How To Get Lucky

· Blakely Arden Books
12 reviews

About this ebook

A sexy standalone romance written by #1 NYT Bestselling Author Lauren Blakely and Award-Winning Romance Narrator Joe Arden!

Every man knows there are lines you don't cross. Like this one -- don't bang your boss's little sister.

Too bad I didn't know sexy, clever, irresistible London is related to the guy who signs my paychecks. Would have been helpful to have that intel before I took her out on that first date, before I kissed her on the beach, before I made plans to take her home that night.

But now I know and I'm going to be so damn disciplined. I'm a good guy, after all. And good guys don't break the golden rules of the bro code. I'm going to follow the f&*k out of all the rules. I won't break a single damn one.

Even when London asks me to help her with a work project. One that has us working late every night, all alone, in my tiny apartment. 

One that tests every ounce of willpower I have.

One that is driving me out of my ever loving mind.

But I resist.

Until the night she issues a challenge I can't refuse.

12 reviews
Moni Reads
January 14, 2021
I had a few doubts when I saw that this book was a collaboration, because some work and some definitely don't, but I am happy to say this one works extremely well! It took me a chapter or so to get the groove of the vibrant, energetic and spirited Teddy Emery who falls for London Hollis instantly. She was vivacious and sparkling which matched Teddy to a T. They discover they are both science nerds and dog lovers amongst other things. It is all moving along swimmingly until she discloses that she is related to Teddy's boss - Archer is London's brother. And before you think, oh no not another "we can't date because she is his sister" romance, this one is deeper. Teddy has been burnt badly in a previous relationship and he's a good guy, he has morals that I admired and it is not over played that they want to uphold them. But London is tempting... oh so tempting. I also loved the unique way that this novel is told in dual POV, it was refreshing. While they work out how to do the right thing, Teddy helps London with choosing music for her female dance show she is choreographing for Archer and his club Edge. And I am happy to report that good guys can finish first, as Teddy got the girl in the end and they had a brilliant HEA that spans over a couple of epilogues. Will there be more from LB and Joe Arden, if it is as good as this book, sign me up right now!
Karen Gagnon
January 14, 2021
Wow, what a team! I love this collaboration between author Lauren Blakely and voice actor/first time author, Joe Arden. Their writing styles compliment each other so well that they've created pure magic! Teddy Lockhart has worked hard to put his life back together after a bad breakup and losing his job. Now he is a DJ for a dance club and a male review show. One night he spots a sexy woman in his club but has a strict no customer rule. He couldn't stop thinking about her and as luck would have it, he sees her at the dog park the next day. He takes a chance and they hit it off instantly, making plans for a first date. London Hollis is a sexy, sweet, and sarcastic choreographer, and is absolutely perfect for him. Until she reveals that she needs his help creating a show for the club where he works, and is run by her brother. Teddy's strick rules forbid him from pursuing his bosses' sister, although he does agree to help her. But the more time they spend together, their fiery attraction is impossible to ignore, and their explosive chemistry incinerates all their rules. They try to keep it a secret from co-workers and her brother, but when you play with fire, you will get burned. I absolutely loved everything about Teddy and London's beautiful and intoxicating love story! They were so perfect together, from their shared love of music, dance and dogs, to their fiery desire for each other. This is told from Teddy's pov but I loved getting a glimpse into London's thoughts through her hilarious text exchanges with her girlfriends. This book is the perfect combination of everything I crave in a story. It’s witty, sweet, heartfelt, and sizzling all beautifully blended together. I would absolutely love more from this talented duo!
Lilley LoohLah
January 14, 2021
Forbidden romance at its best. Lauren Blakely is a firm favourite of mine, and as a fan of her audios I’m used to listening to Joe Arden’s scrumdidlyumptious voice. Now we get to hear his written word too. When Teddy ‘DJ Insomnia’ Lockhart and London Hollis first meet they have instant spark. It’s sweet, it’s sexy, and their banter is truly endearing. These guys are just too cute. They have so much in common, including the fact that they’re both dog people, the inclusion of rescue pit bull David Bowie and chihuahua mix Mr Darcy, I just love the names. Feel good romance, complete and utter bliss. Then comes the spanner in the works! London is the sister of Teddy’s boss, and she’ll be working at the club with Teddy. Double whammy! That’s the end if that then. Or is it? I love that neither of them had any willpower (the innuendos were so funny), and I love an angst free and oh so romantic romance novel, and How to Get Lucky is just that. Joe Arden writes like he narrates, with utter perfection. Wonderful epilogues, yes there’s more than one. The audio version has a fab Q&A at the end, and all credit to Joe for being so humble and thankful to Lauren Blakeley for the chance to co-write. I am so happy that she took that chance. I read the book AND listened to the audio, and Joe Arden really brings Teddy’s character to life with ‘that’ voice. Add in Maxine Mitchell, Erin Mallon and Emma Wilder. Audiobook heaven.

About the author

A #1 New York Times Bestselling, #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling, and #1 Audible Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that's sweet, sexy and witty. She also writes red-hot, escapist love stories.

Joe Arden is a prolific, award-winning audiobook narrator making his authorial debut.

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