Unzipped
Wanted: Dating coach to help hot nerd win back the woman of his dreams...Picture this - I’m ready to win back the love of my life, and I’m going big this time. We’re talking boom box, sing her name in the rain, let the whole damn neighborhood know I'm good and ready this time around. After all, if you're going to grand gesture the ever-loving hell out of a second chance, you need to pull out all the stops. There’s only one little problem. My college girlfriend isn't the one who shows up when I play my "I'll do anything to win you back" tune. The woman who flings open the second-floor window tells me my ex doesn’t live here anymore. But she'll help me win her back. Anything for romance, anything for a guy so willing to go big for love. And that's what I want at first. Until I get to know my new “romance coach” and discover she’s funny, clever, and keeps me on my toes. And boy, do I ever need that. Now I don't want to win anyone else’s heart. I want the woman who's been helping me all along. Trouble is - she thinks I'm in love with someone else, and when we take off on a road trip, everything I think I know about women is about to be unzipped and turned inside out. ***He's the last person I ever expected to pop into my life, but he might be exactly what I need to save the thing that matters most to me. All I have to do is not fall for him.

Unzipped Details

TitleUnzipped
Author
ReleaseDec 14th, 2018
Rating
GenreRomance, Contemporary, Contemporary Romance

Unzipped Review

  • Lauren Blakely
    January 1, 1970
    He's falling for the romance coach!✦Kindle US ➜ https://amzn.to/2E9muKE✦Kindle UK➜ https://amzn.to/2C0zIbk✦Kindle CA➜ https://amzn.to/2zPcNhF✦Kindle AU➜ https://amzn.to/2zPd9ov✦ Apple Books ➜ https://apple.co/2QiENo1✦ Kobo ➜ https://bit.ly/2OeFJFr ✦ Nook ➜ https://bit.ly/2EdTBge✦ Google Play ➜ http://bit.ly/UnzippedGplay✦ Paperback ➜ https://amzn.to/2Eayo6X✦ Audible ➜ https://adbl.co/2wncWWL
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  • Christy
    January 1, 1970
    4 stars!! Unzipped was such a fun and sweet friends to lovers story. Even though the two main characters were strangers at the beginning of the book, they became fast friends before any romance stepped in. Kyler- aka Tom is out to get his college sweetheart back. She was his first love and he feels like he’s ready for a relationship now. He’s more settled. He decides to go with a big gesture. He’ll go to her home, play the boombox, all that good stuff. Problem is… he goes to her neighbors house 4 stars!! Unzipped was such a fun and sweet friends to lovers story. Even though the two main characters were strangers at the beginning of the book, they became fast friends before any romance stepped in. Kyler- aka Tom is out to get his college sweetheart back. She was his first love and he feels like he’s ready for a relationship now. He’s more settled. He decides to go with a big gesture. He’ll go to her home, play the boombox, all that good stuff. Problem is… he goes to her neighbors house *face palm*. This neighbor, Finley, gets a kick out of this. She explains to Tom that his ex is never there and decides to help him to come up with a less corny way to win her back since they have time. This book made me smile and laugh non-stop. It was super cute. I thought the narrators did a great job with this audio. They were high energy and did an amazing job voicing Tom and Finley. I also loved that even though Tom started out wanting his ex back, wanting Finely just came naturally. It never felt like she was second best to me. And Finely had her show/writing going on but using Tom as inspiration was never hidden. I loved how open these two were with one another. If you’re looking for a light and entertaining romance, check out Unzipped. If you are an audio book listener, I highly recommend it in this format! It was fantastic.
