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Summary

What happens when a book blogger accidentally publishes her digital diary online?

A viral sh--storm, that's what.

No way did I want thousands of subscribers to read my confessions - yet, that's precisely what went down last night after four too many Cosmos with my girls.

Now, Damage Control is my new middle name because my diary confessional has my roommate, Lucas Stone, written all over it.

Literally.

I've been in love with him forever - well, ever since I saw him sprint across campus naked during our first year of college.

And now that Lucas knows how I feel about him?

Well, things are destined to get awkward.

Because Lucas Stone, my BFF - the man who sleeps only one room over - just got engaged.

And his fiancée isn't me.

Confessions of a Bookaholic is a steamy, friends-to-lovers, sports romance full of laughter and a tiny bit of angst.

©2020 Chrystal Clay/Joslyn Westbrook (P)2020 Chrystal Clay/Joslyn Westbrook

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Lucas adn Macy!

Macy has been best friends with Lucas for most of her life and over time her feelings have evolved into love but she doesn’t believe he feels the same way. She dreams of being a writer so when she finds out he is engaged she decides to deal with her emotions by drinking a little too much and sharing her feelings with the followers on her blog. That would have been bad enough but when Lucas finds out things are about to get awkward.

Lucas’s feelings for Macy go beyond friendship but he believed that was all they would ever be. He now finds himself engaged to one woman while thinking about another so hang on tight as things are about to get a whole lot more complicated.

I adored the relationship between Macy and Lucas as they were so much fun. Humorous interactions, hot chemistry and all the feels as what started out as a blunder turned out to be the best thing that could have happened for both their sakes. I enjoyed the performance of the narrators and thought they were a perfect choice for the characters.

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This was so f word cute

My gosh this was so f word cute.

Best friends to lovers stories always get me giddy and I really did root for Lucas and Macy. I really felt not only their friendship, but the longing. It was SO GOOD. This was beyond cute and I loved all the side characters. Like every single one. I honestly wasn't expecting to love this as much as I did and smiling so hard my face hurt reading it because I simply couldn't put it down. Sierra Kline and Tim Paige were fire on the audio and they made this reading experience even sweeter. I volunteered to read and review a complimentary copy of this. All opinions are my own.

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Digital disaster!

This is my first Joslyn Westbrook listen and certainly won't be my last. It's the kind of book that when you listen, it's all you hear. Nothing else around you matters except what is going to happen next. Meet Macy and Lucas, best friends since they are six years old. Now roommates, Macy goes and with some alcohol and her laptop has a digital disaster. Her love for Lucas is there on her blog for all to see. Now we all have had a technical glitch before, but this is so embarrassing for Macy, After all Lucas, just got engaged. So now, where will the all lead? Misunderstandings, feelings, friendship, future endeavors, it's all on the line in this funny, steamy story. I love a good best friends to lovers story and this one fit the bill.

Narrated by Sierra Kline and Tim Paige, we have an experienced team who brought all the emotions to the surface plus had spot on comedic timing.Kline understood exactly what Macy felt and was going though, and brought her to life. Feelings of love, embarrassment, desperation, you name it, it went straight to my heart making Macy extremely relatable. Tim Paige comes through as Lucas with that quarterback confidence to turn despicable and still have the love shine through. It's a listen that is thoroughly enjoyable and is easy on the ears.

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  • Anthony Avina
  • 01-03-21

Brilliant and Engaging Romance Story: A Must Read!

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own.

A truly hilarious, steamy, and romantic new adult contemporary romance like no other, Confessions of a Bookaholic was the perfect way to end 2020 and begin 2021! The chemistry between protagonists Macy and Lucas is gripping, drawing the reader into their chaotic world and hanging on their every word as their complex emotions pour out onto the page.

The series of heated moments together, humorous exchanges back and forth, and emotional misunderstandings that keep their relationship ever-changing made this a truly memorable read. The author has a natural way of making the characters feel real and relatable while also elevating their story to classic romance novel entertainment levels, ironic given the protagonist Macy’s book blogger status. The narration only serves to help bring this awkward yet fascinating love story to life, giving each character’s narration a focused and personable feel.

A masterful, engaging, and evenly-paced read/audiobook, author Joslyn Westbrook’s “Confessions of a Bookaholic” is a breath of fresh air in the contemporary romance and new adult genres. A whirlwind of comedy and emotions, the author does a great job of focusing the narrative on the struggles and connection of both protagonists and makes for an entertaining read overall. If you haven’t yet, be sure to grab your copy today!

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  • Book Lover in Florida
  • 27-02-21

Super cute book!

What a super cute book! i can relate to being a bookaholic and wanting the perfect relationship. It is a reminder that not everything is perfect and requires work. A great weekend read!

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  • Jenny
  • 24-05-21

Best friend to lovers swooniness!

Best friends since childhood, Lucas and Macy discover they both want so much more. I loved this story, it has awesome narration, likable characters, frustrating choices, and wonderful grand gestures. This will be a definite re-listen!

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  • The Book Junkie Reads . . .
  • 04-04-21

confessions clear the soul but not the heart

Did I get an eye opening surprise when this blog post went live. It was viral in a big way. And it changed the lives of more than the person that posted it and the person she was talking about. Lucus Stone was her everything and then he was not her's any longer. What would you do if the one man in the world you loved was to marry another? Not just any other but someone that did not deserve him, respect him, truly want him or even needed him. Would you go so far as to expose yourself to the world? Even if it was in a drunken haze and you deleted it as soon as you seen it. All too late.

