by Lauren Blakely
Narrator: Sebastian York
Length: 6 hours and 40 minutes
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Purchase*: Amazon | Audible *affiliate
Narration: 5 cups
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.
[bctt tweet=”In the mood for laughter, heat, and an adorable romance? Make JOYRIDE your next listen” username=”kimbacaffeinate”]
I have read but, not listened. Have been toying with doing audible for a bit now.
Michelle, her novels are such fun on audio!
I’ve not read any of Lauren Blakely’s books or listened to any that Sebastian York has narrated.
You are in for a treat!
Nope, never read a Lauren Blakely book or heard a narration by Sebastian York. This sounds like something I’d enjoy, thanks for the giveaway!
LOL, we need to fix that! Good luck Darlene.
I don’t think I’ve ever read/listened to a Lauren Blakely book. But Mr, York….yum. I could listen to his voice all day!
Her books are fun to listen to. Good luck Lauren
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.
Glad you enjoy them too, Good luck Megan
Love the team of York and Blakely! I read this one but I totally want to revisit it on audio. Thanks for the giveaway.
They are a lot of fun.
Sounds like a good steamy book. Sent out the tweet. But I must admit the audible giveaway being U.S. only is kind of a turn-off. I get it with print books because of shipping but even audio?
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.
This does sound fun. The work competition thing and their already sparks from before. I’ve been meaning to try both author and narrator at some point.
Ooo you need to!
I love this series and of course I love Sebastian York. I need to get this eventually anyway
Wahoo….perfect quickie my friend.
No, I haven’t, but I’m looking forward to. Thank you
Good luck Linda
I’ve not read any of her books nor have I listened to any works performed by Sebastian Gregory. I’m obviously missing out
Yes..we need to fix that!
That sounds like a fun book.
It really was a blast.
I love that blurb! Thanks for the post!!
Happy to share!
Sounds like a lot of fun. I love the sound of the romance, and I am always up for a laugh.
It was a lot of fun and a great escape
Glad to see you enjoyed this one. I am still stuck on not having a tub to listen to my audios in! LOL
I listen while I am folding laundry, gardening, cooking etc.
Oh, yes. I do, too. I listen every chance I could get. But I still want a bathtub. LOL
This sounds like a fun story. I think I will get the ebook for this one. Glad you enjoyed it. I
Yay! More hilariously fun Lauren Blakely! I’m definitely looking forward to meeting Max, haha. Glad this was a good listen! Awesome review, Kim!
Thanks, Cyn. Yes, her books make me smile
OMG isn’t she just what the doctor ordered when you need a rom-com that makes you hot and bother and laugh out loud. I’m listening to Mr. O right now and I swear when I walk the dog in the am people think I’m crazy because I’m laughing out loud 😉
Great review and thanks for the giveaway, fingers crossed 🙂
Hehehe…yes she does make me grin like an idiot and burst out laughing!
i don’t mine reading her ..her characters have the snarkiness i like sometimes
They do..plus they are good people with hints of adorkableness!
Ooh Sebastian York! And it had you craving hot chocolate? I obviously need to be prepared before starting this one. I’m glad this was such an entertaining story for you, Kim! 🙂
Yeah, York delivers eargasms. LOL.
Max and Haley sound fun. What a fun book and I do love snarky. I need to try this author. Thanks for sharing your great review!
I know I am in for a good time when I start her books
She is one of those author I want to try one day, alas one day. And I have not listened to the narrator either. I am such a newbie
Her books are fun and make me smile