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  • Astrid - The Bookish Sweet Tooth
    January 1, 1970
    Lauren Blakely's specialty are lighthearted, easy and fun stories with lovable characters. Unzipped falls in this category. When I started listening to it I just came out of a major book hangover so this was the perfect remedy.Kyler/Tom is adorkably clueless when it comes to women. He's a hot nerd who wants to win back his first love who broke up with him telling him to be in touch again when he has his head on straight. So now he deems himself ready and wants to woo her, equipped with a boombox Lauren Blakely's specialty are lighthearted, easy and fun stories with lovable characters. Unzipped falls in this category. When I started listening to it I just came out of a major book hangover so this was the perfect remedy.Kyler/Tom is adorkably clueless when it comes to women. He's a hot nerd who wants to win back his first love who broke up with him telling him to be in touch again when he has his head on straight. So now he deems himself ready and wants to woo her, equipped with a boombox and his heart on his sleeve. Only, Cassie isn't at home. Instead  he meets Finley, his old girlfriend's neighbor who isn't impressed by his antics and decides to give him lessons in courting and dating women.Finley is such a sweet heroine. Burned by a man because she was his rebound she doesn't want to make the same mistake again so falling in love with Tom seems to be a supremely stupid idea...but soon she's charmed by him.I loved the honesty with which they treated one another. They had so much fun just talking and conversing. Tom's naughty streak was hilarious and often times made their conversation drift into sexual insinuations which weren't cheesy at all because they were done in good fun. These two were so quirky, endearing and entertaining, the book felt almost a little too short.Joe Arden and Andi Arndt did a wonderful job bringing these two characters to life, I actually felt that they had as much fun narrating as I had listening. I loved that they actually recorded alternate narration for the text messages.If you are in need of a light, funny, quick romance fix you won't be disappointed with Unzipped. It was charming and sweet with a good dose of sexual tension and steam.
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  • Stacey is Sassy
    January 1, 1970
    A wee bit corny...***3.5 Stars***Unzipped is the kind of audio to listen to when you want a light and easy listen. It wasn't overly complicated, made me laugh a few times, and had some heat. The characters were engaging and you could tell from their first interactions that they had a serious connection.At first, I was a little worried. The hero is planning to woo his first love and make a big gesture to show her that he's a better man now. But, it's not the heroine. Also, the heroine is a comedy A wee bit corny...***3.5 Stars***Unzipped is the kind of audio to listen to when you want a light and easy listen. It wasn't overly complicated, made me laugh a few times, and had some heat. The characters were engaging and you could tell from their first interactions that they had a serious connection.At first, I was a little worried. The hero is planning to woo his first love and make a big gesture to show her that he's a better man now. But, it's not the heroine. Also, the heroine is a comedy writer and it was pun after pun after pun. It did settle down and the storyline became fairly entertaining.The narrators do a fabulous job keeping it light and entertaining. It never felt like it dragged or made me feel frustrated. I could easily tell when the characters changed and I loved the dual reading. This was my first experience listening to an audio with dual readings and I wished it happened more often.This wasn't my favourite Lauren Blakely but it did keep me entertained on my journey to work. I will always come back for this author's work.
