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Release Day Review! THANKS FOR LAST NIGHT by Lauren Blakely (The Guys Who Got Away #3)

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(The Guys Who Got Away Book 3)
by Lauren Blakely
Release Date: September 16th
Genre: Contemporary Romance

From #1 New York Times Bestselling author Lauren Blakely comes an all-new sexy friends to lovers romance! Thanks For Last Night is NOW AVAILABLE everywhere!!!

A sexy new friends-to-lovers standalone!

Let me list the reasons why dating a sexy, charming, pro hockey star is a bad idea:

  1. He’s one of my closest friends
  2. All our friends are friends
  3. The wounds I’ve got from past relationships go deep. And so do his.

We’re both devoutly single — it’s just safer for the heart that way. But there’s no reason not to bid on the gorgeous, clever athlete at the charity auction this weekend. If I win, it’ll be a friendsdate.

And I do win.

I win him big.

And hard.

And all night long.

The trouble is . . . what happens in the morning?

Thank for Last Night cover

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Thanks for Last Night is the friends-to-lovers story of the last two single people in the “Guys Who Got Away” friends group pairing up. It’s fairly short, pretty sweet, and hella steamy. It can *kinda* stand on its own, but not really…Teagan and Ransom’s story, for most intents and purposes, ends around the 90% mark, except for portions of some epilogues–there isn’t any real suspense about their relationship past that point, anyway. But there are a whole lot of passages (some whole–short–chapters, and most of a “bonus” epilogue) from other characters’ POVs, so you’ll get a lot more out of the story if you’re familiar with those characters’ back stories too. So, my two cents: read all the other books before you get to this one, because pretty much everyone’s story gets wrapped up here, along with our two MCs.

The premise behind this one was cute, if a bit shaky–their matchmaking friends figure out that a bachelor auction is the best vehicle to bring these crazy kids together, since Ransom’s an NHL player who’s often on “top ten” lists and Teagan just happens to have a sizable family trust that she needs to use for charity donations every year. After losing a bet, she agrees to “buy” him–for charity. Naturally 😉 But they’re going to stay just friendly friends throughout, of course.

Also of course? This lasts less than an evening before they move on to the “more than” portion of their friendship. Who could have seen that coming? 😉

Their main relationship “problems” (in quotes, because they are overcome fairly easily and painlessly) are having been burned in the past and not wanting to ruin their friend group. Truly, though, there is very little suspense here and almost no danger that they’re not going to end up together once they get started–so if you’re looking for an angsty, will-they-or-won’t-they, can these two possibly be together? kind of story…this isn’t it. But a steamy story of two friends who become more along with some further-along-on-the-HEA-timeline bits of their friends’ stories? This is that book. With a bonus romance thrown in, because why not? (Not even going to hint at this one, but you’ll see it coming from about six miles away and it’s cute.)

So…no real surprises here, but still a fun read. And if you’ve read the others in the series already? You are NOT going to want to miss this one.

Rating: 4 stars / B-

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

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About the Author:

A #1 New York Times Bestselling, #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling, and #1 Audible Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s sweet, sexy and witty. She also writes red-hot, ultra-steamy romance for her Lauren Blakely After Dark line. She’d love to give you a free book today!

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