Audio Review: THE V CARD by Lauren Blakely & Lili Valente

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The V Card by Lauren Blakely & Lili Valente
Genre: contemporary, romantic comedy
Publisher: Lauren Blakely & Lili Valente Books
Pulication Date: December 13, 2017
Rating: ★★★✰✰

I enjoyed this book. I did. I’m a huge fan of Lauren Blakely and have read a couple books by Lili Valente, so I was excited to finally get the chance to dive into The V Card. But I’ll be honest here, I didn’t LOVE it. Maybe I didn’t really enjoy it because I was so hyped up to finally have the time to enjoy this book and had high hopes, but I ended up feeling a little let down after finishing it. It wasn’t bad, not in the least, but it wasn’t my favorite either.

I really liked the originality of the storyline and the initial relationship between the characters. Their shared history with each other made for an already strong connection between them that I found to be very effortless and enjoyable. The humor was fantastic, like always with these two authors, so that was a definite hit. But what I found lacking was the real “spark” between the characters. I don’t know…it just felt like their unique dynamic with each other felt off and forced in a way that didn’t mesh well the further the story moved along. I felt like their feelings for each other flipped too fast, making their intimate relationship the only focus on why the two of them were associated with each other.

Overall, the book was good. I have this feeling that if I had read the book instead of listened to the audio, I would have enjoyed it a lot more than what I did. I caught myself losing interest multiple times, having to backtrack and replay certain parts that I missed. Audiobooks are tricky for me; sometimes they can wow me with the narration and creative storylines, and sometimes they can fall flat. And The V Card, unfortunately, found itself right in the middle of the two. I won’t give up on either author, as I really do enjoy their books. But hopefully the next one I read will be a complete knockout.

3 Stars


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When you think about how easy it is to lose keys, phones, sunglasses and your dignity on social media, you might figure it’d be a cinch for me to ditch my V Card.

You’d be wrong.

At 25, I run a successful business, live in a fantastic apartment, and have fabulous friends to go out with any night of the week. And yet I’m still a card-carrying member of a club I don’t want to belong to anymore. Good thing I know just the man for the deflowering job—my brother’s business partner and best friend.

Graham Campbell is charming, smart, and, I’m told, oh-so-skilled in the sack. As long as I keep my eyes on the prize, there’s no way this pluck-the-flower project could possibly complicate matters.


Work and pleasure. As the CEO of a fast-growing company, I’ve been enjoying both to the fullest. What do I do when the board throws me for an unexpected loop so I can keep my business in my hands? I enlist the help of my best friend’s little sister since she holds a big stake in the company. But then I learn there’s another big stake she wants.

The one between my legs.

I can do this. Seven nights to teach her everything I know in the bedroom. There’s no way I’ll fall for her, even though she’s earning top grades in every single sinfully sexy lesson. And turns out I’m learning something too. The trouble is I don’t have the answer key to what to do when I fall hard for her.

And that throws a whole new hitch in my plans.

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