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The What If Guy

(The Guys Who Got Away #3)

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It should be an easy rule to follow - don't bang your boss...
But I didn't know who he was when I met him.


And the first time I saw him, our connection sounded like the stuff of romantic legends -- that whole "their eyes locked across a crowded room" moment that turned into more.
I didn’t believe it. . . . until it happened to me.

Fine, the charming, clever, sexy-as-sin guy in
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Kindle Edition, 253 pages
Published July 24th 2020 by Little Dog Press
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❤️ Nanda ❤️
Jul 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
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I don't know how Lauren Blakely do this, but she ALWAYS nails in the rom-com world!

I'm in love with Logan and I'm completely addicted to Bryn!
She's sassy, mouthy, a real good person, and a strong empowered woman even when life haven't been taking easy on her.

Both, Bryn and Logan had relationship's scars, trust issues and weren't looking for anything really. Their connection just naturally happened and was impossible to not feel it.
Their banter and text exchanged were j
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Lauren Blakely
May 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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Narrated in a duet performance by Andi Arndt and Joe Arden, with special
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Stacey is Sassy
A lunch box brought them together...

****3.5 stars****

I enjoyed The What If Guy mostly. Lauren Blakely's stories are easy to read and always leave me with a smile on my face. The characters were original, the storyline kept me entertained, and the sexy times were really HOT! The chemistry between Bryn and Logan was the highlight of the story. I absolutely loved that they had found the perfect partner in each other, in and out of the bedroom.

It was actually a bit of a change for me to read a Laure
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Cami
Jan 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: giggle-fest
I love Lauren Blakely book!! They are always fun sexy RomComs with feels.

I met Logan in the last book I read of LB’s, Dear Sexy Ex-boyfriend. He is Summer’s twin brother and a divorced single dad and I knew his story was going to be good.

Bryn is a great character that is career driven. She lost her mom, who was also her best friend and soon after her marriage crumbled.

The “meet cute” for this book was awesome. The progression of their relationship was believable and mature and I loved this bo
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Heroesinbooks
5 Bryn and Logan Stars

Lauren Blakely writes gorgeously sexy and fun books and this was no exception. I love her style and the the warmth she always brings to her stories and there was lots to really enjoy about Logan and Bryn.

Logan is a single Dad and at 32 he is divorced , a loyal friend and the CEO of a really successful company. Bryn is 28 , ambitious , really likeable and is carving a new life for herself after she lost her Mum suddenly and her marriage fell apart. I thought the way these t
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Dali
A fun, flirty and sexy rom-com.

Heroine: Smart and sassy Bryn Hawthorn LOVES her job. She’s the boss lady in charge of content for a lifestyle website. She wasn’t particularly looking for love, but certainly wasn’t opposed to a night out with the sexy and charming man she met while buying a vintage lunch box.

Hero: Single dad, Logan Clarke, is Bryn’s new boss. Of course they didn’t find out about this until the morning after they had an incredible date that ended up with them doing the ho
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Sarah
Blakely does it again! This is my favorite book from Queen LB so far. I haven't read all her books yet but I'm slowly going through them.

Joe Arden and Andi Arndt are both two of my favorite narrators and having Emma Wilder and Santino Fontana doing the cats pov's was a perfect choice! I love them as narrators as well! I laughed out loud during the male cat Bruce's chapters. It was a great idea to bring the cats pov's in the book. I absolutely loved it. It was a nice touch.

Amelia was very cute, f
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book bruin
Jul 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobooks
What a sexy romcom! Sparks fly from the start in The What If Guy and the chemistry between Logan and Bryn is nuclear. It's equal parts workplace/office and single parent romance. One thing I really appreciated about this story is how open and honest our characters are. They aren't ashamed of what they enjoy, aren't afraid to vocalize it, and they completely own it. They both have been burned in the past by lies, so honesty is incredibly important to them. There isn't any unnecessary drama in thi ...more
Jessica Alcazar
Hooooooooooooly swoonfest!! This story is just the best kind of entertainment there is! It was an all around fun time with delicious sexy mixed in all wrapped up in a whole lot of heart!!



