Audiobooks to listen to: Instant Gratification

Hello and welcome!

Another great audio you don’t want to miss is the one I listened to a few days ago and that is Instant Gratification by Lauren Blakely.

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A star-studded production of a new stand-alone romance from number one New York Times best-selling author Lauren Blakely, performed by a full cast of 15 narrators. Led by Andi Arndt and Shane East, the all-star cast also includes award winners and fan favorites: Vikas Adam, Bahni Turpin, Scott Brick, Zachary Webber, Jason Clarke, Emma Wilder, Hillary Huber, Joe Arden, Grace Grant, Marisa Calin, Lili Valente, newcomer Adam Lau, and Sebastian York in a special appearance.

I need a fake date. She needs my late-night expertise. Now, if we can just keep our hands off each other….

As the premier best-man-for hire in all of Manhattan, I promise discretion, so when I need a plus one for a couple of “I dos”, I turn to my gorgeous, clever, witty best friend’s sister. She’s my good friend, too, and I lust after her completely. I mean, I trust her completely.

After all, just look how she’s kept her lips sealed about the hot, multi-O night we spent together. Yes, just look at those sexy lips.

In any case, we only fell off the wagon once, and it was months ago. I’m sure we can make it through these weddings without banging each other in the limo.

Or can we?

This special production also includes a behind-the-scenes conversation with Andi Arndt and Shane East as well as a blooper reel!

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My review:

Overall 5 out of 5 stars
Performance 5 out of 5 stars
Story 5 out of 5 stars

eargasm overload
A great romcom story that we come to expect from Ms. Blakely, friends to lovers with chemistry thru the roof, with some comic relief from friends and family, comeback lines, and very little angst and no drama, which I love. The singing, the banter between friends, the heat between the couples, the energy between partners and love of family is all felt throughout the book. Jason and Truly get their HEA and judging by the few epilogues we can expect other couples will too in future books. YAY
I had a few eargasms from the intro alone. The voices are incredible, some are my faves I listened to before and some new ones too that I will be sure to check out more of. The story is alive, it was like listening to a theatre show on the radio, they made it so easy to listen to, I could not stop. It is an experience not to be missed. I know I will be listening to this one again.

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For those of you who don’t do audio, here is the website where you can find all the buy links.

Until next time… read a book, listen to a book and don’t forget to show your love by leaving a review!

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My Chat with Lauren Blakely

Hello and welcome!

I am so excited to have this chat with one of my fave authors of contemporary romance whose books are like cookies, the more you have the more you want… wholesome, sweet with a bit of spice and melt in your mouth.

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Please welcome 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 90 times, and she’s sold more than 2.5 million books.

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Do you have a nickname?
I don’t 🙂

What is one word best describes you?
Dog-obsessed

What makes you laugh out loud?
Cat videos

What is your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
Like Joy, I love honeysuckle. It reminds me of gorgeous summer days.

Favourite place to spend time in.
I love wine country in California, cobblestoned streets in Paris, and beaches in Hawaii.

Is there a genre that you refuse to read?
I don’t care for horror.

Writing! What started it?
I needed an outlet for all the voices in my head!

If you could choose another career what would it be?
If I could sing, dance and act, I’d want to be on Broadway.

Audiobooks! What started them?
I first listened to Curse Workers by Holly Black narrated by Jesse Eisenberg and that introduced me to the awesomeness of a well-narrated audiobook.

Does your work convey a specific emotion or message?
That’s a great question — I think each book is different, but ultimately they’re about the power of falling in love with a good person.

What is next in your writing?

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My next release is COME AS YOU ARE, coming April 16. In it you’ll find a masquerade ball, a smoldering secret rendezvous, and a sexy, billionaire hero who will sweep you off your feet in this opposite-sides-of-the-tracks romance.

Thank you so much for chatting with me, Lauren. I know you are quite busy. Looking forward to more stories and finding new book boyfriends and girlfriends in your stories.

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Thanks for joining us and I hope you enjoyed the chat.

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The latest book from Ms. Blakely I listened to is Wanderlust, narrated beautifully by Grace Grant and Richard Armitage, it is part of the Romance Package on Audible, but I bought my own copy, so I have it in my library and can listen to it anytime…. an aural masterpiece for sure, my fave so far, as are the many stories I listened to, they were all 5-star experiences. My review is here.

I urge you to give them a try, I know you will enjoy them. A few of the ebooks are free right now for a limited time ….

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…. and there are quite a few of the audiobooks in the Audible Romance Package, narrated by some of my fave voices: Zachary Webber, Andi Arndt, Sebastian York, Erin Mallon, some new-to-me voices Josh Goodman, Todd Haberkorn, Emily Durante, Samara Naeymi.

To keep in touch with Ms. Blakely and check out all her yummy books, follow the links below and if you chat with her, tell her I said hi 😀  Check out the videos posted on the FB author page! Some of them are quite funny… like “Show & Tell: How Big is Big” 😀

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