Reviews of Books by Audrey Carlan

Oct. 17, 2018

International Guy: Berlin (International Guy Book 8) by Audrey Carlan is electric and enticing and keeps Audrey racing to the finish line ahead of the pack!

Synopsis:

From Audrey Carlan, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Calendar Girl series.

Berlin, Germany. A gorgeous new client is looking for a few good men.

It’s time for me to get my head back in the game. I’d love nothing more than to enjoy the times with Skyler and the guys, but I’ve got a business to run and we’ve just landed our most high-octane case ever in Berlin. Besides, who better to come up with a cutting-edge advertising campaign than us? And since we’re International Guy, you can expect nothing less than for us to go full throttle for our client.

International Guy is used to life in the fast lane and this should be an easy ride, but this case is more than any of us bargained for and if we’re not careful, this job could rip us apart. If we’re going to make it through this case, we’re going to need to bring in reinforcements. Somewhere along the line, this team became my family and I won’t let anything come between us.

About the Series

Parker Ellis, CEO of International Guy Inc., advises the wealthiest people in the world on life and love. And sometimes he can’t help it when things heat up and he ends up in bed with his clients.

This International Guy knows that there’s a whole world waiting for him. But as he goes from city to city—and from woman to woman—it’s possible that he just might find his own love along the way…

This is the eighth book in a twelve-novella series.

Tracey’s Review:

Audrey takes us on an exciting and surprising ride in Berlin. I love when the guys all get to work together on a case in the same city. Holy hotness. More of the team actually gets involved and it’s fantastic. They end up helping a woman that shakes up their IG family and hurts a couple they all truly care about. New friendships are strengthened, and love grows by leaps and bounds. Someone has an amazing secret. You will also find out about some major heartbreak. Don’t get me started on the scary text messages that get bolder as we try to figure out who is sending them. This story is electric and enticing and keeps Audrey racing to the finish line ahead of the pack.

Ceej’s Review:

Berlin just may be my favorite of this series so far!  It has it all, from Audrey-level wicked hotness to memory- and love-induced aches, to giggles and belly laughs, to pride and excitement, to outrage and anger, to total surprise and shock, and finally familial comfort.

There’s just so much that I love in this book!  The ache I felt in hearing about Wendy made me just want to fix it all for her.  But then later, I was out-and-out cheering for her!  What we find out about Mick and Wendy brings out all the feels as I relate to them more than others.  Wowza.

Then there was a moment that I kept rewinding in the Audible version just so I can keep laughing.  The tagline for this project is so amazing!  I absolutely loved it and the scene where it becomes actualized is yummy!

 I seriously love this group of characters so much that I’m invested and hurt when they hurt, laugh when they do, and end up fanning myself often.  Whew!  No one does hotness like Audrey.

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Sep. 18, 2018

International Guy: London (International Guy Series, Book Seven) by Audrey Carlan wrings out all the feels, makes you wish for a freezing cold shower, and gives your heart exactly what it needs!

Synopsis:

From Audrey Carlan, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Calendar Girl series.

 London, England. International Guy is now in service to the queen—of romance novels.

I’d heard of Geneva James, the smashingly sexy, phenomenally successful British author whose steamy novels make her readers’ fantasies real. Now she’s hard at work on her latest piece of sizzling fiction—or at least, would like to be. It turns out that a case of writer’s block is making it hard for Geneva to bring her latest book to its climax.

That’s where International Guy comes in.

She’s desperately in need of inspiration—and open to any kind of help International Guy can give her. Her entire career may be riding on how this fan-favorite story ends. The last thing she wants is to disappoint her fans. The last thing I want is to disappoint Geneva. Luckily, inspiring women is my specialty. Bringing Geneva out of her funk is business. It’s also going to be a pleasure. With my team in play, I have no idea how this story is going to end.

Tracey’s Review:

Audrey Carlan knows how to keep me invested in her characters and her stories and London is no exception. My heart was broken and I didn’t know how and when Audrey was going to put it back together again.  She left us all wondering where this series was going to go and we were all pretty shaken up in Montreal and thank goodness London has arrived. We get some much needed answers that I could have screamed at her for making me wait for....who am I kidding? I did. Of course, she makes it worth the wait!

