Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Review & Excerpt Tour: THE ONLY ONE by Lauren Blakely


From New York Times Bestselling author Lauren Blakely, comes THE ONLY ONE, a sexy new standalone novella in her One Love Series, brought to you by 1001 Dark Nights! Be sure you grab your copy today!



I lean closer to the table, soften my voice. “Forgive me, but you look so familiar…”

Her eyes widen, and something vulnerable seems to flash in them. She brings a hand to her hair. “I do?”

I nod vigorously. “Yes. So much. It’s eerie.”

She swallows. “We all remind each other of others, don’t we?”

“Perhaps we do,” I say. I’m not sure what to make of her answer so I return to the matter at hand, telling her more of what I would make for her charity fundraiser. My business manager, Eduardo, alerted me to this opportunity the other day when it landed on his desk. With my new restaurant opening a few months ago, I’ve been looking to make a splash in Manhattan. Reviews have been amazing and business has been robust, but I know that fortunes can turn on a dime. Hell, do I ever f*cking know that. “And I would make the most fantastic desserts for you, too,” I say with a wink, because that reminds me of the afternoon I met the girl in Barcelona—we’d both been eating dessert at a street-side café, where we’d started flirting.    

“Desserts are my specialty.”

“What would you make?” she asks, then she murmurs oh God when I tell her what I’d create for the sweetest course. The soft sound she makes stirs something in my chest, then sends a rush of heat below the belt. That sense of déjà vu sharpens, and a reel of images snaps before my eyes, like puzzle pieces fighting to connect.

I scrub a hand over my jaw, arching an eyebrow. It’s driving me crazy. “Are you sure we’ve never met?”

Romantic couple touching and kissing each other

Praise for Lauren Blakely and THE ONLY ONE

"An extraordinarily dreamy love story that will melt your heart!"
~ Beneath The Covers Book Blog

"This is an epic second chance romance that filled my heart with love, hope and longing."
~ 5-Stars! Two Book Pushers

"Lauren has knocked this one out of the park and down the street into the kitchen of Rocco DiSpirito. This book is smart, sexy, and full of surprises with characters you can't help but fall in love with. I want to find my very own Gabriel now. A sexy man with an accent who can cook for me. Who could ask for anything more?" ~ Smut Book Junkie Book Reviews

"Insanely romantic and so genuinely charming..." ~ Fresh Fiction Reviewer 

From the New York Times bestselling author of THE SEXY ONE comes a romance about fate and second chances.

Let’s say there was this guy. And he gave you the most mind-blowing night of sex in your life. And you never saw him again.
Until ten years later.
Now, it turns out he’s the ONLY ONE in all of Manhattan whose restaurant is available for my charity’s event.
The trouble is, he doesn’t recognize me.
This woman I’m working with is so damn alluring. The first time I set eyes on her, I’m captivated and I can’t get her out of my mind. Even if it’s risky to tango with someone I’m working with, she’s a risk I’m willing to take.
The trouble is, she won’t give me the time of day.
But I’m determined to change that.


Kim's 4 Star Review

If you didn’t believe in second chance love, this book will change your mind.  I was given this book in exchange for an honest review and Lauren gave her readers a hot, sexy story leaving them believing that love conquers all!  Lauren continues to bring her readers the heart stopping, steamy books as she explores both sides of the story.  Lauren introduced us to Gabriel and Penny in previous book and gave her readers a second chance love story that left me fanning myself.

Gabriel met Penelope (Penny) 10 years ago in Spain. They had a mad three day love affair that ended with a promise to meet in New York at the fountain of Lincoln Center at a set date, however Gabriel missed the date. As fate intervened and brought them back together after 10 long years.  To say sparks flew would be an understatement as Penny can’t believe that he doesn’t recognize her at first but little does she know Gabriel does recognize in a way she doesn’t see.

The one thing about these two, is that when they’re together sparks fly and the world falls off their radar.  The chemistry between them is never in short supply so when things start to heat up between them you find yourself feeling a lot hotter and totally addicted to the story.  I mean how could you not fall in love with the hot, sexy Latin lover who knows how to cook?  Gabriel and Penny’s story captivated me and had me on a reading binge as I wanted to see what was in store for these two and hope that fate gave them just what they needed, each other! If you’re looking for a romantic book where your faith in second chance love comes true then this is the book for you.


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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


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