A special note from Lauren Blakely….”I have good news to share!! UNZIPPED is now on Kindle…and I’m donating 100% of preorder proceeds for UNZIPPED & the first five days of sales from all retailers to California Fire Relief Charities, so one-click and you’ll get a sexy, witty rom-com and help a good cause! (Tell a friend!)”
What do you get when you mix a hot nerd, a quirky heroine, and a hilarious meet-cute (featuring a boombox) that goes terribly awry? UNZIPPED!
Don’t miss this brand new standalone romantic comedy from #1 NYT bestseller Lauren Blakely! Brilliantly funny and spectacularly swoony, UNZIPPED—with its nod to the great silver screen romantic comedies—is available everywhere for your pleasure! Get your copy of UNZIPPED today!
Wanted: hot nerd seeks dating coach.
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. 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.
Purchase your copy today!!
✦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
If you plan to purchase any of the books listed here, we’d appreciate it if you used our links. This helps keep us flying and doesn’t cost you anything. Thank you!
–The Wickedcoolflight Crew
✦ The audiobook is narrated by Joe Arden and Andi Arndt! ✦
********BlueSeal’s Review of Unzipped********
To say that I laughed out loud (LOL) while reading Unzipped is an understatement. I was slightly closer to rolling on the floor laughing (ROFL) at certain times. It is a busy time of the year, both personally and professionally. When I’m stressed, I don’t always take time to relax. My nature is to just press on and get stuff done. Since I’ve started reviewing books with the Wickedcoolflight Crew, I have actually made time to relax in my favorite way…reading!! This hilarious book came at the perfect time!! I have read several of Lauren Blakely’s books and really enjoy her writing (and the book covers – HOT stuff) so I was excited to read this romantic comedy.
Finley (BTW…I love this name) is a twenty-nine year old comedy writer whose TV show “Mars and Venus” is on the short list for cancellation. She needs to write six “knock-their-socks-off” episodes in order to convince the network executives to keep her baby alive. What she really needs is some inspiration. Well good inspiration, not like the recommendations that were given to her from Bruce, the network VP in charge of her show. He recommended things like monkeys wearing diapers and kissing scenes. “Mars and Venus” is a quirky show about real life. Finley needs to find funny, real life inspiration. Little does she know that her muse is literally about to interrupt her private time with Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey.
Tom, AKA Kyler, is a reformed college slacker who is now (wait for it) an engineer of thrill rides. He is a nerd after my own heart. I haven’t found many thrill rides that I don’t love so forgive me as I drool over the HOT nerd for a minute. Okay, I’m better now. Tom has decided that the love of his life was his college girlfriend, Cassie, who broke up with him the day after they lost their virginity to each other. Cassie told Tom “Try again when you get your act together. Show up when you know what you want.” After many years of getting his act together, Tom is showing up at Cassie’s town house with the grand gesture (cue this scene from “Say Anything” and note that I don’t own the rights to the song or the movie https://youtu.be/S5Y8tFQ01OY). The love of Tom’s life is just behind those curtains that moved or is she? You see, Tom is in Findey’s yard. The townhouse that Cassie owns and uses as an Airbnb but doesn’t actually live in is next door to Finley. Thus begins the thrilling adventures of Findley and Tom.
Unzipped made me happy. I loved laughing and crying (don’t worry is just a tiny bit) at Finley and Tom. Lauren has done a great job developing these characters and their personalities are so lovable. In case you can’t tell, I loved this book so my rating is definitely 5 out of 5 propellers!
As I peruse the scenes, the opening notes of a song filter from the front of my townhome. What the hell? Did I leave the streaming app open on my phone? I step away from the counter and head to the front door, looking for my phone, even though I swear I had it with me in the kitchen.
The song grows louder, and it’s not coming from my cell at all. It’s coming from outside. I peer through the peephole.
I jerk back.
Rub my eyes.
What the hell?
Am I really seeing what I’m seeing? I don’t think I had that much wine. I had one sip.
Fine, fine. One large sip. One very large, very hearty sip. All right, it was a gulp.
But I can’t possibly be hallucinating, can I?
I peek again, and holy smokes.
There’s a guy on my front lawn going full Lloyd Dobler.
The hair on the back of my neck stands on end, and my paranoid brain leaps three thousand steps ahead. Did he escape from Alcatraz? Is he going to bang down my door? Attack me?
I pivot and grab the baseball bat I keep handy. As the youngest sister of two older brothers, I’ve learned a few valuable lessons: boys are trouble, pizza is good cold, and always keep a baseball bat near the door and/or bed.
With my bat in hand, I scurry to the kitchen to grab my phone, then fly upstairs to the bedroom, taking the steps two by two.
I race into the bedroom, set the bat at my feet, and keep my phone clutched in my hand, ready to call 911 if need be. I pull back the white curtain a smidge.
And I nearly die laughing.
The song has stopped, and the Dobler wannabe is now kneeling on the ground, furiously hitting buttons on the boom box.
I peer around the curtain’s edge, and it’s like watching a sideshow act auditioning for my circus.
He hoists the boom box up above him again. A new tune plays. I cock my head, listening, and I cringe when I recognize the tune.
For real? Is he truly playing “Unzipped”? I could never stand that song when it was popular eight years ago. The music sounds like a can opener mating with a trombone. I wish he were playing Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes,” like Dobler did in the film.
But as I study the bizarre suburban male mating ritual, I decide to award him points for sheer balls. He also deserves bonus points because he chose to go without the super cheesy trench coat that Dobler wore. It worked for Cusack, but on anyone else that attire screams serial killer.
This guy seems harmless.
And admittedly, from my vantage point two stories above, he’s kind of handsome with the glasses, the thick, floppy hair, and the jeans that fit nicely. Strong jaw too.
Fine, fine. He’s more than kind of handsome. He’s 100 percent good-looking, in that hot nerd kind of way.
A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family, including her smoking hot and funny husband and her two brilliant and kind children. She has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs — she might have four dogs, or maybe five. If she’s lucky, she’ll soon have six dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 100 times, and she’s sold more than 2.5 million books. In December she’ll release UNZIPPED, in January BIRTHDAY SUIT, and in March BEST LAID PLANS.