by Lauren Blakely
Narrator: Andi Arndt, Zachary Webber
Length: 7 hours and 5 minutes
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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It seemed like a good idea at the time…
As the team’s publicist, I need a football player to be the face of our charity calendar, and Jones Beckett needs a savvy PR woman to manage his new sponsorship deal.
A simple give and take, and I’m sure I’ll have no problem following my iron-clad rule — don’t date a player. And never ever fall for one. No matter how charming, big-hearted and devilishly clever the man is.
But you know what they say about best laid plans…
Once I start spending my off-season days and nights with Jones, I’m following a brand new playbook, one that has me falling hard for the incorrigible flirt — heart, body and mind.
That’s against the rules, and now what seemed like a bright idea has turned into a dangerously forbidden one.
It was supposed to be an I-scratch-her-back-she-scratched-mine kind of arrangement. And man, did Jillian ever drag her nails down my back on one hell of a hot night. Okay fine, it was several hot nights on the road.
Now we’re back in town and it’s time to set the play clock back to when we were simply player and publicist. Given the way the last few years have gone, I can’t risk this deal. Trouble is, I want more than than just another night with her.
What’s a guy to do when he's always been most likely to score, but the woman he’s falling for is way off limits?
Puppies and kittens! Most Likely to Score written by Lauren Blakely and narrated by Zackery Webber and Andi Arndt delivered a delicious romance with heart and heat.
The gist of the story is this; Jillian Moore, a Chinese American publicist for the San Francisco Renegades Football team helps, Jones Beckett the team’s star receiver clean up his image with charity work, photo shoots, and puppies. This forces the two to spend time together away from the team and provided the temptation to act on their attraction to each other. This was such a fun story featuring the forbidden romance trope.
Jillian is such a sweetheart and while Jones has a reputation as a player, the man is totally swoon-worthy. I absolutely loved the back and forth banter between them. While the chemistry is there from the beginning, mutual respect and friendship soon gave way to passion.
It was fun seeing this couple transition from time away back to reality. A romance between them could ruin both of their careers. I loved how Jones tried to protect Jillian’s reputation. It was total swoon overload. Blakley kept the drama low allowing the conflict to come from outside the relationship. This allowed me to champion this couple as I rooted for a happily ever after.
Book dates with Lauren Blakley always result in insane amounts of smiles, laughter, blushes and total escapism. Her characters are down to earth and very real, making them relatable. Then she adds in adorable animals making me squee.
I discovered narrator Zackery Webber through Blakely and he does a fantastic job with Jones. He captures his personality and enhanced an already great tale. Andi Arndt brought out Jillian’s sweetness and nailed her struggles over her attraction to Jones. It felt honest and had me laughing.
Most Likely to Score delivered a feel-good romance, with charming, lovable characters and adorable animals. I devoured this and pulled off my headphones smiling.
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Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
There you go tempting me with Blakely again! 😉 Seriously, I’m going to have a Blakely audio binge sometime. All her stories sound like fun and this one does as well. I like that the angst is kept low. And puppies! 😀
Her books are such fun!
I like the narration team of Andi and Zachery. Will keep my eye out for this one.
I’m a little behind of Blakely, but this book sounds like a good one to jump back into!! Glad to see it was a fun read! Lovely review, Kim!
This was fun. Wanderlust is another good one to jump in on. It is different than her usual fair.
Puppies, smiles, laughter are always welcome in my life! [even blushes!] yes for total escapism!
Just add a glass of wine 🙂
Tanya @ Girl Plus Books
Love the sound of this one! And Andi Arndt is one of my favorite narrators.
I enjoy her and she pairs well with Webber 🙂
This is an author who I have heard great things about, but have yet to read her work. Great review.
I hope you try her. Her books are feel-good romances that make you smile 🙂
not sure I ever tried Blakely. I am glad you enjoyed both the narrators. Oh, yes for animals to make things even better
Oh you must. Wanderlust is a good one to try. It’s set in Paris and not too sexy.
I have not read anything by this author. I like that she can get you immersed in the characters and they are believable and the story flows well. I like that the author had you laughing too. You know how I love that. I have another to put on my list! I just finished Lady Midnight so I was looking for my next book. =)
She leaves me smiling.
Ah Kim all the things I love about Blakely you’ve mentioned here. It’s time I get a few more in audible.
Do you like Weber as much as Sebastian York? And how about the two narrators does that work for you as well as 1?
Thanks I’m getting my wallet out now LOL
Yes, I enjoy his narration and enjoy the dual narration.
I liked reading how there’s an Asian American, female protagonist in this book. Thank you for well wishes. The husband didn’t sleep well last night. He’s suffering a bit and was going to take a day off today but he had an important meeting to attend to today. I hope he’ll come home early.
I love that we saw some diversity Stepfanie.
I had a lot of fun reading this one too, Kim. I especially liked that the heroine was Chinese American, and her dad was amazing!
So glad you liked it too!
Yay for diversity 🙂
One day I will try this author, seriously!
Her books just make me smile Ali 🙂