My So Called Sex Life by Lauren Blakely
Narrated by Sebastian York & Vanessa Edwin
My So Called Sex Life by Lauren Blakely is the perfect example of why Lauren Blakely is one of my top 5 authors and my number one audiobook author. She writes her characters with the narrators already in mind and I just love how perfectly casted these characters were.
I love books that take place in the book world, so that made My So Called Sex Life even more special. We have met Hazel and Axel in previous Lauren Blakely books, but you absolutely don’t need to read any of them before this book.
Hazel Valentine & Axel Huxley are both authors. He writes thrillers, and she writes romcoms. They used to write a popular series together, but one day in the middle of writing, he just ended it. No explanation, he just walked away. Now they are enemies, with all the snarkiness that goes with it.
When they are both offered an amazing book promo tour via train through Europe, it sounded great until they realized who else was on the tour. Let the banter begin! Being a romcom in the book world, I loved how Lauren teased the genre a bit by giving us all the super obvious tropes, yet keeping the story so creative and fun you can’t help but love it.
We have friends-to-enemies-lovers, forced proximity, single bed, slow burn, and unrequited love all rolled up into a fun ride with booklovers! I was listening to this book as I was planning Readers Take Denver, so it was a lot of fun listening to book signing stuff right as I was planning one. I have never met a Lauren Blakely character I didn’t love and admire, and My So Called Sex Life was no exception.
“I’m thirty-one, missy. I can work a phone, a power drill, and a twenty-speed vibrator.”
- It took place in the book world.
- I loved both main characters and the side characters.
- All the cameos from other series, but you never needed to know that at all, they were more like Easter eggs for fans.
- The fun banter.
- Just the perfect amount of hot sex.
- Amy’s side story.
- I loved the train ride.
- I didn’t like that it was a mystery why they parted ways the first time.
It’s been a while since Sebastian York has narrated a Lauren Blakely book, and I was so glad to hear it again! He was perfect for Axel, and Vanessa Edwin was spot-on for Hazel. The narration made the book even better.
The Down & Dirty:
Rating: 4.5-5 Stars, 3.5 Heat, 5 Narration
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