Book Reviews

REVIEW ➞ Shut Up and Kiss Me by Lauren Blakely


When a scorching one-night stand between best friends absolutely, 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.


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.

It’s so annoying having a charming, sexy, fun best friend I want to bang.


Emerson and Nolan are best friends, they also co-run a review channel together. One night in Vegas leads to a one night stand…or is one night just not enough? They end up getting a chance of a lifetime for their blog and during that time they spend more time together and all those feelings they have both pushed below the surface are coming to the surface.  

I loved both of these characters. I loved the friendship between Emerson and Nolan and just the easy going vibe that was between the two of them. However, they also had insane amounts of chemistry that I couldn’t get enough of it.

This story was full of delicious food, even more delicious scenes and plenty of laughs.

If you’re looking for a friends to lovers, workplace romance this is one to read.