The Hot One (A One Love Romance)

The Hot One (A One Love Romance)

by Lauren Blakely

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BN ID: 2940156846573
Publisher: Lauren Blakely Books
Publication date: 02/27/2017
Series: One Love Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 300
Sales rank: 34,701
File size: 934 KB

About the Author

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 90 times, and she's sold more than 2.5 million books. In April she'll release COME AS YOU ARE 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 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
CindyMeyer More than 1 year ago
I admit I have a weakness for Lauren Blakely’s men, and it’s beginning to sound redundant that I keep saying, “this one was my favorite.” But Tyler Nichols…Oh. My. God. The title is definitely apropos; this man is over the top HOT in oh, so many ways. There’s just something about a second chance romance. This isn’t the first time Lauren has wowed me with a one-that-got-away story, but The Hot One is beyond sweet, it’s even beyond sexy. (Yes. I said beyond). Tyler and Delaney’s story struck a chord with me. Tyler hooked me from the very beginning with his warmth and wit. So if I fell hook, line, and sinker, then it’s no wonder Delaney didn’t stand a chance. The chemistry between Tyler and Delaney is off the charts hot. I loved the characters’ playful banter, and the way they teased and seduced each other. Even more than that, beyond the sex and dirty talk (and yes, there’s plenty of that), the characters have a mature and touching backstory, and I love that Lauren Blakely took her readers there. From Tyler’s honesty about their breakup, to his resolve to win back the woman he let get away, from Delaney’s fear of commitment and even her abandonment issues, the characters’ emotional journey elevated this story to something higher than just a second chance romance. And, can I just say, every girl should have best friends like Penny and Nicole. Friends who aren’t afraid to talk straight, but who also know when it’s time to just stand aside and offer support, knowing they may need to be that soft place to fall, or that they might have to give their friend a little kick in the butt. The Hot One is a read-in-one-sitting kind of story. I couldn’t put it down. Grab a cup of tea and some sustenance, because once you start, you won’t want to stop! Five (plus) HOT stars!
mjlovestoread More than 1 year 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 More than 1 year 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.
heater_28 More than 1 year 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 More than 1 year 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!
CarolN More than 1 year ago
Some second chance romance novels are very predictable and boring. Lauren Blakely NEVER disappoints. This is a second chance romance between Tyler and Delaney. The story line is written with both POV’s so it’s easy to get both sides of the story. This book is HOT, sweet, sexy and fun…as are all of this author’s books. I highly recommend.
Crazybooknerd More than 1 year ago
The Hot One by Lauren Blakely (Audio Edition) Narrated by Andi Arndt & Zachary Webber 4.5 Stars - This was the perfect second chance story. Sweet, funny and sexy. I loved how Tyler, went all-in to win back Delaney, and I loved how she couldn't resist him. It was easy to listen to this story all in one go, as the narrators did a wonderful job! It was exactly what I was looking for! ~Paragraphs and Petticoats~
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was great read it in to days can't wait for the next one
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
HOT! But this book is romantic and swoony too! I love second chance romances and the opportunity to see characters have grown and changed!
LovesSexyBooks More than 1 year ago
Hot, sexy, sweet and fun! Lauren's books are always fantastic! Loved the hero's efforts and the heroine's approach to life!
sharonrCA More than 1 year ago
**I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.** This is my first time reading and reviewing this author and I totally loved this book. Tyler is a very hot and sexy guy but also a little bit CRAZY about his ex girlfriend who he loved but dumped in college. He sees her one morning in a Manhatten Park running with her friends while he is with his cousins daughter and he wants her back no matter what. Delaney, is wonderful. She knows Tyler is a bit crazy but she eats it up. She is very apprehenisve because he worked very hard to date her in college, made her love him and then dumped her by giving her an excuse of its not you - its my law school. Years later he is a hot shot lawyer and she owns a spa and well he cannot stop wanting her back. He really takes off absolutely everything to win a date with her and well who can resist a guy that will do anything to win your heart. This was a hot and sexy book. Tyler is definitely without a doubt a HOT one but is also a sweet one, a determined one and well I could not have resisted him either. I LOVED that Delaney really made him work for it. Even while lusting after him, she makes him pay up for dumping her and breaking her heart. If you are looking for a fun, hot read well then this is the perfect book. The characters, and writing were very light hearted and I totally enjoyed every minute of this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't wait for the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
## Fantastic read. SPOILERS BELOW: I don't read second chance books very often, mainly because I detest instant forgiveness. I just don't think a guy that hurts you that bad deserves a second chance. There was no cheating, so I decided to try it. I'm glad I did. The hero and heroine had tremendous chemistry together. They bantered easily with each other and truly enjoyed each other's company. I loved that the heroine made sure the hero knew how badly he hurt her. They discussed it in length, and she demanded an apology before they moved on. The hurt that the author conveyed was a punch to the gut. Perfectly written. Another thing that I LOVED, and this is big for me: the hero was not portrayed as a manslut. Yay me. That is a huge pet peeve of mine. There was NO reference to the many, many women he could get in his bed anytime he wanted, etc. Boy that was refreshing. I hate that in a book. Why would anyone want a man that sticks his d*ck into any willing female? He had standards and integrity. Thank you for that Ms. Blakely. There wasn't really any conflict except at the beginning as they sorted out their breakup. I kept waiting for the proverbial shoe to drop, but it never did and frankly I made my peace with that. No cheating, no Barbie doll ex trying to break them up, no dead wife, no revolving bed, no secret baby mama, no weight issues. AND no cliffhanger. Omg, this was incredible. Highly recommended. Can't wait for Nicole's story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great book rom Lauren,can't wait for the next one!!!
gabby2846 More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars Hooray!! Another Nichols to fall for!!! It is no secret that I am a proud member of the Nichols fan club (Clay Nichols…*sigh… you are my love). So I was super excited to have another hero to swoon over. I’m happy to report that Tyler Nichols easily measures up to his title. He is every bit the hot one. EVERY Lauren Blakely is a delight to read. The Hot One is no different. This second chance romance is fun, sweet, and it’s a Lauren Blakely book so you know it’s HOT! It’s been eight years since Tyler Nichols has seen Delaney Stewart. Eight years since he broke it off with her and ruined their plans. After their chance meeting in the park, he decides to do whatever it takes to get Delaney back. Except, Delaney doesn’t want to be hurt by him again and is reluctant to revisit anything with him. I’ve come to expect amazing, witty, real like characters from this talented author. No disappointment here. Tyler and Delaney are perfect. These two characters have such a wonderful chemistry. The way they can pick up and interact so effortlessly especially after so much time apart made this an enjoyable reading experience. Delaney is another one of Lauren’s strong, independent, sassy women. Her hesitancy to reconnect with Tyler is understandable because her history of having the important men in her life leave without an explanation. But, after everything fell apart with Tyler, she took control of her life and decided to do what makes her happy. I love that. And Tyler…oh Tyler… that persistent man with the dirty and talented mouth. I could not get enough of him. He’s so charming and funny. When I said he would do whatever it takes, I meant it! The man bared it all at her workplace! He is a risk taker at his job and his love life. Fair warning, prepare to swoon because his relationship with Clay’s daughter is ovaries exploding adorable. A personal note, Tyler’s love for the Los Angeles Dodgers sealed the deal for me.
Boundlessbookreviews More than 1 year ago
The Hot One is truly hot but very sweet.  After 10 whole years of not seeing each other. Tyler runs into Delaney on a random day in the park. Which then reignites that spark that had always been there.  I loved this story. I even teared up while reading. It was touching, sweet and all about forgiveness. Now, Tyler is such an impulsive daring human being. I give it to him, for not wanting to lose her again. Sometimes through love does deserve a second chance.  “Life is about chances. If you want something, you simply have to go for it.” Lauren does it again with this one. How does she do this? I have no idea. But I’ve seriously loved so many of her books. What I loved most about this book, is the back stories of these characters and how they're mixed in throughout the whole story. It really gave you this connection with these characters. With the Dual POV you are able to really feel, exactly what their feeling.  I really hope that someday they turn these books into movies, a mini-series, or a TV Show. Really, I’m not that picky. Just one. How she writes, is just so easy to jump into these worlds she creates.  Overall, I give this Five Boundless Stars.
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KB67 8 months ago
5 stars I purchased The Hot One: A OneLove Romance book 3 by Lauren Blakely and this review was given freely. Simon's best friend and Lawyer Tyler is featured in this steamy full length novel where he literally bares all in his all out campaign to rebuild a relationship with massage therapist Delaney. This is a steamy and at times humorous full length novel which contains another cute little girl, a thoughtful,persistent but slightly clueless male, unrequited love, and good friends which link The Hot One together with many of Lauren Blakely's books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There’s nothing better than a good second chance story and this one has it all. Chemistry, hurt, connections, forgiveness, laughs, lust and love. Quick read that had my attention from the beginning!!
Katiekoz More than 1 year ago
Another good Lauren Blakely book! I enjoyed the dual perspective again, especially since they have a history with one another. It's nice to know where their heads are at and how they feel about one another. Tyler isn't always the smoothest, but he has heart and goes for what he wants. He can be really sweet and caring and that side is definitely seen with his cousin's daughter Carly. I didn't mind that they had a serious history with one another. It was explained well enough and it helped that it was a long time ago. I liked that Tyler and Delaney sort of just start over and relearn about each other and form a new relationship. They have bumps along the way, but they handle them well. I like the balance of the book and how much there is to the story. It was a good read for sure =)
