Come As You Are - Lauren Blakely

Come As You Are

By Lauren Blakely

  • Release Date: 2018-04-16
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 372 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.


  • Crushed it!

    By Provosaint
    As always Blakely delivers on another crushing hot romance. It’s sexy, fun and endlessly romantic!
  • Fantasies Really do Come True in Come as You Are!!

    By EscadaMama
    Sabrina Granger is a struggling journalist recently jilted by her fiancee shortly before their wedding. Sabrina has always been obsessed with historical romances and fantasizes about a prince sweeping her off her feet some day. “Mistaken identity, playacting, lords in disguise—all of it was so delicious” to Sabrina. In her fantasies the hero and heroine would both be in disguise because a prince would never fall in love with a commoner like her. Rejected by love, Sabrina is solely focused on her career and desperately needs a job. When her best friend invites Sabrina to a charity fundraiser masquerade party, Sabrina gets the chance to live out her fantasies, repurpose her wedding dress and network at the same time. Flynn Parker is not your typical computer geek. He is a rich, hot, confident and a successful entrepreneur focused on his company and launching his latest app. Flynn has been fooled in love before and knows his wealth makes him a target to gold diggers so he doesn't trust easily. For the masquerade party, Flynn decides to dress all in black and wears a mask to cover his eyes. Flynn is frequently approached by people who want to pitch their ideas or ask for money. Wearing a mask means he won’t be recognized and he will have the freedom to be himself. At least for the evening he doesn’t have to worry about the other guests’ motives for approaching him. When Flynn spots Sabrina at the bar he admires her stunning figure but is most intrigued by what she is wearing! The imagination needed to create her costume reflects a sharp mind which in Flynn’s opinion makes her even hotter than how she looks! Flynn plays along with Sabrina’s desire to keep their real identities a secret, instead assuming the role of the man who sweeps her off her feet and onto the dance floor. Ridiculously turned on by their attraction to each other, Flynn and Sabrina take advantage of their anonymity to take what each is offering. Lauren Blakely has a wickedly delicious sense of humor which she combines with wordplay to keep readers continuously entertained. In Come As You Are, she pulls back the curtains and strips away all pretense to show two people falling in love while being their truest selves. Perhaps instead of using us singletons looking for love should wear a mask and keep our identities secret when we go out. Besides adding an air of mystery, the freedom to be yourself (or who ever you want to be), should also improve your confidence when meeting new people!
  • Decent but not enough

    By LinzeeV
    The book wasn’t bad but there never was enough conflict or a big enough climax in the book. There was a few small bumps in the road but nothing that was jaw dropping or kept me dialed in.
  • Loved Flynn!

    By Lisa Somerville
    Come as You are is told in DPOV by Flynn an Sabrina and is a sweet and lighthearted read. Flynn has it all (well almost all), he's got the looks, a great job and money, but what he doesn't have is the girl. Sabrina is on the verge of loosing what little she has left, she recently lost her job and her wedding was called off. They meet each other at a masquerade party and boy do the sparks fly! "And hey, how awesome is it to meet someone who likes hot up-against-the wall sex as much as I do?" Neither Flynn nor Sabrina know the other persons real identity and agree to meet, once they do things seem to be falling apart all over again for Sabrina. You see, she was recently hired to interview Flynn to see what makes him tick, yet she had no idea that her lover from last night was Flynn! "The guy who texted you. The guy who has your panties. And, evidently the guy you're interviewing." I loved this quick read by Lauren!
  • Come As You Are

    By Bshksuhwb
    I really enjoyed this fun and sexy read. Loved how Flynn and Sabrina met and hooked up at a masquerade party. Through texts, they flirted but still didn’t exchange names. But when they find out who they are? Can they resist each other? Can they work together? Loved how he let down his guard and realizes he can trust her and how connected they were. I highly recommend this book.
  • Come as you are is must have for any hopeless romantic at heart!

    By Queenzany
    Come as you are is an enchanting, feel-good read! Talk about plastering a smile on my face! This book just had me rocking a cheeky smile throughout the whole read. With that dynamic underpull of joy, it brought to the pages. Plus with the current of heat which blazed through the scenes, I was wishing I could be Sabrina and Flynn at some points! So from one hopeless romantic to another, let's just say, Come as you are is must have for any hopeless romantic at heart!
  • Swoony!

    By lmpanthermom
    Lauren always writes the best heroes! Flynn is yummy! Truth be told, The Princess Bride is one of my all-time favorite movies. Now I want to see it again! Sexy, swoony 5-Star read! An advanced reader copy was provided for an honest review.
  • 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.