by Lauren Layne
Available August 25th 2015
In a novel that’s perfect for fans of Abbi Glines and Jessica Sorensen, USA Today bestselling author Lauren Layne delivers a sexy take on the timeless question: Can a guy and a girl really be “just friends”?
When Parker Blanton meets Ben Olsen during her freshman year of college, the connection is immediate—and platonic. Six years later, they’re still best friends, sharing an apartment in Portland’s trendy Northwest District as they happily settle into adult life. But when Parker’s boyfriend dumps her out of the blue, she starts to wonder about Ben’s no-strings-attached approach to dating. The trouble is, even with Ben as her wingman, Parker can’t seem to get the hang of casual sex—until she tries it with him.
The arrangement works perfectly . . . at first. The sex is mind-blowing, and their friendship remains as solid as ever, without any of the usual messy romantic entanglements. But when Parker’s ex decides he wants her back, Ben is shocked by a fierce stab of possessiveness. And when Ben starts seeing a girl from work, Parker finds herself plagued by unfamiliar jealousy. With their friendship on the rocks for the first time, Parker and Ben face an alarming truth: Maybe they can’t go back. And maybe, deep down, they never want to.
Another great book by Lauren Layne, and I really mean that. LOVED BLURRED LINES!! Ben and Parker were the best of friends and roommates for six years beginning their freshman year in college but an unexpected change in circumstances gives Parker the idea to blur the line between friendship and romance. Or well… sex. Just a little friends with benefits to get her over the hurt. Ben is not so sure at first, there is always the worry it will ruin everything, but he can never say no to Parker. Of course, as a reader it’s easy to see these two are perfect for each other and clearly in love, but as in real life, there are bumps in the road to happily ever after. Ben and Parker’s love story was fun, a little heartbreaking, very sexy, and entertaining with great dialogue and characters you’ll love. I am one that’s a firm believer men and women can be strictly friends, but still love a good romance where it turns out they do secretly love each other!!
I loved BLURRED LINES and absolutely recommend it as a humorous and sexy friends-to-lovers romance. But I really must say this author consistently impresses me, entertains me, and makes me laugh with her incredible books so honestly… you should read them all. 4.5 stars
Lauren Layne is the USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance.
Prior to becoming an author, Lauren worked in e-commerce and web-marketing. In 2011, she and her husband moved from Seattle to New York City, where Lauren decided to pursue a full-time writing career. It took six months to get her first book deal (despite ardent assurances to her husband that it would only take three). Since then, Lauren’s gone on to publish ten books, including the bestselling Stiletto series, with several more on the way in 2015.
Lauren currently lives in Chicago with her husband and spoiled Pomeranian. When not writing, you’ll find her at happy hour, running at a doggedly slow pace, or trying to straighten her naturally curly hair.
One Loveswept mug + one Flirt mug + eBook bundle of JUST A LITTLE CRUSH by Renita Pizzitola, CRUSHED by Lauren Layne, AGAINST THE CAGE by Sidney Halston, POSSESS by Laura Marie Altom, AFTER MIDNIGHT by Kathy Clark, MAKE YOU BURN by Megan Crane, MY HIGHLAND LOVER by Maeve Greyson, BREAKING NOAH by Missy Johnson and Ashley Suzanne, A FASHIONABLE INDULGENCE by K.J. Charles, and FORBIDDEN by Jacquelyn Frank
Great review! Loved this one.
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Thank you, Bette!