Review: The Hot One by Lauren Blakely

The Hot One by Lauren Blakely
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - One Love #3
Release - February 27, 2017
Genre - Second Chance RomCom
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 4 out of 5
Length - 300 pages

Ever notice that sometimes a guy will do something really stupid, like let the love of his life slip through his fingers?

Yeah. I'm that guy. But the moment I run into the woman I once loved madly, I’ve got one goal and one goal only—a second chance. The plan? Go big or go home.

Fine, 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 you've got 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.

He's the one who got away . . .
The nerve of Tyler Nichols to reappear like that at my job, showing off his rock-hard body that drove me wild far too many nights. That man with his knowing grin and mischievous eyes is nothing but a cocky jerk to saunter back into my life. Except, what if he's not . . .? I've tried like hell to forget him, but maybe I'm cursed to remember the guy I fell madly in love with eight years ago. Lord knows I’m not over him, so what's the harm in giving him a week to prove he's changed in the ways that matter?

After all, how do you resist the hot one…

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MY REVIEW

I absolutely love anything that Lauren Blakely writes and she's on my one-click list for sure! She mainly writes from the male perspective, but I've noticed that with the One Love series, she's doing both. And she's nailing it.

"The full monty deserves a full monty." I've got to admit, my favorite scene was Tyler's first grand gesture (of many) to get Delaney to go out with him again.

"A six-pack is my shrine. I want to touch it, lick it, and rub my head against it like a cat rolling in catnip. Meow, indeed." Amen!

In THE HOT ONE, Tyler and Delaney were once college sweethearts. Tyler broke both of their hearts when he decided to focus on what was best for his future career. Fast forward 8 years and through a chance encounter, these two realize they now live in the same city and their feelings for one another never died.

And thus commenced the romance and grovel-fest. It was immediately clear that Tyler regretted his past decision and he had no problem grovelling for another chance. I loved it. Who doesn't love a good grovel?! Even when he messed up mid-grovel, he owned it and it only endeared him to me more.

This story was well-written with sufficient character development and an entertaining plot. I especially enjoyed the character crossover and welcomed the opportunity to check in with my favorites. What else can I say? Buy and read the book. Between the fantastic cover and the story within, be prepared to swoon!

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