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Nobody Does it Better

(Lucky in Love)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  605 ratings  ·  152 reviews
A red-hot forbidden romance novella! Indulge in this ultra sexy best friend's brother delight!
Some women are just forbidden.
Like—off the top of my head—MY SISTER’S LIFE-LONG BEST FRIEND.
Sis has made it patently clear that Vanessa is hands-off, as in keep my ladies’ man paws far away from her clever, go-getter best friend who’s ready for the real deal. That should be an eas
Kindle Edition, 150 pages
Published April 8th 2019 by Little Dog Press
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Lauren Blakely
Mar 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
A delicious forbidden romance packed with lust and laughter!

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Mar 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this one! No big drama there but a sweet, sexy and steamy love story how I like it!
Mar 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 4-5-stars
4.5+ stars
This is set in the same world as Best Laid Plans and The Feel Good Factor and it is Shaw and Vanessa's story! These two have been circling each other since their teen years, but they never admitted it. And his sister and her best friend, Perri, had forbidden Shaw from pursuing Vanessa. Girl code, Brother code, and all that jazz just left these two longing in secret...well sort of secret. But love is in the air with this group, and there are matchmakers ready to stir some things up in t
book bruin
Apr 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Edited 4/16/19
Audiobook Review

Overall 5 stars
Performance 5+ stars
All Novellas 4 stars

I love novellas because they can be enjoyed on their own as a quick and fun read, or they can add another layer to an existing story by giving a deeper history or perspective. Not only do listeners get the novella Nobody Does it Better on this audiobook, but they also get FOUR additional novellas as well! This audiobook is packed with extras! I loved hearing Joe Arden and Erin Mallon bring Shaw and Vanessa's sto
Lauren Blakely’s latest in her Lucky in Love series is only novella length, but it certainly packs a sizzling hot, flirty and sweet punch.

When Shaw finds himself trapped with the woman he’s wanted for years, who also happens to be his very off-limits sister’s best friend, all alone in a cabin due to a snow storm he takes the chance to uncover if she feels the same way about him and convince her he’s the man for her.

Vanessa has spent years crushing after her best friend’s brother, but because h
“𝙄 𝙬𝙖𝙣𝙩 𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙤𝙛 𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙤𝙛 𝙢𝙚."

𝐍𝐨𝐛𝐨𝐝𝐲 𝐃𝐨𝐞𝐬 𝐢𝐭 𝐁𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫 by Lauren Blakely is a scorching HOT forbidden delight that will excite, tantalize, and tease your heart, your mind, and every nerve ending in your body. Is it just me, or is Lauren’s writing getting more and more sexy with each new release? Trust me, I'm not complaining one bit! The dirtier the better is my motto when it comes to romance. But Shaw and Vanessa’s story brought me back to the days of Blakely’s 𝑆𝑒𝑑𝑢𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝑁𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡𝑠 and 𝑆𝑖𝑛𝑓𝑢𝑙 𝑁𝑖𝑔ℎ
Yvette ~ Nose Stuck in a Book
When Lauren Blakely introduced Vanessa and Shaw in Best Laid Plans, the fact that Shaw was Vanessa’s best friend’s brother pretty much laid the groundwork for a possible romance between them. Their flirtation seemed to heat up in The Best Laid Plans to the point where I was dying to get my hands on their story, Nobody Does It Better. I mean, who doesn’t love a forbidden romance? Especially one that’s both shamelessly flirty and deliciously naughty…

Bowling alley owner and vintage clothing addict,
3 Shaw and Vanessa Stars

Sweet, sexy and fun novella about Shaw and Vanessa. These two characters featured heavily in the previous two books but this would still read easily as a standalone.

If you enjoy off limits best friends of siblings romances then this is a gorgeous quick read. Shaw is the older brother of Perri who is Vanessa’s best friend.

When the hot fire fighter and the gorgeous girl decide to finally give in to their secret crush , the sparks most definitely fly.

HEA? Yes
Cheating? No
Mar 20, 2019 marked it as to-read
Recommends it for: Lauren Blakley Fans, Romance
Why is it a Sister's Best Friend is Always Off Limits...
I mean, come on...
I'm a Good Guy...

A FireFighter...
A Good Son...
A Brother who Teases his Sister Mercilessly...

Could it be my Player ways...
My Love of the Womenfolk...

So when Vanessa, the object of my desire...
Seems to be a bit interested...
How can I hold back my Flirting and Chatting...
And when we end up trapped in a snowed-in cabin all night...

I finally have my chance to show Vanessa...
For her...

