Author: Lauren Blakely
Title: "The sexy one"
Book 1 in series One love
Main characters: Simon and Abby
Narrators: Sebastian York and Andi Arndt
Technically this is the first book in a sort of spin off-ish / companion series to Lauren Blakely's hugely popular Big rock series :) we met these two main characters in a second novel of that series... but I use the word "technically" cause this book can totally be read as a standalone... you want proof? :) I read only the first book in Big rock series, so these two were completely new people to me and it absolutely did not take away any joy I had while reading this book :) so definitely don't be discouraged if you are new to this author or don't remember every little detail if you read her other stories :) you will fall in love with this novel either way :) let me tell you a bit more about it :)
Simon is a single dad with a little girl and Abby is her nanny... I know, I know... but don't roll your eyes at me :) it may sound like a cheesy cliche but it's sooooo not like that :) add to that the fact that Simon is eight years older than Abby... :) yeah... but I absolutely adored both of them :) Simon is an investor and a wonderful dad to his daughter... he's funny and smart and it does not hurt that he looks like Chris Hemsworth... *sighs dreamily* :) Abby is fantastic as well: hilarious and bright, she loves to take care of Hayden (I may have made a mistake in Simon's daughter's name, only because I listened to the audiobook version of this story, if I did, sorry) :) I don't really want to get into too many specifics about the story itself, because the book is not super long and it takes place over a pretty short amount of time, so I don't want to spoil you anything ;) instead, let me just gush all about how amazing this story was ;)
When I first heard about this book I was a bit hesitant... thinking what most of you probably were thinking when you read what this book is about... that's it's gonna be stereotypical and cliche and just... silly :) oh, how wrong I was... I should have believed my sister, who read the book before me, and said I would completely fall in love with it :) yes J, you were right once again :) be nice and don't gloat ;) moving on... :) this book was just sooo... funny, sexy, lovely, cute, wonderful... you can add all other amazing adjectives and they would all be true... :) it was yet again a story where adults acted like adults, talking with each other, without any stupid / unnecessary drama or angst... and my lovely sister read a few more books by this author than I did (so far) and says the same thing can be said about them... you guys... if that will be the case, I will buy them all... and Lauren Blakely will land very high on my list of all time favourite authors... :) all of her stories I read so far, I loved :) they have the perfect balance of hilarious, sexy and just simply adorable :) between amazing main couple and lovable secondary characters you will be absolutely entertained... especially since the majority of those secondary characters already had (or will have) their own stories... let's just say that once I read one of her books, I always end up buying more... :) Lauren Blakely's writing style is very quickly becoming one of my favourite :) I am just having the best time reading her books :) this time we have two perspectives, and since I listened to the audiobook version, two narrators :) one for Simon (Sebastian York) and one for Abby (Andi Arndt) and both of them did a phenomenal job :) especially Sebastian's voice whispering to your ear will completely melt you... *sighs dreamily* :) I highly recommend you this beautiful story, no matter if you are already a fan of this author, or completely new to her work :) it will melt your heart and bring the biggest smile on your face :) so definitely pick up this gem :)