A Guy Walks Into My Bar

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4.8
31 reviews
Ebook
400
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About this ebook

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 nights, loads of dirty talk, PDA all over London, and two sexy, witty, charming alpha heroes…


A Guy Walks Into My Bar is a sexy MM standalone romance in The Guys Who Got Away world! The other standalone romances in The Guys Who Got Away series include the MF romances The What If Guy, The Dream Guy Next Door, and Thanks For Last Night.

 

4.8
31 reviews
Heather Fueger
August 19, 2020
Lauren Blakely's first M/M romance is sizzling with heat! Whew!! I was very excited to read this one and it was fantastic. Dean owns a bar in London with his friend and business partner Maeve. He's focused, sarcastic and isn't looking for any kind of relationship. Actually he and Maeve have a bet to keep either one of them from going home with bar patrons. That has worked until a certain American hockey player walks into his bar. James Fitzgerald, or Fitz to most everyone but his family, is a defenseman for the New York hockey team. He's come to London with his younger sister to help her get settled as she's going to be studying there. Fitz has a magnetic personality and he's not the relationship type either, so he keeps things solely to hook-ups. Dean and Fitz have undeniable chemistry right off the bat. Their banter is fun, flirty and witty which makes them such a fun couple, not to mention the heat they generate between the sheets! This is probably the hottest book Blakely has penned and it left me fanning my face on several occasions! While the two plan to keep this to a five day hook-up while Fitz is in London, feelings seem to find their way to the surface. Even though the fact they live on different continents is a big enough issue, there are other constraints that could potentially keep them apart. Will they be able to make it work or will their several days of bliss have to be enough? Not only did I adore Fitz and Dean, I loved the secondary characters. Fitz's sister Emma, Maeve, Dean's Dad and also Fitz's teammate Ransom were certainly entertaining as well. I loved both of the guys so much and I'm really glad to see that we have another M/M book coming from Blakely later this year!
Marybeth Higgins
August 18, 2020
Absolutely delicious!! Fitz and Dean our two heroes are simply EVERYTHING!!!!! Their story is just so romantic! I adore them and the way they flirt and interact with each other, and I mean come on, a sexy hockey player and a hot British bartender/bar owner, you are killing me with my own fantasies Lauren Blakely!! I had the pleasure of reading this one and then listening to the Audiobook as well. OMG let me just say that it was one of the best Audiobooks I have ever listened to! Shane East as Dean and Joe Arden as Fitz gave me hours of enjoyment. They are two of my fave male narrators so having them play these two amazing men was delightful!! I was truly blown away by how much they brought all of the emotions of this amazing story to life. There is actually a full cast who narrate the other supporting characters in the book and they too do a wonderful job. I love this warning so much!! It honestly speaks to the absolute perfection that is this wonderful author's first dive into the M/M genre: “Warning: contains hot hotel sex, loads of dirty talk, PDA all over London, and two sexy, witty, charming alpha heroes…” Back to our two charming heroes: Dean, our sexy British bartender/bar owner is sweet, swoony, sarcastic/cheeky and fun. Fitz, our hot American hockey player is fun, super flirtatious and oh so cocky but not in an awful way, it's actually oddly endearing. Charisma oozes from both of them and they are both so playful and witty and also have amazing personalities. The two meet, when you guessed it, Fitz walks into Dean’s bar in London. After some time that is loaded with flirty, sexy and very witty banter, they agree to a no strings fling for the short duration that Fitz is there. This is the perfect scenario for these men who are wildly attracted to each other but are not looking for anything serious. But we all know how that goes. I love the friendship and relationship that develops between them in between all the passion. And let me tell you, these are some seriously passionate men which certainly makes for some molten hot steamy scenes for us to enjoy! I mean easily five-alarm fire hot! But what happens when Fitz has to return to the states and hockey season starts? And Dean, who has his bar and responsibilities in London? Can this possibly be more than a fling with the pond that lies between them? Two of the swooniest heroes ever and amazing supporting characters only add more fuel to this 5 star read! And all of those amazing epilogues that added so much more to the story for more than just our heroes, were perfect!! I hope this is the first of many M/M books for this author as she clearly has the right stuff for it!! Bravo!! I Loved this book, that is all !!!
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Sandy S.
August 23, 2020
A GUY WALKS INTO MY BAR is the third instalment in Lauren Blakely’s contemporary, adult THE GUYS WHO GOT AWAY erotic, romance series. This is professional hockey player, American James ‘Fitz’ Fitzgerald, and thirty-one year old, British bar owner Dean Collins’ story line. A GUY WALKS INTO MY BAR can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous instalments is revealed where necessary. Fitz was first introduced in book one DEAR SEXY EX-BOYFRIEND. NOTE: A GUY WALKS INTO MY BAR is an LGBTQ / MM story line with graphic scenes of same sex situations. Told from dual first person perspectives (Dean and Fitz) A GUY WALKS INTO MY BAR follows the building relationship between professional hockey player, American James ‘Fitz’ Fitzgerald, and thirty-one year old, British bar owner Dean Collins. James Fitzgerald’s sister Emma is about to start school in London, England, and as such Fitz is helping his sister get settled and moved in but Fitz never expected to meet British bar owner Dean Collins, a meeting that will turn into so much more. What ensues is the building romance and relationship between Fitz and Dean, and the potential fall-out as Fitz’s time in England comes to a close. James ‘Fitz’ Fitzgerald doesn’t do relationships having struggled with previous relationships in the past but meeting Dean Collins draws Fitz to Dean like a moth to a flame. Six days together ends with professions of love but neither one is willing to commit to forever in the face of a long distance relationship, and their commitment to their own current career paths. Dean Collins knows to fall in love with Fitz means never getting his happily ever after but time spent with Fitz gives Dean thoughts of a future, a future that would require him to move out of his comfort zone, and to a new place, new country, and new way of life. The relationship between Dean and Fitz is one of immediate attraction but Dean refuses to be a tourist’s hook-up, and Fitz is leery in the face of his fame and hockey notoriety. A few hours together quickly develops into something more but the likelihood of forever is something neither one had considered until they had fallen in love. The $ex scenes are intimate, erotic and intense without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text. Once again, there is a large ensemble cast of secondary and supporting characters including Fitz’s friends: Leo, Oliver (Dear Sexy Ex-Boyfriend), Logan Clark and Bryn Hawthorne (The What If Guy), teammate Ransom; Dean’s father Martin Collins, coffee shop owner Penny; Dean’s friends Sam, and bar co-owner Maeve. A GUY WALKS INTO MY BAR is a story of family, friendships, relationships and love. The author points out there is zero homophobia in her fictionalized world, therefore the conflict revolves around the thousands of miles that separate our story line couple. The premise is charming, encouraging, sexy and inviting; the characters are sassy and edgy; the romance is provocative and seductive.
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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: https://laurenblakely.com/one-free-book/ Connect with Lauren here ➜ WEBSITE: laurenblakely.com ➜ NEWSLETTER: laurenblakely.com/newsletter ➜ FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/LaurenBlakelyBooks/ ➜ INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/laurenblakelybooks/ ➜ TWITTER: www.twitter.com/laurenblakely3

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