Nobody Does it Better - April 8, 2019

Apr 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh man, I could hardly put this one down once I got started! Nobody Does It Better is a novella and the third book in the Lucky In Love series. This can be read as a standalone, but I would highly recommend reading Best Laid Plans and The Feel Good Factor first. Not only are they both fantastic reads, but that's where we are first introduced to Vanessa and Shaw, the two leads in this book. They have been dancing around their attraction to one another for years, but unable to act on it due to her ...more
Lauren Luman
Apr 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loveloveloved this novella for Vanessa and Shaw. Friends to lovers is a favorite of mine and LB always does it right. The characters are sexy and funny together and make a great duo. This was a fun quick read in the Lucky in Love Series.
Apr 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Readers who have read Lauren Blakely’s Best Laid Plans and The Feel Good Factor should be quite familiar with Shaw and Vanessa and the reasons why they have hidden their feelings for each other for quite some time, but in Nobody Does It Better, an opportunity for these two to finally be honest with each other comes to fruition and while it isn’t the most ideal situation, there’s no turning back once they lay everything on their line - their bodies. their hearts, and their souls.

The fact that th
Love & Lavender Book Review
Apr 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lauren Blakely wow's me AGAIN!!! It's no surprise that we get everything from this novella that we would from a full length novel. Her words are golden, she's the master of all the feels, nobody does it better than Lauren Blakely!!! Short, snappy, sexy and sweet, Shaw and Vanessa's story is ohhh so satisfying.

I feel like I've grown to love Shaw and Vanessa through the last 2 books of the Lucky in Love series. Vanessa is best friend with Perri and Perri's brother, Shaw, have been destined to be m
Stacy Ross
I just finished my advanced copy of Nobody does it better by Lauren Blakely. This book is the next in the series Lucky in Love. It’s Shaw and Vanessa’s story and it was a good quick one. They have been in love with each other for years and neither knew. He’s her best friends brother and is off limits. She is his sisters best friend and he’s been told he is not allowed to date her so she’s forbidden fruit so he’s been admiring her from afar since high school. They get stuck at her family’s cabin ...more
Diana Laura (The Bookish Sisters)
4.5 / 5 stars

Holy cow, how I enjoyed this novella.

Nobody Does It Better is a best friend's brother/been in love with you since high school romance. It takes YEARS—and I'm talking decades—for the main characters to finally give in to their attraction so even though this is a fast-paced story that just focuses on the days leading up to that moment (when they kiss the heck out of their faces and get their HEA), it still feels like a slow burn. Specially with that very cliché yet amazing scene where
Elizabeth Clinton
Apr 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The title most definitely fits the story and the author. Nobody Does It Better than Lauren Blakely when she writes a book that has you falling for her newest characters.
Shaw Keating & Vanessa Marquez have known each other since they were kids but when you crushed on the other for years but never react to the feeling because of the one person they both care about Shaw’s sister Perri and Vanessa’s best friend. Sometimes circumstances put you in a situation that just might be the opportunity to
Apr 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nobody Does It Better than Lauren Blakely! A sexy best friends brother romance is just what I needed and let me tell you, this story delivered! Shaw and Vanessa have had feelings for each other for YEARS but never acted upon it due to Shaw’s sister, Perri, forbiddening Shaw to pursue Vanessa. But when the two are snowed in, ALL bets are off!

I enjoyed Shaw and Vanessa to no end! When Shaw releases he’s almost out of time with Vanessa, he has to step up his game and boy, does he ever ;) Their bant
Jackie (Jackie's Book World)
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Nobody Does it Better is Lauren Blakely’s latest book/novella in the Lucky in Love series that is funny, steamy and romantic. A definite must -read to those that love a good forbidden romance story!

In this story we get to meet Shaw and Vanessa who are connected by Perri (Shaw’s sister and Vanessa’s best friend). Although they have been friends for a while, it has always been clear to Shaw that Vanessa is off-limits, but that hasn’t stopp
Apr 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5+ stars

This is Shaw and Vanessa’s story and I couldn’t be happier! These two were teased in Best Laid Plans and The Feel Good Factor. Because Shaw’s sister is best friends with Vanessa, she was off limits and vice versa. Perri was worried her player of a brother would take advantage of and hurt her best friend, putting a strain on their friendship. But keeping their feelings bottled up for so long didn’t diminish them, it only made the attraction continue to simmer until the secret feelings w
Apr 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
***ARC Provided by the Author***

4.5 Stars

Finally, we get Shaw and Vanessa.

And a few meddling townspeople, some friends who know what is going on with them (even when they ignore it) and a well timed snowstorm. (Can I mention, the one time I was stranded due to weather, I was at a 7-11 and not in a picturesque, private, well-stocked cabin with a sexy firefighter? But, that't not the point...)

