Oct 07

Once Upon A Wild Fling by Lauren Blakely Review



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.



I am a bundle of romantic comedy reading bliss today courtesy of the super-talented storyteller, Lauren Blakely, and her completely captivating Heartbreakers series. These stories were exactly the kinds of feel-good, made-my-heart-race, smiled-the-whole-time romances that I love to read. Deliciously sexy, totally swoon-worthy and utterly charming heroes paired with witty and smart heroines with a few cute, bright kids (and some pets!) swirled into steamy romances are my drugs of choice, and Blakely left me in high spirits and with a book buzz I’ll feel for days.

Once Upon A Wild Fling is the third book in this wonderfully binge-able rock star romcom series. Blakely effortlessly blends the sweetness of a single dad romance with the slightly taboo best-friend’s-little-sister trope to produce a story that was an absolute joy to read. The youngest Hart brother, Miles, has been burned in love before, so he keeps his focus on his whip-smart and adorable six-year-old son, Ben. Roxy hasn’t had much luck finding love herself, and with her biological clock tick-tick-ticking away, she has decided to pursue her dream of motherhood without a partner. From their first meeting, the sparks flew between Miles and Roxy, and their connection was immediate and natural. But with their previous experiences and Roxy’s brother hanging over them, they instead settle into a plus-one-pals-but-no-benefits scenario. Chemistry like theirs can’t be ignored without eventually exploding, though. Blakely does what she does best by gently stoking that fire with months of innuendo-filled, flirty banter, a few wickedly wanton kisses and some dates that weren’t really—but totally were—dates that leave them with a powder keg’s worth of repressed desire just waiting for that one spark that will finally ignite an inferno of fiery passion.

Lauren Blakely has done the impossible by outdoing herself with the Heartbreakers series. No heavy, angst-ridden, gut-churning romantic sagas here—this, my fellow rom-com lovers, is a trio of the good stuff.  Light-hearted and easy-to-read, all three of the books in this series were the kind of love stories that leave the reader happy, humored and hopeful when they’re done. Once Upon A Wild Fling was sweet and heartwarming and oh-so-sexy. I loved every single word of all three books, and the whole Heartbreakers series is not only a top favorite of the year, but it’s also a top favorite of mine from Blakely’s entire catalog. Five smooches from me for Lauren Blakely’s Once Upon A Wild Fling!

~ Danielle Palumbo