A GUY WALKS INTO MY BAR by Lauren Blakely Releasing in Audio August 17th and eBook August 19th
From #1 New York Times Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely, comes an all-new sexy and IRRESISTIBLE M/M stand-alone romance.
A sexy, passionate, utterly addictive standalone MM romance from #1 NYT Bestseller Lauren Blakely!
Every bartender should follow one simple rule—don't go home with the customers. That’s been easy for me to stick to, until the night a cocky, confident, and sinfully charming hockey star walks into my bar. This sexy athlete is too hard to resist, especially when he makes it clear how much he wants the “sarcastic, witty, hot AF” guy behind the bar—also known as me. Still, I’m not keen on breaking my own rules since I know where that can lead—no place good. But when that man makes his case with one bone-searing kiss on the streets of London, I throw resistance out the window. What could go wrong with a hot, dirty, no-strings-attached fling before he leaves town in five days? Trouble is, soon our nights together lead to days, to long conversations, to getting to know each other, and to something I never expected—falling ridiculously hard for a man who’s getting on a plane to America when I live a world away. My life is here. His is there. And no amount of falling or feeling will change that one big problem.
Warning: contains hot hotel sex, loads of dirty talk, PDA all over London, and two sexy, witty, charming alpha heroes…
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✦Audible ➜ Duet narration from Shane East & Joe Arden, with a full supporting cast: http://blkly.pub/AudibleGuyWalksInto
I have been DYING to get my hands on this book from the moment Lauren Blakely hinted that she was working on it. If you ask any of my friends or family what my most anticipated book to read this year was they would tell you this title. It was everything I wanted it to be and so much more; I fucking loved it. This book is hot, sexy, passionate, romantic and just perfect. If I could rate it ten stars I would.
A Guy Walks Into My Bar gives us the story of Dean and Fitz, yes that's right, it's Lauren Blakely's first M/M story. Now I understand that may not be everyone's cup of tea...but if you haven't tried this genre before I would strongly encourage you to start with this book. This is a love story through and through, with fabulous characters, hot sexy times and tons of flirty banter.
Dean, voiced by Shane East, is a bartender in London. He serves up delicious drinks and banter with ease. He's sexy as sin and he is such a fabulous flirt!! Dean guards his heart carefully, though, and never crosses the line with his customers. He had me smiling from the start and I loved getting to know him. Dean definitely had some moments that made me teary eyed, and one that flat out made me cry. I absolutely adored him.
Fitz had me right from the start. This man is also sexy and hot with so much to offer. He's got a strong protective side, which I love. He's also direct and knows what he wants and pursues it relentlessly. Seeing him go after Dean, and get Dean to say Fitz's favorite word, was so much fun. Now, there was a moment I wanted to shake him. But I do understand where he was coming from and he redeemed himself perfectly. I loved him.
These two together crackle with chemistry immediately. The spark is there and just grows and grows until they combust. I rank first kisses from this author...and this is my new favorite first kiss. Their sexy times? Ladies, grab a fan and make sure you have plenty of batteries; you're going to need them! Now it wasn't all sex, though the sex was amazing, and watching these two figure out their relationship was beautiful. I liked seeing them just BE together. Dean and Fitz had me captured the entire time.
The supporting characters here were fabulous as always, but there's a scene with one of them that I just loved. I won't say who, because I want you to enjoy it the moment you read it...or listen. The writing is strong and flirty and the story just flows so perfectly.
Now...I listened to an advanced copy of this book. Oh. My. God. If you only listen to one audiobook this year, PICK THIS ONE!!! Shane East and Joe Arden bring Dean and Fitz to life in a way I'm convinced that no other narrators could. I am officially team #Eaden. The performance just blew me away from start to finish. I could close my eyes and just listen to this beautiful story for days. The supporting narrators as well are amazing.
This book is incredibly special. It is hot, sexy, passionate, romantic. This is my favorite book of 2020, no questions asked. Dean and Fitz are an incredible couple and Lauren Blakely just knocked it out of the park with this one. I fucking loved it and could not recommend it more. This is a ten star book for sure!
This book was no exception. Dean and Fitz just work together, their attraction felt so real (hello, batting cages!) and it was definitely easy to believe that they would end up together and that there was enough in the foundation of their relationship for them to be willing to make the life changes that are required when you meet the love of your life...and he just happens to live in another country.
And now for a little full disclosure. I am not a fan of MM romance, at least not usually. Let me tell you why...in most of them that I have read, one of the male characters is a full person, one you get to know, and the other feels like a cardboard cut out of male/gay stereotypes. Almost as if the author knows how to write one man in a relationship, but isn't quite sure what to do when there are 2 of them and falls back on the things that the author thinks "should" be in the story.
That didn't happen here. I feel like I could meet Dean or Fitz for coffee (or drinks, drinks are good too) and that I would be able to have a conversation with either of them as if we were friends who knew one another fairly well. And, that made this book a real pleasure to read.
I enjoyed and recommend this title.
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, ultra-steamy romance for her Lauren Blakely After Dark line. She'd love to give you a free book today!
Check out her web site to grab your free read: https://laurenblakely.com/one-free-book
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