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My So-Called Sex Life

By: Lauren Blakely
Narrated by: Vanessa Edwin,Sebastian York
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Summary

A delicious romantic comedy performed by Sebastian York & Vanessa Edwin!

I’ve got a list of people I absolutely don’t ever want to be stuck with on a boat, or a plane, or a train, and it starts and ends with the broody, grumpy, too-sexy-for-my-own good Axel Huxley.

Also known as this romance novelist’s number one nemesis.

The man is legendary for his mighty pen and his even mightier scowl. I tried to work together with the cocky thriller writer once upon a time, but the two of us are like vodka and good decisions. We don’t play well together.

Only now, our publishers are sending us on a joint trip across Europe to mingle with our most devoted readers on an old-fashioned luxury train. And thanks to a booking snafu, we have to share a sleeper car.

You guessed it--there's only one bed.

I'm not sure I can survive the next seven days and nights with my dangerously sexy enemy and all our fiery tension.

Which explodes one night in a desperately needed hate bang.

But the bigger plot twist is this – the more time we spend together, visiting the most romantic cities in Europe by day and discovering each other at night, the more I’m forced to face our past.

To let go of the hurt.

To see the man he’s become.

And when I do, I wonder if it’s too late to write a new happy ending for us?

©2023 Lauren Blakely (P)2023 Lauren Blakely Books

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A great adventure

I very much looked forward to this story, I have been waiting for Axel and Hazels story for a while and it’s finally here!

What can I say? I love the sassy and clever ms Valentine and when paired with the cocky & arrogant Mr Huxley sparks fly!

This story of one time friends, to arch nemeses, to lovers story will have you laughing and swooning. There is some serious chemistry between the two main characters but also I adore the fun, if very familiar, side characters.

Overall the book is fun, sweet & sexy. The narrators do brilliant job on this audio book with Sebastian York’s gravelly growly voice making us all swoon for Axel and Vanessa Edwin’s portrayal of the sassy Hazel making us all fall for the heroine.

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Fun Romance Read

This was such a fun listen . Great story, ticking all the tropes. It had a lovely book-within-a-book vibe. The narrators were excellent too.

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Loved this so much!

This was such a Fab story! Loved all of the references to Romance Tropes. Plus all of the wonderful travel references and the catching up with characters from Lauren's other books.
Just such a happy, joyful listen all the way through.
I always love Vanessa Edwin's narration, and Sebastian York could read out the phone book and still make it sound amazing & sexy!

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Hazel and Axel are #romantic goals!

If you want a classic, whip-smart enemies to lovers romance with two writers forced to share a cabin on a luxury train ride across Europe which leads to some very hot scenes and an love story of their own, then this is the one for you. Hazel Valentine is a wonderful character, a smart talented romance writer who doesn't put up with any rubbish and Vanessa Edwin beautifully captures her quirky, funny and endearing personality with a hint of steel. Axel Huxely, the thriller writer, Hazel's one time writing partner and now Arch Nemesis, is a curious mix of pedantic and driven, brilliant and also adorably vulnerable and sensitive at times.

I loved everything about their story and the fact that they reconnect while doing a VIP readers tour in a beautiful grand tour across some of the beautiful cities across Europe makes my heart soar. The love the author has for the romance reader community and the Book Besties is amazing, the sweeping panoramic sightseeing is heavenly and the delicious chemistry and tension building between Hazel and Axel and the revelation of what lead to the breakdown of their writing partnership is just the best.

This is my favourite Lauren Blakely book in quite some time!! Long live romance authors and their devoted readers and fans. This is a story for you, Romancelandia.

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What an amazing story!

I was so excited for this book when I first saw teasers, and I’m so happy that I got to listen to the audiobook! I loved it so much! The trip through Europe, the close quarters on the train, the play on tropes in romance novels, it all worked so well for a swoony and amazing love story. It had the best balance of banter and love, of going from nemeses to lovers. I love reading stories set in places I’ve been, reliving the memories made in those places, and this book definitely took me back! A great low-angst romance for if you want to escape into some amazing cities! I just wish I could read all the books Axel and Hazel were writing!

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True Romance

Sometimes you just need a simple romance book - no angst, no drama, just an entertaining love story. My So-Called Sex Life is just that, and it sees Axel and Hazel, two authors who used to write together, but for reasons that become apparent throughout the story, abruptly stop writing together, and go their separate ways, until that is, they are forced together on a train ride across Europe during a book tour. Awkward, especially the fact that they have to pretend that they don’t actually hate each other. Maybe they don’t. A friends to enemies to lovers sexy romance narrated by Sebastian York and Vanessa Edwin, who are perfect together, ensuring that the listener gets all the feels throughout, happy, sad, mad, annoyed and of course the best of all, love struck. As and avid reader and follower of all my favourite authors on social media I could really relate to both Axel and Hazel, and I most definitely could relate to the book lovers and tour attendees. The whole story resonated with me in the best possible way. Highly entertaining, which is exactly what I want from a story. I loved it.
I was gifted a copy of this audiobook. This is my honest review.

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