Jul 28

The What If Guy by Lauren Blakely Review



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It sounded like the stuff of romantic legends — that whole “their eyes locked across a crowded room” moment that turned into more.

I didn’t believe it. . . . until it happened to me.

Fine, the charming, clever, sexy-as-sin guy in the tailored suit was only trying to buy the same Snoopy lunchbox (as a gift!), but still, our eyes totally locked, and my lady parts definitely tingled as we vied for the prize.

Naturally, I did what any badass business woman would do. Negotiated for the lunchbox, then found my what-if guy online and made plans to see him the next night.

One night only — that was the deal we made.

But one fantastic night had us both changing our minds in the morning. And making plans for another.

Until I walked into the office to learn he just bought my company.

And here’s the biggest rule of romantic legends — no matter what, don’t bang your boss.
Especially if you’re already falling for him.

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Straight out of the gate, Lauren Blakely took me right to my happy place with her latest romantic comedy, The What If Guy. If you’ve followed my reviews, you know I am a huge fan of Blakely’s writing, her romcoms in particular. The What If Guy is right up my alley—this was my jam. Fabulously flirty banter, electric chemistry—the kind that had me looking around to make sure no one was reading over my shoulder—and a wonderfully entertaining plot that was low on the angsty drama but high on the good stuff like the connection, the relationship, the romance.

Single dad, Logan, was everything I love in my heroes. He was commanding without being domineering, alpha without being arrogant. He was thoughtful, he was kind, and it all came together in a wonderfully hot and handsome package. Bryn, the heroine, was sharp, vibrant, and a woman who knew what she wanted. She was driven and successful, and I loved her whip smart wit and her unapologetic sexuality. Oh yes, this couple was FIRE.

An unexpected meet cute that didn’t quite materialize and ends in a missed connection. Kismet—with the help of a little technology—intervenes to turn it around for this couple. Fate is a fickle mistress, though, and right after an unbelievably fantastic first date, she steps in again to throw an unanticipated workplace wrinkle into their budding relationship. This is where the fun begins. The do they or don’t they, the push and pull—the what if—that Blakely does so well. The kind of chemistry she creates on the page between Logan and Bryn make ignoring it entirely impossible.

The What If Guy by Lauren Blakely was a bit forbidden but that just made it more delicious. Lighthearted and heartwarming, this feel-good story was romantic and steamy, witty and charming, and full of all the easy feels I love from this author. Five smooches from me for The What If Guy by Lauren Blakely!

~Danielle Palumbo




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