While We Were Dating

by Guillory, Jasmine

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Summary
An instant New York Times bestseller!Two people realize that it’s no longer an act when they veer off-script in this sizzling romantic comedy by New York Times bestselling author 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?
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Guillory continues to thrill with her sixth multicultural contemporary romance, following Party of Two (2020). Ambitious ad man Ben Stephens just landed a huge account after his presentation thoroughly impressed the client's talent, Academy Award-nominee Anna Gardiner. Their chemistry sizzles, but they maintain a professional working relationship. Ben's usual MO is to love 'em and leave 'em, but therapy is helping him deal with his commitment issues. Anna has sought therapy for the anxiety brought on by sudden, unexpected fame, but she's able to keep it in check by "controlling the narrative" and carefully planning where and when she's photographed. Luckily, Ben is willing to appear as her fake boyfriend, with the understanding that they'll part ways after the premiere of her new blockbuster movie. But when romantic snapshots appear in People magazine, friends and family clearly see that their love is not an act. Readers who enjoy tales of the rich and famous will swoon over red-carpet dress fittings and paparazzi-dodging hijinks. Tender love scenes and a believable romantic awakening that builds slowly while taking mental health issues seriously further demonstrate Guillory's storytelling star power."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Literature
Romance
Fiction
Publisher Penguin Publishing Group2021
Language English
ISBN 9780593100868