Joy Ride by Lauren Blakely

June 8th, 2017 Kimberly Giveaway, Review 46 Comments

8th Jun
Joy Ride by Lauren Blakely
Joy Ride
by Lauren Blakely
Narrator: Sebastian York
Length: 6 hours and 40 minutes
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: Author
Purchase: Amazon | Audible
Narration Rating: 5
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Let’s be honest, ladies. A good man is a lot like the perfect car. You want a hot body, an engine that purrs, and superior performance under the hood. You probably also crave a ride that can go all night long.

I’m at your service.

Like the custom cars I build with class and sophistication, that’s exactly how I treat a woman. But don’t worry. I absolutely do my best work dirty…both in the shop and between the sheets. Work and play keep me plenty busy, until a certain sexy brunette reappears in my life and throws a wrench in all my plans.

This woman drives me insane. With longing. With lust. With every-damn-thing. But I kept my hands off her when I worked with her before, and I can damn well do it again now that’s she’s the competition.

After all, you don’t sleep with the enemy, even if it’d be one helluva joy ride?


JOY RIDE by Lauren Blakely is a standalone romantic comedy narrated by Sebastian York. Humor, heat, and banter will delight your ears in this enemy to lovers romance. Fill the tub with bubbles, pour a glass of wine and grab your headphones.  JOY RIDE was a light, sexy and humorous escape. Max is guaranteed to make you smile.

JOY RIDE had me laughing out loud, swooning and craving hot chocolate in the worse way! Blakely delivers the story from the voice of mechanic, restorer, and shop owner, Max Summers.  Wait until you meet Max! He’s smart, sexy as sin, and adorably confident. His business is successful, but competition is fierce. When a bid for a lucrative deal has him competing with his former student and ex-employee things get complicated.

Max has had the hots for Hanley but you don’t sleep with employees, and you never get in bed with the competition. Hold on to your headphones because things are about to heat up!

Blakely writes loveable characters that are confident but also have vulnerabilities.  I liked both Hanley and Max. Both work hard and are driven making them successful in the car business. They both have strong connections with family and friends. Their interaction from the beginning sparked with chemistry, and you could sense some mutual respect under all the snark, banter and one-upmanship.

So what happens when you are seriously attracted to the enemy, and you end up working a project for a client together? Earbud melting things happen! The foreplay, tub talk, and teasing had me laughing and swooning. The sex scenes will curl your toes. My personal favorite takes place in the garage. Blakely balances out these scenes with conversations, character growth, and shoptalk.

Max and Hanley’s budding romance felt genuine. Of course, they had some obstacles to overcome after all they are competitors. Confessions, character growth and advice from friends and family kept the angst to a minimum. Max was adorable as he bumbled it and recovered. Blakely treated us to a few epilogues all of which left me grinning.

Thanks to the narration provided by Sebastian York, JOYRIDE was a delicious listen. He nails the male pov from Max’s snark to sexiness. I also appreciated York’s ability to handle the female voice, and he moves between Hanley and Max with ease.

Are you in the mood for laughter, heat, and an adorable romance? Make JOYRIDE your next guilty pleasure.

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About Lauren Blakely

Lauren Blakely

Since self-publishing her debut romance novel CAUGHT UP IN US three years ago, Lauren Blakely has sold more than 1 million books. She is known for her sexy contemporary romance style that’s full of heat, heart and humor. A devout fan of cake and canines, Lauren has plotted entire novels while walking her four-legged friends. She lives in California with her family. With nine New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller List more than three dozen times. Her bestselling series include Sinful Nights, Seductive Nights, No Regrets, Caught Up in Love, and Fighting Fire. She recently released BIG ROCK, a sexy standalone romantic comedy that became an instant New York Times Bestseller. In the late spring, she’ll release MISTER O, another standalone romantic comedy.

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46 Responses to “Joy Ride by Lauren Blakely”

  1. Linda Townsend

    I’ve not read any of her books nor have I listened to any works performed by Sebastian Gregory. I’m obviously missing out

  2. Linda Romer

    No, I haven’t, but I’m looking forward to. Thank you

    • kimbacaffeinate

      If you can open a US Audible account you can enter. I know my friend in Switzerland can. I have no control over publishing rights.

  3. Megan Riverina Romantics

    I’m a big fan of both Lauren Blakely and Sebastian York. I’ve listened to a number of books by them. He does great with her characters.

  4. Janie McGaugh

    I’ve not read any of Lauren Blakely’s books or listened to any that Sebastian York has narrated.