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Dear Sexy Ex-Boyfriend

(The Guys Who Got Away #2)

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Let me just say -- none of this was supposed to happen.

I didn't expect the letter to go viral. I didn't think anyone would figure out who Dear Sexy Ex was. And I especially never thought he would find out about it.

Yeah, bit of a miscalculation there.

But see, I need the money to fund my brand new venture. And Dear Sexy Ex, well, it turns out he needs me to save his busine
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Published June 26th 2020 by Little Dog Press (first published June 23rd 2020)
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Lauren Blakely
Apr 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)

Let me just say -- none of this was supposed to happen.
I didn't expect the letter to go viral. I didn't think anyone would figure out who Dear Sexy Ex was. And I especially never thought he would find out about it.
Yeah, bit of a miscalculation there.
But see, I need the money to fund my brand new venture. And Dear Sexy Ex, well, it turns out he needs me to save his business.
By becoming his fake fiancée.
Yup, that's the pickle I find myself in -- pretending to be madl
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For those like me, who loves a good rom-com, Lauren Blakely is definitely our queen!

In a combination of best childhood friends and fake fiancé, Dear Sexy Ex-Boyfriend left nothing less than amazing.

Summer is an extrovert, optimistic, a half full glass kinda of person, and she dreams of setting up her own gym for the elderly.

Oliver is a successful, realistic, cocky and handsome (obviously) lawyer, and extremely attached to Summer, his long time bes

With DEAR SEXY EX-BOYFRIEND, Lauren Blakely combines two very popular tropes into one fun, fresh, sexy and delectable rom-com.

➵ Heroine: Summer Clarke is a sweet, sassy and always positive person determined to achieve her goals on her own. She’s been one of Oliver’s best friends since she was fourteen and would never risk their relationship. But she does occasionally have inappropriate thoughts of the lusty kind about him.
“They’re like a side effect of the drug of friendship wit
Stacey is Sassy
From friends to lovers...

I'm not saying it's always the case, but I do believe that being friends before lovers is a good way to go. In Dear Sexy Ex-Boyfriend, Oliver and Summer have been friends since they were kids and consider each other best friends. They know each other well, have been there through thick and thin, and bale each other out when they're in trouble. There has also been a time or two where they have been each others 'plus one'.

When Summer accidentally brings Oliver and their r
Hulya Kara Yuksel
Jul 04, 2020 rated it really liked it

***ARC provided by Candi Kane PR.
Jan 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: giggle-fest
First things first, can we talk about the guy on the cover?…..YES PLEASE! YUM

This was a really good friends to lovers storyline. These 2 main characters were awesome. They have such a great friendship and funny banter.

I really can’t tell you how much I enjoyed this book. It is funny, endearing, sexy and just plain good entertainment!!!!
Suzi Vanderham
How do I know I am interested in a book? I start talking to the book, well the phone actually, and I begin asking the characters questions or laughing out loud. This time, Lauren Blakely’s “Dear Sexy Ex-Boyfriend” had me talking and laughing at the Prologue. The Prologue had my attention!!!

There are not enough words to convey how much I adore this story as it had me in all the feels – love, laughter, attitude, moments of ‘what happens next’ and did I mention the love? Ms. Blakely spun a tale as
Pam Nelson
Jun 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of my favorite tropes, friends to lovers. I really enjoyed getting to know these characters. They were effortless with each other. They knew each other and that is why it worked so well for them. They truly wanted what was best for the other person. So of course she would become his girlfriend to save his job.

Oliver truly in his heart of hearts didn’t want to rock the boat and give Summer any reason to not be his friend. Her friendship means more to him than anything else. It was sweet how
Jun 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star-2020
***ARC Provided by the Author***

This is one of those books that just feels good to read. Yes there is a story and you are engaged in it, but it's not angsty or is just plain fun and enjoyable.

