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3.96  ·  Rating details ·  2,431 ratings  ·  429 reviews
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, y
Kindle Edition, 306 pages
Published December 14th 2018 (first published October 30th 2018)
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Solace Winter The audiobook is only 6 hours long, I consider that typically to be a shorter audiobook, so it's still probably a quick read as a book.

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Lauren Blakely
Aug 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
He's falling for the romance coach!

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Stacey is Sassy
A wee bit corny...

***3.5 Stars***

Unzipped is the kind of audio to listen to when you want a light and easy listen. It wasn't overly complicated, made me laugh a few times, and had some heat. The characters were engaging and you could tell from their first interactions that they had a serious connection.

At first, I was a little worried. The hero is planning to woo his first love and make a big gesture to show her that he's a better man now. But, it's not the heroine. Also, the heroine is a comedy
Tijuana *Book Twins Reviews*
4 Lollygagging Stars

Oh man, this was super cute and so much fun. The movie quotes and quirky characters immediately won my heart. I loved the fun tropes and movie quote trivia. How fun to incorporate this type of pop culture that permeates TV and the movies and use it in a romance novel? Quite genius really!

Unfortunately, I had a trip up in the beginning. It was a bit more of a slowburn than the sexy cover seems to suggest (or maybe I'm a perv) so I was a smidge confused. A sexy nerd and complet
1.5 Nope

Oh, Lauren, what have you done?
I had high hopes for this one. I didn't expect anything special, mind you, I just wanted a cute, light, maybe funny read. Instead, I got this.

The characters were lacking, they were so weird. It was like they had double personalities or something. Not the female MC, but the male one. He was just... it was like there were two of them at times.

The plot should have been cute and all, but somehow even that ended up being boring. It was too long (and without a re
Angela (Reading Frenzy Book Blog)
3.5 stars

Audiobook Review

Andi Arndt and Joe Arden are two of my favorite narrators, so it would have been a massive surprise if they phoned in subpar performances. Fortunately, they did not. The story itself is perfectly fine—it’s just not as laugh-out-loud funny as most of the other Lauren Blakely books I’ve read.

The premise is cute and tailor made for fans of romantic comedy movies. There are a ton of references to rom coms made in the 80s and 90s, and it’s borderline overdone, but I’m a chil
Nov 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was absolutely adorable! Our hero finally feels like he’s ready to try to win back his first love. But when he goes for the ‘big gesture’ he aims the boom box at the wrong girl. Enter our heroine who is one of the funniest characters you’ll meet. She writes for a sitcom and her inspiration are people in real life and their many foibles. So the ‘Lloyd Dobler’ wanna be is the perfect muse for a comedy writer.
Very funny!
Elle's Book Blog
Dec 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, standalones
Release Date: December 11, 2018
Genre: Romantic Comedy

An adorably lighthearted romance that will induce the giggles in any reader

Lauren Blakely is one of those authors that can write numerous books within a year and make every single one a fun and lovable read. And when I say every single book- I truly mean that. Unzipped as just as quirky as the books before it only this time, we get a cool hint of the 80's and 90's (boombox, serenading a woman in front oh her home, you get the drift). W
Jacob Proffitt
This was short, straightforward and enjoyable if not exactly outstanding. Finley and Kyler (who commiserate over having weird names) are practically made for each other with their shared love of cinema and tolerance for adventurous activities. Their meet-cute is awesome and since Finley is a television writer and Kyler is following every romance trope he can think of, we get a lot about romance and romantic story tropes while they navigate their way to being together.

Blakely uses Kyler having go
4 Tom and Finley Stars

If you are looking for a light, fun , sexy book....look no further. If you love references to the music and films of the 80's then you should snap this up.
A word of caution though - do not drink hot beverages whilst reading Unzipped. Or , as in my case, listening to it on audio. You are liable to laugh hard and choke on said beverage. It was worth it though.

Tom (Kyler) is a very likeable nerd who is desperate to win back his College girlfriend's affections , years after t
Aug 15, 2018 marked it as to-read
Recommends it for: Lauren Blakely Fans, Romance
Update-August 30, 2018

Ms. Lauren Blakely Wasted No Time...
We now have the Cover and Blurb...

