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I was only trying to help a friend. I swear. I was legit asking for a friend who was finally ready to date again.

I knew what she wanted in a man -- smart, funny, ambitious, well-read (no, the sports section doesn't count), and plays a wicked game of badminton.

So I did what any good friend would do. Posted it for her. It seemed like a good idea at the time — I’d weed through the candidates, and bring her my top picks.

But then he responded. 

Is it wrong to date the guy I screened for my bestie? Not asking for a friend.

16 December
Little Dog Press
Lauren Blakely Books

Customer Reviews

N1ck1h ,

Asking for a Friend

Another great read from Lauren.
Love this author.

Cameron682 ,

New Series of Rom-Coms 💗

I have a confession to make, I had a little intrepidation about going into this book, as I wasn't sure where this couple fit into the whole picture of LB's extended family, I keep forgetting who is related to whom. What I felt once I started was, I didn't need to know exactly which family tree this couple sits on the branch, because we get a little background to remind us but most importantly it doesn't take away from the overall story line what their lineage is. I had to put it into perspective of this is nothing short of another brilliant rom-com from Ms Blakely.

This book is set in the world of publishing and editors and our to leads work at the same firm. Amy and Linc don't work directly with each other but in the same office. Linc is a Cali import and has only been in NYC for a few weeks and they hit it off straight from the first morning. They both have the same quirky bubbly personalities and it is an instant attraction. But Linc has been burnt with office romances before and Amy is all systems go with wanting to concentrate on her career so they don't do anything but have great office banter. Then things go in a different and fun direction of Amy joining a dating app for her bestie and to weed out the bad eggs and present her with the golden one. This brings about some flirty and fabulous repartee which had me smiling and giggling along.

Things could have gone different for these two when the crunch came, but I am glad it didn't take the road of unnecessary angst and foolhardiness. I feel they achieved their HEA as this couple should with their characteristics and charisma. I loved both of them equally and could have read more from them. Although, I am eager to hear more about the said bestie, Payton and her tale with Tristan, which is next for this series.

Mellaz80 ,

Asking For a Friend

Asking For a Friend by Lauren Blakely

Asking For a Friend is the first book in Lauren Blakely’s new and aptly name series, Boyfriend Material. It’s the story of Amy and Linc who both work in publishing and have both, for reasons of their own, sworn of relationships - particularly inter-office ones. As you can imagine, they have plenty in common and that leads to so much fantastic conversation and banter that you can all but see the attraction flying off the page. This all comes to a head when Amy signs her bestie up to a dating app and starts getting feelings for the person she’s screening.

This book was great! It was fun, flirty, and sexy while peppered with wonderful book and movie references. Amy and Linc are my kind of people, in every way and their story is one I especially enjoyed. The side characters only enhanced this story and I look forward to reading their books down the track.

*I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

**Reviewed by Melinda for Joandisalovebooks Blog

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