Friday, December 14, 2018

Unzipped by Lauren Blakely-Release Launch

Everything he knows about women is about to get turned upside down…


Wanted: Dating coach to help hot nerd win back the woman of his dreams…

Picture this - I’m ready to win back the love of my life, and I’m going big this time. We’re talking boom box, sing her name in the rain, let the whole damn neighborhood know I'm good and ready this time around. After all, if you're going to grand gesture the ever-loving hell out of a second chance, you need to pull out all the stops. There’s only one little problem.

My college girlfriend isn't the one who shows up when I play my "I'll do anything to win you back" tune.

The woman who flings open the second-floor window tells me my ex doesn’t live here anymore. But she'll help me win her back. Anything for romance, anything for a guy so willing to go big for love. And that's what I want at first. Until I get to know my new “romance coach” and discover she’s funny, clever, and keeps me on my toes. And boy, do I ever need that. Now I don't want to win anyone else’s heart. I want the woman who's been helping me all along. Trouble is - she thinks I'm in love with someone else, and when we take off on a road trip, everything I think I know about women is about to be unzipped and turned inside out.
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Unzipped made me grin so very much,  I usually don't listen to audiobooks until I've read an ebook, but when it's a Lauren Blakely book?  I'll take whatever format I can get my hands on first so I can devour it!  Seriously.  This book-both ebook and audio-is pure RomCom gold. This title had me laughing throughout, snorting along with the heroine and shaking my head and sighing at our hero. I fell in love with these characters and know this is a book I'll come back to time and again.

Finley is my kind of heroine. Smart, funny and a little bit vulnerable. Her personality came shining through in this audio. I love her job and how creative she is with it. Seeing her relationship with her father was sweet and really showed insight as to why she is the person she is. I would love to be her friend and just hang out with her. 

Kyler/Tom had me GRINNING. I'm such a sucker for a grand gesture and I loved seeing him go all in....even when things didn't work the way he thought they would. He was adorkable (nope, that's not a typo). He was clueless on so many levels (and smart on others) but I loved watching him absorb and learn from Finley. His journey into love was a joy to experience. And honestly, he had me the moment he referenced Say Anything....swoon.

These two have great chemistry. The banter is spot on and just fun. I'm not kidding when I say I was constantly chuckling. I loved seeing how they came together as a couple.  This played out perfectly in both the ebook and the audio. I thought the narrators did a great job of bringing them and their emotions to life. I fell for Tom right along with Finley again when I read the book-and I wouldn't change a thing about that.  I loved the development outside the bedroom, though I LOVED their sexy times together as well. 

The plot of this book was just FUN. Pure fun to listen to and Joe Arden and Andi Arndt really brought their A game with their performances. This story felt new and the references to some of my very favorite movies had me grinning. Reading this book had me smiling all over again.  

The writing is strong and like I mentioned, the plot felt fresh.  I think that's hard to do with the amount of movie references in this book!  It just flowed very well for me.  The secondary characters were fun as well-I loved all of Tom's brothers.  They really had me laughing.

 I absolutely loved this book-both in ebook and audio- and highly recommend it.

Finley and Kyler...well, Tom have a "Say Anything" meet cute, boom box all. And, I liked them, and their attraction to one another, and their chemistry and how they handled it.

I loved watching Kyler (Tom) evolve and realize what was real and what wasn't. I loved their jobs and how unique it made them feel. 

And, as always with a Lauren Blakely title, the writing was strong with great characters that draw you to them. You care about them and what they want. Which matters more than a little bit when putting together a romantic relationship and telling a story about people.

I struggled a bit, though, with the premise. It's funny, and it shows that Tom is a little quirky. But, I'm not sure if a guy in this situation would be a large dating red flag. And I think this pulled me from the story just a bit. Not in the way that it was ruined...but I do think some of the romance was dulled for me.

Overall I recommend this title and I enjoyed it.


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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 100 times, and she's sold more than 2.5 million books. In December she'll release UNZIPPED, a brilliantly funny, scorchingly sexy new romantic comedy. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! 

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