The Virgin Rule Book - Lauren Blakely

The Virgin Rule Book

By Lauren Blakely

  • Release Date: 2021-04-16
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4
From 233 Ratings


A sexy, brother's best friend sports romance from # 1 New York Times bestseller Lauren Blakely!
Let me make a few things clear. I didn’t go to the wedding intending to dance with the best man, to dare him to show me a very sexy pic on his phone, or to accidentally kiss him in the hotel elevator after the reception ended.
But you know how it goes. Things just happen at weddings... 
The next day, Crosby and I agree to put all those shenanigans behind us. The fun-loving, stupidly gorgeous, all-star baseball player might be my brother’s best friend, but he’s my friend too and has been for years, so it’s easy to move on, especially because I have a high-profile business to run.
But since he’s newly single and I’m always single, it turns out we both desperately need plus ones. We agree to “publicly date” over the next two weeks of galas, parties and events before his baseball season begins.

The only trouble is the more time I spend with Crosby, the more I keep imagining how much I want him to take my V-card.

And when I broach the possibility with Crosby, his answer surprises the hell out of me.


  • Taking A Break From Relationships

    By bookaddict100
    Crosby Cash plays Baseball for the San Francisco Cougars. He has an incredible bond and close friendship with his best friends sister Nadia Harlowe who is the owner of the Las Vegas Hawks Football team. Crosby has a terrible track record in dating the wrong woman. He has put himself in a dating “Time Out” with the help of his friends. When Nadia moves the Hawks Football team back to their hometown of San Francisco, Crosby and Nadia cannot stop the pull of hot chemistry and what is happening between them. An amazingly sweet read with the introduction of so many swoon worthy athletes. I cannot wait to read their stories too! I received an ARC for this book and this is my review.
  • 5 amazing stars

    By Litljen00
    Lauren Blakely's latest book, The Virgin Rule Book has everything you've come to expect from this fabulous author. It's funny, sexy, has amazing characters and it will engage you from start to finish. I'm so excited to have a new series coming from Blakely and it's off to a great start! Nadia is a strong, independent, successful and sexy woman. She works hard and knows exactly what she wants in life and in her men. She isn't afraid to reach out and grab what she wants and she does just that when she takes her chance with Crosby, her brother's best friend. Crosby is a single, sizzling hot professional baseball player. He and Nadia have a great relationship as friends and their banter is easy and fun. While both have sworn off dating after recent disasters, they can't help but enjoy each other's company and take their friendship to the next level. I loved the heat these two generated. Their story was sexy as Blakely always knows how to turn up the heat. I loved how Nadia opened herself up to new experiences and found her missing piece in Crosby. And I loved watching Crosby fall hopelessly in love with Nadia. Their story was perfectly written and I definitely swooned throughout! I cannot wait to read the next story in this series because Ms. Blakely NEVER disappoints! 5 stars
  • Great start to a new sports series! Loved it!

    By Suzanne Golt
    Nadia Harlowe is a young, savvy, powerful business woman in the midst of moving her professional football team from Las Vegas to its original roots in San Francisco. It is there that she reconnects with our hero, her brother's best friend and the boy next door all grown up, the charming and talented Crosby Cash, a pro baseball player for the San Francisco Cougars. I loved that these two shared a history, were genuine friends since childhood, and how well they got along. They were both searching for something and found it with each other. Loved how she was reserved and respectable at work, but could let loose and be confident with Crosby. Loved how he made her feel desired and sexy. She was vulnerable being inexperienced, and Crosby was the perfect mix of a gentleman with patience, while possessing loads and loads of genuine charm and charisma. And his super sexy dirty talk let her know without a doubt that he only had eyes for her. Loved their flirty texts and “rules” they set which were abolished one by one as they navigated their friends with benefits situation. Most of all, I loved how Crosby wasn’t intimidated by her position or wealth. He admired her, supported her, and cherished her. Loved his lucky socks, his easy-going personality, their witty banter, and how they were open and honest. Blakely writes the best sexy times and The Virgin Rulebook is a delicious slow burn of the best kind. Just the lightest of kisses on her neck and shoulders, a slow dance that leaves her breathless and wondering what could be...but could there be more? Should there be more? The answer is a resounding "yes" and readers are treated to Nadia and Crosby’s entire journey. Everyone needs a bestie and her friend Scarlett always had her back. I loved the relationship she had with her mom and siblings as well as Crosby’s relationship with his mom and friends, many whom are also professional athletes. Loved how both their moms were good friends as well as matchmakers and supported their union. Lots of potential love interests are brewing in the first book of this new series with his single buddies Holden, Chance, Grant, and Declan, each looking for love. Readers are also treated to a sweet bonus novella, The Rules of Blind Dates, featuring Crosby’s cousin’s Rachel, and Matthew, the CEO of the football team who happens to be a sexy Brit. But hurry the bonus novella is only available until April 30th!
  • Great chemistry!!

    By gabbysreading
    The Virgin Rule Book is a charming, low angst brother's best friend, friends-to-lovers romance filled with a ton of heart, witty dialogue and so much red hot chemistry. There is nothing accidental about how much I enjoyed this book. Lauren Blakely continues to give us a couple that is very easy to root for. Nadia and Crosby are so perfect together. The connection between them is clear early in the story. Both successful in their fields - he's an all star baseball player, she's the owner of a football team - I love how they build each other up; Crosby especially. Him not being intimidated by her success nor her brilliance is so hot to me. I just loved them. There is something about a Lauren Blakely friends to lovers romance that just makes my heart sing. Maybe it's because it feels genuine and real. You can feel how much these characters care for one another. It's a comfort for me. If you're looking for a cute easy read that will give you all the giddy good vibes, you can't go wrong with The Virgin Rule Book.
  • 4.5 Lucky Socks Stars

    By mpatane5
    4.5 Lucky Socks Stars! The chemistry between Crosby and Nadia will steam up your glasses, if you don’t wear glasses then you’ll definitely FEEL the heat! Their journey will have hooked from the beginning to the end. Absolutely worth the read! Another hit by Lauren Blakely.
  • Fantastic friends to lovers sports romance!!

    By Stacyotr
    This friends to lovers romance is off the charts good! What do you do when your brother’s best friend, whom you’ve secretly crushed on for years is now your plus one at various events? You’re both trying to be good and not think about how much you want the other. Even when you think you shouldn’t, a connection between friends, when it’s this strong, you can’t stop with only a kiss, and then maybe just a little more. Watching the sizzle, burn, pull, and fight consume Crosby and Nadia makes this book hard to put down. Add in the sweet swoon worthy moments and laughter, I can promise you won’t want this book to end.
  • A charismatic romance

    By WendyR26
    The Virgin Rule Book was a charismatic read. This story had one of my favorite tropes to read: sibling's best friend and it also had a friends-to-lovers vibe. And it had the typical Lauren Blakely touch that I enjoy. Though Crosby is Nadia's older brother Eric's friend, Nadia and Crosby also were the best of friends. Their banter and interactions were flawless and easygoing. They gave good flirt. When they come up with a friends-with-benefits scheme to help one another, it is not as easy as they would think. Buried feelings start to come to the surface and it was interesting to see what Nadia and Crosby would do. I liked seeing how their relationship progressed to friendship to friends-with-benefits-to a possible more. They were just fantastic together. I liked how Nadia was an independent and strong heroine and that Crosby was not intimidated by that. I also like the family and friends bond that Lauren built in this world. I can't wait to get more of their stories. There is also a prequel to this story titled The Rules with Friends with Benefits that gives more context to Nadia and Crosby. Overall, this was a sweet, fun, and sultry story.