First … the meet-cute was just … I’m giddy just thinking about it!! #Snoopy

Second … these two were like something out of Candyland (and not in a bad way lol). They were just so easy to read! Lauren created exceptional characters in these two and made them perfectly compatible so the story could develop with
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Sara
Aug 05, 2020 rated it did not like it
Everything was too perfect. I wanted to like it but after the CAT’s POV I called it quits. BORING 🙄
Izy
Jul 24, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2020, arc, contemporary
Rating~ 3.5 stars

Elizabeth 'Bryn' Hawthorne is VP of content for The Dating Pool site. Logan Clarke is in media finance and has now acquired The Dating Pool site. A divorced father to a little girl, Logan hasn't really dated more recently, similarly Bryn after her break up with her cheating ex hasn't either. They meet at a gift shop where they both want the same snoopy lunch box. Gazes are held, sparks fly and Bryn and Logan are quite taken with each other. Alas they go their separate guy withou
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Red Cheeks Reads
Jul 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5 SMOOCHES!

Straight out of the gate, Lauren Blakely took me right to my happy place with her latest romantic comedy, The What If Guy. If you’ve followed my reviews, you know I am a huge fan of Blakely’s writing, her romcoms in particular. The What If Guy is right up my alley—this was my jam. Fabulously flirty banter, electric chemistry—the kind that had me looking around to make sure no one was reading over my shoulder—and a wonderfully entertaining plot that was low on the angsty drama but high
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Jenn Amy
Jul 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: rom-com, arc-2020
4 STARS

The What if Guy is book #2 in the Guys that Got Away Series. It can be read as standalone. This is a story filled with Lauren Blakely’s usual heart, humor and heat which I can never get enough of. I adored the witty banter between the two main characters and couldn’t get enough of the sweet, flirty moments and the feline comedy.

The book and storyline start off strong with an adorable meet cute.

Logan is a divorced single dad. He is Summer’s twin whom we meet in Dear Sexy Ex-Boyfriend. He
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Alaina
Jul 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Well.. well...

The What If Guy was freaking good and hilarious. I never knew how much I needed a POV from two cats until I dove into this book. They made me laugh so hard and oh lord, definitely made this book way better in my eyes. In it, you will meet Logan and Bryn. They ended up meeting each other through an app. Of course, they were both wary about it and they do have some scar's from past relationships too.

That being said, I wasn't surprised one bit about anything that happened throughout
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Rochelle
Jul 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is book 2 in The Guys Who Got Away series and it can be read as a standalone. Loved this story so much. Great workplace/single dad rom-com that will have you laughing one minute and swooning the next. Loved Logan and Brynn. The connection was instant from the first time they meet. They had a great chemistry that was so hot. It was so much fun watching them fall for each other. Great read that will leave you smiling when you are finished. Can’t wait to read the next story in this series.

I r
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Kim
Jul 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5+ stars
This is a sweet, snappy, flirty, and dirty rom-com with a lot of heart and even a kid and a couple of persnickety cats.

Logan Clarke is a divorced single dad who has not really had any relationships in the past couple of years. He is busy with his financial work, his daughter, and his friend...and has trust issues.

Bryn Hawthorne is VP for a lifestyle website. She is smart, direct, and thrives on being a lady boss. She loves her work and team, and writing lifestyle pieces. Sometimes life
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Rosie
Jul 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
The What If Guy is the second book in the Guys Who Got Away series and it was such a fun and sweet read and I have been intrigued by single dad Logan since the end of book one!

Bryn and Logan meet in typical romcom fashion, they’re both going for the last Snoopy lunchbox when their hands brush against one another. So begins a battle of words over who gets the prize, with a lot of flirting thrown in too. When their meet cute ends unexpectedly with no way of contact, they must find another way back
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Jessie (A Bibliophile’s Desire)
This book is everything! The perfect mixture of swoony, sweet, naughty and humor. Finding love again after being scorned is so hard, both Logan and Bryn are extremely relatable characters making their romantic meeting that much more enjoyable. As their connection grows stronger with hot banter and effortless flirting you’re falling right along with them. The love growing in this story is so pure it’s palpable. While you listen your heart pitter patters during adorable moments, your body temperat ...more
Melinda
Jul 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
The What If Guy by Lauren Blakely

