A Guy Walks Into My Bar

· Top Notch Boyfriends
31 reviews

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.


Ratings and reviews

31 reviews
Moni Reads
August 11, 2020
4.5 🌟’s. If this is LB’s first MM romance, I can’t wait for more! This was one of the most flirtatious, titillating and charismatic books I have read. I loved witnessing romance from a different angle where two dominant and commanding men battle their hang ups and then fall head over heels in love. And the chemistry, goodness me.... hypnotic. I think I’m becoming a cover snob, or maybe it’s just this model, but he was the perfect Fitz and the visual was a benefit while reading. Along with the description of Dean, and we have some delectable men to enjoy. With a LB book, there seems to be a connection somewhere along the line from a previous series, and James Fitzgerald has made a couple of appearances. He’s the New York NHL’s defenseman and he loves his job. He takes a quick trip to London with his baby sister to help her get established for her course she’s undertaking. And they walk into a bar..... Dean Collin’s bar, The Magpie, and the rest they say is history. What should of been a fling, turns into so much more. This wasn’t my first MM novel, and when written this well, it won’t be my last either. This book had humor, banter and undeniably attraction between two characters with a captivating love story. It makes no difference to me if it’s two women, two men or one of each, if the story has heart and purpose, then I’ll read it. Because Love is Love. 🌈 That is all.
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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Marybeth Casale
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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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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