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The Feel Good Factor

Narrated by: Joe Arden, Erin Mallon
Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)
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Summary

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 riding into my town on his motorcycle. Can I arrest him for being too good-looking? When he kisses me senseless in the back of a waffle truck, it’s criminal, the things he makes me think about hot syrup and melted butter. One order of hot, fluffy hookup to go, please. But the next time I see him, it’s not for our date with benefits. He’s the guy who just rented the room above my garage. 

I need the rent to pay my bills, not a man like Derek, who I soon discover to be strong, caring, generous, good with kids, and kind to puppies.... If I’m not careful, he’ll be moving into my heart as well as my house.

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A no-strings-attached fling with the fiery redhead who revs my engine? Why, yes, that does sound like a delicious perk of my new job in this new town, thank you very much. I’m coming off a bad relationship, and I have zero interest in anything serious. I’ve got all the serious I need helping my sister take care of her three little kids while her husband is deployed. 

Except, surprise! Perri isn’t just my future fling. Turns out she’s my sexy, sassy landlord. A lease definitely counts as “strings attached,” and as much as I’d like to get tangled in her sheets, I can’t let myself get tangled up in a relationship. 

But as soon as we put the cuffs on our escapades, I learn over late-night conversations in the kitchen that my landlord is so much more than the sexiest woman I’ve ever met– she has a quick mind and the biggest heart. 

Once I’m in, I’m all in. And to convince her that we should see where this goes, I plan on turning up the heat - and not just in the kitchen.

©2019 Lauren Blakely (P)2019 Lauren Blakely Books

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Listening was the icing and the cherry to this....

Derek certainly rode into town and made quite a first impression with Perri. Perri we have met before, and this is what I love about reading Lauren's books, they are more often than not standalones, but you get character connections and they pop up in each others books so you get to know them even more.

Derek is a down to earth, hard working man, he is strong, seriously sexy, talks some dirty talk and has a heart as big as his muscles. He and Perri living side by side in her house, dealing with everyday struggles, impossible sexual chemistry and a side character in Shaw that i swear I can't even contain myself about, gave me more than the feel good factor.

Joe & Erin were the icing and the cherry on top of the cake here as well as the bonus story! I swear you get the best deal now with audible and it is my preferred way to listen.

I LOVE Lucky Falls, want to move there and live amongst this group of friends and have the best life.
Derek, you have my crown.

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Blakely, Arden AND Mallon, where do I sign up???

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 her fiery red hair and sexy uniform, Derek is ga-ga.

What turns out to be a 'meet cute' also turns out to be a steamy no-strings attached kind of thing, until Derek rents a room in Perri's house!

Narration is by the always perfect couple, Erin Mallon and Joe Arden.
They are a narration delight, the bounce off of each other brilliantly, and the steam....oh my goodness, the steam, I had to make sure my phone didn't spontaneously combust!

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  • Cyndi Marie
  • 25-03-19

✫✫ 5 Stars ✫✫

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 goals and I thought she was going to protest too much since she was very concerned about her job but thankfully she is a tough women who can handle anything that comes her way. I think what I loved most about her is that when she is upset, she lets herself feel it then puts on her big girl panties and does the right thing. Derek IS my ultimate book boyfriend type! He looks like a hot & tatted bad boy but really he is a huge softy for kids, his family and spends his life helping others! I mean he's an EMT! How could you want more!
Together these two tow the line a little but it doesn't last long, why deny yourself something you want and deserve in your life. The ending was sweet and melted my heart a little.

Lauren Blakey is the queen of quirky characters but in this book I didn't find either of them to be quirky at all, they were very relate-able for me. I enjoyed that change very much. This one felt like it was more about the connection, chemistry and happiness which is exactly what I loved about it.

The narration of course was PERFECT! But I expect nothing less from LB or these narrators. Erin Mallon is ALWAYS a big win for me and let me tell you, listening to her do animal sounds in this one had me cracking up! Joe Arden is also great, he really is good at bossy "in the bedroom" men and in this book he nailed it!

