Interview with Lauren Blakely, author of Dear Sexy Ex-Boyfriend
30 Jun 2020
What can you tell us about your new release, Dear Sexy Ex-Boyfriend?
Dear Sexy Ex-Boyfriend is a book you can escape into right now and it is a romp of a sexy rom-com that includes a hilarious fake fiancé situation, a friends to lovers romance, a charming British hero falling for his best friend, and, an “incident” on a Swan boat in Central Park, as well as a cookie-making class. What more could anyone want!
What’s the last book you read?
The last book I read is Slash by Laurelin Paige. It’s coming out soon and it is a deep, complex, sexy, and insightful meditation on the complexities of being a woman, pm desire, and of letting yourself have what you really want. I highly recommend it.
If Dear Sexy Ex-Boyfriend is turned into a movie, who would you pick to play the main characters?
Tom Ellis would be absolutely fantastic as Oliver and I love Anna Kendrick for almost any of my heroines!
What’s on your writing desk at the moment?
On my writing desk at the moment is a lovely citrus smelling candle given to me by one of my favorite people, the narrator for this book, Shane East, as well as a notebook of mine with cartoon illustrations of cats as astronauts, and photos of my dogs.
What’s rocking your world this month?
I’ll be writing a book soon as a joint project with one of my absolute favorite writers (details to come) and I am planning some fantastic new audiobook productions.
What scene in Dear Sexy Ex-Boyfriend was your favorite to write?
I love the scene at Gin Joint narrated by Oliver when he’s interacting with all of his guy friends, including Logan and Fitz and they all talk about their “bangable celebrity list.” It’s a fun, bawdy, bro banter type of conversation with some guy friends — two are straight and one is gay and they all have fun laughing with each other.
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