Book Review: One Time Only by Lauren Blakely

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One Time Only is a contemporary, MM romance book worth reading by Lauren Blakely. Check out the book review from romance book blogger, She Reads Romance Books

One Time Only
by Lauren Blakely

Series: One Time Only
Category: Contemporary Romance, MM Romance
Tags: Rock Star, Bodyguard, Office Romance, Bisexual
Published November 2020

Rating: ★★★½

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Jackson needs a job and he needs money, but what he doesn’t need is to lust after his new employer, especially after the past he’s still paying for. Despite his attraction, he takes on the role as the new bodyguard for sexy rock star, Stone.

Stone is known for mixing it up in the sheets with men and women alike, but it’s his new bodyguard that makes him think that maybe he’s interested in more than just a fling.

The more time they spend together, the more they can’t stop his feelings. But one is the boss and one is the employee and that line can’t be crossed. Or maybe it can, but just one time only.

First rule of being a bodyguard, don’t fall for the client.

While Jackson may be good at his job, he totally breaks that rule when he starts working for Stone -the hot rock star.

I actually first met Jackson and Stone in her prequel novella, Maybe This Time, when he applies for the job as his bodyguard. Their attraction and chemistry is evident from the start, so I was excited to see where Blakely would take them in her second MM romance.

I’ll be honest, during the first half of the book, even I was getting blue balls waiting for them to finally act on their attraction.

I mean, I get it. It’s not a smart move to start something with your boss, especially when you really need the job, but when you have chemistry, you have chemistry.

I did love that there was more to their attraction and relationship than just an immediate physical attraction. Spending so much time together, they talked a lot, so despite them being opposites, you could really see that this wasn’t going to be just a superficial fling.

And let me tell you, once they move from “don’t touch” to “let’s touch,” it’s ALL about the sexy times between these two.

So yeah, if you’re looking for a MM romance with LOTS of bedroom scenes – this is a book for you.

Of course once they finally give into their feelings, there’s the small matter of figuring out what to do with their feelings since they do have a working relationship.

Plus, there’s also the question of whether they even want the same things since Stone only ever has flings and Jackson has been burned by love before.

I did enjoy reading it and it’s what I’ve come to expect from Blakely – a good story with lots of steaminess. Could it have had more depth, yes, but that doesn’t necessarily detract from what it is.

If you like MM romances and books with bodyguards, then check this one out.

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