I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Hot One by Lauren Blakely
Published by Self Published on February 27th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Romantic Comedy
Source: the Author
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Rating~ 3.75 stars
Tyler Nichols is an entertainment lawyer, working with his cousin Clay at their firm. Delany Stewart is the owner of Nirvana, a spa company. They went to law school together and were madly in love till Tyler broke Delany’s heart and cut her entirely out of his life. Seeing him juggling for a seven year old after eight years since they broke up, a girl who looks just like him makes Delany feel like someone stepped on her heart. Delany and Tyler never got over each other while Tyler regretted his decision, Delany was heartbroken and spend the past eight years trying to get over him.
“He kisses me like it’s the only thing on earth he wants to do.” ~Delany
Seeing Delany, Tyler decides to get back with her….with his usual method which is jumping before looking and without any caution. With some tug and push he finally get’s Delany agree to go out for drinks with him.
I loved her like crazy in college, and when we talk now, I can still hear the parts of her that I fell for. ~Tyler
As with usually with Lauren Blakely’s books, this couple had great chemistry, the book had humor and a little bit of angst to make it interesting. Their relationship for most past was quite easy, it was natural for them just to slip back into their role. I loved their banter and sweet moments along with Tyler’s crazy and impulsive behaviour. Usually it’s the girl who is the impulsive one in the books so it made for a nice change. I really liked seeing Tyler with his niece, I wish we could have gotten to see him, Delany and Carly together. It would have been hella cute. It’s a second chance romance about a couple who never forgot each other and couldn’t move on. I really liked them together.
“It was always you. I always thought of you.” ~Delany
Quibbles: I don’t know exactly why but I felt like it was missing something that Lauren Blakely’s books usually have, I had this feeling throughout the book. I still don’t know why….Another thing I wish the book’s timeline had been a bit longer and made Tyler grovel more to Delany.
Overall, it was a lighthearted, fun and quick read about an adorable couple.