Instant Gratification & Satisfaction Guaranteed by Lauren Blakely

October 17th, 2019 Kimberly Review 7 Comments

17th Oct
Coffee Pot Reviews Blakely

Today I am sharing the first two standalone audiobooks in the Always Satisfied series by Lauren Blakely. One offers a unique format with singing and the other a full cast of narrators … both will leave you grinning like a fool. Find out why by checking out my Coffee Pot reviews, then grab copies for yourself!

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Instant Gratification & Satisfaction Guaranteed by Lauren Blakely
Instant Gratification
by Lauren Blakely
Series: Always Satisfied #2
Narrator: Andi Arndt, Shane East, Full Cast
Length: 8 hours and 10 minutes
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: Publisher
Purchase*: Amazon | Audible *affiliate
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
Heat Level: One FlameOne FlameOne FlameOne Flame
Narration: 5 cups Speed: 1.3x

Snagging a date? Not a problem. But one that meets my special requirements?

As the premier best-man-for hire in all of Manhattan, I promise discretion, so when I need a plus one for a couple of “I dos,” she needs to be A-Plus in reliability. Fortunately, I have a brilliant solution in asking my best friend’s sister to go on my arm. Truly is my good friend, too, and I trust her completely.

Just look how discreet she’s been about the time we spent the night together. But, it was only once, and it was months ago. We’ve been the souls of restraint ever since. I’m sure we can make it through these weddings without banging each other in the limo. Probably.

Plus, she needs my help with a business proposal. A little I’ll-scratch-your-back-you-scratch-mine doesn’t have to lead to the bedroom, right?

Good thing we know our way around the friend zone. The treacherous, torturous all-too-easy to slide out of friend zone…

friends RomCom SEXY SWOON

Instant Gratification by Lauren Blakely is a friends to lovers, best friend’s sister, we’ve slept together once let’s keep it in the friendzone romance that made me laugh, want to knock a few heads and of course swoon because Shane East and that British accent…. 😍

Narrated by Andi Arndt and Shane East with a full cast including Sebastian York, Zachary Webber, Bahni Turpin, Vikas Adam, Scott Brick , Jason Clarke, Emma Wilder, Hillary Huber, Joe Arden, Grace Grant, Marisa Calin, Lili Valente, and Adam Lau this tale is meant to listened to! So grab your headphones because it gets hot. So hot! Andi and Shane were amazing. These two play off each other so well. 

Two career driven characters help each other advance their professions while trying to ignore their obvious attraction. Hot, sexy and sizzling with sweet moments, frustration, growth and swoons. I will readily admit at times I wanted to lock them in a closet until they came to their senses. How can two business suave adults be so dense when it comes to love. 💕 Thankfully, Blakely allows for growth without overkill and does so with plenty of laughs, swoons and adorkable, melt your heart moments.

Cameo performances by a star cast as their friends interact with them, provide advice and new ones surprise them. Lots of epilogues and a fantastic chat with the narrators about weddings after was an absolute must listen.

I desperately want pancakes, and Andi… that was hot!

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Instant Gratification & Satisfaction Guaranteed by Lauren Blakely
Satisfaction Guaranteed
by Lauren Blakely
Series: Always Satisfied #1
Narrator: Jason Clarke, Andi Arndt
Length: 6 hours and 40 minutes
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: Publisher
Purchase*: Amazon | Audible *affiliate
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
Heat Level: One FlameOne FlameOne FlameOne Flame
Narration: 5 cups Speed: 1.3x

An innovative new production of a brand-new stand-alone romance from number one New York Times best-selling author Lauren Blakely! This audiobook includes the full-length novel of Satisfaction Guaranteed as well as an album! At the end of the story, you'll be treated to an album of classic love songs you know and love performed by Jason Clarke in a fully produced musical performance that ties into the story line!

Look, she started it first.

She issued me a challenge I couldn't back down from. Make her purr like no man has done before.

Fine, she's my business partner's daughter. All right, I'm also working in the same damn practice with her. Yes, she happens to be my ex-fling. But that was seven years ago, and it was barely a week-long thing.

Except, Sloane is still the one I can't stop thinking of - brilliant, sexy, captivating Sloane. Maybe a week of taking her to new heights will get her out of my head.

So what if we spend a few nights on the town too? So what if I romance her across Manhattan? It's all in the name of scientific pursuit of more magnificent Os.

Until the rules change...

The songs included in the album are standards made famous by the likes of Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Perry Como, Ella Fitzgerald, and Marilyn Monroe and include "The Curse of an Aching Heart", "After You've Gone", "Baby, Won't You Please Come Home", "I Ain't Got Nobody (And Nobody Cares for Me)", "After You Get What You Want, You Don't Want It", "Let Me Call You Sweetheart", and "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows."


In Satisfaction Guaranteed Jason Clarke narrates the voice of Malone, a lounge singer and lord have mercy he sings and plays piano. *swoons* 

Set in Manhattan, Blakely delivered again with a sexy, off the chart “friends to lovers’ romance seven years in the making. I loved the mix of humor, raw honestly, gooey sweetness and melt my earbuds heat. Mix in animals thanks to Malone’s day job as a veterinarian. That’s right ladies, the man sings and loves animals! 

Poor, Andi Arndt. She narrated the voice of Sloane in this dual POV and while she did a stellar job Jason stole the show in Satisfaction Guaranteed

A swoon worthy listen, with an awesome bonus novella, Sweet Desire.

Instant Gratification & Satisfaction Guaranteed by Lauren Blakely delivered a swoon-worthy mind melt. #RomCom #Audio #MustListen Click To Tweet

*Coffee Pot Reviews: short and sweet reviews done in the length of time it takes my coffee pot to brew! 

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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About Kimberly
Kimberly is a coffee loving book addict who reads and listens to fictional stories in all genres. Whovian, Ravenclaw and Howler. She owns and manages Caffeinated PR. The coffee is always on and she is ready to chat. Find @kimbacaffeinate on Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

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7 Responses to “Instant Gratification & Satisfaction Guaranteed by Lauren Blakely”

  1. Rowena

    I have both of these books on my TBR pile so I’m glad that I read your reviews, I’m going to push them higher up on my TBR pile cause they sound like a reading good time. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Kim!