Review: Come As You Are by Lauren Blakely


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What do you get when you mix a masquerade ball, a smoldering secret rendezvous, and a sexy, billionaire hero who will sweep you off your feet? An opposite-sides-of-the-tracks standalone romance that you’re guaranteed to love!

From #1 NYT bestselling author Lauren Blakely, comes the gorgeous and sexy-as-sin forbidden romance filled with wit, humor, and so much heart, COME AS YOU ARE! Secret trysts and stolen kisses abound in this brand new, swoontastic novel. Get your copy of COME AS YOU ARE delivered now!



From #1 NYT bestselling author Lauren Blakely comes a sexy new standalone romance!

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 sex 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.



I swear it is impossible for me to not like any of Lauren Blakely’s books. They  all are the epitome of rom-coms. Can we crown her the freaking queen of romantic comedies already!? The woman deserves it!

COME AS YOU ARE is a fast paced rom-com that will have you bursting into flames from the sexiness and will leave you wishing you had a dirty Prince Charming in your life. It is equally romantic and mature as it is sexy and fun. From beginning to end it is a bit cliché with a touch of originality (as every single Lauren Blakely book) and impossible to put down.

Flynn and Sabrina have a powerful connection that will have you rooting for them as soon as you meet them. They are both mature, brilliant, hard-working, caring and pretty much everything you’d want in a power couple. Things move pretty fast between them but it doesn’t really matter because Lauren is a genius writer and she makes their romance feel very realistic despite the whole thing about them meeting at a masquerade party and immediately feeling a super intense connection we all secretly (some not so secretly) wish for. You are going to be living vicariously through them to even worry about things moving too quickly.

I’ve said this before and I’m going to keep saying it until y’all listen to me but you need to pick up this book (or any book by Lauren Blakely) now. They will take you to a place where there is only romance and banter and all of that good stuff we all need once in a while.


4.5 / 5 flowers



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A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 90 times, and she’s sold more than 2.5 million books. In April she’ll release COME AS YOU ARE, a sexy new standalone romance.

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