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The Hot One: A Second Chance/One Who Got Away Standalone Romance (One Love Book 2) Kindle Edition
A sexy new standalone second chance 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.
"Every time a new Lauren Blakely book turns up...I know I am going to get a sweet, fun, sexy book and it puts a smile on my dial. I adored Tyler and Delaney's story. From their past together to the present, I just adored it all!" - Janeane at BJ's Book Blog
"Tyler Nichols. Oh. My. God. The title is definitely apropos. This man is over the top HOT in oh so many ways. The Hot One is a read-in-one-sitting kind of story." - Naughty Girls and Their Books
"Lauren Blakely is the QUEEN of sweet, fun, and steamy reads. Every single time I sit down to one of her novels, I end up feeling like I'm walking on cloud nine. Her books are utterly addictive." - Angie's Dreamy Reads
"The Hot One is love, laugh-out-loud humor, and lust all wrapped up in the perfect package...PURE PLEASURE!!!" - Bookalicious Babes Blog
"The Hot One was a magnificent blend of the familiarity of an old love and the excitement of a new one." - Red Cheeks Reads
"This book was a huge winner for me...And as Hot as this was... IT WAS SMART TOO!" - Wendy's Thoughts
"A swoony, heart warming second-chance romance! Lauren Blakely has turned up the heat with this sweet and sexy love story!" - Reading Keeps Me Sane
About the Author
- ASIN : B06XBD9N26
- Publisher : Lauren Blakely Books (February 25, 2017)
- Publication date : February 25, 2017
- Language : English
- File size : 1802 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 253 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #71,756 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Reviewed in the United States on February 27, 2017
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Stars aligning, a surprise reunion, the pieces of the past clicking into place with those of the future… oh yes, it’s safe to say that I adore the whole second-chance trope. Two lovers reconnecting and rekindling a great love that had been lost is a beautiful thing, and The Hot One was a magnificent blend of the familiarity of an old love and the excitement of a new one. I was already on the edge of my seat anticipating this book, so when I did get it, I was positively vibrating with excitement. It took tremendous restraint on my part not to just devour this story whole, but I somehow managed to slow down and enjoy the magic of a lost love being found again. The Hot One drew me right in from the start of those dual his-and-hers prologues and held me – hoping, wishing and praying – until that spectacular moment of surrender when two obviously meant-to-be lovers give in. This is something that Lauren Blakely does incredibly well, and it’s a huge reason why I’m such a big fan of her writing. Her unique ability to tease me with the build-up, stoking that fire until the anticipation explodes as the butterflies in my belly take flight at that all-or-nothing moment when everything comes breathtakingly together.
Tyler Nichols is, well, the hot one. Gorgeous, successful, sexy and an all-around good guy. He’s also a bit cocky, not arrogantly so, but in that born from confidence kind way. Used to setting his sights on a goal and doing whatever it takes to achieve it, Tyler isn’t accustomed to the taste of regret. At least he wasn't until the day in the park when he sees her, his first love, the woman he’s never forgotten, the one he stupidly pushed away. Curiosity and a desire to clear the air may have been what initially drove him to seek her out, but it wasn’t long before it was much more than that driving him. He sees it all with her, and he wants it badly. What he didn’t realize, though, was how significant the damage was that he’d done to her long ago, and when he finally gets the full gist of it, he’s left choking on a heaping helping of regret and remorse. He is consumed with the need to fix it, to right the wrongs that he did to her, but more than that, he is desperate to win her heart again. He pulls out all the stops to do just that, and his efforts did not go unnoticed. Let’s just say that I swooned right along with Delaney as he bared himself in his quest to make her his again.
