The Sexy One by Lauren Blakely ~ Review & Swoon Thursday (@LaurenBlakely3)

I always enjoy a Lauren Blakely read and I snapped this one up a little while a go, and I decided it was time to dive in! This was a good read, but didn't blow me away as I hoped.
The Sexy One (One Love, #1)
Title: The Sexy One
Author: Lauren Blakely
Series: One Love #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: October 17th 2016

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From NYT Bestselling author Lauren Blakely 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...

Abby had been working as a nanny for a while, looking after Hayden. She had a crush on Simon, but never acted on those feelings. However, Abby and Simon kind of connected while they watched an eagle family grow online. Their attraction continued to intensify until they both combusted.

Simon interacting with his child was definitely swoon worthy, and Abby had her own sweet relationship with Hayden which was sweet to watch. I Liked how they both easily worked together, both having Hayden's best interests at heart.

I liked that they both had close friends that they could turn to for advice and support. Abby was a bit younger than Simon and an impulsive moment was a big hurdle for both her and Simon, and impacted her relationship with a few people. However, I liked how Simon stood up for Abby when she needed it.

I’m really not sure how I felt about this book, it was a bit of a meh read for me. I liked the characters enough, but I didn’t really connect to them like I hoped I would. The Sexy One was a sweet romance, with a couple that bonded well together. They were both smart and had a lot in common and despite the 8 year age gap, they made their relationship work. 

*** Swoon Thursday was first bought to us by YA Bound. Since they are no longer with us, and with permission from Trisha Wolfe, I have decided that those of us that love to swoon need a central meet up point.  So here it is ladies! I have a link up for everyone at the bottom of the post you can add your swoons to, and I’ll set it up every week! So tell all other swooners out there to come on over, link up so we can visit each other! ***

I picked three little teases today, mostly from Simon's perspective. I liked how he was all alpha male and was willing to put his heart on the line!

I’m totally the motherfucking hunter, and this is my prize for the woman I so badly want to woo.

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I inch closer, our faces nearly touching. I can feel her breath on me. Our noses brush, then I slant my mouth to hers. Our lips touch, and it’s like a world that was ordinary has now turned extraordinary.

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“I will. I’ll tell you what’s happening to me, and it’s this,” he says, stopping to take a breath, holding my gaze. “I’m in love with you.”

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Originally inspired by YA Bound
Lauren BlakelyA #1 New York Times Bestselling author, and #1 Wall Street Journal 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 100 times, and she’s sold more than 2.5 million books.

In December she’ll release UNZIPPED, a fun & sexy romantic comedy. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter!

Other reviews featuring Lauren Blakely
The Real Deal
The Knocked Up Plan
Big Rock
Mister O
No Regrets series
The Start of Us #0.5
The Thrill of It #1

Every Second with You #2
Caught Up In Love series

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