I couldn’t have scripted a more perfect night.
For one fantastic evening, at a masquerade party in the heart of Manhattan, I’m not the millionaire everyone wants a piece of. Fine—multimillionaire. But who’s counting all those commas? Not me, and not the most intriguing woman I've ever met, who happens to like dancing, witty banter, and hot, passionate up-against-the-wall action as much as I do.
There's no need for names or business cards. And that’s why I’m eager to get to know her more, since my mystery woman seems to like me for me, rather than for my huge…bank account.
Everything’s coming up aces. Until the next day when things get a little complicated. (Newsflash — a lot complicated.)
He's charming, brilliant, an incredible lover, and right now I want to stab fate in the eyeballs.
I've had one goal I've been working toward, and lo and behold, my mystery man is the very person who stands between me and my dream job. A job I desperately need since my hard-knock life has nothing in common with his star-kissed one.
But it’s time to put that fairytale night behind me, and focus on learning what makes him tick. Too bad it turns out his quirks are my quirks, and his love affair with New York matches mine.
And as we spend our days together, I discover something else that feels like a cruel twist of fate — I’m falling for this naughty prince charming, and that’s not an ending I can write to our story.
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Clever and witty
Lauren has outdone herself with her leading man this time! I absolutely loved the clever dialogue and humor! I loved that they fell in love with their minds and not just due to looks. Both characters were well thought out and real. You cheered for them all the way through to the HEA!
As always Blakely delivers on another crushing hot romance. It’s sexy, fun and endlessly romantic!
Fantasies Really do Come True in Come as You Are!!
Sabrina Granger is a struggling journalist recently jilted by her fiancee shortly before their wedding. Sabrina has always been obsessed with historical romances and fantasizes about a prince sweeping her off her feet some day. “Mistaken identity, playacting, lords in disguise—all of it was so delicious” to Sabrina. In her fantasies the hero and heroine would both be in disguise because a prince would never fall in love with a commoner like her. Rejected by love, Sabrina is solely focused on her career and desperately needs a job. When her best friend invites Sabrina to a charity fundraiser masquerade party, Sabrina gets the chance to live out her fantasies, repurpose her wedding dress and network at the same time.
Flynn Parker is not your typical computer geek. He is a rich, hot, confident and a successful entrepreneur focused on his company and launching his latest app. Flynn has been fooled in love before and knows his wealth makes him a target to gold diggers so he doesn't trust easily. For the masquerade party, Flynn decides to dress all in black and wears a mask to cover his eyes. Flynn is frequently approached by people who want to pitch their ideas or ask for money. Wearing a mask means he won’t be recognized and he will have the freedom to be himself. At least for the evening he doesn’t have to worry about the other guests’ motives for approaching him.
When Flynn spots Sabrina at the bar he admires her stunning figure but is most intrigued by what she is wearing! The imagination needed to create her costume reflects a sharp mind which in Flynn’s opinion makes her even hotter than how she looks! Flynn plays along with Sabrina’s desire to keep their real identities a secret, instead assuming the role of the man who sweeps her off her feet and onto the dance floor. Ridiculously turned on by their attraction to each other, Flynn and Sabrina take advantage of their anonymity to take what each is offering.
Lauren Blakely has a wickedly delicious sense of humor which she combines with wordplay to keep readers continuously entertained. In Come As You Are, she pulls back the curtains and strips away all pretense to show two people falling in love while being their truest selves. Perhaps instead of using Match.com us singletons looking for love should wear a mask and keep our identities secret when we go out. Besides adding an air of mystery, the freedom to be yourself (or who ever you want to be), should also improve your confidence when meeting new people!