The Hot One
One Love - (A One Love Romance)
This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.
A sexy new standalone romance from #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Lauren Blakely
Ever notice that sometimes a guy will do something really stupid, like let the love of his life slip through his fingers?
Yeah. I'm that guy. But the instant I run into her again I’ve got one goal and one goal only—a second chance. The plan? Go big or go home.
Fine, at first glance, stripping naked at my ex-girlfriend's place of work might not seem like the brightest way to win her heart again. But trust me on this count—she always liked me best without any clothes on. And sometimes you've got to play to your strengths when you're fighting an uphill battle. As a lawyer, I know how to fight, and I'm prepared to fight hard for her. Because sometimes you need a second chance at first love.
He's the one who got away . . .
The nerve of Tyler Nichols to reappear like that at my job, showing off his rock-hard body that drove me wild far too many nights. That man with his knowing grin and mischievous eyes is nothing but a cocky jerk to saunter back into my life. Except, what if he's not . . .? I've tried like hell to forget him, but maybe I'm cursed to remember the guy I fell madly in love with eight years ago. Lord knows I’m not over him, so what's the harm in giving him a week to prove he's changed in the ways that matter?
After all, how do you resist the hot one . . .?
lighthearted, fun and quick read
Rating~ 3.75 stars
Tyler Nichols is an entertainment lawyer, working with his cousin Clay at their firm. Delany Stewart is the owner of Nirvana, a spa company. They went to law school together and were madly in love till Tyler broke Delany's heart and cut her entirely out of his life. Seeing him juggling for a seven year old after eight years since they broke up, a girl who looks just like him makes Delany feel like someone stepped on her heart. Delany and Tyler never got over each other while Tyler regretted his decision, Delany was heartbroken and spend the past eight years trying to get over him.
“He kisses me like it’s the only thing on earth he wants to do.” ~Delany
Seeing Delany, Tyler decides to get back with her....with his usual method which is jumping before looking and without any caution. With some tug and push he finally get's Delany agree to go out for drinks with him.
I loved her like crazy in college, and when we talk now, I can still hear the parts of her that I fell for. ~Tyler
As with usually with Lauren Blakely's books, this couple had great chemistry, the book had humor and a little bit of angst to make it interesting. Their relationship for most past was quite easy, it was natural for them just to slip back into their role. I loved their banter and sweet moments along with Tyler's crazy and impulsive behaviour. Usually it's the girl who is the impulsive one in the books so it made for a nice change. I really liked seeing Tyler with his niece, I wish we could have gotten to see him, Delany and Carly together. It would have been hella cute. It's a second chance romance about a couple who never forgot each other and couldn't move on. I really liked them together.
"It was always you. I always thought of you." ~Delany
Quibbles: I don't know exactly why but I felt like it was missing something that Lauren Blakely's books usually have, I had this feeling throughout the book. I still don't know why....Another thing I wish the book's timeline had been a bit longer and made Tyler grovel more to Delany.
Overall, it was a lighthearted, fun and quick read about an adorable couple.
ARC was generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review
4.5 ☆ - Fun and sexy second chance romance with humour and heart that will have you swooning
The Hot One is a fun and sexy second chance romance with humour and heart that will have you swooning as this sweet and sexy guy vows to do whatever it takes to win back the woman who stole his heart years in college. It was light hearted and sweet but also had just enough emotion and steamy scenes to make it an addictive page turner that will have you falling in love with the two main characters.
Tyler and Delaney, who tell the book through dual perspectives, have a sizzling chemistry that is obvious from the very beginning of the book and it’s more than clear for both characters, despite the time lapse since they split, their attraction is still there and they still hold each other close to their hearts and have longed for more. With their paths crossing by chance, Tyler and Delaney can’t ignore the chemistry between them and with a little persistence from Tyler, they find themselves exploring things once again, although both still are withholding things in regard to their previous relationship. Both Tyler and Delaney are strong and likeable characters but each have a vulnerable, softer side to them. It’s nice to catch up with familiar faces from other books, a couple of previous characters playing big roles in helping expand Tyler and Delaney’s characters (if you haven’t read the previous connected standalone books, don’t worry as any details necessary are given).
The Hot One was strong from start to finish and is a real mix of tension, friendship, romance, sweetness, and humour to make this an enthralling read. The book is set over a relatively short period of time, therefore moving at a fast pace for the majority of the book, but their history supports this pacing. As always with these books, this can be read as a standalone with a sweet HEA.
Overall, I would definitely recommend this very entertaining read that isn’t too heavy on angst but with just enough to make this a brilliant romantic comedy!
*I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book
A great second chance romance!
One of the things I love most about Lauren Blakely books is the lack drama, don’t get me wrong we still have a little but its never over done or outrageous. I think sometimes less drama is definitely the way to go.
Lauren Blakely has a knack for writing these HOT as hell heroes that could melt your panties off with a look and make you swoon so hard! Tyler has taken over my top spot of her men!
Tyler broke up with Delaney 8 years ago in quite a callous and cruel way, he is a bit self absorbed at times in this book at times. His cocky, arrogant and overall sexy demeanour is what attracted me most to Tyler but his determination to winning Delaney’s heart for a second chance is what completely endeared him to me.
Delaney wasn’t what I expected, she was a real glass half full kind of girl. She is so environmentally friendly and tries her best to make a difference in the world. I really liked her character, she was upbeat, fun and had a personality that drew you to her.
This book flowed flawlessly, the story wasn’t over the top nor was it boring. It had just the right amount of everything to make me want to keep reading. I cant wait to see what we get next from this very talented author.