The point of this story is crazy, undeniable, and real chemistry that says it is time for them to stop res
*** I received an advanced copy and chose to review it ***
** 100% spoiler-free review **
* 5 fun stars *

I fell in love with both Vanessa and Shaw in Best Laid Plans and The Feel Good Factor and now it's finally their turn to find their happily ever after. Squeeeeee!!!! Nobody Does it Better is a standalone novella that is interconnected with the above-mentioned stories. Prior reading is not necessary but there are some spoilers so I recommend reading the others first because they are AWESOME! But
Apr 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
**I voluntarily read an early copy of this title in exchange for an honest review**

Nobody Does It Better is set in the same world as two of Blakely's previous releases, Best Laid Plans and The Feel Good Factor. This is the story of Shaw and Vanessa and I was so excited to dive into this one!

Shaw, a firefighter who oozes charm and sexiness, and Vanessa, a bowling alley owner with a retro style, have had feelings for one another since high school, but they've done a fairly good job of hiding that.
Apr 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
Nobody Does it Better by Lauren Blakely is a short hot romance that takes place in the world of her Lucky In Love series and follows after both Best Laid Plans & The Feel Good Factor. IT WAS AWESOME to see these characters get their own story. With all the sideways glances and obvious flirting that took place in the The Feel Good Factor between Vanessa and Shaw they totally deserved their own story - add in that it was angst free and somewhat of a "snowed-In" trope and I COULDN'T say no!

Ga Books LoverX
Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love this sweet novella!!

Vanessa and Shaw have been dancing around each other for years by sending flirty glances and looks at each other. Both of them have their reasons for why they have not told the other about their feelings, but mainly it is because of Vanessa's best friend and Shaw's sister, Perri. Perri has been quite clear in keeping her best friend and playboy brother from each other.

This is a sweet but steamy quick read that is straight to the point and gives the reader exactly what th
V Nerd
Ever wondered what happened to some of those side characters that you read about in books? Well look no further because this little book is full of them.

It may be a short read but it is crammed full of delicious content!

Joe Arden and Erin Mallon narrating are as perfect together as strawberries and cream, and a few cameo's are sprinkled throughout to give that little sugar on the top.

Included in this audio are an extra few Novellas to whet your appetite.

Lauren always delivers with her audios as

Nobody Does it Better may be the shortest book in the Lucky in Love series but it ended up being my favorite. Vanessa and Shaw are so perfect together, I'm glad they didn't let things drag out between them for too long. Well, I guess "too long" is a relative term, considering it did take them YEARS to finally acknowledge what they'd been fighting! But when they did, lord have mercy!
Funny, sweet, and sexy, Shaw and Vanessa's story hit all the right buttons!
Becca - Wicked Quests of a BookNinja


5 ’Chance’ Stars

Novella or full-length novel... doesn’t matter, Lauren Blakely does them the best! (See what I did here?)

I was so excited to read Vanessa and Shaw’s story, and it was so much fun!Quirky, sexy and funny – just like any other story written by Lauren Blakely.

I can’t wait to see what’s more.

Anas Attic  Book Blog
Apr 16, 2019 rated it really liked it

Nobody Does It Better by Lauren Blakely 
Performed by Joe Arden and Erin Mallon. Additional parts performed by Andi Arndt, Jason Clarke, RC Bray, Carly Robins, Savannah Peachwood and Virginia Rose. 
A Collection of novellas follows the main story. Nobody Does It Better is the 3rd standalone in a related series. 

Nobody Does it Better by Lauren Blakely is Vanessa and Shaw’s story from the Lucky In Love Series (Best Laid Plans, Feel Good Factor). It’s a short but very satisfying standalone novella

4 “Nobody does it better than us” stars!

Vanessa and Shaw are here!! Ever since I felt the sexual tension and sizzling chemistry between these two in The Feel Good Factor I couldn’t want to get my hands on their story. And it did not disappoint. A forbidden, friends-to-lovers romance that is smokin’ hot and, oh, so sweet, Nobody Does it Better is a great addition to the Lucky in Love series!!

Vanessa is off limits. Perri has warned her brother, Shaw, away from her best friend and so far, he has
Apr 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
***ARC provided courtesy of the Author***

When it comes to forbidden romances nobody does them better than Lauren Blakely. I'm such a sucker for the whole best friend's sibling trope and I was just chomping at the bit for Vanessa and Shaw's story. This story left me with such a smile on my face. I laughed and swooned and definitely had to fan myself from the heat these two generated.

I loved getting to know more about Vanessa. She's fun, sweet and loyal-almost to a fault. She's the kind of woman
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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. Her heroines are strong and smart and her heroes have hearts of gold and fantastic funny bones. She lives in California with her family, including her smoking hot and hilarious husband and her two brilliant ...more

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Lucky in Love (3 books)
  • Best Laid Plans
  • The Feel Good Factor