Tuesday 10 July 2018

★ Audrey Carlan ♥ INTERNATIONAL GUY ♥ Vol. I (Stories 1,2 & 3) ★

© Bianca Janeane

• 10 July 2018
• Book #1 in the International Guy series
featuring stories 1-3: Paris, New York & Copenhagen
• All 12 Cities will also be released separately

4 Stars
This volume includes the first, second, and third International Guy novellas from #1 New York Times bestselling author Audrey Carlan.

My name is Parker Ellis. You can call me The Dream Maker. This is where my story begins.

There’s a world of women waiting for me, but my journey starts here, in three cities: Paris. New York. Copenhagen.

International Guy Inc. is owned and operated by Parker Ellis, a ladies’ man with a high IQ and a big libido. He’s the most successful life and love coach in the world, and he’s smart enough to know he can’t run a multimillion-dollar company alone.

He hires two friends whose areas of expertise complement his own. They comprise The Dream Maker, The Love Maker, and The Moneymaker. Together, they advise the wealthiest people in the world: Hollywood hotshots, European royalty, and the CEOs of multibillion-dollar companies. And sometimes they can’t help it when things heat up and they end up in bed with their clients. Quite literally.

This International Guy likes his playboy lifestyle, and he’s not looking for commitment. After all, there’s a whole world waiting for him. But as he goes from city to city, and from woman to woman, it’s possible that he just might find his own love along the way 

Parker, Bogart and Royce founded their International Guy company right after college. It's a company to help women reach their full potential. Like for example the current huge client in the first story: Paris. Sophie is the heiress of a french perfume company. She inherited her dad's company, billions of Euro and lots of problems. But she only wants to create perfumes. She doesn't care about the business side of things, or how she dresses. That's where our three guys come in. They'll help her look sexy and confident in front of her board members. And they help her with so much more.
Parker is especially intrigued by the pretty girl.
But he's also kind of in love with supermodel and A-list actress Skyler. From afar. Like in posters and movies.
Parker is a bit of a man whore. And why not? He has this amazing job traveling the world, meeting amazing women. Why not have fun with each and every one of them?
But will he and the other three guys find their Happily Ever Afters in one of those 12 cities??


Well, that was interesting.
I loved Audrey's Calendar Girl series, and I thought this would be kind of the same. BUT with the Calendar Girl - we kinda immediately knew who her forever ever after guy would be. This is not really the case here. Well, it kind of is .... I hope Parker's happy end will be with Skyler, but we don't yet know in the first of the three stories.☺
The fact that Parker starts off as a bit of a manwhore was not really my thing. I want a romance novel to have a heroine and a hero. And here we have those three guys and endless women in 12 cities.
BUT, don't worry, it's not going to be like that in every story/city!
I really enjoyed reading all three city-stories. It was just the first one that made me think I might hate this series - even though the story was adorable too. But I just didn't want Parker to be this manwhore-sleeping-with-every-client person. Which he is not!
It was interesting to get to know the three guys a bit in those three stories. I like them. They're funny and sexy and sweet and they're still acting a bit like frat boys. I love how they meet at Parker's dad's pub all the time.
I could really imagine this to be a netflix show. Lots of eye candy and beautiful cities around the world! GIMMEE!!!!!

I will definitely be reading the rest of the books - I need to know how everything will end for those three guys! And I really hope that once Parker is in a halfway serious relationship after book #2, that he won't man-whore his way across the globe anymore. But we won't know until we get to read the next 9 stories! ☺ But I really think he found his person in the 2nd story! ☺

I also like how Audrey tells us a bit about every city we're in.
I'm excited to see what will await us in the next stories!
INTERNATINAL GUY, VOL I was a really sexy, funny and interesting start into this new series. I'm excited to see where Audrey will take us with those guys in the next 9 stories - and not just geographically!☺ Run to your nearest amazon asap for your own Parker, Bogart & Royce - they will be sold out in no time!!!

ARC received for an honest review


I have not read any of Ms Carlan's books in the past, however I have heard good things about her so I decided to give her International Guy series a go.

I am still a bit confused what to call these guys. Motivational guys? Makeovers? Mah, whatever they are, I did enjoy IG: Paris.

I liked that our leading lady didn't whimper and simper, she just needed guidance.

I do like Parker, Bo and Royce, though I wish we had gotten more of Bo and Royce - perhaps they are later on in the series

There is instant spark between Parker and Sophie, and things do heat up pretty quickly between them - though I did feel that Parker is pretty unprofessional the way he hits on his clients right away - but maybe this is just me.

IG Paris is a sexy Parisian romp, and I am looking forward to seeing where this series goes next.


ARC received via Netgalley for an honest review

Oy, I know what to call these guys now (well especially Parker) - I am beginning to wonder if their "business" is all a front for their gigolo business?

It again is mostly around IG Parker, this time his client is in NYC, and ugh, I didn't like him this time.

I mean, seriously dude, you are cracking a boner in front of, sniffing and kissing your client all within 5 minutes. Just no man, don't!

I liked our leading lady Skyler. I liked her vulnerability. And I freaking adore her best friend/manager Tracey and how she gave lip to Parker - you go lady!

I wish we had more of Bo and Royce in this one. I found Parker really unlikable in this one, and his actions just made me feel ick.

I will be carrying on to the next in this series, hoping we get more of the other guys this time.

ARC received via Netgalley for an honest review

Ugh, not more of Parker, Parker, Parker again - though at least this time he isn't hitting on his clients, so I guess that is something.

This time we have a troubled princess as our client, and I felt for her so much.

I felt for her for her familial obligations, I felt for her and her hurting heart. I got frustrated with her at times, however I could understand why she did things she did.

I was glad that even though, again, this was Parker (and I am still not over how I felt about him in book 2) it wasn't so much of him this time.

I did love the he is still in contact with Skyler, though he was a bit douchey with some things there too - but this could just be me :(

After the second book, I wasn't sure that I would be continuing on after the 3rd that I already had, but now I know I will as I need to find out more about Bo and Royce.


Pre-Order Books 2, 3 & 4

#2 - Milan, San Francisco, Montreal – 21 August

#3 - London, Berlin, Washington DC – 13 November

#4 - Madrid, Rio, Los Angeles – 5 February 2019


Audrey Carlan is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. She writes wicked hot love stories that are designed to give the reader a romantic experience that's sexy, sweet, and so hot your ereader might melt. Some of her works include the wildly successful Calendar Girl Serial, Falling Series, and the Trinity Trilogy.

She lives in the California Valley where she enjoys her two children and the love of her life. When she's not writing, you can find her teaching yoga, sipping wine with her "soul sisters" or with her nose stuck in a wicked hot romance novel.