Book Review

Sunny Shelly’s Review: The Virgin Rule Book, by Lauren Blakeley

THE VIRGIN RULE BOOK (Rules of Love #1) by Lauren Blakely

Release Date: April 16th

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One swoony elevator scene

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(Narrated by Erin Mallon & Teddy Hamilton)


A sexy, brother’s best friend sports romance from # 1 New York Times bestseller Lauren Blakely!

Let me make a few things clear. I didn’t go to the wedding intending to dance with the best man, to dare him to show me a very sexy pic on his phone, or to accidentally kiss him in the hotel elevator after the reception ended.

But you know how it goes. Things just happen at weddings…

The next day, Crosby and I agree to put all those shenanigans behind us. The fun-loving, stupidly gorgeous, all-star baseball player might be my brother’s best friend, but he’s my friend too and has been for years, so it’s easy to move on, especially because I have a high-profile business to run.

But since he’s newly single and I’m always single, it turns out we both desperately need plus ones. We agree to “publicly date” over the next two weeks of galas, parties and events before his baseball season begins.

The only trouble is the more time I spend with Crosby, the more I keep imagining how much I want him to take my V-card.

And when I broach the possibility with Crosby, his answer surprises the hell out of me.

Sunny Shelly’s Review: 4 Stars

Nadia hasn’t had much luck in the dating arena, and her brother’s best friend, Crosby, is on a dating hiatus. So they agree to be each others’ plus-one to her brother’s wedding… and then continue to fake date until the start of baseball season for Crosby, a pro player. Things are going so well in their non-relationship that Nadia asks Crosby to take her V card. And that’s when lines begin to blur and this fake dating suddenly begins to feel all too real.

I really loved how strong of a heroine Nadia is. She owns an NFL team and is a confident, kick-ass girl boss. She’s a virgin, and while the crux of her romantic relationship with Crosby rests on that fact, she doesn’t let it define her. She doesn’t apologize for it, but embraces it. And even though Crosby is her brother’s best friend, that is kind of a non-issue as well, since there is nothing taboo about these two young professionals getting involved.

What you get is a typical Lauren Blakely romcom — full of heat, full of witty banter and funny moments, a sweet connection between the H/h and a wonderful group of side characters. The story sets up the further books in the series, and one of the epilogues is told from the POV of Holden, presumably the next book’s hero. I’m intrigued to see what more LB brings to this series, because it is off to a great start!

I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.


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(Narrated by Erin Mallon & Teddy Hamilton)

About Lauren Blakely:

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, sexy romance and USA Today bestselling LGBTQ romance.

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 100 times, with more than 50 titles on the USA Today Bestsellers list alone. She’s sold more than 4 million books. She likes dogs, cake and show tunes.

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