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  • ✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰
    January 1, 1970
    100% of pre-order proceeds & first five days of sales go to California Fire Relief Charities!Finley is the creator and writer of a tv comedy show, but the network is not really excited about renewing her show. She has to write six amazingly funny episodes asap!Enter Kyler. Eight years after his college love Cassie broke up with him and issued the ultimatum that he grow up and make something of himself, he's finally ready to win her back. A la Say Anything - boom box and everything! Only wors 100% of pre-order proceeds & first five days of sales go to California Fire Relief Charities!Finley is the creator and writer of a tv comedy show, but the network is not really excited about renewing her show. She has to write six amazingly funny episodes asap!Enter Kyler. Eight years after his college love Cassie broke up with him and issued the ultimatum that he grow up and make something of himself, he's finally ready to win her back. A la Say Anything - boom box and everything! Only worse. ☺Unfortunately it's Finley's window he's embarrassing himself under! LOL!Fin is super excited by Kyler's story - she could use it for her show!!!And off they go on a mission to win back the love of Kyler's life.But what if you fall for someone else on the way ??? ......What will happen with Finley & Kyler-Tom?Will there be a HEA?READ THE BOOK TO FIND OUT! ☺════════════════════ Awww ... that was adorable and hilarious!Kyler is so sweet. Thinking that Cassie was just pining away for him these last decade! He believes that she will take him back when he shows up with his great gesture.And poor Finley. She's kinda mega attracted to Kyler/Tom, but she won't allow herself to fall for him because the exact same thing happened with her ex - the ex that was still in love with his ex!But of course those two can't resist falling for each other ... and the reader has an amazing time watching it happen!I really enjoyed reading this story!So funny, sweet, California-ish, adorable and roadtrippy and movie-quote-y and a bit heartbreaking too ... I might have cried a tear or two ....Amazing Rom-Com!!Plus also ... I wouldn't mind seeing this on Netflix one day!Oh and the only thing that was a bit weird. All those brothers and cousins of Kyler and the book store owner lady and her guy? What's up with them? Do they have their own books already or are we getting their story one day??? There was to much in this book about people and their story - it was a bit confusing/redundant ... unless we're getting their books soon! In that case: GIMMEEE!☺(edited after finishing the book - it's explained a bit at the end - and also I was doing some goodreadsy research - I now know that Gabe and Arden will be the stars in Best Laid Plans - coming in March. And there are lots of Lauren books coming in 2019 - maybe we'll get more of the people from Unzipped - also - a few are already happily married.)UNZIPPED was such a fun and adorable half meet-cute-getting-to-know-you - half road-trip love story!! Run to your nearest amazon asap for your own Kyler Tom - this one is MINE !!!100% of pre-order proceeds & first five days of sales go to California Fire Relief Charities! ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡
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  • Angela (Reading Frenzy Book Blog)
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 starsAudiobook ReviewAndi Arndt and Joe Arden are two of my favorite narrators, so it would have been a massive surprise if they phoned in subpar performances. Fortunately, they did not. The story itself is perfectly fine—it’s just not as laugh-out-loud funny as most of the other Lauren Blakely books I’ve read. The premise is cute and tailor made for fans of romantic comedy movies. There are a ton of references to rom coms made in the 80s and 90s, and it’s borderline overdone, but I’m a chil 3.5 starsAudiobook ReviewAndi Arndt and Joe Arden are two of my favorite narrators, so it would have been a massive surprise if they phoned in subpar performances. Fortunately, they did not. The story itself is perfectly fine—it’s just not as laugh-out-loud funny as most of the other Lauren Blakely books I’ve read. The premise is cute and tailor made for fans of romantic comedy movies. There are a ton of references to rom coms made in the 80s and 90s, and it’s borderline overdone, but I’m a child of the 80s who enjoys chick flicks so it gets a pass. I liked both main characters, even though Tom is so adorkably clueless it hurts. The first half lags a bit and I struggled to stay interested at times. However, I enjoyed the second half more and the big finish is really satisfying.Recommended for fans of:Roller coasters80s moviesBig romantic gestures
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  • Cyndi
    January 1, 1970
    This book was absolutely adorable! Our hero finally feels like he’s ready to try to win back his first love. But when he goes for the ‘big gesture’ he aims the boom box at the wrong girl. Enter our heroine who is one of the funniest characters you’ll meet. She writes for a sitcom and her inspiration are people in real life and their many foibles. So the ‘Lloyd Dobler’ wanna be is the perfect muse for a comedy writer. Very funny!
