The Sexy One by Lauren Blakely….Release Week Event & Review




From NYT Bestselling author Lauren Blakely, comes a swoony new standalone romance…


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…”

~Fresh Fiction




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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My Review:

The Sexy One is the newest work form author Lauren Blakely and in this installment we get to dive into the complicated and sexy as hell story of Abby and Simon who have been circling each other for what seems like forever.  I was DYING for this story, I tell you, and it was worth very angst spent minute of wait.  So so so so so GOOD!

While you don’t have to read the other books in this series, I think in order to get the depth of the forbidden fruit/hidden attraction thing going on here, you really need to read them all.  And bonus?  ALL of them are just as freaking good.

Ok, moving on, what I want to start out by saying is that the characters Ms. Blakely writes are some of the most real, three-dimensional people I have ever read.  The nuances and character traits she writes into her people are second to none.  They feel so damn real.  Like I could call them up and meet for coffee…and man, how I wish I could! Abby and Simon, being two of those type of characters, were so amazing to read.  Simon is a freaking unicorn of a man and father.  I’m sure many ovaries exploded after reading him and his relationship with is daughter.  As if that wasn’t enough, he’s sexy as hell and so damn mindful and attentive when it comes to Abby that I was in total swoon-fest mode.  This guy just rocks my world! Abby is just as amazing and is a gal with a good head on her shoulders, great sense of humor, and is wicked smart.  She’s totally someone I would love to be friends with.  Together, the attraction and sexual tension is off the charts.  The tension didn’t just jump off the pages, it leaped out, grabbed me and gave one of those “snap out of it” slaps Cher did in Moonstruck.  It was SO GOOD! And when Abby and Simon finally give in to the attraction? Forget about it. It was so damn delicious and I ate it up with a spoon and wanted seconds and thirds.

Once again, Ms. Blakely delivers a Laughing Cow book served with your fave glass of wine.  This is a story, and series, I recommend with the highest of recommendations.  Thank you, Ms. Blakely, for another kick ass read!


Five Loves

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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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author-pic-lauren-blakelyAbout 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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  1. Kathy Valentine says:

    Great review Jilly!!! Shared on all my social

  2. Love this review and Lauren…thanks, Jilly 🙂

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