Title: The Feel Good Factor
Series: Lucky in Love
Author: Lauren Blakely
Publisher: Self Published
Publication Date: 25 March 2019

Synopsis from Goodreads

That inked bad boy who’s been flirting hard with me since he rode into town? Turns out he’s my new housemate, which is one hell of a problem since our chemistry is so hot it should be illegal.

I have a fantastic family, great best friends, a job I love…and now I’m up for a promotion to police sergeant. I need total focus—not a flirty, dirty, irresistible, tattooed hottie riding into my town on his motorcycle. Can I arrest him for being too good-looking? When he kisses me senseless in the back of a waffle truck, it’s criminal, the things he makes me think about hot syrup and melted butter. One order of hot, fluffy hookup to go, please. 

But the next time I see him, it’s not for our date with benefits. He’s the guy who just rented the room above my garage. 

I need the rent to pay my bills, not a man like Derek, who I soon discover to be strong, caring, generous, good with kids, and kind to puppies… If I’m not careful, he’ll be moving into my heart as well as my house. 

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A no-strings-attached fling with the fiery redhead who revs my engine? Why, yes, that does sound like a delicious perk of my new job in this new town,thank you very much. I’m coming off a bad relationship, and I have zero interest in anything serious. I’ve got all the serious I need helping my sister take care of her three little kids while her husband is deployed. 

Except, surprise! Perri isn’t just my future fling. Turns out she’s my sexy, sassy landlord. A lease definitely counts as “strings attached,” and as much as I’d like to get tangled in her sheets, I can’t let myself get tangled up in a relationship. 

But as soon as we put the cuffs on our escapades, I learn over late-night conversations in the kitchen, that my landlord is so much more than the sexiest woman I’ve ever met– she has a quick mind and the biggest heart. 

Once I’m in, I’m all in. And to convince her that we should see where this goes, I plan on turning up the heat—and not just in the kitchen.

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Review

Perri is adorable, a necessary tough girl exterior due to her job on the force but a majorly squishy centre with her huge heart, compassionate nature and eagerness to make a difference. Plus she has a thing for hot, tatted bad boys😍

Enter Derek, who has the whole bad boy vibe down pat, although he, too, has a deliciously soft centre. Having moved to Lucky Falls to help her sister with her littles while her husband is on deployment. A paramedic by trade and all around ovary-exploder.

Perri and Derek first meet when Derek is stopped for a minor traffic violation and the sparks begin to fly. It would seem destiny, a job promotion, a kissing contest and a meddling brother all join forces to ensure Derek and Perri are thrown closely together. Although they didn’t envisage just how close that would be – Derek being Perri’s new tenant.

Both Perri and Derek are career driven and have never met anyone who would be able to fit in with their tightly packed schedules. Living together gives Perri and Derek insight into how a relationship would work seamlessly between them. Although they both stubbornly cling to their notion that a relationship takes time they do not have with their focus being on their respective careers.

I loved the insight into their worlds, both the good and the bad. Particularly, how necessary it is to have people you can turn to for emotional support especially when you have such an emotionally draining job yourself. It was fantastic to get to catch up with Gabe and Arden from The Best Laid Plans plus watch the path to Vanessa and Shaw’s story being paved.

The Feel Good Factor certainly lives up to it’s name providing warm and fuzzies and a sappy grin to get you through the day 💕