December 14, 2018


100% of proceeds from the first 5 days of UNZIPPED sales go to California Fire Relief Charities!

What do you get when you mix a hot nerd, a quirky heroine, and a hilarious meet-cute (featuring a boombox) that goes terribly awry? UNZIPPED!

Don’t miss this brand new standalone romantic comedy from #1 NYT bestseller Lauren Blakely! Brilliantly funny and spectacularly swoony, UNZIPPED—with its nod to the great silver screen romantic comedies—is available everywhere for your pleasure! Get your copy of UNZIPPED today!


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Wanted: hot nerd seeks dating coach.

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. 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.

Unzipped is a standalone romance!



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Kara's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Unzipped is Lauren Blakely’s newest hilarious, sexy, fun romantic comedy. Lauren Blakely is just phenomenal. She can write anything and make it fresh, witty, unique and exciting. I listened to Unzipped in audio and I’m such a new fan of audio and I’m loving listening to books come to life. Unzipped was special to me because Tom is a big gesture guy and he loves to use movie quotes in everyday conversation. I also do this and I was giddy listening to him quote my favorite movies! Tom wants to win back his college girlfriend. He thinks go big or go home so he jumps right in. Except it’s not her who hears but her neighbor Finley. She can’t help but love his gesture, but after learning why he did it she wants to help him win her back. But she’s also going to get something out of it. She’s a tv show writer and she needs a muse. Tom is perfect! He’s nerd sexy with his glasses and perfect face and he’s hopeless when it comes to what women want. He has a lot to learn and she has a lot to teach! They aren’t initially attracted to each other. It’s more of a slow burn as they get to know each other, have fun together and learn new things. Then they go on a road trip together. Tom realizes he’s not chasing his old love anymore, he wants new love. With Finley. Finley is afraid of her feelings for him because she’s been here before. Left for the old girlfriend. But Tom is just so great, she can’t help but fall for him. He’s so clueless and I just wanted to pat him on the head and say “Bless your Heart.” Finley is the perfect teacher, because she knows how women think and what they want. Tom is also helping her write new episodes of her show and they are some of her best work. They make a great team. They are pretending to date so he can learn. She is getting awesome material. And they are getting closer. Tom is learning and when he realizes he wants Finley, he’s making all the right moves to woo her. Will Tom do all the right things to show Finley he wants her forever? Will Finley let her guard down and see the real Tom? I loved this story! The movie quotes, the 80’s references, the hilarity, the swooning, the jokes, the music, the gestures. It was all perfection. This romance is so much more than just a unexpected lovers story. It shows Tom growing up and moving on. Letting go of childhood notions and looking at what’s right in front of you. Finley learns to let go of her past and trust the man she’s with. Not all men are the same and Tom is special. It made me nostalgic for my childhood. I wanted to call old friends. Watch Moonstruck, Say Anything, Love Actually, Bull Durham and all of my 80’s favorites. Not going to lie, I already started watching a few! Andi Arndt and Joe Arden are fantastic! They have the comedy down perfectly and Joe has mastered the sheepishness of poor Tom! They are a few of my favorite narrators. They always bring me into the story with the great voices, ability to chuckle, use the right tone and bring the characters to life. They do emotion so well, I felt what they are feeling.  Overall, I laughed out loud, smiled a lot, shook my head, got tingles, laughed more and really, really loved it.


Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Unzipped is Lauren’s next brilliantly sexy, witty, and fun rom-com. If you follow my reviews then you already know Lauren is one of my favorite all-times authors. Ever. And you might remember that I am not a fan of reading the synopsis until I am about to write a review. I am crazy like that. And…this synopsis is perfect so I will make this fast.

Kyler aka Tom needs help. Lots and lots of help. He wants to win back his college girlfriend. His first and only love. She told him to try again when he got his act together. He is ready. After eight years. He thinks starting with a big gesture is the way to go, so he gets his boom box out and holds it up up high. Only it’s not Cassie’s house he is standing in front of. It’s Finley. A stranger who offers to help him get the girl. And, the first lesson is not to ever get the boom box out again. Or at least call first.