At the end of this Audiobook, we get a BONUS with the STRONG Suit! This is a novella about Ginny and Noah from Birthday Suit! YES....The book with Erin Mallon and the Australian accent and Joe Arden as Noah the very high strong guy who is totally into Ginny (and maybe addicted to 5 hour Energy drinks LOL). This was so much fun! I loved these characters in Birthday Suit so much so I was beyond excited when LB gave us a sneak peak into their story. It was everything I wanted it to be except long enough ;)

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  • Jan M
  • 08-04-19

Feel Good Listen

Lauren Blakely has done it again. I love how I feel listening to her books, and the Feel Good Factor does not disappoint. Love how she writes a friends with benefits that develop to more. The humor in the book is so much fun. I love the characters in this book with their banter and attraction. Perri and Derek have great chemistry, and the friends of Arden, Vanessa add to the book. Joe Arden and Erin Mallon also have incredible chemistry narrating this book. They have a connection that brings the characters to life. I was smiling while listening to this book, and felt like I was with friends.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 04-04-19

Call the Fire Department

Your gonna need both the fire department and ambulance while listening to this book,so hot and spicy you’ll either self combust or have a heat stroke.Gabe and Ardens story was sweet,frustrating, but sexy...Perry and Dereks story is like doing the ghost chilli pepper challenge.Those two have fireworks right off the getty-up,they let eachother know right away there’s chemistry between them.Erin and Joe are great as usual doing the narration.Too bad though they couldn’t get them to narrate as a duet in tandem with eachother,but always great listening to their narration along with a great story line written by Lauren who in my opinion has some of the sexiest books out there.Can’t wait to hear Shaw and Vanessa’s story. Voyeurism without the guilt and jail cell.

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  • bookbruin
  • 02-04-19

I Love You Madly & Always

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The Feel Good Factor was a cute friends with benefits/roommates to lovers romcom. It had all the things I love about Lauren Blakely's books - a sexy and swoony hero, a strong and intelligent heroine, fantastic secondary characters, and a story that just makes my heart happy. I really loved the banter and push and pull between Perri and Derek. They have instalust right away, but the real chemistry occurred when they got to know each other beyond the physical. Derek was such a teddy bear with his nieces and nephew. I loved seeing that softer and gentler side to him. I did not blame Perri one bit for her ovaries exploding at the sight of Derek in full "dad mode". LOL

One of my favorite parts of the story was the friendship between Perri, Arden, and Vanessa. I loved how supportive, understanding, and loyal they were to each other. It's clear that these ladies would do anything and everything for their friends and I appreciated that Lauren Blakely took time to highlight this special relationship. It also helped to set up the next book/novella featuring Perri's brother, Shaw, and her BFF, Vanessa. I did find the story fairly predictable, but the conflict Perri and Derek faced at the end felt true to their characters and their experiences. Plus, it set the stage for an epic romcom style finale. The epilogues will have you grinning ear to ear and Lauren Blakely fans are sure to enjoy this newest addition!

Joe Arden and Erin Mallon were fantastic as always! 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 called Strong Suit. It features Ginny and Noah, who fans of Blakely may remember from The Birthday Suit. Mallon's Australian accent is so much fun and Arden's hyperactive performance as Noah had me laughing out loud! I loved the preview of Nobody Does It Better too, and can't wait for Vanessa and Shaw's story!

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  • Mandi
  • 25-04-19

Love Love!

Love this book so hard you guys! Lauren Blakely is a feel good romance queen! Perri is a spit fire and Derek was the perfect match for her! He did not relent and it was such a fun ride! The narration is perfection! Erin and Joe together are hot as helllll! I love them so much. SO worth the credit!!

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  • Renee A. Waring
  • 21-04-19

Need More Stars

Another five-star read/listen from Lauren Blakely. Absolutely swoon-worthy,. Who wouldn't want a Derek if their own?

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  • KimberlyReads
  • 16-04-19

Better Lovers than Roommates

A cop and a paramedic walk into a food truck, sounds like a joke but this romance is no joke and these two souls find that their no relationship pack just blew up in their faces and not is it good. Love the characters and the narrators.

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  • ChantalG
  • 14-04-19

Delightful, Fun, Entertaining

What happens when a sexy cop stops a hot tattooed guy? Sparks happen. From the moment they meet one knows this is a romance bound to happen. And happen it does.
Another sexy, fun, delightful story. Enjoyed every second of it.

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  • J and M
  • 03-04-19

4.5 fun stars

This is another fun one. I really liked getting this story after being introduced to these characters in the last book. They were fun then and even more fun now. I'm such a huge Erin fan too, and Joe and Erin just really knock this out the park. Definitely looking forward to the next one.

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  • J Glove
  • 03-04-19

Lots of sexy

Joe and Erin make this couple soar into your imagination... it’s a must for future replay of the best sex scenes! Reminds me of Clay and Julia... Lauren you’re one of my top authors for just that reason.

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