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Lauren Blakely’s Never Have I Ever ARC Review

Thank you to Lauren Blakley and her team for the advanced copy of Never Have I Ever.

Check out the Goodreads synopsis below…

Falling for the enemy has never been so deliciously complicated in this standalone romance where a sexy single dad meets his unexpected match! Get ready for all the feels!

Never have I ever been so infuriated by a man I wanted to kiss.

They say opposites attract, but I beg to differ. Combust is more like it. Because every single time I talk to Zach Nolan, I see red.

The too-good-looking, too-smart, too-effortlessly charming single dad who works down the hall from me has turned getting under my skin into a sport. Call it the battle of wits between the wedding planner and the divorce attorney.

Trouble is, when we’re forced into closer quarters planning an engagement party for our best friends, I start to see his other sides.

And I fear I’m falling for the enemy.


I’m not out to make friends. My goals are simple — fight till the end for my clients, and my family.

The last thing I need is a vibrant, outgoing, snarky, and surprisingly big-hearted wedding planner to spend my precious free time with…except, watching Piper bond with my daughter just might break down the cinder block walls I’ve built around my heart these last few years.

Second chances don’t come around for guys like me…or do they?”

Check out my more detailed thoughts below…

  • Characters: Piper and Zach are characters within a classic trope. Piper is the wedding planner who is incapable of finding love herself after being burned in a previous long-term relationship. While Zach is a divorce attorney who is disheartened by the institution of marriage. As the story unfolded the multidimensional aspects of the characters began to appear.
  • Pacing: Lauren paced this really well as the characters transition through enemies, to friends, to lovers.
  • Romance: As I have mentioned before there are many tropes at play including enemies to lovers, wedding planner and divorce attorney fall in love, second chance love, and single dad falls in love with a girl who is great with his kids. The nature of all these tropes at play is that it is easy for at least one part of the story to connect for any reader.

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