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.
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