February 22, 2019


What happens when the nice girl wants to give naughty a go?

Find out in BEST LAID PLANS, the brand new, sexy friends-to-lovers, lessons-in-seduction romance from #1 New York Times bestseller Lauren Blakely! And these lessons come with a twist!

✔ Lessons in s-e-x-ploration

✔ Friends falling hard

✔ A charming, cocky, confident hero & a smart, clever heroine

✔ A quirky small town full of fabulous characters

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That time I had the brilliant idea to ask my good friend for lessons in seduction…
Awkward? Maybe. But how else is a good girl going to find out if she likes being naughty? I might be sweet as cherry pie, but I’m also bold and damn curious. And Gabe is charming, trustworthy, aces at seduction (or so I hear) and—bonus!— willing to give me lessons. But to guarantee it won’t ruin our friendship, I have some specific requirements for his instruction. I want these classes to be hypothetical more than hands-on. So what if he’s hella sexy? I can handle that, no problem.

I have it bad for Arden. She’s bright, brilliant, insanely fun, and I want to take her home and spend all night together—and then spend the day with her, too. When she asks for my help, I see my chance to win her sweet heart by showing her how much fun we can have getting spicy. Trouble is, she has a different idea of what “bedroom exploration” should mean. Now I’m going to have to get really clever to win her over.
Good thing I know exactly how to upend her best laid plans.


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Kara's Review

Best Laid Plans is Lauren Blakely’s newest romantic, sexy comedy. As you know, I’m Lauren’s biggest fan. I’m a huge fan of the woman, her writing, her characters, her sense of humor, her witty banter, her storytelling and the way she keeps coming up with new, fresh and exciting ways to entertain us. Best Laid Plans is Gabe and Arden’s story. We briefly met Gabe and Arden in Unzipped and I was instantly intrigued by the sexy fireman and the pretty bookstore owner. Gabe and Arden are friends. Just friends. They have fun together, talking, bowling. When Arden decides she wants to know what it’s like to be naughty, she enlists the help of her handsome friend, Gabe. He is ecstatic and thinks this is finally his chance to show her he thinks about her more than a friend. Until she tells him it’s a “hands-off” lesson. What the what? Ok, he can do this. He’ll just tell her, lead her and then maybe get the chance to actually show her. What could go wrong? Their friendship is strong and it will survive and if he has his way they will become more than friends. Arden didn’t really think this plan through. She didn’t realize how much just Gabe talking to her about sex would turn her on. But of course he’s a player so he’s good at this. He’s just a friend helping out another friend. Right? Once they touch for real and can’t seem to keep their hands off each other, Gabe knows this is his chance. But Arden is freaking out. She doesn’t think he truly cares about her. But he does. He so does. Will Gabe fight for his woman? Will Arden finally see what their future could look like? I loved this story. So much! It’s fun, sexy, sweet, romantic and swoony. Gabe isn’t just a sexy, gorgeous fireman. He cares about people. Wants to help them, save them and provide for them. Arden is smart, funny and knows just the right wine to pair with a great book. I wish I could go visit her bookstore and ask her advice! I loved that Gabe was the one who wanted to jump in feet first from friendship to much more! Overall, I laughed, cried, laughed, swooned, laughed some more and had to fan myself. Lauren never disappoints with her sexy characters, fun stories and romantic words. Sometimes your best laid plans turn out the way you never thought they would. Backwards. Upside down. Even better.


The man has charm for miles  – a playboy with a heart of gold.


“Because if we were together, my number one goal would be to make sure you were…satisfied.”


Sandra's Review

Best Laid Plans is Lauren Blakely’s next sexy, sweet, and funny rom-com. I adore Lauren and all of her words. I love all of her characters. She always makes me fall hard for each and every one of them. I will make this fast since the synopsis kicks ass and explains the story perfectly.
Arden is a good girl who wants to learn to be little naughty. Gabe is a fireman playboy with a heart of gold. This unlucky pair became friends in the funniest way. And a year later, Arden proposes a deal. One that Gabe would never turn down.
Gabe is stunned silent. He wants Arden. So much and this might just be the way to show her how much. How much she deserves to be worshipped in the bedroom. Loved and adored. For the woman she is and not the woman she thinks she needs to be. He has one week to figure out how to get out of the friend zone with the only woman he has ever truly wanted.
Arden has no idea this would be so hard. Of course she knew Gabe was hot but damn. Being this close to him, seeing his charm really shining though. She is also noticing much more. The looks. The sparks. Sparks she shouldn’t be feeling.
Will Gabe and Arden move out of the friend zone?
Overall…I loved every minute of this book! It was so much fun, flirty, and hot. Their banter is friendship goals. Their passion is more than friends goals. God, I loved Gabe & Arden.
“I think it’s time to find out if you have a little Ana in you.”
I want to know the landscape of her body. Want to slide my hands up and down her legs, nibble on her ass, and make her whimper.
This is going to be the toughest game of charades I’ve ever played.


✦The audiobook is narrated by Joe Arden and Erin Mallon!
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Arden has never pumped me for dating details before. Not the tawdry ones at least. I half want to believe it means something, but it could mean nothing at all.

“Just curious,” she says nonchalantly as she grabs her favorite purple ball. She makes it sound so casual, her inquiry. But there’s that word again from Words with Friends—curious—and it snags on my brain. Why exactly is she so curious?

A second later, she gives me the answer. “Everyone’s coming into the bookstore buying these racier books. It just got me thinking.”

She turns away, heads to the top of the lane, and holds the ball in front of her.

And her comment has me thinking too.

About dirtier books.

If she reads them.

What she likes between the sheets.

What her curiosity has piqued exactly. Well, besides me. I’m definitely piqued, and I make a quick adjustment in my jeans so it’s not so damn obvious.

As she tosses the ball down the lane, her left leg arcing behind her, showing a hint of the back of her thighs, I groan.

I want to know the landscape of her body. Want to slide my hands up and down her legs, nibble on her ass, and make her whimper.

I would love to know what would make Arden go wild in bed.

That’s not only because I’m wildly attracted to her.

It’s because I want to know what makes her tick in the bedroom as well as I know what excites her out of it.

I want to know her in every way.

Sooner or later, I’m going to have to figure out how to drive this car clear out of the friend zone.

Sooner is my preference.

Like maybe this weekend at the party here at the bowling alley.

Maybe I can find a way to pique her interest in me.



“Best Laid Plans is hands down my favorite. This book is funny, sensual and has a heart of gold. It brought the friends-to-lovers trope to a brand new level.”
– Becca at Wicked Quests of a BookNinja



“A fabulously sweet, sexy, funny and hot friends to lovers story.” – Melissa at Booked All Night


“This is my favorite Blakely book to date. I loved absolutely EVERYTHING about this story!!”
LittleJen on Goodreads


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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 sweet, sexy and witty. Her heroines are strong and smart and her heroes have hearts of gold and fantastic funny bones. She lives in California with her family, including her smoking hot and hilarious husband and her two brilliant and kind children. She has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs — she might have four dogs, or maybe five. If she’s lucky, she’ll soon have six dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 100 times, and she’s sold more than 3 million books. In February she’ll release BEST LAID PLANS, in March THE FEEL-GOOD FACTOR, and in May THE DATING PROPOSAL. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! laurenblakely.com/newsletter


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