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Publisher's Summary

Liv just wants her best friend Bex to find love.

Bex just wants to stay in bed with Outlander.
 

With 40 just around the corner, divorced single mom Bex is too busy being a chauffeur for her teenage daughter to bother swiping for dates.

Her best friend Liv, who is married to the supposedly perfect man, swoops in from London on a mission to get Bex out of her own bed and in to someone else’s. Liv pushes Bex into a week-long whirlwind of dates, awkward kisses and missed connections. 

What could possibly go wrong when Bex agrees to Liv’s harebrained scheme of saying Yes to every possible suitor? And why is Liv so intent on fixing Bex’s love life, or lack thereof? 

Just what do you find out when all of your no’s turn into the yes factor?

©2020 Erin Spencer, Emma Sable (P)2020 Erin Spencer, Emma Sable
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  • Categories: Romance

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Friendship is the most important thing!

This was such a fantastic book! It was a great story of friendship and where they are at in their lives. Liv was so unhappy with her life that she just wanted to get away and decides to visit her BFF in the U.S. She decides that it's her mission to help her friend find love again, but during her trip I think she learns more about herself. Fantastic narration and story!

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BEST ROMANCE NOVEL EVER!

I narrate romance novels for a living and have to say that after all the inicredible books I've had the pleasure of doing (160 and counting) THIS is the best one I've ever heard. It had everything and the performances were fantastic. HAPPY THANK YOU MORE PLEASE!!

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Nice friendship book.

This book was well written and I enjoyed the friendship ups and downs but I cannot categorize this book as a romance. It is a nice work of fiction about relationships both friendly and romantic but don’t expect any sex (or very little with fade to black) and I would have liked it to go on a little longer. The ending left me a little wanting and only an implied HEA. Andi Arndt and Ava Erickson were outstanding as always.

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Girl power

I listened to this book because the narrators are my favorites. This beach read is not something I would normally listen to. I dont know that id call it a romance even though it does include a romantic aspect and include some swoony moments. Its more about the BFFs relationship and next level coming of age. I think there is something every woman at any age can relate to between these 2 women and their lives. This is a lot of funny and layered in honesty and realness that is very refreshing. I laughed and got in my feelings a few times during this. I called my BFFs and was ready for a group hug when it was over. Bravo!

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Hmmm

I don’t know. I liked the concept. I like both of the narrators. I didn’t care for the friendship. It was not as genuine as I thought it should be. I’ve had a best friend for 32 years and something just didn’t click with me. The story didn’t flow, lots of gaps. But then at random times too much information. I’m not sure. It wasn’t a comedy at all. I thought it would be a nice comedy from readying the description. Lots of back and forth about age. But then randomly reminiscing about “before everything was so automatic”. It was okay. Not the worst, not my favorite, I like both authors. But this one just wasn’t for me. I’m in the age bracket if these woman and while I could understand some of the struggles. It just felt like a lot of complaining and wishing things were like “before”.

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Great first novel from Erin Spencer!

My first listen by Erin Spencer & Emma Sable. I absolutely adored this book! Beccs & Liv were awesome. I felt like i was there with them! My BFF lives in LA & is single and I live on the east coast. So i could totally relate to their long distance friendship. Excellent narration by Ava Erickson & Andi Arndt.

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Cute

Cute story of friendship, calling this a rom com is a bit of a stretch. There are only 3 scenes with the male love interest, 1 of which is a date. Overall it feels rushed and the ending is abrupt and somewhat unresolved. This feels more like the first pass outline, there are lovely or amuzing little bits sprinkled in but it definitely needs a bit more depth and development. The narrators did a nice job, that said might as well have been just one, their voices are quite similar.

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real life friendship isn't always perfect

This is such a real life friendship story! As a 39, almost 40 year old myself, I feel this story so much. We am grow up and the context of our relationships changes and that is what has happened to Liv and Bex. Watching them reconnect and relearn each other was beautiful and reminded me i need to be more intentional with my friendships so they don't become "one sentence texts and funny memes."

