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The Guys Who Got Away #4

Thanks For Last Night

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A sexy new friends-to-lovers standalone!

Let me list the reasons why dating a sexy, charming, pro hockey star is a bad idea:
1. He’s one of my closest friends
2. All our friends are friends
3. The wounds I’ve got from past relationships go deep. And so do his.

We’re both devoutly single -- it’s just safer for the heart that way. But there’s no reason not to bid on the gorgeous, clever athlete at the charity auction this weekend. If I win, it’ll be a friendsdate.

And I do win.

I win him big.

And hard.

And all night long.

The trouble is . . . what happens in the morning?

274 pages, Kindle Edition

First published September 16, 2020

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Lauren Blakely

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1,436 reviews170 followers
September 18, 2020
It's moments like this I really wish I had read all the other books in this series first. Not because it was needed to enjoy this story, but because I felt like I was missing out on so much awesomeness.

Ransom and Teagan were the last hold outs in their group of recently shacked up friends. Both had reasons they didn't want to be in a relationship. But the most pressing one was that they didn't want to make any waves in their group if things didn't work out.

I really liked all of the characters in this book. The secondary were as front and center as Ransom and Teagan. And the events celebrating their friends relationships were so sweet, I just wish I had the full background on each of them.

Having epilogues for all of the characters was awesome and I enjoyed seeing them all in the future.
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1,764 reviews443 followers
February 9, 2021
A sweet confection! Thanks for Last Night was a fun, witty and sexy read. Flat out delightful!

Ransom North and Teagan king are the holdouts. The last “single couple” in their group. Everyone else has fallen hopelessly in love. But because they were very comfortable with the status quo they refused to act on the attraction between them, until Teagan helps the sexy NHL star win a bet by biting on him at a charity auction. The euphoria after winning pushes them to have an incredible night together. The next morning they’re resolute on going back to being friends, but can they?

Ransom is funny, clever and magnetic. I loved his relationship with his sisters and friends, it was so endearing to see his giving heart and wounded soul. Teagan is perfect for him, a dedicated friend and very caring person. The existing feelings between them only served to make their happy ending even more satisfying.

I also enjoyed how we got perspectives from past characters in the series. It was like one giant epilogue for everyone that put a ginormous smile on my face.

Thanks for Last Night is book #3 of the Guys Who Got Away series by Lauren Blakely. A standalone rom-com told from both points of view, with a happy ending. Subgenres: friends-to-lovers.

* I was given an ARC of this book courtesy of the author Candi Kane. The excerpts are from that copy. I am voluntarily reviewing this title. *

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Profile Image for Jessica Alcazar.
3,885 reviews441 followers
October 4, 2022
Holy greatness batkids!

Teagan and Ransom were a great read! So, these guys have been friends for a while and if you’re a Lauren fan, then you’ve already met them and their circle of friends. Everyone is rooting for them but they’re apprehensive … cue, a really great read! This story was sexy, fun, and fast-paced. It was perfect for these two and it fit right in with the circle of friends as well. That brings me something I haven’t said yet about this series … I think it would be best if the books in this series were read in order. The circle of friends enhance every book and build on it and although you will still enjoy the story of Teagan and Ransom getting to their happy place without reading the previous books, why would you want to? They are all ridiculously good books!

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629 reviews121 followers
January 6, 2022
Super cute! Always love a good friends to lovers especially super steamy as Thanks for Last Night. Loved the dual narration.

**I own this on Audible Plus but some of the books in the series are on the Audible Plus catalog**
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3,421 reviews
February 28, 2022
Thanks for last night is a sweet & sexy story that can easily be read in a day.
With Ransom and Teagan we get to hang with some of her favourite couples from previous books which I absolutely adore.
I don’t want to fill your with spoilers, you don’t need them.
Lauren’s easy style and the maturity in her writing makes this a full story with (as always) epic happily ever afters.
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2,030 reviews152 followers
September 15, 2020
I couldn’t get enough of Ransom and Teagan. I loved their competitive nature in this fast-paced friends to lovers romance!

All their friends are friends and they are coupled up. They want both Ransom and Teagan to be happy and they have no issues with the two of them being together, however, Ransom and Teagan have their own issues they need to overcome. I loved their friendship, it was fun and light. Ransom needed Teagan’s help and that help quickly brought their own feelings and all that chemistry to the surface and things quickly escalated from there.

This can be read as a standalone, however, the story flows better if you’ve read the previous books and you’ll have all the back story on the rest of the group. Plus, those bonus epilogues are perfection if you’ve been following this group from the start!

Thanks for Last Night is a fun, hilarious, hot friends to lovers romance that will suck you in from the start. A MUST READ and another hit form Lauren Blakely.

