The Only One by Lauren Blakely…..ARC Review



From the New York Times bestselling author of THE SEXY ONE comes a romance about fate and second chances.

Let’s say there was this guy. And he gave you the most mind-blowing night of sex in your life. And you never saw him again.

Until ten years later.

Now, it turns out he’s the ONLY ONE in all of Manhattan whose restaurant is available for my charity’s event.

The trouble is, he doesn’t recognize me.


This woman I’m working with is so damn alluring. The first time I set eyes on her, I’m captivated and I can’t get her out of my mind. Even if it’s risky to tango with someone I’m working with, she’s a risk I’m willing to take.

The trouble is, she won’t give me the time of day.

But I’m determined to change that.

My Review:

The Only One is part of author Lauren Blakely’s One Love Series as well as book number eighteen in the 2016 1,001 Dark Nights lineup.  If you don’t already know I’m a HUGE fan of Ms. Blakely’s and was so excited to hear she would be in the 1,001 Dark Nights project and let me tell you, this book was amazing. It had everything I have grown to love from a Lauren Blakely book…heat, emotion, humor, and so much more.  I loved it!

I love a good second chance romance and when it involves some serious heartbreak, it makes things that much better.  I know, I know, I can’t help it!  That kind of emotion gets me every time.  Add into that two characters you want nothing more than to have a second chance at a passion that sizzled off the pages and I was glued to each page of this book.

A sad twist of fate tore new lovers Penny and Gabriel apart years earlier and neither one ever forgot the other.  Now, with fate wising up, they find themselves in a chance meeting.  What happens next is pure magic.  I mean how could it not be?  Gabriel is a sexy, sweet, tattooed chef with a passion for everything he does (yes, that includes Penny 😉 ) and it’s impossible not to swoon over him.  Penny is a gal with a great head on her shoulders and a huge heart.  She’s a gal I would love to be friends with!  Together they burn up the pages and melted my heart.  I couldn’t get enough!

Whether you’re already a Lauren Blakely fan or this is the first of her books you pick up, I have no doubt you’ll love this story!  Thank you, Ms. Blakely, for a delicious read!


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author-pic-lauren-blakelyAbout Lauren Blakely:

Since self-publishing her debut romance novel CAUGHT UP IN US over three years ago, Lauren Blakely has sold more than 1.5 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 thirteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than seventy times. Her bestselling series include Sinful Nights, Seductive Nights, No Regrets, Caught Up in Love, and Fighting Fire as well as standalone hit romances like BIG ROCK, MISTER O, WELL HUNG, and THE SEXY ONE which were all instant New York Times Bestsellers. In January she’ll release FULL PACKAGE, a standalone romantic comedy. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! laurenblakely.com/newsletter.


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  1. Shared on all my socials,great review Jillian!!

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