3,5 stars. The sexy one single father is too damn hot to his own good! Another great standalone story from Lauren Blakely.
About the plot: For seven months Abby Becker has been taking care of a daughter the sexiest guy she ever seen. Simon Travers is a dream come true. He is not only ridiculously hot but he does an amazing job of raising his daughter, Hayden. Abby was lusting over him, but learns to live with it. She loves her job and doesn’t want to risk it. At the same time Simon develops feelings for her too, but her great connection with Hayden is the most important thing to him, something he doesn’t want to jeopardize.
They both hide their attraction to each other, become in some ways friends, but everything changes when they slowly begin to push the boundaries. Once they do, there will be no turning back.
“I didn’t stand a chance of resisting you, Abby. The minute you walked through my door, it’s been a battle.”
Final thoughts: Not my first and not my last comedy romance with Lauren Blakely. Though I must admit that there isn’t so much humor like in others, it’s more a really sweet and romantic story about a single father and his daughter’s nanny as they from friends became forever. But it still was good book. The author has superb ideas that make her stories stand out and be unique. Like Eagle Cam. It was pretty amazing.
“This man isn’t just turning me on. He’s turning me into a woman who wants only to be taken.”
They have good chemistry and you get some steaming hot scenes. I liked the fact that when they dared to take a chance, it was all open and direct. There is no further games. My only complaint could be such that it could have been better developed. I would willingly see more of those scenes when they are finally together. And that what we could see with adorable five-year-old Hayden was super fantastic.
“Some women go for arms, some like humor, and some love a bad boy. Me? I’m drawn to this amazing, gorgeous , handsome single father.”
To sum up this is another book from the author, which for her fans will be great experience. The story can really warm your heart, is light on angst and pretty sweet read. Too bad it could be too predictable, I’m waiting for next books and count on taking it to the next level.
“I want to talk to you about the other day.” He sounds so serious.
All of a sudden, the weight of my mistake crashes down. “Are you firing me?” I blurt out.
His jaw drops. “What?”
“I’m sorry,” I say, and the wild anxieties consume me once more. “I love this job, and I love working with Hayden, and I didn’t mean to jeopardize it by . . .”
By making out with you? By touching you? By murmuring your name when you kissed me senseless in the cab, and would you please just do it again?
He steps closer. My stomach makes like a skydiver.
“You did not jeopardize a thing. I’m not firing you. I promise.” His blue eyes are locked to mine. “I hope I didn’t make you uncomfortable. And I hope I didn’t lose you, either. You’re so good at what you do, and I value your skills so much. You’re great with Hayden, and I don’t want to mess that up. I’m sorry for crossing the line.”
I shake my head. “It’s okay. I crossed it, too.”
He licks his lips. “And I really appreciated you inviting me out with your friends. I wanted to go, but I didn’t want to mess up your night. I didn’t want to make you uncomfortable.”
A grin threatens to take over my face because my heart soars. I thought he was turning me down. Instead, he was thinking of me. “You wouldn’t have messed it up.”
“I wouldn’t have?”
“No.” I latch onto Harper’s advice. Talk to him. “I wanted you there.”
My breath comes fast, and the hairs on my arms stand on end. We’re so near to each other—our words, our voices, our bodies. Everything in me reaches for him.
“I’m glad,” he whispers.
“And you don’t make me uncomfortable. I promise.”
He doesn’t say anything in response. Just nods. I press my teeth into my lips. My back is against the sink, and he’s standing so close I can smell him. The faint scent of his soap intoxicates me. He must have gone to the gym after work and taken a shower, and oh God, now I’m imagining him naked in the shower, soaping up his strong body. I go up in flames.
“What happened in the cab was”—he pauses, as if he’s searching for the right word—“crazy.” But the way he says it in a voice full of longing doesn’t sound like crazy-bad. It sounds like . . .
“Crazy-good,” I supply.
He nods. “So good,” he whispers, and inches closer.
“It was so good,” I echo, my voice breathy, full of this potent need for him.
He stares at me, his eyes brimming with heat. I exhale, and my lips part slightly. He’s looking at my mouth now, and I’m burning all over.
His hands are in my hair, and his lips crush mine. My fingers race up his shirt and around his neck. I pull him against me, his strong, hard body aligned with mine. His erection presses against my belly, and the realization that he’s already hard thrills me. Sparks fly through me as I register how hard he is, and my God, I want him. I want to feel him slide into me, I want to take him deep into my body. I want him to know what he does to me, too—that I’m as turned on as he is, and I can’t stop kissing him.
His big hands curl around my head, and I moan into his mouth. I love how much bigger he is than I am—taller, broader, stronger. He meets every primal desire I have to be taken. I want this man to consume me. I want to be under him, I want to be pinned by him—I want the full weight of him moving over me.
His lips are demanding, coaxing out more and more kisses from me. More murmurs, more sighs. As I arch into him, he groans, rough and husky.
Then, he breaks the kiss.
“This is bad,” he says firmly, his breath coming heavily. But then, he’s not so certain at all. “Is this bad?”
“Yes,” I answer quickly. “It’s bad. But it’s so good.”
About the Author
Lauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat, heart, and humor, and she has had eight books on the New York Times Bestseller list and fifteen on the USA Today Bestseller list. Like the heroine in her novel, FAR TOO TEMPTING, she thinks life should be filled with family, laughter, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren lives in California with her husband, children, and dogs. She loves hearing from readers! Her bestselling series include Sinful Nights, Seductive Nights, No Regrets, Caught Up in Love, and Fighting Fire. She recently released SWEET SINFUL NIGHTS, the first novel in her new sexy romance series Sinful Nights that became an instant New York Times Bestseller. Her new adult forbidden romance, 21 Stolen Kisses, hit e-readers in May and landed on the USA Today Bestseller list. In January, she’ll release BIG ROCK, a standalone contemporary romance sure to make you swoon. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney.
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