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The Feel Good Factor

(Lucky in Love)

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  932 ratings  ·  227 reviews
That inked bad boy who’s been flirting hard with me since he rode into town? Turns out he’s my new housemate, which is one hell of a problem since our chemistry is so hot it should be illegal.

I have a fantastic family, great best friends, a job I love…and now I’m up for a promotion to police sergeant. I need total focus—not a flirty, dirty, irresistible, tattooed hottie r
Paperback, 314 pages
Published February 13th 2019 by Little Dog Press
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Lauren Blakely
Feb 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
THE FEEL GOOD FACTOR is available everywhere! I had so much fun writing these two fiery lovers! I hope you enjoy their romance!

✦ Kindle ➜
✦ Apple ➜
✦Nook ➜
✦Kobo ➜
✦Google Play Books ➜
✦Paperback ➜
✦Audible ➜
(this book will not be in the romance package)

✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰


Perri is a cop in this cute little wine country town in California. She loves her job, her family, her besties. She doesn't have time to date!

Enter Derek. He's new in town - supporting his sister with her three little kids while his brother in law is in Afghanistan. Derek is not ready to date either!

But of course there's this über-mega insta attraction/lust between Perri and Derek. ☺


I really enjoyed reading this! It was so funny and sparky and lusty and sexy and adorable!

I love such small-town r
“𝙂𝙚𝙩 𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙘𝙡𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙨 𝙤𝙛𝙛, 𝙠𝙞𝙩𝙩𝙚𝙣. 𝙄 𝙣𝙚𝙚𝙙 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙣𝙖𝙠𝙚𝙙, 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙄 𝙣𝙚𝙚𝙙 𝙞𝙩 𝙣𝙤𝙬.”

𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗙𝗲𝗲𝗹 𝗚𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗙𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗿 has got to be Lauren Blakely’s SEXIEST, most shiver-inducing romance to date! The sexual chemistry between Perri and Derek was incredibly explosive and I couldn’t get enough! My eyes stayed glued to the pages as Ms. Blakely, once again, transported me to my happy place and gave me one hell of an escape from reality. I adored Perri, this sassy, fiery, and flirty cop with absolutely no filter. She made for
Mar 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Lauren Blakley Fans, Romance
5 Feel Good to the Moon and Back Stars
* * * * * Spoiler Free
There have been times in my life when I would meet someone and that click happened in an instant...You know exactly what I am talking about...That feeling of Oh...of Oh, Touching Him Would Be So Good...It is something which comes over you without warning. And if you are lucky, you get to follow up this feeling with more...

Well, Lauren Blakley took this idea and made it everything. She gave us the perfect set up, the unusual way of thes
book bruin
Mar 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Edited 4/2/19 - Audiobook Review

Overall 4.5 stars
Performance 5 stars
Story 4 stars

Another fantastic audiobook narrated by Joe Arden and Erin Mallon! This duo is so hilarious together and their voices complement each other well. Joe Arden was perfect as cocky (but really a giant teddy bear inside) Derek. He is playful and sexy, but oh so sweet! Arden's narration of the final epilogue was so heartfelt and filled with so much emotion that I teared up. The audiobook also includes a bonus novella call
It’s hard to describe how engaging Lauren Blakely’s “The Feel Good Factor” is from the get-go – a contemporary romance that perfectly balances fun and flirty with sweet and swoony. The story is as frothy as it sounds, centering on sassy Perri Keating and mildly cocky Derek McBride, whose chemistry is off the charts from the moment they lay eyes on each other even though their romance is doomed because neither is interested in a relationship.

She’s a small-town police woman determined to get a pro

Sweet lord in heaven above, Derek has just sky-rocketed to the top of my Lauren Blakely bbf list. Yep, he's surpassed Colin and Clay and Chase and Cooper. And his name doesn't even start with a C!
Derek is so deliciously dirty, I thought I might spontaneously combust more than a time or 2. But, gah, he's so freaking sweet, too. Ms. Blakely has really created the perfect man, there wasn't one thing I could fault him for. Seriously, he reminds me of the chocolate man my coworker gave me for Va
Sarah - Musings of the Modern Belle

4 Passionate Kissing CROWNS

The Feel Good Factor has all the hallmarks of a Lauren Blakely romcom. Scorching bedroom moments, fun dialogue, and heartfelt moments.

Derek has all the makings of a hero to love: hot, tattoos, paramedic, hot uncle, hot as heck in the bedroom. I mean there really isn’t anything not to love about this man.

Perri is a female in a male dominated field, and she is succeeding. She has sass and wit, and again there really isn’t anything to disli
Alex in Spades
4,5 Practice Kisses Stars

This was one sweet, and super hot roommates to lovers story. I loved the easy friendship Perri and Derek created. Before the fireworks of their relationship they were just so cool, and sweet together. The chemistry between those two was just sizzling. I adored Derek - he was the perfect combination of good looking, tattooed bad boy with a golden heart, that can easily melt your undergarments. I also loved Perri, she was amazing, badass and just relatable.