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2,457 reviews149 followers
September 15, 2020
4.5+ stars
Ransom and Teagan are the last unmatched couple in their large group of friends. So naturally, their friends are pushing them together. They are both fun, outgoing, caring, and competitive. Their banter is fast, flirty, and always on point. They get along well and share common interests and friends. They are both very attractive as well.

But...underneath those easy-going personalities and jokes, they both have hidden fears. Not only are they afraid of being hurt in a relationship due to their pasts, but they are also very worried about messing up their own friendship and their whole group dynamic. So they try to resist and do the safe thing...they really do try...

But that competitive spirit leads to some bets, dares, conspiring, then kisses, and a race to the bedroom. It should be easy to get it out of their systems and go on as normal, right? Sure they are both smart and logical people. They actually can communicate pretty well and understand the other more so than most.

But is taking the risk worth the potential damage to their friendship?

Ransom is a cocky and laid back hockey player. He is so funny and has this whole persona he has created and it shapes how he interacts with various people. But he also has a caring and vulnerable heart. Teagan is sassy, sweet, and smart, but has also been through a lot in her life. They both rely on their friends so much for emotional support and for their active social lives.

This is a feisty, flirty, humorous, passionate, friends-to-lovers story about trust, taking chances, and finding a way to move forward. It brings back their friends, Oliver, Summer, Logan, Bryn, Fitz, and Dean. I am not sure if I can ever get enough of my favorite men, Fitz and Dean, so their part in this one thrilled me. It actually gives us more super-swoony progression for all of these couples and even some extra epilogue goodness to tie things all the way up! This made me so happy!
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Author 1 book175 followers
September 15, 2020
After reading about Teagan and Ransom in bits in A Guy Walks Into My Bar, I was intrigued by their story.

It was fun and sexy and everything a friends to lovers story should be. I also appreciated that both characters had hard issues to deal with from their past. It helped build their character development.

My only critique is that the last handful of chapters were in POVs from the side characters, and not even about Teagan and Ransom. It was about their own loves. I would've like beginning to end to have been about our 2 main characters.

4/5, highly recommended!
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1,423 reviews24 followers
September 14, 2020
4.5+ stars

Ransom and Teagan have a lot in common, and as their friends begin pairing up they are repeatedly pushed together as the last singles (and with the hearts in their eyes, their friends believe they should be together too). But just because they find each other attractive and have fun together does not mean they should hook up or start a relationship. Each of them carries their own reasons for staying away from relationships, but at the top of their reasons is how awkward it would be if they tried something and it didn’t work out.

These two have had great banter since their friends started pairing up and the tension between them is only climbing. But neither is interested in crossing that line in case things implode. That is, until Ransom needs a favor in order to win a bet with his buddies for charity. When their evening turns into a friends-date, and that date turns into all night, they have to decide how to handle the next day.

These two have a lot to work out, even once they decide to test the sparks flying between them. They are both carrying scars from previous relationships and in order for things to move beyond a few fun trysts between the sheets, they will have to face their fears about relationships. They are so good at walking the line of sexual tension that they had me on the edge of my seat wondering what would be the push to finally make them open their eyes and see what was in front of them.

This was a fast read (compared to my reading speed lately) and was just what I needed to shake myself out of what looked like a reading slump coming on. Lauren’s couples always entertain, and Teagan and Ransom can play with the best of them!

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1,663 reviews168 followers
November 26, 2020
Lauren Blakely is a prolific writer and I can certainly understand why her style appeals to so many: it’s easy-going, light-hearted, never heavy on the angst, with highly moveable characters who have solid friendships and are affected by them. Her books (or series of books) as a result, do tend to be clustered according to these friendship-groups as pairing after pairing gets featured, which make you feel as though you’re part of this inclusive, close-knit circle.

My tendency to jump from book to book of her randomly however, means that I don’t exactly know the circumstances surrounding each pairing, but each book safely reads as a standalone. ‘Thanks for Last Night’ is one of those kinds of read I think of classic Blakely by now, with a friends-to-lovers romance that glides smoothly through the pages without many (or any) hiccups apart. Teagan and Ransom are tossed together as the last single-people of their group and after a little ribbing, reassurances, get their act together when they find that resisting each other is…pretty much futile. Somewhat past their HEA, the end is weird (again, I haven’t read her previous books), with quick switches in POVs to other secondary characters that left me totally at sea.

'Thanks for Last Night’ gets a middle-of-the-road rating from me, usually since as much as I think Blakely writes such breezy, light rom-coms, few of them are true standouts. Her many-protagonists start to blur into each other and remembering them a day later is difficult, let alone a month later. I’m not entirely inclined to go back to the first book in the series simply because I can’t seem to get excited enough to want to read about all her pairings.

