From NYT Bestselling author Lauren Blakely, comes a swoony new standalone romance…
THE SEXY ONE!
Want a romance guaranteed to make you melt? Get ready to fall in love with THE SEXY ONE!
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
“Swoony, passionate and oh-so-romantic!”
~NYT Bestselling author K Bromberg
“Insanely romantic and so genuinely charming…”
From the NYT Bestselling author of MISTER O, comes a sexy new standalone romance…
– ABOUT THE SEXY ONE –
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!
– EXCERPT –
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.
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.
– REVIEW –
Leave it to Lauren Blakely to take the often used trope of falling for the forbidden nanny and turn it into a refreshing, sexy, blistering read.
Simon Travers, thirty-four, divorced, is a devoted dad to the insanely adorable, precocious Hayden. Simon’s terrific — how can you not love a dad who YouTubes instructional videos to learn how to French braid his little girl’s hair? (He’s absolutely a keeper.) Hottie Simon has all the nannies and moms drooling over him at the park, and they’ve fittingly christened him “the sexy one”.
Enter Abby. Petite, blond-haired, hazel eyed, twenty-six year old Abby teaches language at a local college. When Simon finds himself in need of a nanny, well-intentioned friends point Abby in his direction. Simon is instantaneously attracted to Abby, his libido suddenly in overdrive. But there’s Hayden’s welfare to consider. Simon sees Abby as forbidden fruit — she’s the nanny, and a fabulous one at that. Hayden adores her, and Simon is willing to sacrifice his desire for Abby in order that Hayden keeps her beloved nanny. We’ll see how long Simon can hold out . . . .
Abby overheats every time she’s in the vicinity of Simon, but she, too, represses her feelings — falling for the boss is always a bad idea, isn’t it? And Like Simon, Abby has placed Hayden’s welfare above anything that may be brewing between Simon and herself. How long until this tea kettle of sexual tension blows its lid?
The Sexy One is the latest novel by Lauren Blakely in her terrific The Men of Rom Com Series, and chalk up another win for the author.
A short, stand alone, The Sexy One is loaded with the delicious banter laced with sexual innuendo that is fast becoming the hallmark of a Lauren Blakely story. In Blakely’s talented hands, Simon and Abby’s story turns their insta-lust into a slow tantalizing burn. Secondary characters from Blakely’s The Big Rock, Mr. O and Well Hung make guest appearances, but the reader does not have to be familiar with those characters to enjoy The Sexy One — it’s a delight in its own right.
* ARC received from author via Inkslinger in exchange for an honest review.*
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– ABOUT 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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