Monday 17 October 2016

★ Lauren Blakely ★ The Sexy One ★ Giveaway & Excerpt ★

© Bianca Janeane

• release day: 17 October 2016
(very slightly connected) standalone dual-POV RomCom
• there are 2 more books coming - about Simon's buddy Tyler and the restaurant guy Gabriel!
4.5 Stars

From NYT Bestseller Lauren Blakely comes a sexy, swoony standalone romantic comedy!

Meet Simon, the hot single dad you met in MISTER O!!!

This will be a first-person, dual-POV 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

We already met Simon and Abby in Mister O - but you don't have to have read it to read this one - you should obviously, but you don't have to. ☺

Simon is the 34-year-old single dad to adorable Hayden. And Abby is the Nanny.
She's been working for Simon for seven months now and she's kind of been in lust/love for those seven months too!

"If you looked up 'hot single dad' in the dictionary, you'd find his picture."

The same with Simon. He can't get his sexy little Nanny out of his head.
And when french language lessons bring them even closer, they suddenly don't really know what they're fighting so hard against....

But Simon doesn't want to lose such an amazing nanny and Abby doesn't want to lose this amazing job.

Why is dating the Nanny/EmployerSingleDad so taboo anyway?

Such an adorable romance!
We immediately fall in love with Abby, Simon, and his little girl.
They're the perfect family already.
But of course it takes them a while to fight against all the IT'S-SUCH-A-TABOO-TO-DATE-THE-NANNY thoughts.
But it's really cute to watch them fight against themselves and what they think is right...
Just adorable.
It might have been a tiny little bit too adorable. We don't have much/or any drama or misunderstandings. It's a pretty short book. Not novella-short, but not really long either. It's all a bit too insta once they start kissing. ☺
But I still loved it....

THE SEXY ONE was a really adorable & sexy Nanny & Single Dad romance! Run to your nearest amazon for your own dose of mega-hottie Simon!!!

ARC received from author for an honest review

Yes!! I have been impatiently waiting for The Sexy One and it was well worth the wait.

In fact, The Sexy One gave me a toothache as it is just so darn sweet!

We quickly met Simon and Abby in Well Hung, and now it is time for their whole story.

There is nothing not to love about Simon, Abby and his little girl Hayden.  They are so sweet and tender and loving and gah - just the perfect kind of couple... except they aren't.

Their relationship could have gone down that Jude Law/Ben Affleck shagging the nanny feel (even though Simon isn't married) and I am so glad that it didn't do that.

The glances, the touches, the texting all leading up to something.  While it didn't have the heat and sexy times of the other books, it was just the story that this pair needed.

I loved that they went for it. That they didn't give a stuff about what other people thought, that the fell in love and gave the big middle finger to those who didn't agree with them.

And I loved that we saw more of the guys and gals from the previous book,s too.

Now I am impatiently awaiting the next books



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This man can kiss. His lips taste so good as he kisses me with a tenderness and a hunger that’s entirely new in my experience.
This kiss vibrates and spreads through my entire body, as if I’ve been shot full of liquid beauty, like gold and silver flow through my veins. He slides his tongue across mine, and I want to grab him, straddle him, and just kiss the daylights out of him, even in this crazy, dangerous cab.
I hardly care that our first kiss isn’t on a moonlit balcony or under the stars. This kiss was inevitable, especially after the last few nights, all these days, and then this afternoon. All our moments have been marching to this as Simon kisses me with such reverence that I want to melt into him. I rope my fingers through his soft hair, and I truly can’t believe I’m making out with Simon Travers in the back of a cab after we watched a documentary on zebras.
I wish I could say that alarms sound, telling me how risky it is to kiss the man I work for. But all I hear is the rapid beat of my heart, leading me closer to him.
Simon runs his thumb along my cheek, and that soft touch makes me tremble. Somehow I wriggle closer, my breasts pressed to his firm chest. He groans. It’s carnal and masculine, almost like a warning. But neither one of us heeds it. We simply can’t stop. We’re those people. The kind who go crazy in public. I feel insane right now. Crazy and wild and reckless.
His hands are on my face, then my hair, and then the back of my head. He is all heat and passion. The way his lips sweep over mine, the way his tongue explores my mouth, and most of all, the way he holds me—it all makes me want to grab those strong shoulders of his and slam him down on top of my body. I want to feel him slide my wrists over my head, pin them, and then smother me in kisses everywhere. I want to let go beneath his mouth, arch into him, urge him to explore my body the way he seems to want to.
The car jerks to a stop.
Abruptly, we separate, but only slightly.
He blinks and breathes out hard as he glances around. We’re all the way in Columbus Circle. Holy shit. We kissed for blocks upon blocks.
My lips miss his. I thread my hand into his hair. “We shouldn’t do this,” I say, though it hardly sounds like a protest as his hair falls through my fingers.
His eyes float closed, and his mouth is open, his breath coming in harsh pants. “We definitely shouldn’t do this,” he says, his voice low and smoky as he sighs deeply at my touch.
“You’re my boss,” I say, pointing out the obvious.
“You’re my—”
Whatever he was going to say next is cut off when he brushes his lips against my forehead, then over my face, dusting my cheek, my eyelids, my jawline.
My skin sizzles. My stomach flips. I want to live inside this kiss. “Don’t stop,” I murmur as his lips mark me.
He travels to my neck, and I tilt my head to the side. He layers kisses all along the column of my throat, the delicious mix of his rough stubble and his soft lips sending sparks to my very core. My body is hungry, eager for him, and I’m going to need a new word for want because what I feel for Simon is so much more than that.
It’s yearning. It’s non-negotiable. I have to have him.
“I don’t know that I can stop with you, Abby,” he whispers, and my name falling from his lips is exquisite and sensual.
In it, I hear his complete and utter need for me, and it’s thrilling—because it matches my heart. It matches my body, too.


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Stalking Lauren:

Lauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat, heart, and humor, and she has had eight books on the New York Times Bestseller list and sixteen on the USA Today Bestseller list. Like the heroine in her novel, FAR TOO TEMPTING, she thinks life should be filled with family, laughter, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren lives in California with her husband, children, and dogs. She loves hearing from readers! Her bestselling series include Sinful Nights, Seductive Nights, No Regrets, Caught Up in Love, and Fighting Fire. She recently released SWEET SINFUL NIGHTS, the first novel in her new sexy romance series Sinful Nights that became an instant New York Times Bestseller. In January, she'll release BIG ROCK, a sexy, standalone romantic comedy. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney.