The Hot One by Lauren Blakely
Ever notice that sometimes a guy will do something really stupid, like let the love of his life slip through his fingers?
Yeah. I'm that guy. But the moment I run into the woman I once loved madly, I’ve got one goal and one goal only—a second chance. The plan? Go big or go home.
Fine, at first glance, stripping naked at my ex-girlfriend's place of work might not seem like the brightest way to win her heart again. But trust me on this count—she always liked me best without any clothes on. And you've got to play to your strengths when you're fighting an uphill battle. As a lawyer, I know how to fight, and I'm prepared to fight hard for her. Because sometimes you need a second chance at first love.
He's the one who got away . . .
The nerve of Tyler Nichols to reappear like that at my job, showing off his rock-hard body that drove me wild far too many nights. That man with his knowing grin and mischievous eyes is nothing but a cocky jerk to saunter back into my life. Except, what if he's not . . .? I've tried like hell to forget him, but maybe I'm cursed to remember the guy I fell madly in love with eight years ago. Lord knows I’m not over him, so what's the harm in giving him a week to prove he's changed in the ways that matter?
After all, how do you resist the hot one…
Tyler didn’t just let the love of his life slip through is fingers. He actively chucked it to the side, which made it hard for me to have much sympathy for him. I never really warmed up to him by the end. He’s contrite, he knows he fucked up and he realizes he never should have let her go, but he just reeked of a guy who’s feels like she should be grateful that he has time in his life for her now. Bottom line he let someone else influence the direction of his relationship. No explanation, no lead up, no issues up until that date. Out of the blue….done.
Delaney was a great character. She was sweet and positive even after being spectacularly dumped. She was also way too forgiving. I like that she was strong enough to look at what happened, realize that she had made a good life for herself separate from Tyler and that she could forgive him and not lose anything from what she had built for herself.
Tyler may have been hot, but he was also a hot mess.