Come Again by Lauren Blakely Review


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There are three words most men can’t resist—I dare you.

So as you can see, ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I had no choice when my buddies said “I bet you can’t get that brunette beauty to kiss you before the night ends.”

I proved them wrong, and oh how good it felt to be right when I swept the quick-tongued woman into my arms and kissed the breath out of her at the party.

But, I made a slight miscalculation.

Turns out she’s my brand new enemy.

And soon I’m locked in a fierce battle of wits with my sexy-as-sin nemesis. I’m determined to show the whole city that my company is offering the best new path to romance, and she’s dead-set on knocking me down. Publicly.

It’s the hottest game of one-upmanship I’ve ever played, punctuated by fiery kisses, dirty letters, and, after a heated argument, hate s-e-x.

You know what they say. Keep your enemies closer.

I keep her so damn close to my favorite body part.

Everything is fun and games…until I gamble something I can’t afford to lose.

My heart.

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Heading back into the Big Rock world, Come Again by Lauren Blakely, is a full circle moment for me. My Blakely fandom all began with the first two book in that series, Big Rock and Mister O.  She captured my attention, my heart and a spot on my favorite authors list with them. Primarily told in the hero’s POV, Lauren Blakely has delivered some truly magical romantic comedies in this series. I love many things about her storytelling, but one of my favorite things is the authentic, genuine way she takes readers into the hearts and heads of her male leads.

Come Again was a scorching hot enemies/nemesis-to-lovers romance. Easton and Bellamy’s chemistry was explosive from the moment they met. Bellamy kept Easton on his toes—mainly by not falling at his feet—and the result was some seriously witty, rapid-fire bantering that cranked the heat all the way up between them. Easton owns a high-end professional matchmaking service with a twist, and Bellamy is a relationship podcaster who isn’t buying into his method. Their relationship begins on a dare that morphs into a bet before they end up locked in a battle of wills.

Easton is confidence and charm wrapped up in a devastatingly handsome package. He’s successful, he’s competitive, he’s driven and focused on his business. He’s also got some heart-wrenching baggage that he’s yet to unpack, and as a result, he may help others find love but he’s not exactly open to it for himself. Bellamy’s competitive streak and confidence rival Easton’s, but it’s her whip-smart, sassy personality that pushes his buttons. She’s a woman who knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to ask for it. Despite their intent to keep things light and breezy, real feelings develop and Easton has to decide if he’s willing to open his heart and take a chance on love.

Bellamy and Easton were a perfect addition to the Big Rock world, and I absolutely loved heading back there! Come Again was a spicy, saucy and entertaining adversaries-to-lovers romantic comedy, and I inhaled every second of it. Sebastian York was perfection in the role of Easton, and I loved Vanessa Edwin as Bellamy. Five smooches from me for Lauren Blakely’s Come Again!

~Danielle Palumbo




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