➼ Asking For a Friend Free ➲ Author Lauren Blakely – Liversite.co.uk

Asking For a Friend I Was Only Trying To Help A Friend I Swear I Was Legit Asking For A Friend Who Was Finally Ready To Date AgainI Knew What She Wanted In A Man Smart, Funny, Ambitious, Well Read No, The Sports Section Doesn T Count , And Plays A Wicked Game Of BadmintonSo I Did What Any Good Friend Would Do Posted It For Her It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time I D Weed Through The Candidates, And Bring Her My Top PicksBut Then He Responded Is It Wrong To Date The Guy I Screened For My Bestie Not Asking For A Friend ASKING FOR A FRIEND Is A Boyfriend Material Series Standalone Three Best Friends Three Outrageous Proposals Three Chances To Fall In Love Three Brand New Standalones From Lauren Blakely


10 thoughts on “Asking For a Friend

  1. says:

    I m so thrilled that readers can now grab Asking For a Friend It s quite possibly my favorite book I ve writtenApple Kobo BN Google Paperback Audible I m so thrilled that readers can now grab Asking For a Friend It s quite possibly my favorite book I ve writtenApple Kobo BN Google Paperback Audible


  2. says:

    Her very own Clark KentAsking For a Friend left me completely satisfied It was funny, cute and sexy with characters I absolutely loved There is something so appealing about finding characters you can relate to Amy is a devoted reader who manages to get paid for something she loves doing When she meets Linc, it s obvious that these two were meant for each other.Lauren Blakely is one of my favourite authors She manages to write love stories that are a good balance between fairytale and rea Her very own Clark KentAsking For a Friend left me completely satisfied It was funny, cute and sexy with characters I absolutely loved There is something so appealing about finding characters you can relate to Amy is a devoted reader who manages to get paid for something she loves doing When she meets Linc, it s obvious that these two were meant for each other.Lauren Blakely is one of my favourite authors She manages to write love stories that are a good balance between fairytale and reality The hero and heroine are dreamy but they also make mistakes, have to reassess situations and make tough decisions I want to live in a Lauren Blakely world.This story is cute, quirky and absolutely irresistible If you re looking for a fun, sweet and sexy short read, I highly recommend


  3. says:

    This was definitely my kind of humor This was a fun sweet RomCom that was pretty drama free It was a slow burn which is normally not something I am terribly fond of but the humor was so good that I still really enjoyed the book


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    ARC Provided by the Author Romance, I think, is the hardest of the genres to write and make it believable, fresh, and interesting You would think it would be easy, because it s about emotions and feelings, and people, and no one needs to know exact dimensions of streets in Italy for car chase scenes ButSuspense Murder mysteries Political thrillers They all have the inherent hook to lure in the reader You want to know how they end In Gone Girl, you want to know what happened, and h ARC Provided by the Author Romance, I think, is the hardest of the genres to write and make it believable, fresh, and interesting You would think it would be easy, because it s about emotions and feelings, and people, and no one needs to know exact dimensions of streets in Italy for car chase scenes ButSuspense Murder mysteries Political thrillers They all have the inherent hook to lure in the reader You want to know how they end In Gone Girl, you want to know what happened, and how the heck it happened so you read to the end In The DaVinci Code, you want someone to tell you what in the world is going on and where all of those clues lead So, you read to the end And you do so even if it s a book you aren t totally enjoying because, again, you want to know how it ends Romance, however, you already know There s a rule that the characters will get to the happily ever after, they will work the things out in their lives that are keeping them from being together, and right before you get to The End you will get a declaration of love or a proposal, or an epilogue or 3 that ends the book on the happiest of possible notes.And, that s great, and let s be honest, it s why I read romance But, the fact that the end if a foregone conclusion and the book has to be all about the getting to the ending, makes it hard to write romance in a way that makes it feel like a fresh story while it makes its way to a predetermined ending No, I am not saying other books in other genres are easy to write, just that they come with a different set of challenges to writing them What separates the meh romances from the good and the great ones The easy answer Books like this one Books with depth and real effort to tell a story that isthan superficial The characters in this are well read and reference those books they have read, as you would expect of someone who works in publishing It s an easy thing to skip, or to miss, but it s a detail that, as you are reading, makes you forget that you are reading a book and you feellike you are actually living the story There s a fun in reading a book that so completely envelops you that you lose track of time, one that makes you rearrange your day because while there are other things you should be doing, what you want to be doing is continuing to read the book I read this in one afternoon, and I loved everything about it.Linc and Amy are attracted to each other from the first time they meet on his first day of work at her company But, for reasons that feel a lot like real life his past and her focus on her future, specifically they keep the flirting to conversations at work and thinking about the other away from work, while declaring that nothing can happen.But, this is a romance, and you know the love story is going to win in the end, so you also have a pretty good idea that this determination to avoid a romance isn t going to last And, it doesn t I love the way the author handles the little moments, the different mannerisms that are added that not only make them both sexy, but also human these details not only feed the romance part of the story, but they let the characters feel like people with real actions, responses and mannerisms that take them from characters on a page and give them life.I also liked how the resolution of the story was handled as it felt real, and it worked in such a way that it felt like not only was everyone involved happy, it was what would have happened in real life in similar circumstances And, that is another thing I really enjoy about Lauren Blakely books they are real Yes, they are romance and they are about people meeting and falling in love, but they are also about people who live in the world with the rest of us Maybe they have better jobs, or better houses, orclever names for pets, but they are people.I enjoyed ok, I LOVED and recommend this title Note Both Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn and The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown were excellent and well worth the read all the way to the end Find all my reviews on our blog


