Saturday 15 December 2018

♥ Lauren Blakely ♥ UNZIPPED ♥

© Bianca Janeane

• 14 December 2018
• standalone romantic comedy
• Dual POV

100% of pre-order proceeds & first five days of sales go to California Fire Relief Charities!

4.75 Stars
A brilliantly funny, scorchingly sexy new romance from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lauren Blakely!

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.
He's the last person I ever expected to pop into my life, but he might be exactly what I need to save the thing that matters most to me. All I have to do is not fall for him.

Finley is the creator and writer of a tv comedy show, but the network is not really excited about renewing her show. She has to write six amazingly funny episodes asap!
Enter Kyler. Eight years after his college love Cassie broke up with him and issued the ultimatum that he grow up and make something of himself, he's finally ready to win her back. A la Say Anything - boom box and everything! Only worse. ☺

Unfortunately it's Finley's window he's embarrassing himself under! LOL!
Fin is super excited by Kyler's story - she could use it for her show!!!
And off they go on a mission to win back the love of Kyler's life.
But what if you fall for someone else on the way ??? ......

What will happen with Finley & Kyler-Tom?
Will there be a HEA?

Awww ... that was adorable and hilarious!
Kyler is so sweet. Thinking that Cassie was just pining away for him these last decade! He believes that she will take him back when he shows up with his great gesture.
And poor Finley. She's kinda mega attracted to Kyler/Tom, but she won't allow herself to fall for him because the exact same thing happened with her ex - the ex that was still in love with his ex!

But of course those two can't resist falling for each other ... and the reader has an amazing time watching it happen!

I really enjoyed reading this story!
So funny, sweet, California-ish, adorable and roadtrippy and a bit heartbreaking too ... I might have cried a tear or two ....

Amazing Rom-Com!!

Plus also ... I wouldn't mind seeing this on Netflix one day!

Oh and the only thing that was a bit weird. All those brothers and cousins of Kyler and the book store owner lady and her guy? What's up with them? Do they have their own books already or are we getting their story one day??? There was to much in this book about people and their story - it was a bit confusing/redundant ... unless we're getting their books soon! In that case: GIMMEEE!☺
(edited after finishing the book - it's explained a bit at the end - and also I was doing some goodreadsy research - I now know that Gabe and Arden will be the stars in Best Laid Plans - coming in March. And there are lots of Lauren books coming in 2019 - maybe we'll get more of the people from Unzipped - also - a few are already happily married.)

UNZIPPED was such a fun and adorable half meet-cute-getting-to-know-you - half road-trip love story!! Run to your nearest amazon asap for your own Kyler Tom - this one is MINE !!!

ARC received for an honest review

Lauren Blakely, you had me at Lloyd Dobler.

Then Kyler had me with all his 80s movie references.

From the moment he "Doblers" Finley, I was hooked.  And so was Finley, and I can't blame the girl.

Unzipped is a cute, sweet and adorable strangers-to-friends-to-lovers story, and I was swept up in their lives.

I freaking love Finley, her sass and snark towards Kyler made me laugh and smile the whole time I was reading.

Kyler is geeky and awkward and kinda clueless when it comes to the lady, however that just makes him all the more adorable.

There are lots of brothers and family and other characters that we meet in this story, so I do hope we get more of them in the future (I know some do, but to quote Freddie Mercury, I Want It All)

This Kyler is mine, so run out and get your own.


100% of pre-order proceeds & first five days of sales go to California Fire Relief Charities!

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Lauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat, heart, and humor, and she has had eight books on the New York Times Bestseller list and sixteen on the USA Today Bestseller list. Like the heroine in her novel, FAR TOO TEMPTING, she thinks life should be filled with family, laughter, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren lives in California with her husband, children, and dogs. She loves hearing from readers! Her bestselling series include Sinful Nights, Seductive Nights, No Regrets, Caught Up in Love, and Fighting Fire. She recently released SWEET SINFUL NIGHTS, the first novel in her new sexy romance series Sinful Nights that became an instant New York Times Bestseller. In January, she'll release BIG ROCK, a sexy, standalone romantic comedy. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney.