☆☆➹⁀☆ 5 stars ☆➹⁀☆☆
About the Book:
Liv just wants her best friend Bex to find love.
Bex just wants to stay in bed with Outlander.
With 40 right around the corner, divorced single mom Bex is too busy being a chauffeur for her teenage daughter to bother swiping for dates.
Her best friend Liv, who is married to the supposedly perfect man, swoops in from London on a mission to get Bex out of her own bed and in to someone else’s. Liv pushes Bex into a week-long whirlwind of dates, awkward kisses and missed connections.
What could possibly go wrong when Bex agrees to Liv’s harebrained scheme of saying Yes to every possible suitor? And why is Liv so intent on fixing Bex’s love life, or lack thereof?
Just what do you find out when all of your no’s turn into The Yes Factor?
The Yes Factor by Erin Spencer and Emma Sable is so much fun. I loved the characters and the story premise. Main characters Bex and Liv are like Lucy and Ethyl or Thelma and Louise. The two have been separated by the Atlantic Ocean for a number of years and their friendship has gotten a bit stale, but when Liv comes to visit, it’s like they were never apart.
As childhood friends, they practically lived at one another’s homes, but as adults, living on different continents, they struggled through some difficult times on their own. At this specific point in their lives, they are both facing more challenges. For Bex is it a stalled love life. She would love a relationship (or just a date), but always finds a reason to not meet the men she finds on various dating apps. Lex is married, but it isn’t the happily-ever-after she wanted. When her husband again chooses work over a romantic getaway, she hops on a plane to “solve Bex’s love life” instead of her own. That is when the action really takes off. Sometimes funny, sometime poignant, this story about friendship. Bex and Liv are almost sisters—yes, they love and care for each other, but that doesn’t mean they don’t disagree, keep secrets, or have arguments.
I enjoyed Bex’s “say yes” journey, and most of all, I enjoyed the story of her friendship with Liv. Thanks to the excellent narration by Ava Ericson and Andi Arndt my chores were much easier to get through while listening to this book. Say yes to this book; it’s a light-hearted, quick read.
About the Authors: Emma and Erin are two Southern girls who met in L.A. at a mutual friend’s engagement party. They bonded over their shared love of fried shrimp, queso and The Golden Girls. After a girls’ night out in Hollywood to celebrate Emma’s birthday, the two were inspired to begin writing The Yes Factor, their first novel together.
To celebrate finishing the novel, Emma and Erin travelled to the Amalfi coast where they enjoyed a week of sunshine, pasta and Pinot Grigio. And where a few notes might have been scribbled for their next book!
Emma now lives in London and is forever hungry for Tex-Mex.
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