Joy Ride - Lauren Blakely

Joy Ride

By Lauren Blakely

  • Release Date: 2017-05-01
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 103 Ratings


From the #1 New York Times Bestselling author of FULL PACKAGE and BIG ROCK, comes a hot & hilarious new standalone romantic comedy…

Let’s be honest, ladies. A good man is a lot like the perfect car. You want a hot body, an engine that purrs, and superior performance under the hood...for the best joy ride of your life.

I’m at your service. Ready to go all night long.

But then a wildly sexy brunette appears in my life and throws a wrench in all my plans. She’s fiery, she’s talented, she’s gorgeous, and I’d really like to know what makes her engine hum.

Henley also happens to be my biggest rival, and now we’re forced to work together every day on the most important custom car build of my career. The trouble is I can’t quite figure out if she wants to kick me in the lug nuts or beg me to give her a good, hard fuel injection. Until one night that question is answered on the hood of a sports car when she calls out my name three times. And we can’t seem to put on the brakes.

If sleeping with the enemy is a bad idea, how much more dangerous would it be to fall in love with her?


  • I <3 Max

    By Katiekoz
    Joy Ride was another funny read. I enjoyed the storyline of "enemies" to lovers. I loved Max and Henley's bickering and arguing and the game they play. Max is a great guy and I really liked being in his head. He has a bit of a soft side underneath his "big, brutish, bearish" side. Henley isn't as likable as Max, but she's still a good character. I like that she has her mechanic side as well as her girlie side. She's very strong and determined even when she's outnumbered in her field. All the Summer siblings together is a hoot as well.
  • What a Joy Ride this was!!!

    By CarolNol
    Max Summers and Henley Marlowe have worked together previously. They have total respect for one another and both have a passion for cars and life. But, Henley works for Max’s competitor. The author takes you on a saucy story of these two admirable people. I highly recommend this and all books by Lauren Blakely.
  • Joy Ride

    By Alpha Group
    Another great book Lauren!! Love the humor, The sexiness, the love you always bring out in your people! Lol
  • Sexy to sizzling in 3.5 seconds!

    By Djs_84
    I have always loved a good Lauren Blakey book, but I was so pleasantly surprised with Joy Ride. As a wife of a mechanic this book was perfection to read and the having it from the male POV was great and completely believable. The banter between characters was hilarious, the auto references were on point, and the romance scenes take you from 0-60 in 3.5 seconds. Excellent book!
  • Joy Ride was one heck of a ride. 

    By Boundless Book Reviews
    Max and Henley, have a past. One that could not be easily forgotten. But it’s been years since they’ve seen each other. And the moment he sees her again. The world shifts, and he’s brought back into her world  What can I say? other than that I loved their story. They're both very hilarious together. They are both smart and confident. Henley is no weakling, she can’t be. In a profession that's mainly run by the male species.  I have to say that Lauren, is the Queen of Romantic Comedies. She has a way making it funny, emotional, and having sexual tension that just radiates off the pages. You become invested in these characters and you love what happens to them in the end.  I get excited whenever I know she’s having a new release. I know that, by now that I will absolutely love it and that it will not take very long to read. The writing style just catches you and never lets you go.  Overall, Of course, it’s Five Boundless Stars.
  • Joy Ride

    By Day728
    Another great book! 😍
  • Joy Ride. . . What a ride!

    By LatersBaby7
    I am a huge fan of Lauren's and "Joy Ride" is no exception. I have been a fan of Max's but am so glad to read his story. Not wanting to give away any spoilers, I thoroughly enjoyed the tension between Max and Henley. Glad to see Mia, Chase and Josie, Wyatt and Natalie, Nick and Harper and Spencer and Charlotte. Can't wait to hear more from Patrick! Looking forward to the many pre-orders yet to come! Thank you, Lauren.
  • Joy Ride

    By Lucy3907
    Lauren Blakey has done it again. Made me fall for Max, laugh out loud in parts and still have some really hot love scenes. These two people are so gone for each other and yet it takes them years to get together. Neither one had been in love before so it is really a journey they go through. Also love how Lauren weaves characters from her other books into this story. It's like visiting old friends. You will also go crazy for the cars too. I hate when these stories end!
  • All29

    By L All
    Another great book! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ Love them all! Please keep them coming.
  • Hot Read

    By Debbie Rice
    Max oh Max let me tell you this man will fine tune your engine and will make it purr soo good!! Henley and Max restore Custom cars Henley was working for Max she was learning from the best,but Henley made a mistake and Max fired her.Now its five years later and Henley is back but working for Max's biggest competitor.Henley just wants respect from the male builders she knows she's good and she proves it. They are having to work together on a tv show working to restore cars,this makes them enemies? Or does it? You will have to read this sweet hot combustible book and find out.