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Two people realize that it’s no longer an act when they veer off-script in this sizzling romantic comedy by New York Times bestselling author Jasmine Guillory.
Ben Stephens has never bothered with serious relationships. He has plenty of casual dates to keep him busy, family drama he’s trying to ignore and his advertising job to focus on. When Ben lands a huge ad campaign featuring movie star, Anna Gardiner, however, it’s hard to keep it purely professional. Anna is not just gorgeous and sexy, she’s also down to earth and considerate, and he can’t help flirting a little…
Anna Gardiner is on a mission: to make herself a household name, and this ad campaign will be a great distraction while she waits to hear if she’s booked her next movie. However, she didn’t expect Ben Stephens to be her biggest distraction. She knows mixing business with pleasure never works out, but why not indulge in a harmless flirtation?
But their light-hearted banter takes a turn for the serious when Ben helps Anna in a family emergency, and they reveal truths about themselves to each other, truths they’ve barely shared with those closest to them.
When the opportunity comes to turn their real-life fling into something more for the Hollywood spotlight, will Ben be content to play the background role in Anna’s life and leave when the cameras stop rolling? Or could he be the leading man she needs to craft their own Hollywood ending?
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
From the butterflies to the hijinks to the steamy tension, this romantic comedy from rising star Jasmine Guillory has everything we could ask for and then some. Ben Stephens is a junior advertising exec who’s just landed a multimillion-dollar campaign starring Oscar-nominated actress Anna Gardiner. Ben and Anna vibe from the first moment they meet, but they both share a policy to never mix business with pleasure. Then Ben’s quick thinking during a crisis gives Anna an idea: Maybe Ben could pretend to be her boyfriend…just for the tabloids? Like Guillory’s previous books in the Wedding Date series, While We Were Dating features an irresistible pair of main characters: a big, beautiful, career-driven Black woman and a hot, levelheaded man with a dancer’s body and an adorable sensitive side. We couldn’t wait for these fake lovebirds to admit their genuine feelings.
So poignant and fresh.
It’s just so easy to read
I enjoyed this book just like the others. It allows for a happy escape from reality and provides a glimmer of hope for my own love life. I enjoyed the way I was able to smile, laugh and even shed a tear throughout this book. Definitely a page turner leaving me wanting more.
This was okay.
Honestly, I think Ben was too good for Anna. The author made her so selfish and into yourself too much for me. There were some drawn out boring parts of the is book, that had me like “omgggg, where is the ending”. Overall, this is a one and done for me, it wasn’t really good.