From NYT Bestselling author Lauren Blakely, comes a swoony new standalone romance…
THE SEXY ONE!
Want a romance guaranteed to make you melt? Get ready to fall in love with THE SEXY ONE!
“Swoony, passionate and oh-so-romantic!”
~NYT Bestselling author K Bromberg
“Insanely romantic and so genuinely charming…”
From the NYT Bestselling author of MISTER O, comes a sexy new standalone romance…
Let me count the ways why falling into forbidden love is not my wisest move…
1. She works with me every single day.
Did I mention she’s gorgeous, sweet, kind and smart?
2. She works in my home.
Playing with my five-year-old daughter. Teaching my little girl. Cooking for my princess. Which means…
3. She’s the nanny.
And that makes her completely off-limits…But it doesn’t stop me from wanting her. All of her.
The other nannies in this city don’t call him the Sexy One for nothing. My boss, the amazingly wonderful single father to the girl I take care of every day is ridiculously hot, like movie star levels with those arms, and those eyes, and that body. Not to mention, the way he dotes on his little girl melts me all over. But what really makes my knees weak are the times when his gaze lingers on me. In secret. When no one else is around.
I can’t risk my job for a chance at something more…can I? But I don’t know how to resist him much longer either…
With all the heat, heart and humor readers have come to expect, this newest standalone will make you laugh, swoon and feel like you’re falling in love!
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Theresa M’s 5 STAR Review:
Hot single dad? Check. Adorable daddy’s girl? Check. Hot, curvy nanny? Check. Smokin’ hot chemistry between hot dad and hot nanny? Duh! It’s a Lauren Blakely book, right?
Let me start this review by saying that Simon Travers has leapfrogged his hot self into my top 3 favorites from the mind of Lauren. Not an easy feat to do, but let’s be honest, a hot, devoted single dad will always get extra points.
He and Abby—super nanny to his beautiful daughter, Hayden—are trying to fight the attraction they have for one another, which they both think is one-sided.
Simon is a former Wall Street finance guy, turned venture capitalist. Divorced, and with primary custody of Hayden, he’s totally committed to raising a happy daughter, and providing for his family. Abby is working as a nanny, but also tutors foreign languages on the side. Along with her fellow nannies, Abbie has a crush on Simon—Chris Hemsworth doppelgänger—and has done a pretty good job of keeping her poker face. Abby and Simon get along great, and as they spend more time around each other, their seemingly unrequited lust seems to be mutual.
Not giving any spoilers when I say the sparks fly, and the dirty talk is in ample supply. But, the way Lauren tells this story is different from the beginning. I can’t say why, but I was in love with Simon about 25% into the story. Love, not lust, mind you. I wanted to give him a big hug—with my legs around his head—still counts as a hug. He got under my skin so quick, and just got deeper.
Just when I think I couldn’t fall in love with Simon any more, Lauren works her magic I swear just to prove me wrong, and I fall harder. I love how this story is told both from the points of view of both Simon and Abby. It was a nice change getting the story from both sides.
These two were made for one another, and Lauren doesn’t disappoint in their HEA. This is a wonderful love story with lots of heat. Simon has a naughty mouth, and Abby is no slouch w/her sauciness. Several surprises and twists occur, and there are some great characters in this book that are so engaging, and you want to know more about them. I find myself wondering who will get their own story, or at least make a future appearance. We also get another chance to catch up from friends and relatives in books prior to this one.
The Sexy One is a standalone, but I highly recommend you read Big Rock, Mr. O, and Well Hung to enhance this story. As always, I can’t wait to see what Lauren has in store for us next.
I received this ARC for an honest review, and I give it 5 stars.
Shannon P’s Review:
The Sexy One was my introduction to author, Lauren Blakely. If you’re looking for a sweet and sexy read, then this would be the book for you.
Simon is divorced and has custody of his little girl, Hayden. Abby is their nanny. The two of them have a lot of chemistry but don’t want to ruin a good working relationship. Will they be able to look past these so-called barriers and move forward together? Or will they been their own worst enemies and ruin a good thing before it even starts?
I enjoyed this story. Simon was sexy not only by his dirty talk, but the way he was with his little girl would make any woman swoon. There wasn’t a lot of drama, and at times I felt like the storyline was a little predictable. However, overall it was an enjoyable read and I would be interested in reading more from Ms. Blakeley. I give The Sexy One 3.5 stars.
*I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
A swoony, forbidden standalone contemporary romance, THE SEXY ONE is a forbidden love story, the romantic tale of a single father falling head over heels for the smart, kind and beautiful nanny. Resistance is hard as these two fall deeply in love while she works in his home. But forbidden romances are fraught with their own challenges, and nothing comes easily for this couple. Told in dual POV, THE SEXY ONE is being called Lauren Blakely’s most romantic novel yet. THE SEXY ONE is swoony, sweet, hot and forbidden.
“A good old-fashioned love story with a forbidden twist.”
~Bookalicious Babe Blog
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About Lauren Blakely:
Since self-publishing her debut romance novel CAUGHT UP IN US three years ago, Lauren Blakely has sold more than 1 million books. She is known for her sexy contemporary romance style that’s full of heat, heart and humor. A devout fan of cake and canines, Lauren has plotted entire novels while walking her four-legged friends. She lives in California with her family. With eleven New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than sixty times. Her bestselling series include Sinful Nights, Seductive Nights, No Regrets, Caught Up in Love, and Fighting Fire as well as standalone romantic comedies like BIG ROCK, MISTER O and WELL HUNG, which were instant New York Times Bestsellers. In the fall she’ll release THE SEXY ONE, a swoony contemporary romance. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter at laurenblakely.com/newsletter.
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