Release Blast + 5 Star Review: The Sexy One by Lauren Blakely




From NYT Bestselling author Lauren Blakely, comes a swoony new standalone romance…


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






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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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






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Tracey’s Review

“Good luck tonight,” she says, upbeat and cheery. Her eyes meet mine, and for a few seconds they linger. Neither one of us says anything. I just enjoy the view of her gorgeous face.
That gorgeous untouchable face.
I repeat that word silently. Untouchable. She’s off-limits to me…
I’d like to smack myself right now, because it’s so cliché–the single dad who’s got it bad for the nanny.

What sorcery is this?! I mean, really, I don’t know how she does it. Author Lauren Blakely keeps turning out these wonderful, whimsical romantic comedies, and I just keep falling more in love with them, every single time.

I think that I say the same thing after each book, but, seriously, Simon Travers might just be one of my absolute favorites of Lauren’s hunky guys. I mean, come on, hot dad (think Chris Hemsworth here, since Lauren’s description certainly calls him to mind), totally devoted to his 5-year-old cute as heck, take no prisoners, wide open daughter Hayden, and falling a little bit more each day for his kid’s bright, lovely, and open-hearted nanny, Abby. Ovary explosion on Aisle 9, folks.

It’s hard to find anything that I don’t like about these characters, this story, these books. Lauren has mastered the art of the rom-com, crafting stories that make it easy to see ourselves as part of them, and this sweet story, with its tiny bit of the forbidden, had me from the first chapter.

One of the things that I like best about Lauren’s female characters is that they’re doing just fine on their own. To a person, they are smart, sassy, capable, and funny, and I love that, while they can always hold their own, they are also soft enough to meet the men right where they need to be met. Abby and Simon are more than employee and employer, more than a younger woman falling for an older guy. First and foremost, they are both concerned for the well-being of Hayden, and, from that, a true friendship grows. Sure, it’s a friendship that is paired with some sizzling chemistry, but that’s what makes THE SEXY ONE so yummy.

This book is an easy 5-stars for me, and the only thing that it could have been was longer, because I so enjoyed the relationship between Simon and Abby. Always a bonus for me is the fact that there is the usual crossover with folks from Lauren’s other books, and those Easter eggs that show up and make me smile, because they remind me of other stories, other series, of Lauren’s that I love. I think it’s pretty clear that I am a big LB fan, and that I adored this book. It’s a definite must-read if you’re a fan of the rom-com books, so add it to your TBR and enjoy.

***ARC generously provided for an honest review.***



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author-pic-lauren-blakelyAbout 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 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 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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