The V-Card by Lauren Blakely and Lili Valente
Narrated by Sebastian York & Andi Arndt
Standalone romantic comedy
It’s no secret that Lauren Blakely has become one of my top favorite authors, I try to read every book she releases and I love them all. So I was excited when I saw she would be collaborating with another author who I haven’t read, Lili Valente. It’s a great way to introduce a new author, and maybe it will bring a new feel to the books that are getting a bit similar to each other.
I would never have known the difference. The V Card seemed like another awesome Lauren Blakely book, and it was so strongly written that I could never pick up where the writing switched.
Graham runs a lingerie company whose sole purpose is to make women feel beautiful. He ran it with his best friend Sean, who recently passed away. He has a board meeting coming up, and he needs Sean’s sister, CJ, to help at the meeting.
But she wanted her own favor in return.
“So I just need… I need you to teach me about… about…Sex, intercourse, coitus, banging, the horizontal hula, the bow-chicka-wow-wow.”
Graham is dead-set against it on the outside, but inside…well he’s had the hots for CJ, so it doesn’t take a lot to change his mind. And he sure won’t let any other guy touch her. CJ was a friend and business partner and at almost 26, still a virgin. She can’t think of anyone she trusts for that job more than Graham. So they strike up a business contract.
“I just want to be able to drive a man crazy. To please and satisfy him in every way.”
My dick insists he and I could teach her how a real man treats a woman. But my dick isn’t the best barometer. Dicks are notoriously untrustworthy.
- Well written with great flow. I have no idea who wrote what.
- Dual POV. It was nice getting into both of their heads.
- Graham is protective, possessive, and totally treats women with respect.
- I love a friends to lovers book.
- Had me grinning the whole time.
- Filled with laugh-out-loud moments and swoon worthy moments.
- The cat.
- Had the same feel as a Lauren Blakely solo book. I expected a little more unique. This isn’t really a dislike, because I love Lauren’s books, but I would have liked to feel the other author more, and I didn’t.
Sebastian York and Andi Arndt, as always, do an amazing job. It had been a while since I listened to them, and I loved every second. Still, since I mostly listen to Lauren Blakely books, I think changing up the narrators a little more may help them from becoming so similar to each other.
The Down & Dirty:
Rating: 4.75 Stars, 4.25 Heat. 5 Narration