The What If Guy is the latest in Lauren Blakely's RomCom repertoire and is possibly her sexiest one yet. After the meet-cute all meet-cutes aspire to be, and reconnection like no other, Brynn and Logan discover that Logan is in fact, Brynn's new boss. Queue the shock and horror. They do their absolute best to keep things strictly on a professional level but who are we kidding here? The chemistry was off. the. charts. There was no way these two could keep the sex
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Alex in Spades
This was such a wonderful and heartfelt story. I loved this getting out there after heartbreak side. Andi and Joe did such a wonderful job narrating this one duet style. I loved how they portrayed Bryn and Logan. Their romance was swoony, sweet, funny and sexy. I also, as always, loved all the side characters - I love how Lauren incorporates friendships, as one important plot. Also this one was even more special and funny - because of the cats. Bruce and Queen LaTofu were adorable, super funny, ...more
Kate R
Jul 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
The What If Guy is the second book in The Guys Who Got Away series. It still reads as a standalone, even though some familiar characters from other series, and the previous book show up here. Logan and Bryn have the sweetest meet cute, fighting over a Snoopy lunchbox. You can tell these two have an incredible connection right from the start. But, they both leave without getting each other’s phone number, yet eventually find their way back to each other through an app. It turns out that he is her ...more
Pam Nelson
Jul 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book, from the meet to the chemistry to the conclusion it was exactly what I love about romance. Low on drama high on love and friendship and flirtation, I really just enjoyed these characters.

I also really liked that when a problem arises they come to a conclusion that works for both of them.

The cat POV’s, maybe if they were at the end of the book I don’t know it seemed to take me out of the story. I liked them but more as a side story thing. It cute sure but there was another bo
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maggieandteddy
Jul 25, 2020 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars. Andi Arndt and Joe Arden narrate. I loved the meet cute in the first chapter.
Santino Fontana & Emma Wilder play their cats- Bruce and Queen LaTofu.
Funny and sexy, I liked this more as the story went on.
Logan seemed a little stiff, and then more relaxed and open to having a relationship.
Bryn had a bad break up a couple of years before. Logan is a single dad, he's also divorced after a bad break up (is there ever a good break up?)
I love how capable Bryn is, and how she holds her wi
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Books Wine and Besties
Jul 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, office-romance
“What if your what-if guy is looking for his what-if girl?”
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THE WHAT IF GUY is a sexy single dad standalone romance that is now available.

This steamy office rom com will have you laughing and swooning. It also has some unexpected feline friends. 🐈 Meow. The characters were refreshingly real and mature. If you are looking for a fun quirky read, dive into this one. Blakely definitely knows how to write sexy with some wit.
Thank you candikanepr for the arc!
Soo
Oct 27, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook
Notes:

#19 on Read All the Books on Audible Escape Before It Poofs

Narration was great but the story was a little too cheesy & tongue in cheek in a kind of way that didn't really work for me.
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Mandy  Smith
Aug 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio-books
This was a fun quick listen! I love love love the narrators and there wasn’t angst and drama that I can’t handle right now. It was still vey interesting, sexy, and fun! Audible Escape.
There are 2 different narrators for 2 cats, which I really liked.
Duet style narration is a plus!
NE
Jul 29, 2020 rated it it was ok
This was not my cup of tea. It was fairly easy to read; however, the characters had very little depth. I did think that the trope of a subordinate and their boss getting together was relatively well done in some aspects. It didn't really feel like the boss was creeping on their subordinate or making their workplace uncomfortable; this is mainly because the two main characters had established some sort of relationship before learning that they worked in the same company.

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Amy [Book Addict Reviews]
Jul 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The What If Guy is a fun, sweet, sexy romance that will have you laughing and swooning.

From the moment Bryn and Logan meet over a Snoopy lunch box there was a connection, however, it quickly turned into a missed connection. Bryn is a boss lady and she knows it. She is smart and gorgeous but when it comes to behind closed doors, she has a submissive side. Logan is just the man she needs. These two will melt your kindle but also have you laughing from the start. I couldn’t get enough of them. I c
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Marie
Aug 03, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
DNF. I hated both main characters. They take all the thrill out of romance by being know-it-alls who narrate the chemistry between them in their heads.

It's my fault for picking up a Lauren Blakely novel when I've never liked one before. The premise descriptions always get me. This one sounded like something I would like. Far from it.
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Jeeves Reads Romance
Jul 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
While this most definitely is not my favorite from Blakely, it does have all of the things I love about her work - great banter, sizzling chemistry, a light/low angst feel, and a storyline that stands out from the pack. Where this one falters for me is the steam; you can definitely feel the lust between these two, but the love is harder to find. And I really don't love dom/sub elements mixed into my rom coms, which changes the whole dynamic. It's still a solid read from the author, settling into ...more
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