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A Wild Card Kiss

By: Lauren Blakely
Narrated by: Erin Mallon,Zachary Webber
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A sexy stand-alone romance between a single dad athlete and the woman who got away narrated deliciously by Zachary Webber and Erin Mallon!

Things that suck on my wedding day - walking in on my groom kissing another woman 20 minutes before the ceremony.

Things that suck worse? The woman he’s kissing is my mom.

I head straight for the bowling alley bar down the street and ask for a double. And in walks a deliciously charming local football hero - Harlan Taylor. Yes, I’ll take another drink in the form of a one-night stand with this hunk of a man.

In the morning, he asks if I want to get together again. More rebound nookie? Yes please!

But then I learn his football team just hired my yoga studio to teach downward facing dog to their star player, making my O-delivering hottie officially off limits. Trouble is, the more time I spend working with the sexy single dad who dotes on his daughter, the more I’m feeling all the things far too soon.

There’s no way this can end well, but tell that to my runaway heart....

This production also includes a short story performed by Blake Lockheart!

©2022 Lauren Blakely Books (P)2022 Lauren Blakely Books

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Everyone knows I am a huge sucker for a Single Dad Romance and this one ticks all my happy boxes. I mean a single dad & a second chance, what more could I want! I absolutely loved the relationship between Harlan and his daughter, the meet cute with Harlan & Katie, Katie's relationship with her dad and even the relationship Harlan has with his ex. Harlan is a dream, I just love a mature adult that handles his life without drama. Katie has a pretty messed up relationship with her mom but she deals with it like a pro. These two are perfect for each other, hot and fun all in one! This book made my heart feel happy and light. Exactly what I needed!

Erin Mallon & Zachary Webber were perfect <3

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Sweet, Swoony and Smoldering Romance!

Timing is everything, and it seems to snub Harlan and Katie. They met years ago and had an instant fiery connection. But timing wasn't on their side when Harlan wanted to see Katie again, she had to turn him down as she was moving away for her job. Now years later, they meet again but their timing is off again. Harlan is a successful athlete and single dad to his adorable little girl. When he sees Katie again, she has just left her cheating fiancé on their wedding day. They still have their same spark but remain friends until Katie is ready for more. When they finally decide to move forward, Katie's yoga business is hired by Harlan's team. Now they must down dog together but remain platonic. Will they ever get their timing right and find their HEA? This was such a delightfully fun and steamy romance. I love Harlan and Katie along with their flirty, witty banter, their hot passion is hot and explosive chemistry! Their relationship was hard fought, but totally worth the time and frustration so they could make a stronger, forever family together.
I loved Erin Mallon and Zachary Webber wonderful performances. They made these smart, witty, sexy, characters come to life, including Webber's very sweet little girl voice. I also think Mallon and Webber have perfect comedic timing. I was completely lost to their storytelling as they effortlessly pulling me into this world.
I absolutely loved this sweet, swoony, and smoldering romance!

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Harlan's story was totally worth the wait!

I’ve been waiting for Harlan’s story for quite and while, and Lauren didn’t disappoint at all. For those of you who don’t recall meeting Harlan and Katie in previous LB books, there’s that ever-useful prologue to refresh your memory.

When they first met (in a previous LB story) on their way to a charity function with friends, their chemistry and banter was immediate, hot, and adorable. They had planned a date for a few days later, but last minute schedule changes forced them to cancel. Time has passed since they last saw each other. Harlan, a professional football player, has seen lots of success in his career. He’s also a single dad to an adorable little girl. When she finds her mother in the arms of her fiancée—on her wedding day—she’s devastated. And on what seems to be the worst day of her life, she runs into Harlan. That same chemistry and banter between them hasn’t changed, and Harlan is a great distraction to a terrible day. Katie is now co-owner of a successful yoga studio empire with her sister. Just when Katie and Harlan have a chance to get to know each other better, Katie signs a contract to teach yoga to Harlan’s football team. Since there’s a no-fraternization policy between players and vendors, the couple face another roadblock to their budding romance.

