#NewRelease “The Real Deal” by Lauren Blakely

Sometimes you need to find a boyfriend-for-hire in the most unusual of places…

What do you get when you mix a bad boy with a heart of gold and a smart & sassy heroine with a desperate need for a fake relationship? THE REAL DEAL, a brand new, standalone romantic comedy from #1 New York Times bestseller Lauren Blakely! Get a copy of your next favorite feel good rom-com now!



Lauren Blakely delivers another solid laugh-out-loud romantic comedy. With a cast of characters to adore, more witty banter, and phenomenal chemistry, The Real Deal is another light hearted and entertaining romance.

Theo is just everything I love about a Blakely hero. He is utterly charming, skilled in the sack, and enough sagacity to keep me entertained for days.  Theo has a bit of a bad boy history, but he has turned over a new life, and he is trying to make amends for his wrong while also protecting his brother. Seriously, could Lauren Blakely make this bad boy any sweeter?  Nope. She couldn’t, and I loved him.

April hires Theo to save herself from her crazy family, and, boy, are they crazy.  Readers get a sense of why she had to hire Theo, but they also make April incredibly endearing.  You end up loving them as much as we love April.

With most Lauren Blakely books, the story line flows at a great pace, and there is endless entertainment on every page. Readers get insane chemistry, great dialogue, hilarious moments, and love. It is the perfect escape.

ARC received in exchange for an honest review.

✮✮✮THE REAL DEAL is here! Grab your copy today! ✮✮✮

April Hamilton wants you to know she hasn’t been on GigsForHire since that time she sold her futon after college. She doesn’t even spend that much time online. And even if she did, she would not be looking up personal ads. But going home alone for her family’s summer reunion is an invitation for every single relative to butt into her personal life. She simply can’t handle another blind date with the butcher, the baker or the candlestick maker from her hometown. So when she finds the GigsforHire ad for a boyfriend-for-hire, she’s ready to pay to play.

Heading Home and Need a Buffer? I’m the REAL DEAL.

Theo Banks has been running from the past for years. He’s this close to finally settling all his debts, and one more job as a boyfriend-for-hire will do the trick. He’s no gigolo. Please. He’s something of an actor, and he knows how to slip into any role, including pretending to be April’s new beau — the bad boy with the heart of gold.

Even if it means sleeping in close quarters in that tiny little bed in her parents’ inn. Even if it means spinning tales of a romance that starts to feel all too true. What neither one of them counts on is that amid the egg toss, the arm wrestling, and a fierce game of Lawn Twister that has them tangled up together, they might be feeling the real deal.

She only wanted to show her family once and for all that she had no need to settle down.

He didn’t expect to have the time of his life at her parent’s home.

They didn’t plan on loving every single second of the game.

But can a masterful game of pretend result in true love?



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The audiobook is narrated by Zachary Webber and ErinMallon! 

Audio ➜ http://blkly.pub/RealDeal-Aud



✮✮✮Reader’s Choice Giveaway!✮✮✮

Everything you need for Date Night except the date:). Find the perfect date in the Real Deal! $100 gift card to the restaurant of your choice, $50 gift card to the movie theater of your choice, and $50 gift card to the retailer of your choice. ($200 value)


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 August she’ll release UNBREAK MY HEART, an emotional second chance romance. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! laurenblakely.com/newsletter

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