Don't misunderstand, I am not saying that this title lacked anything, not at all (see 5 star rating) but sometimes, it's nice to just thoroughly be able to get lost in the romance and friendship of a story without a lot of tension. Those books are great too, but this one just feels like a wa
Jun 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

Book 1 in the new The Guys Who Got Away series and it is such a great start. Loved this brother’s best friend/friends to lovers/fake fiancé romance (three of my favorite tropes). Oliver and Summer have been friends for almost 20 years and have always been there for each other when needed. This story was everything that I didn’t know that I needed right now. I had a smile on my face the entire time I was reading it. I love watching people who have feelings for their friends dance around
book bruin
Jun 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobooks
Dear Sexy Ex-Boyfriend was such a wonderful combination of so many of my favorite tropes. Childhood friends to lovers, brother's best friend, and fake fiance all come together for this sweet romcom. Summer and Oliver couldn't have been cuter together and I loved all their shared history. They knew each other so well and have supported and been there for each other time and time again. A comedy of errors and good intentions tests their restraint and forces them to face their buried feelings. I lo ...more
Busy Right Meow
Oct 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rating 4.5 Stars

Is it crazy this is my first Lauren Blakely book ever? I feel like I've just been missing out! I read this book with a smile on my face from beginning to end. It's a light hearted, little to no angst, friends to lover rom com.

Summer (h) and Oliver (H) have been best friends since Oliver and his family moved next door when they were younger. They've always felt a pull to each other but neither wanted to risk their friendship. Oliver, especially, has dealt with some loss in his lif
Sep 22, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I'm not quite sure about this one. The romance was a bit slow and there are a lot of unnecessary chapters. Also, the plot wasn't very interesting (friends-to-lovers, in case whoever is reading this is wondering about it). But the main issue is that it wasn't what I wanted from Dear Sexy Ex-Boyfriend. You see, I was expecting a second-chance kind of book. Not what I got.
I can't say I didn't have fun while I was reading this one. And I must admit that I really liked both Summer and Oliver as main
Jun 27, 2020 rated it liked it
2.75 stars

I really wanted to enjoy this book more but unfortunately it wasn’t anything special and I’ll probably forget I read this in a few days. It wasn’t the characters because I did like them but it was more of the plot itself and the romance. It’s been done so many times and I’m just BORED.

I only felt the chemistry between Oliver and Summer in one part of the book and the rest felt flat.

Overall it was okey, nothing special and I don’t think I’ll be reading it again.
Jun 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars.

What a fun way to start a new RomCom series! LB has a knack of letting us enter into a world and makes us feel apart of its creation as if we have been there all the time. This first book is a friends to lovers / brother's best friend / fake relationship romance. And I have to say, it is some of my favourite tropes rolled into one.

Oliver and Summer have been friends since high school, best friends for just as long. They know each other inside and out. Well, except for the bedroom, but
Erin Lewis
Jun 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 star Review of Dear Sexy Ex Boyfriend (The Guys Who Got Away #1) by Lauren Blakely

If you are looking for a spicy hot and steamy read then Dear Sexy Ex Boyfriend is the book for you. Lauren Blakely is off to a stellar start in her latest series as this was an entertaining read that had me riveted from the first to the last chapter.

As I have come to expect from Ms. Blakely, the story was funny with characters you cannot help but fall for and whose story you cannot help but be drawn into. The ch
Michele McMullen
Jun 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Wow I must say that Lauren has once again wowed me with her fabulously funny tale with a big dash of sexual tension staring Oliver & Summer! They have been friends forever and yes that might be hiding a bit of a crush for one another, although they think that they hid it well! I absolutely loved their effortless friendship and their crazy, quirky, so funny banter. Get your one click finger ready and prepare to fall in love with this adorable couple.
~~Michele McMullen ~~
Jun 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My heart is so happy right now! This friends-to-lovers story is so sweet, and hot, and beautiful.

Oliver and Summer have been best friends since high school. They’ve been there for one another for everything, good and bad. When Oliver needs Summer to pretend to be his fiancée, she willingly agrees. Maybe being in such close proximity isn’t as easy as they thought. And maybe they don’t know as much as they thought about each other. I loved that even though they’ve been friends for so many years, t
Yvette ~ Nose Stuck in a Book
The way Lauren Blakely weaves together romantic tropes is nothing short of impressive. The way she threads together familiar tropes and gives them her own complex spin with a splash of drama always gives her narratives that little something extra. For her latest rom-com, Dear Sexy Ex-Boyfriend, the author combines the brother’s best friend, the fake relationship, and the friends-to-lovers tropes into one fast-paced, lighthearted page-turner. With Lauren Blakely’s signature flirty banter, quick-w ...more
Lisa Mandina
Jun 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I adored this book. It made me laugh so much and I loved the characters, even though their whole resisting due to messing up their friendship bit got a bit old for me after a while, I get it. But so much of it was just plain truth. First, there is the whole thing about being friends with someone good looking having the horrible side effects of not being able to help yourself from occasionally thinking thoughts about them you know you shouldn’t. And then I learned a new dating term, submarining. ...more
Jun 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was a fun read for in between. It didn‘t lack anything. It was funny, heartwarming and very steamy.

