Blog Tour – Stud Finder (1001 Dark Nights) by Lauren Blakely – {Review + Excerpt}

Posted October 3, 2017 in blog tour / 0 Comments

From #1 NYT Bestselling author Lauren Blakely, comes the sexy and hilarious title…STUD FINDER, a new novella brought to you by 1001 Dark Nights!

As a broker of happily ever afters, Evie Milligan’s job is to serve as a “stud finder,” pairing wildly successful women with men who won’t fleece them and will adore them. Her next assignment ought to be an easy one — the man she’s seeking a match for is fun, smart, rich and in demand. The trouble is, Evie is falling hard for her client. What happens when the matchmaker meets her match?


Blog Tour  –  Stud Finder (1001 Dark Nights) by Lauren Blakely  – {Review + Excerpt}Stud Finder by Lauren Blakely
Series: 1001 Dark Nights
on September 26th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Dating & Sex, Novella, Romance
Pages: 120
Format: eBook

ISBN: 1945920238
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I voluntarily reviewed an advance review copy of this book I received for free from the author in exchange for my open and honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book is unsuitable for people under 18 years of age.

Man seeking woman: Hot, rich, smart, witty, self-made multimillionaire Internet genius seeks classy, intelligent, sexy, fun-loving woman who’s interested in settling down and sharing all the good things.

There. Best. Ad. Ever.

I will absolutely find the woman of my dreams, someone who’ll love me for me. Even if my sister thinks I need help dating, I’m confident I can pull this off, courtesy of the great worldwide web.Let me just hit the upload button right now...***No. Just no. As a woman and a professional matchmaker, I can’t let Dylan Parker run this ad. He’s the catch of all catches. That’s why his sister has asked me to help her ridiculously good-looking, insanely rich, but socially clueless brother find a woman. As a broker of happily ever afters, I’m known as the Stud Finder since I make a great living pairing wildly successful women with men who won’t fleece them but will adore them. After all, what woman in her right mind wouldn’t fall in love with Dylan?

I mean, besides me. It totally won’t be me.

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Excerpt

I’ve known Dylan for the last year or so. He’s our first baseman, and a Scrabble teammate in a monthly competition hosted by some friends, not to mention the winner of the Punniest Costume from Olivia’s most recent Halloween party, put on by her friend Henley at the Battery Park penthouse she shares with her husband, Max. Sporting a blue shirt, Dylan had draped a phone cord around his neck and hung a rubber chicken from it for Chicken Cord on Blue.

How have I never noticed his ass before? Maybe I was looking at the chicken. Although, in all fairness, I think I checked out his behind on the field in Central Park when he whacked a grand slam earlier this summer.

I wave. “Hi, Dylan!”

He stops a foot away from me. “Hey, Evie, person who’s not holding a cell phone like everyone else in the city. How do you function?”

I laugh. “I know. I’m a throwback.”

“And it’s not even TT. Throwback Thursday,” he says, quickly explaining. “You’re old-school interacting with the RW.” He pauses, peering at me through his brown eyeglasses. “That’s real world.”

“I figured as much.”

He laughs awkwardly. “Sorry. I get caught up.” He steps closer and offers a hand to shake. He stops. Shakes his head. “Wait. That’s weird. We can hug, right?”

A smile crosses my lips. “We can definitely hug IRL.”

He laughs again, and this time it’s not awkward.

As he wraps his arms around me, he says, “I was debating a cheek kiss, but that seemed old-fashioned. Same as a kiss on the hand. By the way, did my sister tell you she thinks I’m socially clueless?”

I don’t answer him right away, because his arms are so sturdy, stronger than I’d expected, and I’d nearly forgotten how tall he was—I’m guessing six foot one. And he smells so good, like deodorant, which is actually quite a nice scent on a man since it means he’s showered, and he’s clean.

I’m a big fan of clean.

 

“Witty dialogue, fun dates, and a deliciously nerdy hero all match perfectly with a heroine who doesn’t really know she needs all that until it’s right there in front of her. Lauren Blakely has another winner with this one!”

~Crystal, Bookseller


Review

Stud Finder by Lauren Blakely is part of 1001 Dark Nights series and gives us the story of sexy computer nerd and billionaire, Dylan Parker who needs all the help he can get to find Mrs. Right. Dylan is smart, rich, good looking and in search of a genuine relationship. Sadly he is a bit of a nerd and when he relies on the internet to help him find a woman to date, his advertisement post on a dating site garners all the wrong attention. Thankfully his sister is friends with a professional matchmaker, Evie, who wants the challenge of finding the right woman for Dylan.

On paper Evie and Dylan are oil and water but the more they work together to nail down what Dylan’s looking for, the more they connect and realize opposites do attract.

I really enjoyed Stud Finder. It was funny, light, and filled with romance. Dylan and Evie were great characters and I liked that they did have an instant, albeit subtle, connection that they denied. Because of Evie’s role as matchmaker and Dylan’s as her client, they were able to be themselves with each other which let their relationship grow without expectation. While they are complimentary for each other, they are also different and challenging.

Overall, Stud Finder by Lauren Blakely was a fun read that I thoroughly enjoyed and recommend. Evie and Dylan just connected so well. Can’t wait for Flynn’s story!

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About Lauren Blakely:

A #1 New York Times 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 eighty times, and she’s sold more than 2 million books. In October she’ll release HARD WOOD, a sexy, standalone romantic comedy. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! laurenblakely.com/newsletter

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