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Mr. Hotness

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Would one night be enough?

Alana Thorton had watched her new neighbor move in across the hall. Women came and went. Each one who left his apartment had a satisfied smile on her lips.

London Keith was a player--bad news.

Spying on him became her favorite pastime. It earned him a nickname...Mr. Hotness.

Alana swore she'd never give in to a guy like him. He would do nothing but break her heart. But curiosity got the best of her. What was so alluring about London?

Then she saw him with his shirt off. Heard his sexy accent, and she completely forgot she'd vowed to steer clear.

Alana had been celibate too long, but London could fix her problem. She might as well let him try.

It would only be one night.

It was quite obvious the man had skills.

Still, she didn't expect her neighbor to be quite so...addicting.

Please note: Mr. Hotness was previously featured in the Tangled Sheets anthology. This is the extended version of the story. It is a steamy BWWM romance as only Peyton Banks can write.

274 pages, Kindle Edition

First published January 1, 2021

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Peyton Banks

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USA TODAY Bestselling author Peyton Banks is the alter ego of a city girl who is a romantic at heart. Her mornings consist of coffee and daydreaming up the next steamy romance book ideas. She loves spinning romantic tales of hot alpha males and the women they love. She currently resides with her husband and children in Cleveland, Ohio.

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560 reviews12 followers
August 4, 2022
This book is a perfect read when its the midnight hour and your cozy and cuddled in blankets. I finished this book in one sitting, and I know I will be reading it again.
London and Alana are the reason for HEA, and I cheered them on until the end.
London and Alana are neighbors. Alana has deemed London Mr. Hotness and secretly watches as he has a revolving door of women nightly. When the 2 finally come face to face after Alana has a mishap in the hall its instant attraction for them both. London is the owner of Primetime Sports Managements and a very sexy, charming, Southern Playboy. The moment he lays eyes on Alana with her nerdy glasses, soft skin, and curly hair he feels something he has not felt before.
They move straight from friends to lovers, and one night turns into multiple. As their love unfold we see how they navigate insecurities, jealousy, and the journey to newfound love.
Profile Image for Debbie Orazi.
1,495 reviews18 followers
October 18, 2021
Alana Thornton is a shy, curvy nerdy financial analyst. She might want to date the hot guy across the hall, but she she knows it would only be for one night a girl like her could not keep his interest long term.

London Keith owns Primetime Sports Management with his brother Jaxson. His job requires him to party hard with his clients and women throw themselves at him and he definitely indulges. He meets the gorgeous woman across the hall and she grabs his attention. Alana makes him a home cooked lasagna dinner and they spend the night talking. He invites himself along when she runs errands and they spend the day getting to know each other. They end up hooking up and spend as much time together as possible. They have a misunderstanding that breaks them up for a while, but eventually get together for their HEA.

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1,335 reviews34 followers
November 2, 2021
This story appeared in the Tangled Sheets Anthology and ended in a nail biting cliffhanger.

London Keith is a ladies man with a revolving door of women willing to fulfill his every fantasy. If you’re Alana Thortonhis across the hall neighbor—you’re curious and you fantasize about having just one night of pleasure with the hottie.

So—when an opportunity presents itself—will she seize (insert BIG grin) the day or let the opportunity slip through her fingers?!

Highly Recommended: Read It!
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539 reviews26 followers
December 10, 2021
The cover might have caught my attention but that blurb hooked me, I had to learn all about London and his skills!

This was my first book from this author and I loved it! The storyline was fun, the characters had great chemistry and I never wanted the story to end. Alana was so relatable as a lead, her decisions felt like things I would do/say (to a point) and it was easy to get lost in this story. I loved London so much and the way he loved all of Alana was everything! I definitely hope I move next to a London Keith of my own soon.

I absolutely would recommend this one to other romance lovers

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736 reviews9 followers
November 13, 2021
Alana was in a dry spell after years of celibacy. She watches her new neighbor who lives across the hall and women came and went. She noticed that all the women who leave his apartment had satisfied smile on their face. She knows that he's a player and that she should stay away from him. But spying on him has become one of her favorite pastime so much so that she dubbed him Mr. Hotness. Although Alana promise herself that she would stay away from London some how after constantly lusting from afar curiosity got the best of her and she wanted to see he put a smile on her face too. When he meet Alana he was immediately attracted to her. She had made him home cooked meal as welcome gift and the two end up talking all night. One thing led to another and they slept together. However a miscommunication caused a riff between the two. Alana suffered from self confidence issues and she did not see herself as the beautiful and sexy woman that London see. It's intriguing with captivating characters and an interesting storyline that captures the audience from the start.

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3,363 reviews15 followers
November 3, 2021
Mr. Hotness by Peyton Banks is a wonderful,sweet,entertaining,steamy with a bit of drama.. a romance story of London and Alana..
London Keith owns Primetime Sports Management with his twin brother Jaxson,gorgeous and a ladies man..Alana Thornton is a shy, curvy nerdy financial analyst living a cross London her gorgeous neighbor they met and felt the attraction right a way for Alana she want to date him but she knows its for one night only because his the type with no commitment and she could not keep his interest long term.and Landon loves to party and woman but whe he met his neighbor and taste her home cooked lasagna and spend the night talking its a first for him and they spend the day getting to know each other all the pent up sexual tension cannot denied so they hooked up and spend most of the time together but its end up when Alana saw Landon with a woman or is it really Landon? read it to find out!

