From #1 NYT Bestselling author Lauren Blakely, comes the sexy and hilarious title…STUD FINDER, a new novella brought to you by 1001 Dark Nights!
5 Make Me a Match CROWNS
Novella’s are often hard books for me to read, because I often feel that they are underdeveloped or too angst driven for a shorter romance. Lauren Blakely, however, has hit the sweet spot, combining the right balance of steam, chemistry and angst for a perfect romantic match and another must read.
I love a hot nerd, and, boy, oh boy, does Ms. Blakely deliver the goods with Dylan. More than this sexy nerd, readers also get a confident, self-assured man who oozes charm and charisma. I was drawn to his character immediately and could see how Evie could fall for him too. His sense of adventure and his views on what is important in a partner only add to his allure, putting him on the long list of Lauren Blakely heroes I absolutely adore.
Evie is an interesting heroine for me. Often, I find Lauren Blakely to write these sassy and forthright heroines, and Evie is a bit of a departure from the expectation. But guess what? I really enjoyed her character. Her quirky mind and her passion for her career make her endearing, and I love her devotion to finding love, real romance for her clients. It makes the reader want her to find the same, to be matched with her perfect partner.
Stud Finder has absolutely perfect pacing. Even though it is a novella, I truly felt as though Lauren Blakely allows readers to get to know these characters, to appreciate them as individuals before we yearn for them to be more. The development of the chemistry between them lends to the authenticity of their relationship, and the build up only adds to the enjoyment of the story. In true Lauren Blakely fashion, the intimate moments are so steamy, but Dylan and Evie had a sweetness to their intimacy that spoke of a real connection, something more than lust. Absolutely every aspect of her storytelling is spot on!
I also really enjoyed the narrative voice she used to tell this story. The narrator Fairytale opening, interlude, and conclusion are amazing. The tone it set for this novella and how it added a Fairytale-esque quality to Dylan and Evie’s romance only added to the long list of reasons I adored this story.
Sweet. Sexy. Absolutely PERFECT! Stud Finder is the quintessential romance. Lauren Blakely has given readers everything we want: unique and lovable characters, sweet and alluring romance, and storytelling that ensnares readers from page one. She has, yet again, crafted another must read love story!
ARC received in exchange for an honest review.
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Man seeking woman: Hot, rich, smart, witty, self-made multimillionaire Internet genius seeks classy, intelligent, sexy, fun-loving woman who’s interested in settling down and sharing all the good things.
There. Best. Ad. Ever.
I will absolutely find the woman of my dreams, someone who’ll love me for me. Even if my sister thinks I need help dating, I’m confident I can pull this off, courtesy of the great worldwide web.
Let me just hit the upload button right now…
No. Just no. As a woman and a professional matchmaker, I can’t let Dylan Parker run this ad. He’s the catch of all catches. That’s why his sister has asked me to help her ridiculously good-looking, insanely rich, but socially clueless brother find a woman. As a broker of happily ever afters, I’m known as the Stud Finder since I make a great living pairing wildly successful women with men who won’t fleece them but will adore them. After all, what woman in her right mind wouldn’t fall in love with Dylan?
I mean, besides me. It totally won’t be me.
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“Witty dialogue, fun dates, and a deliciously nerdy hero all match perfectly with a heroine who doesn’t really know she needs all that until it’s right there in front of her. Lauren Blakely has another winner with this one!”
I’ve known Dylan for the last year or so. He’s our first baseman, and a Scrabble teammate in a monthly competition hosted by some friends, not to mention the winner of the Punniest Costume from Olivia’s most recent Halloween party, put on by her friend Henley at the Battery Park penthouse she shares with her husband, Max. Sporting a blue shirt, Dylan had draped a phone cord around his neck and hung a rubber chicken from it for Chicken Cord on Blue.
How have I never noticed his ass before? Maybe I was looking at the chicken. Although, in all fairness, I think I checked out his behind on the field in Central Park when he whacked a grand slam earlier this summer.
I wave. “Hi, Dylan!”
He stops a foot away from me. “Hey, Evie, person who’s not holding a cell phone like everyone else in the city. How do you function?”
I laugh. “I know. I’m a throwback.”
“And it’s not even TT. Throwback Thursday,” he says, quickly explaining. “You’re old-school interacting with the RW.” He pauses, peering at me through his brown eyeglasses. “That’s real world.”
“I figured as much.”
He laughs awkwardly. “Sorry. I get caught up.” He steps closer and offers a hand to shake. He stops. Shakes his head. “Wait. That’s weird. We can hug, right?”
A smile crosses my lips. “We can definitely hug IRL.”
He laughs again, and this time it’s not awkward.
As he wraps his arms around me, he says, “I was debating a cheek kiss, but that seemed old-fashioned. Same as a kiss on the hand. By the way, did my sister tell you she thinks I’m socially clueless?”
I don’t answer him right away, because his arms are so sturdy, stronger than I’d expected, and I’d nearly forgotten how tall he was—I’m guessing six foot one. And he smells so good, like deodorant, which is actually quite a nice scent on a man since it means he’s showered, and he’s clean.
I’m a big fan of clean.
“Warning: You will get addicted to the DRUG that is Lauren Blakely’s writing!!!”
~Karen, Bookalicious Babes Blog
About Lauren Blakely:
A #1 New York Times 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 eighty times, and she’s sold more than 2 million books. In October she’ll release HARD WOOD, a sexy, standalone romantic comedy. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! laurenblakely.com/newsletter