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4.5 Sizzling Stars🌟 The Real Deal by Lauren Blakely @LaurenBlakely3 @InkSlingerPR #BookReview #PubDay

Happy Pub Day to this perfect summer romantic comedy!😍

Sometimes you need to find a boyfriend-for-hire in the most unusual of places…

What do you get when you mix a bad boy with a heart of gold and a smart & sassy heroine with a desperate need for a fake relationship? THE REAL DEAL, a brand new, standalone romantic comedy from #1 New York Times bestseller Lauren Blakely!

My Thoughts

4.5 Sizzling Summer Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5

Lauren Blakely did it again! Another fabulous romantic comedy that doesn’t take its self too seriously… I know I can always count on Miss Blakely for some laughs and abs….

April is not going to her families summer reunion without a date! She is done with the family constantly trying to fix her up just to get her to come home… Theo is a bartender with a gig on the side…. he is a rent a boyfriend… i’m sure you can tell how this all starts out… April and Theo start out as a business arrangement completely platonic… but even from their very first meeting in the park you could feel the sparks between them…

April is a fabulous female MC… loved her she was strong, independent, sassy, kind, the kind of girl you would love to be friends with… Theo was a very typical Lauren Blakely mail MC… A little bad boy, a little arrogant, a lot gorgeous with a wonderful sense of humor… oh and we cannot forget about the ABS! Their relationship was a bit Insta, but it worked for me in this book, I felt it! Loved the banter between them and you could just tell they were both very caring people that deserve this….

A bonus in this book was the fabulous setting of the summer reunion… loved getting to know April‘s family better and I love the small town vibe… I wanted to jump in and join the fun and games at this reunion… twister… the hula hoop… a scavenger hunt…. this really is the perfect summer romantic comedy💕

Absolutely recommend if you are a fan of this author, the romantic comedy, or a fun summer read…

*** many thanks to St. Martin’s Press for my copy of this book ***

Get a copy of your next favorite feel good rom-com now!

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About the Book

April Hamilton wants you to know she hasn’t been on GigsForHire since that time she sold her futon after college. She doesn’t even spend that much time online. And even if she did, she would not be looking up personal ads. But going home alone for her family’s summer reunion is an invitation for every single relative to butt into her personal life. She simply can’t handle another blind date with the butcher, the baker or the candlestick maker from her hometown. So when she finds the GigsforHire ad for a boyfriend-for-hire, she’s ready to pay to play.

Heading Home and Need a Buffer? I’m the REAL DEAL.

Theo Banks has been running from the past for years. He’s this close to finally settling all his debts, and one more job as a boyfriend-for-hire will do the trick. He’s no gigolo. Please. He’s something of an actor, and he knows how to slip into any role, including pretending to be April’s new beau — the bad boy with the heart of gold.

Even if it means sleeping in close quarters in that tiny little bed in her parents’ inn. Even if it means spinning tales of a romance that starts to feel all too true. What neither one of them counts on is that amid the egg toss, the arm wrestling, and a fierce game of Lawn Twister that has them tangled up together, they might be feeling the real deal.

She only wanted to show her family once and for all that she had no need to settle down.

He didn’t expect to have the time of his life at her parent’s home.

They didn’t plan on loving every single second of the game.

But can a masterful game of pretend result in true love?


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The audiobook is narrated by Zachary Webber and Erin Mallon!



“This book was yet another true LB masterpiece, romcom meet fake relationship meet romantic af = perfection!

~Elsa Gomes, Bookish Aurora~

“I loved every word on every page of this story. I can’t stop thinking about it and smiling like a dork. If you were to say #JustBecause or #DoYouRemember? I might just melt into a puddle on the floor, because I do remember…sigh. I want more Lauren Blakely, I’m addicted. The line forms here…”

~Rosa Sharon, iScream Books Blog~

“The Real Deal was a sweet, sexy, hilarious, and entertaining standalone romantic comedy, and I absolutely loved it!”

~Julia, The Romance Bibliophile~

✮✮✮Reader’s Choice Giveaway!✮✮✮

Everything you need for Date Night except the date:).  Find the perfect date in the Real Deal!  $100 gift card to the restaurant of your choice, $50 gift card to the movie theater of your choice, and $50 gift card to the retailer of your choice.  ($200 value)

About Lauren Blakely:

A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her 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 2.5 million books. In August she’ll release UNBREAK MY HEART, an emotional second chance romance. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter!

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15 thoughts on “4.5 Sizzling Stars🌟 The Real Deal by Lauren Blakely @LaurenBlakely3 @InkSlingerPR #BookReview #PubDay

  1. Sizzling, rom-com, bad boy, ABs, what more could a girl want for a summer read. You hooked me on this one. I have never read anything by this author, so will check out her books. Great post Berit.

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