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Publisher's Summary

Performed by award-winning narrator Julia Whelan and Jason Clarke! A friends-to-lovers stand-alone romance with a twist!

When that toe-curling, knee-weakening, sizzling sleepover between best friends definitely shouldn’t happen again...

How to resist sleeping with your best friend when you’re stuck in a hotel room in Vegas with the charming, glasses-wearing hottie:

  1. Slather your face in a grapefruit mask
  2. Wear a big, fluffy robe
  3. Make him do the same

Oops.

Didn’t work. Turns out our libidos had other plans.

But no biggie. After epic, soul-shattering banging, I’ll just put the genie back in the bottle the next morning. Only, that’s easier said than done. After years of scraping by, Nolan and I just landed the big break of a lifetime for our scrappy online restaurant review show. We’re going to New York for a month.

Just the two of us. Together all the time.

But I’ve already lost my best friend once, so I’ll do whatever it takes to resist thoroughly delicious Nolan again.

Until I learn whatever it takes might cost me everything.

This audiobook also includes the debut of Shameless Flirt, a full-cast prequel novella, performed by Teddy Hamilton, Shane East, and a full cast!

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

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I love a great Friends to Lovers story and then add foodies to the story and I am in my happy place.
Nolan & Emerson's YouTube show was fun because they played good guy/bad guy on the show and mixed in lots of sexual innuendos. They had a great friendship that they struggled to keep in that box but their chemistry was hot and they just couldn't keep in bottled up. This was a very enjoyable listen and the narration was awesome. Julia Whelan & Jason Clarke are at the top of my favorites list so I knew they would be perfect ;)

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ANOTHER WINNER FROM Ms BLAKELY

Another wonderfully entertaining story from one of my favourite authors.. and another fictional couple whose characters and journey come to life thanks to the narrating talents of Julia and Jason (♥️ U J). Best friends/YouTube flirty, sassy and charming food co-hosts briefly (in the past) had once had a chance for something more.. but Nolan and Emerson have debts so they’ve always put a halt to anything more happening for the sake of their business partnership and friendship. Throughout their delightful choices vs. chemistry vs. cosmic forces love story, these two mutually attracted friends try try and try, fail and try again to tame their attraction, their lust and their longing with the sensible option. And the anticipation of them blurring, crossing and knocking down all their self-imposed boundaries to reach the beautiful turning point and their happily ever after was a delicious and rewarding delight.

Worth a credit? Absolutely yes.. a very enjoyable listen.

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Absolutely loved this story!!

There isn’t one thing that I did not love about Shut Up and Kiss Me by Lauren Blakely, except for the story ending! I would love to stay lost in their romance. This co-worker/best friends to lovers romance will make you swoon. Nolan and Emerson are so adorable both doing their show and just hanging as friends. They have that easy chemistry that makes you fall in love. It was no wonder that one of the big draws to their show was the question everyone wanted to know… “are they are aren’t they a couple?” The road to discover was full of everything you love in a Lauren Blakely book!

Shameless Flirt, the bonus at the end of this audiobook, was fabulous! I’m so ready for the full story in Hopelessly Bromantic!!

Julia Whelan and Jason Clarke were spot on with their characters bringing the story to life!

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Nolan and Emerson are bringing the Heat 🔥! Elizabeth @ Carolina Chic’s Read

Nolan & Emerson are best friends and business partners and crossing the line and giving into their feelings is in no go territory. What happens when they do give in but hold back their hearts?

I loved everything about their story… the banter and witty quips are the best part about their story!

More Please! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Deliciously irresistible, and steamy romance!

This sizzling friends to lovers romance was so fun and so delicious, I couldn't stop devouring it! Emerson and Nolan were so great together. They have been friends since college and have been in and out of each others lives ever since. They understand each other like no other, are both pranksters, and served as wingmen for each other. Now they are partners in a food blog that is about to be picked up by a huge corporation. They have tried to ignore their attraction to each other, until one night when they give in and have a night of explosive passion. The next morning, they are so afraid of losing the best person in their lives, that they decide it is better to go back to working together as 'just friends'. But can they continue with their deliciously sensual food blog and still remain just friends? This story was so unique, witty, fun, and steamy! Emerson and Nolan were wonderful characters. I loved how Emerson was so funny and bold, and Nolan was so selfless and caring. My heart broke for the issues they each struggled with but ultimately they helped each other heal and become stronger. There were also some quirky friends, and colleagues that were so sweet and hilarious, making this story even more fun.
Julia Whelan, and Jason Clarke did a great job bringing these characters and story to life. They delivered all the wit, emotion, and steam and I was totally captivated and lost in their performance.
I absolutely loved this deliciously irresistible, and steamy romance!

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Food & Romance!

Books about food. What could be better? I know, a romance written by Lauren Blakely featuring food! Now we are talking. This series has that feel good romance vibe, and I am loving it! This one is especially fun, as I love to watch youtube videos about restaurants and recipes. Emerson and Nolan are trying to hit it big by getting on the youtube home page with their food blog. While they both would love the break and the money, there is so much more to their relationship though. But do they even realize it? A trip to Vegas, a collaboration with some old women, and a couple that is easy to relate, this listen was perfect! I fell in love with this friends to lovers story and it gave the best happy ending!

