RELEASE DAY: COME AS YOU ARE by Lauren Blakely – Excerpt – Giveaway – Laurie’s Review

 

 

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What do you get when you mix a masquerade ball, a smoldering secret rendezvous, and a sexy, billionaire hero who will sweep you off your feet? An opposite-sides-of-the-tracks standalone romance that you’re guaranteed to love!

From #1 NYT bestselling author Lauren Blakely, comes the gorgeous and sexy-as-sin forbidden romance filled with wit, humor, and so much heart, COME AS YOU ARE! Secret trysts and stolen kisses abound in this brand new, swoontastic novel. Get your copy of COME AS YOU ARE delivered now!

 

 

✮✮✮COME AS YOU ARE is here! Grab your copy today! ✮✮✮

From #1 NYT bestselling author Lauren Blakely comes a sexy new standalone romance!

I couldn’t have scripted a more perfect night.

For one fantastic evening, at a masquerade party in the heart of Manhattan, I’m not the millionaire everyone wants a piece of. Fine—multimillionaire. But who’s counting all those commas? Not me, and not the most intriguing woman I’ve ever met, who happens to like dancing, witty banter, and hot, passionate up-against-the-wall sex as much as I do.

There’s no need for names or business cards. And that’s why I’m eager to get to know her more, since my mystery woman seems to like me for me, rather than for my huge…bank account.

Everything’s coming up aces. Until the next day when things get a little complicated. (Newsflash — a lot complicated.)

***

He’s charming, brilliant, an incredible lover, and right now I want to stab fate in the eyeballs.

I’ve had one goal I’ve been working toward, and lo and behold, my mystery man is the very person who stands between me and my dream job. A job I desperately need since my hard-knock life has nothing in common with his star-kissed one.

But it’s time to put that fairytale night behind me, and focus on learning what makes him tick. Too bad it turns out his quirks are my quirks, and his love affair with New York matches mine.

And as we spend our days together, I discover something else that feels like a cruel twist of fate — I’m falling for this naughty prince charming, and that’s not an ending I can write to our story.

 

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“With an oh-so-delectable hero, a heroine who’s a vivacious force of
nature, and a romance that’s both adorkable and scorching hot, Come As
You Are had me hooked from page one.” -Yvette, Nose Stuck in a Book

 

 

“Come as You Are blends the phenom that is Lauren Blakely with the
fantasy of a fairytale wish and a dash of cold hard reality. Passion
unfolds
with a bit of entertainment, a handful of humor and fistful of
heart
.” -Isha, I Love Romance

 

“Blakely has whipped up an irresistible romance as sexy and witty as
the nerd protagonists she details in Come as You Are. Their chemistry
snaps, crackles, and pops off the pages. ” – TJ Loves To Read

 

Excerpt:

 

The door crawls shut.

Inch by inch.

A slow-mo door.

I have no patience for its theatrics. I kick it shut, eager for the next part of the evening to begin.

Her laughter sounds across the library and echoes off its dark wood shelves bursting with books. A leather couch takes center stage, flanked by a mahogany table.

“Are you in a rush to read something?” she asks coyly.

Her voice turns me on. It’s like bourbon and honey. A little throaty and husky, but with sweet undertones. Funny, how when you can’t see someone’s face—at least not all of it—your other senses heighten. Your ears work harder, homing in on the voice, or you zoom in on the eyes. Hers are warm hazel with flecks of bronze and green.

“Why, yes, I was looking for a particular book.” I stroll to the bookshelf along one wall, running my fingers across the spines, from old hardcovers like Tess of the d’Urbervilles to modern thrillers from the likes of Clive Cussler to non-fiction reads on the habits of highly effective people. “I thought if you wanted to go to the library you’d want to read. Naturally.”

“Of course. Read me a story. A bedtime story.” She leans against the wall next to a writing desk with a green lamp on it, the kind that has one of those chains you pull down to turn it on. She goes with the moment, and this night seems like role-play with her. I half want to understand who she is. But in a way, I’d rather experience everything she seems to want to give. Her body. Her mouth. Her mind. Whoever she is here in the library is as real as whoever she is behind the mask. My mission is to make sure she gets everything she wants.

I grab the nearest book and crack it open. It’s a James Patterson. “Once upon a time, there was a woman at a party who wanted to be kissed,” I say, walking to her, the pages open.

The angel raises her hands to her hair and sweeps off the headband that holds her halo. She tosses it to the desk. “That sounds like a very scintillating tale.”

 

Laurie’s Review:

 

Lauren Blakely is an auto-buy author for me. She never fails to pull me into her stories with their humor, sexiness and swoony Romance. But her latest release, Come as You Are, is all that and more. This book captivated me from the get-go. A fairy tale with some very modern elements, it set my heart aflutter. I devoured this book in no time flat but am still feeling it’s after affects as I type.

While everyone will fall head over heels for Flynn Parker (and very rightfully so), its Sabrina Granger, the Heroine who stole my heart. Walking in her shoes, we see someone who faces adversity head—on and with humor. She is brilliant, resourceful and resilient, which as you get to know her will make you love and respect her all the more.

Flynn Parker is super swoony, but also cautious. He can read people from 10 paces to know their intentions. At first blush, he is The Guy, but underneath he just wants to be liked for the man he is, not his bank balance. The money part doesn’t make him more attractive, just a bit jaded. We get to see both sides of this adorkable man and it is impossible not to love him.

Together Sabrina and Flynn are magic and theirs is a chemistry that simply pops off the page. While their life experiences may be a bit different, they share of love of hard work, constant learning and jokes – lots and lots of fabulous jokes.

But also, playing a starring role in Come as You Are, is New York City. Sigh. Yes, it is big and busy, but it lives up to its reputation as one of the most romantic places. (Yes, Paris you are #1).  It is one of my very favorite places on earth and I have spent hours walking Central Park reading the benches, as well as sitting to hear the Delacorte Clock. This book transported me back to those most happy memories and left me with a big smile.

Get your hands on this book TODAY. Come as You Are is the perfect antidote for whatever ails you, be it the weather or day to day stressors. Dive into this book so that you can tag along with Sabrina and Flynn as they fall in love.

Enjoy!!

Happy reading!!

Laurie’s Rating: 5+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ STARS

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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 90 times, and she’s sold more than 2.5 million books. In April she’ll release COME AS YOU ARE, a sexy new standalone romance. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! laurenblakely.com/newsletter

 

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