Sunny Shelly’s Review: Sex & Other Shiny Objects, by Lauren Blakely


Release Date: January 13th
Genre: Contemporary Romance


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SEX AND OTHER SHINY OBJECTS, a fresh, fun, outrageous new best friends to lovers romance from #1 New York Times Bestselling author Lauren Blakely IS LIVE!!


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Performed by Andi Arndt & Jason Clarke and special guest star Julia Whelan.

With additional voices by Joe Arden and Erin Mallon.



“This book was the perfect way to start my 2020. Sex and Other Shiny Objects left me with a grin on my face and my heart is still sighing when I think of it.”

~ Melissa, Goodreads

“These stories from the Boyfriend Material series just keep getting better and better. Just when you think Lauren can’t write a better story, she goes and does it.”

– Joanne on Goodreads

“I absolutely loved this storyline and often wondered if popping buttons and bathtub hijinks were really feasible. The way that Ms. Blakely presents it is fresh, funny and uncomfortably real!”

~Bibliophile Chloe







✦Amazon ➜


✦Nook ➜

✦Kobo ➜

✦Google ➜


Performed by

Andi Arndt & Jason Clarke and special guest star Julia Whelan.

With additional voices by Joe Arden and Erin Mallon.




The second the test-the-sexy-scenes offer landed in my lap, I said yes.

After all, I’ve been damn curious about a few things I’ve read in romance novels. Do buttons truly go flying across the floor when you rip off a guy’s shirt? Is staircase sex hella hot or does it leave you with a big old bruise mark on your back? And don’t even get me started on all that panty shredding, and whether it even works.

Time to find out as I embark on Project Sexy Scenes Research, at the request of my hotshot book editor bestie.

All I need is a willing scene partner. Enter Tristan, my best guy friend. The witty, tell-it-like-it-is, bearded hottie volunteers for the experiment.

He’s also the guy who gave me the most devastating, toe-curling kiss of my life ten years ago. But nothing has happened since then.
And nothing will come between my panties and our friendship now since we have a plan to keep it PG.
But once the buttons start flying, all bets are off…



Sunny Shelly’s Review: 5 Stars

Ah! This was a swoony best friends romance with a twist on the love lessons trope. I adores Payton and Tristan, and was hooked from the first page. This was a perfect no-angst romcom about two best friends who are both scared to admit that they’ve been secretly in love with one another for years. All the feels!

Payton is the owner of a lingerie shop, and is helping her book editor friend Amy (from Asking For A Friend) with a kind of how-to companion guide on whether sexual positions in romance books are doable IRL. Payton enlists here best guy pal, Tristan, to be her partner in the sexual experiments. I love that twist! How will these two be able to keep things to just the tryouts?

Well, they won’t! It turns into something much more meaningful for them both, but yet they each are determined to stick to the expiration date set on their fling rather than ruin their friendship. But will they wise up before the best thing that’s ever happened to either of them slips through their fingers?

This story is all that I know and love about Lauren Blakely. A swoony hero, a strong and secure heroine, and a great set of supporting characters. I loved the subplot with Tristan’s teenage brother, and thought that LB handles that reveal very well!

I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.


About the Author:
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 love stories for her Lauren Blakely After Dark line.

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