May 08 2018

Can’t Wait Wednesday #40 The Real Deal by Lauren Blakely

Posted by Jenea @ Jenea's Book Obsession in Can't-Wait Wednesday / 25 Comments

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted here, at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s bagsed on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine. If you’re continuing with WOW, feel free to link those up as well!



This sounds so good, a boyfriend-for-hire story! Yes, please! April and Theo sound like they will such fun to read about, and I can’t wait1

How about you, what are you waiting on?


The Real Deal
By: Lauren Blakely
Expected Publication: July 10th 2018
Published: St. Martins Griffin
Format: Kindle
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
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Sophie Kinsella meets Jennifer Crusie in your next favorite romantic comedy, THE REAL DEAL!
April Hamilton wants you to know she hasn’t been on Craigslist 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 Craigslist 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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25 Responses to “Can’t Wait Wednesday #40 The Real Deal by Lauren Blakely”

  1. Sam@WLABB

    With all my love of romance books, it is shaking that I have not read something by Blakely. They have a lot of her books at the library, so I should give her a go. This sounds so fun and cute, and I love the fake boyfriend trope so much.

  2. Sophia @ Bookwyrming Thoughts

    I’ve been wanting to read contemporary lately, so this one sounds like lots of fun to read when it comes out. Imagine the shenanigans the author could have fun with. 😉

    Hope you enjoy The Real Deal when it comes out! Only two months, right? 😀

  3. Lorna

    I like her books and I’m actually listening to Joy Ride by her right now. This sounds a lot like the movie I think it was called The Wedding Date? I loved that one so I would probably love this one too. Thanks!

  4. Maria Behar

    First of all, SO sorry for the very late comment back…. There are times that I get WAY behind in replying and commenting back, because LIFE intrudes! Lol.

    What’s my opinion of your pick? LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT!!!! AWESOME CHOICE!!! This is the kind of cute read that’s perfect for the beach! So I’m adding it to my GR shelves right away!!

    Thanks for sharing, and for commenting on my own CWW post!! HUGS!!! <3 <3 <3 🙂 🙂 🙂

  5. Katiria Rodriguez

    Great pick, this one looks and sounds really fun and cute I hope you enjoy it when you get the chance to read it. Thank you so much for stopping by my CWW post last week Jenea.

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