Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: The Feel Good Factor by Lauren Blakely

Posted May 7, 2019 by Jennifer in Contemporary Romance, Listen Up!, Rating A Tags: , , , ,

Audiobook review: The Feel Good Factor

Author:  Lauren Blakely
Narrators: Erin Mallon & Joe Arden
Audio Speed: 1.0x
Series: Lucky in Love #2
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source:  Purchased

The Feel Good Factoris the second book in the Lucky in Loveseriesby Lauren Blakely, and it picks up where Derek and Perry met in Best Laid Plans, with her pulling him over for speeding. Perry is the sexy cop, and Derek is the smoking, tattooed dude on a bike, just Perry’s type.

Derek is new in town via his job as an EMT. He’s in town to help out his sister with her three little ones while her husband is on deployment. He’s tired of sleeping on his sister’s sofa and needs a place to rent that’s nearby so he can still help out when he’s not working.

Perry has a room for rent, and her brother Shaw helps her rent it out to Derek. The problem is Perry doesn’t know her new housemate will be the sexy biker until after Shaw brings him by. They try to fight their attraction now that they are sleeping under the same roof. But they agreed, before Derek moved in, to be partners in a kissing contest for charity. They practice… really hard at winning that kissing contest.

In the middle of all the practicing and getting to know each other, they fall in love. Angst over their agreement about neither of them wanting a relationship keeps them from reaching a speedy HEA, but once they are both truthful with themselves and each other, they get there.

The Feel Good Factoris just that, it’s a romance that makes you feel good while you’re listening. There’s humor and sexy times, and both narrators do a bang-up job with both POVs. After listening to Erin Mallon and Joe Arden narrate Best Laid Plans duet style, I was hoping they used the same format this time around, but sadly they did not. I’m sure the way the story was written didn’t really lend itself to the duet style.

My Ratings:
Story: A-
Erin Mallon: A
Joe Arden: A

About the Book:

That inked bad boy who’s been flirting hard with me since he rode into town? Turns out he’s my new housemate, which is one hell of a problem since our chemistry is so hot it should be illegal.

I have a fantastic family, great best friends, a job I love…and now I’m up for a promotion to police sergeant. I need total focus—not a flirty, dirty, irresistible, tattooed hottie riding into my town on his motorcycle. Can I arrest him for being too good-looking? When he kisses me senseless in the back of a waffle truck, it’s criminal, the things he makes me think about hot syrup and melted butter. One order of hot, fluffy hookup to go, please.

But the next time I see him, it’s not for our date with benefits. He’s the guy who just rented the room above my garage.

I need the rent to pay my bills, not a man like Derek, who I soon discover to be strong, caring, generous, good with kids, and kind to puppies… If I’m not careful, he’ll be moving into my heart as well as my house.


A no-strings-attached fling with the fiery redhead who revs my engine? Why, yes, that does sound like a delicious perk of my new job in this new town,thank you very much. I’m coming off a bad relationship, and I have zero interest in anything serious. I’ve got all the serious I need helping my sister take care of her three little kids while her husband is deployed.

Except, surprise! Perri isn’t just my future fling. Turns out she’s my sexy, sassy landlord. A lease definitely counts as “strings attached,” and as much as I’d like to get tangled in her sheets, I can’t let myself get tangled up in a relationship.  

But as soon as we put the cuffs on our escapades, I learn over late-night conversations in the kitchen, that my landlord is so much more than the sexiest woman I’ve ever met– she has a quick mind and the biggest heart.

Once I’m in, I’m all in. And to convince her that we should see where this goes, I plan on turning up the heat—and not just in the kitchen.