Delaney Stewart met the love of her life in college, where they spent their days pursuing their educations and their nights getting lost in each other. At that time, her path was clear – law school and building a life with Tyler. But everything changed very suddenly for her, and in the wake of that tumultuous time, she made substantial changes to her life plan. Now, eight years later, her life looks nothing like the one that they had mapped out together all those years ago. She’s happy, though, and she has her best friends and a business she’s very proud of and that fulfills her. She’s moved on (mostly) from Tyler Nichols, even though her dating life doesn’t quite tell that story. He may have been the one with all the words in their past, but it’s Delaney who leaves Tyler speechless in the present. Yet even with her walls up higher than the great one in China, she still can’t resist the pull to him. His efforts, his honesty and his vulnerability show her he’s a changed man, and now she just needs to figure out if she can trust that and build a new version of the life that they planned together in college.
I’ve always been the girl who rooted for the underdog, so it’s no surprise that I'm a sucker for a second-chance romance, and Lauren Blakely’s The Hot One is precisely what I hope for when I crack one open. Her words kept me eagerly tapping my Kindle as I squealed, sighed and soared through this couple’s heart-healing story. I loved every single thing about this exceptionally well-executed reunion. My heart raced, my cheeks burned, and I smiled from start-to-finish as I devoured this deliciously dirty do-over. The Hot One by Lauren Blakely gets five smooches from me!
~ Danielle for Red Cheeks Reads
Both Tyler and Delaney made appearances in the previous books in this series, so I knew a little bit more about them... Tyles is this hotshot lawyer and Delaney owns a SPA... and I actually liked both of them as secondary characters... so when I heard they will have their own story, I was definitely curious... what's more interesting, they actually have a history between them... they were a couple during college... up until Tyler broke up with her... now, after a chance encounter in the city about eight years later, he realizes that there is still something there between them, and he's determined to get her back... that's basically all I can say to you about this story without spoiling what comes next :) so instead of concentrating on all the details I can't share with you, let's jump into the good parts that I can actually talk about :)
First of all, I gave this story 4,5 stars... there was nothing particularly wrong with it, but simply because of my personal preferences, I am not a fan of those second chance romances, when the main couple used to be together and they reunite after some time has passed... it usually annoy me to no end, so the fact I actually really enjoyed this one to give it this rating is saying a lot about how amazing writer Lauren Blakely is :) to be honest, she quickly becomes one of my go-to authors when I am looking for a fun and sexy contemporary romance with interesting characters that act like actual adults, talking with each other, without stupid missunderstandings and long lasting conflicts :) and this one was no exception... she has just such an amazing and entertaining writing style :) I can appreciate it, even though I actually listened to the audiobook version... by the way, the narrators are awesome, they really made the characters and the story come alive :) so even though I wasn't the biggest fan of the actual relationship between our main couple in general, I'm sure that most of you will absolutely love it :) so I highly recommend you guys to check out this book, and this author, and discover all the awesomeness that are Lauren Blakely stories :)
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Delaney and Tyler were college sweethearts until Tyler took some crappy advice from a professor and decided to focus solely on his studies and intention of becoming a lawyer effectively cutting Delaney out of his life. They bump into each other again in Central Park and the story follows their reunion and second chance at love.
Tyler makes a few misguided attempts to correct his past mistakes with Delaney without actually consulting with her on her feelings and needs and I loved the way she kept him in check for it. She’s not being taken for a fool a second time round. Sometimes with a second chance trope you have a lot of hurt feelings and angst however I think Delaney is a really grounded character and she’s so mature that it keeps the angst at bay.
The story is really fast paced and I absolutely devoured it. This was a reread for me and I decided to listen to it on audio this time around. The audio is by Andi Arndt and Zachary Webber - two of my go to narrators - and I really enjoyed it. I could recommend either version of this so whatever your reading style is you can pick this one up. You don’t have to read the series in order, the stories can stand on their own but I like to as there are characters throughout and I like to know their story before finding out who they’re with in someone else’s story!
Tyler and Delaney were College sweethearts and both had their future planned out, thinking they would pursue careers as lawyers. But Tyler broke her heart and plans changed. Eight years later they meet again and this time Tyler wants the love of his life back.
Sweet, easy read and lots of passion.
The characters are endearing and charming and the story is fun, sweet and a whole lot of romantic.
I would happily recommend this to those looking for a top notch contemporary romance.