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The Hot One

The Hot One

by Lauren Blakely

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A sexy new standalone romance from #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Lauren Blakely...

Ever notice that sometimes a guy will do something really stupid, like let the love of his life slip through his fingers? Yeah. I'm that guy. But the instant I run into her again I've got one goal and one goal only--a second chance. The plan? Go big or go home.


A sexy new standalone romance from #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Lauren Blakely...

Ever notice that sometimes a guy will do something really stupid, like let the love of his life slip through his fingers? Yeah. I'm that guy. But the instant I run into her again I've got one goal and one goal only--a second chance. The plan? Go big or go home.

Fine, at first glance, stripping naked at my ex-girlfriend's place of work might not seem like the brightest way to win her heart again. But trust me on this count--she always liked me best without any clothes on. And sometimes you've got to play to your strengths when you're fighting an uphill battle. As a lawyer, I know how to fight, and I'm prepared to fight hard for her. Because sometimes you need a second chance at first love.

He's the one who got away . . .
The nerve of Tyler Nichols to reappear like that at my job, showing off his rock-hard body that drove me wild far too many nights. That man with his knowing grin and mischievous eyes is nothing but a cocky jerk to saunter back into my life. Except, what if he's not . . .? I've tried like hell to forget him, but maybe I'm cursed to remember the guy I fell madly in love with eight years ago. Lord knows I'm not over him, so what's the harm in giving him a week to prove he's changed in the ways that matter?

After all, how do you resist the hot one . . .?

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A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that's hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than seventy-five times, and she's sold more than 1.5 million books. In February she'll release THE HOT ONE, a standalone contemporary romance. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! laurenblakely.com/newsletter

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The Hot One 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
mjlovestoread 2 hours ago
Just like our hero Tyler Nichols, Lauren Blakely definitely knows to go big or go home. And with The Hot One, she not only goes big, she goes over the top humongous! This is the Lauren Blakely I know and love. The author who brings her very best when it comes to a wonderful second chance romance. The joy I feel as two desperate lovers find their paths, and that is meant literally, cross after 8 long years apart. That Tyler and his Delaney prepare to face each other again, even it means the possibility of getting hurt all over again. I couldn't get enough of this book. It is as sexy as it is touching. As passionate as it is tender. I fell for Tyler from the very start as he willingly takes time out of his busy week to spend the afternoon with his niece (Clay and Julia's daughter for those of you who are true Blakely fans). Stumbling upon Delaney and making it his mission to make her his again. All it took was one look and I even knew these two would not be able to stay apart. I love the alternating POV's since Ms. Blakely is one of THE best when it comes to the male perspective. Both Tyler and Delaney never got over the other but the hurt still remains. And although there are secrets neither shared about their prior breakup, you can sense the desperation on both their parts to make things right. There is great trepidation on both their parts to trust the other but it's handled beautifully every step of the way. You get every nervous thought. Every feeling of longing. They are stripped bare for the reader to see. This story reads like a slow burn but with a time limit. Delaney gives Tyler a week and they savor the joys of courtship, with no actual sex in mind. But make no mistake about it, these two share a longing that cannot be denied. And you feel it with each turn of the page. My heart was bursting with joy just getting to watch as they fall for each other all over again. The Hot One is more than the title suggests. This is the kind of book that makes me grateful to be a reader of romance. Because honestly, it doesn't get much better than this. 5 swoonworthy stars!!
sm0120 2 hours ago
One of the things I love best about Lauren Blakely is her ability to write such gorgeous, swoony, funny, sexy, and loving male characters…and have each one be completely different! That takes talent, and she does it like no other.The only thing predictable about her men is the fact that you’ll fall hard for each and every one of them. Tyler Nichols is her newest sweetheart and, like all of her men, has a special place in my heart. Tyler and Delaney were college sweethearts, their futures in sync, and they were ready to take on the world, together. But then Tyler does the unthinkable and lets Delaney go, without a second glance, without an explanation. Years later they cross paths in Central Park and Tyler realizes he made the biggest mistake of his life by breaking things off with her. And right then and there he decides he will do whatever it takes to win back her heart. And for Tyler, that involves a lot of romancing as well as some crazy antics that you wouldn’t expect, but can’t help loving him for. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, second chance love stories are my kryptonite. And Tyler and Delaney’s story was everything I love in a second chance romance. It was a wonderful slow build that had me laughing, sighing, and swooning. It had me shaking my head at some of Tyler’s actions, and wanting to high-five Delaney and her girlfriends. These are two strong characters, but both have a vulnerable side that comes through as they reconnect. Even though what happened in college was Tyler’s doing, he’s setting himself up for the possibility of rejection by putting it all out there and pursuing Delaney again. And Delaney's risking another heartbreak by opening herself up to the possibility of “them” again. But, they each realize, it's a chance they're willing to take. They have such great chemistry and shared history, I was rooting for these two fabulous characters from the start.
MoniqueD 3 hours ago
Tyler Nichols and Delaney Stewart attended law school together, and they were wildly in love, until Tyler unceremoniously dumped Delaney, professing he wanted to focus on his studies. Then they meet again by accident eight years later, and Tyler is determined to fix his mistake: he always loved Delaney, and he will get her back, no matter what he has to do. However, Delaney is reluctant; even though the attraction is definitely still there, he did hurt her badly. Can she forgive Tyler and give their love a go, the second time around? Tyler did act very selfishly, and personally, attraction or no, I don’t know if I would have forgiven him, in spite of his crazy antics to win back Delaney; he’s a tad too cocky to my taste. I also kept wondering how much he really loved Delaney, because it seems he hadn’t given her a thought before he ran into her; maybe it’s just plain stubbornness on my part. I must say, Trevor, a guy Delaney dated, looked really good to me. I loved the wonderful friendship between Delaney, Penny and Nicole, as well as the terrific banter, so natural and real. The chemistry between Delaney and Tyler is crazy hot, which led to amazingly sensuous and erotic sex scenes. I always marvel at Lauren Blakely’s writing: her prose can be at the same time so very poetic and refined, and very modern and casual, and always very witty. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
heater_28 4 hours ago
**Advanced copy received from the author in exchange for an honest review** Lauren Blakely is one of those authors that you know you are going to get a bit of everything in her books - emotion, humor and hotness - and The Hot One is no exception! This standalone title gives us the story of Tyler Nichols, an entertainment lawyer, who runs into his ex-girlfriend, Delaney Stewart, eight years after breaking up with her. He realizes when he sees her that his attraction to her hasn't waned, but are the other feelings that he had still alive and well? After running into Tyler, Delaney is a mess. She tries to go on running her day spa, Nirvana, like nothing has changed, but everything has. Tyler has always been the one that got away and now that he's back, can she let him back in or will her walls go up in an event to keep her from getting hurt again? It's clear that Tyler and Delaney have mad chemistry and the history they share together is deep and passionate. The question is can they overcome the baggage that they both have, from both their break-up and other factors they are dealing with in their own lives, to give their relationship another chance? This book is full of humor, heat and a dirty talking hero. Who doesn't like that?! I liked that this was a slow build and they took their time figuring out where they stood and where any type of relationship should go. The emotional layers and vulnerability in this book lead to Tyler and Delaney being able to connect as the people they are now and not who they were years prior. I would highly recommend any Lauren Blakely book, as you can't go wrong, but this one is definitely high on the list!
RexyRomance 10 hours ago
A wonderful second chance romance! Tyler is a fantastic hero! Charming and confident, and Delaney is the woman you want to be friends with!