My first book from Joslyn Westbrook had me wanting more. We get to have more than just one relationship in the making for years, but we get to see them have to battle to have the relationship they both have wanted for years. They both had to work through their reasoning for all the things they did not do when they should have done them.

Sierra Kline and Tim Paige had me on a ride with vivid imagery created by their performance of Joslyn's words. I had a few moments here and there that it was difficult to differentiate male of female but the narration was still working for me from beginning to end.

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I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Joslyn Westbrook. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

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  • Luv2Read
  • 23-03-21

An awesome best friends to lovers story.

Macy Sinclair, is a book blogger who lives with her best friend.
They have been friends since they were six years old.

Lucas Stone, a college football player who is looking at the NFL draft, has loved Macy since the first day she moved into his neighborhood and he came over to asked her to play Bad Guys and Batman.
They have been through a lot together and she had always been off limits. So when he comes home and announces, on their friends anniversary, that he's getting married, the same night she planned on telling him how she really felt about him, things get crazy.
When she goes out with her girlfriends and has some drinks, she accidently publishes to her blog her confession of love, for her best friend, for all to see.
When he finds out that she has had the same feelings as he does things seem to start to fall into place for the two of them.
I loved how this all played out.

This is my first book by this author and I'm in love.❤️
I can't wait to check out some more of her books.
I totally recommend this one.

Tim Paige and Sierra Kline I thought both did a great job narrating this story.
it was easy to listen to them.

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  • Mile High KINK Book Club
  • 27-02-21

SNAP OUT OF IT!!!!!

Confessions of a Bookaholic is a romantic love story between childhood best friends Macy Sinclair and Lucas Stone. Both are now students in their final year of college in California. Lucas is preparing for the NFL Draft and Macy is seeking her “dream job” at a major magazine as a writer.

It is a delightful story with high hopes, bad choices, book love and how friends can make the best and the worst decisions. Yeah, I did not like Macy forgoing her dreams to be with Lucas. I did not like Lucas going along with the ride either. So, if you ever wonder if you can like a story and not the characters so much – well yeah, it is possible. I just wanted to snap my fingers and say “Snap out of it”

Confessions’ narrators made it amazingly easy to listen to the funny banter. I listen to the audio in my car only to keep me entertain as a I drive around running errands. At some points of the story, I had to sit in the Target parking lot to finish the chapters. And the sex scenes? Wow, talking about heat. I was not expecting so much dirty fun and it is kind of funny to be waiting at the traffic light as Lucas “pokes” Macy.

Each narrator portrayed each character perfectly. So many times, the female narrator makes the male character sound like a wimp. That is not the case with Sierra Kline.

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  • R. Simons
  • 26-02-21

Easy listen

Confessions of a Bookaholic captured me from the blurb because Macy was a book blogger and loved books, don’t we all? She is in love with her roommate Lucas but he has just proposed to his girlfriend, she is upset and hurt, even though Lucas doesn’t know about her feelings and the morning after a girls night out to drown her sorrow, she realises she has published her feelings about Lucas all over her blog. Oops! I enjoyed this audiobook, it was light-hearted, funny even cringe-worthy at times but the story progressed at a fast pace. Told in both Macy and Lucas’ perspectives I felt I got to know each character well and the story. The narrator's Sierra Kline and Tim Paige made the characters come to life and put great emotions in with it. Overall I really enjoyed how the story played out, yes it is not hard to guess how it would end but if you want something that is light, easy and fun to read/listen too then grab this.

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  • Sara
  • 17-01-21

Sweet story!

Confessions of a Bookaholic by Joslyn Westbrook was an absolutely charming listen. Macy and Lucas are roommates and best friends. They’ve also both crushed on each other for as long as they can recall. One night after too many drinks, Macy posts her personal thoughts on her book blog… a super popular blog that has a TON of followers including her love interest and even their parents! It gets real after that… will Macy and Lucas put their friendship on the line to have it all? I enjoyed this sweet story with some light drama and lots of laughs.

The narrators Sierra Kline and Tim Paige did a good job bring this story to life. I felt like they both got into the emotions and the fun of the story. Kline really portrayed embarrassment in the opening scenes. You can just feel her humility. She made it where I could feel and imagine being there! Can you even imagine?!?!

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  • LAS
  • 05-01-21

Fun, quirky friends-to-lovers romance

Confessions of a Bookaholic was a fun, quirky, college friends-to-lovers romance. There was a little bit of drama, but not too much, and instead we get a good focus on the relationship between bookish Macy and her best friend since first grade, Lucas, also the start quarterback about to be drafted by the NFL.

The relationship between Macy and Lucas is exactly what you'd expect from two college kids that constantly have their wires crossed. Their strong friendship added a layer of intimacy that you don't always see because they've known each other their whole lives, and can read each other really well.

The narration by Tim Paige and Sierra Kline was really great. They conveyed the emotion, the youthfulness of the characters, the humor. It was a great listen.

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  • Karen Dee
  • 05-01-21

Friends to lovers

This story was okay but it really suffered from a lack of depth and quite honestly realism. As close as the friends are they are both oblivious to the fact that they are in love with each other.

The book starts out fine but starts to decline from a lack of believability. Also the characters get a bit annoying and start to act childishly.

Don't get me wrong this book definitely has its moments of enjoyment but it needed more of a story to sink into.

The narration was really good which definitely added to the enjoyment and improved the overall story.