The Hot One by Lauren Blakely – Jenn’s Review

WHY I READ IT

Tyler was a great secondary character in The Sexy One, and I needed more of him.

WHAT I RATED IT

WHAT IT’S ABOUT

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…

JENN’S REVIEW

One of the many things I love about reading a Lauren Blakely book is knowing exactly what I am going to get. A steamy, sexy read, with a cast of characters that feel like old friends every time you crack open one of her books. The pages are full of witty banter, scorching scenes, and just a downright good time. I always feel good after reading one of Blakely’s books, and The Hot One was no exception.

I was anticipating this book after reading Simon’s story, and getting a glimpse of Tyler, his best friend. Tyler was just a bit on the right side of cocky, and I knew I was going to love him. I was not wrong. Every time Tyler opened his mouth, I smiled. He hooked me in from the start, and didn’t have to take his clothes off to do it…. though, that didn’t hurt. Delaney was my kind of girl. She has a fierce group of friends, is strong, independent, and kind of over her college sweetheart. That is until she sees him in the park, and internet stalks him. As much as she may have missed him, Delaney makes Tyler work to earn her time again, and rightfully so! When Tyler broke Delaney’s heart, he did it by severing all contact. They haven’t seen or heard about each other in eight years. There is a lot of catching up to do, and Delaney really struggles with the decision of letting Tyler in again.

Second chance romances are some of my favorite stories, and it’s books like The Hot One that remind me why. I love the history that isn’t really history. I love the remembering the way it used to be, while working on what it could be in the future. The Hot One is great slow building second chance, that when it really gets going, takes off like a shot.

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