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3,361 reviews39 followers
November 3, 2021
Curiosity they said killed the cat or in this case spying on your neighbor well that will get you in some hot water as well the good kind of hot water. London sexy as all get out new neighbor moving in across the hall, new to the apartment, and he has a very curious neighbor or spying neighbor more like it. Alanna lives across the hall, and she watches as her neighbor as he moves in then continue to watch him as he entertains beautiful girls each evening, and he isn’t the kind of guy she wants (secretly she wants him ) shhhh she keeps telling herself he isn’t her kind of guy. The moment London sees Alana he knows she is just his kind of girl; she is his type, but her insecurities keep her from just letting go and live, how could such a hot guy want someone like her, how will he help her see she is sexy, beautiful, with the personality to match, she is the whole pkg. But is it all a bed of roses or will they get through the twists & turns fate throws at them?

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Profile Image for Willie-mai.
310 reviews
November 3, 2021
I love any and all books written by Peyton Banks and her latest Mr Hotness was no exception. It was well written, had very good character developments and was very sexy and captivating! Alana and London had amazing chemistry and was a fantastic couple! Alana was a tad bit insecure and it almost ended her relationship with London. London was really popular with the ladies but had eyes for only Alana. They were adorable together. I’m always a one-click purchase for Peyton Banks books because you know that you’re going to get an extremely well written story, with great characters, awesome storytelling, and boatload of emotions! I would highly recommend this story and I’m looking forward to reading the next Peyton Banks book!

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1,198 reviews
October 13, 2021
I read an abbreviated version of this story in the Tangled Sheets anthology. The book ended on a cliffhanger and I was so excited when I saw that the full version was available. Alana Thorton and London Keith may not look like they fit but they find true love. Unfortunately, Alana's confidence is shaky and she does not see herself the way that London does. When she thinks that London has stepped out on their relationship; she is devastated. She does the only thing she can do and walk away. Will she be able to get over London or is she making the biggest mistake of her life? I always love Peyton Banks' books; she always make her characters likable and the action hot, hot, hot.

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1,712 reviews19 followers
October 23, 2021
4.5 stars. Alana, the female lead, has been spying on her neighbour, London, the male lead, and watching his revolving door of females. Whilst she agrees he’s gorgeous, she knows she doesn’t fit the mold. When he helps her, they connect and build a relationship but her ongoing lack of self confidence and some poor communication on his part cause them to separate. But they both find they miss the other deeply...

This story is dual POV, well written and edited, and a hot and steamy romp through building a relationship. I greatly enjoyed the relationship development and how both characters actually remembered important things about the other. The intimate scenes were involved and engaging and hot.

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1,502 reviews14 followers
November 1, 2021
These two were just delightful. Each had their insecurities, but they worked it out.
Alana and London were neighbours. London had a reputation as a ladies man,, and Alana was a best girl but she was exactly his type.
This was intense and a little dramatic. The relationship wasn't all about sailing, with a few issues to get over, mostly for Alana due to body issues. The fact he wanted her just as she was should have let those insecurities go, but that was the lesson she had to learn, and learn she did.
The ending was my favourite part as it was sweet, feel good and hot. It really made the book for me. I highly recommend this, such a great read!

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8,812 reviews32 followers
November 3, 2021
Wonderful read

Okay first things first......this cover is definitely Hot, hotter and white hot! I have read a number of books by Peyton Banks but this one was a bit different and a whole lot of naughty, sexy fun. The story is about Alana Thornton and London Keith. These two are opposites but there is a definitely sizzling hot connection, along with a real soul connection that is developed. This book is well written, has a great story-line that was a real enjoyable journey and wonderful characters that grow and expand as the story progresses. I really loved Alana and London and would want the as my neighbors also, especially with her lasagna...yummy!!!

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690 reviews41 followers
November 16, 2021
A Good Man at his Core

Super cute story of London and Alana. London rich, sexy, playboy mega sports agent that owned his own Sports Agency. Alana short, thick, nerdy Financial Analyst.

Alana would look out of her peephole watching London parade women in and out of his apartment. Until the day came that their paths crossed in person.

Alana was everything London never knew he needed but once he first laid eyes on her she was all he needed.

Alana had serious insecurities about herself but London made sure she understood that she was the only one for him. Those same insecurities almost cost her the man of her dreams. Alana finally got it together and they were able to get their HEA.

I'm looking forward to Sofie and Jaxon's story
2,476 reviews26 followers
November 3, 2021
Alana is a financial analyst and her neighbor across the hall London has a revolving door of women coming in and out of his apartment and Alana spies on him through the peephole of her door. They have a chance meeting where he helps her with a charlie horse and they thus the sparks fly. He knows he has to have her. Their journey into their relationship is so entertaining and kept me glued until the end. I absolutely loved that she was a caramel curvy nerd that he could not get enough of being around.

