February 5, 2019

It starts with a drunken text pic. The kind I would normally never send. Only, instead of it going to the flirty hotel bartender, it goes to some random stranger who actually responds.


I tell myself an unexpected night of hot as hell back-and-forth is the perfect way to blow off a little steam while I’m in New York closing an important business deal. Little do I know the man on the other end of the line is none other than Wells Grange: the most controlling, egotistical, emotionless SOB I’ve ever met.


I spend my days squaring off against Wells in the boardroom, and my nights succumbing to the sexy stranger’s commanding texts in the bedroom. Within days, I’m falling for someone I shouldn’t, and I have to remind myself that none of this is real.


The first thing I notice about Conor Newell when he sits down in my high-rise conference room is how delightfully nervous he is. Then I see his tie. The same geeky tie that’s held hostage on my phone. The one that belongs to my anonymous late-night texter. And it changes everything.


I should confess. Tell the truth about who I am. Instead, I decide there’s no harm in flirting. After all, once our business is concluded, he’ll be out of my life for good.


The more I get to know Conor, however, the more I start to fall for him. Which is a problem, because I made a vow long ago to never let emotions interfere with my life, either business or personal. Except I can’t stop thinking about him night and day. If it’s only in my head, though, it doesn’t count.


After all, it’s not like we’re falling for each other in real life…

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Kara's Review

IRL: In Real Life is the first book in the After Oscar series by Lucy Lennox and Molly Maddox. Lucy and Molly are real life sisters and this is their first time writing a book together and they did a fantastic job! IRL: In Real Life is well written, so funny, sexy, with a dose of geeky, steamy sexting and interesting characters. It all starts with an accidental sexy pic to a stranger. Conor sends text he has never sent before. He can’t resist flirting with the sexy bartender and ends up loving the domineering man on the other end of the phone. But it turns out, it’s not the bartender but some stranger. Conor is just in NY to close a business deal to help his mom. Wells, the man he needs to sell too, has a reputation for being a giant jackass in and out of the boardroom. But he’s hot as hell and Conor is crazy nervous around him. Wells loved his texting with his sexy stranger. And he loves it even more when he finds out who’s on the other end of the phone. But now he just wants Conor to see him in a different light. He’s incredibly attracted to him, but it’s a bad idea to get involved with him. Because they are working together and because he doesn’t trust anyone. Wells actually wants more than just sex. He wants to know Conor, talk to him, touch him. But can he let go of his past and trust in someone again? Will Conor ever feel like he’s enough for Wells, the man who has everything? I cannot adequately articulate how much I really loved this story! I loved the characters, the writing, the plot. The ups and downs. The sexiness, the fun. The secondary characters. All of it! Overall, I laughed out loud, cried real tears, got hot and bothered and swooned! Wells and Conor together were magic and the women who loved and supported them were awesome! And I’m so excited that they are planning many more books in the series! Sign me up!


“Conor, that man wanted to eat you like a churro, crunch you down in three big bites, and lick the leftover sugar off his fingers afterward.”


“I wish I’d thought to pull out my phone and snap a picture of your face when I asked about those other drinks. You’d have thought I was ordering a whore in a convent.”

“Don’t you mean a monk in an abbey?”

“I do prefer monks, to nuns; it’s true.”


I wanted him so fucking badly. Which was ridiculous since he was an asshole.

But he was such a hot fucking asshole who seemed to reveal shards of non-assholery behind the uptight mask he wore.

Also, I wanted to see him naked.

Like, really really really wanted to see him naked.


About the Author

After enjoying creative writing as a child, Lucy didn’t write her first novel until she was over 40 years old. Her debut novel, Borrowing Blue, was published in the autumn of 2016. Lucy has an English Literature degree from Vanderbilt University, but that doesn’t hold a candle to the years and years of staying up all night reading tantalizing novels on her own. She has three children, plays tennis, and hates folding laundry. While her husband is no shmoopy romance hero, he is very good at math, cooks a mean lasagne, has gorgeous eyes, looks hot in his business clothes, and makes her laugh every single day.


Lucy hopes you enjoy sassy heroines and sexy heroes as much as she does.  Happy reading!





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