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    Lauren has done it again This book rocks Book 1 of a new series and I can t wait to readof the series If they re anything like this book, it will be epic Loved Amy and Linc so much Where can I find my own Linc The chemistry and attraction between them was so good You can feel it coming off the pages You will have a smile on your face by the time you are finished I highly recommend this story This will be a story that you will reread many times as you do with all her books I rece Lauren has done it again This book rocks Book 1 of a new series and I can t wait to readof the series If they re anything like this book, it will be epic Loved Amy and Linc so much Where can I find my own Linc The chemistry and attraction between them was so good You can feel it coming off the pages You will have a smile on your face by the time you are finished I highly recommend this story This will be a story that you will reread many times as you do with all her books I received an ARC of this book and I am voluntarily leaving a review


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    Protagonist is annoyingClever dialog is enjoyable if it s mixed in with ordinary narration It seems like the author protagonist is trying too hard to be witty in every phrase It s actually tiring and rings fake The other frustration I have is that the female and male protagonist sound too much alike Without speech tags in the dialog, either character could be saying the lines I get that they are fated to be together, but it s not interesting if they are clones of each other I stopped rea Protagonist is annoyingClever dialog is enjoyable if it s mixed in with ordinary narration It seems like the author protagonist is trying too hard to be witty in every phrase It s actually tiring and rings fake The other frustration I have is that the female and male protagonist sound too much alike Without speech tags in the dialog, either character could be saying the lines I get that they are fated to be together, but it s not interesting if they are clones of each other I stopped reading at 46% I just dislike the crass, shallow, insecure protagonist who may love words but struggles with being genuine and empathetic She enjoys one night stands, posing as her friend to snag a boyfriend, schmoozing to score points instead of to care about people, and lives for gossip These are not qualities I respect The male protagonist just left an affair with a married co worker also a turn off I just don t care for either character


  7. says:

    This was classic Lauren Blakely Great characters, a cute, humorous drama free story.


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    Asking for a Friend is filled with stuff that I love Characters that are nerdy and love books, talking about books, references to things I know and love, humor, romance and a smile that was left on my face after reading the last page.Amy loves all things books and really wants to move up the ladder She loves her job as Junior Editor, but would love to doWhen a position opens up, Amy knows she needs to do everything to make her dream come true She knows how to sell the things she loves, Asking for a Friend is filled with stuff that I love Characters that are nerdy and love books, talking about books, references to things I know and love, humor, romance and a smile that was left on my face after reading the last page.Amy loves all things books and really wants to move up the ladder She loves her job as Junior Editor, but would love to doWhen a position opens up, Amy knows she needs to do everything to make her dream come true She knows how to sell the things she loves, but not herself Amy is a character I really enjoyed I loved how real she feels and I could relate to her in many ways She s one I would be friends with Linc just moved to start working at the same publisher as Amy He s basically described as a nerdy Clark Kent and I can definitely understand why A man who is well read and loves books scores points in my book Linc is looking to start over and needs to keep work and dating seperate He s going to have a hard time though, because Amy is hard to resist I loved Linc He s down to earth, funny, nerdy and rather settle down than sleep around.The chemisty is there from the start between Amy and Linc There are some awkward moments, but those made me laugh out loud I knew I needed them to be together from the start Add Amy s idea to the mix to help her friend Peyton find a new boyfriend and I couldn t get enough The chats between Amy and Linc were hilarious and I loved that Asking for a Friend wasn t filled with drama Yes, there were some bumps in the road, but it wasn t dragged on.Romantic comedies are hard to keep unique and refreshing, but Lauren Blakely knew what she was doing with the start of this new series Besides the amazing romance, all of these characters were amazing The people Amy and Linc worked with and Amy s friends were a lot of fun I hope we getof them in the books to come


