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Joy Ride

Auteur(s): Lauren Blakely
Narrateur(s): Sebastian York
Durée: 6 h et 40 min
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From the number-one New York Times best-selling author of Full Package and Big Rock comes a hot and hilarious new standalone romantic comedy.

Let's be honest, ladies. A good man is a lot like the perfect car. You want a hot body, an engine that purrs, and superior performance under the hood...for the best joy ride of your life.

I'm at your service. Ready to go all night long.

But then a wildly sexy brunette appears in my life and throws a wrench in all my plans. She's fiery, she's talented, she's gorgeous, and I'd really like to know what makes her engine hum.

Henley also happens to be my biggest rival, and now we're forced to work together every day on the most important custom car build of my career. The trouble is I can't quite figure out if she wants to kick me in the lug nuts or beg me to give her a good, hard fuel injection. Until one night that question is answered on the hood of a sports car when she calls out my name three times. And we can't seem to put on the brakes.

If sleeping with the enemy is a bad idea, how much more dangerous would it be to fall in love with her?

©2017 Lauren Blakely (P)2017 Lauren Blakely

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  • 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹
  • 2017-05-12

WHAT A JOY THIS RIDE TURNED OUT TO BE

When I saw a new rom/com book by Lauren Blakey had been released and it was performed by Sebastian York.. I one clicked this baby because it seemed like a match made in Heaven.. and sure enough it was.

Max is the talented King of custom built dream cars.. but he is also the passionate King of pleasure and the lusty King of one night stands - with a no strings no rings policy Max is loving his life. But then a lucrative and challenging offer comes in from the host of a reality show which has Max working with his ex Apprentice Henley to pimp a very specific ride for the show. They had fallen out over a cocked-up paint job so Henley's boss/mentor Max had unceremoniously sacked Henley five years previously. However, present day Henley has made a name for herself in the custom-build market and has become a strong competitor for Max's business, a slick feisty business woman, a talented rival, a very knowledgeable and skilled Mechanic, a sassy temptation and a distraction for any man.. including, and especially, Max. Because, no matter how hard he tries to ignore and quash his lusty filthy thoughts about Henley by disagreeing, arguing and bickering with her, it only fuels his desires, amps up the combustible chemistry and it turns Max into a possessive, passionate, jealous and single-minded alpha. He's determined to learn from his past mistakes, deliver the perfect pimped ride, keep Henley sexually satisfied and make her happy - by being a trusted best friend, a passionate lover, a shoulder to cry on and an encouraging rival.. but can it really be that simple?

Max and Henley have so much in common - they are both passionate about making their client's fantastical auto dreams come true, are excited by high horse power cars and have the expertise, experience and energy to bring dreams to life. They are both determined not to sleep with their enemy.. however, under this particular hood, focussing on the job isn't easy when tensions rise and their hot sexy thoughts soon become their hot sexy reality. Their intense sexual pull and flirty humorous innuendos turn into an agreed one night stand.. a two night stand.. a three night stand - and suddenly it's impossible to avoid Cupid's arrow. After a rocky emotional start, they finally confess their feelings, clear the air and bond over their mutual love for anything with a spark plug. Their sexual hunger for each other and their total respect for one another has them fitting together sexually, personally, emotionally and mentally.. but holding back on a new business venture and keeping secrets lead to a bit of angst, torn thoughts, tears and a change of plans. An enemies-to-lovers story certainly isn't a new concept but the characters, humor and conflicts in this refreshing story meant I was never bored. Told from Max's POV but there was a glimpse of Henley's thoughts through a few very short 'to do' lists that detail her needs, her wants and the actions she needs to take to get her heart's desire.

Worth a credit? IMO, a Lauren Blakely book is always worth a credit.. and to have it expertly told by the talented Sebastian York is a delicious recipe for a 5 star enjoyable, entertaining, compelling and humorous listen.

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  • Pam Audio-Fanatic
  • 2019-05-08

Joy Ride

I am a fan of Lauren’s these RomComs are a perfect way to pass the time.

Max and Henley are a great match only they don’t’ know it, enemies, who turn into lovers.

I love that Henley is in a male-dominated job yet she has this huge girly side.
She is fun and witty and I like that she could hold her own again Max.

Max is a yummy character you can’t help but fall for. He has so much love and respect for his craft that maybe just maybe he can’t see past his lust.

These two steam up the pages and it’s a page-turner that is for damn sure.

What can I say about the narration.? ONLY Fans self SebYo hits it out of the park again. Lush, Yum, Swoony.

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  • Cecelia Buckner
  • 2017-05-31

Love this book &I love Sebastian York even more!

The love scenes were hot and steamy and there was a story line that was actually believable What a great idea

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  • Lydia D. Rella
  • 2017-05-09

Joy Ride will get your engine revving at MAX RPMs!

Joy Ride is definitely one of my very favorite Lauren Blakely audios, maybe even knocking out Big Rock from its top position, but I'll have to listen a few times to know for sure.

First, perfect casting. Sebastian York is amazing but like any actor, he has to be right for the part and he isn't right for every audiobook he's performed. *Gasp* (Put down the pitchforks. I am one of his biggest fans.) He is, however, IDEAL for Max Summers. Absolutely perfect. His gravelly voice hits all the points from comedic to cocky, snarky to sexy as sin.

Second, I love the enemies to lovers storyline. I loved the competition between Max and Henley, as it turned up the sexual chemistry in turn. I'm a car girl, so I loved all the fast, classic cars that spurred on their rivalry and let's face it, hot cars are SEXY. The fact that they're BOTH car builders sweetened the deal. Henley is a tough, skilled, get dirty and work woman with mad business skills and not to be outdone by anyone. I have a mad girl crush on her, obviously. In my next life, I want to be Henley.

Last, I love that Lauren creates characters with ideals. They're people you want to know in real life. Good people that are aware that the earth doesn't revolve around them and they need to do their part: volunteering, supporting causes, paying it forward. AND they have amazingly hot sex and beautiful loving relationships, so that's the cherry on top. You'll also hear appearances from other characters in these rom-coms by Lauren and if you haven't checked them out, I can't recommend them enough.

I LOVED Joy Ride hard. It will definitely get your motor running and your heart racing!

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  • A D Singleton
  • 2017-11-06

Any book with Sebastian York as the narrator is an amazing book

I loved the story, the characters and I would re-read and listen to this book again.

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  • Jonella A. Moore
  • 2017-05-11

Great fun!

I always enjoy every book by Lauren Blakely and this one was just so entertaining!the characters of most of her recent books appear as cameos so you get a hint of what's going on in previous characters lives. This tale of two car customization mechanics was funny and sexy. The characters the author writes are so bright and likeable, you cant help but enjoy them. As always, Sebastian York is magnificent in narration! I highly recommend this audiobook!

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  • Samantha
  • 2017-09-14

hang on for one heck of a ride

joy ride is the story of two people that work in the car industry in New York customizing cars. Max is known as the King and Hennley well she's one heck of a talented woman and car builder. their past was rough and now years later they are back in each other's orbit and things are going to heat up. seriously loved it.

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  • Jessica Counts
  • 2017-08-25

Loved it!

Absolutely adorable! True Love even trumps rivalries. Can't wait for the next! The narrator was spot on, wish for dual POV. But, still worth the credit.

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  • Trinigal78
  • 2017-05-12

Great Ride indeed

Would you listen to Joy Ride again? Why?

I sure would.. b/c it was everything I wanted in a romance/comedy book.. romance... comedy.. good storyline.. strong characters... and a HEA ending..

What did you like best about this story?

I loved how characters from past books tied into the story...

Have you listened to any of Sebastian York’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Oh HELL YES! Sebastian is a master of narration. I read one review that said that his voice isn't suited for all books... and the reviewer was right.. I've heard him in some stories where the characters just weren't strong enough for such a powerful voice.. but he was absolutely PERFECT for this.. I typically prefer dual narration... female narrators for the female parts and male for the male parts but Sebastian knocked this one out of the park

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes but life just wouldn't let my listening be great..

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  • Readers Together
  • 2017-08-20

The best yet

I adore Lauren Blakely’s books, she has the perfect combination of romance and comedy, this book was no different. I think it might be my favourite in this series. Lauren’s writing transitions so smoothly from the sweetness to anger, to sexiness and comedy.

Max Summers owns a successful garage, he’s always at the top of his game. When he meets a potential new customer at a car show he couldn’t be happier, that is, until he finds out that the new car job comes with a catch. He must work side by side with Henley Rose, another mechanic from his rival garage, and the woman he fired. She also happens to be the woman he can’t stop thinking about, can he remain professional, or will the attraction become too much for both of them?

Plot.
I haven’t listened to many enemies to lovers stories, but after listening to this book, I think I need to listen to more. I loved the dynamics between the characters. Rivals working together and falling in love is the perfect rom-com for a Sunday afternoon. I was so engrossed in the story that I completely missed dinner-time until my husband approached begging for food lol. The ending, sigh, it was so good, I loved how it played out. It really was the perfect way for the book to end. Everything is told from Max’s POV, just like the other books in the series, with the exception of Henley’s to do list chapters, which were funny as heck, I loved them.

Characters.
Max, Max, Max! I love him so much, he’s funny and sexy, and sweet. Of course, I fell in love with him. He’s awesome. He also drove me half insane! But in a good way.
Henley Rose is my kind of girl, she’s a strong, independent woman. She works in a predominately male workforce but is still extremely girly. I loved that about her. She was different. I was kept guessing throughout the book, about what secret Henley had. I didn’t know if it was going to be something major, something hurtful to Max or if it was going to be all hearts and flowers.
It was nice to see cameos from characters from the other books in the series. Although, say that, you don’t need to have met the characters before to enjoy the book or for it to make sense, each book is a true standalone. And Roger…oh my word, Roger, I loved him!

Relationship.
The chemistry between Max and Henley is off the charts, from the get go. I loved their interactions – from the excellent banter to the sweet moments and back to the insults. It all fit the characters perfectly. It was sweet watching them going from not being able to stand to be in the same room together to the attraction and falling in love. The sex scenes are hot as hell and fit with the story.

Narration.
Max Summers, the King of Pleasure is performed by the King of Aural, Sebastian York and it is a match made in heaven. His voice is perfectly suited to this character, deep and gravelly. His comedic timing is spot on. The lower octave he uses for Henley Rose is understated and smoothly transitioned.

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