The Hot One

· Lauren Blakely Books
37 reviews

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

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 have 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.

37 reviews
Gabby Sotelo
February 27, 2017
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. <3 <3 <3 He so dreamy.
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Shannon M
February 27, 2017
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.
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Cindy Meyer
February 28, 2017
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!
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About the author

A #1 New York Times Bestselling, #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling, and #1 Audible Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that's sweet, sexy and witty. Her heroines are strong and smart and her heroes have hearts of gold and fantastic funny bones. She lives in California with her family, including her smoking hot and hilarious husband and her two brilliant and kind children. She has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs -- she might have four dogs, or maybe five. If she's lucky, she'll soon have six 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 100 times, and she's sold more than 3 million books. In March she'll release THE FEEL GOOD FACTOR, in May THE DATING PROPOSAL, and in June SATISFACTION GUARANTEED. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter!

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