Julia Whelan and Jason Clarke. I don't need to say more. These two amazing performers bring all the feels to your heart. Whelan has a voice I could listen to all day. She knows Emerson, and shows us all her feelings,her ambition and her passion. Clarke is so good as Nolan. He gives us the uncertainty with his feelings shining through. It's the best kind of listen with an amazing team.

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Loved the story and the narration!

Shut Up and Kiss Me is the second book in the Happy Endings series by Lauren Blakely. This is a fun, sexy, best friends to lovers story that had me laughing out loud, swooning and made me hungry. Nolan and Emerson are best friends who do a YouTube show together, How to Eat a Banana. It's a food show full of innuendo and fun and they both love what they do and have fun doing it. They get an opportunity to take the show to New York and that means a lot of togetherness. All of a sudden the sexual tension is off the charts. But getting their show to the next level is more important than taking their friendship to the lover zone. But it's hard to resist the person who makes you laugh. Who looks at you like you're their next meal. The attraction is just too much to ignore and they give in to it. But was it just one night or can they make it work? Is there too much on the line to get involved with your co-worker? I love this couple! Nolan is just so swoony with his glasses and his sense of humor. Emerson is fun, smart and sexy. I'm really enjoying this series and all its characters. I can't wait for them all to get books!

Audio: Jason and Julia were so fantastic! I love them together and thought they were the perfect Nolan and Emerson!

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Vegas and a kiss

I absolutely love friends to lovers and Nolan and Emerson did not disappoint. Their chemistry is off the charts, you could filet it with a knife. The funny back and forth banter is the perfect build up to what is going to happen between these two. And the cast of friends are amazing.

Emerson has been dealt a heavy blow in life and she depends on her friends to get her through. She has feelings for Nolan that go beyond friends but she isn't willing to risk his friendship for what might happen since life gives us no guarantees.

Nolan has been attracted to his best friend and partner for a long time but acting on those feeling would complicate things. When they are thrust back to sin city for a business venture it seems fate has other plans and Nolan and Emerson will be faced with what lies in their hearts and what to do about it.

Great story and great characters. I loved how this is a bunch of great friends that are all just living their best lives and we get to follow along and watch. We have several side stories that are mingled in with Nolan and Emerson's and it is just a great read/listen.

Julia Whelan and Jason Clarke are just perfect for narrating this book. Their voices matched the characters and their timing with the story was perfect. I loved listening from beginning to end and was very happy to get a bonus at the end that gives us the beginning of TJ and Jude's story.

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Swoon-worthy friends to lovers romance!!

Shut Up and Kiss Me by Lauren Blakely was a delicious, swoon-worthy, make-your-heart-feel-so-good friends to lovers romance! I devoured this book in one sitting because I found myself all wrapped up in Emerson and Nolan's foodie love story! Lauren once again has created relatable characters that readers and listeners will be able to connect and empathize with in all the best ways.

This audiobook is narrated by Julia Whelan and Jason Clarke. This was my first time hearing these two paired together, and it was such a delight to my ears! Julia Whelan gave a passionate performance of Emerson. Julia's ability to showcase Emerson's hopes, past pain, ambitious drive, and dedication to her love of her food show was captivating and endearing! Jason Clarke's performance of Nolan was adorable, dreamy, and sexy all at the same time. Jason conveyed Nolan's hesitations, wants, and desires in his signature growly tone. (insert happy sigh...) Both narrators were fantastic displaying the push and pull of Emerson and Nolan’s relationship as they finally gave into their hot magnetic chemistry!

Overall, I LOVED this audiobook! If you are a fan of friends to lovers romances with low angst, a hunky hot food critic who loves to wear boxers printed with cute animals (hello flamingos), a determined fierce heroine ready to make her mark in the T.V. food industry, cheap adventurous plane flights with parrots, loveable food grannies, trips to Vegas and NYC, making it big on Youtube and Webflix, rollercoaster kisses, comfy hotel bathrobes, all the steamy times, and a HEA that you will go absolutely bananas over, then you will love Emerson and Nolan's story! I always look forward to more from Lauren Blakely.

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fantastic

wonderful story, very different but really loved this. loved the narration and I highly recommend

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  • 03-23-22

A dreamy friends to lovers romance

One of my favourite tropes - friends to lovers - but Nolan and Emerson are not just friends, no, they’re the bestest of friends, who of course are secretly crushing on each other. The inevitable happens, and yes they do ‘the deed’, and of course they love it. Alas it would be over and done with way too quickly if they didn’t both resist a repeat, so, herein start the fun times. Great banter between this wonderful group of friends. Another sexy, entertaining, fun read from the queen of romance herself, and of course I listened to the audio version, because, Jason Clarke (“inserts dreamy eyes”), and Julia Whelan, who together bring Nolan and Emerson to life. I loved it. And yes, we get additional epilogues and teasers, including the prequel to Lauren’s up and coming book, Hopeless Bromantic. Titled, Shameless Flirt, featuring Teddy Hamilton and Shane East as TJ and Jude, and including a full cast of my favourite narrators. Another audio I can’t wait to get my hands on, oh and yes, London baby.

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  • 03-26-22

Friggen awesome 👏💜🔥

I definitely loved their story and I loved their journey to discover their true feelings for each other . Thank god 🤠😜I can’t wait for more . Jason and Julie did a fabulous job bring this story to life . Perfect ❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥

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