Lauren Conrad: 'I'm In A Relationship With My Novels'

Lauren Conrad does have something to snuggle up with at the end of the day – but it’s not a man!

The reality star-turned-author/designer stopped by Access Hollywood Live on Monday, where she dished on the status of her love life.

“Are you open to a relationship right now?” Billy Bush asked the star, who ended her three-year relationship with actor Kyle Howard last year.

“Um, like a committed relationship?” she joked. “I don’t know, I’m so busy right now.

“Honestly, I’m in a relationship with my novels,” Lauren, who was also previously linked to Brody Jenner and Derek Hough explained. “I’m always open, but I’m not really looking.”

Lauren, who said she’s “always” up for a date, explained that she likes to takes things slow with a new guy.

“I’m not really a person who kisses on a first date,” she said.

Lauren’s fourth novel in her “L.A. Candy” series, “The Fame Game,” is in stores now.

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