RELEASE BLITZ WITH EXCERPT: The Accidental Dating Experiment by Lauren Blakely

THE ACCIDENTAL DATING EXPERIMENT, a brother’s best friend, forced proximity, fake dating/dating coach workplace romance from #1 New York Times Bestselling Author, Lauren Blakely, is out now!

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Like hell I’ll let her date other men. I’ll coach her on three dates with me…



I’ve spent the better part of eight years resisting my best friend’s little sister. What’s one more week?

The hardest week ever when it includes a proposition to be her dating coach.

Eight years ago I fell into a secret summer fling with the bright, big-hearted Juliet before our lives went in different directions.

Now, I’m the grumpy to her sunshine on a popular dating podcast we host, and when a wealthy fan gives us a charming coastal cottage as the biggest thank you ever, we head to the town where I grew up to give it a makeover.

And find the house has only one bed.

Located under a mirrored ceiling.

To make matters even harder, the woman I’ve been pining for tells me she wants to try to find the one and would I please be her dating coach for the week?

Like hell I’ll let her date other men. I’ll coach her on three dates with me.

But the second I take her out, I don’t feel like her teacher. I feel like she’s mine, especially when the first night ends with us tangled up together in that bed.

Each night we grow closer, but this dating experiment forces me to face my greatest fear – whether a man like me is worthy of her love.

Even though I’m already head over heels for her.





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Narrated in duet by Jacob Morgan and Andi Arndt


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“Light-hearted, flirty and fun…a feel-good, falling-in-love story full of fire…” ~Danielle, Red Cheeks Reads


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I climb into bed, next to her, feeling a little unburdened, a little less guilty.

But still guilty in a whole new way.

How could I ever give her what she deserves? What if I do it poorly? What if I don’t have the skills to do love, like I have to teach it?

Sure, I could try to figure out my stuff better. Try to work on all these walls I erect. But is it fair to work on them with her? I don’t think it is. It’s not fair to ask her to wait for me to become a better partner either.

My heart twists painfully. I hate that feeling so instead I steal a sniff of her hair, that vanilla-honey scent going to my head.

Making me think maybe someday.

When her eyes flutter open, though, I’m thinking one thing. Now.

“Hey,” she whispers.

I half want to tell her that I think her brother figured me out, but when she cups my cheek and strokes my jaw, I don’t want to talk at all. I cover her warm body in one swift move, grabbing her wrists, pinning them above her head, and dropping my mouth onto hers.

She wraps her legs around me, hooking them over my ass. She’s soft and pliant, arching up into me, asking for what we both desperately want.

I kiss her harder, and at times like this, words only get in the way. But there are a few I need to say. I wrench away and meet her gaze. “Sawyer is staying the night. Can you be quiet as I f$#k you?”

“I can try.”

I shake my head as I shift my body next to hers. “You have to, Juliet.”

She smiles. “Then you’ll have to make me be quiet.”




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 cute but spicy. Lauren likes dogs, cake, and show tunes and is the vegetarian at your dinner party.

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