It isn’t to say that Blakely's books are not enjoyable; they are at the very moment as I go through them but past the HEA, there’s the real struggle I have to associate Blakely with the kind of storytelling that lasts I guess.
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1,626 reviews141 followers
July 11, 2020
Thanks for Last Night is the third book in The Guys Who Got Away series by the talented Lauren Blakely! It can be read as a standalone, but you should read all the books in the series since they are all awesome! This is Ransom and Teagan's story! They are just friends. Right? Yes, right. Until Ransom needs a favor and Teagan is just the right woman for the job. He's in a bachelor auction and he wants to win, so he asks Teagan to bid on him. It's just friendly. A friendly bid, a friendly date. But when a real kiss at the end of the auction turns their friendliness into lust, it's on! They can't keep their hands off each other and it'll just be one night. Then they can go back to just being friends. If they date for real and it goes bad, she can't risk losing the only family she has, their group of friends. Ransom always wanted her, but they have always been just friends. All their happily coupled up friends have been trying to push them together. Now that he's has a taste of her, he's not sure he can go back to being just friends. She's just too sexy, pretty, smart, fun. He wants her to be his. Will Ransom and Teagan take the risk that their friendship can lead them to forever? I loved this story! It's sweet, sexy, fast paced and full of fun, lust, and friendship. It was great to see the other characters from the series and meet a few new ones. I loved the bonus at the end too!

“You okay?”
“I’m so fucking fine,” she says as she rises and strips off her dress, letting it fall to the floor. “I just want a little entertainment. I’ve only fantasized about getting you naked ten thousand times. Give a girl a show, please. Take your clothes off nice and slow and sexy.”

He tastes so good. He feels amazing. His kisses make my bones sing and my blood hum. They make my heart pound fast.
I like kissing Ransom too much.
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548 reviews7 followers
September 12, 2020
I was lucky to get an ALC of Thanks for Last Night.  This is the third book in The Guys Who Got Away series. If you haven't read the other two, I highly recommend them!   From the very beginning you can just feel the amazing potential of Ransom and Teagan together.  They are such a fun couple to witness the evolution from friends to lovers.  As they tap dance around that line and attempt to deny their magnetic attraction we get to experience the witty dialogue, fierce banter, and highly competitive natures that lead to some truly entertaining situations that are rom-com gold! 
Throughout this story you get new insights into characters you already know and love from the other books in the series, especially the epilogues.  I really enjoyed the epilogues!  Chapter 24 made me cry because it connected with me on such a personal level.  No spoilers, but I seriously felt seen and understood in that chapter and had to take a break and say thank you to Lauren.  

One of my favorite things about Lauren's characters is that they don't tend to be drama queens. They are real people who make mistakes and own them and learn from them, and I LOVE that!!  Her books are very sex positive with characters who own their sexuality and love to learn and experiment and be honest about it - and own it.  Lauren has won my one-click loyalty with these character attributes (and her choice of narrators).  

I'm very narrator motivated and Lauren is an audiobook genius who works with extremely talented narrators, engineers, editors, and PR people to make the most out of each and every book.  Thanks for Last Night is no exception.  Zachary Webber and Andi Arndt work flawlessly together to deliver top-notch narration with varied voices and emotional performances that will make you laugh, swoon, and - yes - probably bite your lip and get lost in the HOT AF moments.  Brian Pallino, Stella Hunter and Joe Arden also deliver great performances and are the icing on the cake that is the awesome of a Lauren Blakely audiobook!  
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2,237 reviews106 followers
September 16, 2020
***ARC Provided by the Author***

I loved Teagan and Ransom. I loved getting to know them, I loved their relationship, their connection, and their banter.

Because it's the banter, the conversation, and the development of the characters that keeps me coming back to Lauren Blakely titles.

This one delivered well.

I also loved the little glimpses of weddings and proposal plans, and a little back story on some of the things that happened in epilogues of other books. It was fun to revisit those characters and get an update...although I do think I would have liked a little more of the focus to be on Teagan and Ransom.

I enjoyed and recommend this title.
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109 reviews2 followers
September 9, 2020
5 star cover, 5 star story, 5 star romance! Teagan and Random are EVERYTHING. Friends to lovers is my favorite trope and this one is one of the best. When you know, you know and once they knew, it was like wildfire. You won’t regret this sweet and spicy story!
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1,313 reviews653 followers
October 21, 2020

Thanks for Last Night (The Guys Who Got Away Book 3) by Lauren Blakely

If all I listened to was Lauren Blakely books, I’d be OK with that. She is so prolific that I would say that every 4th or 5th book I listen to is a Lauren Blakely audiobook, and I never get tired of them.

