Thursday, June 7, 2018


What do you get when you mix a charming British hero, a temporary marriage of convenience, and a smart & sassy heroine? PART-TIME LOVER, the brand new, standalone rom-com from #1 New York Times bestseller Lauren Blakely! Narrated by the deliciously sexy Shane East and Grace Grant, PART-TIME LOVER promises full-time satisfaction. Get your copy of PART-TIME LOVER now!

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I’ll say this about Christian — he made one hell of a first impression. When I first saw the strapping man, he was doing handstands naked on a dock along the canal. His crown jewels were far more entertaining than anything else I’d seen on the boat tour, so I did what any curious woman would do — I took his photo. I might have looked at the shot a few dozen times. Little did I know I’d meet him again, a year later, at a secret garden bar in the heart of the city, where I’d learn that his mind and his mouth were even more captivating. But given the way my heart had been trampled, I wanted only a simple deal — No strings. No expectations.

Our arrangement worked well enough until the day I needed a lot more from him…


Let me just say, this whole part-time lover thing was her idea. I’d have gone all-in from the start, but hey, when a gorgeous, brilliant woman invites you into her bed, and only her bed…well, I said yes.
But then, one hysterical phone call from my brother later, begging me to find myself a wife so grandfather’s business stays in the family, and I need a promotion with Elise. Turns out a full-time husband suits her needs too, and a temporary marriage of convenience ought to do the trick, until we can simply untie the knot…

As long as no one finds out… As long as no one gets hurt… As long as no one falls in love… But our ending was one I never saw coming.

✦The audiobook is narrated by Shane East and Grace Grant! ✦ 

I have become a bit of an audio junkie, I must admit.  I have narrators that I love and this book absolutely featured two of them. I had preordered this title and woke up early on release day so I could start listening as I got ready for work. I absolutely fell in love with this performance. There were moments that made me cry, moments that made me smile and I was positively captivated from start to finish. I smell another best seller for Ms. Blakely with this book!

Elise is such a kind, sweet, protective and giving woman. I absolutely loved her personality. She was funny and smart but she had walls built up. I understood those walls and sympathized with why she had them-even though I was dying to see Christian break through those walls. Elise had such personal growth through this book and I loved getting to experience that with her. This is a woman I would enjoy being friends with in real life.  Her character was absolutely brought to life by Grace Grant and Shane East.  Their inflection and tone throughout the performance just completely worked for Elise., just wow. Am I used to falling in love with Lauren Blakely's heroes? Yes, absolutely. So I wasn't shocked to discover myself swooning for Christian. But there was something just a little different about him. He had a wonderful sense of himself which was so appealing. He's sexy, smart and definitely has a sweet side when it comes to family. I absolutely adored him.  I was anxious to hear Shane in this role and he did not disappoint.  I love that this author takes the time to choose her narrators to fit the story and Shane DEFINITELY brought it.  There was a scene that made me laugh so hard I had to cover my mouth so I wouldn't snort while listening-since I was chaperoning a field trip at that moment.

I loved how these two met. I love how they learned about one another, with all of this attraction bubbling under the surface. Their first kiss? One of my absolute favorites. To be honest, I don't know how Lauren Blakely comes up with so many perfect first kisses, but she does. The pace of their relationship felt so right and so authentic. I believed in these two as a couple. They had scorching sexy times countered with fun and flirty times. Does it get much better than that? Listen to this audio because for these two? It absolutely gets better.

I loved the setting here. The writing transported me to a place I've never been and made me feel like I was there, like I was experiencing it right along with the characters and the narrators captured it all brilliantly. The pacing of this book just flowed and I didn't want to see the book come to an end.

Now, this book is a standalone. But I can't review this without saying how much I loved getting to see some of the Author's other characters/popular places mentioned. For me, it's like catching up with an old friend to see these character names, or familiar locations. If you haven't read or listened to any other book by Lauren Blakely you can absolutely start here, but if you have read her? I hope you catch the same things I caught with a smile.

This performance was the perfect balance of sweet and sexy, like lemon gumdrops and cinnamon sticks. I 100% fell in love with these characters and I know you will, too.  This was by far my favorite Shane East performance yet (and I've LOVED him in other books). I can't wait to see what this Author gives us next. I absolutely highly recommend this book.

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“From the beautiful backdrop to the witty dialogue and the heartwarming romance, Part-time Lover is a keeper.” -Isha, I Love Romance

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About Lauren Blakely: 

A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that's hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 95 times, and she's sold more than 2.5 million books. In June she'll release PART-TIME LOVER, a sexy new standalone romance. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! 

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