Every book Ms. Carlan writes reminds me of the value of life and love and friendship. This story solidifies that fact more than ever before. Chapter two makes me cry and laugh and burst with love and feel everything you can imagine. This team of people is incredible and we should all be so lucky to have our own tribe like that to enhance our lives.

In every tragedy, we have to pick up our broken pieces and move forward so the hard parts of life don’t swallow us whole. Everyone experiences monumental moments in their life that change and shape the person you are and it’s extraordinary. Even shattered pieces of our heart can weave themselves back together as long as we live our life to the fullest.  When I boil right down to it, every book teaches me something I didn’t even realize I needed at that point in my life which proves time and time again how fantastic of a story teller Audrey Carlan is.

Since the beginning of my review seems heavy, here is the lighthearted part, lol.

AC makes my heart sing in London. Who doesn’t know what it’s like to meet their favorite author and have a total fan girl moment? And if you haven’t met them yet, you imagine what it would be like. This story is sweet and endearing, but it is also spicy and hot....like panty melting hot. Geneva needs help fighting her writers block and she gets it in more ways than one with the help of Parker, Sky, and Bo. Wait until Sophie pops up and even more drama unfolds. You will swoon, laugh, sigh and be giddy as friends and lovers come together in a perfect blend of harmony that only Audrey Carlan can deliver.♥️

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Sep. 18, 2018

International Guy: London (International Guy Series, Book Seven) by Audrey Carlan wrings out all the feels, makes you wish for a freezing cold shower, and gives your heart exactly what it needs!

Synopsis:

From Audrey Carlan, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Calendar Girl series.

 London, England. International Guy is now in service to the queen—of romance novels.

I’d heard of Geneva James, the smashingly sexy, phenomenally successful British author whose steamy novels make her readers’ fantasies real. Now she’s hard at work on her latest piece of sizzling fiction—or at least, would like to be. It turns out that a case of writer’s block is making it hard for Geneva to bring her latest book to its climax.

That’s where International Guy comes in.

She’s desperately in need of inspiration—and open to any kind of help International Guy can give her. Her entire career may be riding on how this fan-favorite story ends. The last thing she wants is to disappoint her fans. The last thing I want is to disappoint Geneva. Luckily, inspiring women is my specialty. Bringing Geneva out of her funk is business. It’s also going to be a pleasure. With my team in play, I have no idea how this story is going to end.

Ceej’s Review:

Audrey Carlan wrings out all the feels, makes you wish for a freezing cold shower, and gives your heart exactly what it needs!  And London is no different; it is also the answer we’ve all be waiting for.   As always, she has a lesson or a learning opportunity for her readers.  I was not only very invested in Sky and Park, the IG Team (including Rachel and Nate), but in what I felt, learned, and how I grew from what I believed she was trying to teach me as a reader.  But that’s my experience.  In my opinion, the message for this installment is to have faith.  Faith in others as well as in oneself, and not to let outside opinions or actions shake the foundation of it.

Suffice it to say, my faith in Parker to help Geneva James never wavered.  There’s a reason why he’s nicknamed the Dream Maker.  His plans were so amazing and I loved it!  The impact he made on Geneva rocked and I’d say he was well worth the expense.  Gah he never fails to make me grin, laugh, and feel!

One more thing?  Chapter Two…*sigh* Chapter Two broke my heart and made me laugh.  Weird, I know.  But you’d have to read it to know why.  I swear, after every installment, I feel like I just stepped off the craziest roller coaster, and I couldn’t love it more than I do now.  Need more, Audrey!  I’m an addict!  Gimme my fix!

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Aug. 21, 2018

International Guy: Volume 2 (Milan, San Francisco, Montreal) by Audrey Carlan is a wicked HOT emotional rollercoaster!

Synopsis:

My name is Parker Ellis. Making other people’s dreams a reality is what I do. It’s what I live for. Then I met Skyler Paige. She’s my every fantasy come to life, my dream woman. Regardless, that doesn’t mean I’m going to turn my back on clients who need International Guy’s services. I’m ready for it all—as my journey continues in three new cities: Milan, San Francisco, and Montreal.

International Guy Inc. is owned and operated by Parker Ellis, a ladies’ man with a high IQ and a big libido. He’s the most successful life and love coach in the world, and he’s smart enough to know he can’t run a multimillion-dollar company alone.

