November 16, 2023 | Posted in:Release Day Blitz, Review




Release Date: November 16th

Genre/Tropes: Enemies to Lovers / RomCom

Complete standalone!

Get ready for a tropical romp!

A Real Good Bad Thing by Lauren Blakely is now LIVE!

Enemies turn lovers in this rom-com adventure, where rules are meant to be bent and diamonds are worth the chase.


Join the sexy stranger and his fiery rival on a treasure hunt that takes unexpected turns in tropical paradise. Will love conquer rivalry, or will they end up with more than stolen diamonds? Find out in this standalone romantic comedy that breaks all the rules!

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Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

A Real Good Bad Thing is Lauren Blakely’s newest standalone. It has the same Lauren feel with the added suspense and I am here for it.
Jake was in the business of recovering stolen goods not in the business of falling in love. Especially when they mixed. Been there, done that, hit with betrayal and refuses to even get the T-shirt. He was in Flamingo Key to catch a theft. Who he didn’t expect was her. A beautiful, witty, smart woman who was doing the very same thing except it was personal.
Ruby was in the Islands to work. She had a dive tour scheduled but she was also there for answers. It turns out that the man she met and wanted to see over and over again was after the same answers. The question was: could she trust him? After being betrayed by men she once loved, she wasn’t sure she could trust this stranger but was he the only person who could help her with this mystery?
No way am I spoiling this fun and sexy adventure! I will say that I ♥️ Jake and Ruby. They are both badasses who know how to have fun and fight for justice.
5 out of 5 stars

A Real Good Bad Thing is Lauren Blakely’s newest enemies-to-lovers romance. This is a sexy, suspenseful story full of witty banter, heart and trust. Ruby and Jake are in the same place for the same reason but with different motivations. There’s an instant spark when they meet, but once they find out they might be on opposite sides, they vow to keep it professional. You know what they say… Can Ruby trust Jake to be honest with her? Will Jake trust that Ruby won’t double cross her? It’s a fun ride full of diamonds, the ocean, friends and surprises!





Enemies turn to lovers, but can they trust each other as they chase the same prize? A sexy romantic comedy adventure from #1 NYT Bestseller Lauren Blakely…

I live my life by three simple rules. Don’t mix business with pleasure. Always work solo. And family comes first.

But when I head to the tropics for a quick job and meet a fiery woman who makes my pulse roar, I can’t resist bending the first rule for her.

Trouble is, after we spend a scorching night together on the beach, I discover she’s my new enemy. The quick-witted and clever beauty is on a treasure hunt for the same damn prize – beating me in a race to find millions in stolen diamonds.

See you later, sexy stranger.

Too bad I keep bumping into my gorgeous rival all over this tropical paradise as we chase clues.

Maybe it’s better to partner up. But, the more time we spend together sneaking into nightclubs and art galleries, the harder it is to keep my hands off her. And soon, I’m not just sleeping with my very irresistible enemy.

I’m starting to give her my heart.

That breaks my biggest rule of all. Don’t ever fall in love. Because it always screws you over.

*Note: A Real Good Bad Thing will be entirely new to most of you! Some of you might have read an older series of mine called The Jewel series (now off sale). That two-book storyline serves as the source material for this new story, which has been changed to 1st person, and turned into a standalone, with all new dialogue, motivations, setting and so on! But if there’s a touch of the familiar to some of you that’s why!




About Lauren Blakely:


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 cut but spicy. Lauren likes dogs, cake and show tunes and is the vegetarian at your dinner party.


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