Genres: Contemporary Romance, RomCom
Format: audiobook ARC
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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
by Lauren Blakely
Lauren Blakely’s specialty is 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.