Come As You Are by Lauren Blakely

Come As You Are

By Lauren Blakely

  • Release Date: 2018-04-16
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 5
From 34 Ratings
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I couldn’t have scripted a more perfect night.
For one fantastic evening, at a masquerade party in the heart of Manhattan, I’m not the millionaire everyone wants a piece of. Fine—multimillionaire.  But who’s counting all those commas? Not me, and not the most intriguing woman I've ever met, who happens to like dancing, witty banter, and hot, passionate up-against-the-wall action as much as I do.
There's no need for names or business cards. And that’s why I’m eager to get to know her more, since my mystery woman seems to like me for me, rather than for my huge…bank account.

Everything’s coming up aces. Until the next day when things get a little complicated. (Newsflash — a lot complicated.)


He's charming, brilliant, an incredible lover, and right now I want to stab fate in the eyeballs.
I've had one goal I've been working toward, and lo and behold, my mystery man is the very person who stands between me and my dream job. A job I desperately need since my hard-knock life has nothing in common with his star-kissed one.

But it’s time to put that fairytale night behind me, and focus on learning what makes him tick. Too bad it turns out his quirks are my quirks, and his love affair with New York matches mine.

And as we spend our days together, I discover something else that feels like a cruel twist of fate — I’m falling for this naughty prince charming, and that’s not an ending I can write to our story.


  • Come As You Are

    By Day728
    What to say just loved Flynn and Sabrina from begin to end! Lauren never disappoints couldn’t put it down. Wasn’t just your normal love story you felt it with your ❤️❤️❤️!
  • Certified adorkable read!

    By RentasticR
    Two words: pineapple math. I’ve definitely fallen in love with the sheer wit and geekiness that Lauren Blakely has shown and highlighted in her newest romance novel. To me, it only fired up the sexiness and adorableness that Flynn Parker already holds. This isn’t your typical in-your-face kind of billionaire love story where the hero—who may or may not happen to be a douche—showers the heroine with all the lavish and most luxurious things in the world. No, this is the kind that’s sweet and light and just blissful. One that will make you want to have endless sighs of contentment and happiness. One with a hero who’s humble and passionate, and knows when he’s got a great thing going and never lets it go. A hero (aka The Duke) who worships his woman (aka The Angel) and makes her feel like she’s the luckiest and most loved person in the world. Heart-melting, toe-curling and absolutely brain-stimulating, Come As You Are is just the fun and feel good romance I needed. I enjoyed this tale of two people from the opposite side of the tracks with a connection so deep and a chemistry so electrifying, you won’t be able to help but cheer them on. And as always, Lauren Blakely gives us the kind of funny, geeky and flirty banter that will make your heart flutter and give you tingles all over.
  • Charming and Sexy Cinderella Romance

    By Lelypop1
    Blakely deliver a charming romance, in this Cinderella story, with likable, good-hearted characters. It's a quick, easy, sexy and thoroughly enjoyable read. Sabrina Granger meets Flynn Parker at a masked costume party and, because of his disguise, doesn’t know that he is the famous, wealthy, tech entrepreneur. In fact, during their moment of passion, they don’t exchange names at all. The next day, Sabrina, a journalist, is given an assignment, to write a story on Flynn. Once their identities are known to the other, the romance becomes a forbidden one for this pair. They have a lot to overcome before they can find their HEA.
  • Brilliant storytelling!

    By GreyGirl50
    Come As You Are is another fabulous example of the brilliant storytelling of one of today’s most prolific writers of contemporary romance. Men might be from Mars and women from Venus but this author always celebrates the unique and delightful difference between the sexes which is why her books are an automatic must read for me. She specializes in witty banter, steamy sexual attraction and true heartfelt emotion that leaps right off the page and right into my romantic heart. Flynn and Sabrina are perfect for each other but in order to keep their professional integrity intact they have to deny their feelings and that proves to be more difficult as time goes by. Trust me, you will fall in love with these characters just as much as I did when I read their story in one sitting. I read an early copy of this book and all opinions expressed in my voluntary and unsolicited review are completely my own.
  • 5 Pineapple Stars!

    By scottnl73
    I absolutely LOVED this book! Every so often I like to read a book in which there's little to no drama or angst, and that's pretty much what I got with this story. I loved the chemistry between Flynn and Sabrina, it's pretty hot right from the start, even if Sabrina has no clue who her Stealth Startup really is. The banter and dialogue between them is fresh, sharp, witty, sexy and sweet. Flynn hasn't let success go to his head; he's actually pretty humble and laid back. Sabrina isn't necessarily looking for a relationship, she's got more pressing issues to deal with, first and foremost being her employment, or lack thereof. I enjoyed seeing how their feelings for each other evolve throughout the course of the story. A solid read that I highly recommend!
  • Come As Are

    By 4bu2
    Loved Flynn’s nerdy confidence and appreciated his fears in relationships. Sabrina was so relatable she could easily be my best friend. This book was witty, hopeful and evoked feelings that were so real as I read the book. This book is one I will read again when I need a lift. Thanks Lauren for sharing your talent.
  • 4.5 Come As You Are Stars!

