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A sexy stand-alone forbidden sports romance from number-one New York Times best seller Lauren Blakely, performed by Jason Clarke and Ava Erickson!

The woman I want is as off-limits as they come.

I had an excuse two years ago when I met her on campus. She interviewed me for a story on major league baseball's rising stars, and we shared a hot, passionate night that ended far too soon, and without a mention of who her father was.

Now I know the innocent but sexy woman I can’t stop thinking about is the coach's daughter.

That means her dad is the guy who determines if I bat fourth in the starting lineup in every game, or ride the bench.

All the more reason to resist alluring, confident, brainy Reese every time I run into the reporter-turned-sports publicist.

That ought to be easy enough, until she confesses she's still carrying her V card, and she’s been wanting me to cash it in since the day we met.

Staying away from her is going to be harder than resisting a fastball down the middle. Especially since I'm pretty sure she's the one who got away, and letting her slip through my fingers again would be a rookie mistake.

©2021 Lauren Blakely Books (P)2021 Lauren Blakely Books

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Beautiful 💕🤎

These two were definitely meant for each other. They are beautiful together. I definitely look forward to more. I love Jason and Ava they did a brilliant job bringing this story to life. Perfect 💕🤎💕🤎💕

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Sweet sport romance ♥

Another great book by Lauren Blakely! This one was so sweet and beautiful. I love it when we meet other characters from previous books! It's brilliant, like we're part of their life 🙃 Also, the narrators did amazing job bringing alive Holden & Rees 😍

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  • ❤️🎧Cyndi Marie🎧❤️Audiobook Addicts❤️🎧
  • 08-06-2021

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Oh Yeah Lauren did it again! I am loving this sports romance series and I'm super excited about upcoming books in this series too! Anyone who knows me, knows I do not enjoy adult virgin romances but Lauren has shown me that I can enjoy it as long as she is writing it! I loved how Holden & Reese met but I love even more how they both just couldn't forget...swoon!! The chemistry between them was so real and I fell in love instantly. This book was also pretty steamy. I love all the side characters and the build up to future book with their stories too!

The narration was perfect! Really Jason Clarke & Ava Erickson really became Holden & Reese. Both of them are naturals at giving listeners the feeling that the characters are the ones telling us the story!

P.s. I AM DYING FOR DECLAN & GRANT'S STORY!!!!! This was a tease for their book for me ;)

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  • Terri D
  • 08-06-2021

Second chances

This is book two in the Rules of Love series and we have Reese and Holden to follow as they fall in love and navigate through her career and her father's role as well as Holden's starting career and where his love for Reese will lead him.

Reese and Holden have a sweet and hot beginning but the timing just isn't right. When they are brought together again they both know they are meant to be but they still have an obstacle to overcome. Reese also has some past baggage to get past and to learn to trust and forgive. This story is so sweet and sexy as all of this authors books are but they just melted my heart with their story. I loved the other characters supporting our two love birds as well as the tidbits of the game. I'm not a big sports person but the focus isn't on baseball but on their love and it was great.

Jason Clarke and Ava Erickson were the perfect choice for these two characters. Gah, listening to Jason as Holden was delicious and Ava was perfect for Reese. She brought what was needed for her and I loved listening to both of them. I loved the book and loved the narration and highly recommend it.

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  • C. K-OLSON
  • 08-06-2021

Sweet and enjoyable romantic comedy

I enjoyed this story so much. It was sweet, steamy and dreamy which is a great way to spend the day!

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  • CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹
  • 08-06-2021

A FEEL-GOOD, SWEET ‘OFF LIMITS’ ROMANCE

If you want to feel-good and smile while you listen to a storyline where the hero and heroine instantly connect and are absolutely perfect for each other.. then this is your book. If you want to listen to a sweet flirty friendship which unfolds because a love relationship between them is forbidden but they just can’t stay away.. then look no further you’ve found your next entertaining listen. If you want to love and respect two characters because they really really try to stay away from each other but really really can’t help failing and falling.. then one click this well-written sweet love story. And, if you want to hear two narrators who are awesome and the perfect choice for the characters and the storyline.. then buy this now and treat your ears.

