{Tour} The Hot One by Lauren Blakely (with Review, Excerpt, and Giveaway)

The Hot One Lauren Blakely

Lauren Blakely is one of our very favorite authors, and we were so excited to get to know Tyler Nichols in The Hot One. We’ve got an awesome excerpt to share with you today, along with our thoughts on the book and a giveaway you’re not going to want to pass up. First, you know the drill–here’s the 411 on The Hot One by Lauren Blakely:

***About the Book***

{Tour} The Hot One by Lauren Blakely (with Review, Excerpt, and Giveaway)The Hot One by Lauren Blakely
Also by this author: First Night, Night After Night, The Sapphire Affair, The Sapphire Heist, Well Hung
Series: One Love #2
Published by Self-Published on February 27, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Player Falls in Love, Romance, Romantic Comedy, Second Chance Romance
Character(s): Businessmen/Lawyers/Entrepreneurs
Pages: 300
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A sexy new standalone romance from #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Lauren Blakely...

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…


She turns her head.

And waves.

And smiles.

That smile makes me feel like I can do this. Like I can win her heart again. Mine pounds faster as I near her, and it’s not just because I happen to think she’s the most stunning woman I’ve ever seen, but because of who she is.

I arrive at her side, and she straightens. “Hey.”


There’s that awkwardness again, and I want no part of it today. Like the bungee jumper I am, I lean in and dust a quick kiss on her lips. At first, she freezes. That won’t fucking do at all. My tongue darts out, flicking her top lip. A soft breath escapes her, and she gives in. Her sweet lips linger on mine, sending a charge down my spine. My brain leapfrogs ahead, and I picture scooping her up in my arms, carrying her to a quiet little patch of trees, and kissing her till she begs me to take her home.

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I want that badly—I want her to beg for it because she’s at her happiest when she’s overcome—but I suspect it’s too soon for her.

Not to mention, screwing in Central Park usually results in a public citation. Public fornicators are never as clandestine as they think they are.

I nibble lightly on her bottom lip for a few seconds, drawing out a throaty murmur from her. Then I somehow find the will to separate.

She blinks. Several times. She sways the slightest bit, like her feet barely touch the ground. Good. I want her to be affected.

She furrows her brow. “I’m sorry, but do we kiss now when we see each other in the park?”

“Evidently we do.”

“Weird. Because I didn’t get that memo.”

I rock on my heels. “Want me to take it back?”

“The kiss or the memo?”

“The memo,” I say matter-of-factly, like this is all so obvious. “You can’t take a kiss back.”

“You sure on that, Nichols?”

“I can try to take back the kiss. Want me to, sweet girl?” I use the term of endearment I once called her. She doesn’t blanch, and that’s a damn good sign.

She smirks. “Be my guest.”

I kiss her once more, like I’m reversing the lip lock, doing it all in rewind, pulling away ever so slowly, ever so softly, leaving her dazed once more.


If she can drive me this crazy, make me this hard, send the temperature in my blood to beyond incendiary, the least I can do is return the favor.

Judging from her reaction, I’m doing it right.

I gesture from her to me. “Like that. I think that’s how you take back a kiss.”

Chuckling, she nods to the running path. “Ready for me to kick your ass?”

Every competitive bone in my body snaps to attention. “We’ll see about that,” I say, then I smack her pink nylon covered behind.

Her eyes widen, saying oh-no-you-didn’t.

But there’s a twinkle in those baby browns that says the lady might like spanking.

That’s new, and it’s most interesting.

I pencil in a new item on my mental to-do list. Find out how much she likes spanking. I never spanked her in college—just wasn’t part of the repertoire. But judging from her response now, I’m more determined than ever to find out everything she likes in and out of bed.

**About Lauren Blakely**

Author Lauren BlakelyLauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat, heart, and humor, and her books have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks bestseller lists. Like the heroine in her novel, FAR TOO TEMPTING, she thinks life should be filled with family, laughter, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren lives in California with her husband, children, and dogs. She loves hearing from readers! Her novels include Caught Up In Us, Pretending He’s Mine, Playing With Her Heart, Trophy Husband, Far Too Tempting, The Thrill of It, Every Second With You, Night After Night, and After This Night. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney.

Find Lauren Here: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

***Our Thoughts***

Kassiah: Tyler is an entertainment lawyer who is at the top of his game. He’s got a good job, a good life, good friends, and he only thinks about the one he let get away when he can’t help it. A chance sighting in the park gives him what he needs to realize that things don’t have to be over for him. He finds her, makes up his mind, and goes after what he wants.

The Hot One by Lauren Blakely Teaser

Delaney was totally devastated when Tyler broke things off with her their senior year of college. She’s never forgotten the way he made her body sing–or the fact that he blew her heart to smithereens when it was all over. Now that he’s back in her life and begging for a second chance, how can she give it to him and protect herself in the process?

You all know that Lauren Blakely is one of my very favorite authors. I love this series of interconnected guys and the women they fall for. I could hardly wait to get my hands on Tyler’s book and was so glad I got the chance to read it early for this tour. Once again, Blakely has hit it out of the park.

The Hot One by Lauren Blakely Teaser

The Hot One has the perfect combination of sexy, swoony man and sassy heroine who stands up for what she believes in. I absolutely loved all the history Lauren Blakely was able to weave through this story and the cameos the characters I’ve come to love from her other standalone Men of Rom Com books were divine.

My favorite thing about this book, of course, was Tyler. I love how determined he was–and I understood his reasons for letting Delaney go in the first place. Regardless, he’s not going down without a fight.

What I love most about this kiss? It’s all brand new. It’s not the way we kissed in college. It’s not a prelude to a screw. It’s not an I-know-how you like it kiss. It’s a little rougher, a bit harder, and a lot needier. It’s a first kiss that rocks my world and blows my mind. It’s like lightning, and when it crashes through the sky, I’m lit up, hot and electric.

I loved his grand gestures and another thing that totally stands out to me is that the drama wasn’t manufactured. Everything was so grown-up and realistic. Blakely is good for that, all the time, but this one stands out to me as being a totally romantic read without being overly dramatic or fluffy.

If you’re looking for a perfect way to spend your day with a sexy read that will have you turning the pages right up to the very end, you really need Tyler Nichols in your life.

Report Card
Overall: 5


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