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!
“Swoony, passionate and oh-so-romantic!”~ NYT Bestselling author K Bromberg
“Insanely romantic and so genuinely charming…”
~ Fresh Fiction
“I want to talk to you about the other day.” He sounds so serious.
All of a sudden, the weight of my mistake crashes down. “Are you firing me?” I blurt out.
His jaw drops. “What?”
“I’m sorry,” I say, and the wild anxieties consume me once more. “I love this job, and I love working with Hayden, and I didn’t mean to jeopardize it by . . .”
By making out with you? By touching you? By murmuring your name when you kissed me senseless in the cab, and would you please just do it again?
He steps closer. My stomach makes like a skydiver.
“You did not jeopardize a thing. I’m not firing you. I promise.” His blue eyes are locked to mine. “I hope I didn’t make you uncomfortable. And I hope I didn’t lose you, either. You’re so good at what you do, and I value your skills so much. You’re great with Hayden, and I don’t want to mess that up. I’m sorry for crossing the line.”
I shake my head. “It’s okay. I crossed it, too.”
He licks his lips. “And I really appreciated you inviting me out with your friends. I wanted to go, but I didn’t want to mess up your night. I didn’t want to make you uncomfortable.”
A grin threatens to take over my face because my heart soars. I thought he was turning me down. Instead, he was thinking of me. “You wouldn’t have messed it up.”
“I wouldn’t have?”
“No.” I latch onto Harper’s advice. Talk to him. “I wanted you there.”
My breath comes fast, and the hairs on my arms stand on end. We’re so near to each other—our words, our voices, our bodies. Everything in me reaches for him.
“I’m glad,” he whispers.
“And you don’t make me uncomfortable. I promise.”
He doesn’t say anything in response. Just nods. I press my teeth into my lips. My back is against the sink, and he’s standing so close I can smell him. The faint scent of his soap intoxicates me. He must have gone to the gym after work and taken a shower, and oh God, now I’m imagining him naked in the shower, soaping up his strong body. I go up in flames.
“What happened in the cab was”—he pauses, as if he’s searching for the right word—“crazy.” But the way he says it in a voice full of longing doesn’t sound like crazy-bad. It sounds like . . .
“Crazy-good,” I supply.
He nods. “So good,” he whispers, and inches closer.
“It was so good,” I echo, my voice breathy, full of this potent need for him.
He stares at me, his eyes brimming with heat. I exhale, and my lips part slightly. He’s looking at my mouth now, and I’m burning all over.
His hands are in my hair, and his lips crush mine. My fingers race up his shirt and around his neck. I pull him against me, his strong, hard body aligned with mine. His erection presses against my belly, and the realization that he’s already hard thrills me. Sparks fly through me as I register howhard he is, and my God, I want him. I want to feel him slide into me, I want to take him deep into my body. I want him to know what he does to me, too—that I’m as turned on as he is, and I can’t stop kissing him.
His big hands curl around my head, and I moan into his mouth. I love how much bigger he is than I am—taller, broader, stronger. He meets every primal desire I have to be taken. I want this man to consume me. I want to be under him, I want to be pinned by him—I want the full weight of him moving over me.
His lips are demanding, coaxing out more and more kisses from me. More murmurs, more sighs. As I arch into him, he groans, rough and husky.
Then, he breaks the kiss.
“This is bad,” he says firmly, his breath coming heavily. But then, he’s not so certain at all. “Is this bad?”
“Yes,” I answer quickly. “It’s bad. But it’s so good.”
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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...
- She works with me every single day. Did I mention she's gorgeous, sweet, kind and smart
- She works in my home. Playing with my five-year-old daughter. Teaching my little girl. Cooking for my princess. Which means...
- She's the nanny. And that makes her completely off-limits...But it doesn't stop me from wanting her. All of her.
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...
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.
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!
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
Kim's 4.5 Star Review
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review and Lauren Blakely titled it perfectly!!!
Abby landed the perfect job being the nanny for an amazing little girl named Hayden but the only problem is Simon Travers, Hayden’s father is “The Sexy One” or “His Hotness” as he is affectionately called by Harper, Abby’s best friend. Abby finds it hard to resist a guy who is not only built perfectly but how he is with his daughter. And Luck would have it, he is single so there is nothing stopping the instant chemistry Abby feels for Simon.
Lauren did an amazing job pulling me in throughout the entire book. If I had to put the book down I was trying to figure out how quickly I could get back to it as I didn’t want to put it down. The characters draw you in and you feel like part of the story. Hayden is so adorable it’s hard not to fall in love with her but the stars of the book are Simon and Abby. As their story unfolds you can’t help but root for them to get together. And Simon’s ex-wife is the one character in this book you end up hating. She left me questioning what Simon ever saw in her but since they’re divorced in the book Simon did see what a cruel character she is.
Abby and Simon may have bonded over baby eagles but that was just the string that pulled them together. When they’re around each other the attraction is undeniable. They mesh so well, it's like they have known each other for years instead of months. I loved that not only did they have similar interest but how they get along and help each other in respect to each other’s careers. If you want to see the perfect couple I would say they have to be the first ones that come to my mind.
Lauren did an amazing job at giving her readers a refreshing love story but she ties in a character from Mister O to the book, giving her readers a little update on Harper and Nick. If you’re looking for a book you can’t put down then you don’t want to miss this book!
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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 sexycontemporary 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.