Come As You Are by Lauren Blakely

May 15th, 2018 Kimberly Review 44 Comments

15th May
Come As You Are by Lauren Blakely
Come As You Are
by Lauren Blakely
Narrator: Sebastian York, Andi Arndt
Length: 7 hours and 29 minutes
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: Author
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I couldn’t have scripted a more perfect night.

For one fantastic evening, at a masquerade party in the heart of Manhattan, I’m not the millionaire everyone wants a piece of. Fine—multimillionaire. But who’s counting all those commas? Not me, and not the most intriguing woman I've ever met, who happens to like dancing, witty banter, and hot, passionate up-against-the-wall sex as much as I do.

There's no need for names or business cards. And that’s why I’m eager to get to know her more, since my mystery woman seems to like me for me, rather than for my huge…bank account.

Everything’s coming up aces. Until the next day when things get a little complicated. (Newsflash — a lot complicated.)

***

He's charming, brilliant, an incredible lover, and right now I want to stab fate in the eyeballs.

I've had one goal I've been working toward, and lo and behold, my mystery man is the very person who stands between me and my dream job. A job I desperately need since my hard-knock life has nothing in common with his star-kissed one.

But it’s time to put that fairytale night behind me, and focus on learning what makes him tick. Too bad it turns out his quirks are my quirks, and his love affair with New York matches mine.

And as we spend our days together, I discover something else that feels like a cruel twist of fate — I’m falling for this naughty prince charming, and that’s not an ending I can write to our story.

Fave Narrator hot Humor ROMANCE

Come As You Are by Lauren Blakely was beautiful with plenty of adorkable feels! Told from dual perspectives and narrated by Sebastian York and Andi Arndt I lost serious sleep listening until well after 2 am in search of happily ever after.

Coffee Dates with Come As You Are

  • First Date: Blakely has this addictive way of pulling you in and wrapping you up in the character’s story.  I adored the setup for this story.  A successful entrepreneur, Flynn Parker, is slightly jaded when it comes to dating and love. The truth is he doesn’t know if a woman is interested in him or his money. Sabrina Granger is a newspaper reporter who has recently been laid off and worries about what the future holds for her and her brother. As fate would have it the two attend a masquerade party and the two strike up a conversation keeping their identities a secret. The night ends with a very sexy, masked encounter. He walks away with her phone number but not her name.  Ooh la, la I was completely hooked and knew things were about to get complicated good.
  • Second Date: I loved the chemistry between Flynn and Sabrina. The playfulness and heat felt genuine, but all that comes to a screeching halt when the masks come off. Sabrina’s dream job is on the line as well as her brother’s future., Neither Flynn nor Sabrina will cross the line professionally. The two begin meeting as Sabrina interviews Flynn for her piece.  That underlying chemistry is still there, and it created tension. I loved seeing them together and learning about each as they shared life stories and such. It is classic opposites attract as these two come from different backgrounds but I loved seeing them discover the other. Their meetings took place all over the city as Sabrina firmly believes interviews should be conducted outside of an office setting as it allows the subject to relax. She is passionate about what she does but worries that her growing feelings for Flynn will color her piece.
  • Third Date: Will Flynn and Sabrina get to eat their cake or forever dream about what could have been? Ugh, this answer, despite feeling comfortable in Blakley’s hands kept me up listening until after 2 am. I needed to know. A possibility of blackmail, ethical questions and responsibilities tugged at these characters just as equally as the urge to kiss the other did. I adored both characters. Blakley added a few twists and surprises that all felt genuine and in line with the story. I laughed, bit my lip and swooned all the way to the end of these coffee dates.

Sebastian York and Andi Arndt narrated Come As You Are and they only enhanced an already great love story. These two are well paired and they captured the characters, the heat and the story as in unfolded.

If you are looking for a feel-good romance, filled with heat, adorkableness and all the feels, then Come As You Are is the perfect romance to grab.

This audiobook includes the bonus novella Most Irresistible Guy, which is only available in audio in this edition of Come as You Are.

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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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44 Responses to “Come As You Are by Lauren Blakely”

  1. Nise'

    That duo of narrators will always get me to listen! I fell in love with Andi’s narration with the Beneath series by Meghan March.

  2. Melliane

    it’s great that the chemistry was well done there. It’s an author I haven’t tried yet

  3. Heidi

    Lauren Blakely’s books are addictive and I do love Sebastian York narrating.

    • Kimberly

      Oh, Tanya, you are in for a treat. Humor, great people, and swoons! I always finish her books with a smile.

  4. Teresa Mary Rose

    I have so many Lauren Blakely books I want to read and now this one sounds good too! Gahh so many books so little time. Great review!

  5. Sophia Rose

    Oh man, you just know if a couple is hitting it off and having a grand old time in the first chapter that something’s going to toss in a monkeywrench. Sounds fun!

  6. Bookworm Brandee

    Oh Kimba! Lauren Blakely is going on my summer reading list! And this one will definitely make the list. I love the sound of this – the chemistry, the complications… So good! You’ve been tempting me with LB’s stories for quite awhile and I’ve been collecting her books…but I can’t resist Sebastian York OR Andi Arndt soooo…. Yeah, I’m sold!

  7. Lorna

    Two of my favorite narrators together! And I mostly love all of Blakely’s books. Actually finished Joy Ride today. I am sure I’ll be reading this one sooner than later because it sounds so good!