Another amazing
Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Feel Good Factor is my kind of and HOT!!!! The chemistry between the two main characters, Derek and Perri, was undeniable. Every part of their story fit together so perfectly, from their meeting, to the hot sex, to the end of their story, it flowed effortlessly! I enjoyed every moment of Derek and Perri’s story, along with all of the supporting characters since Ms. Blakely makes you invested in their stories as well!

The Feel Good Factor definitely had ALL of the good feelings ;)
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The Feel Good Factor by Lauren Blakely
Narrated by Erin Mallon and Joe Arden
Standalone but Related to Best Laid Plans
The Feel Good Factor just proves that Lauren Blakely doesn’t need the fancy full cast of narrators or duet narration to make an amazing audiobook. But we knew that already, it was just a good reminder after some of the amazing narrations she’s given us recently. Don’t get me wrong, Joe Arden and Erin Mallon are two of my favorites and the narration was great, but it was norm
Yvette ~ Nose Stuck in a Book
Do you know what I love about Lauren Blakely’s books? Even though they’re standalones, they’re typically connected to each other in some way. When minor characters are important to the hero or heroine, you know they’re more than likely to appear in their own story...or at least you (i.e. me) hope they will. That’s why, when I read Best Laid Plans and came to know Arden’s two best friends, I was eager to see who one or both would be paired up with. Thankfully, Lauren Blakely didn’t prolong the su ...more
Cyndi Marie
Mar 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
*Audio Review*

The name of this book describes exactly how Lauren Blakely books make me feel, as always I am left smiling with a happy heart. I describe her books as "Feel Good" books.

In this book we are back in Lucky Falls with Arden's friend Perri. I love when you start a book and feel like you already know every one! Perri and Derek have mad chemistry from the very first time they meet. I loved that they are 100% each other's types and both have something the other needs. Perri is a Cop with g
Lauren Luman
Mar 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lauren Blakely is one of those authors that guarantees to deliver something to make you feel good #punintended.

I love reading heroines that are unashamed in their sexuality and aren't afraid to be sexy and dirty and please their partner. Perri fits that to a T. She's also smart, huge-hearted, and wildly ambitious. I also love that she's a redhead to match her feisty personality hehehe.

And Derek is a dream. Tall, handsome, the scruff *ahem*, and the ink. Who could forget the 12 pack? But on top
Mar 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book lives up to its title. I felt very very good reading it and with its conclusion. I had all the feels - laughing, smirking, sad and elated. It was the full package. I even had some angst over their deadline looming and calling it quits to the practicing for the Kissing Contest. We all know who was going to win! 🔥 🥵 🔥

I was so ready to read more about this couple from their encounter in Best Laid Plans. Everything about the description of Derek was intriguing, especially his dirty mouth!
Lexi Cubbins
I officially ran out of praises for Lauren. Nope. None. Zero. I can't come up with anything new to tell you how amazing her books are!

Just look at that, holy covergasm. And once you open it, holy bookgasm.
This book had everything. Strong, sassy heroine, stronger, cocky hero. OFF THE CHARTS chemistry. Funny banter, no filter dialogues, amazing side characters and what a story... I'm always amazed at the author's eye for detail. It's one of those feel good stories - see what I did there? - that w
Mar 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am still coming down from the high of reading this book. Oh My Lord the heat between Derek and Perri will cause not only your Kindle to smoke but your body will experience some exhilarating moments where you will either need a cold shower or ..... well you will see what I'm talking about when you read this hot book.

This book is about Perri, the cop friend of Arden from Best Laid Plans. Perri is focused on her career and definitely doesn't have time for a relationship. When her boss recommends
*** I received an advanced copy and chose to review it ***
** 100% spoiler-free review **
* 5 sexy-as-sin stars *

Oh. My. Word. This book is like one continuous ovary explosion! If you love sexy bad boys with a soft side and strong, uninhibited females then The Feel Good Factor is most definitely for you. Lauren Blakely's newest offering is sweet, epically sexy, and funny. This standalone, feel-good story (natch) is probably one of her hottest to date and definitely one of my new favorite stories!

Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this fun story.
Perri is the dedicated sexy cop in town who has her eye on promotion and Derek is new in town, he’s working as a paramedic, and also helping his sister who has 3 kids.
Now when they accidentally happen to meet they clicked right away, you could say they had instant chemistry, it glowed from them every time they met, and their new found relationship only got better and more sexy as their story unfolded.
I loved how this story progressed. Perri and Derek were wonderful character
Lauren Blackely is always a different reading style for each book, for me. Her books are that diverse for me at least, this one happens to be a VERY MUCH MY STYLE.

