Joy Ride 


Lauren Blakely

My Rating:  5

Cover:  4

Publication:  May 1st 2017

Read:  June 6th 2017

Genres:  Romance, Romantic Comedy

POV:  First-person single perspective (Hero)



Let’s be honest, ladies. A good man is a lot like your dream 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, and I couldn’t be happier living the one-night stand lifestyle. 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 project of my career. Spending all that time with her ought to be easy, but 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?
If sleeping with the enemy is a bad idea, how much more dangerous would it be to fall in love with her?
JOY RIDE is a sexy, dirty standalone written from the guy’s POV!



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My Review:

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars to Joy Ride by Lauren Blakely.

Max and Henley…….

Lauren Blakely’s characters just warm my heart, make me smile and sometimes (more often than not) laugh. Her books are filled with everything I love. Let me add Lauren has some of the sexiest covers! 😉

This story features Max Summers who we met in Full Package, which was Max’s brother Chase’s book. I loved Chase and Max is just as scrumptious. He is sexy, big, strong, successful and hot damn, he can make an engine purr! (pun intended)

Max owns his own custom auto detailing shop. He builds custom cars for wealthy clients. He is the best in the industry.

Actually, Max will soon realize he has some healthy competition.

Henley is young, spirited and gorgeous. She is also extremely talented when it comes to building and customizing cars. She even apprenticed with Max at one time. Unfortunately, they parted ways less than amicably.

When Henley returns to NY several years later; older and even more talented, Max can’t help but notice. In fact he tries not to.

I absolutely loved this book! I loved watching Max and Henley’s relationship change from enemies to professional to something so much more.

Max took his time with coming to terms over his growing/changing feelings for Henley. However, once he knew what he wanted, he ran after it and held on tight. Gosh, he made me so giddy. 🙂

Henley was an amazing heroine. She has a strong, independent personality and was also sassy and beautiful. Henley had a softer, vulnerable side to her as well. Considerate, kind and loyal are other words I would use to describe her. Let’s not forget witty.

Lauren Blakely has a unique way of creating memorable and lovable characters. I always feel strong connections to her books. When her characters fall in love, they fall hard! They are not perfect, they make mistakes but they own up to them! I could go on forever using an infinite number of adjectives to describe how much I love her books but you should experience them for yourself.

Max Summers….I hated to turn the last page! I hope we’ll get a glimpse of what he’s up to in another one of Lauren’s interconnected novels.

My review is honest and unbiased and written with a smile…..

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About the Author:

Lauren Blakely

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A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her 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 80 times, and she’s sold more than 2 million books. In June she’ll release THE KNOCKED UP PLAN, a standalone romance. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! laurenblakely.com/newsletter