Lease on Love

Lease on Love Audible Audiobook – Unabridged

4.2 out of 5 stars 574 ratings

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Listening Length 9 hours and 7 minutes
Author Falon Ballard
Narrator Addison Barnes
Audible.ca Release Date February 01 2022
Publisher Penguin Audio
Program Type Audiobook
Version Unabridged
Language English
ASIN B097CBL4R5
Best Sellers Rank #33,123 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals)
#454 in Romantic Comedy (Audible Books & Originals)
#1,885 in Contemporary Romance (Audible Books & Originals)
#4,958 in Romantic Comedy Romance

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Cee Bee
3.0 out of 5 stars Lease On Love
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 2, 2022
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cmarilyn
3.0 out of 5 stars Loved the story, the language not so much
Reviewed in the United States on February 8, 2022
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DC
2.0 out of 5 stars Nice basis but poorly executed
Reviewed in the United States on February 6, 2022
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Nicole G
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 Star Read
Reviewed in the United States on April 20, 2022
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Nicole G
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 Star Read
Reviewed in the United States on April 20, 2022
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/5

CW: mental health, grief, parental death (off page), parental verbal abuse/abandonment

When going through the Goodreads reviews for Lease on Love, I am definitely in the minority for how much I loved this book. But on bookstagram, I'm in the majority. Goes to show, don't not pick up a book just because a complete stranger didn't like it! This was one of the cutest rom-coms/romances I've ever read. I honestly don't read many because I usually can't stand the characters or the unrealistic plot. But this had everything I absolutely love. Yes it has a flaw or two but absolutely nothing that shattered my feelings for the book. It was witty, light, swoony, sweet, slow-burning, heartwarming, roommates to lovers, about second chances, a focus on mental health, and with depth that sneaks up on you.

Although Lease on Love was a slow burn I never felt that it was going too slow. Sadie and Jack truly started off as roommates that progressed to friends and then to something more. Their relationship took a natural course and I was never bored or willing them to go faster. The writing by Falon was funny, heartfelt and I couldn't stop reading this book once I started. Sadie and Jack were both characters that had so many layers to them. Not just them as individuals, but their backstories, their friendships and what made them the way that they are.

My two favorite characters by far are Nick and Jack. I eventually fell in love with Sadie but it took me about half the book to do so. At the beginning Sadie drove me up the wall. She actually reminded me of a ex-best friend, and not in a good way. She came off as self-centered, "I know I'm beautiful". All she appeared to care about is how Jack looked and judged him for it. I absolutely HATE the storyline of women going after the "bad guys" and swearing off the "good guys". It's not cute. So I definitely was scared about how Falon was going to do this storyline, and she nailed it! She turned this cold hearted woman into a puddle of mush!

What I loved about this book was that the romance was not centered around sex! Falon did an amazing job (in my opinion) of giving a little spice and moving on. It was realistic and not over the top. We didn't spend a whole page talking about how big Jack is, and frankly that was refreshing. I absolutely know I am in the minority with this but I do not like spice in my books. I love a warm hearted romance that is based on a friendship not sex. And that is what this book delivers.

One aspect of books with so many side characters is that sometimes it's too many people and voices. But in this case I loved Sadie's group of friends, they are pure gold. I could read a book about each one of them. The text messages, the ribbing, the way they loved each other unconditionally was so perfect. Found families in books can be hit and miss, but it was a total hit in the case with Lease on Love. The group texts in this book deserve five stars by themselves! If the author published a sequel consists of just their texts, I would devour it!

Jack is the perfect book boyfriend and he reminds me a ton of my husband, probably why I love Jack so much!

Really the only thing I didn't love was the final conflict in the story. It felt kinda thrown in and really not super necessary. But still loved the story enough to round up my rating to five stars!

I can't wait to read what Falon Ballard writes next!
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Katie Prouty
5.0 out of 5 stars Rom-Com readers NEED like yesterday. Buy it today. Read it tonight. Thank me tomorrow.
Reviewed in the United States on April 13, 2022
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Katie Prouty
5.0 out of 5 stars Rom-Com readers NEED like yesterday. Buy it today. Read it tonight. Thank me tomorrow.
Reviewed in the United States on April 13, 2022
“Do you want me to be your boyfriend, Sadie?” There’s a wicked glint sparking in his eyes. My lips pull down, doing their best to fight off the growing urge to smile. “Are you always going to be this cheesy?”

Welp, I am a smitten kitten!

A big marshmallow of feelings. Warm and squishy.

Jack and Sadie are my new fave OTP! He’s the quiet type and she never shuts up. Their banter is hilarious 👌🏼. They’re two vastly different people from vastly different worlds, with lifestyles that could never mesh… or could they?

Rom-Com readers NEED Lease on Love, like yesterday. Buy it today. Read it tonight. Thank me tomorrow. Then text me every five minutes with updates so we can 🥰 swoon 🥰 together. THIS is a stage five clinger book.

💐THINGS & STUFF 💐
-dedicated, bordering on overzealous plant enthusiast heroine
-adorable, nerdy hipster hero 🤓
-nyc setting
-deliberate high fives
-full force bromance
-sustainable floral design
-roommates
-found family
-group texts
-nicknames that will have you saying, DAW!
-opposites attract
-#IsThisAKissingBook: slow burn & open door. “Let this be the moment he kisses me. Because there’s a good chance I might die if he doesn’t kiss me. I don’t think I’ve ever wanted anything as much as I want, right now in this moment, for Jack Thomas to kiss me.”

🎶 Song: Sweet Pea by Amos Lee 🎶
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