Hmmmm, this Burb has me wondering...
Road Trip Anyone...

August 15, 2018
Oh, the Teasing of a New Lauren Blakely RomCom...
Look at this Cover...
And it is Only a Place Holder...

I cannot take my eyes off these abs...
And it is causing me to become...

Unzipped- December 14th 2018

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Kimmy (Sinfully Snarky Reviews)
Unzipped Unzipped, Unzipped is a total must read if you a 80's baby and remember all of the amazing movies. Unzipped will take you back in time to mixed tapes and huge boom boxes. Thank you so much Lauren to step back in time.

Kyler AKA Tom is looking to win back his college sweetheart by breaking out the boombox and blasting Unzipped.  However, he didn't plan on getting Finley instead. Little does Kyler aka Tom know that this mistake could turn out to be the best thing to every happen to him.

Jan 27, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

Cute story, sweet, and low angst. Really liked it!
Dec 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a rare gem. It’s a meet-cute that doesn’t involve a woman falling down or making a fool of herself. It’s funny, swoon-y, and adorable from start to finish. I very rarely give five stars, but this one earned all five with the solid, unique storyline and excellent writing. It’s lighthearted and fun but the chemistry is off the charts. I loved it! Highly recommend.
H.B. Jasick
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I Loved every minute of this story!! Tom was the most adorable, lovable, clueless nerd. Finley was spunky and cute too! These characters keep my laughing and swooning, and poised on the edge of my seat until the very end! I wouldn’t change a single thing about this story. It’s an absolute must read. I can’t wait to tell all of my friends about it!!
Yvette ~ Nose Stuck in a Book
After reading the blurb for Unzipped, I was instantly intrigued. It’s not the first time Lauren Blakely has written about a hero trying to win back the girl of his dreams, but it IS the first time that said dream girl isn’t the heroine. What was even more intriguing was that Unzipped was being released as an Audible original, co-narrated by Andi Arndt and Joe Arden. As a frequent reviewer of the author’s books, I don’t often get to experience her books in audiobook format, so getting to listen t ...more
🔥🔥 I’m so disappointed in this book. I’m a huge Lauren Blakely fan but this just didn’t do it for me. Most of her book are always laugh out loud funny. Maybe it was the constant over-the-top movie references. I’m not a huge movie buff and most of the references meant nothing to me. I never got the feeling the couple needed or really wanted to be together. It just seemed like they wanted to live out every cheesy movie love scene. The heroine starts off by basically using “Tom” to get ideas for he ...more
Nov 11, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book left me with mixed feelings, the plot is slow and predictable. I didn't feel the attraction or connection between Finley and Kyler and she is probably the most annoying character, averything has to be the way she see it, she teaches him how women think, what they want and the story try a bit hard to be funny, banter, wit and joke did add to plot. Well I enjoyed this book but not as much as the others though.
Oct 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 4-5-stars
4.5+ stars
I was pulled in right from the prologue. I still have such a fondness for 80's movies and pop culture so this book really spoke to me. It's fun, quirky, and full of romantic tropes.

He is an an intelligent man with a unique and interesting career. He is a planner and feels he is ready for love and commitment. But he is also a bit of a clueless male who has been surrounded by brothers who also give not so great advice. So he sets off on an adventure to revisit the girl he last felt stron
Unzipped is one of those beautiful ab man cover. It obviously got my attention with the abs and it also just happened to be written by Lauren Blakely. My twin and I love her writing/books, so we just had to dive into it!

So this book is about two random people who become friends after an awkward incident. Then along the way they start to fall in love. That awkward incident? Well that was him going to ex-girlfriend's house to try and serenade her to the song they made love to? Which is weird and c
Jan 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3 1/2 "You had me at boombox." Stars!

