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The Sexy One

The Sexy One

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by Lauren Blakely

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From the NYT Bestselling author of MISTER O, comes a sexy new standalone 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.


From the NYT Bestselling author of MISTER O, comes a sexy new standalone 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...

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!

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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 ten New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than fifty 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 and MISTER O, which were both instant New York Times Bestsellers. In the fall she'll release WELL HUNG, another romantic comedy. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! laurenblakely.com/newsletter

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The Sexy One 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Boundlessbookreviews More than 1 year ago
The Sexy One, is so deliciously good. I loved every minute of it! Simon.. Oh Simon. Single, successful father. Who loves his daughter beyond anything. He found a great nanny in Abby. Who is also this very, energetic, almost has that youthfulness about her. I could honestly, see why Simon would want her so much. And good lord! the passion. The need they have for each other. I felt it on every page. I’ve read so many of Lauren’s books and she truly has this gift. Creating these amazing characters, that you can really connect with. Really feel what they are feeling. You root for them, through out this story. I love how, these two come together. How there’s not this extreme amount of drama. It’s just the pureness of falling for each other. I feel sorry, for anyone who has not had the pleasure of reading Lauren’s books. The writing, just really draws you in. I felt almost like I was watching this movie, playing right out in front of me. As a reviewer, I know what I love. So whenever I see Lauren’s coming out with something new. I can’t wait to jump in. I really jumped into The Sexy One, had it completely finished within a few hours. Overall, of course I give this Five Boundless Stars. The whole google translate thing still has me laughing....Lissa
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great book!Another awesome book from Lauren Blakeley I recommend all her books!!!
BookWorm221 More than 1 year ago
This book sure was sexy! Throughout the years I’ve become a Lauren Blakely fan and I’m always excited when she has a new book coming out, with The Sexy One I was super excited to be reading about the hottest dad in Manhattan and his nanny. The story flows from the first page; it was so easy to get into the dare I say “forbidden” relationship between the dad and the nanny, the sexual tension was running so freaking high!! Lauren did an amazing job with all that foreplay between these two, the chemistry and sexuality were there but there were also very tender moments that made the book that much more special. I can’t wait for Lauren’s next book.
kgagnon More than 1 year ago
4.5 Sexy Simon Stars! I loved this latest fun, sweet and sexy story by Lauren Blakely! She is brilliant at creating great characters, fun banter, scorching hot sex scenes, with heartwarming story lines. Simon is a wonderful, single father to his sweet and adventuresome little girl, Hayden. He hired Abby to be their nanny and help out when he needed to work. Abby is smart, loving, open and honest. Just the opposite of his pretentious, cheating ex-wife. Simon loves how great Abby is with Hayden, and it only makes him want her more. But he needs Abby, and is afraid to become a cliche. Abby not only adores Hayden, she adores her sexy, sharp-dressed boss as well. But Abby needs this job so what is a girl to do when just a smile from Simon melts her into a puddle of lust? Simon and Abby have an easy rapport and the more time they spend together the more their attraction grows. But can they act on those feelings and risk hurting Hayden as well as their own hearts? I love their flirty, witty banter, their passion is hot and their chemistry is explosive. This was a fast read and I felt like it was rushed a little at the end. I loved Simon, Abby, and Hayden and I was definitely not ready for it to be over, I just wanted more of all of them. We did get more of Harper and Nick which was fun catching up with them. We also found out more about Simon's friend, Tyler Nichols, whose story sounds very intriguing. I just can't get enough of Ms. Blakely's work so I am definitely looking forward to what she releases next.
CindyMeyer More than 1 year ago
The Sexy One Is Lauren Blakely’s latest standalone novel. Her previous books including this cast of characters (Big Rock, Mr. O, and Well Hung) have been told from the male POV, and it’s been thoroughly enjoyable being inside a man’s head (with a Lauren Blakely twist). The stories have been an entertaining exploration of how a man thinks (because, of course it’s pretty clear what it is they are thinking about), and each book has also been doused with a generous splash of humor for good measure. The Sexy One is the first in this “series” of stories to be told from two perspectives, with POVs alternating between the two main characters. The book takes a bit more of a serious perspective on the subject of love. Don’t get me wrong, it still brings all the fun and flirty that readers have come to expect and love in a Lauren Blakely novel, but this one had a little more serious tone as well. While it can be read as a standalone, I always love that Lauren’s past characters make cameo appearances in new stories. It makes it fun to catch up with these fictional friends and acquaintances. Here’s what I mean: We first met Simon Travers in Mr. O. Readers may remember him as the single dad who hires Harper (of Nick and Harper) to perform her magic show