Blurred Lines (Love Unexpectedly #1) by Lauren Layne

Blurred Lines (Love Unexpectedly #1) by Lauren LayneSeries: Love Unexpectedly #1
on 2015-12-10
Pages: 256
AmazonNarrator: Allison Pike, Mason Lloyd
When Parker Blanton meets Ben Olsen during her freshman year of college, the connection is immediate - and platonic. Six years later, they're still best friends, sharing an apartment in Portland's trendy Northwest District as they happily settle into adult life. But when Parker's boyfriend dumps her out of the blue, she starts to wonder about Ben's no-strings-attached approach to dating. The trouble is, even with Ben as her wingman, Parker can't seem to get the hang of casual sex - until she tries it with him.The arrangement works first. The sex is mind-blowing, and their friendship remains as solid as ever, without any of the usual messy romantic entanglements. But when Parker's ex decides he wants her back, Ben is shocked by a fierce stab of possessiveness. And when Ben starts seeing a girl from work, Parker finds herself plagued by unfamiliar jealousy. With their friendship on the rocks for the first time, Parker and Ben face an alarming truth: Maybe they can't go back. And maybe, deep down, they never want to.Fancy some fun, fresh, flirty and very sexy rom-com? Check out the titles in Lauren Layne's Oxford series: Irresistibly Yours, Playing For Keeps and Someone Like You.

This book plot tackles a very familiar subject: Friends to Lovers.
Can a man and woman be best friends, hook up and nothing more? Can they have a friends with benefits arrangement and move on?
In this story, Parker Blanton and Ben Olsen were friends from college and became roommates for 4 years. When Parker’s boyfriend Lance breaks up with her after 4 years, she decides instead of bar hopping for hook ups, she will hook up with her roommate Ben but they agreed no strings attached.

Of course, the sex is amazing and the earth spins double time etc. Then the ex boyfriend Lance reappears. Where does Parker go from here?

This is my first book by this author. It was okay. While the narrators were really good, the book was predictable and cliche. I also don’t like manufactured drama. It’s baffling to believe that such good friends who live together couldn’t clear up simple misunderstandings. There was clearly a good friendship and chemistry between Ben and Parker. The thing with Lance lacked passion and even Parker said she missed sex more than she missed Lance the person. I liked Ben because he seemed more in tune with what he wanted and what he was about than Parker. I just wanted more depth to the characters than i got here. It was okay for a simple audiobook with minor angst.

*Special Thanks to Tantor Audio for the audiobook given in exchange for an honest review.

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