I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Sexy One by Lauren Blakely
Narrator: Sebastian York, Andi Arndt
Published by Lauren Blakely Books on October 7th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy
Length: 5 hours and 12 minutes
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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…
A sexy and sweet romance about “forbidden” love between a hot single dad and his nanny. Simon and Abby make a great team in raising his young daughter. Their romance starts with instant-a-lust they neither will act on but over time the lust turns to love and they can’t fight it anymore. See what happens with Lauren Blakely brings these two fun characters together in The Sexy One.
The dual narration really works for this title. Sebastian York is a favorite of mine and he has narrated many of Blakley’s titles and always does an amazing job. The Sexy One is the first I’ve listened to by Blakley that switches POVs from the male to female characters (all the others I’ve read was told from the male POV) so it makes perfect sense they would add a female narrator to voice the parts of heroine’s POVs. Andi Arndt did a great job with Abby’s character. This is my first experience with Arndt’s work and I’ll definitely look out for more books narrated by her.
Fans of Emma Chase and Christina Lauren will love Lauren Blakely.
Here’s a cheat sheet for the reading order and the relationships of Lauren Blakely’s books sent within the same “world”. They can all be read as stand alone but they are more enjoyable (I think!) if you read them as a series and in the order, they are published. The characters are connected through family or friendships and some of past characters makes cameos.
Full Package (January 9th 2017)
The Hot One (March 2017)
Joy Stick (June 1st 2017)
After 17 years I've finally finished my BA in English (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not have touched anything labeled "classic", but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my college career.
While I hated to read growing up, I am now an avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction within my favorite (at least to date) genres which include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly PNR or UF from favorite adult authors, but I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in adolescent literature class I took).
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