    By Ms.Meesh
    A light, charming, fun-filled romance that had Lauren Blakely’s signature of sweet and sexy romance. Come As You Are is one of those refreshing reads that made you smile BIG!!! Yes, I was one of those readers who practically inhaled this book in one sitting. The beauty of this book was that it was low on angst, had that perfect balance of swoon and charisma to keep readers intrigued. As always, the dialogue exchange is what made this story fun. So if you are looking for a romance that was nerdy, sweet, and steamy then this book is for you.
  • Sweet, Sexy and Seductive! The perfect read!

    By Shelly062498
    Can I give this 10 Stars?! Cause it deserves it! Good lawd, just when I think Lauren can’t possibly top her last book, she releases Flynn out into the Wild. And I don’t know how she makes a math geek so freaking sexy and swoon worthy, but she does! I mean that man can talk numbers to me all night long if he wanted. Lol! ***His kisses should be labeled “known to induce swooning.” His touch should be listed as the kind that can melt me into a puddle. Because that’s who I am right now. I’m dissolving into sugary-sweet pleasure as he touches me. Names don’t matter. Jobs don’t matter. All I need to know is this man can kiss. Sweet and super sexy, a seductive tryst that started at a masquerade ball full of “math geeks” will make your heart swoon and beg for more! ***“You,” she whispers, her honeyed voice like a caress. “I probably shouldn’t say this, but it turns me on to no end that you’re this math god and that’s your foundation, and then you layer T.S. Eliot on top of it, or you put Gatsby on top of it, and you think about whether random things are art or ethics.” This book has so much more than that though. It has all the things I love about Lauren’s books. A sexy and swoony Hero, that can get you heated up and needing a fan and make your heart skip a beat all at the same time. A sexy, driven and self sufficient heroine that knows herself and what she wants and not afraid to go after it. Dedicated and sweet and loyal to her brother. I also love the great supporting side characters. Jennica is sweet and loyal to Flynn and I love her supporting role. I also love her descriptions of places. I’ve never been to NYC, but reading all the things they done, it makes me feel like I’m visiting them along with Flynn and Sabrina. Absolutely loved the idea of hidden messages on park benches, it made me swoon. It’s so sweet! I don’t know Lauren keeps kicking these books out so fast and writing all these swoon worthy men, but I hope she NEVER runs out of inspiration and keeps the books coming!
  • Review: Come As You Are

    By @LisaHines711
    Come As You Areby Lauren Blakely is a contemporary standalone romance told in dual POV between Flynn Parker, a multi-millionaire tech genius and Sabrina Granger, a poor but excellent reporter with a passion for masquerade balls and dirty dukes. Flynn has had enough of being chased for his money. Once bitten, forever shy as far as he is concerned. When a charity function hosts a masquerade party this is his chance to meet someone who doesn't see him as his financial worth but sees him for who he is. Little does he expect to run into his Angel and play Dirty Prince Charming to her Dirty Cinderella. Sabrina has been through the wringer as far as relationships go. Her mother is a piece of work who abandoned her & her brother, leaving him in her care. Her fiancé up and left to China TWO WHOLE DAYS before her wedding, and now her job as a reporter is gone thanks to the company going out of business. Attending a charity masquerade ball her best friend co-ordinated is a chance for her to network and get back out there... For work and maybe for a date too. She doesn't expect the biggest opportunity of her life to happen not once, but twice that same night. Shame one comes in direct opposition to the other. Now Sabrina has to make a choice - love or money... Well-written, perfectly-paced, this story was cute, quirky, sexy, and a wonderful insight into some of the lesser known sights in and around New York. I absolutely enjoyed this - hope you do too!
  • Good read!

    By Shelly92084
    I really loved the whole masquerade aspect of this story. I’ve always wanted to attend one but that’s another story! In this book we meet Flynn who is a hot nerd multimillionaire. It took me a minute but then I made the connection that he is Dylan from Stud Finders twin brother! I love when I spot these little gems from the author. As you can imagine being a rich eligible bachelor doesn’t always have its perks. So for one night Flynn can pretend to be anyone and not have to worry about being used. Sabrina just got out of a relationship and is in a runt. She attends this party at her friends request and hits it off with Flynn. I have to say their banter was really cute. Who knew nerd jokes could be so cute and hot at the same time?? Sabrina and Flynn do have some hot chemistry but the other shoe drops throughout the story. At this point i was so sad as I couldn’t wait to see what was going to happen next for these two. The setting of this story takes place in New York my hometown since birth and the author introduced me to place that I didn't even know existed. I loved reading and discovering these new places right along with Sabrina and Flynn. As a long time fan of Lauren Blakely her books always seem to make me smile. The writing was good, the story held my attention and her description to detail was spot on! This was a cute story that will have you looking for love in the City. “Received an ARC for which I voluntarily provided an honest review."