Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
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…
Since reading Lauren Blakely’s Well Hung put me in such a good mood, I decided to read The Sexy One. The Sexy One is another one her connected standalone novels. It stars Simon (you may remember him as the hot single dad who hired Harper to do a magic show for his daughter in Mister O) and Abby (Harper’s best friend). You don’t have to read the connected books prior to reading The Sexy One, but they are so much fun that I would recommend reading them before or after this one.
The Sexy One was so much fun to read! I loved that it was written in dual points of view instead of just from the man’s perspective. It was fun to get Abby’s point of view this time. The story wouldn’t have been as strong without it. She was this really kind and sweet person, but she also had inner vixen that I loved. Simon wasn’t as cocky as some of Ms. Blakely’s other leading men. He was self-confident, but he wasn’t a womanizer and he didn’t have a huge ego. Simon was just a really great guy. His doting single dad status made him super sexy.
One of my favorite things about The Sexy One was the nanny-employer connection between Simon and Abby. It gave this book a forbidden love feel, but it wasn’t angst-y or uncomfortable. There wasn’t a bunch of drama to their relationship, and I really liked that. Simon and Abby’s relationship grew naturally from attraction and friendship. There was a special sweetness to it because of both of their relationships with Simon’s daughter.
I absolutely loved every minute of reading The Sexy One. It’s the perfect book if you’re looking for a romance that’s going to make you swoon, laugh and fan yourself a bunch.