December 18, 2020


GOOD WITH HIS HANDS by Lauren Blakely & Lili Valente
Release Date: December 18th


GOOD WITH HIS HANDS, a sexy emotionally-charged romance novel from bestselling authors Lauren Blakely and Lili Valente, is NOW AVAILABLE!! You’ll love this hot and heartfelt best friend’s brother romance with all sorts of twists!


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Narrated by Joe Arden & Lili Valente


Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Good with His Hands is the first book in the A Good In Bed series by Lauren Blakely and Lili Valente. My two favorite authors are a duo once again and I couldn’t be happier! I have read and loved every one of their books separately so when they write together…it’s magic.

Two years ago, Ruby and Jesse’s lives changed forever. She lost her best friend and he lost his sister. At the same time Ruby lost herself in that accident. She was happy and full of life then she woke up broken and empty. Now, two years later she was on the road to getting her life back. She was finished with physical therapy, she managed the family pie shop, and did art as a side hustle. On the outside, she was moving on but Jesse knew. The light was still missing. They were friendly growing up together but over the last two years they have become each other’s rocks and he wants to see her shine. To reach for the stars and after finding one of his sister’s lists with Ruby’s name on top, he knew this was just the thing she needed. Maybe he needed it too. A finding yourself adventure, together.

Two weeks. That’s all they had. She was on vacation and he was moving across country. So, they had two weeks to discover, explore, and find what makes her, her. And in the process they find that they are more than friends. Even still, they only have two weeks and what a sexy, life-changing, emotional, toe-curling ride. In and outside of the bedroom. Is two weeks too short to catch feelings?

Love this!! I do love my lists and I actually have a bucket list with ninety-five items on it. I need to get on it! Anyway, I loved that Claire made these kinds of lists for them. She sounds like a kick ass friend who knew Ruby better than even Ruby herself. Friendship Goals. And speaking of Ruby, I love her. She is more badass than she believes, beautiful inside and out, and deserves all the stars. Jesse knows it and it’s one of the reasons why I love him too. He is so sweet, funny, and a mechanic! Yum. Together, they are adorable, sexy, funny, and overall fantastic. I can’t wait for the next book!!


“You’re the it guy,” she says, holding my gaze with glittering eyes. “The unattainable sex god we mere mortals drool over as you walk by. But you’re so far above us you don’t even notice.”

“I notice you, Ruby,” I say, bracing my hands on either side of her hips. “I notice everything about you. Every . . . fucking . . . thing.”

I like all the curves and bends with Jesse, even if I don’t know where the road is taking us.

“Halloween is probably a more appropriate time for dress-up.”

“Anytime is a good time for dress-up.” Gigi swings her arm toward her bedroom and dramatically pronounces, “To my closet. We shall dress for dinner in feathers and pearls!”


Kara's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Good With His Hands is the first book in the Good In Bed series, by two of my favorite authors, Lauren Blakely and Lili Valente! These women are fantastic authors on their own( I have read ALL of their books), but when they collaborate it’s always genius level storytelling! Good With His Hands is a best friend’s brother romance that made me laugh, tear up, smile, fan myself and laugh a little more. Jesse and Ruby suffered the loss of his sister, Claire, and her best friend two years ago. They’ve become close friends in that time and both of them are having more than friendly feelings. But that can’t happen. Nope. Claire left a list for Ruby, something she wants her to do to make her happy. Jesse knows Ruby needs this list right now and not only wants her to have it, he wants to share it with her. He’s moving away in a few weeks and he needs to do this with her. As they work through the list, the flirting and touching cross the line from friends to much more. Ruby is getting her spark back. She’s finally becoming the woman she was before she lost her best friend. Jesse can’t look away from Ruby and her beauty that shines from the inside out. Once he gets a taste of her it’s all he can think about. There’s no guilt when he touches her. No fear when he knows he’s falling. But he is keeping a secret from her. When Ruby finds out the truth will she run away from Jesse or toward him? This story! Oh my. It’s sweet, sexy, fun and hopeful! I love a forbidden romance, especially when they follow their hearts! Jesse is so sexy and sweet. Hot and knows how to use his words. Ruby is independent, talented and fun! Together they share a love for art that bonds them even more. Once I started I didn’t want to put it down! Looking forward to the next book!


 “You’re the it guy,” she says, holding my gaze with glittering eyes. “The unattainable sex god we mere mortals drool over as you walk by. But you’re so far above us you don’t even notice.”

“I notice you, Ruby,” I say, bracing my hands on either side of her hips. “I notice everything about you. Every . . . fucking . . . thing.”


God, he’s hot, fresh from the shower. I want to be there the next time he gets out from under the spray and dry him off with my tongue.



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A sexy best friend’s brother romance from bestselling authors Lauren Blakely and Lili Valente!

I’m the wrong guy for her.

She’s sunshine and cherry pie. I’m whiskey and fast cars. I’m also keeping one hell of a secret from the woman I’ve wanted for years.

But when I find a list my sister left behind for Ruby, I’ve got no choice but to offer the sexy, big-hearted girl next door both a road trip and a chance.

A chance to discover how big she can dream.

And if some of those dreams play out in the bedroom? Well, there’s nothing wrong with a few — okay, several — hot nights together as we hit the beach, visit old stomping grounds, and test all sorts of limits, in and out of the sheets.

Seven days, then I’m off, moving across the country, far away from her.

No way can things get complicated in a week. Ruby and I aren’t the kind of dream that has a shot of coming true.

Especially once she learns what I’ve done.

GOOD WITH HIS HANDS is a sexy standalone romance in the Good in Bed series!




About Lauren Blakely:
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, ultra-steamy romance for her Lauren Blakely After Dark line. She’d love to give you a free book today!

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About Lili Valente:
Author of over forty novels, USA Today Bestseller Lili Valente writes everything from steamy suspense to laugh-out-loud romantic comedies. A die-hard romantic, she can’t resist a story where love wins big. Because love should always win. Learn more at

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