RELEASE BLITZ WITH EXCERPT AND SURPRISE NEW RELEASE: Limited Edition Husband by L. Blakely AND Manhandled by L. Blakely

LIMITED EDITION HUSBAND, a fake marriage, friends-to-lovers M/M romance from #1 New York Times Bestselling Author, Lauren Blakely is available now! Scroll down for an excerpt!

Surprise! Lauren has also released, MANHANDLED, a friends to lovers M/M romance!



One night with no strings was supposed to be the plan…



A fake marriage standalone MM romance from #1 New York Times Bestselling author Lauren Blakely writing MM romance as L. Blakely…

One night with no strings was supposed to be the plan.

After barely escaping my last train wreck of a romance, I’ve got a new dating goal—play it cool.

I stick to that strategy when I bump into a charming Brit I met once before. He’s newly out and eager for all the things he’s never done, so I make the helpful suggestion we jet off to the city of sin for the night, then say goodbye.

But instead, thanks to a bet and some bourbon, we’re saying I do.

And in the morning I’m asking myself what the hell have I done? But we’ll just undo the holy matrimony right this stinking second.

Except, the pics of our nuptials are splashed all over the Internet–the pro football player eloped!

Great, just great.

Now, my agent says we need to stay Mister and Mister until the brouhaha blows over.

Thirty days as fake husbands with the sexy, irresistible guy who’s determined to prove that he’s nothing like my ex?

My bruised heart can handle that as long as I don’t fall for my husband.

And I won’t. When we split for real, he’ll be an ocean away.

Contents include: A sarcastic, romance-phobic American football player, a charming and dirty-minded young British businessman, white-hot first times, dangerous decisions, and a sexy, witty, emotional fake marriage, first times MM standalone sports romance!




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A spicy friends-to-lovers standalone sports romance from #1 New York Times Bestselling author Lauren Blakely writing MM romance as L. Blakely…

My buddies made me do it. I swear.

I didn’t plan to bid big on a date with my baseball player best friend at the auction. But he looked really good in that tailored suit, and I can’t resist a dare.

The media jumps all over the story – the city’s new quarterback nabs a date with the bigshot star shortstop.

Not so fast – we’re just friends.

Until we hit the links for the strictly platonic date I won. Suddenly I’m looking at my silver-tongued, devilishly handsome best bud in a whole new light–and it’s dark and dirty.

We cross way over the friendship line at my place that night, but in the morning we agree it can’t happen again. Trouble is, we can’t keep our hands off each other, especially not when we’re stuck in the same hotel room at our friend’s wedding.

But Tanner wants a real relationship, and I’m only serious about football. So when my second season as a starter begins next week, our late-night games (and talks, and sleepovers, and morning coffees) will have to end.

Except, as the cutoff looms closer, I’m feeling a whole lot more than friendship and that’s a big problem for my career…

Don’t miss this red-hot, friends-to-lovers, only-one-bed-in-the-room MM sports romance from #1 NYT Bestseller Lauren Blakely!




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Audiobook releases May 10th! Narrated in duet by Teddy Hamilton & Jacob Morgan.


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“…one of her most addictive M/M romances to date.” ~Danielle, Red Cheeks Reads


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The door is locked, and we stand by the row of marble sinks, his hands on my shoulders. “You okay? You want to leave?”

I take one breath then another.

“I don’t know,” I admit. I don’t know where to go next, what to do, what to say.

“We can hang here until you figure it out,” he says.

He would stay here with me while I sorted out my feelings. He’s that kind of person—the kind who stays.

“He’s not going to change,” I say, resigned. “He’s always going to put me down. But his insults don’t hurt the way they used to.”

“You stood up to him. I’m really fucking proud of you,” he says, gripping the collar of my shirt fiercely.

“You stood up to him too,” I point out.

“No one talks to my husband that way,” Nate says.

And just like that, I know what’s next. “I want to go. I want to leave with you. I want to spend this last night with you.”




About Lauren Blakely:

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 USA Today bestselling LGBTQ romance.

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, with more than 65 titles on the USA Today Bestsellers list alone. She’s sold more than 5 million books. A Brown University graduate, Lauren likes dogs, cake and show tunes and is the vegetarian at your dinner party.

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