I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The What If Guy by Lauren Blakely
Series: The Guys Who Got Away #2
Published by Little Dog Press on 24th July 2020
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy
Source: the Author
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Elizabeth ‘Bryn’ Hawthorne is VP of content for The Dating Pool site. Logan Clarke is in media finance and has now acquired The Dating Pool site. A divorced father to a little girl, Logan hasn’t really dated more recently, similarly Bryn after her break up with her cheating ex hasn’t either. They meet at a gift shop where they both want the same snoopy lunch box. Gazes are held, sparks fly and Bryn and Logan are quite taken with each other. Alas they go their separate guy without getting each others number but in this day and age of social media apps, they make a post on a Made connections app and get reconnected.
I quite liked them together, their conversations were interesting. They were funny, flirty and sweet together. They both have cats, love snoopy lunch boxes, have a shitty ex and work in media. They connected from the moment they met, apart from the whole they can’t be together at the moment because Logan’s her boss now. Their story is quite a smooth sailing, resisting each other is difficult but they don’t really try hard. They are good people who deserve happiness. They were cute, sweet and so was The What If Guy.
This is quite shorter than what I was expecting, added with the fact that they had technically only known each other for 3 days, of which they spend on together and had one date. Granted it was a smashing date and they have great connection and chemistry. Then they find out that Logan is the boss of the company where Bryn works and not even two weeks later Logan and Bryn are ready to tell everyone at work they are together now. It just felt a little too quick for me. Also we never really get to know Logan beyond superficial level, we get quite a lot of Bryn’s life in comparison but the bare minimum of Logan and his daughter.
Don’t really remember if I’ve read Cat POVs in Contemporary before, I might have. The most memorable one is from the Robin D’Owens Celta’s heart mate series but they are telepathic familiar cats on alien planet but I digress. I found it strange here but came to accept it later on in The What If Guy.
It’s perfect someone looking for light contemporary (low on angst), funny and short read with lovely chemistry, cast of characters and a easy plot to get lost in.