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Confessions of a Bookaholic by Joslyn Westbrook (Narrated by Sierra Kline & Tim Paige) Audiobook Review

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own.

A young book blogger finds her world turned upside down after her digital diary is accidentally published online, and her feelings for her recently engaged roommate become public knowledge in author Joslyn Westbrook’s “Confessions of a Bookaholic”. 

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The Synopsis

What happens when a book blogger accidentally publishes her digital diary online?

A viral sh–storm, that’s what.

No way did I want thousands of subscribers to read my confessions – yet, that’s precisely what went down last night after four too many Cosmos with my girls.

Now, Damage Control is my new middle name because my diary confessional has my roommate, Lucas Stone, written all over it.

Literally.

I’ve been in love with him forever – well, ever since I saw him sprint across campus naked during our first year of college.

And now that Lucas knows how I feel about him?

Well, things are destined to get awkward.

Because Lucas Stone, my BFF – the man who sleeps only one room over – just got engaged.

And his fiancée isn’t me.

Confessions of a Bookaholic is a steamy, friends-to-lovers, sports romance full of laughter and a tiny bit of angst.

©2020 Chrystal Clay/Joslyn Westbrook (P)2020 Chrystal Clay/Joslyn Westbrook 

The Review

A truly hilarious, steamy, and romantic new adult contemporary romance like no other, Confessions of a Bookaholic was the perfect way to end 2020 and begin 2021! The chemistry between protagonists Macy and Lucas is gripping, drawing the reader into their chaotic world and hanging on their every word as their complex emotions pour out onto the page.

The series of heated moments together, humorous exchanges back and forth, and emotional misunderstandings that keep their relationship ever-changing made this a truly memorable read. The author has a natural way of making the characters feel real and relatable while also elevating their story to classic romance novel entertainment levels, ironic given the protagonist Macy’s book blogger status. The narration only serves to help bring this awkward yet fascinating love story to life, giving each character’s narration a focused and personable feel. 

The Verdict

A masterful, engaging, and evenly-paced read/audiobook, author Joslyn Westbrook’s “Confessions of a Bookaholic” is a breath of fresh air in the contemporary romance and new adult genres. A whirlwind of comedy and emotions, the author does a great job of focusing the narrative on the struggles and connection of both protagonists and makes for an entertaining read overall. If you haven’t yet, be sure to grab your copy today!

Rating: 10/10

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Author: Joslyn Westbrook

Narrator: Sierra Kline; Tim Paige

Length: 6 hours 4 minutes

Publisher: Fifth Avenue Publications

Released: Dec. 7, 2020

Genre: Romance

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