While We Were Dating - Jasmine Guillory | Spoiler Free Book Review

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Today is my stop on the While We Were Dating blog tour and I'm really excited to share my review of one of my most anticipated releases of the year with you. I have read almost all of Jasmine's books now and I have enjoyed every single one! Jasmine's last release, Party of Two, was one of my favourite reads of last year. While We Were Dating - Jasmine Guillory | Spoiler Free Book ReviewWhile We Were Dating - Jasmine Guillory | Spoiler Free Book ReviewBlurb

Can a Hollywood romance work in the real world?

Ben Stephens has never been one to mix business and pleasure, but when he lands a huge ad campaign featuring movie star, Anna Gardiner, and it turns out she's as funny and down-to-earth as she is gorgeous, Ben can't help flirting a little.

Anna Gardiner is hoping this ad campaign will be a great distraction while she waits to hear if she's booked her dream role, but she doesn't anticipate that Ben Stephens might be an even bigger distraction... 

After a family emergency and a late-night road trip moves them past light-hearted flirtation, Ben and Anna grow closer. But when Anna's manager decides to use their fling to help Anna's Hollywood career, 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's looking for?

My Review

I loved so many things about this book I'm not too sure where to start! Jasmine has an incredible ability with her writing to suck me in within the first couple of pages. I read this book fully in one sitting as I was gripped. I like to keep my reviews as spoiler free as possible so I can't tell you some of my favourite scenes but there is one scene that had me laughing out loud and if you are a long time Taylor Swift fan, this scene will be even funnier to you if you understand what I'm referencing! 

Anna is one of my favourite main characters I have read this year, I loved everything about her. I really appreciated the anxiety representation and it was so well done. I also liked how she was going after what she wanted so passionately and with confidence. I also loved that Ben goes to therapy and how open he is about it with Anna. Anna and Ben both show each other their vulnerable sides as they start to trust each other and it was honestly beautiful. There is a side plot involving Ben and his family which hit very close to home with me but again, like with the anxiety representation I really liked how it was handled. Especially his outburst about the situation as it was real and raw. 

Anna and Ben have an instant connection from their first meeting but it didn't feel like insta-love at all which I loved. This book has quite a few of my favourite tropes which made it such fun read. This book has the perfect balance of light and fun moments with a swoony and steamy romance with some deeper yet important elements. 

This is the sixth book in the series but you can read all of them as standalones without any issues but I would recommend the whole series. This book should definitely be on your TBR this summer if you ask me! 



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