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Publisher's Summary

What happens when a book blogger accidentally publishes her digital diary online?

A viral sh--storm, that's what.

No way did I want thousands of subscribers to read my confessions - yet, that's precisely what went down last night after four too many Cosmos with my girls.

Now, Damage Control is my new middle name because my diary confessional has my roommate, Lucas Stone, written all over it.

Literally.

I've been in love with him forever - well, ever since I saw him sprint across campus naked during our first year of college.

And now that Lucas knows how I feel about him?

Well, things are destined to get awkward.

Because Lucas Stone, my BFF - the man who sleeps only one room over - just got engaged.

And his fiancée isn't me.

Confessions of a Bookaholic is a steamy, friends-to-lovers, sports romance full of laughter and a tiny bit of angst.

©2020 Chrystal Clay/Joslyn Westbrook (P)2020 Chrystal Clay/Joslyn Westbrook

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  • Anthony Avina
  • 2021-03-01

Brilliant and Engaging Romance Story: A Must Read!

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own.

A truly hilarious, steamy, and romantic new adult contemporary romance like no other, Confessions of a Bookaholic was the perfect way to end 2020 and begin 2021! The chemistry between protagonists Macy and Lucas is gripping, drawing the reader into their chaotic world and hanging on their every word as their complex emotions pour out onto the page.

The series of heated moments together, humorous exchanges back and forth, and emotional misunderstandings that keep their relationship ever-changing made this a truly memorable read. The author has a natural way of making the characters feel real and relatable while also elevating their story to classic romance novel entertainment levels, ironic given the protagonist Macy’s book blogger status. The narration only serves to help bring this awkward yet fascinating love story to life, giving each character’s narration a focused and personable feel.

A masterful, engaging, and evenly-paced read/audiobook, author Joslyn Westbrook’s “Confessions of a Bookaholic” is a breath of fresh air in the contemporary romance and new adult genres. A whirlwind of comedy and emotions, the author does a great job of focusing the narrative on the struggles and connection of both protagonists and makes for an entertaining read overall. If you haven’t yet, be sure to grab your copy today!

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  • Book Lover in Florida
  • 2021-02-27

Super cute book!

What a super cute book! i can relate to being a bookaholic and wanting the perfect relationship. It is a reminder that not everything is perfect and requires work. A great weekend read!

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  • Mile High KINK Book Club
  • 2021-02-27

SNAP OUT OF IT!!!!!

Confessions of a Bookaholic is a romantic love story between childhood best friends Macy Sinclair and Lucas Stone. Both are now students in their final year of college in California. Lucas is preparing for the NFL Draft and Macy is seeking her “dream job” at a major magazine as a writer.

It is a delightful story with high hopes, bad choices, book love and how friends can make the best and the worst decisions. Yeah, I did not like Macy forgoing her dreams to be with Lucas. I did not like Lucas going along with the ride either. So, if you ever wonder if you can like a story and not the characters so much – well yeah, it is possible. I just wanted to snap my fingers and say “Snap out of it”

Confessions’ narrators made it amazingly easy to listen to the funny banter. I listen to the audio in my car only to keep me entertain as a I drive around running errands. At some points of the story, I had to sit in the Target parking lot to finish the chapters. And the sex scenes? Wow, talking about heat. I was not expecting so much dirty fun and it is kind of funny to be waiting at the traffic light as Lucas “pokes” Macy.

Each narrator portrayed each character perfectly. So many times, the female narrator makes the male character sound like a wimp. That is not the case with Sierra Kline.

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  • R. Simons
  • 2021-02-26

Easy listen

Confessions of a Bookaholic captured me from the blurb because Macy was a book blogger and loved books, don’t we all? She is in love with her roommate Lucas but he has just proposed to his girlfriend, she is upset and hurt, even though Lucas doesn’t know about her feelings and the morning after a girls night out to drown her sorrow, she realises she has published her feelings about Lucas all over her blog. Oops! I enjoyed this audiobook, it was light-hearted, funny even cringe-worthy at times but the story progressed at a fast pace. Told in both Macy and Lucas’ perspectives I felt I got to know each character well and the story. The narrator's Sierra Kline and Tim Paige made the characters come to life and put great emotions in with it. Overall I really enjoyed how the story played out, yes it is not hard to guess how it would end but if you want something that is light, easy and fun to read/listen too then grab this.