at his daughter Hayden’s birthday party. Simon vexes Nick throughout most of that book, (which, in and of itself, makes for a pretty funny storyline). As that book nears the end, Simon tells Harper he’s thinking about hiring a nanny for Hayden, and Abby refers him to her friend Abby. So, fast forward seven months, and that’s where The Sexy One begins. Simon and Abby have fallen into a comfortable routine as employer and employee. But in the characters’ respective minds (which is why the alternate POVs work here), the attraction has been mutually brewing for about six months and twenty-nine days, minus maybe a few hours. Simon’s character is, well… sexy (of course), but in more than just the “washboard abs and chiseled features” kind of way. I mean, come on, what’s sexier than a smokin’ hot, devoted single dad anyway? Abby is great with Hayden, and it’s easy to see that the two of them adore one another. She’s younger than Simon, but she has a mature and eclectic quality about her that I really liked. She’s smart and witty, great with kids (of course), and has a pure kind of sincerity that appealed to me (and most definitely to Simon). Call it cliché if you want to, the whole single dad falls for the younger nanny trope. I don’t care. It worked for me. I’ve sworn that I’m going to stop saying “my favorite book so far,” when it comes to Lauren Blakely’s stories. So, I’ll just say, The Sexy One is definitely a stand-out for me in this series. Five heartwarming stars.
AboutThatStory More than 1 year ago
I am so in love with this sweet yet very sexy story. It was so swoony with all these wonderfully touching moments. It was a butterflies-in-your-tummy inducing story. I loved it! Everything was so engaging and light, it was an entertaining and fun read. I loved the mix of the sexy and sweet (and seriously with the sexy, I think my ovaries might have exploded thanks to Simon). I thought both Simon and Abby where great, likable characters with just the right amount of depth. Simon with his daughter was beyond adorable. The writing was great, I was totally pulled in and smiling big time. It had such a good feel to it. It was a quick read with a steady pace and nice build. I was invested the entire time, just excited while reading. It made me all kinds of happy! I loved Simon and Abby's flirting, it was subtle and then grew from there. I thought it had a great build and I was filled with so much anticipation. I adored that longing and need they had for one another from afar and how it all came together. Who knew a kiss could be so hot and steamy because wow! I think my eyes just about popped out of my head reading that scene. I was just excited while reading and eager for them to get together. I loved the ease of their relationship and how everything just flowed so perfectly together. This is not a taxing read it all. It's pure, sweet bliss. It was just an excellent story that left me feeling extremely happy! This is just the thing you need after an intense read. Seriously the theme here is fun, sweet, and sexy! I wrote those words a ridiculous amount of times in my notes. The perfect feel good story! Complimentary copy received for honest review.
MoniqueD More than 1 year ago
And I thought Lauren Blakely couldn’t get any better! I so love being wrong! Simon Travers is THE SEXY ONE, all the nannies think so, and so does Abby Becker, the nanny for his daughter Hayden. Abby has been crushing over Simon for the seven months he’s employed her, but one does not sleep with one’s boss, and so she pines in silence while always wishing more, especially after they evening chats. Simon has been ogling Abby discretely since the first time he saw her, but she is the best nanny ever, his daughter loves her; he has no right to jeopardise this business arrangement. If only he dared… What if she dared? Lauren Blakely can do no wrong this year. Starting with Big Rock, and every book that has followed relating the love lives of our New York friends, it gets better and better. THE SEXY ONE is a total delight from the first word to the last, and wait for those excerpts of the awesomeness that is to come this winter! How do you fall in love over French braids, French lessons, watching the eaglets grow? THE SEXY ONE is sweet, passionate, loving, wonderful, beautiful; and I think one of the most genuinely romantic contemporary romances I have ever read. Simon is a gentler version of the previous men in this series of books – you know those covers – and THE SEXY ONE is simply true love translated into words, and this is not easily done. There are such many wondrous moments in this book; every paragraph is poetry and love, and smiles and happiness. And the first kiss? Swoon! Simon and Abby’s love is found in all those little things, the small gestures, the communication, the caring. THE SEXY ONE is a simple yet grand love story: it’s insanely romantic and so genuinely charming! I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Anonymous 12 months ago
This was my least favorite book in the series. Nothing much really happens. They spend most of the book thinking about the other person and how much they want to be with each other. It was too perfect. No real conflict or even a twist...just a boring story. I liked the characters individually but sometimes their age difference really showed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All this was is he likes her she likes him and neither will. Act on it. Boring
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Adored!!! This is a perfect, sweet, sexy, swoony forbidden romance! Lauren nails it with clever dialogue, lovely characters, and a true romance!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh how I fell in love with this book! The way Simon loves Abby makes you fall in love with him, and long to find a love like this yourself! You won't be disappointed with thus read!
LovesSexyBooks More than 1 year ago
A lovely, heartfelt true romance! Simon and Abby are a wonderful pair! I love the slow burn of the romance, the sexy times, the sweet times and the way they work through things. Another winner!
