Review: The Real Deal by Lauren Blakely

Posted July 20, 2018 by JennDiaz in 4 Star Reviews, Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: The Real Deal by Lauren BlakelyThe Real Deal by Lauren Blakely
on July 10, 2018
Pages: 337
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley
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Get ready for your next favorite romantic comedy, THE REAL DEAL!

April Hamilton wants you to know she hasn’t been on GigsforHire since that time she sold her futon after college. She doesn’t even spend that much time online. And even if she did, she would not be looking up personal ads. But going home alone for her family's summer reunion is an invitation for every single relative to butt into her personal life. She simply can’t handle another blind date with the butcher, the baker or the candlestick maker from her hometown. So when she finds the GigsforHire ad for a boyfriend-for-hire, she’s ready to pay to play.

Heading Home and Need a Buffer? I’m the REAL DEAL.

Theo Banks has been running from the past for years. He’s this close to finally settling all his debts, and one more job as a boyfriend-for-hire will do the trick. He’s no gigolo. Please. He’s something of an actor, and he knows how to slip into any role, including pretending to be April’s new beau -- the bad boy with the heart of gold.

Even if it means sleeping in close quarters in that tiny little bed in her parents’ inn. Even if it means spinning tales of a romance that starts to feel all too true. What neither one of them counts on is that amid the egg toss, the arm wrestling, and a fierce game of Lawn Twister that has them tangled up together, they might be feeling the real deal.

She only wanted to show her family once and for all that she had no need to settle down.

He didn’t expect to have the time of his life at her parent’s home.

They didn’t plan on loving every single second of the game.

But can a masterful game of pretend result in true love?

Review: The Real Deal by Lauren Blakely

My Thoughts…

If you are looking for the perfect summer read, The Real Deal is for you! Lauren Blakely brings us a great romantic comedy that will have you falling head over heals in love!  It’s been awhile since I read a book from Ms Blakely and I just wonder why it took me so long to read her books ago!! I hate when life gets in the way of a good book!!  But trust this, I am excited to be reading her books again and look forward to her upcoming releases!!  The humor and comedy is amazing and had me giggling throughout! The story will also have you swooning and falling for this story just as I did! This books is told in dual points of views and is a complete novel.

April needs a date to go back home for her family reunion.  She doesn’t want  to go alone as her family is continually looking to set her up with someone from their home town.  She’s a successful artist in New York and loves her life there. She has no ambition to move back home.  When her friend falls through s her fake date, he hooks her up with a fake boyfriend for hire.  She has no expectations for this and just wants to get through a couple of days with her family.

Theo is a bartender by day and when needed, a boyfriend for hire.  He doesn’t have a sexual relationship with his clients, he’s available for those who need a date for charity events, holiday dinners, etc. When he took booked April, it started off as any ordinary job.  But the more time he spends with her the more something changes.  He’s never felt anything more for his clients but April is charming and funny and the more time he spends with her the more time he wants to be with her.

Theo and April never expected something more to come out of this relationship but as time goes by their relationship changes. Can a foundation for a real relationship come when everything started as a fake?  What doubts will April have? Can Theo convince her that what they feel is genuine?  You will need to read The Real Deal to find out!!

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