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Dear Sexy Ex-Boyfriend

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Indulge in this duet narration performed deliciously by Shane East and Andi Arndt!  

Let me just say - none of this was supposed to happen.
I didn't expect the letter to go viral. I didn't think anyone would figure out who Dear Sexy Ex was. And I especially never thought he would find out about it.
Yeah, bit of a miscalculation there.
But see, I need the money to fund my brand new venture. And Dear Sexy Ex, well, it turns out he needs me to save his business.
By becoming his fake fiancée.
Yup, that's the pickle I find myself in - pretending to be madly in love with the charming, brilliant, and utterly infuriating man known as Dear Sexy Ex.
Only, it's not an act. And he can never know....  

The audiobook includes special appearances from Joe Arden and Kit Swann!

©2020 Lauren Blakely Books (P)2020 Little Dog Press

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  • 18-08-2020

Wow

Loved this story of fake engagement between friends that didn’t want to cross the friendship line in case they couldn’t go back.they needn’t have worried as their love had only grown deeper over the years.
Narration was super awesome.

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Dear Sexy Ex-Boyfriend

This book is funny, and sweet and all the things a good romance book should be. I really enjoyed it!

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  • 🎧 Cyndi Marie 🎧
  • 23-06-2020

✫✫ 5 Stars ✫✫

It's no surprised that I loved this book because I always know going into a Lauren Blakely book that I will swoon, giggle and fall in love. Oliver & Summer were such a fun couple. I have a weakness for friends to lovers romance, I really enjoy that the characters have so much history and already know so much about each other. Not only do we get a great story but we also get another British hero...Something else to swoon over for sure. I also really loved the side characters, especially finally meeting Fitz who we will be getting to know later this summer. This book has a lot of really great scenes that involve a lot of friends and I love getting to know the male characters are when they are with friends, it makes it easier to get to know what kind man he is... and Oliver is the perfect men ;)

The narration is perfect, I mean Shane East & Andi Arndt were amazing together! Also Joe Arden and Kit Swann did a great job. As always the casting for this book was perfect.

Also the extra's at the end of the Audiobook are great. We get a fun interview with Andi & Shane and a clip from A Guy Walks Into A Bar. Lauren loves to tease me and leave me wanting the next book yesterday.

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  • Theresa Martin
  • 23-06-2020

Andi and Shane were made for this!

My heart is so happy right now! This friends-to-lovers story is so sweet, and hot, and beautiful.

Oliver and Summer have been best friends since high school. They’ve been there for one another for everything, good and bad. When Oliver needs Summer to pretend to be his fiancée, she willingly agrees. Maybe being in such close proximity isn’t as easy as they thought. And maybe they don’t know as much as they thought about each other. I loved that even though they’ve been friends for so many years, this ruse has enabled them to discover more, and those new finds introduce feelings...something that wasn’t supposed to happen.

Shane and Andi do such a wonderful job bringing this Lauren Blakely book to life! I love the banter between Oliver and Summer. In addition to being best friends and buddies, there’s an innocent flirty chemistry between the two. Each finds the other attractive, but they aren’t willing to mess up their friendship by acting on their attraction. Friendship is more important. Which is what makes their getting together that much better. When they discover the heat between them, fighting it is futile.

The supporting cast is wonderful, as always. There are a few surprises, and I won’t spoil them for you. But they are heart-stopping and delightful.

This is the first book in The Guys Who Got Away series, and I can’t wait for Logan’s story, and the much-anticipated story from Fitzgerald, hot hockey player not looking for love.

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  • Diving Blue Bonnet
  • 01-07-2020

👫Long-Time Friends to Lovers❤️

What do you get when you mix a sexy Brit 🇬🇧 with a confident, fierce, beautiful woman? You get another Lauren Blakely book! Oliver & Summer have been best friends since high school. Their love story is a slow burn, but once the fire🔥starts, will they be able to put it out.

Once again, Shane East and Andi Arndt deliver a wonderful audio listening experience. Well done! I can never get enough!

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  • Book Bruin
  • 24-06-2020

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Dear Sexy Ex-Boyfriend was such a wonderful combination of so many of my favorite tropes. Childhood friends to lovers, brother's best friend, and fake fiance all come together for this sweet romcom. Summer and Oliver couldn't have been cuter together and I loved all their shared history. They knew each other so well and have supported and been there for each other time and time again. A comedy of errors and good intentions tests their restraint and forces them to face their buried feelings. I loved seeing Summer and Oliver get tangled up in all their fibs and slowly realize what's always been right in front of their eyes. Things wrapped up a bit quickly at the end, but the epilogues were adorable and brought the story full circle. I'm excited for Fitz and Logan's stories next!

Andi Arndt and Shane East were wonderful together and the duet narration was fantastic. They have such wonderful chemistry and complement each other so well. Their fireside chat was a fun addition and a great way to get to know the narrators a little better. Joe Arden and Kit Swann were also amazing in their cameos/supporting roles. Make sure to listen all the way to the end too, so you can hear all the bloopers! Every Lauren Blakely audiobook is always so perfectly cast and is such a treat to listen to.

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  • Kara Hildebrand
  • 23-06-2020

Another amazing narriation and story!