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fun and quick read!

 this was such a fun and quick read for me! it's laugh out loud hilarious, really cute and heartwarming. I loved the relationship between Bex and Liv, and also the relationship between Bex and her daughter. having the book focus not only on the romantic side of the story but also on Bex's mother daughter relationship made me love it even more!

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A great beach read

This book is more women's fiction romance rather than chick-lit romance, though there are some chick-lit tropes. The dating mishaps provide levity to the more serious "finding yourself" moments. This would make a great beach read.

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  • 05-26-20

This book definitely has the YES factor

It’s not often that I listen to a book in a day, I just don’t have the time these days, but once I started The Yes Factor, I didn’t want to put it down, so I didn’t.

Erin Spencer and Emma Sable have crafted a brilliantly charming and witty story of friendship and the woes of dating in the modern world. As I listened, it was hard to believe that this was a debut novel, it felt like they had been writing together for a long time. Their writing is cohesive, and they tell such a fun, feel good story.

I liked that this book had characters that were my age, I’m not usually bothered by things like that, but it felt refreshing and gave a whole different dynamic to the thoughts and feelings of the characters. The dating mishaps were hilarious, and I’ll admit, made me grateful not to be on the dating scene.

What I loved the most about this story was how the friendship was written. The bond of friendship is strong even from miles away. Friends fight and they make up. They keep things from one another and eventually spill their secrets when the time is right. And that is captured so perfectly throughout this story. Bex and Olivia are fantastic, I cheered with them. I commiserated with them. I laughed with them. And I wanted to go pour a glass of bourbon and hang out with them too.

Ava Erickson and Andi Arndt performed this book to perfection. Now, it’s no secret that I love both of their voices. Talk about girl crush. Up until today, I had never heard them together and it was such a joy. Their voices complemented each other, and I need more. Hearing these two amazing women perform a story of friendship was beautiful, they both nailed the emotion and the humour of the scenes, so much so that it seemed effortless. Credit worthy for sure.

I really hope there is going to be another book because I need more. This book most definitely has The Yes Factor.

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  • PATRICIA
  • 08-19-20

Friendships!

What a fun listen this book is! My first book by Erin Spencer and Emma Sable is funny, relatable and just downright charming. It features best friends Bex and Liv. Liv is stuck in a marriage that is just unhappy and flies to Bex deciding to get her out there to find her a man. And their adventure begins. It's got laughs and laugh lines, hope and despair, along with issues that as we get older are easy to understand.It's women's fiction at it's best and I would recommend this one to anyone!

Ava Erickson and Andi Arndt bring this one to life. They really balance the story well together and fit the personality of their characters perfectly. They make the story entertaining and easy on the ears.

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  • Monica
  • 07-07-20

A cringeworthy, funny story

The Yes Factor is a cringeworthy, funny story about dating in the modern world in your late thirties. While I am neither (and have never been) in Bex's nor Liv's situation and can hardly relate, I enjoyed listening to a story with more mature characters.

While there is a lot of dating involved in this story, this isn't a romance. It's a story about two best friends who reconnect after spending years apart. There were times, though, when I felt Liv was just a little bit too much, and although her heart was in the right place, she should have respected Bex's boundaries instead of doing things she knew her friend wouldn't like because she was doing it "for her own good." Nevertheless, I loved how realistic their friendship was.

As expected from these two amazing narrators, Ava Erickson and Andi Arndt's performance was flawless.

The Yes Factor is a contemporary women's fiction written in dual first-person POV and performed in dual narration. It's a standalone that ends with an implied HEA.

I received this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this unbiased review.

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  • Clare Tunilla
  • 07-03-20

As sunny as the cover

This book had so many things going for it. The friendship between Liv and Bex. shone nearly as bright as stunning cover, even through the bumps and distance, I totally felt their friendship was genuine. If I could use two words to describe this rom-com it would be charming and at times hilarious. This was so much fun. I really hope there is a second book by this duo. Ava Erikson and Andi Arndt really brought Liv and Bex to life on audio and I enjoyed this so much I've already re-read it. It brightens up a dreary day.

Thanks to Valentine PR, Netgalley and the authors for the ARC and I was given the opportunity to leave an unbiased review.