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The Sexy One

(One Love #1)

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  13,232 ratings  ·  1,283 reviews
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...
ebook, 188 pages
Published October 17th 2016 by Lauren Blakely Books (first published October 15th 2016)
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Jul 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The Sexy One is a fun new story Ms. Blakely has brought to us to swoon over and love just as much as her previous stories. We've all met Simon in Mister O. He's the single dad to a darling little girl. A marriage gone south has left him single and alone. His priority is his daughter and her happiness until a certain little nanny comes along and sweeps him off his feet. Well, almost. He has the hots for the hot nanny. What he doesn't know is that the hot and quirky nanny has the hots for him too. ...more
Aug 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Lauren Blakely Fans, Male POV, Romance
5 Instinctual, Gut Knowing, Real Truth Stars
* * * * * Spoiler Free
Now before this is dismissed as a promotional 5 Star review of this book...Please take a second and remember, it is brought to you by a gal who has no shame in her game. I have always believed in letting you know when I am thrilled to be reading a favorite author, and with this new Stand-Alone/Loosely Connected Grouping Lauren Blakely has created...I AM ALL IN.

I have written before about Blakely's ability to Touch All the Bases
THE SEXY ONE is Lauren Blakely's most ROMANTIC book yet!

Was it funny? Uh,'s a Lauren Blakely book. Of course it was HILARIOUS! Was it sexy? Have you read the title? It's SEXY as hell! But the ROMANCE...the romance seeped off of every single page, coating my heart, and left me in a big pile of feels! It soothed my soul and warmed my heart, speaking to every romantic bone in my body. There were butterflies...hell the whole damn zoo was running a muck in my stomach the entire time!

Oct 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romantic-comedy


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
Jenn_COBB - Collector of Book Boyfriends
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Such a sweet and adorable story that melted my heart!

Lauren Blakely is presenting us a story with forbidden elements.
Smart, hardworking, sexy single dad and his sweet, caring and adorable nanny.
Both of them have been feeling something more than just professional relationship for a longer period of time but both of them were pretending like it wasn't there and going on like nothing was happening until one day they couldn't keep it up anymore and everything just burst.

This was such a joy to re
Lauren Blakely
Jul 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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Book Review: 5+++ Stars

Simon, Simon, my sexy, sweet and gentleman Simon *sigh*, you are pure perfection.
This has been on repeat in my head for two days now. Lauren Blakely has created one new story, sexy, funny and with an overdose of sweetness that got so deep into my heart and now owns me. Sorry Nick, Simon gave you a run for your money, but don’t worry, I still love you.

The Sexy One is the story of Simon, the single dad who hired Harper t
J. McCoy
Jul 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Simon and Abby are MAGICAL on the page! This book is sexy, funny, sweet, angsty, and full of charm. There's no way you won't be sucked into their love affair! ...more
***ARC received in exchange for an honest review***

If you are looking for a new book boyfriend (or even if you are not), look no further because Simon Travers will make your knees weak and your insides swoon! Lauren Blakely is known for her hot, sexy alpha males but Simon is a different breed unto his own. Yes, he's super hot and sexy but what is most endearing is that he is a single dad who is so incredible with his daughter that you will most certainly feel your ovaries explode the moment you
Lauren Luman
Jul 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review of the book.

I. Love. Lauren. Blakely.

"It's my new favorite hobby. Giving you orgasms." Simon had my heart beating wildly in this sweet tale of the single dad and his nanny. He and Abby are perfect together and their mutual love for his daughter, Hayden, just makes it that much more perfect.

We first met Simon in Mister O, the Harper and Nick's story of crazy love. He appeared to get snubbed when Harper picks Nick over him, but now I see that La
Sep 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016
I LOVED this book SO much! Simon is a wonderful addition to the "Blakely Boys." Swoony, especially when he's with his daughter, and just a perfect mix of sweet and sexy! Abby is independent and a perfect match for this man. I love all of their conversations, and seeing them finally admit how they feel! And how could anyone not love Hayden? A wonderfully special book! ...more
Sep 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
***ARC Provided via the Author***

I finished this last night. After some time to think, I can honestly say this is the best book I have read this year. And, I am not just saying that because I am an early reviewer and Lauren Blakely is a favorite of mine. This book hit all the right notes, and it did it perfectly. I just enjoyed this book. I had to put it down a couple of times while I was reading, and I thought about it. I wanted to get back to it, and I wanted to know what happens. If there is
Karen Mc
Sep 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The best relationships begin as friendships.

