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Once Upon A Real Good Time

Book 1, Heartbreakers Series

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From #1 New York Times bestseller Lauren Blakely comes a sexy new standalone rom-com!

That smoking hot one-night stand with a former rock star? Turns out he's my son's new music teacher. Oops.
But I didn't know that the night I met Campbell. All I knew was he played my body the same way he played a guitar — like he owned it.
My libido is still high-fiving me after being self-served for too many years, and we’re both ready for another night or two of fun, especially since we don’t just have chemistry in bed — we connect over everything.
That is, until I learn he’s the man who’ll be coming to my house twice a week to teach my son — the best music lessons money can buy.
Time to turn down the volume on our shenanigans. Only that’s easier said than done.
I can rock a guitar solo in front of thousands, I can write chart-topping tunes, and I can absolutely stop thinking about my student’s mother naked.
After all, I’m a single parent too, and I know what it’s like to put your kid first. That’s what I do every damn day.
Trouble is, now that I’ve had Mackenzie, it’s hard — and I do mean hard — to stop wanting her. Harder too when I get to know her, and learn she’s an awesome mom, a great friend, and, oh yeah, she happens to get along perfectly with my daughter.
All we have to do is set some rules. No dating, no nookie when the kids are around, and no one gets hurt.
It’s all working out beautifully. Until we start breaking the rules, one by one.
Making music with her in the bedroom is easy. But will we be more than just a real good time when the music stops? 

Customer Reviews

Heartbreaker to the max!

Lauren Blakely sure knows how to craft a winner, sweet with lots and lots of heat. Campbell Evans is teen idol rock star turned single dad who teaches music to kids. Missing the performing piece of being a musician Campbell begins playing in small bars with his buddies. Campbell is sweet, smart, sexy, and a great dad who has done a fantastic job raising his daughter. Mackenzie is a single mom who has learned to carve out a great life for her and her son when life throws curves. Mackenzie is the mother of a 13yr old brilliant, start prodigy violin player, Kyle. Campbell and Mackenzie have a one-night stand. Those curves that life seems to throw at Mac comes in the form of Campbell becoming Kyle’s new music teacher. Campbell and Mac decide to not cross lines until they do. Slowly one by one those lines get crossed until they both decide to put their kids first and stop secret dating. Will Mac and Campbell find their way back? Will they get help seeing what is right in front of them? To get those answers read Once Upon a Real Good Time by Lauren Blakely. Lauren always writes with heart, passion, heat, and depth of her characters. Campbell is the perfect Blakely Boy, sexy, passionate, hot, heart of gold, great dad, and very swoon worthy. Our heroine is beautiful, smart, sexy, and a mom who who will do whatever it takes to put her son first. For a fun read that will take you a beautifully created world then I completely recommend this newest book from Lauren Blakely. I received an ARC in exchange for a honest review.

5 Delicious Stars

*** I received an advanced copy and chose to review it ***
** 100% spoiler free review **
* 5 delicious stars *

Lauren Blakely once again delivers 5-star perfection with her latest rom-com but that's not all she delivers in this deliciously fun story. Looking for a smokin' hot rockstar? What about a smokin' hot rockstar who happens to be an incredibly sexy single dad to a funny and talented teenage girl? And how about an adorably funny single mom who is the parent to a wildly talented teenage boy? Yes? Well Once Upon A Real Good Time checks all those boxes and more. It's the newest delightful rom-com from the talented Ms. Blakely and it is not to be missed.

Once Upon A Real Good Time is a light, fun, feel-good read. Blakely's humor is infused throughout and I found myself laughing out loud repeatedly. Campbell and Mackenzie are super fun and their romance is charming with a healthy side of steamy. Campbell has a wickedly filthy mouth on him and I loved every word that he said to Mackenzie. Truth be told, I secretly wished to trade places with her (but don't tell my husband that)! Holy hot and sexy!!! These two were scorching! But I didn't only love Campbell and Mackenzie....I also ADORED their teenage kids, Kyle and Sam! They were such an important part of the story and I just loved the relationships each had with his/her parent.

Every page of Once Upon A Real Good Time is a true delight to read. The story was completely enchanting and the characters are absolute perfection. It's funny, sexy and romantic and you won't be able to put it down once you start. Ms. Blakley, you continue to nail the rom-com genre every single time! 5 awesome stars!!! Can't wait to get my hands on the second book in this fabulous new series!

I loved this book!!

There isn’t one thing I did not love about Once Upon A Real Good Time. What’s not to love about a hot musician/music teacher/super dad! Campbell is the total package. Whispered words across the stage had Mackenzie falling and contemplating a one night stand. This single mom had no intentions on mingling, but things might change. These two are absolutely perfect together both in and out of the bedroom. Hot-Hot-Hot!!! There was no way one night could ever be enough. An unexpected discovery made things a lot harder and a lot more interesting! Get ready for the sexy times texts and more that will leave you turning the pages!

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Once Upon A Real Good Time
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  • $3.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Published: Sep 10, 2018
  • Publisher: Lauren Blakely Books
  • Seller: Lauren Blakely Books
  • Print Length: 300 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, Heartbreakers Series
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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