Excerpt Reveal!! Sex and Other Shiny Objects by Lauren Blakely

Release Date: January 13th
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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The second the test-the-sexy-scenes offer landed in my lap, I said yes.

After all, I’ve been damn curious about a few things I’ve read in romance novels. Do buttons truly go flying across the floor when you rip off a guy’s shirt? Is staircase sex hella hot or does it leave you with a big old bruise mark on your back? And don’t even get me started on all that panty shredding, and whether it even works.

Time to find out as I embark on Project Sexy Scenes Research, at the request of my hotshot book editor bestie.

All I need is a willing scene partner. Enter Tristan, my best guy friend. The witty, tell-it-like-it-is, bearded hottie volunteers for the experiment.

He’s also the guy who gave me the most devastating, toe-curling kiss of my life ten years ago. But nothing has happened since then.

And nothing will come between my panties and our friendship now since we have a plan to keep it PG.

But once the buttons start flying, all bets are off…


Strong muscles, carved abs, that sprinkling of chest hair that’s the perfect amount of manliness.

My mouth waters.

My stomach flips.

And I reprimand the hell out of my brain, the indecent wench.

Friends don’t picture friends in the buff.

“Let’s try it one more time,” I say with a crisp nod and a cool tone. “We’ll do it by the book.”

He clears his throat, his tone shifting. “Peyton, I have another idea.”

I blink. “You do?”

“I do.” He pauses, scrubbing a hand across his chin. “Do you trust me?”

The question is rhetorical. “Of course I do.”

He shakes his head, like that’s the wrong reply. “I know you trust me. But can you trust me right now? To take the lead?” His voice is gentle but somehow commanding at the same time. It’s soothing, and the question says he knows me, but he also needs me to let go. To give in to him.

Can I?

Will I stumble if I do?

His eyes lock with mine, and the intensity in his gaze is reassuring, like the security he gave me at his restaurant the other night when he said, I’ve got you.

I give the only answer I can. “I trust you.”

“Good. Then let’s do it.”

“If you say so, Fred.”

His lips curve in a crooked grin. “I do say so, Gingersnap.”

He hits play on “Wicked Game” on his phone and sets it on the table at the bottom of the stairs, and the smooth, sultry strains of Chris Isaak float through the air.

The music pulses, low and sexy, like it’s playing in my body, beating inside me. The effect is heady. It sets the mood for the scene.

A scene we’re simply acting. That’s all this is. Acting and reenacting.

He arches a brow, glances at the stairs, then says in a rumbling, sexy voice, “Been thinking about you all day. Need to get you upstairs and get this off you.”

About the Author:

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. She also writes red-hot love stories for her Lauren Blakely After Dark line.

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