The What If Guy by Lauren Blakely

The What If Guy (The Guys Who Got Away, #2)

by Lauren Blakely

A sexy standalone romance with a single dad you'll fall hard for! 

It should be an easy rule to follow—don't bang your boss...

But I didn't know who he was when I met him.

And the first time I saw him, our connection sounded like the stuff of romantic legends—that whole "their eyes locked across a crowded room" moment that turned into more.I didn't believe it. . . . until it happened to me.

Fine, the charming, clever, sexy-as-sin guy in the tailored suit was only trying to buy the same Snoopy lunchbox (as a gift!), but still, our eyes totally locked, and my lady parts definitely tingled as we vied for the prize.

Naturally, I did what any badass business woman would do. Negotiated for the lunchbox, then found my what-if guy online and made plans to see him the next night.

One night only—that was the deal we made.

But one fantastic night had us both changing our minds in the morning. And making plans for another.

Until I walked into the office to learn he just bought my company.

And here's the biggest rule of romantic legends—no matter what, don't bang your boss.
Especially if you're already falling for him.

Reviewed by stacey_is_sassy on

4 of 5 stars

A lunch box brought them together...

****3.5 stars****

I enjoyed The What If Guy mostly. Lauren Blakely's stories are easy to read and always leave me with a smile on my face. The characters were original, the storyline kept me entertained, and the sexy times were really HOT! The chemistry between Bryn and Logan was the highlight of the story. I absolutely loved that they had found the perfect partner in each other, in and out of the bedroom.

It was actually a bit of a change for me to read a Lauren Blakely instead of listening to the audio. I liked reading it but I know it took me a lot longer to read than it would have taken to listen. Some of that could have a bit to do with the characters being so career-driven. I've never really understood how a career can take precedence over relationships. So, besides the bedroom, I kind of struggled to connect with the characters.

Don't send out the pitchforks but this wasn't my favourite because a lot of the story centred around the main characters cats. I don't dislike cats, it's just that I'm not really a pet person. While I laughed at the chapters with the cats, I also struggle with the concept of the cats playing such an integral role.

As I mentioned above, I finished this story with a smile on my face and I really hope we get to catch up with the characters in the future.

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  • 3 August, 2020: Reviewed