I do love a bad bad boy.. but sometimes it’s really nice to listen to a good boy who waited two years for a second-chance with the right woman. I love a woman who knows what she wants and Reese is one-hundred percent certain she wants Holden and have a second-chance to lose her virginity to him. Their Baseball fuelled relationship has delicious stepping-stones and just the right amount of waiting where ‘off-limits’ slowly bends, crosses lines and nicely leads to happily ever afters. There’s hurt and character growth in there too as a daughter tries to forgive and get to know her absentee Father and his new pregnant wife.

Worth a credit? When I want a feel-good romance with chemistry, sex, swoons, sighs, smiles and a solid low-to-no angst story then there’s no-one better to give me what I’m looking for than Lauren Blakely.. so yes, this story is definitely worth a credit.

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  • Stacy Hahn
  • 08-06-2021

Fantastic!!

I loved every second of The Virgin Game Plan!! This forbidden sports romance will make you swoon. I loved Reese and Holden. Holden isn’t your cocky baseball player, he sweet, sexy and has a great heart! Holden agrees to do a podcast interview with Reese and these two hit it off from the start! After one day together they want more, only life takes them in different directions. Time doesn’t lessen the feelings their short time together invoked. When their paths cross again their feelings haven’t changed, but a curveball neither expected makes this relationship seem impossible. I loved the way this story came together and way Reese and Holden fought and never gave up!

Jason Clarke and Ava Erickson were perfect together and gave the characters a spark that made you want to listen forever!

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  • Kara Hildebrand
  • 25-06-2021

Wow. Just wow!

The Virgin Game Plan is the second book in the Rules of Love series by the fabulous, Lauren Blakely. I am loving this series something fierce! These characters just make me happy! They are all sexy, sweet, funny and talented. I'm envious of their friendship bonds and I want to be friends with the women they fall for! Lauren is the queen character development. She introduces us to them once and we are always eager for more. So much more! The Virgin Game Plan is Holden and Reese's story. It's fresh, flirty, and funny. Holden and Reese met years ago and had an instant connection. They talked, shared things about themselves and both wanted more after the night was over. Fate had other plans and their lives and dreams took them in different directions. Now, it's two years later and they find themselves in the same town, in the same circles. And as soon as they see each other again it's like no time has passed. They want to pick up where they left off. Until her father becomes Holden's new coach. Now she's off limits. But they can't seem to stay away from each other. Is love worth the risk? I love this story! Holden is swoony, sexy, funny and smart. Reese is independent, knows who she is and talented. They are the perfect match. Career driven, but also want to follow their hearts. They show us that both are possible! This forbidden romance made me swoon so hard! The sexy, second baseman and the coach's daughter have off-the-charts chemistry!

Audio: Jason Clarke and Ava Erickson were amazing as Holden and Reese. I love the way they sound together. Swoony, sexy and perfect!

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  • CynDL
  • 21-06-2021

Hopelessly hooked on Lauren Blakely

If I wasn’t already hooked on Lauren Blakely’s books and if I wasn’t already in crazy fan-love with narrators Jason Clarke and Ava Erickson, I would be after The Virgin Game Plan. This is a continuation of a sports series and if you like knowing what the future has in store for other characters then get on this one. When Reese interviews Holden her podcast, the attraction is instantaneous. They share some very passionate moments together with no expectations of any future yet neither can they forget about each other. When Rees and Holden finally meet up again, the bond is still there but the complications re

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  • Franci Neill
  • 18-06-2021

5 The Wait Was So Worth It Stars!!

Holden and Reese have a connection that is undeniable. Their relationship starts when Holden is interviewed by Reese for her Podcast at his Alma Mater which is the same University Reese attends. Their repartee was so much fun to listen to. Reese is a woman with a plan and it didn’t include falling for a rising star MLB player like Holden. But sometimes life hands you a surprise and you just need to go with it because it will add so much to who and what you are and this is Holden and Reese.

However, sometimes it’s not at the right time when life can change and so even though they have this amazing connection it’s going to be a while before they can truly act upon their desires!! Oh but when they do see each other again, the feelings are real and palpable!!