Ransom appeared at the end of The What If Guy, and I wanted to know more about him right away. I’m so glad he got his own book! Ransom and Teagan are both part of an awesome group of friends. All of the other friends have gotten married or engaged except Ransom and Teagan. And although there is an attraction and everyone knows they’ll be perfect together, they both have some major relationship baggage. But more importantly, neither wants to mess up the friendship or the group dynamics.

Until Ransom asks Teagan to buy him at a charity bachelor auction and they have to go on a real date. Instead of fighting off the attraction all night, they think that they can hook up one time and go back to being friends, but you know how that goes!

I loved Ransom. He’s a hockey player, but he has sisters he is very close with, so he knows what women like, and he isn’t afraid of emotion. Teagan is sassy and free-spirited, and they were perfect together, even though they had legitimate reasons for holding back.

Thanks for Last Night felt a little more like a novella, plus a few bonus series epilogues. While I really loved the couple and the lack of angst, it felt a little quicker and lighter than many of Lauren’s other books, and the epilogues focused more on other couples from previous books than on them.


•His and Hers prologues.
•Catching up with all the couples from previous stories.
•I smiled the whole time.
•The banter!
•How family-oriented Ransom was.
•Their competitive nature.
•Very light on angst.
•The extra epilogues.


•The last few chapters were from characters from other books. Though I loved them, this would have been a great bonus in a box set or something, but it kind of took away from the main characters and was a little confusing.
•It felt like a novella. We didn’t go deep enough. It was short to begin with, but a good portion was spent on other couples.

The Narration:
Zachary Webber and Andi Arndt were wonderful in their portrayal of Ransom and Teagan, but it wasn’t my favorite of Andi’s performances for some reason. She just didn't fit the character that well, though it didn't hinder my enjoyment of the audiobook at all. Still, Brian Pallino, Stella Hunter and Joe Arden (I think?) rounded out another amazing multi-cast production from Lauren. No other audiobooks come close.

The Down & Dirty:
Lauren Blakely never ever fails at bringing me a smart, funny, sexy, and sweet romcom. Thanks for Last Night was a little quicker than the average Lauren Blakely book, and while the story stands alone, I highly advise you read in order (see below) because there are a lot of previous characters who show up in Thanks for Last Night.

Rating: 4.25 Stars, 4 Heat, 4.5 Narration

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1,912 reviews77 followers
September 16, 2020
5 Ransom is Full of Surprises Stars!!!

I'm full on 100% in love with Ransom North and let me tell you why….he’s a renaissance man in every way possible…it’s just hidden below the surface. It comes out when he’s talking about his family and friends and in causes that he believes in and supports. Not only was this a shock to me, but to Teagan as well. And given that they’re in the same group of friends that spend a lot of time together, seeing each other outside of their friends was eye opening! This is one of the many reasons that I love and adore Lauren Blakely’s writing. She continually manages to surprise me in the best ways with her Heroes and Heroines!

We got a small glimpse of Ransom in AGWITMB and I had a slight crush on him but now it’s full blown love and for all the reasons you might suspect, but when he convinces Teagan to bid and win him at an auction so that not only does he make a sizeable donation to the charity involved, and in effect beat his friends too, he also gets to show a different layer of himself to the woman that’s been a friend but that he’d like to get to know a whole lot better. And while she’s really only interested in potentially hooking up with this man without running their friendship, because who has time for a relationship these days….her mind begins to change the more she gets to know him on a more intimate level.

Teagan is a woman that knows what she wants and isn’t stopping until she reaches her goals, but in no way was having a relationship with a super hot and sexy hockey player in those plans…but as we all know fate generally has other plans for use. I loved seeing their friendship blossom into a deep and abiding love. Along the way, there’s laughs and sexy times that are OOH LA LA HOT but there’s secrets they both share and being on the inside of this burgeoning romance was so much fun!!

Not only did I love reading this story, but I got to listen to it as well with the fabulous Andi Arndt and Zachary Webber narrating. I love both of them individually but together they’ve created magic with this story. I love how they play off each other and really bring the characters to life. I could actually picture Ransom with the way Zachary Webber played him….young, competitive and brash, but smart and sensitive! And Teagan with her sassy, creative and caring self was voiced so perfectly by Andi. I love how she becomes the characters she plays.

This book is a wonderful addition to The Guy that Got Away series. I not only found two more characters that I can’t get enough of, but with we also get glimpses of so many other characters from the first two books which leaves me with a perpetual smile on my face and in my heart!!!
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629 reviews652 followers
September 15, 2020
After reading A Guy Walks Into My Bat and noting that Fitz and his sister joked about a possible pair-up between her and his good friend, Ransom, I’ll admit I did a double-take when reading the blurb for Thanks for Last Night. His love interest was none other than his close friend, Teagan. Now, I love a brother’s best friend romance as much as the next person, but I have to say that I love a friends-to-lovers romance even more, especially when it’s written by Lauren Blakely.