Finley has found her muse. Tom is comedy gold for the show she is writing. She thinks he is adorably clueless. And nerdy hot but she won’t go there. She did the whole “I am still in love with my ex” bit and she won’t go there again. So, she will teach him about women. How to date them. Listen them. What not to do but she won’t give in to his adorable ways. His movie-quoting cuteness. His thrill-riding flirtiness. After-all, he isn’t here to date her. He is here on pretend dates to win someone back. Too bad because the pretend kiss between them is oh…so hot.

I LOVED this one!!! I love them all but this one had a different feel. It still had all the Lauren awesomeness but with an added bonus. I don’t know if it was the movie quotes. The extra wittiness. The slow burn. I do know I fell for Tom and Finley. Hard. They gave me all the feels. I laughed out loud. I giggled silently. I blindly cried. I didn’t want to stop reading through the tears. It was just so damn cute and perfect.

Overall…I want to read it all over again! It was that good.

P.S. I am going to see Debbie Gibson in concert in May! Hahaha. I am a ‘80s kid.


This woman is a bit of a nutjob, and yet I’m digging her crazy company.

“Let’s talk about work. Do you want to hear more about how a thrill ride works?”
“Yes,” I say, relieved.
He leans forward. “Angle. It’s all about angle.”
I wave the napkin. “I surrender.”

“You did all that for the sake of a joke? You’re so cute.” I blow on my fingertips.


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I part my lips to speak, but I don’t know how to answer her. Or that. She rocks back and forth on her heels like she’s waiting for me to say something, and I realize I don’t know what I’m doing with her. I don’t understand her.

Is this her ruse to get me in bed? Calling me a boy toy?

Truth is, I wouldn’t mind getting naked with her because, hello, hot chick, but I need to keep my eye on the prize, so I’m going to have to cut this seduction strategy of hers off at the knees. “I want to level with you. I’m not interested in you that way.”

She blinks, coughs, and then laughs. For several seconds. Okay, more like half a minute. “I’m sorry. Say that again.” She gestures for me to keep going.

“I’m interested in Cassandra.”

She points at her chest. “And not me, right? I just want to make sure I understand. It’s a touch confusing, and I don’t want to miss a beat.”

I frown, totally confused now, because isn’t it self-evident? “That’s what I said.”

She shakes her head, amused. “Tom, I need you to know something.”


She brings her hand to her chest. “I solemnly swear I have not once thought of you naked. I absolutely haven’t dirty-dreamed of you. And I’m definitely not harboring delusions about stripping you down to nothing and having my wild, wicked way with you.”

Wild, wicked way.

What does Finley think is wild and wicked?

My brain spins, crafting scenarios that involve her bent over the Batmobile, or daring me to climb the fire engine sculpture and test its strength for a wild, wicked screw. I have no fucking clue why my mind finds these images permissible for assembly, so I shove a hand roughly through my hair, trying to clear my head.

“And I’m not thinking of stripping you down to nothing and having my wild, wicked way with you either,” I say.

She dusts one hand against the other. “Good thing neither one of us is remotely attracted to the other.”

“Yeah, not at all,” I say flippantly. But wait? She’s not? “You’re not?” My voice ticks up. Why does her statement bother me?

“Did you want me to be remotely attracted to you?”



“UNZIPPED was such a fun and adorable half meet-cute-getting-to-know-you – half road-trip love story!! Run to your nearest amazon asap for your own Kyler Tom – this one is MINE!!!” ~Bianca, BJ’s Book Blog



“Packed with flirtatious banter and lighthearted humor, Unzipped is a rom-com that’s cleverly written, refreshingly self-aware, and just plain entertaining.” ~Yvette, Nose Stuck in a Book Blog


“I loved everything about this book. It was the perfect romantic comedy about 2 nerdy people who find love the unconventional way.” ~Sweetheart Reads




Lauren is donating 100% of the first five days of sales for UNZIPPED from all retailers to California Fire Relief Charities, so one-click and you’ll get a sexy, witty rom-com and help a good cause!


About Lauren Blakely:

A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family, including her smoking hot and funny husband and her two brilliant and kind children. She has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs — she might have four dogs, or maybe five. If she’s lucky, she’ll soon have six 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 100 times, and she’s sold more than 2.5 million books. In December she’ll release UNZIPPED, in January BIRTHDAY SUIT, and in March BEST LAID PLANS. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter!


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