I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Once Upon A Wild Fling by Lauren Blakely
on October 8, 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
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Also by this author: The Hot One, Once Upon A Sure Thing
My brother's best friend has a proposition for me. Have I mentioned he's a sexy single dad? Tell me more...
There are a million reasons why Miles Hart isn't the man I should date but allow me to enumerate the top three. He's friends with my brother, he's a single dad, and he's a sexy, in-demand rock star. He might as well wear an off-limits, totally unavailable, and don't-even-attempt-to-ride-this-ride sign.
Then he asks me to be his plus-one when his band plays at his high school reunion, and the night unfolds in ways I never expect.
I have three good reasons to keep my hands off Roxy Sterling--her brother's my business manager and good buddy, my kid is the center of my world, and the last time I fell hard for a woman I was burned so badly that my interest in relationships has gone up in flames. But once I bring Roxy's body next to mine on the dance floor, I want all the not-safe-for-work things I can't have with her. So I make a proposition.
Then I learn exactly how risky we might be.
A sexy new falling-for-my-brother’s-friend romance from #1 NYT Bestseller Lauren Blakely!
Yep. Lauren Blakely still makes me happy.
The Heartbreaker Series features the stories of three brothers who found fame and fortune as teen rock idols. Now older and somewhat wiser, the Hart brothers navigate relationships –and parenting– while keeping the music alive.
Once Upon a Wild Fling follows the youngest Heartbreaker, Miles, as he leaves behind his solo career in order to offer his six-year-old son Ben a more stable environment. Once burned, twice shy seems to be Miles’ motto. Until Roxy, that is.
Roxy knows what she wants and is willing to do whatever she needs in order to find her happiness; Everything but giving in to her attraction and affection for Miles Hart. Through mutual friends and his relationship with Roxy’s brother, the couple’s friendship grows as they graduate from playful banter to full out flirting, allowing author Lauren Blakely’s signature wit to shine.
While Roxy and Miles both appear in the earlier books in the series, they really didn’t shine until Once Upon a Wild Fling. I would have liked to have seen more of Roxy’s dating misadventures in the background of previous books or here in this one. Just the bit we were treated to is an absolute goldmine of comedic material.
I found the issues of single-parenting a unique spin to the “rockstar” romance genre. Each brother either has a child or is involved with a single mother (sometimes both scenarios). The kids in each book are all realistically portrayed, which is NOT something you always find in novels. Once Upon a Wild Fling, indeed the entire Heartbreaker Series, should make everyone smile.
I sit down again, scrubbing my hand over my jaw. My son looks at me, his eyes big.
“Daddy, you’re going to play at your high school,” Ben practically shouts.
I hold up my hands. “Whoa. Not so fast.”
He crinkles his brow. “But you told everyone. You said you would. That’s so cool that you told everyone you were going to become a rock star, and you did. And now you can go back and play for them.”
William parks his chin in his hands and stares at me, batting his eyes. “What would Ed Sheeran do?”
I sigh, partly because I’m not sure if I’ll run into the same situations I try to avoid—like the come-ons at the Bingley School. But honestly, the reunion intrigues me. I loved high school. Loved the friends, loved the good times, loved how it all rolled into some of the best moments of my life. Playing at the reunion also sounds like exactly what I should do—honor the promise I made fifteen years ago. “Looks like I have a reunion to go to.”
But when William’s sister walks into the café, I’m not thinking of high school or teenage years. I’m thinking about how sexy she looks in those jeans and that green top that slopes down one shoulder, revealing pale skin I’d like to—
I slam on the brakes.
She’s your buddy’s sister. And you’re not interested in anything serious because serious sucks.
“Hey, Roxy,” I say, then do my damnedest to strike the dirty thoughts from my mind as we chat and William tells her all about my reunion promise.
Even though I’m thinking about her legs most of the time.
For the record, it’s really fucking hard not to think about something when you know you’re not supposed to—that pretty much guarantees it’s the only thing in your head.
But once the food arrives, the chicken sandwich is so insanely tasty it distracts me from imagining how my friend’s sister would look naked.
God bless chicken sandwiches.
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