As members of the same close group of friends, Teagan King and Ransom North have an effortless rapport, teasing and joking with each other with a familiarity that speaks of inside jokes, shared interests, and a genuine enjoyment of each other’s company. After watching their friends find love, Teagan and Ransom find themselves being nudged together by those same well-meaning friends. But Ransom and Teagan are gun-shy when it comes to both relationships and rocking the boat of their tight-knit group. They have to decide if it’s worth it to risk their hearts and their friendship for a chance at a happily ever after.

Much like any other Lauren Blakely rom-com, Thanks For Last Night is the perfect balance between both sweet and sensual, and lighthearted and emotional. Ransom and Teagan’s explosive chemistry, easygoing camaraderie, and fiery connection is a potent combination that makes you want to race through each page, eager to see what they say and do next. Each chapter reveals a different layer of each character, allowing the reader to experience not just their fun-loving personas, but their vulnerabilities as well. Because of everything mentioned, and a dozen other reasons, it’s impossible not to read this book and root for Ransom and Teagan to earn their well-deserved happy ending.

What makes Thanks For Last Night so much fun to read is the minute details: his and hers prologues, incorporating previous characters into the storyline while introducing new faces, and providing updates for all of the former couples we’ve met in The Guys Who Got Away Series. With characters that are multifaceted, a storyline that’s riveting and entertaining, and a love story that’s steamy and romantic, Ransom and Teagan’s story is an instant favorite and another must-read rom-com from Lauren Blakely.

*complimentary copy provided by author for an honest review

Rating: 5 Stars
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535 reviews124 followers
September 12, 2020
Talk about multiples! This book has not one or two, but several fabulous interwoven love stories centered around our hero, Ransom, a professional hockey player, and Teagan, a successful writer and businesswoman. Although the fourth book in The Guys Who Got Away series, you do not have to read Dear Sexy Ex Boyfriend, The What If Guy, or A Guy Walks into My Bar, to enjoy this friends-to-lovers romance. It is a standalone that I wholeheartedly recommend.

Low and angst, and high on feels, Thanks for Last night is just an all-around, feel-good romance. Our hero is witty, sensitive, thoughtful, athletic, and of course, super sexy (just look at those lips), and although he’s avoided a serious relationship and having his heart crushed again, he begins to let down his guard and see his beautiful BFF in a different light.

Teagan was smart, sassy and sweet, and I loved how she put herself out there, even though she knew the risk of what could happen if they should not work out. I admired their honesty, how they handled their relationship, and how they didn’t play games. As friends, they truly enjoyed being with each other and had so much in common. Their flirty banter and smoking hot chemistry led to a night of passion after a fundraiser they both attended, and then there was no turning back; it was full steam ahead! Blakely can sure write some love scenes!

I loved all the sarcasm and good-natured ribbing, and that there was no drama in this easy quick read, just lots of swoons and laughs. Their friends, interconnecting characters whom appear in earlier books, encourage and meddle in support of the two of them, and I loved getting insight and updates on their relationships as I did read this entire collection.

Ransom is close to his sister, Tempest, and she is featured along with his friend, Yankee’s baseball sensation, Adrian Martinez. Loved the texts and conversations with their friends Oliver and Summer, Dean and Fitz, Logan and Bryn, and especially the epilogue tying it all together with a glimpse into the future.
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1,854 reviews46 followers
September 9, 2020
No one writes a friends to more kind of love story quite like Lauren Blakely. With Thanks for Last Night, we have the last of the Guys Who Got Away, getting Ransom and Teagan's unexpected romance after swearing that they'd never cross the line between being good buds and more. Oh so much more. Because when these two decide to have that one night, that one time where they throw caution to the wind, neither one could have thought that the 'thanks for last night' was really code-speak for let's please never stop.

Once more it's the sharp wit that draws both Teagan and Ransom to each other. Finishing each other's sentences, both craving victory no matter the competition, these two are delightful together. You can't help but smile while reading how they simply get the other in matters of the heart and how they understand that crappy exes don't have to mean there isn't that perfect someone out there somewhere. And lucky for them and for us, they find in each other that something something at long last.

I love that the entire crew who we've met before in previous books (including LB's first-ever M/M) is there to both provide good-natured ribbing along with that final nudge for Teagan and Ransom to realize what has been in front of them the entire time: and that's their undeniable chemistry. This is a really great group of friends who would stop at nothing to make sure everyone is happy and have the love they all richly deserve. A true trademark of a Blakely book, it's truly endearing how much support her characters give one another.

Thanks for Last Night is yet another great way to say goodbye to the dog days of summer as that last bit of heat starts to fade away. This book is sure to keep you warm as you laugh and swoon and sigh as Teagan and Ransom find their well-deserved happy.

