RELEASE BLITZ WITH EXCERPT: The Tease by Lauren Blakely

THE TEASE, a steamy and emotional forbidden, single-father, first time romance from #1 New York Times Bestselling Author, Lauren Blakely, is available now!

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This tease of a forbidden romance is making me want so much more than I can ever have…



I swear I’m a good girl.

I didn’t go to the exclusive, after-hours masquerade to kiss my dad’s best friend. I didn’t even know who the masked man was when he touched me like I was his every fantasy.

But when I learn exactly how off-limits my new lover is, I do my best to avoid him the next time. Except, he has his sinful sights set on me, even when he discovers who I am. Just one time, he whispers. Then we’ll pretend this never happened.

Seems the enigmatic, gorgeous single dad I’ve known by day is a very dirty man after dark.

But one night turns into a stolen weekend, giving me a taste of so much more. When it ends, we vow to stay apart.

We could never work.

He’s focused on raising his young son, and I can’t let my already damaged family break more. But the caring, possessive man keeps coming back to me, and these secret nights tangled up together are turning into tender moments that make my heart thunder.

And soon, this tease of a forbidden romance is making me want so much more than I can ever have…




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“…a tantalizingly sexy and emotionally charged romance that effortlessly balanced steam and substance.”  ~Danielle, Red Cheeks Reads


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And here she is, trying to save me from hurt, from guilt, from loss.

I should walk away. I should take the gift she’s giving me.

Really, I should.

But I don’t. I close the distance, drawn to her.

She’s next to the ladder against the shelves, that shiny dress showing off her bare calves and her lovely throat and teasing me with the skin I want to kiss.

I should not want my best friend’s twenty-five-year-old daughter. “I should go,” I mutter, without making a move to do so.

“You should,” she says, not pushing me to go either.

I inhale her. That flowery perfume is driving me wild. It makes it hard for me to think straight. “It’s so goddamn frustrating that I’ve been thinking nonstop about having you, and now I can’t,” I say.

“I wanted it to be you,” she says, seeming equally annoyed, equally pissed at fate.

But then I replay what she just said. I wanted it to be you.

And I have to know. “You wanted what to be me, Jules?”

Her eyes blaze with truth and desire. “I wanted you to be my first.”




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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