Sometimes you need more spice and sizzle when devouring a book. Other times you want that sweet story that makes you gush at the great love resonating throughout the read. Lauren Blakely went a bit rogue on The Sexy One—penning it in a dual POV, pumping it with more passion, and sweetening this story with more sugary goodness than her previous romances—and I LOVED EVERY MAGICAL MINUTE!!!

It didn’t take me but a few pages to realize that this romance f
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“...may be it is a cliché for a single dad to fall for the nanny. But fuck, it sure as hell isn't a crime.”

Hot single dad, anyone?

➦Simon is a single, sexy and caring man who just happens to have the hots for his daughter's babysitter. The problem is that she's too good of a babysitter and those aren't easy to find in Manhattan.

➦Abby loves working for Simon but, even though she is secretly salivating over him, she cannot risk
Krystal Amora Book Reviews
Sep 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The Sexy One by Lauren Blakely

Lauren has once again provided a panty melting, sinfully sexy book to read. This latest installment was fun to read with her unique style of mixing a little bit of the characters we have come to love from Well Hung, Mr. O and Big Rock (if you have not read….SHAME ON YOU).

We got to revisit the scene from Well Hung where Wyatt meets Simon at the restaurant for the quote for the kitchen remodel which gives up Simon’s perspective. Truly awesome to read that scenes from
Gloria Herrera for As You Wish Reviews
Simon is the man every woman dreams about. He is a fabulous father, totally dedicated to his daughter Hayden who is only five years old. He is physically gorgeous, a nice guy, and is an investment wizard. He is the FULL PACKAGE with all it entails!

This is a flight of fantasy of two people who fit so well together there is no other outcome but for them to end up together. How they get there is a story you have to read.

For those of you who are no longer in your twenties, you might recall the TV s
Sep 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
➳What a story to make you feel wanted and loved... cherished and cared for. Because those are all attributes that Lauren makes you feel when you read this story...

➳Okay, so for those of you who have been following my reviews since the very start of my reviewing "career," you are very well aware that my obsession for nanny and single father stories is over the roof!The Sexy One by Lauren Blakely has become one of those overall obsessions. To my eyes, this story was so sweet and endearing to r
Oct 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
And I thought Lauren Blakely couldn’t get any better! I so love being wrong! Simon Travers is THE SEXY ONE, all the nannies think so, and so does Abby Becker, the nanny for his daughter Hayden. Abby has been crushing over Simon for the seven months he’s employed her, but one does not sleep with one’s boss, and so she pines in silence while always wishing more, especially after they evening chats. Simon has been ogling Abby discretely since the first time he saw her, but she is the best nanny eve ...more
Sep 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016-books, arc
I am in love with this book! This latest gem from Lauren Blakely literally swept me off of my feet. It's a slow burn as we watch Simon and Abby lust for each other and it's the sweetest kind of foreplay.

The boss and his nanny. They shouldn't have feelings for each other. They shouldn't even entertain the idea but my goodness, the chemistry is so electric, there is absolutely no way they could resist.

The Sexy One is basically an old-fashioned romance set ablaze with the combination of sizzling he
XxTainaxX Curvy and Nerdy
Oct 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved this story. It would've been so easy to make this go wrong at different times throughout the plot. The setup was there for it to go awry, but it stayed so solid. I was ecstatic at the lack of drama, lack of miscommunication, and foolishness that plagues so many stories. The characters had depth and complexity in their own right. Mature. At a stage in their lives where they are ready to accept the love offered by the other. The role of kids in a story can be touchy depending on t ...more
Beneath The Covers Blog
Sep 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs, 2016-reads, kelly
The Sexy One hit everything on my list! Romance, emotions, laughter, passion...and the swoon-worthy levels were unbelievable! I loved this book, and drank up every word like a dying man!

