Sunday 9 September 2018

♥ Lauren Blakely 🎻 ONCE UPON A REAL GOOD TIME 🎵 #Heartbreakers1 🎤 #Excerpt ♥

© Bianca Janeane

• 10 September 2018
• Book #1 in the #Heartbreakers series
• standalone/connected romantic comedy
• Dual POV

4.75 Stars

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 shes 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?

A pub quiz. That's where Mackenzie sees him for the first time. Campbell's on stage tuning his guitar to perform after the quiz. And she's mega-insta-attracted. Same for him. But she has to leave to get her son from music class before they can even start flirting or even talking.
But then she goes back two weeks later - and he's there again.
This time they do a lot more than flirt and talk.
But a few days later they realize that he's her son's new music tutor!
What now? We can't be having any intimate relations now, right???

What will happen with Mackenzie & Campbell?
Will there be a HEA?

I just love a good romance written in dual POV!
I LOVE LOVE Lauren's male POV romcoms, but hearing both their thoughts is great too.
And this one was really adorable.
Funny, sparky, sexy, cute.
I just adored Mack and Campbell. And the kids too and the friends and siblings and Kyle's dad and the music and the quizzing and the texting and ugh ... it was just the sweetest, most adorable and perfect romance.
I wouldn't mind seeing it on Netflix one day!
Can't wait to get the other two brothers' story asap! And it will be almost asap - only 2 weeks until book #2! ☺

ONCE UPON A REAL GOOD TIME was such a fun and adorable & sexy love story!! Run to your nearest amazon asap for your own Campbell - this one is MINE !!!

ARC received for an honest review

Ms Blakely, you had me at rock star!

I adore Lauren Blakely's dual POV rom-coms, I love getting in both our lovelies heads!

Campbell and Mackenzie's story is just too cute.  From lingering glances across the bar to hot and sexy times, I just couldn't help but adore them.
I loved that they are a bit older, have lived lives before they meet each other.  I believe that Mack and I would be besties - sigh, if only she was real!

I enjoyed the banter between Mack and her besty, and Campbell and his brothers.  Oh, and don't get me started on Mack's baby daddy.  He is awesome!

I also loved that there was no OTT drama - sure, Mack and Campbell had their hurdles to overcome, however there was none of this non-communicating business going on.

Once Upon A Real Good Time was fun and sweet and sexy, and I didn't want it to end.  But knowing there are 2 more books to come makes me excited.

Is is the 24th yet?


She nibbles on the corner of her lips. “My friend Roxy thinks I should—”

“—let yourself have a good time for one more night?”

“How did you know?”

“She seemed like a good wingwoman.” I reach for a strand of her hair, running my finger across the soft locks, cataloging her reaction. “Want to know what I’m thinking?”

She nods.

I flash her a wicked grin. “I’m wondering if you want to be kissed by someone who’s been wanting to kiss you all night long.”

A flash of hesitation crosses her face, then she raises her eyes as if she’s thinking.

“I do,” she whispers, and the few seconds of reticence make her answer even sweeter.

I thread a hand through her hair. I’m going to take my time working up to a kiss, to make sure she wants it desperately. “I’ve been thinking about running my hands through this hair.”

“You have nice fingers…”

“Were you watching my hands when I was on stage?”

Her voice is soft and feathery, a quiet little confession. “Yes. I like the way you play.”

“What did you like about it?” I curl my hand tighter around her head. I swear, heat is radiating off her body, and it’s so damn enticing. “Did it make you think of anything?”

She nibbles on the corner of her lips. “Made me thing about how you might play…me.”

A groan works its way up my chest. She is an alluring mix of daring lioness and clumsy puppy. I yank her flush to me, bringing her mouth mere inches away from mine. “I’d like to play your body like a guitar. I’d like to make you sing, make you cry out in pleasure.” I run both hands through her soft hair, tugging her head back.

She gasps, and that’s my cue to lick a path up her neck, where I nibble on her jaw till she’s squirming against me. “Did you think about how I might kiss you when you watched me play?”

A sexy little sigh seems to escape her lips, followed by a yes.

“I noticed you the other week. At your booth, doing your quiz. Couldn’t stop looking at you. You were so sexy and adorable, and now you’re so damn close to me all I want is to turn you on.”

She parts her lips, and there’s no more need to tell her what I want to do. It’s time to show her.


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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.