Their story is one of my favorites. Lauren did a bit of edging with this romance, really making us work for it. Totally worth it! I’m trying really hard not to give any spoilers, but the way Harlan and Katie’s romance progressed was so beautiful. They were seemingly patient with their romance; time just doesn’t seem to be on their side, but I felt they knew the other was their chance at true happiness. True love sometimes takes a while. They way Harlan was with Katie was so sweet. And his daughter was the cutest.

Erin Mallon and Zachary Webber were perfect in their narration of this couple that love kind of took its time with. I’m so in love with Zachary’s little kid narrations! Absolute sweetness.

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love is

Love is so awesome in Lauren Blakely's stories. The couple have fun together, laugh together, and fall in love together! Great story, great narrators, and can't wait for the next book!

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Love this Sexy Beast Oooo dealer 🔥

A Wild Card Kiss picks up 7 years, a wedding, crazy mom & a kid after A Wild Card Night…just like that one Wild night Harlan & Katie still have crazy chemistry. I love the way they just vibe together but time is not on their side😩

I absolutely admire Katie for finally putting herself first and goes after what she wants…and y’all Harlan is a total “sweetie pie”-from the way he loves Abby, to the relationship he has with Danielle & Jamie and the way he puts Katie’s needs & concerns first. The time they spend as friends makes them soooo much stronger as a couple.

Work out dates for the win 😘

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This man is the biggest flirt I’ve ever met. Well, besides me. Maybe that’s why we get along so well. We are birds of a flirty feather.—-I freaking love the ease that Harlan & Katie have with each other. They flirt like no others❤️‍🔥

I step out of the garter, officially done with my wedding clothes. Harlan flops down on the bed. “Now, come sit on my face.” Happy Just-Escaped-Marriage Day to me, indeed.—-Harlan is just delicious & Katie is one lucky girl🔥

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Katie and Harlan were so great together.

Katie and Harlan were so great together. Harlan was quite swoon-worthy- he's a single dad professional athlete who's just an all-around fantastic guy. Sassy and driven yoga instructor Katie was such a great match for him. I love that author Blakely has created a world with such charming characters and her books always have scorching chemistry and fantastic dialog. I purchased the audiobook and enjoyed performances by Erin Mallon and Zachary Webber- they are two of my favorite narrators and always do such a great job. As with most Blakely audiobooks, some fun extras are included at the end.

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Never give up on love

I really enjoyed this book for so many reasons. This is a really slow burn that takes years for our couple to find each other.

Harlan is an adorably sweet man with all the hot male muscles and football hero deliciousness. Beyond his charm and hotness though is a man any woman would love to have. He is a terrific dad, he can bake pies, he has the patience of a saint and he can carry a woman fireman style upstairs.

Now for Katie, our cute yoga princess that just can't seem to get it right in the love department, my heart broke for her. Katie just couldn't seem to catch a break with cupid and Harlan. They just kept having near romances, so close yet so far away encounters. When fate threw them back together I was so happy for her. Katie deserved a happily ever after especially with a mother like she has. I loved that she moved past her previous hurts and came out the other side stronger and more determined to take what she wants.

There are great supporting characters and it is a great story. I loved it.

This book shows us not only to never give up on love but also that we need to separate ourselves from toxic people in our lives, even if they are family.

Zachary Webber and Erin Mallon are fantastic narrating this book. I enjoyed listening to both of them from start to finish.

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Swoon!!

I absolutely loved this book!! You have to experience this wonderful swoony, sexy, funny, touching, single dad, second chance sports romance. There wasn’t anything I didn’t love about this story. Oh how I adored the relationship between Harlan and his precious daughter Abby. Total ovary explosion! Add to that the way he treated Katie with all the love and respect she deserves. Lauren Blakely didn’t disappoint with the bonuses at the end of this book. I’m excited for what’s to come!
As always, Erin Mallon and Zachary Webber brought this story to life making me love it even more!

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Great story and great narration

One thing I am sure of when I pick up a book by Lauren Blakely, I know I am in for an entertaining, steamy read and that’s exactly what I got from A Wild Card Kiss. Add in that our hero Harlan Taylor is a single dad and it is a second chance at love story and I couldn’t wait to read.