Simon and Abby are perfect! Not just for each other, but also on their own. Both are very sincere, altruistic and very down-to-earth characters. With as many differences Simon and Abby have, I loved reading how they transcended those differences and looked at the person inside for who they each truly are. And the
Monica Horne
Jul 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I feel like I say this every time I read a new Lauren Blakely book, but my goodness... this woman amazes me!

Simon and Abby's story is so swoonfully sweet! It grabs ahold of your heart, and refuses to let it go until the very end.

What's cliche to one person, may be real life to another. No matter how hard you try to fight your feelings, the heart wants, what the heart wants. This couldn't be any truer for Simon and Abby.

Abby is the Nanny of a beautiful little girl, Hayden. Simon is her father.
Alba and Her Secrets..♥
5+ 'Eagle Cam Love' Stars!

Yeah. Just after a month of reading it, I just reread The Sexy One. Why? Well because I freaking loved it so much and since I did a kind of Lauren Blakely marathon this weekend this was the perfect way to end it!

As I said before, Lauren’s books are a masterpiece of male POV stories! And well, in this case, in this book we got dual POV which I absolutely love too! The Sexy One tells the story of Simon Travers and Abby Becker, also known as the hottest single dad on Eart
Kara Hildebrand (Two Book Pushers)
The Sexy One is a new standalone by Lauren Blakely. It's slightly ridiculous how giddy I get when Lauren announces a new book. And even more so when it's a character I fell in love with in a previous book. As always, the writing is impeccable, the characters real, the storyline meaningful and addicting. We met Simon in Mister O and I was almost cheering that Harper would choose him. Simon is a sexy single father with the cutest little girl, Hayden. He's smart, funny and delicious. Abby is Hayden ...more
Nov 02, 2016 rated it really liked it

A swoon worthy single dad? Yes please! Simon is what drew me to this book and of course the forbidden romance with his nanny. The story was a mix of boss-employee relationship and DILF romance. I liked how Simon's relationship with Abbi played out and that it was sort of slow moving in the beginning but then picked up near the middle. We got to see them slowly explore each other before their chemistry exploded and I really enjoyed that it wasn't just an easy and only sexual relationship between
Stacey is Sassy

Falling in love with The Sexy One

What if I told you I found a hero that’s the whole package? Good looks and muscles (please note the book cover…or, like in my case, note again and again and again), smart and ambitious, sweet, thoughtful, an awesome Dad to his daughter…AND learns from his mistakes. Yes peoples, by the end of the book he got his priorities straight and put love first. Now, don’t go freaking and calling me bad names because I spoiled the surprise, I was actually talking about his d
Nissa | Of Pens and Pages Book Blog
Lauren Blakely is one of my few one-click authors. Her books have strong, lovable characters, the touch of humor that will make you literally laugh out loud, and heat that can make you burn all over. Obviously, The Sexy One did not disappoint. If you want a light, fun, and sexy read, The Sexy One will give you that and so much more.

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

Simon Travers is a thirty four-year old businessman and dad who knows wha
Pearl Angeli
3.5 Stars!

“He's the prize in the available dad sweepstakes.”

I have come to rely on Lauren Blakely to provide the best rom-com books. The Sexy One is no exception. Yes, the story was a bit of a cliché; yes, the romantic development may have happened a little too fast; and yes, there was cheese along the way. But, did I enjoy myself? Absolutely!

Abby Becker has been working for the hot, single dad Simon Travers for months as a nanny to his five-year-old daughter. She totally adores her
Joy Novel Thoughts
Oct 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This novel was educational, hilarious, sweet and sexy!

Did you know that bald eagles and dolphins sleep with one eye open?

Yeah, I didn't either... until this book. See... no one can say that you don't learn anything reading romance novels.

Simon was a single father with the majority custody of his sweet five year old daughter, and Abby was his nanny. They had this insane chemistry that they fought for months, until.... the baby bald eagles were born and they started texting about them with each ot
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog
4-4.5 stars

"But that would be a lie.
This isn't unrequited. It's two-way, hot and electric."

The Sexy One was another fun, sexy and super sweet story from Lauren Blakely. This author doesn't stop surprising me with her books! I loved her writing and her stories are refreshing.


"Just like that,I imagine her in bed.Yeah, it's not first time.It's not the hundredth, either.
I've pictured this countless f@cking times, but it's a fantastic image."

There were many things I loved in this story and one of
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