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  • Elle's Book Blog
    January 1, 1970
    Release Date: December 11, 2018 Genre: Romantic Comedy An adorably lighthearted romance that will induce the giggles in any reader Lauren Blakely is one of those authors that can write numerous books within a year and make every single one a fun and lovable read. And when I say every single book- I truly mean that. Unzipped as just as quirky as the books before it only this time, we get a cool hint of the 80's and 90's (boombox, serenading a woman in front oh her home, you get the drift). W Release Date: December 11, 2018 Genre: Romantic Comedy An adorably lighthearted romance that will induce the giggles in any reader Lauren Blakely is one of those authors that can write numerous books within a year and make every single one a fun and lovable read. And when I say every single book- I truly mean that. Unzipped as just as quirky as the books before it only this time, we get a cool hint of the 80's and 90's (boombox, serenading a woman in front oh her home, you get the drift). While it's not laced with 80's and 90's nostalgia, I will admit that beginning the book with it HOOKED me. I laughed so hard and truly loved it! Anyway, this is a truly lovely read and one I don't think I will be forgetting in the near future. It's got fun characters (both of which I would easily call friends if they were real) and an engaging and original plot. I very much recommend this to anyone in need of a romance fix as this one is bound to lift your hearts and make you smile!
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  • Jacob Proffitt
    January 1, 1970
    This was short, straightforward and enjoyable if not exactly outstanding. Finley and Kyler (who commiserate over having weird names) are practically made for each other with their shared love of cinema and tolerance for adventurous activities. Their meet-cute is awesome and since Finley is a television writer and Kyler is following every romance trope he can think of, we get a lot about romance and romantic story tropes while they navigate their way to being together.Blakely uses Kyler having go This was short, straightforward and enjoyable if not exactly outstanding. Finley and Kyler (who commiserate over having weird names) are practically made for each other with their shared love of cinema and tolerance for adventurous activities. Their meet-cute is awesome and since Finley is a television writer and Kyler is following every romance trope he can think of, we get a lot about romance and romantic story tropes while they navigate their way to being together.Blakely uses Kyler having gone to an all-boys high school to explain how very relationship-clueless he is and why he keeps leaning on movie scenes and lines to express himself to women. So Finley ends up being his translator, deliverer of clue, and spirit animal on his discovery quest for relationship enlightenment. On the other side, Finley finds Kyler an excellent muse for the sitcom she is furiously creating scripts for under the unreasonable demand of her boss at the network. I loved how they are helping each other and came to respect and appreciate their respective strengths.I didn't love so much the contrived backgrounds or the strain the story was put under to have them experience all the romance tropes they were talking about. I mean, it was cute. Maybe? Particularly when (very minor spoiler) (view spoiler)[Kyler hired a couple people to fulfill some of the tropes on their little road trip (hide spoiler)]. But it also bent the story a bit and I appreciated that a good deal less.So I'm leaving this with a solid three stars. It's a good time but it's good that it is so short because any longer and it would have worn thin.A note about Steamy: There are a couple explicit sex scenes putting this in the middle of my steam tolerance (for such a short work). They're NA adventurous so I didn't buy them any better than I did some of the other elements, so this is a part of the underwhelm that lead to the three star final.
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  • Heroesinbooks
    January 1, 1970
    4 Tom and Finley StarsIf you are looking for a light, fun , sexy book....look no further. If you love references to the music and films of the 80's then you should snap this up. A word of caution though - do not drink hot beverages whilst reading Unzipped. Or , as in my case, listening to it on audio. You are liable to laugh hard and choke on said beverage. It was worth it though. Tom (Kyler) is a very likeable nerd who is desperate to win back his College girlfriend's affections , years after t 4 Tom and Finley StarsIf you are looking for a light, fun , sexy book....look no further. If you love references to the music and films of the 80's then you should snap this up. A word of caution though - do not drink hot beverages whilst reading Unzipped. Or , as in my case, listening to it on audio. You are liable to laugh hard and choke on said beverage. It was worth it though. Tom (Kyler) is a very likeable nerd who is desperate to win back his College girlfriend's affections , years after they parted ways. In the process of doing so he meets Finley, who is his ex-girlfriend's neighbour. I like Finley very much. She is a comedy show writer and meeting Tom kick starts her struggling career. They fit well together and as they embark on a road trip to help Tom win his ex back, new feelings start to emerge between them. But where will this road lead them?Fun, light and entertaining book. Andi Arndt and Joe Arden do an excellent job of narrating. HEA? YesCheating? No
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