Dear Sexy Ex Boyfriend is the first book in a new series, The Guys Who Got Away, by the talented and fabulous Lauren Blakely. Nothing makes me happier than when one of my favorite authors starts a new series and when it's Lauren? Double the excitement! This is a fun loving, sexy, fake fiancée romance. I love a good fake relationship story especially when they start out as best friends. Oliver and Summer have known each other since they were kids. They've always been best friends but they never crossed the line into more. Even if they wanted to. Their friendship means more than anything. Until Summer writes a story that goes viral and shows Oliver in a not so good light. It was a joke, no one was ever supposed to know it was him. Now, they have to fake an engagement to save his business. It's not going to be hard to fake the closeness. The friendliness. But what about the kisses? The secret looks? Are these really fake? I loved this story! Oliver is sexy with his British accent, handsomeness and intelligence. Summer is beautiful, dedicated and a true friend. I loved watching these best friends pretend and then fall. Hard and Fast. Already looking forward to more in the series!

Audio: Shane East and Andi Arndt narrate this sexiness duet style with Joe Arden and Kit Swann making appearances. I love duet style and I absolutely adore Shane and Andi. They brought Lauren's words to life perfectly, as always.

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  • KLW
  • 23-06-2020

Your 'Feel Good' Great Time

I love Lauren Blakely's writing, but I adore it when she writes for the narrators. And you just FEEL that come through your earbuds. She knows what our hearts want, and she gives it to us. Shane and Andi again! #Shandi for the win!! They once again perform narration that is top notch.

Best friends/fake fiance, yes has been done, but Lauren made it new again, she made it fun again. From the flirty witty banter, to the visuals of speedos and swan boats - she immerses you into the story. You will love these characters, you will root for them, and you may even want to shake them and tell them to be honest NOW! But that's half the fun huh? The tension that builds is amusing, but not overly angsty. It's all full of wimsy and with some bonus hijinx thrown in. This is a story that will make you smile and laugh and feel good at the end.

The supporting cast of characters as usual were not just merely window dressing but added another layer to this story. Particularly Joe Arden as Fitz - what a treat. I can't wait to hear Fitz again. OH And a special Cameo by Cheetah Noah! Because everything is better with Cheetah Noah.

This audio book is full of extras & teasers for not one, but two upcoming books, interviews with Andi and Shane, and a full blooper reel!

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  • Tracy Gonzalez
  • 01-07-2020

always a mind blowing experience!!

Absolutely an amazing narration !!! I've been so excited for this Release and listening to Dear Sexy Ex Boyfriend in audio was even more incredible!! I loved the story and narration! The characters were wonderful!! Lauren Blakeley books and audios are my favorites!

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  • LAS
  • 30-06-2020

A great listen, as expected!

Great read, as usual - what else do you expect from Lauren Blakely?

As usually, Lauren Blakely not only gives us two stellar leading characters that you absolutely adore and root for, but she gives us a supporting cast that makes you wish they were really, and they were your friends. Dear Sexy Ex-Boyfriend is the start of a new series, and it's a trope-a-pulozza - there's some friends-to-lovers, some brother's best friend, some fake relationship, and all around fun, joy, heart and heat.

Oliver and Summer have been friends since high school, and they go together like peas and carrots. They know each other so well, that just about the only thing they don't know is each other in the physically-intimate sense. When Summer's writing lands her in hot water, Ollie comes to the rescue to help them get out of their sticky situation.

This novel definitely lives up to the exceedingly high Lauren Blakely standards. Witty banter and wicked humor, an evident deep and lasting bond between the main characters, amazing friendships that feel real - it has it all. And you're hard pressed to find an author that writes more authentic-feeling friends-to-lovers novels.

Shane East and Andi Arndt are fantastic narrators, and one of the best pairs in the genre. You know they'll bring emotion, passion, humor and a real connection when they narrate together.

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  • Rhonda
  • 29-06-2020

Lauren Blakely does it again

This wonderful childhood friends to lovers is great especially with Andi Arndt and Shane East narrating plus Joe Arden and Kit Swann in supporting roles. It's funny and heartfelt at the same time. The extras at the end are worth listening to also. I can't wait for the next couple of books.

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  • SmilingJade
  • 29-06-2020

Love Shane East and Andi Arndt’s performance and bonus part

I am a sucker for Shane East as the British narrator...can’t help it...this story was sweet and funny. I really appreciate both Andi and Shane adding the bonus interview about the characters and wish narrators would do this more often. It was so much fun to get to hear what they think narrating these characters. Love the bloopers and it totally seems like so much fun they both had narrating together...

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  • V_Nerdbooks
  • 24-08-2020

Love love loved it

One of my favourite tropes, friends to lovers.

The rom-com queen is back again with another knock out!
I can't get enough of Lauren's books, she makes a dull day much brighter.

I listened to this whole book with a smile on my face, and I can't wait to see what she has got coming next.

Shane East, Andi Arndt, Joe Arden, Kit Swann AKA "The Dream Team" made this so much fun to listen to.

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  • LilleyLoohLah
  • 25-06-2020

I absolutely loved it!

Got to say, I love a good fake relationship romance, they're one of my favourite tropes, along with best friends to lovers, and best friend’s little sister. Lauren Blakely gives us all these tropes in one sweet, funny and sexy romance, and as usual, she does it in her own fun and flirty style. A bit of backwards and forwards in time, not too much, just enough for us to see how the ‘friendship’ between Oliver and Summer progressed through the years, and so that we get a sense of how they’re always ‘there’ for each other. Of course things go one step further when Summer writes THE letter. They manage to fake kiss their way through social engagements (just), but of course it ends up going further, all because Oliver’s egotistical need to prove a point. Yes, we all know which way this is going to go, and yes it does, and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. The audio version is narrated by the Brit with the super swoon worthy voice, Shane East, who as usual nails it, along with the perfection that is Andi Arndt. Some wonderful little cameos from Joe Arden and Kit Swann make this whole package just perfect. I loved it.