4 big stars!
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623 reviews22 followers
September 18, 2020
I had the wonderful opportunity to read an ARC copy of Thanks for Last Night by Lauren Blakely. This is the third book in The Guy that Got Away Series. I wanted to read this book because I am a huge fan of Lauren , and I love romance!

Teagan and Ransom are friends and have been friends for a while. They belong to a close knit group of friends who have all found their significant others. While Teagan is perfectly content with being single, you know that with her and Ransom constantly being pushed together, the want and desire will finally be revealed! Ransom has been hurt deeply in his past and is hesitant to put himself out there again.

One night of bidding on NYC’s hottest single male athletes was the spark to finally ignite the flame! Teagan and Ransom agree for one night of fun, but that quickly changes as each character is given deeper insight from all of their happily in love friends!

I love the chemistry between these characters. It was explosive and super hot! I loved that the only conflict that either of them faced, was within themselves. Taking a risk is tough , and I think that it's great that these friends finally gave into their temptations and took a chance at love! Bonus, the Epilogues are so fun; LB always gives her readers that special something! A chance to experience all of her character's HEAs and so much more!

Overall, this is a complete feel good book! I just wanted to give both characters a great big hug or maybe a high five! I enjoyed reading all the witty banter and great conversations. The text exchanges were the best! I will always love Fitz! It was fantastic to visit with past characters from previous books! I just loved it all!!
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3,138 reviews97 followers
September 17, 2020
I enjoyed this story, I love that they are friends first because they have mutual friends and those friends totally wanted to see these two together. But again that would be awkward if they dated and it didn’t work out!!! So why would you put yourself out there. And pasts oh how the pasts can rear its head and make things so much more complicated.
Teagan and Ransom have a blast together when they hang out with their friends and they both know that their friends want them to hook up.
Ransom asks Teagan to help him out and sparks fly. Is it any wonder all their friends wanted to hook them up they knew these two would hit it off. Hit it off they did.

I enjoyed the banter and the back and forth will they won’t they. It kept it interesting and me listening.

I adored how attentive they both were to each other and how that grew so there wasn’t any petty games it was just a genuine relationship.

The ending epilogues are amazing and the sneak peek YES PLEASE!!

I do like that Lauren picks just the right narrators for her book. For me I wasn’t feeling Andi in this role for some reason. I didn’t get the fun and open vibe that I think Teagan is. I still enjoyed the performance but thought it was worth mentioning in case it wasn’t just me.
September 12, 2020
Teagan and Ransom were full of light laughter and witty banter but all it takes is a few moments for them to realize that some people are worth putting it all on the line and taking a chance on the person who sets your world on fire and once you do you find that that person makes all your fears melt away one by one as they prove over and over that being with them is as easy as breathing.

On top of each couple in this series falling in love there was also the relationship between the group of friends that seemed to grow even stronger as each new person was added to this close-knit group. It was so much more than friendship, they formed a family made of people that have the utmost love and respect for one another.

Thanks For Last Night was my favorite in The Guys Who Got Away series. The perfect medley of witty banter, steam, feels and meddlesome friends that are determined to show their last remaining single friends that taking a chance on love is always worth the risk.
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486 reviews677 followers
November 3, 2021
I know what I'm going to get with like Lauren Blakley and this was as expected, a light, fun and flirty friends to lovers romance. Narrated by Andi Arndt & Zachary Webber, no complaints there. The romance here is basic; some flirty realizations, a kiss, one date, some sexy time and that's basically the whole story. No angst involved.

I suppose this would've worked much better for me if I'd read the rest of the series as this appears to be the last book in it and almost half the story here is taken up with other couples as well as several chapters towards the end where we lose our H/h POV's completely to characters I don't know or care about. Oh well my own fault.
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1,837 reviews416 followers
September 21, 2020
I adored the first book in this series, Dear Sexy Ex-Boyfriend, and either didn’t realize book 2 was out or was too busy when it came out, so I joined back in with this third, and I think final book in the series. There was also a book I thought was the second, A Guy Walks Into My Bar, and while those characters are in the group of friends for this one, I guess there was a whole other book I missed.

This book was okay. It had the steaminess and the wittiness of the group of friends that I enjoy. And I liked how the relationship went, even if they fought it for longer than they probably should have. The one thing I feel this book needed some more of, that I can’t believe I’m going to say this, it needed a bit more drama to it. I just kept waiting for the other shoe to fall at the end of the story, one last thing the couple would have to overcome or something. And it wasn’t there. So, really, I feel that it was quite realistic. But maybe I needed a bit more angst? Just a teensy tiny bit?

