Unzipped by Lauren Blakely


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. 

He's the last person I ever expected to pop into my life, but he might be exactly what I need to save the thing that matters most to me. All I have to do is not fall for him.

Pet’s $0.02

What a fantastically fun, nerdy ride.

I have to be honest. Lauren Blakely’s characters are hit or miss for me sometimes. I’m not exactly sure why, but some just don’t do it for me. This one? I loved.

It’s kind of silly in parts, Kyler (aka Tom) is fantastically awkward but sweet, and Finley is funny and hilariously frank. I loved both of them and they were perfect for each other.  These two fit.

Their practice dates made me laugh. Finley’s relationship coaching and her having to explain to Tom how he messed up with his college girlfriend were perfect. The relationship advice from his brothers was perfect, and not, in so many ways, and they surprisingly had a lot to offer.

Blakely nailed this. If you want a book that’s light and fun and just makes you feel good, pick this one up.