A hot paramedic, ANY TIME YES PLEASE! I enjoy the pair's story, full of laughter, sweet OH SO YOU WILL SWOON OVER the hero sweet and lots of action! I am rating this a 4.5 and & would highly recommend it! Really great read!!

H A P P Y - R E A DI N G
AC Book Blog (Anne Christine)
Mar 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
The Feelgood Factor left me feeling really good indeed 😊Perri is a badass cop. She is up for a promotion, so she is working extra hard to prove the boss she deserves the spot. Derek is a firefighter who just moved in town to help his sister taking care of the kids while her husband is deployed oversea. Neither Derek nor Perri is looking for a relationship, least of all the L word. Perri needs to rent out her upstairs room and Derek is ready to get off his sister’s couch. BAM! Welcome new roomies ...more
Amy Faraci
Feb 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“ the things he makes me think about hot syrup and melted butter. One order of hot, fluffy hookup to go, please.”
Just from this line I can’t wait to read it! You have such a way of writing every book I’ve read from you have been brilliant! can’t wait 😊
This is a stand alone set in Lucky Falls where Best Laid Plans took place. So it brings back Arden and Gabe's police woman friend, Perri Keating. She is smart, loyal, and dedicated to her job. A routine traffic stop brings her eye to eye with the sexy stranger, Derek McBride. He is new to town and she cannot help but respond to his scruff, tats, muscles, and how he looks sitting on top of his bike. And he is just as taken with the fiery redhead. It's a case of insta-lust that works both ways.

Becca - Wicked Quests of a BookNinja


Blog review

5 ’#Derri Forever’ Stars

The Queen of Romance is back, and she delivered yet another mind-blowing and all kind of amazing story!

The Feel Good Factor is true to its title. This story is just so good! It’s a book you have to read in one sitting because you’re hooked from the very first sentence.


Only Lauren Blakely can write a book I would enjoy without any concerns. I always get what I want.

Derek and Perri’s pair is everything you could wish for in a couple. They’re so much fun!

Oh, now I
4.5+ stars

From the minute Derek rode into town, he is attracted to the pretty red-headed cop who pulled him over. He may be here to help out his sister, but that doesn’t mean there might not be time for a little fun. Perri Keating couldn’t help but be intrigued by the tatted up biker she pulled over, but her track record with men is terrible and she needs to keep her focus on work.

When she discovers he is her new housemate, the brakes are pulled on whatever might have developed between them. Sh
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Feel Good Factor by Lauren Blakely has another HOT, handsome, rugged from the scruff, heart-of-gold Blakely Boy by the name of Derek. Ohh, forgot to mention the tats...lots of women love tats, especially Perri. Wow, Derek’s just...everything. Derek had his heart broken by his last girlfriend so the timing was right to move and help his sister with her 3 “rugrats”. Gotta love the tatted bad boy who loves kids and family. The kids are pretty darn cute and funny, too! As Derek comes roaring int ...more
Ryan - Sweet Red Reader
The Feel Good Factor is one of my favorite Lauren Blakely books to date. The chemistry between Perri and Derek is unreal and individually they were both just well fleshed out characters. I enjoyed the friendship between Perri, Arden, and Vanessa - while it was established in Best Laid Plans we really get to see it in action and I loved it. I also loved watching Derek interact with his sister and her children; it's very easy to see why Perri fell for the bearded, tattooed, dirty-talking teddy bea ...more
V Nerd
Well folks, I'm not quite sure how she does it, but she has done it again!

How this woman sleeps in between writing so many books I have no idea, but each one keeps getting better and better.

This book definitely had the 'Feel Good Factor' I was grinning like a Cheshire cat the whole time, also blushing like a nun, as wholly hell Lauren Blakely is a wild cat with her love scenes!

We get to meet Derek and Perri in this story, there are sparks from the off as Perri is a cop and pulls Derek over, with
Hot romance! Cute kids. Funny. Two main characters serving the community. The kissing contest. He rides a motorcycle, has tattoos, and is an EMT. She is a fiery badass cop with past romance baggage. And, he has a past with a romance that totally turned him off to commitment too. When these two meet it’s comical and sizzling underneath. He becomes her tenant and all safe bets are off from there. This is a feel-good romance with some hot and sexy times under, above, and around the sheets. Such a f ...more
Danielle Harris
Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've been waiting for this book and it was totally worth the wait!

This book is by far the hottest from Lauren Blakley. It's packed full of steam, banter, and lots of laughs. This is unforgettable in the best ways possible. I can't wait for my paperback to arrive Derek will look amazing on my shelf.

Perri is tough, sarcastic, witty, and hilarious. I enjoyed her character so much. Derek is built, tatted, and gruff in the best ways. His character is absolutely perfect. I love his rough exterior, but
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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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