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    Boyfriend Material is the perfect name for this series because Lauren Blakely s leading men are all that andLinc Silvers, our hero in Asking for a Friend, is a book lover and editor He flew across the country from California to New York for a job promotion and to start fresh after his heart was tattered It is at the publishing company that he first notices fellow wordsmith Amy Summers, younger sister to Josh and Quinn who both found love in Overnight Service and Special Delivery, respec Boyfriend Material is the perfect name for this series because Lauren Blakely s leading men are all that andLinc Silvers, our hero in Asking for a Friend, is a book lover and editor He flew across the country from California to New York for a job promotion and to start fresh after his heart was tattered It is at the publishing company that he first notices fellow wordsmith Amy Summers, younger sister to Josh and Quinn who both found love in Overnight Service and Special Delivery, respectively, in the Always Satisfied series Asking for a Friend can be read as a standalone, as all of Lauren Blakely s books can, but I do love reading about the interconnected characters whom I ve come to know, and learningabout the leading characters introduced in previous books.Linc and Amy are a pure delight to read Their witty banter, sensual flirting, love of the written word, dedication to their craft, and basic joyful nature, makes this book so fun to read As a junior editor, Amy is vying for a promotion and wants to focus on her career without any distractions, while Linc is trying to steer clear of an office romance as he s been burnt before Every time the two of these meet it is pure magic and instant electricity They just get each other and are so in sync Their one liners and zingers, body language, chemistry, and ability to read each other s minds, make them a perfect match If only they would give in This book was a slow burn with a twist as they each decide to try on line dating, but in Amy s case, she isn t posting for herself, she s asking for a friend It is during these many conversations over text that they realize it s their soulmate on the other end I don t want to ruin the surprise of how they figure it out, but once they do, the pages burn up Amy is a take charge kinda girl and lets Linc know that she wants him desperately And who is he to argue because he wants her just as badly.Lauren always knows how to steam up the pages and this book is level ten HOT Our sweet little Betty Boop is a vixen and Dax Powers Linc s alter on line ego is all in with many a mouthwatering and O inducing moves himself Not only is he devilishly handsome, suave, smart, and successful, he has the most awesome sense of humor They both do, and I admire that they not only have fun in and out of the bedroom, they don t pull any punches, and are honest with each other about their insecurities and feelings I especially love all of the book and movie references that were interspersed in almost every chapter some real and some fantasy, and their unique hobbies of enjoying badminton and hula hooping They are not pretentious and are genuine and real They are regular people trying to make it in a difficult business and I so enjoyed all of their interactions in the publishing world Amy is so humble and I love how she seeks help from her siblings and peers when needed, how confident she becomes, and how her hard work is rewarded in the end This book was such a wonderful read told in dual point of view I highly recommend it, especially if you re a romantic at heart Talk about multiple O s, this book has multiple E sanother favorite of mine Multiple, multiple heart squishy Epilogues at the end


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    This is online dating with a twistor maybe a couple of twists.Amy Summers is a book nerd who loves words and takes her job as a Junior Editor seriously She is working towards a promotion at work and trying to beconfident and sell herself She is sassy, verbally expressive, sweet, and smart.Linc Silvers comes strolling in as the new Senior Editor and new office hottie He is also fun, eloquent, intelligent, and easy to get along with So easy that they develop fun banter and repartee A This is online dating with a twistor maybe a couple of twists.Amy Summers is a book nerd who loves words and takes her job as a Junior Editor seriously She is working towards a promotion at work and trying to beconfident and sell herself She is sassy, verbally expressive, sweet, and smart.Linc Silvers comes strolling in as the new Senior Editor and new office hottie He is also fun, eloquent, intelligent, and easy to get along with So easy that they develop fun banter and repartee And both are kind of crushing but avoiding because they have their own reasons for no workplace romances.Amy decides to help her friend, Peyton find a new man with a local online dating profile The awesome profile she wrote receives a lot of attention, but one stands out And messaging with him becomes quite an interesting and exciting distractionalmost as much fun as office shenanigans with Linc But she is supposed to be shopping for her friend and not thinking of sampling the goods And Linc is also using his own method of trying to distract himself from the allure of office Amy But neither can stop thinking about the other.So it is a bit of a mess with online anonymity, office rules, personal resolutions, and lots of fast flying messages I really adored these two Their banter and chemistry are fantastic They bring the flirt and funspark and sizzleand wit and words They have reasons not to get involved, but also so many things they have in common But Lincoh myhe is everything He is the hot nerd with wonderful wordscharming and chattysexy and sweet And Amy is so funny, quick witted, and entertaining They just light up the pages But they are also mature and actually communicate, which is refreshing.This is a rom com full of heart, soul, smiles, and swoon I enjoyed the dual points of view I really liked her friend, Peyton too and hope we seeof her I also really appreciated his new buddy, Baldwin Both of their siblings and friend groups addedlayers and laughs And it is always fun to see some cameos and little connections from the Lauren Blakely world.


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