Tuesday, August 18, 2015

BLURRED LINES Review & Giveaway with Lauren Layne

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Lauren Layne
Releasing Aug 25th, 2015

In a novel that’s perfect for fans of Abbi Glines and Jessica Sorensen, USA Today bestselling author Lauren Layne delivers a sexy take on the timeless question: Can a guy and a girl really be “just friends”?

When Parker Blanton meets Ben Olsen during her freshman year of college, the connection is immediate—and platonic. Six years later, they’re still best friends, sharing an apartment in Portland’s trendy Northwest District as they happily settle into adult life. But when Parker’s boyfriend dumps her out of the blue, she starts to wonder about Ben’s no-strings-attached approach to dating. The trouble is, even with Ben as her wingman, Parker can’t seem to get the hang of casual sex—until she tries it with him.

The arrangement works perfectly . . . at first. The sex is mind-blowing, and their friendship remains as solid as ever, without any of the usual messy romantic entanglements. But when Parker’s ex decides he wants her back, Ben is shocked by a fierce stab of possessiveness. And when Ben starts seeing a girl from work, Parker finds herself plagued by unfamiliar jealousy. With their friendship on the rocks for the first time, Parker and Ben face an alarming truth: Maybe they can’t go back. And maybe, deep down, they never want to.

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I loved this book! Not only because it was about friends but how they go through the journey to finally get what they both want.

When you meet Ben and Parker you can tell they have a connection that is deeper then friendship ... Well at least Ben does from the beginning. Even though Parker has had a boyfriend for 5 years that doesn't mean Ben isn't kicking himself for not making a move years ago. Their relationship as friends is easy and the the banter is funny! 

When they finally get together they have explosive sex and the easy going friendship they have always had. Things start to get a little stained when they are on the last night of parkers family vacation and you can finally see the feelings they have been trying to hide. When they return parkers ex is there asking for a second chance but Ben lets her go without saying that he is in love with her. 

I loved the characters and the writing. I loved how we got to hear from both Parker and Ben and got to really see what they both were thinking the whole time when they are on the journey of friends to lovers. 

I hope this will be part of a best friends series because this author did an awesome job writing this book. This book is a great read and I can't wait to see what she comes up with next!

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Lauren Layne is the USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance.

Prior to becoming an author, Lauren worked in e-commerce and web-marketing. In 2011, she and her husband moved from Seattle to New York City, where Lauren decided to pursue a full-time writing career. It took six months to get her first book deal (despite ardent assurances to her husband that it would only take three). Since then, Lauren's gone on to publish ten books, including the bestselling Stiletto series, with several more on the way in 2015.

Lauren currently lives in Chicago with her husband and spoiled Pomeranian. When not writing, you'll find her at happy hour, running at a doggedly slow pace, or trying to straighten her naturally curly hair.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for hosting BLURRED LINES! So happy you enjoyed!