Review ~ The Love Interest ~ Kayley Loring

Posted 23 June, 2021 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 2 Comments

Warning: This book includes mature content such as: sexual content, and/or drug and/or alcohol use, and/or violence.
Review ~ The Love Interest ~ Kayley LoringThe Love Interest by Kayley Loring
Narrator: MacKenzie Cartwright, Teddy Hamilton, Shane East, Connor Crais
Published by Audible Studios on April 26, 2021
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Length: 7 hours, 13 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Audible Purchase
4.5 Stars

Dear Fiona,

I hope this letter finds you well—and by well, I mean significantly less infuriated than you were yesterday. I’ve wanted to continue our conversation from the night we met, but there are so many things I can’t say or do, now that I’m your professor.

As an anonymous letter writer, I can give you some idea of what I have planned for us, once the year is over. As an author, I can share my work in progress with you. Not for you to critique but to show you how much you mean to me.

When you’re done reading this page, destroy it—and then write me back. Don’t sign the letter. Don’t put a return address on the envelope. Mail it from a random mailbox.

Yours in problem solving,

P.S. I still think you’re wasting your talent on that historical romance novel.
P.P.S. I really wanted to push you up against the door and kiss your beautiful, angry face. I will. One day.


Dear Emmett,

Your handwriting is almost as terrible as your mood swings, and it would have been my instinct to destroy that letter even if you hadn’t ordered me to.

If you show me your work in progress, I will critique it.

I am currently still too infuriated to write about all the other feelings I have for you.

Expect another letter soon.

Your problem and your solution,

P.S. I still think an overpaid, overrated, overly handsome bestselling author of thrillers has no business teaching creative writing at a prestigious New York university.
P.P.S. To my great horror, I really wanted you to push me up against that door and kiss my angry face too. I understand now that your appalling way of treating me in class has been overcompensation, but I don’t forgive you for it. I’ll kiss you again anyway. One day.

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The Love Interest was such a sweet story. It was the perfect listen – the right balance of humor and heat. And the narrators really brought the characters to life! This was my first read/listen for both KLoring as well as ALL the narrators and it will NOT be the last! (If you have recs for listens with Teddy Hamilton, Shane East, Connor Crais, and Mackenzie Cartwright, please leave them in the comments ;))

Fiona has come to NYC all the way from sunny California to pursue her writing career…and to take advantage of photo ops with her 4ft metal cock, Goliath. LOL But that’s more for her mom. I adored Fiona’s sunny disposition – she refueses to let grumpy NY natives ruin that – her energy and enthusiasm. She enjoys living life and makes the most of it.

Emmett, on the other hand, hasn’t done much living in the last decade. Not since he lost his Sophie. Oh, he became a NYT best-selling author and has more money than he can spend, sure. He also dotes in his niece, Bettina. But other than that? Nope. He’s just a sullen, cranky New Yorker.

Then, one night in a diner, Emmett sees Fiona and her friendly, um, nipples. LOL They spend the night wandering NYC – Grand Central Station/The Whispering Hall – so she can take photos of Goliath. They enjoy each other’s company and feel a strong connection. They plan a date the next night but Emmett cancels. On Monday, Fiona finds out why – Emmett is her professor.

What follows is a funny, unique, hot, and heartwarming story about Emmett and Fiona falling in love despite having to keep their distance. Emmett starts a letter writing campaign to woo Fiona and I have to say I loved that. Their banter was spicy, which was enjoyable and getting to see how their feelings for one another inspire their writing was exciting. Seeing how things culminated was very satisfying.

The romance was delightful and I adored how KLoring presented it – with the letters and the interludes with the main characters of Emmett’s and Fiona’s novels. It was distinctive and fun. And the narration was EXCELLENT! Each narrator voiced their characters perfectly as well as kept the pace even. They were also able to communicate the moods and feelings of everyone well. I enjoyed how they were able to vividly bring life to these characters. My experience with The Love Interest ensured I will absolutely read KLoring again as well as listen to these narrators again.


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About Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

Brandee is a mom of 3 and a soon-to-be empty nester. She is also an avid reader, a genre omnivore, and a compulsive one-clicker - but she's in recovery. Besides being a reader, she's also a writer and hopes to divide the vast quantities of spare time she'll soon have between reading and finally publishing her first book.

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2 responses to “Review ~ The Love Interest ~ Kayley Loring

  1. Berls

    I agree 100%! I read this back in April or May and loved it. It made me laugh so much and the letters! And the narration was great too. All new to me as well, I need to read more. Glad you enjoyed it as much as I did!

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