This was cute, and sweet, and funny. Funny especially if you are a child of the 80's or a John Hughes fan. Very entertaining. Happy reading!
Red Cheeks Reads
Dec 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing

I am an enormous Lauren Blakely fan, and when I read the synopsis for this book, my interest was instantly sparked. I’m a lover of all things romance, especially romantic comedies, whether they be in book form or on film. I love everything about them from the meet-cutes to the sweet and sometimes cheesy way the couples fall in love to the over-the-top grand gestures and everything in between. So when I realized this book kicks off with a play on what is probably the grandest of the gr
Richelle Robinson
Dec 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Tom is trying to win back his old girlfriend and it doesn’t go as planned. Tom meets Finley and she agrees to be his dating coach. Tom was a cute nerd but he was clueless when it came to the ladies. Tom meant well but he couldn’t help but put his foot in his mouth and it could be cringe worthy at times. Poor thing just couldn’t help it at times. Finley was a cool character and I liked that she was a comedy writer. This was a cute and funny book and if you are a fan of 80’s movies, you will love ...more
Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)
I'll never be able to see/hear 'lollygag' again without giggling.

I listened to the audible version of Unzipped narrated by Joe Arden & Andi Arndt. I'm a big fan of Lauren Blakeley's books, but this is the first time I've listened to one. I enjoy listening to books with both male and female narrators. It makes it so much easier to get lost in the characters when you can hear their voice inflections, especially the whispers, growls, and gasps. It's like a guilty pleasure and I might actual
Anas Attic  Book Blog

Unzipped by Lauren Blakely
Narrated by Joe Arden and Andi Arndt
Standalone RomCom. Available in Audiobook First.
4.25 Stars

If I had to pick one author’s audiobooks to be stranded on a desert island with, it would be Lauren Blakey’s. I love her audiobooks so much and I’ve yet to be disappointed. Unzipped is the latest of Lauren’s romantic comedies and it was released on audio first The Kindle and paperback will be live December 11.

I listened to Unzipped on a road trip, and two weeks after rea
Ryan - Sweet Red Reader
Nov 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audible, arc-love
I was pretty much sold from the whole "Say Anything" opening/meet cute. I'll admit that I did have a bit of an issue with Kyler's sort of out of touch obliviousness (did he really think he could win the girl after no contact at all over all those years), but as we get to know him, we see that the obliviousness is so much deeper and really just a part of his personality. I loved Finley and her quirkiness - she was so funny and vulnerable and I love how we got to see her insecurities AND how she c ...more
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ARC received for an honest review

Lauren Blakely, you had me at Lloyd Dobler.

Then Kyler had me with all his 80s movie references.

From the moment he "Doblers" Finley, I was hooked. And so was Finley, and I can't blame the girl.

Unzipped is a cute, sweet and adorable strangers-to-friends-to-lovers story, and I was swept up in their lives.

I freaking love Finley, her sass and snark towards Kyler made me laugh and smile the whole time I was reading.

Kyler is geeky and awkward and kinda clueless when it
* A review copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review *

~ 4 It’s All About the 80’s Stars ~

OMG!! This was such a fun, sweet and sexy read by Lauren Blackly. I also loved that this story focused on the 80’s Era… All the tie ins were amazing!! This book brought back some great memories for me while I was reading it.

UnZipped is a strangers to friends to lovers story. I know that sounds confusing but it is a story that is about two people who have a chance meeting and over ti
Nov 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
what a cute and lovely story :) I absolutely enjoyed it :) more details in my full review soon :)

edited to add my full review :)

I listened to the audiobook version of this book, mostly because thanks to my Audible Romance Package I could get my hands on it for free before the other versions are available :) I swear you guys, ever since I fell in love with audiobooks about a year ago, Audible is my best friend :) but back to the book :) it's Lauren's newest standalone contemporary romance and I h
Jan 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
There something just so irresistible about a Higgins/Doolittle type HEA, especially when it’s got grand gestures, over the top feels, and true love staring you right in the face. Kyler wanted to pull out every stop to win back his lady love. He just didn’t know she had moved and ended up serenading the wrong person. Finely just happens to be a sucker for Hallmark moments and vows to help him get Cassie back. As they tirelessly work on project get back together, the lines of tutoring and tantaliz ...more
Jan 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
this cover makes me giggle ... oh gees!! lol!! i forgot to review this ... doing it now ... why Audible makes u do it like this ... u have to have in your library to be able to review ... is nuts. frustrating for the customer ... hello Audible people!! if you have the Romance Package in Audible ... check it out. i am never understanding why certain books are in that and some r not? it is just strange?? great listen ... check it out!!
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