by Lauren Blakely
Update March 17, 2019:
The Trophy Husband audiobook and ebook are not available anymore! Lauren Blakely is re-publishing this book.
Trophy Husband is not your usual romance novel. It’s really a novel about a woman. Period.
McKenna, fashion blogger
At one point she runs into Chris, gaming blogger, who offers his help but under no circumstances wants to take part in the trophy husband challenge himself. Lauren Blakely made McKenna and Chris feel like real, 3-dimensional people. No alpha male caveman antics, just the honest story of a man and a woman, slowly developing feelings and trust. At the same time, they’re entertaining us with amazingly witty banter though! So this isn’t just all political and solemn 😉
The narrator Samara Naeymi has a deep voice that matches the character of McKenna wonderfully. She manages to give back the emotions so well, making the story even more interesting and captivating. It really drew me in. However, the narrator isn’t so strong in doing different voices. At times I found myself a bit confused about who was doing the talking in a dialogue. Her intonation and delivery were great though and I had several laughing out loud moments (also, Steely Dan Duran!!).
McKenna, especially the way Samara Naeymi portrays her, is in so many regards the kind of heroine I’d like to see in romance novels (especially in young adult and new adult, impressionable minds and all…). She is the self-reliant strong yet vulnerable and open woman I often miss in this genre.
The audiobook for Trophy Husband used to be free with the Audible Romance Package**
Instead, check out the list of my favorite audiobooks in the Romance Package!