Review! A Guy Walks Into My Bar by Lauren Blakely

From #1 New York Times Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely, comes an all-new sexy and IRRESISTIBLE M/M stand-alone romance.

NOW AVAILABLE on Audio and Ebook!!

Get ready to fall in love with a sexy, witty British bartender and the cocky, charming American hockey star who walks into his bar!


I’m not going home with the hottest man I’ve ever seen walk into my bar.
No matter what superhuman feats of resistance are required.

I’ve been a longtime fan of Lauren Blakely’s books and it’s hard to believe that this was her first M/M book because it was so good and if you didn’t know better you’d swear she’s been writing in this genre forever! It had all the makings of a sweet and sexy romance but the real treat was the intensity of the love story between Dean and Fitz. Going in I wasn’t expecting such an epic love story but I was delighted over and over again the further I got in their journey. Things certainly moved fast for them but when two people are meant to be, as I believe Dean and Fitz were, there are no rules or timelines they need to follow.

Dean Collins is living his best life in his hometown of London, running his dream bar with his best friend, Maeve. He’s not looking for any distractions from making his bar the best it can be which leads to a bet between him and Maeve – if either of them goes home with a customer they have to pay the other in the form of chores around the bar and if they should happen to actually fall for a customer they owe the other a big-ticket item to add to the bar. This bet has been enough to deter Dean from hooking up with any of the guys who come through his bar until the night a sexy American hockey player walks into his bar. James “Fitz” Fitzgerald is visiting his sister in London before his NHL pre-season kicks off in a week, which also kicks off a pact with his teammates to avoid any hookups during the pre-season. So this week in London is the perfect opportunity to have a quick fling and Fitz has his sights set on the sexy bartender. What starts as a simple fling soon turns into so much more but despite how fast and how hard they fall, the fact remains that Dean’s life is in London and Fitz’s is in the US and no amount of wanting is going to change that.

I’ve always loved stories that have a forced expiration date on the relationship, they are always so much more intense because you get to witness these people falling for one another all the while knowing that it must come to an end at a certain point. Then comes the fun part seeing how on earth they’ll be able to figure out how to make things work, particularly when they live on completely different continents as is the case for Dean and Fitz! This one was so well done because as a reader you’ll be so enamored with these two hunky yet adorable men and rooting for them as they finally find someone who makes them so happy but at the same time the clock is ticking and you just hope that they can figure things out. I could feel their anxiety and sadness over the end of their fling and the hopelessness as they try to make sense of this seemingly impossible situation. It’ll really tug at your heartstrings! I may have teared up a time or two while reading this one.

If you’re looking for the steam, this book has got that in spades! Dean and Fitz’s chemistry was sizzling! These two were insatiable and we are treated to many, many hot and steamy moments between these two. If you’re a fan of Lauren Blakely’s but unsure if M/M is right for you, I think you should give this a shot! And if you’re a fan of M/M, definitely grab a copy of this one! I’m excited to see that she’s got another M/M book coming out later this year. I’ll definitely be reading it! In the meantime, I’ll just be over here reminiscing about Dean and Fitz and their completely epic love story!

We both know what happened in such a short time in London after the night he walked into my bar.
Trouble is, I have no clue what happens tomorrow when he gets on that plane.



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A sexy, passionate, utterly addictive standalone MM romance from #1 NYT Bestseller Lauren Blakely! Every bartender should follow one simple rule—don’t go home with the customers. That’s been easy for me to stick to, until the night a cocky, confident, and sinfully charming hockey star walks into my bar. This sexy athlete is too hard to resist, especially when he makes it clear how much he wants the “sarcastic, witty, hot AF” guy behind the bar—also known as me. Still, I’m not keen on breaking my own rules since I know where that can lead—no place good. But when that man makes his case with one bone-searing kiss on the streets of London, I throw resistance out the window. What could go wrong with a hot, dirty, no-strings-attached fling before he leaves town in five days? Trouble is, soon our nights together lead to days, to long conversations, to getting to know each other, and to something I never expected—falling ridiculously hard for a man who’s getting on a plane to America when I live a world away. My life is here. His is there. And no amount of falling or feeling will change that one big problem. Warning: contains hot hotel sex, loads of dirty talk, PDA all over London, and two sexy, witty, charming alpha heroes…  


About the Author:

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, ultra-steamy romance for her Lauren Blakely After Dark line. She’d love to give you a free book today! Check out her web site to grab your free read:

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