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Sep 16

Thanks For Last Night by Lauren Blakely Review

5 SMOOCHES!

    

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SYNOPSIS:

A sexy new friends-to-lovers standalone!

Let me list the reasons why dating a sexy, charming, pro hockey star is a bad idea:

1. He’s one of my closest friends

2. All our friends are friends

3. The wounds I’ve got from past relationships go deep. And so do his.

We’re both devoutly single — it’s just safer for the heart that way. But there’s no reason not to bid on the gorgeous, clever athlete at the charity auction this weekend. If I win, it’ll be a friendsdate.

And I do win.

I win him big.

And hard.

And all night long.

The trouble is . . . what happens in the morning?

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REVIEW:

There’s a couple of things I know for sure. For example, I know that if my house were on fire, I’d be grabbing my Kindle on the way out. Another thing I’m certain of is that when I need a sweet and sexy romance to make me feel good, I can count on Lauren Blakely to provide it.

Thanks For Last Night, Blakely’s new standalone romance within The Guys Who Got Away series, features a positively enchanting friends-to-lovers romance. Pro-hockey player, Ransom, and his gal pal, Teagan, both have their own relationship baggage, but their friendship is solid.  Aside from sharing a close-knit group of paired-up friends and being the last two singles of their group, Ransom and Teagan also share an easy, effortless friendship. Inside jokes and common interests aside, they genuinely enjoy each other’s company, and they have natural connection that often shows itself in their witty back-and-forth bantering. So, when Ransom needs a favor, he calls on Teagan, and in doing so, the long-buried lust between them bubbles to the surface.

The chemistry between this couple was absolutely electric. The pent up need and desire they both harbored for each other was undeniable, and Blakely managed to completely steal my breath with the way she communicated those feelings. Both Teagan and Ransom have some relationship baggage that makes risking the friendship they share—as well as the friendship of the others in group—a scary prospect for both of them. But that genie is out of the bottle, and with all their friends pushing them together, the impossible starts to feel a lot more like the inevitable.

Friends-to-lovers is one of my top favorite tropes, and I always seem to connect to these types of stories, probably because I’m living my own friends-to-lovers happily ever after. Blakely never disappoints with this type of story, and she delivered a wonderful, full-circle kind of romance in Thanks For Last Night. It was light-hearted, romantic and rich in the kind of heart-tugging emotion that doesn’t tip the scales into angsty. A sizzling attraction couples with a firm foundation of friendship and an effortless connection into an unputdownable story that kept me glued to my Kindle. I loved every single word, step and minute of this story. Lauren Blakely’s Thanks For Last Night gets five smooches from me!

~Danielle Palumbo

 

 


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