The Boyfriend Material Collection by Lauren Blakely EPUB & PDF – eBook Details Online
- Author: Lauren Blakely
- Language: English
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- Genre: Romantic Comedy
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- File Size: 2 MB
Two weeks ago
Every workday around three in the afternoon, I sponsor a debate with myself:
shut the door and sneak in a snooze, or pop in a piece of cinnamon gum and
power through the late-in-the-day doldrums?
Today is no different, and I blame the manuscript I’ve been reading for
the last few hours. It’s the story of a plucky thirtysomething woman with a
pixie haircut—because, of course, plucky heroines have pixie haircuts—who
gives relationship advice to couples based on the candy they buy at her sweet
But—hold the press—love knocks her on her ass one day when a
handsome stranger strolls in and buys all the purple Skittles.
Because purple is her favorite color.
My boss pinned the tail of this manuscript donkey on me earlier this
week, tossing it onto my reading pile with a droll “Supposedly, it’s Like
Water for Chocolate meets Waitress meets Roald Dahl with a side of M&Ms
To which I wanted to say, No one needs that. Literally no one.
But I can’t say that because I’m merely a junior editor and she’s a vice
president, and I’ll have to read enough of it to report back. Also, because the
agent who sent it to our publishing house sold us a blockbuster roman-à-clef
from a shoe magnate a decade or two ago. Therefore, we must read
everything she sends our way in case it’s the next big thing.
This isn’t the next big thing.
It isn’t the next anything.
Also, le nap. The debate tips in favor of snag-some-shut-eye as a siesta
brews in my eyeballs. My lids flutter like feathers at a Victoria’s Secret
photoshoot. I’m going down for the count as the heroine dishes out banalities
Until I hear five words.
“Did you hear the news?”
My five favorite words.
Well, after “lunch is on me today” and “cake’s in the break room.”
I snap my gaze up from the document, blinking at the stunning creature in
Looking impossibly tall and commandingly gorgeous with carved
cheekbones and corkscrew black curls, Lola strikes a pose. Hell, Lola is a
“News? I love news. Tell me news,” I say, stifling a yawn.
She points to my face like she’s found evidence of a high crime. “Were
you asleep, Amy?”
“What? No!” I scoff for good measure as I adjust my glasses, hoping they
She cocks her head and lifts a brow. Lola possesses the most wicked
eyebrow arches. It’s not fair for her to be leggy and too cool for school, all
while pulling off more facial expressions than Julia Louis-Dreyfus. “Then
why is there a crease in your forehead?”
I grab my phone, turn it to selfie mode, and curse, rubbing my fingertips
over the line in my forehead—evidence indeed. “Dammit.”
She laughs. “You’re so busted.”
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