RexyRomance More than 1 year ago
This book was fantastic!! A pure, swoony romance with two people perfectly matched!
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
THE SEXY ONE by Lauren Blakely is a stand alone, erotic romance story line focusing on business investor Simon Travers, and his daughter’s nanny Abby Becker. Although a stand alone story several characters cross over from Lauren’s previous story line: Spencer and Charlotte (Big Rock), and Nick and Harper (Mr. O). Told from dual first person points of view (Abby and Simon) THE SEXY ONE is a forbidden romance story line between twenty six year old, part time nanny / language teacher Abby Becker, and thirty four year old, businessman/single father Simon Travers. Abby has lusted after her employer since the day they first met but as her boss, Simon was strictly off limits. Meanwhile, Simon’s infatuation with his daughter’s nanny forces our story line hero to reconsider his relationship with Abby Becker. What ensues is the building romance between two people who have danced around one another for months The world building focuses on the relationship between Abby and Simon’s daughter Hayden; Simon and Hayden, as well as Abby and Simon. There is no outside conflict brought into the story, only the ‘forbidden aspect’ of Simon’s lust after his daughter’s nanny. Simon is a divorced father, and his feelings for Abby place our heroine temporarily in the off limits zone. The $ex scenes are intimate and seductive. THE SEXY ONE is a sweet, lighthearted and passionate story line with a little bit of humor, romance and steamy $ex. The premise is engaging and heartwarming; the characters are animated and energetic; the romance is playful and alive.
tsmb02 5 months ago
I just love a good falling for the nanny story! Simon Travers is a divorced dad of the cutest little girl, Hayden. He is also the fantasy of every other nanny and they've nicknamed him "The Sexy One"....tall, gorgeous and so sexy! He is also sweet, kind, smart, funny and the best dad ever! That is why Abby Becker has fallen for him. Problem though is that she needs this job so she keeps her longing to herself. I really loved the conversations Abby and Simon had. It was fun, silly and just so sexy at times. I loved how both of these characters longed for the other but knew they shouldn't because they didn't want to lose what they had. But the minute they decided to forge ahead....BOOM! These two exploded. I loved them together. They were both fun and quirky at the same time. Add Hayden into the mix and it just worked. Simon's ex-wife, Miriam added a little fun into the mix. Loved the scene where Abby first met her! Priceless. Overall I really enjoyed this story and the characters. Great read and I highly recommend it!
Anonymous 9 months ago
Hes dragged to the house
Crazybooknerd 9 months ago
The Sexy One by Lauren Blakely (Audio Edition) Narrated by Andi Arndt and Sebastian York ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ This was a quick sweet story. I quite enjoyed both characters, and their love for Simon’s daughter Hayden. There were a few nice chuckles, one huge gasping moment and a conclusion that left me feeling happy. This was just what I was looking for! This book is definitely a standalone but technically comes after Mister O, which was a story I loved. So it was nice to see those character's peak in a few times. The narration was wonderful, I mean, with two fantastic narrators, how could it not be!
Anonymous 10 months ago
I really enjoyed this book! Contrary to what some people have posted in reviews, I thought Simon and Abby were sexy together. Not every story told has to be conflicted, sometimes an old fashioned romance has it all! Good read, with likeable characters.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Loved this sweet and sexy romance!! A delicious forbidden love story and you can't help but root for Simon and Abby!
SaraBetty More than 1 year ago
Liked it a lot... Good story line, nice characters (except for Miriam) and it was funny, sexy and a quick read... Predictable but with a couple of twists and I read it in one evening... Made me smile!!!
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Whenever I read a Lauren Blakely story, it is a reminder of just how talented she really is. Her ability to cunningly intersect storylines and wickedly entertain is amazing. All in the name of fun. In my mind there is nothing sexier than a father, especially one who has a daughter. His protectiveness, the understanding and devotion are written all over his face whenever he looks at his child. Ms. Blakely brought that sweetness to The Sexy One. The brilliance of the dual point of views gave a first hand glimpse into the hearts and minds of both characters and the sensual attraction that weighs heaven on their conscience. Like a moth to a flame, The Sexy One is hard to resist. So why try?
Anonymous 9 months ago
Jumps out and grabs her and pulls her into the bushes
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was really disappointed with this book. The story was so predictable and I found the dialog immature at times . Sorry, I usually love Laurens books.
TxKrissy08 More than 1 year ago
2 1/2 STAR book....I was a bit disappointed with this book. From the synopsis I was expecting so much more. The chemistry between the two main characters was great. I just felt that there was way to much fluff in-between and way to much self dialogue. I found the conversation between characters very immature for the age. All in all it was an okay book. I'd give the book 2 1/2 Stars but that's not an option so I'll give it a three!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What can I say. I was somewhat disappointed in this book. I just couldn't find enough chemistry with Simone and Abby.. .it was just a sweet read all the way through. No conflicts to speak of, no twists and turns a straight forward uneventful story.