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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 inv
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Expected publication: July 10th 2018
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
The Real Deal is my very first book by Lauren Blakely. She’s the author that I have bunches of her books on my tbr list, but I just never get to them. So when the opportunity came up to read this one, I grabbed it, and I’m so glad I did!

April Hamilton lives in New York and has built a successful career as a body painter. She’s an artist that prefers her canvas to be human. She loves what she does. What she hasn’t been as successful at is dating. Her previous boyfriend, the one she thought she mi
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May 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
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➳Yet another rom-com that Lauren has once again achieved greatness. Loved this novel, a must read...



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Kim
Feb 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: rom-com, romance
I received a surprise ARC of this book and am happy to say I loved it! I'm a huge fan of Lauren Blakely, and The Real Deal made me giggle all the way through. Spicy enough to arrest my attention with a genuinely likable pair of main characters, The Real Deal is a fast and enjoyable read and can be read as a stand-alone.
April is desperately in need of a boyfriend to keep the matchmakers at bay during her family's reunion, but when her best friend, Xavier, has to go away at the last minute, she's
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Brandi
Mar 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was sent an advanced copy of The Real Deal by Lauren Blakely. I have to say I had a lot of fun reading it. The humor and connection between the two main characters was so entertaining! My favorite books are the ones that can keep you laughing from beginning to end and of course have it's serious moments to keep it real. I hope Lauren Blakely comes out with another one soon! @HeroesandHeartbreakers #BlindDateWithaBook #HeroesandHeartbreakers #LaurenBlakely
Mary H
Oct 11, 2017 marked it as to-read-romance
The fake date is one of my FAVORITE romance tropes!!
Gretchen  (About That Story)
How cute does this sound?! I love fake boyfriends!!!
Kim
May 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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4.5 stars
April Hamilton is heading home to her family reunion on Wistful, Connecticut. But she needs a buffer to keep her matchmaking family from setting her up and attempting to woo her back home from Manhattan. She loves living in the city and pursuing her untraditional career that she has become successful at. When her male best friend bails on her, she has no choice but to hire a ringer.

Theo Banks comes recommended by her friend. He is a bartender and man-for-hire. He will gladly play any ty
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**Disclaimer: I won this book in a giveaway**

Ever had family and friends try to set you up with the person they swear is "just perfect" for you? Well April Hamilton has too. Her mother. Her sister. Her aunt. All wanting to introduce her to the perfect man so she can move back home to Wistful, CT instead of living by herself in NYC.

Enter the perfect man, at least to April he is. Theo Banks is an actor. But, not the type of actor you would traditionally think he is. Instead, think male escort wit
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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 90 times, and she’s sold mo ...more
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