However in lieu of that extra angst at the end, we got some great epilogues for all of the characters in the other stories, as well as a little side story for one of Ransom’s sisters.

Review first appeared on Lisa Loves Literature
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1,549 reviews
September 18, 2020
Book 3 in The Guys Who Got Away series and can be read as a standalone. Loved this fun friends to lovers romance. Ransom and Teagan were so much fun. The chemistry between them was so good. It was so intense and pulled me into their story and had me rooting for them every step of the way. Loved them together and so happy that they were able to work through their past relationships to see that not every one is like that. True love exists and it can be right in front of you but only if you look. Highly recommend this story.
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1,992 reviews45 followers
September 22, 2020
Friends to lovers romances are amongst my favorites and this latest release by Ms. Blakely is another delightful addition to the list. From a wonderfully engaging couple to crackling dialogue to a group of friends (and other secondary characters) who feel more like family, this book had me smiling from start to finish. From one unforgettable night to an up and down rollercoaster ride of should they/shouldn't they, this story had me cheering them on every step of the way in a warm embrace of happiness.

Ransom North and Teagan King are the lone holdouts when it comes to HEA amongst their group of friends. Two previous books showed the journey those couples took to reach their HEAs and they're now looking at Ransom and Teagan to find their own...and hopefully to find it together. Ransom and Teagan are a bit leery of making their friendship more though, despite their friends wanting to see them together, but one night after a bachelor auction changes their feelings irrevocably and has them dancing around each other in interactions full of sexual tension. From the first moment readers see them together they see a wonderful pairing, as both are outgoing, caring, fun, and flirtatious in their banter. Watching them verbally spar is its own type of foreplay and it made their scenes even more crackling. To the world Ransom's a cocky and self-assured hockey player, one without a care in the world, but amongst his friends and family he's a caring man full of deep emotions and beliefs but with vulnerabilities due to past matters of the heart. Once he has a taste of Teagan he's focused on keeping her as his, happy to take a chance on the future, and I found myself charmed by all his words and deeds in getting her to see the same. Teagan's the female version of Ransom with a personality and behaviors that were similar, but when it comes to making their friendship into something more she definitely holds back. She just wants to have fun with Ransom, she's not looking for a forever romance with him. After all, she's alone in the world and doesn't want to lose their friends if a relationship with him goes bad. Fate has other plans though and the more they try to keep things casual the more potent and heartfelt their connection becomes and the harder it is to remain just friends.

From start to finish I found this an utterly delightful romance! From its sizzling banter to its endless sexual tension this story captivated me and brought me hours of joy during this time of chaos and pessimism. It's a story that brought a bit of brightness to my day and I appreciate Ms. Blakely crafting such an entertaining read full of heart and soul. The main couple were pure perfection and I thoroughly enjoyed their journey to HEA as it felt real and was easy to relate to. Add in a supportive and devoted group of friends and you have a story that pulled me in completely, making me feel like one of the group. Though this story can be read on its own, it will make for a richer experience if the two previous installments are read first. Readers will see the connection between these two grow through each book, see these friends be there through thick and thin, and find themselves rooting for Ransom and Teagan right alongside the other couples. The conclusion of this book was also perfect as we got updates on each of the other couples in a seamless inclusion as well as epilogues from both the main characters which gives even greater insight into their feelings. By the turn of the final page I felt as if I'd been wrapped up in a loving embrace, told a fun and flirty bedtime story that will provide me with many nights of sweet dreams and it's a story I highly recommend.
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6,298 reviews158 followers
September 17, 2020
THANKS FOR THE LAST is the third instalment in Lauren Blakely’s contemporary, adult. THE GUYS WHO GOT AWAY erotic,romance series focusing on a tight-knit group of friends. This is professional hockey player Ransom North, and philanthropist and social media promoter Teagan King’s story line. THANKS FOR LAST NIGHT can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous instalments is revealed where necessary.

Told from dual first person perspectives (Teagan and Ransom) as well as several ‘cameo’ points of view THANKS FOR LAST NIGHT follows the friends to lovers relationship between professional hockey player Ransom North, and philanthropist and social media promoter Teagan King. As the two remaining singles in their group of friends, Ransom North and Teagan King both profess to keep their relationship strictly in the friend zone but a bachelor auction finds Ransom asking Teagan to bid for his date in an effort to come out on top. A winning bid, and one night together stirs something deep for both Teagan and Ransom, something neither one was willing to admit having loved and lost in the past. What ensues is the building romance and relationship between Teagan and Ransom as both continue to deny the are looking for something more.

Throughout the story Teagan and Ransom watch as their friends fall in love, get married and consider Starting families but having been burned in the past, Ransom and Teagan struggle with a direction in their personal lives. One night together turns into something more, and with a little poking and prodding from their well-meaning friends Ransom and Teagan reconsider their lives together.