The story of Summer and Oliver isn‘t just any friends to lovers story. It is so much more. The characters are brilliant and that‘s not only the main characters but every sibling and friend and I can‘t wait to see more of them.

Oliver is this very hot, british lawyer who lost someone very special when he was younger. Summer, her twin brother Logan and Oliver grew up with eachother so Sunmer
Aug 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was sweet and fast. I'm not always into the unrequited love thing but this was a little step away from that since you knew why rather early. Both characters were easy to like and had you pulling for them. A nice read over all.

Didn't realize I read these out of order till about halfway through; so that's nice.
Doesn't matter since they don't give much away on either end.
Jul 02, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2020, arc, contemporary
3.75 stars 

Summer Clarke is a determined individual who wants to achieve her dream of having her own specialty gym for over 50s by herself. Currently working at an assisted living, she almost there in her monetary goal. She doesn't want to be beholden to anyone, least of all her family. She's spunky, sweet, can write very convincing stuff and has douchey exes.

Oliver Harris is an attorney. He's been best friends with Summer and her twin brother since they were young. The loss of his sister has ma
Kate R
Jun 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
Dear Sexy Ex-Boyfriend is not what you expect at all in the best way. This is not a second chance romance. Oliver and Summer never officially dated. They have been friends since high school; always helping each other with whatever is needed at the time. So, when Summer is asked to write a letter for a dating article, it is assumed she is speaking about Oliver. Everything begins spinning out of control after this. Oliver is forced to ask her to pretend to be his fiancée. There are many cutesy mom ...more
Kari Hansen
Jun 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Summer has dreams for her future, but she is determined to achieve those dreams on her merits so the only thing standing in her way is the finances to make it a reality. She thinks that she has the solution to her problem, but she never expected that her actions would affect Oliver, her best friend and the man that she has secretly loved for years

Oliver is a successful lawyer who finds that his career is being affected by Summer’s actions, but he also knows that the best way to fix it is to pret
*** I received an advanced copy and chose to review it ***
** 100% spoiler-free review **
* 5 fabulous stars *

Best friends-to-lovers stories are my all-time favorite. I'm a sucker for them and I'm not ashamed to admit it. Not every author can nail this genre but Lauren Blakely proves once again that she's a master when it comes to this type of story. It's funny, sexy, romantic and oh so fun! Blakely will take you on an adventure and you'll love every second of it!

What I loved most about Dear Sexy
Cami P.
Jun 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the best friends-to-lovers romance that I’ve read in a long time!
I knew from the beginning that this was the perfect story for me. I can’t tell you how many times it gave me butterflies in my stomach.
Summer and Oliver are perfect together. Their connection is beautiful, I couldn’t get enough of them. I was up all night smiling and swooning.
It has a great storyline full of emotion that flows seamlessly. The writing is amazing and Lauren can make you cry, laugh and fall in love with these
Jun 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This friends-to-lovers rom-com is another standout winner from Lauren Blakely. This is one of my favorite troupes, especially when the couple has known each other since childhood, and these two BBFs were just adorable and so easy to love.

Oliver is best friends with Summer’s twin brother, Logan, and in this case is not off limits! So happy to read that as in many books it’s forbidden. Her brother as well as half the town realize these two are a perfect match it just takes them a while to catch o
Jun 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Best Fake Fiancee ever! Sexy, sweet, witty, & hot!!

Summer & Oliver have been friends forever.

They have been there for each other through a lot. They've faked a relationship before. He was her prom date. He's her brother's best friend.

Summer decides to write a letter dedicated to him for a contest to try to win $5000 to help fund the gym she wants to open. She doesn't expect the letter to open the can of worms it does.

The can of worms that leads to Oliver needing her to play his fiancee to sav
K.  Ramjohn
Jun 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Dear Sexy Ex-Boyfriend, the first book in the Guys Who Got Away series, is a heart-warming, fun, friends to lovers, fake relationship romance that held my interest until the end. This was a feel good romance and I enjoyed it. Its a story about relationships and love, friendship and family.
Oliver and Summer have been friends since high school have had each others backs since then. Although they have been denying their feeling for each other, you could see there was a connection between them. They
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