RELEASE DAY LAUNCH: REVIEW AND EXCERPT: ONCE UPON A SURE THING by Lauren Blakely

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“I’m falling for my best friend…Have I mentioned he’s also my new bandmate? Oops.”

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✔ Miller, a sexy and sweet rocker with a dirty mouth!

✔ Ally, a singer and a mom who loves her peeps with her whole heart!

✔ A best-friends-to-lovers romance that’ll make you swoon!

Sizzling hot, swoony and sweet, and filled with everything in between, ONCE UPON A SURE THING is full of heat, heart, humor and sexy times you’re sure to love.

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It’s so easy being best friends with a gorgeous, talented, charming guy.

Said no woman ever. Except me.

My friendship with Miller is a sure thing — he’s my plus one, my emergency contact, and my shoulder to lean on. He’s also been by my side helping me raise one helluva awesome kid who’s the center of my world.

Nothing will change our easy breezy friendship. Until I have the bright idea to convince him to start a new band with me.

Trouble is, our sizzling chemistry in the recording studio is getting harder to ignore, no matter how risky it might be.

***

Sing sexy songs with the woman you’ve been lusting after? Get up close and personal as you croon to the woman you’ve wanted for years?

Piece of cake.
NOT.

Performing with the sweet, sassy and insanely wonderful Ally is like one gigantic obstacle course of challenges for my libido. And my libido is one sexy love song away from kissing her senseless and taking her home.

But, I’m not a serious kind of guy, and she’s not a one-night-stand kind of woman. If we cross the horizontal line, we might risk our sure thing and end up out of tune forever…

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My Review

Friends-to-lovers’ romances are definitely my thang and the way Lauren Blakely crafts Miller and Ally’s story proves that, despite the characters’ fears, their foundation as friends is an amazing building block for more, which means that their misgivings may have been warranted, but they didn’t need to overthink the damage that could possibly be done because it’s more than obvious that these two would fight to keep their connection flourishing, in whatever capacity that meant for them.

I love the ease of Miller and Ally’s friendship; the support they constantly provide each other. There’s something so natural about it, and those strong feelings of friendship can easily turn to more given the subtle feelings that seem to spark between them. And let me tell you…when these two go all in – THEY GO ALL IN. There’s no second-guessing…no shy exchanges; in fact, Miller and Ally’s friendship and strong connection transfers to their physical relationship and growing intimacy, illustrating all the ways these two can show each other just how they feel about what they’re building, both personally and professionally.

Miller’s personality resonates off of the pages; his love for music and life is almost contagious because the way he shares his passion and goes about rebuilding a singing career that he’s missed illustrates exactly who he is and who and what he finds value in. Lauren Blakely allows readers to see the many diverse sides of him, the playful friend one, the sexy rockstar, the obnoxious younger brother, so we truly understand who he is at his core and recognize that there’s more to Miller than his good looks and his musical prowess.

I have to say that Ally is definitely in contention for one of my all-time favorite Lauren Blakely heroines. She’s so down-to-earth and authentic; she doesn’t try to be someone who she’s not and the way she cares for and loves Chloe is so heartfelt.

I love getting inside her head and hearing some of her unsuspecting, less than friendly thoughts about her bff, and then when she and Miller decide to pursue their passions together in a number of significant ways, it’s more than entertaining to witness her realizations and to see her get lost inside her thoughts when her heart seems to want one thing while her head tells her another. She’s a refreshing heroine who many readers will ‘get’ which makes connecting to her and her story that much easier. 

Like in most of Blakey’s books/series, the secondary characters play a significant role in the story line and in the lives of the main characters, and that continues to be the case in Blakey’s Heartbreakers series, and as the circle of friends and family members grows, the main characters’ interactions with them, the advice they share, and the bonds they build just add another layer to the lives they’re living.

Once Upon a Sure Thing, book two in Lauren Blakey’s Heartbreakers series, further illustrates why Blakely dominates the romantic comedy genre and why she’s an absolute must read and instant one-click author for romance readers like me. I’m beyond excited for Miles’ book! I can’t wait to see what Blakely has in store for this sexy rocker.

4.5 Poison Apples

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Excerpt

~Miller~

She sings like a sinner. She sings like an angel. She sounds like whiskey and sugar. I’ve only ever known her for her church-bell voice, but now she’s a glorious mix of dirty and sweet, and I never knew she had it in her.

But I can’t marinate in this change-up. It’s showtime for me.

Grabbing the mic, I dive into my first line as I gaze into those blue eyes of my friend. Only I have to think of her as Honey, so I sing to the new woman about how I can’t do without her, how I need her now.

Something is in the air between us when we sing, something charged. Something that hasn’t been there before. Stage chemistry.

I move closer as if I’m drawn by the pull of gravity that I have no control over. We lock eyes and everyone else fades away. I’m still in shock that I’m loving singing a song with my best friend.

That’s what terrifies me. Especially since we sound good together, and we move well together.

Maybe we even look good together, as we belt out this hot-as-fuck duet, and for the first time we’re not butchering a holiday tune or destroying “Total Eclipse of the Heart” at karaoke. As she moves closer to me, we sing the final chorus like it’s going out of style, and when the music softens, I can’t resist. I finger a strand of her blonde wig, the coconut scent from her lotion floating into my nose.

Reluctantly, I let the hair fall.

Clapping rings loud in my ears.

Jackson, Miles, and Campbell give a standing O. Jackson holds up his phone, pointing to it, letting me know he caught it on video.

“Chemistry,” the guys all shout, practically in unison.

But I’m not supposed to have chemistry with my best friend.

That’s the problem.

“What the hell just happened here?” I whisper to Ally, befuddled.

Her mouth opens, and her eyes go wide, and she blurts out, “I have an appointment. I need to go.”

She takes off, leaving in her wake a trail of chemistry and coconut and confusion.

“Once Upon a Sure Thing is another must-read rom-com from Lauren Blakely. It’s just as heart-meltingly romantic, just as sinfully sexy, and just as achingly sweet as the first book in the Heartbreakers Series.”

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“This book was HOT. Sizzling. The build up, the banter, just everything about these two is amazing. The anticipation was killing me. And when they’re together? Holy moly wow, hot as hell!”

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The Heartbreakers is a series of standalone rom-coms and will be narrated by Sebastian York and Andi Arndt!
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As You Wish Reviews

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Don’t miss all of the standalone full-length novels in The Heartbreakers Series!

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The Heartbreakers Series—full-length, standalone romantic comedies with no cliffhangers releasing within one month so you can binge read these sexy novels! You can indulge in three delicious romances — a sexy one-night stand with an off-limits woman, a best-friends-to-lovers tale, and a falling-for-my-buddy’s-sister love story. All come with banter, sexy times, and single parents! So get your one-clickers ready for these sexy & charming men! Each love story will make you laugh, swoon and fan yourself from the heat!

September 10: Once Upon a Real Good Time

September 24: Once Upon a Sure Thing

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About Lauren Blakely

A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. 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, and she’s sold more than 2.5 million books. In September she’ll release ONCE UPON A SURE THING, a sexy best-friends-to-lovers romance. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! laurenblakely.com/newsletter

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