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14 reviews
November 3, 2021
I really enjoyed this book. I been waiting on it since it was teased in a compilation book. I really likes London's character when he was developing showing some growth of not wanting to always be seen as a... man hoe honestly. I like that we got to see things from both characters POV. That is honestly a fave concept for me in the books because you really get to see both characters thoughts and feelings so it kind of makes it so there is no room for anything to be left out.

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17.5k reviews242 followers
November 5, 2021
London and Alana . . .

Alana Thorton loves spying on her new neighbor across the hall, London Keith. No doubt about it, he was a definite player. But the smiles on those women when they left his apartment made her curious. She already thought of him as “Mr. Hotness”, and he was totally not her type!

Seeing him without a shift, hearing his sexy accent, her curiosity urged her on to check him out. Maybe one night wouldn’t hurt? Could he change her mind? Or would her insecurities make her doubt he could ever really want her? Is she willing to risk losing him?
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965 reviews1 follower
November 18, 2021
This was a sweet and sexy story featuring to likeable opposites. Alana Thorton is an absolutely adorable woman who is a self described nerd. London Keith is a man enjoying the fruits of his hard earned success, including a revolving bevy of woman. Alana can't deny her neighbour is hot, totally out of her league, or so she thinks. As the pair get to know each other, their attraction and relationship grows. There are some mild bumps along the way, but in the end a very satisfactory happily ever after is achieved. Looking forward to the next book in this series.
43 reviews
October 21, 2021
This romance just gave the warm fuzzies!
Well, it did have some great sex scenes as well, but at the end you just felt so good!
I loved both London and Alana. They were both likeable.
The only part that I wasn't a fan off is during a misunderstanding, they both seemed a little juvenile at first. That was quickly remedied, but it just didn't fit with the characters throughout the entire book.

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965 reviews10 followers
October 29, 2021
Alana and London are neighbours who have yet to meet each other, when London assist Alana after a jogging cramp left her unable to move. There is an instant like between the pair. A cosy friendship with benefits soon begins. There are misunderstandings ahead and insecurities to over come. Will Alana and London survive the tests? A very good read.

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3,402 reviews54 followers
November 1, 2021
Alana has watched the women come and go from her hot neighbor (London) across the hall, and while she may fantasize about being one of them, she knows she doesn’t fit the mold. When London stops to help Alana they connect and this is the start of their relationship. When a misunderstanding breaks them apart, will they be able to mend it? An entertaining read and one I recommend.

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1,622 reviews3 followers
November 1, 2021
I really enjoyed London and Alana's story. She wasn't the typical type that you read about in books and that made the appeal even bigger. Their relationship was so hot and heavy, the chemistry off the chart and a wonderful happily ever after to bask in. I look forward to seeing the story about Jaxon and Sofie, there has to be one coming.

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83 reviews
November 2, 2021
I loved this story about two complete opposites who find they have a lot more in common than they thought. This story was such a great read! It gave me heat, sweetness, some twists, and a couple that I really, really, really wanted to get their HEA. Alana and London learned a lot about themselves as they took this crazy ride but probably most of all to not judge. You just might miss out on the best thing ever. Looking forward to reading about London's brother next.
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1,364 reviews5 followers
November 4, 2021
P. B. has done it again. This book is totally hot and sexy. I’m definitely going to check out who’s moving in next door to me…lol…
Alana and London’s story is full of passion, chemistry and adventure. And this book will make a great addition to my ebook collection. Hopefully it will have friends to join them.

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8,753 reviews100 followers
November 29, 2021
I've read several books written by Peyton Banks; she is becoming one of my favorite authors. I can’t wait to read more of her books.

She has written another good book. The story is about Alana & London; he’s her new neighbor and is watches as women come and go all the time. Even though she knows he’s a player and would just break her heart she can resist once she sees him without his shirt on.

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2,244 reviews6 followers
October 10, 2021
This is my second time reading this book and now it have the extended version of the story and I am loving it . Alana has the hots for her neighbor London . This book is a page tuner with a lot of heat London and Alana have great chemistry in and out of bed . I highly recommend this book .

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4,312 reviews49 followers
November 2, 2021
Alana and London are neighbors but they have yet to meet. London is a ladies man and Alana often fantasizes about being one of his women. One day when she is out jogging she has a debilitating cramp in London is there to save the day. They both want to explore this thing between them but will Alana let her insecurities ruin the relationship before it even starts?
4,249 reviews10 followers
December 14, 2021
This story was featured in the "Tangled Sheets" anthology. It is a fairly short and quick read that is fast paced and enjoyable. This is Alana and London's story. He is a player and she has confidence issues. These two neighbors make for an interesting read. I enjoyed how their story developed. The attraction is definitely there as well as the sparks.
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158 reviews2 followers
December 23, 2021
Borrow some sugar....

Even if you don't need it. London and Alana are wonderful together. I really enjoyed seeing their relationship play out. Love how Alana befriends his mother (although that could be seen as a little creepy). It would be so cool to see what happens between Sofie and Jaxon.
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