What’s happening, hot stuff? (lmpanthermom)
What a wild ride! Finley is incredible. And Tom? I love that he’s “Tom”. “Tom” is fun. “Tom” is sexy, sweet. “Tom” is the guy who completes you, who has you at hello, who shows you the quon. Wait, no. Scratch that. Wrong quote. You get the gist.
The movie lines are soooooooo me. The only thing missing was “Oh, sexy girlfriend.” But there’s always hope for a sequel, right.
Such a great read. Rom-com platinum!
A copy was provided for an honest review.
Friends to Lovers (Lisa Somerville)
Unzipped is a Friends to Lovers quick read that has Tom desperately trying to win back his college girlfriends heart after years of being apart. In trying to win Cassandra back, he meets Finley who sets out on a journey with Tom to help him win back his ex.
Along the journey to find his ex, Tom ends up falling for Finley, problem is she thinks he's in love with his ex!
In the end Tom wins Finley's heart! I can't wait to read more about Gabe and Arden's story in Best Laid Plans!
A romance from the 80s today (StephLoveReads)
As Finley get news that her comedy TV show is about to tank, she is at home attempting to come up with new scripts to renew her contract. When an unexpected Angel starts singing on her front lawn.
When Kyler was in college his girlfriend dumped him. But he took her words to heart and started working harder on himself. Now he's ready to go after said college girlfriend. He's decides to woo her 80's movie style. Because who doesn't LOVE the big gesture from the movies.
Now Finley is helping Kyler who she starts calling Tom to win back his college sweetheart. All while using their adventures to revive her television show.
This adventure takes many loops and turns.
I love Lauren Blakey’s books but this one has been excruciating to finish.
3.5 stars (gabbysreading)
I'm usually a giant fan of all of Lauren Blakely's books. However, I will admit Unzipped wasn't my favorite. That's not to say I didn't like it. The story definitely gets better as it goes on. But overall, I thought it was just ok.
Lauren Blakely continues to be the banter queen. I enjoyed Kyler and Finley's back and forth. Finley in particular was fantastic. I loved her sass and her quick wit. Lauren writes the best women. Always smart and delightfully entertaining. Love them. Unfortunately, I did have a problem with Kyler. I don't know what it was about him but he rubbed me the wrong way. Maybe it was his one too many eighties movie reference or his obliviousness but he didn't do it for me. I'm usually down for a sexy nerd. It just fell flat for me this time.
I have to wonder if I did myself a disservice by listening to the audiobook first instead of reading the ebook. I'm not usually an audio girl but my love for Lauren Blakely books and my inability to be patient made me dive right in. Unfortunately, I was underwhelmed. I'm not the biggest fan of the male narrator. He's just not my cup of tea.
Blakely at her finest! (Shelly062498)
Lauren’s Romcom at its finest! I LOVED these two! Finley, the funny show creator and writer, and Kyler (Tom) the rollercoaster creator. They are funny, witty and a blast to read about.
Finley is quirky and really funny. She says what’s on her mind and wears weird sunglasses which I totally dig! She’s always upbeat and tried to stay on the positive side of things.
Tom, on the other hand, really is the epitome of “Hot Nerd” lol! And so clueless about a lot of things, especially women! I guess it’s a good thing he has a “love doctor” to help him out.
Funny and romantic, one of my favorite combinations! Lauren must have a secret vault she keeps hidden full of ideas for her characters. With as many books as she puts out, I never get bored. Her characters are unique, with unique jobs (I mean, c’mon, Tom designers freaking roller coasters! So cool!) and unique situations. Never a dull moment when you dive into a Blakely book!
RomCom gold (Finchelfanforever)
Unzipped made me grin so very much, I usually don't listen to audiobooks until I've read an ebook, but when it's a Lauren Blakely book? I'll take whatever format I can get my hands on first so I can devour it! Seriously. This book-both ebook and audio-is pure RomCom gold. This title had me laughing throughout, snorting along with the heroine and shaking my head and sighing at our hero. I fell in love with these characters and know this is a book I'll come back to time and again.
Finley is my kind of heroine. Smart, funny and a little bit vulnerable. Her personality came shining through in this audio. I love her job and how creative she is with it. Seeing her relationship with her father was sweet and really showed insight as to why she is the person she is. I would love to be her friend and just hang out with her.
Kyler/Tom had me GRINNING. I'm such a sucker for a grand gesture and I loved seeing him go all in....even when things didn't work the way he thought they would. He was adorkable (nope, that's not a typo). He was clueless on so many levels (and smart on others) but I loved watching him absorb and learn from Finley. His journey into love was a joy to experience. And honestly, he had me the moment he referenced Say Anything....swoon.
These two have great chemistry. The banter is spot on and just fun. I'm not kidding when I say I was constantly chuckling. I loved seeing how they came together as a couple. This played out perfectly in both the ebook and the audio. I thought the narrators did a great job of bringing them and their emotions to life. I fell for Tom right along with Finley again when I read the book-and I wouldn't change a thing about that. I loved the development outside the bedroom, though I LOVED their sexy times together as well.
The plot of this book was just FUN. Pure fun to listen to and Joe Arden and Andi Arndt really brought their A game with their performances. This story felt new and the references to some of my very favorite movies had me grinning. Reading this book had me smiling all over again.
The writing is strong and like I mentioned, the plot felt fresh. I think that's hard to do with the amount of movie references in this book! It just flowed very well for me. The secondary characters were fun as well-I loved all of Tom's brothers. They really had me laughing.
I absolutely loved this book-both in ebook and audio- and highly recommend it.
This book will zip you in & won’t let go! (starstacy)
I loved this rom-com! I laughed, I swooned & I enjoyed this original story (yet with fun tropes) so much! The main characters, Kyler/Tom and Finley, were also original and engaging. They were learning about themselves, each other while falling in love on this journey they took. I was rooting for them so much. This book kept me wanting to read til I got to the end - that is how much I was zipped into the book! See what I did there?! If you like a quick, fun, romantic read like I do, then read this book!
Once again this is a rom com that will leave you wanting more....
This is a wickedly awesome roller coaster ride as Finley a sexy, beautiful, funny, girl next door agrees to help Kyler AKA Tom reconnect with his college love Cassie. During the ride each of the characters learn valuable relationship tips and learn the importance of being present. Lauren has once again mastered the storyline to orchestrated a story that makes you laugh, cry, hope, love and believe in happiness. This is definitely a five star read with sexy chemistry that will leave you a book boyfriend and a definite hangover.
Timing Is Everything (Lucy3907)
At the beginning Kyler wants to win back his college sweetheart with a grand gesture. This takes an hilarious turn when he meets Finley instead. Finley, a comedy writer trying desperately to save her network show, sees a goldmine of inspiration in Kyler if she helps him win this sweetheart. Finley takes him under her wing and attempts to teach him about women through a series of pretend dates ultimately leading the two on a road trip to see his ex. Do you see the complications that might arise? You bet they do!
Lauren Blakely is absolutely the best rom-com writer there is! Kyler and Finley go through heartwarming situations, then soul searching situations before going on a roller coaster ride to the finish. There are laugh out loud moments. Smile to yourself moments. There are sexy moments. There is angst. There is love. I don’t want to leave Kyler and Finley, and maybe we don’t have to!