read! Enjoy!

Audio review addition:
With Sebastian York and Lili Valente narrating it is hard to go wrong. The only thing that could have made this audiobook better would have been an audio duet. You know, where the girl reads the girl lines even in the boys chapter. Let's put that on my wishlist. Both narrators manage to embody the characters personality perfectly and made the story a wonderful thing to listen to.

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Enjoyed

I enjoyed listening to this story with my hubby on our road trip yesterday. I love the sweet story. Lili is always a easy one click. I love how the story comes alive as I listen. Fun that Lili also narrates her own stories. Sebastian York is also one of my favorite narrators. It was a nice story that we could both enjoy while traveling.

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Cute story

Zack and Collette know each other through their mutual friends. When Zack heard Collette's ex badmouthing her, he goes to see her to comfort her. From then on, they are inseparable. There isn't much angst and it's a feel good book. Sebastian York and Lili Valente are wonderful as Zack and Collette.

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A delight to the auditory senses! 5+ stars!

The Rock Star's Baby Bargain was such a delight to listen to! Thank goodness I was listening to it at home because had I been in the car or out in public, I would have probably gotten the side-eye or curious looks for all the snickering and swooning I was doing. Penned by Lili Valente, the author narrates this audiobook as well, but this time around, she's paired up with Sebastian York, who has always been a crowd-pleaser for many of my fellow romance listeners out there. With their combined efforts, they brought Zack and Colette's story to a level of rom-com awesomeness that left me happily sated and wondering how the heck almost 6 1/2 hours had flown by so quickly. Valente clearly knows rom-com and she and York obviously know just what to do in order to take an already fantastic story up a notch or ten by breathing even more life into the characters. Five-plus stars for The Rock Star's Baby Bargain. ♥

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Baby Bargain

We get another couple from Hidden Kill Bay and a band member from Lips On Fire. This is Zach and Colette's story and it is unconventional to say the least. Colette is desperate to have a baby before it's too late but luck isn't on her side. When Zach comes by and offers to help her out she realizes this is a crazy idea but why not. After a short amount of time together they both realize this friendship they have had has turned into so much more and having a baby with only complicate things for both of them. Throw in a slimy record manager, a ghost in an old home and it seems both friends and fate pushing them together and you have a great love story.

Sebastian York and Lili Valente were the perfect match for Zach and Collett. Their voices match the characters and I loved listening to them.

Love this series and loved this book.

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The Rock Star's Baby Bargain was a fun Audio!

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First off - I have been a sucker for listening to Lili Valente's audio books. And to add that she records as well, it makes it so real! She never fails and has this amazing voice to bring her characters to life. And hello Sebastian York! My oh my. His voice as Zack would give me the goosebumps. These two bring the dynamics of the characters to life! I could not get enough and I laughed a lot.

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The Rock Star's Baby Bargain was the most fun book I have read in a long time! Fun, flirty, and fabulous!! I needed this book! Especially now. I snort laughed and it was the first time in a long time that I did that!

Zack is our rockstar and Colette is my favorite leading lady. Her life has completely hit rock bottom. She knows one thing for sure, she is ready to move on with the next stage of her life. When Zack invites Colette to a little get away, I knew this was what they both needed. There was so many laughs and so many heart stopping moments I was gitty through it all!

Then it happens. Zack steals the show with his words and I am a goner. I have been enslaved to the rest of this book and my world tilts. Colette and Zack needed their moment and I loved how Lili gave it to them!

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Fantastic Narrators and Awesome Story!

I will ALWAYS listen to any novels narrated by Lili Valente. I love her voice, and she does a GREAT job on the male voices, as well. And we all love SebYo. He does awesome, as always.

I have read all the other books in this series, and they aren't necessary in order to listen to this book, but SO worth it! ;)

There is chemistry in all the books, but this one is insta-chemistry, and it's kind of nice to get right to the "fun" times.

I really enjoyed getting both characters' back stories as the book went on. They are great characters and their story is fantastic. If you love HEAT with heart and a good story, including some twists and suspense, this is for you!!!

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Short and sweet!

Not too many bumps on the road to get to the Happily Ever After!

Both antagonists get their well deserved comeuppance quickly without too much fuzz.

A very sweet ending, and as always, it was a pleasure listening Sebastian York! OK, OK, Lili Valente too! ;)

Recommended audiobook!

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Sebastian and Lili were fantastic!

The Rock Star's Baby Bargain is a standalone in the Bangover series by the talented and hilarious Lili Valente. I don't know how she does it, but Lili continues to deliver the laughs, sexiness, fun and love again and again. This is Zack's story! I feel like I've been waiting a long time to see Zack fall and it was everything I wanted it to be. Zack is sweet, kind, sexy and talented. Colette is friend of a friend, so not a stranger. They've known each other for a while, but there was never any chemistry or a strong connection until they both find themselves single and then it's game on. Colette desperately wants a baby and her clock is ticking. She never once thought Zack would be interested in helping her out, but he is. He really, really is. He needs to work on his solo album anyway, so he invites Colette to spend a few weeks with him. He can write, record and be with a sexy, lovable woman. Is it possible to fall for someone in only a few days? Yes, yes it is! I loved how Zack and Colette just knew. They knew they were meant to be together. There are a few obstacles, but they know what they have to do. I loved that it was just fun, sexy and low angst. The perfect thing I needed in my life! Overall, I love Zack and Colette and how sweet and dirty they are!

Audio: And for your aural pleasure, Lili herself narrates with the always fantastic Sebastian York. They were fantastic together. Lili's voice is perfect for Colette and Sebastian's voice always gives me tingles!

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  • Barbra Lazzarini
  • 06-25-20

Perfect 👌😘

Please find time to read or my favourite listen too this fabulous story . You will not regret this . Especially when you have Sebastian York and lili Valente narrating this story to life . Thank you god . Love it 💕❤️💜❤️