My heart went out to Katie, after catching her cheating ex in a clinch with her mother on her wedding day, Katie flees the wedding and runs into Harlan, a man she met briefly but thanks to fate was not destined to pursue a relationship with. Now it seems as though the stars are finally about to align for Harlan and Katie.

Erin Mallon and Zachary Webber were the perfect choice to narrate this story. Not only are their voices easy to listen to but they brought the characters to life for me.

Even though she is distraught, the chemistry and attraction that they felt before is just as intense as it once was. Could it finally be their time? I just loved these two, both separately and especially together and don’t get me started on Harlan’s little girl Abby. I loved the relationship he had with her and the relationship that Katie forged with her melted my heart.
There wasn't anything that I didn’t love about this book and it one of my favourite books from Ms. Blakely and one I have no problem recommending.

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Lauren Blakely knows how to bring on the heat! Elizabeth @ Carolina Chic’s Read

Harlan and Katie’s story span quite a few years for the couple. When they finally come together Harlan is a single dad co-parenting with her mother. Katie is a yoga queen and very happy in her life until her entire world comes crashing down. Harlan makes her feel alive and hopeful. I loved everything about their smokin’ hot story!

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  • 03-11-22

Loved it!

I loved this audiobook! Sometimes you have to make your own timing and go for what, or who, you want. With so many starts and stops between Harlan and Katie, their road to a happy ending is a great journey for us to follow along. They’re amazing together, and so are the rest of the characters in the story. It’s great to see old friends again (hi Cooper and Jones!) and I can’t wait to continue this series and discover the stories for the others. I’m sure they’re just as entertaining as this book was!

It isn’t necessary to enjoy this book, but I do recommend reading the prequel novella before diving into this one. It’s such a great and steamy meet cute!

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  • 03-04-22

Swoon

I loved it 😍 it was funny and so romantic all of the characters were great 😊 The mother was a piece of work 🤨

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  • Helen Williams (All Booked Out)
  • 02-24-22

Made me smile

Made me smile, as much as the cover model does everytime I see his face. loved this book.

Great narration pairing, Lauren is perfect at choosing the right narrators for the characters bring them to life.

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  • LilleyLoohLah
  • 02-24-22

Who doesn’t love cherry pie

A story of second, third, and fourth chances for up and coming yoga instructor Katie Madigan and NFL superstar Harlan Taylor. After a chance meeting at a mutual friend’s wedding things heat up pretty quickly for Katie and Harlan. Sadly, they also cool down just as quickly, as fate seems to have other ideas for their future. Fast forward seven years and a chance meeting in a bar brings them briefly back together. Harlan is now a single dad, co-parenting a totally adorable 6 year old bundle of fun, Abby (super cute). Fate again steps in, the timing is off, and they both go their separate ways. They do however stay in touch, thank goodness. Herein follows a super addictive, super fun friends to lovers romance. I couldn’t get enough of it. Harlan is totally swoon worthy, he’s the perfect dad, and a true gentleman, he’s the best guy a girl could fall for. Katie and Harlan have always had a connection, they just click, in and out of the bedroom. Highly entertaining. I had the privilege of reading the ebook and listening to the audio version of this book, and as ever with Lauren Blakely’s audio books, the cast is perfect. A Wild Card Kiss gives us Zachary Webber and Erin Mallon narrating Harlan and Katie beautifully (oh so beautifully), and because LB is the queen of audio, we also get a chapter each from Teddy Hamilton and Julia Whalen.
We also get a bonus audio, Bedroom Deals, Zachary and Olive’s story narrated by Blake Lockhart.
Five perfect stars from me.

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  • Barbra Lazzarini
  • 02-28-22

Loved it 🔥🔥

Loved their story 💜 I definitely can’t wait for more. I especially loved listening to Zac and Erin. They did a fabulous job bringing this story to life 💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜

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  • VN - Kindle Customer
  • 02-27-22

Fantastic!

Harlan & Katie are so meant to be!!
Really enjoyed to read their story, including the audio with two amazing narrators ❣️ Their instant chemistry had to be put on hold for so long... bad timing... there was a point I really felt sad for those two, I wanted to see.them together already. Love it when we meet other known characters from previous book, which gives a total enjoyable experience ❣️