I loved how dedicated they both are to their careers. Holden is focused on becoming the best MLB player around and he’s got tunnel vision on this goal….except where Reese is concerned. And for Reese she’s found her dream job and hopefully her dream man, but there’s a major obstacle that could end them before they begin!

There’s something to be said for perseverance and when you want something so much, you find a way to make it happen and as the book moves along it’s clear that Holden and Reese will find a way. And oh my stars their sexy times are not only filled with desire and sexiness but humor too which is the perfect combo in my mind.

I absolutely loved Jason Clarke and Ava Erickson’s narration of this book. Their ability to bring life to a story is spectacular. I’m mesmerized by their narration and how they can get all the emotions out of me… from snort laughing to swooning to soul crushing pain. Ms. Blakely hit the nail right on the head by choosing Jason and Ava for this project!! This is a wonderful addition to Lauren’s Rules of Love series and trust me when I say you need to read this book. It’ll let you escape from your everyday worries/stress and fall in love with two characters that are meant to be together no matter what!!

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  • 18-06-2021

Amazing aural talents!

The Virgin Game Plan by Lauren Blakely is book 2 of the Rules of Love series. This series is centered around the game of baseball. The love story of Holden and Reese is at the forefront of the story. You don’t have to understand or even like the game of baseball to love Holden and Reese. Lauren is the queen of between-the-sheets action in my game book. Let me just say that Holden and Reese sure set fire to the sheets and out of the sheets as well. The audio book is narrated by the very talented voices of Jason Clarke and Ava Erickson. Jason has a voice as deep and smooth as a fine whiskey. Ava is just as talented at bringing Reese’s passion for her family, career, best friend, and love of life to life. Whether you read the book or listen to the audio or both you will fall in love with Reese and Holden and maybe even the game of baseball.
I received an ARC and ALC in exchange for an honest review. *****

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  • John
  • 16-06-2021

Really good book as always

Love Lauren’s book and this one is great to as always. The narration is great Ava is one of the best. Great book

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  • LilleyLoohLah
  • 09-06-2021

Fun and Flirty Sports Romance

It’s all a matter of timing, and for Holden Kingsley and Reese Fallon the timing is definitely off. After meeting and nearly sharing a super hot night together, their ‘date’ is cut short, unforeseen circumstances and all that. Two years later and they are both still carrying a torch for each other, sadly fate is playing a cruel game, and forbidden love comes into play. Can they just be friends? The attraction and chemistry are palpable, and together I knew they would be combustible, they’re the perfect couple, or they would be if circumstances were different. Holden is the ultimate book boyfriend, he’s kind, he’s caring, and he’s sexy AF. Oh, and now that they’re both back in San Francisco, and mixing in the same circles, it’s going to be difficult not to see each other. I’ve got to say this is one of my favourite Lauren Blakely romances. No games (apart from ones on the field), and pure unadulterated romance. Oh, and did I forget to mention, I listened to the audio version. Jason Clarke - enough said - inserts googly eyes (the absolute perfect Holden, down to a tee). Ava Erickson was wonderful as Reese. Together they nailed it.


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  • Readers Together
  • 08-06-2021

Brilliant narration

I really enjoyed this book. It kept me listening throughout the day wanting to know what was going to happen next. My only issue really is the virgin element and some things that are said that leave me trying to figure out how and why. Otherwise, it’s a fun and entertaining story. I love that it had very little drama. And practically none in the relationship. The consent conversations were important to the characters and that really made an impact on the way they were viewed. I know I loved Holden just a little bit more for his concern.

I will say that out of the five...yes five epilogues, I felt only two were really about this couple. The rest were more to let us know about other characters. It was fun to include but not necessary for the conclusion of this couple’s story.

The narration was top-notch. When I heard it was going to be Ava Erickson and Jason Clarke I could have jumped in excitement. Talk about a dream team narrator pair-up, and they did not disappoint. Props to Lauren for using someone with a believable British accent for a side character. I love how Ava and Jason’s voices complemented each other and has their transitions were smooth and easy to listen to. Five star performances from both of them. The production was great with no issues.

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