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Publisher's Summary

An instant New York Times best seller!

One of TIME Magazine's 100 Must-Reads of 2021!

Two people realize that it’s no longer an act when they veer off-script in this sizzling romantic comedy by New York Times best-selling 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?

©2021 Jasmine Guillory (P)2021 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

"Jasmine Guillory is the undisputed queen of the modern-day romance, and this novel - in which a budding movie star and the ad guy tasked with making her famous fall hard for one another before encountering life’s many complications - is yet another jewel in her crown.” (Vogue)

"Jasmine Guillory has long since established her reign as the romance queen, and yet with each new release she reestablishes her dominance. While We Were Dating is as good as you've come to expect from the author - stuffed with glamour and wit, the story follows an advertising professional who falls for a Hollywood actress when she stars in his latest campaign. It's juicy yet meaningful, like every Guillory classic." (Elle)

"An Instagram-flavored remix of Notting Hill. Glamorous and sexy? Sounds like the perfect beach read." (Harper's Bazaar

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My new favorite Jasmine Guillotine Book!

I really enjoyed this book. It was great to catch up with Theo and Maddie. I don't want to spoil the book for my fellow readers. But this book is sexy with nice plot turns. It was worth the wait. The narrator was really added to the story. Good job!!

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Another great book from Jasmine Guillory

This is the sixth book in Jasmine Guillory’s Wedding Date series.  It matches Theo’s brother, Ben, with movie star, Anna.

Anna is coming off a rough year and while she is confident in her acting skills, she gets anxious about all the rest that goes with her movie career.  Ben is a charming ad guy with a passion for sneakers.  When they meet, sparks fly and they both try to ignore them.  But when Anna’s dad is hospitalized and Ben drives her 7 hours to check on him, they give in.  While they are having fun, neither wants long-term so they set mutual boundaries and deadlines for a match made in heaven.  Until they actually fall hard for each other. 

I read this book in paperback and via @audible depending on where I was reading.  Huge shoutout to @janinaspeaksvolumes for her work on this series!  Love love love the voice she gives the characters. 

Jasmine Guillory has such a fun writing style.  After binging this series this summer she is an auto buy for me.  She tackles tough issues like discrimination and mental illness and surrounds them with strong characters, laughter, and real emotion.  Thank you so
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Jasmine Guillory is the best!!

I love the narrator Janina Edwards- I believe she has narrated all of the books this far and she's amazing from her tone, to the emotion she puts into reading the story. the book was a beautiful romance as all the others are and Jasmine has somehow intertwined 6 love stories without making it messy!! LOVE this one!

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Ehhh (Review Contains Spoilers)

The overall story I liked but the heroine Anna just wasn’t it for me. I loved Ben and loved how he finally opened up for a woman instead of being the typical playboy Ben. I wish we got more on his meeting up with Dawn, therapy, interactions with Theo/their mom, and just more from Ben’s side in general. Everything with Anna was over the top and just not likeable. Running and hiding from her anxiety I know played a role in her actions but at certain points I just think she was in denial about someone being able to love her. Jasmine Guillory’s writing is still wonderful and I’m sad to see this series end especially when this doesn’t feel like the end and this story has me wanting more on the situation with Dawn. Lastly this was a good listen for audible, Janina Edwards always does a great job. Not favorite of this series but still a decent story.

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A Happy Ending

Overall not a bad story, the characters were likeable and the story realistic. The narrator wasn't bad, just wished they'd left out profanity, didn't feel it was necessary.

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Great Modern Story!!

I loved this book! The story was amazing and the characters especially Ben were so sweet and real! Definitely worth the listen!

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Loved

I got my first Jasmine Guillory book as a Secret Santa gift 3 years ago and I have been hooked ever since. i have all of the hard copies and all of the Audible books. I love, love, love how she writes such engaging and romantic stories. She's very detailed and her stories take readers on a journey that i personally hate to see come to an end. I loved Ben and Anna's story and was excited we got a little Theo and Mattie thrown in. I can't wait until the next one is released.

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Cool story… lacked drama

Enjoyed the book. Needed more drama somehow. Easy, fun loving story. But still needed more juice.

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Good Story; Good Author; BUT…

Jasmine’s audible books need an orator that has a variety of distinct voices, or a male and female orators. The one makes a good story line stale.

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Love

This makes me want to fall in love. It was narrated beautifully. Looking forward to reading more of Jasmine’s books. That’s all.

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