Review Blast| Asking for a Friend – Lauren Blakely

Sometimes you come across a book that draws you in and doesn’t let you go. Lauren Blakely’s new release, Asking for a Friend, is one of those books. I sat down and didn’t move until I was finished. Asking for a Friend is a book I needed and today I want to tell you about it!

A big thanks to the author and Candi Kane PR for providing me with an ARC to read and review.

ASKING FOR A FRIEND by Lauren Blakely
Release Date: December 16th

ASKING FOR A FRIEND is HERE! Readers are saying this is Lauren Blakely’s best rom-com to date!! Devour this yummy office romance with a You’ve Got Mail vibe today!!

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ASKING FOR A FRIEND is HERE! Readers are saying this is Lauren Blakely’s best rom-com to date!! Devour this yummy office romance with a You’ve Got Mail vibe today!!


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.

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Asking for a Friend is filled with stuff that I love. Characters that are nerdy and love books, talking about books, references to things I know and love, humor, romance and a smile that was left on my face after reading the last page.

Amy loves all things books and really wants to move up the ladder. She loves her job as Junior Editor, but would love to do more. When a position opens up, Amy knows she needs to do everything to make her dream come true. She knows how to sell the things she loves, but not herself. Amy is a character I really enjoyed. I loved how real she feels and I could relate to her in many ways. She’s one I would be friends with!

Linc just moved to start working at the same publisher as Amy. He’s basically described as a nerdy Clark Kent and I can definitely understand why. A man who is well read and loves books scores points in my book. Linc is looking to start over and needs to keep work and dating seperate. He’s going to have a hard time though, because Amy is hard to resist. I loved Linc. He’s down to earth, funny, nerdy and rather settle down than sleep around.

The chemisty is there from the start between Amy and Linc. There are some awkward moments, but those made me laugh out loud. I knew I needed them to be together from the start. Add Amy’s idea to the mix to help her friend Peyton find a new boyfriend and I couldn’t get enough. The chats between Amy and Linc were hilarious and I loved that Asking for a Friend wasn’t filled with drama. Yes, there were some bumps in the road, but it wasn’t dragged on.

Romantic comedies are hard to keep unique and refreshing, but Lauren Blakely knew what she was doing with the start of this new series. Besides the amazing romance, all of these characters were amazing. The people Amy and Linc worked with and Amy’s friends were a lot of fun. I hope we get more of them in the books to come!




“No. I was just getting the lowdown on office allergies.” He moves closer, leaning against the bar, looking like a tall drink of man. I break out my mental yardstick. Yup, I’m betting he’s over six feet. I’m going with six foot one. Which might even push him to a fifteen on the goes-to-ten babe-o-meter.

“So you’re on drinks detail,” I say, trying to sound all cool and casual, like I’m not busy sizing him up.

Not consumed with checking out his arms.
Not occupied admiring his blue eyes.
Not tied up enjoying his smile.

He points his thumb at his sternum. “New guy. That means I fetch all the drinks and buy them too. And you? What put you on errand duty?”

“I made my friend snort her drink out her nose.”

He looks impressed. “You officially have the best reason for being on drink detail.”

I preen, enjoying his praise. “Why, thank you. I was hoping to win that contest.”

“What was the snort-inducing remark, may I ask?”

Flashing back, I recall the culprit—my “you need V-time” comment to Peyton—but that’s too personal to share. I give him another one. “I referred to her ex-fiancé by his proper name.”

Clark Kent gives me a curious look. “Is his proper name amusing?”

“Of course. It’s Richard Cranium,” I say, and I wait. Will he pass the test?



About the Author:
A #1 New York Times Bestselling, #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling, and #1 Audible Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s sweet, sexy and witty. She also writes red-hot love stories for her Lauren Blakely After Dark line.

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Asking for a Friend is a great start to the Boyfriend Material series, I can’t wait to see where it goes. Have you ever read anything by Lauren Blakely? Let me know what you thought in the comments!

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