JackiesBookWorld More than 1 year ago
The Hot One was such an exciting and sexy story that should definitely make the top of your must-read list! At the beginning of the book we get to meet Delaney, as a business owner she is very proud of what she does and the success that she has achieved. Though she never imagined herself to be in the position that she is right now, she has come a long way from her old days at university while studying law. Now fast forwarding eight years, Delaney comes face to face with her old love, the one who broke her heart all those years ago. The last thing she wants to do is see or talk to him, but Tyler Nichols is persistent and she has to find the will power to ignore all those feelings that she still has for him. Yet, when he surprises her at her job to see her and time again after she begins to see just how much she is still in love with him. As an entertainment lawyer, Tyler Nichols is used to negotiating and getting his way. He is also incredibly charming as well as good looking which doesn't hurt when it comes to attracting attention from the opposite sex. Yet, none of that matters when he sets his eyes on Delaney at university first, and now again when she so happens to be at the same park as him. A part of him misses what he had with her back when they first met, but he had to break her heart when he pushed her away, and that has been haunting him for the past eight years. He quickly realizes that she is it for him, and he will not stop at nothing until he gets her to give them a second chance. I absolutely loved reading The Hot One, the characters are likable and relatable, which made it that much more enjoyable to read. Tyler Nichols is the perfect male protagonist in the story, he is funny and caring. He knows how to get his way, but when he sees Delaney again he has to put the extra effort in charming her. Needless to say, he does everything very well and through their chemistry we get from these two characters sparks fly and they comes to terms with their love. On the other hand, Delaney is a smart and independent woman who has work very hard for what she has. When she see Tyler again she wasn't expecting to feel all those past feelings again, but in the end as the two start to spend more time together they have to figure out if they can more forward with their lives together. Overall, the story was sweet and the steamy scenes will leave you wanting for more. I would highly recommend reading this book and any other book by Lauren Blakely, she does not disappoint. :) ***ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.***
LynnB888 More than 1 year ago
A sexy, fun read about reuniting with a lost love! The characters were a lot of fun to get to know, and they had a sizzling amount of chemistry to show for themselves. Attorney Tyler Nichols thought he was happy ... until happenstance brought HER back into his life. The one that made his life complete all those years ago. The one that he mistakenly pushed out of his life. The one whose heart he regrets breaking. Delaney likes to think she's over him. She tells people she is. She acts like she is. But late at night when she needs a vision in her mind, it's him she sees. Now here he is trying to get her to talk to him ... to forgive him. He's the jerk that broke her heart! Why would she want to have that back in her life again? He's just the same guy he always was ... or is he? Is it possible he could have changed? She's hesitant to let him get close enough to find out ... but what if she lets the world she always wanted slip right through her fingers?
AboutThatStory More than 1 year ago
This was just so fun and sweet and swoony. I love Lauren Blakely’s style, she always pulls me in. The Hot One was another fantastic read! I enjoyed Tyler and Delaney so much. Them reconnecting was super entertaining for me and had me smiling big time. So, Tyler stripping at her work place was rather over the top but it was SO funny and sincere, I couldn't help but love that scene. I loved learning about their past history and how their breakup went down. I loved Delaney and her positive attitude, willing to accept and move on. I loved Tyler and Delaney's flirting and banter as they get to know each other all over again. I like how Delaney was cautious but open. Tyler was so, so sweet. Really wooing her and that made me melt. He was such a likable character. I loved their flirting and the build of heat they had, seriously great connection. There’s mild drama, some things and some things from Delaney's past that are thrown into the mix rounding everything out. I enjoyed all their friends and the tie-ins from previous books. I also loved the fierceness of Delaney’s friends and the sisterhood they formed. As much as I loved her and Tyler and their relationship, I thought that was a really special thing too. Entertaining, sexy, and oh so sweet! Another Lauren Blakely book that leaves a smile on my face and my heart happy! Complimentary copy received for honest review.
MoniqueD More than 1 year 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.
nelriv More than 1 year ago
I love Lauren Blakely, and even though this was not my favorite of hers, I still enjoyed. Delaney claimed that Tyler was the guy that broke her heart, and yet when he comes back into her life, she just gives in, does not make him work a little harder to win her back. Tyler was really cocky, and I did like him, but he should have been a little bit more humble. All in all you can never go wrong with one of her books.