The Hot One
Book 2, One Love
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A sexy new standalone romance from #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Lauren Blakely
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 have 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 . . .?
The Hot one by Lauren Blakely is the story of the hot and sexy Tyler Nichols. With each book I read I'm amazed by Lauren's leading men. You'll fall head over heels for the sexy arrogant lawyer with the magic tongue.
The Hot One is a second chance romance, which I absolutely adore. I love that Tyler had to work his way back into Delaney's heart. He was never far from her mind, but the heart is another story. Tyler definitely takes groveling to a whole new level when he goes all in to win Delaney back and proving he has changed after leaving her heartbroken in college. These two were on fire and in sync in college, but the fire is now an inferno. I couldn't put this book down!
Sizzling hot and comepletely fun!
Delaney is just going to have to move on over because I’ll be taking Tyler Nichols home with me!
This book is seriously adorable, funny, flirty, and so very sexy! I never find a book by this author that doesn’t make me giggle and then later, makes my panties melt right off.
Lauren Blakely is very talented at creating characters the reader develops strong emotions for. They are consistent in their personalities too, which makes a big difference in a book. If they constantly act out of character, it’s very jarring. But, this book moves smooth, fast-paced, and fun!
Tyler…how can you not fall for Tyler? It’s so clear that he was a huge jerk in the past, but right away, the author replaces that image with one of a big, sexy, sweetheart. From the moment he sees Delaney again he OWNS his mistake. He knows how he handled the situation was completely wrong and he’s determined to apologize. For such a strong dominant alpha to humble himself like that makes my ovaries go boom. SWOON. The way he goes about winning Delaney over is a perfect combination of sweet, a little domineering, and incredibly hot! And, he is hilarious.
Delaney is a spitfire. She’s full of life and if she were real, she’d be my best friend. Lol. I can’t blame her for taking her time in forgiving him. And, being wary of a repeat of the past is expected. But, she begins to soften before I could get frustrated with her character, instead I sympathized and then cheered her on. Although she makes some choices that made me want to wag my finger at her and say, “knock that off right now!” I still enjoyed her spunk, her shoe addiction ( because…shoes. Duh), and her relationship with her friends.
This book sizzles with the chemistry between Delaney and Tyler. Even before they fall into bed, the sexual tension is thick and every bit as alluring as the steamy scenes. This is something I’ve come to expect from Lauren Blakely and she does it magnificently.
5 sizzling, giggling stars!
Well done LB!
Tyler and Delaney had been dating in college and were both career and goal focused. One day Tyler calls it off and they had no contact for the next eight years. They meet at the park and as they say old habits die hard.
Tyler has always regretted the way he treated Delaney. Now that he has a second chance he won't let her get away. I'm happy that Tyler was man enough to admit his mistakes and do what it took to get his woman back. The massage parlor part was one of the hottest, funniest and sweetest scenes I've read in a long time. After that part Tyler had me hook,line and sinker.
Delaney has been burned twice by two men that she loved the most, one being her father and one being Tyler. With that being said she has abandonment and trust issues. Delaney was very guarded when Tyler came back into the picture. I liked that she was cautious and made Tyler earn her trust again. Delaney acted the same way I would have in her shoes. It's nice to have characters that you can relate to. Throughout the story Delaney gets some much needed closure and also grows as a person.
I liked that the both of these characters were willing to look deep within themselves so they could make this relationship work the second time around. They both realized they each played a part in their initial demise. Seeing two characters grow throughout a book is another favorite thing of mine.
Lauren Blakely is an author I've heard great things about but I've never read before until now. I really enjoyed this story. This is how you write a romantic comedy novel! I found myself laughing several times throughout this book. I finished this book in one sitting because the story and writing just flowed and sucked me right in! What I also loved about this book was that it was a second chance romance. Those are my favorites when done correctly and Lauren Blakely knocked it out of the park! I will definitely be checking out more books from this author!
*an arc was given for an honest review*