Good With His Hands by Lauren Blakely & Lili Valente #Review

Title: Good With His Hands

Author: Lauren Blakely & Lili Valente

Series: Good in Bed #1

Release Date:  December 18th 2020

Length:  248  pages

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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A sexy best friend’s brother romance from bestselling authors Lauren Blakely and Lili Valente!

I’m the wrong guy for her.

She’s sunshine, and cherry pie. I’m whiskey and fast cars. I’m also keeping one hell of a secret from the woman I’ve wanted for years.

But when I find a list my sister left behind for Ruby, I’ve got no choice but to offer the sexy, big-hearted girl next door both a road trip and a chance.

A chance to discover how big she can dream.

And if some of those dreams play out in the bedroom? Well, there’s nothing wrong with a few — okay, several — hot nights together as we hit the beach, visit old stomping grounds, and test all sorts of limits, in and out of the sheets.

Seven days, then I’m off, moving across the country, far away from her.

No way can things get complicated in a week. Ruby and I aren’t the kind of dream that has a shot of coming true.

Especially once she learns what I’ve done.

GOOD WITH HIS HANDS is a sexy standalone romance in the Good in Bed series!

**** My Review ****

Just seeing the book, the amazing authors, the excellent title…… I was expecting a beautiful story, but as I progressed in reading, I realized that this book exceeded my expectations. Very much…

A beautiful book about love, in every form. A brother’s love for his sister; the love between a man and a woman, friends’ love, but also pain… So much pain, that we even wonder how much pain the human heart can endure.

The story of Ruby and Jess – two hearts that share the same sadness, the same pain … both of them struggling to live after the terrible accident that took away a person who was so important in their lives … And how to continue to live and love after all that? How to cope with the assault of emotions that overwhelm them as they slowly check things out of the most important list in their lives? Should they give in or getaway while there is still time? And time is limited …… And what will happen when the truth is told? Is there any hope for forgiveness?

As I turned the pages, I was overwhelmed by the emotions that were simply leaking from the pages. I could feel their fears and hopes. Using a light tone, filled with enough funny and sweet moments, the authors skillfully tackle a really serious subject- how to live after the loss of a loved one. The reality of grieving and embracing life after loss is so perfectly woven in the story. A story that shows just how fragile we are. One single, unfortunate moment and everything can change. And that it takes a lot of courage and love to heal and accept.

Told through the eyes of both the main characters, readers are given full insight into the past and present of their lives. Severe injuries and losing her best friend is something that our heroine cannot recover from. She is brave and strong, yet so afraid and vulnerable. I was rather impressed with her determination and willingness to confront and try to slay her demons. And she couldn’t do anything without the support of Jesse, our amazing hero. He is a loyal and devoted brother, a kind and protective friend, a passionate and attentive lover. I also loved their chemistry, also the fact that the book is a slow build-up, not just steamy scenes and sex, but a story of true friendship and love.

Raw and emotional, this story is simply captivating. Friends to lovers’ romance that leans towards angsty, focusing on the healing magic of love, this book should be a must-read for every romance reader.


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  Narrated by Joe Arden & Lili Valente

****About the Authors****

About Lauren Blakely:

A #1 New York Times Bestselling, #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling, and #1 Audible Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s sweet, sexy and witty. She also writes red-hot, ultra-steamy romance for her Lauren Blakely After Dark line. She’d love to give you a free book today! 

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About Lili Valente:

Author of over forty novels, USA Today Bestseller Lili Valente writes everything from steamy suspense to laugh-out-loud romantic comedies. A die-hard romantic, she can’t resist a story where love wins big. Because love should always win. Learn more at

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