#TheWeddingDateSeries~~While We Were Dating by Jasmine Guillory
Ben Stephens has never bothered with serious relationships. He has plenty of casual dates to keep him busy, family drama he’s trying to ignore and his advertising job to focus on. When Ben lands a huge ad campaign featuring movie star, Anna Gardiner, however, it’s hard to keep it purely professional. Anna is not just gorgeous and sexy, she’s also down to earth and considerate, and he can’t help flirting a little…
Anna Gardiner is on a mission: to make herself a household name, and this ad campaign will be a great distraction while she waits to hear if she’s booked her next movie. However, she didn’t expect Ben Stephens to be her biggest distraction. She knows mixing business with pleasure never works out, but why not indulge in a harmless flirtation?
But their light-hearted banter takes a turn for the serious when Ben helps Anna in a family emergency, and they reveal truths about themselves to each other, truths they’ve barely shared with those closest to them.
When the opportunity comes to turn their real-life fling into something more for the Hollywood spotlight, will Ben be content to play the background role in Anna’s life and leave when the cameras stop rolling? Or could he be the leading man she needs to craft their own Hollywood ending?
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Ben Stephens is living his life and loving it. Everything is going the way it should and that’s just fine with him. Until Anna Gardiner lands in his world and all of a sudden, all bets are off.
Anna Gardiner is a successful actress looking to hit mega-stardom. The last thing she needs is a walking, talking, sexy distraction named Ben Stephens.
Business is business. Don’t mix business with pleasure, right? That goes south real fast.
Put two people in a high stress situation and it tends to strip away the pretense. That “mask” many of us wear around folks that we don’t know well enough to reveal our true selves. Then the plot starts to simmer because they are no longer just an executive and his client.
Ben and Anna are flesh and blood. Remember in Notting Hill when Julia Roberts tells Hugh Grant “I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy”? One of my favorite cheesy movie lines – it’s kind of like that in While We Were Dating. What started out as a harmless flirtation is now very something real. Can Ben be Hugh Grant to Anna’s Julia Roberts?
Jasmine Guillory gives us another charming, very sexy, easy to read story in The Wedding Date universe. Yes, of course, we have the side characters, and pop ins from characters in previous books, but the two protagonists are the meat and potatoes. There are some real life issues woven into the story that are very relevant in today’s social construct. That just made it better for me.
Write on Jasmine! Write on.