The relationship between Ransom and Teagan is a friends to lovers relationship. Ransom struggled with the betrayal of his former girlfriend, and in this he never wanted to place himself in a similar situation while Teagan lost the support of a former lover when her own life spiraled out of control. The $ex scenes are intimate and passionate without the use of the over the top, sexually graphic language and text.

All of the previous couples return as secondary and supporting characters as well as Ransom’s sister Tempest, and his verbal sparring partner, professional baseball player Adrian Martinez. We are up close and personal with Logan and Bryn on the day of the nuptials, and like many of the couples, considering a future with or without children.

THANKS FOR LAST NIGHT is a story of family, friendships, relationships and love; a story of second chances of a sort for two people burned by love, never hoping to find their own happily ever afters. The premise is entertaining and energetic; the romance is seductive and fated; the characters are sassy and fun.

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594 reviews122 followers
September 14, 2020
ARC provided courtesy of the Author

So it isn't a secret that Lauren Blakely is my favorite author. She's an automatic one click author for me, and books like this show why that is time and time again. I devoured Thanks For Last Night-both in audio and ebook form. My face hurt from smiling when I finished, but this flirty, fun and sexy book was totally worth it.

Thanks for Last Night is a standalone book, but if you've read Lauren Blakely before you've met Ransom and Teagan. I just loved getting to know them even more here. If you haven't already met them, don't worry, you can dive in here.

I really liked Teagan. She's competitive, sassy and fun. She loves her friends and is so supportive. She's the kind of person I would personally want to hang around with. I loved getting to watch her open herself up to Ransom!

I had high hopes for Ransom and he did not disappoint! He is sexy, smart and fun. So much FUN. I loved watching his interactions with his sisters and his friends, and I loved how he responded to Teagan. I would date Ransom in a heartbeat!

There is absolutely fabulous chemistry between Teagan and Ransom. What I love about a good friends to lovers book is watching that evolution happen, and I LOVE how it happened here. The entire premise made me grin. These two definitely are hot and steamy together; I definitely wanted a fan for some of this book! The journey these two took felt incredibly real and authentic.

I always say I want to live in a Lauren Blakely book-and I would absolutely LOVE being dropped into this world. The supporting characters here are all people I want to hang out with and I am so glad I got to revisit some of them. When I read a Lauren Blakely book it's like visiting an old friend while finding a new one. The book flowed well for me; and I didn't feel the supporting characters overwhelmed Teagan and Ransom. They were an integral part of the story for a reason.

The audio of this is phenomenal. In my opinion, Andi Arndt is a goddess. She can voice so many characters and make them all sound incredibly unique. Zachary Webber mentions my name in an offhand way so I can die happily now LOL. There are also cameos from other narrators such as Joe Arden, Stella Hunter and Brian Pallino that are amazing. I couldn't have asked for better performances on this book; they all brought these characters to life.

I didn't want to put this book down; in fact, I listened to it/read it overnight. This sweet, sexy, flirty and fun book hit the spot and was just perfect. I absolutely loved this book and would highly recommend it.

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712 reviews61 followers
September 21, 2020
4 stars!!

Thanks for last Night is a fun, fresh, friends-to-lovers romance that put a smile on my face. The romance is sweet, the friendships are gold, and the characters are ones I couldn’t help but root for!

Ransom and Teagan are good friends, and all of their mutual friends try to push them together since they are the only ones not in relationships. They don’t want to mess up the awesome friendship they have with each other or the friendships they share. If they went for it and things were to go south, they wouldn’t want to tear the group in half. Plus, they also have their own pasts to work through and neither are looking for forever, or so they think.

Ransom and Teagan are great together. The attraction is clear, and the witty banter and fun they have together make their relationship an easy one to enjoy. At the root of it all is a solid friendship. I felt their connection and I understood every emotion they feel. The fear of ruining what they all have was real as was their inability to keep their hands off of each other. They were a spark waiting to combust and I loved watching it all happen. I thought it was believable and loved their well-paced progression from friends to lovers.
“I know you don’t want to get on the merry-go-round of love again. I respect that.” He meets my gaze, leveling an intensely honest stare at me, something he’s been doing a lot of today. “But I wonder if maybe you already have one foot on that carousel?”

“Yeah…I’m pretty sure I’m already on the carousel and getting dizzy.”

I love that Ransom and Teagan are mature and there is no drama between them. They leave out the angst making this a light, sexy read to get lost in. Though it can totally standalone, I recommend reading the other books in the series because we get more of all the characters as well as some fantastic epilogues to swoon over. Overall, it’s another rom com hit in The Guys Who Got Away series, and I really enjoyed it!!

*ARC generously provided but the author and Candi Kane PR*

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