Review Tour: Dear Sexy Ex-Boyfriend: Lauren Blakely

by - Friday, June 26, 2020

Dear Sexy-Ex Boyfriend
Lauren Blakely
Release Date: June 26, 2020 
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Audible Duet narration from Shane East & Andi Arndt 

Let me just say -- none of this was supposed to happen.

I didn't expect the letter to go viral. I didn't think anyone would figure out who Dear Sexy Ex was. And I especially never thought he would find out about it.

Yeah, bit of a miscalculation there.

But see, I need the money to fund my brand new venture. And Dear Sexy Ex, well, it turns out he needs me to save his business.

By becoming his fake fiancée.

Yup, that's the pickle I find myself in -- pretending to be madly in love with the charming, brilliant, and utterly infuriating man known as Dear Sexy Ex.

Only, it's not an act. And he can never know.

Summer and Oliver and their siblings have been friends since in their teens. And as they grew into adults Oliver remained best friends with both Summer and her twin, Logan. They are always there for each other when they need help or need a kick in the pants.

Summer is sassy, sarcastic, sweet, and her dream is to open her own gym for seniors. But she is fiercely independent and determined to do it all on her own. So when an unexpected opportunity arises, she jumps on it...but she had no idea how it would send her life and friendship spiraling right into the twitter-verse.

Oliver is an intelligent, realistic, attorney who likes to plan and be prepared at all times. He loves to taunt her and drive her crazy. But nothing could have prepared him for the chaos and speculation that was coming.

Next thing they know, they are putting on an act to save face. It should not be too hard to fake it. Even if they might still have an inkling of crushes that they have ignored. And even if he ends up having something to prove. And even with the social media world watching and analyzing them. They seem to make a great couple, but is it all for the cameras?

These two are good at self-protection and trying to make sure their friendship does not suffer. They cannot bear the thought of losing one another. But by holding back, could they lose something even more important?

This is a delightful best-friends-to-lovers and fake fiancee' romance rolled into one. I loved these two together! Their banter is fun, their chemistry smolders, and it is obvious how well they know the other and how much they truly care. It has just enough conflict and angst, but is also fun, flirty, and sexy. Oliver is just so charming, cocky, and swoony. And Summer is just a breath of fresh air. I enjoyed their family and friends, Jason, Logan, Fitz, and Stella. They are such a dynamic group and I cannot wait for more hopefully with both Logan and Fitz.
Oliver and Summer have been friends since middle school, when Oliver and Summer’s twin brother became best friends. But they’ve only been friends, stepping in to save each other from being date-less to events like the wedding of an ex. (Who invites their ex to their wedding anyway when there is no friendship left?!) Summer never meant for her letter about how perfect and terrible Oliver is as an ex to go viral, but here they are. And Oliver didn’t mean to imply that they were engaged to save a client relationship, but here they are.

This was such a fun read. I think I was grinning from the moment I started, until the final few lines. Oliver and Summer have great banter, as best friends, and the sparks fly between them even when they aren’t paying attention.

The antics that happen because of Summer’s letter drive a lot of the outside conflict they have to deal with, and it is that outside conflict that forces them to face what has been building between them for all these years. But they also have to weigh whether it is more important to protect the friendship they have or to take a chance on something more, because the ruse cannot last forever.

As the start of a new rom-com series, this was great. There was a perfect balance of attention on the main couple and introductions of other potential main characters. The side characters have such fun personalities, that there are many possibilities for future stories in this series. I cannot wait to read Fitz’s story, which is set up at the end, and to hear more from this great group of friends!

Indulge in this duet narration performed deliciously by Shane East and Andi Arndt! 
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About the Author: 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. She also writes red-hot love stories for her Lauren Blakely After Dark line.
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