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  • Sara
  • 2021-01-17

Sweet story!

Confessions of a Bookaholic by Joslyn Westbrook was an absolutely charming listen. Macy and Lucas are roommates and best friends. They’ve also both crushed on each other for as long as they can recall. One night after too many drinks, Macy posts her personal thoughts on her book blog… a super popular blog that has a TON of followers including her love interest and even their parents! It gets real after that… will Macy and Lucas put their friendship on the line to have it all? I enjoyed this sweet story with some light drama and lots of laughs.

The narrators Sierra Kline and Tim Paige did a good job bring this story to life. I felt like they both got into the emotions and the fun of the story. Kline really portrayed embarrassment in the opening scenes. You can just feel her humility. She made it where I could feel and imagine being there! Can you even imagine?!?!

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  • LAS
  • 2021-01-05

Fun, quirky friends-to-lovers romance

Confessions of a Bookaholic was a fun, quirky, college friends-to-lovers romance. There was a little bit of drama, but not too much, and instead we get a good focus on the relationship between bookish Macy and her best friend since first grade, Lucas, also the start quarterback about to be drafted by the NFL.

The relationship between Macy and Lucas is exactly what you'd expect from two college kids that constantly have their wires crossed. Their strong friendship added a layer of intimacy that you don't always see because they've known each other their whole lives, and can read each other really well.

The narration by Tim Paige and Sierra Kline was really great. They conveyed the emotion, the youthfulness of the characters, the humor. It was a great listen.

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  • Karen Dee
  • 2021-01-05

Friends to lovers

This story was okay but it really suffered from a lack of depth and quite honestly realism. As close as the friends are they are both oblivious to the fact that they are in love with each other.

The book starts out fine but starts to decline from a lack of believability. Also the characters get a bit annoying and start to act childishly.

Don't get me wrong this book definitely has its moments of enjoyment but it needed more of a story to sink into.

The narration was really good which definitely added to the enjoyment and improved the overall story.

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  • Falling_with_the_leaves
  • 2021-01-03

A fun listen that you will want to escape into!

A best friend's to lovers romance that brings all the heat, humor, and a dash of angst!

One drunken night leads to Macy spilling all her hidden feelings for her best friend/roommate Lucas on her blog. Lucas and Macy are close, they know everything about each other but apparently they both can harbor their own secrets. It doesn't take long for things to get tangled, and not just in the good way. If only they would learn to communicate with each other.

This is definitely a fast paced, light read that you'll want to escape into. The narrators did a phenomenal job with bringing these characters to life. I'd love to read/listen to more from this author.

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  • Sophie Koufes
  • 2020-12-28

Book Blogger Digital Diary Goes Viral!!!

Confessions of a Bookaholic infuses two tropes bestfriends to lovers & sports romance. Told in dual pov, my favourite. I thought Lucas and Macy were wonderful characters. The communication was fun and the story was fast-paced. Flirty, fun, sensual and sweet story. Supporting character's were entertaining. Miscommunications, and cute banter between Lucas and Macy keep you entertained. That epilogue....swoon worthy, absolutely loved it.

Sierra Kline, Tim Paige dual naration was excellent. I loved the naration. Both narators performed very well and gave justice to the characters.

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  • Maggie
  • 2020-12-26

Funny and Sweet Friends-to-lovers romance

Story – 3 stars

A sweet, funny friends-to-lovers story. The witty banter between Macy and Lucas put a smile on my face. Lucas’ game was right on in swooning Macy. The sisterhood between Macy and her best friends were hilarious.

The first half of the book was right on point with the swoon, fun and steam. However, the last third of the book was just boring and frustrating. They acted like high school kids instead of the supposedly mature professionals. They were best friends that were in love with each other for more than a decade. How they didn’t know each other well enough to see through each other’s antics by now absolutely baffled me.

Audio – 4 stars
The performance by Sierra Kline and Tim Paige was excellent. I really enjoyed their narration.

I volunteered to provide an honest review of a complimentary audio copy of this book.