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Check out Lauren Blakely’s latest series, Boyfriend Material

I was only trying to help a friend. I swear. I was legit asking for a friend who was finally ready to date again.

I knew what she wanted in a man — smart, funny, ambitious, well-read (no, the sports section doesn’t count), and plays a wicked game of badminton.

So I did what any good friend would do. Posted it for her. It seemed like a good idea at the time — I’d weed through the candidates, and bring her my top picks.

But then he responded.

Is it wrong to date the guy I screened for my bestie? Not asking for a friend.


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“No. I was just getting the lowdown on office allergies.” He moves closer, leaning against the bar, looking like a tall drink of man. I break out my mental yardstick. Yup, I’m betting he’s over six feet. I’m going with six foot one. Which might even push him to a fifteen on the goes-to-ten babe-o-meter.

“So you’re on drinks detail,” I say, trying to sound all cool and casual, like I’m not busy sizing him up.

Not consumed with checking out his arms.

Not occupied admiring his blue eyes.

Not tied up enjoying his smile.

He points his thumb at his sternum. “New guy. That means I fetch all the drinks and buy them too. And you? What put you on errand duty?”

“I made my friend snort her drink out her nose.”

He looks impressed. “You officially have the best reason for being on drink detail.”

I preen, enjoying his praise. “Why, thank you. I was hoping to win that contest.”

“What was the snort-inducing remark, may I ask?”

Flashing back, I recall the culprit—my “you need V-time” comment to Peyton—but that’s too personal to share. I give him another one. “I referred to her ex-fiancé by his proper name.”

Clark Kent gives me a curious look. “Is his proper name amusing?”

“Of course. It’s Richard Cranium,” I say, and I wait. Will he pass the test?

Fly Girl’s Review

I know I often start my reviews with, “Where to begin?” This one however I’m actually going to start with the reason I’m giving it a 3.5 of 5 rating. Usually I love Lauren’s stuff and it’s not that I don’t this one, there was just a little something missing it in for me. Yes, her wordsmithing was great as usual and there were lots of 80’s references and book references I actually knew. Which is unusual, because I didn’t read too many classics. I read a lot, but only the classics I was assigned in school. What the missing element was, I’m not sure. Maybe it was the scene where he says “Harry Potter” is what got him to read and that made me feel REALLY old. I was reading that in my 20’s and 30’s. Don’t get me wrong, I love a Harry Potter story, but maybe it just made me feel old and so the story lost it’s luster.

But on to the great parts. There is an adorable dog and Linc is amazing when it comes to him. He brings the dog into his life with Amy as if they were a package. Not many guys will do that these days. Amy on the other hand was super witty and her passion for books and editing and getting them in people’s hands was adorable. I wish more people had that kind of passion for their job. And of course, the friends…what can I say…thank god she’s giving them their own books. I simply can’t wait to read the rest.

So although I’m not giving this the highest score I’ve ever dealt her, it is read worthy and I’ll be following up with the other two books when they come out. We will see how she does on those and if I get over feeling old and romance-less.

3.5 of 5 Propellers


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Sex and Other Shiny Objects – One Night Stand-In

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A #1 New York Times Bestselling, #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling, and #1 Audible Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s sweet, sexy and witty. Her heroines are strong and smart and her heroes have hearts of gold and fantastic funny bones. She lives in California with her family, including her smoking hot and hilarious husband and her two brilliant and kind children. She has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs — she might have four dogs, or maybe five. If she’s lucky, she’ll soon have six dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 100 times, and she’s sold more than 3 million books. In May she’ll release THE DATING PROPOSAL, in June SATISFACTION GUARANTEED and in September INSTANT GRATIFICATION. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter!