The Sexy One by Lauren Blakely (Arianna)

ARIANNA’s review


I love romcoms and so far, I’ve read many, but here’s the thing, Lauren Blakely is the perfect author when you want a sweet, sexy and fun, low in angst and drama story. She always delivers delightful romantic comedies that suck you in, in one way or another, from the very beginning. ‘The Sexy One’ was another fantastic read by this author that will entertain you from start to finish.

“If you looked up ‘hot single dad’ in the dictionary, you’d find his picture.”

“With a smile that makes you melt into a puddle of lust”, Simon is a sexy, gorgeous single dad who happens to be smitten with his daughter nanny, Abbi. He’s been in lust with her for seven months since she started to work for him, but he doesn’t want to jeopardize his relationship with her in any way, especially since Abby is a great nanny and his daughter cares for her. Needless to say, he has to forget about “this thing” for the nanny sooner rather than later.

“…there’s more to him than meets the eye. So much more.”

Abbi loves her job as a nanny. She’s sweet, caring and very patient and overall, really great with kids. Abbi had been lusting for Simon for a while now. She managed to hide her attraction towards him pretty great so far, but she treasures every single moment alone with the sexy single dad. Abbi loves her job and she really cares for Simon’s little girl, so she doesn’t want for anything to change between them, mainly because she really needs a job.

Both of them have serious reasons for wanting to stay away from each other, but their dynamic changes when the temptation becomes too much. But one kiss is not enough for neither of them.

“Our lips touch, and it’s like a world that was ordinary has now turned extraordinary. I cup her cheeks, holding her face as I deepen the kiss. More lips, more tongue, more teeth. More Abby. My entire body is alive. My heart pounds, my brain fires, and I’m wildly turned on.”


I think ‘The Sexy One’ was the sweetest, most romantic romcom I’ve read by this author. I enjoyed the story line, the two main characters, but I really loved the romantic aspect. Simon and Abby’s story was so, so sweet, one of the sweetest friends to lovers story I’ve read so far. These two will make you smile and swoon from beginning until the end and the forbidden twist made their story even more entertaining. I found both main characters to be endearing and engaging and I liked how both of them had so much depth.

Simon was a wonderful hero. I loved his portrayal…duhhh, you will too, I guarantee. He was such a great father to his little girl and a great boss. I loved the way he was with Abby, how much he respected her and appreciated her honesty, how much he loved her personality. He was kind, charming, sweet and thoughtful and perfect for Abby in every way. I’m sure many readers will think the same. Abby was pretty great too. She was sweet, caring, smart, bold and I loved how independent she was. She was also a fantastic nanny and I totally understood her reasoning for not wanting…at first, to start something with Simon.

“…every second I spend with Abby makes me want more of her. Every laugh, every comment—every thing she says or does. The more I have of Abby, the more I want.”

I loved these two characters together. They were wonderful and so tender at times and they will put a big smile on your face as the story unfolds. Their connection was palpable from the start and the sexy scenes and sexy texts between them were hot as hell.

All in all, ‘The Sexy One’ was another fantastic read by Mrs. Blakely with a great story line, endearing characters and plenty of sweet and sexy moments.

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