He hires two friends whose areas of expertise complement his own. They comprise The Dream Maker, The Love Maker, and The Money Maker. Together, they advise the wealthiest people in the world: Hollywood hotshots, European royalty, and the CEOs of multibillion-dollar companies. And sometimes they can’t help it when things heat up and they end up in bed with their clients. Quite literally.

This International Guy likes his playboy lifestyle, and he’s not looking for commitment. After all, there’s a whole world waiting for him. But as he goes from city to city, and from woman to woman, it’s possible that he just might find his own love along the way…

This volume includes the fourth, fifth, and sixth International Guy novellas.

Ceej’s Review:

Milan - I don’t believe I could love Milan any more than I already do!  It was wicked HOT as can always be expected from Audrey Carlan, moving, inspiring, touching, and completely epic!

San Francisco - IG San Francisco is a shocking and amazing installment that had me wincing and chuckling, grinning and face-palming, squealing in delight and wanting to throw my kindle into the wall (for two separate reasons).  Audrey never fails to take me on that damn emotional rollercoaster!  Let me make one thing clear.  Royce.  Is.  Mine.  A certain trick needs to step off.  Well, that last part is no longer a worry, but holy hell, I was so mad I threw my Kindle.

Montreal - The disbelief was incredible.  I don’t know if I’ve cussed more at Audrey in this book than any other, I swear.  The ongoing chant in my head was, “you better fix this $#!+ Audrey!”  There’s so much I want to say, but it would spoil it, but let me just say that I didn’t blame Parker one bit for his instinctive reaction.  Then again, I can’t really blame Skyler as I probably would have done the same thing.  And as for Alexis?  She’s a trick.  That’s all I’ll say about her.  Then the last two and a half chapters had me in tears that would not stop.  Audrey, I adore your work, but you need to stop with the &@#% book hangovers even though I love it!

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Aug. 21, 2018

International Guy: Montreal (International Guy Book 6) by Audrey Carlan is a rollercoaster of heartache, temptation, shock, grief, wicked HOTness, and a love that cannot be denied!

Synopsis:

Montreal, Canada—where the summers can get a little sticky.

I should have known better. Never fall, Parker. Now I’m getting as far away from my personal problems as I can. Back to business. Except it’s hard to focus on anything but the prospect of a good time with my new client. She’s a corporate genius with bangin’ curves, endlessly long legs, and pouty pink lips begging for my…services.

Someone’s been stealing and selling her trade secrets and only International Guy can help her. How can I say no to such a tempting plea?

Only she’s inviting more than intrigue. Now that she’s got a tight hold on me, she could be leading the way into all kinds of trouble. I’m not afraid. I think it might be fun to drown my sorrows in the arms of a smokin’ hot blonde.

Ceej’s Review:

    International Guy: Montreal is a rollercoaster of heartache, temptation, shock, grief, wicked HOTness, and a love that cannot be denied!

What a book!  Audrey took me on a ride that had me yelling at my Kindle, throwing my Kindle (then rushing to pick it up and hope I didn’t break it), putting it down so I could stop the tears that flowed down my cheeks, then holding it to my chest with hope.

The disbelief was incredible.  I don’t know if I’ve cussed more at Audrey in this book than any other, I swear.  The ongoing chant in my head was, “you better fix this $#!+ Audrey!”  There’s so much I want to say, but it would spoil it, but let me just say that I didn’t blame Parker one bit for his instinctive reaction.  Then again, I can’t really blame Skyler as I probably would have done the same thing.  And as for Alexis?  She’s a trick.  That’s all I’ll say about her.  Then the last two and a half chapters had me in tears that would not stop.  Audrey, I adore your work, but you need to stop with the &@#% book hangovers even though I love it!

Tracey's Review:

Audrey is shaking things up in Montreal and your heart may skip a few beats. Parker and Sky are at a crossroads and trouble and trust don't go hand in hand. Wendy goes undercover to help the guys with their new client and all hell breaks loose. Shots are flying all over the place. Ms. Carlan finds this fantastic balance between love, grief, and shock value that has you on the edge on your seat and you won’t put this book down.

My emotions could not be contained and I might have freaked out just a bit or a lot as Audrey took me on a wild ride and basically made me lose my s$$$. Miss Angsty might enjoy getting your tears in this one because she definitely got mine. This book takes wicked hot to a whole other level and will impact you more than you know as you hold your breath wondering will everyone make it out alive or are we going to be heartbroken?

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