Review: Here Comes My Man by Lauren Blakely (Hopelessly Bromantic #2)


Note: An advance reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author.

I've been eager to get my greedy hands on Here Comes My Man ever since I finished reading Hopelessly Bromantic, and while a month or so doesn't sound all that long, when it's an M/M romance from Lauren Blakely with two of the most enigmatic and engaging main characters around, well, it feels like forever. I'd like to note to anyone who has yet to pick up either book or is simply new to Blakely's work that these titles must be read in order. There's also a free prequel novella, Shameless Flirt, so if you want to play it safe, you could check that out prior to making a decision to purchase the two full-length novels in this quite fab series.

With the way things were at the end of Hopelessly Bromantic, it looked like TJ Hardman and Jude Graham were going to be spending some quality time together, whether they liked it or not. That's what happens when both their careers need a bit of spit and polish, and not in a hot, dirty way. They're tasked to pretend to be boyfriends, which shouldn't be all that difficult considering the fact that they actually were boyfriends once upon a time. Faking it shouldn't be a problem, but then TJ and Jude didn't exactly part ways under the best of circumstances. To complicate matters even further, the more time they're together, the more these two remember why they fell in love the first (and second) time(s) around. Could the third time be the charm?

Welp, it took them three tries, but TJ and Jude finally--FINALLY!--get it right! That's not saying that getting to that happily-ever-after of theirs was easy because it was absolutely complicated, but it was also hard-earned and well-deserved. It may seem simple enough that better communication and being more open would have saved these two a whole lot of heartache, but nothing is ever that simple. Plus I happen to love that this was a friends-to-lovers-to-exes-to-friends-to-lovers story. There's a great deal of growth that happens to both main characters after everything they've gone through, so the relationship is on far better footing the third time around. Here Comes My Man was witty, romantic, and hot, which is everything I've come to anticipate from Lauren Blakely. Each box checked, and every expectation surpassed. Five-plus stars.

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Read my reviews for the Hopelessly Bromantic series:


Shameless Flirt (prequel) - 4.5 stars - My Review

Hopelessly Bromantic (book one) - five stars - My Review

Here Comes My Man (book two) - five-plus stars - My Review (posted above)

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Release Date: 28 June 2022

Date Read: 20 June 2022

Learn more about Lauren Blakely.

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