Once Upon A Real Good Time

From #1 New York Times bestseller Lauren Blakely comes a sexy new standalone rom-com!

That smoking hot one-night stand with a former rock star? Turns out he's my son's new music teacher. Oops.
 
But I didn't know that the night I met Campbell. All I knew was he played my body the same way he played a guitar — like he owned it.
 
My libido is still high-fiving me after being self-served for too many years, and we’re both ready for another night or two of fun, especially since we don’t just have chemistry in bed — we connect over everything.
 
That is, until I learn he’s the man who’ll be coming to my house twice a week to teach my son — the best music lessons money can buy.
 
Time to turn down the volume on our shenanigans. Only that’s easier said than done.
 
***
 
I can rock a guitar solo in front of thousands, I can write chart-topping tunes, and I can absolutely stop thinking about my student’s mother naked.
 
After all, I’m a single parent too, and I know what it’s like to put your kid first. That’s what I do every damn day.
 
Trouble is, now that I’ve had Mackenzie, it’s hard — and I do mean hard — to stop wanting her. Harder too when I get to know her, and learn she’s an awesome mom, a great friend, and, oh yeah, she happens to get along perfectly with my daughter.
 
All we have to do is set some rules. No dating, no nookie when the kids are around, and no one gets hurt.
 
It’s all working out beautifully. Until we start breaking the rules, one by one.
 
Making music with her in the bedroom is easy. But will we be more than just a real good time when the music stops? 


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DarceySmith

Mack and Campbell for the win!5 star

I adored this book. Woman meets man, they have wild, offthe-charts sex, and man turns out to be woman’s son’s new teacher. Bam! It’s the best kind of forbidden attraction, one that Blakely molds into the perfect love story! It’s witty and sexy: the best combination. Bring on the other 2 brothers!! 55

DecGrl88

4.5 Stars - Absolutely Adored!5 star

This was so good! I'm giving it 4.5 out of 5 stars. This review is for an ARC, and reflects my honest opinion. I absolutely adored this ARC. The characters were fantastic, the story flowed, there were some great sexy times, and lots of sweetness. Seeing the way Campbell and Mackenzie interacted with their kids was adorable. They're fantastic parents, and I was rooting for them from the very beginning. Campbell is definitely going on my book boyfriend list, and I think his brothers might be joining him once I read their books. The book was told in dual POV, and I loved seeing both sides to this story. In addition to loving Mackenzie and Campbell, I liked Kyle, Samantha, Jamison, Miller, Ally, and lots of others too. There wasn't really anyone in this that I didn't enjoy reading about. If you had doubts about how much I enjoyed this, I read it in two sittings in the same day (finishing the entire book within 12 hours of starting it). I could have easily read it in one sitting, but I didn't want it to end that fast. I am super excited for the next book in this trilogy! Thankfully I won't have to wait very long. I highly recommend you check this one out if you love single parent romances, rock star/musical romances, or just a really cute contemporary with a bit of a fiery side. 55

gingin615

Smart, sexy, funny5 star

Famazing! The smart, witty, intelligent dialogue blew me away in this sweet, sexy romance with two of the best characters I've every read. Super mom Mackenzie is a hoot with her trivia skills and marvelous life attitude. She's put her love life on hold to focus on her son and his needs but when she lays eyes on the sexy guitar player at her favorite haunt it's on. And Campbell is right there with her. He is such a dirty-talking hot hunk! I was swooning from the first hair flip to the last melting kiss. He's a great single dad in addition to his other amazing attributes. There's so much to love about this fantastic story from the sizzling chemistry between Campbell and Mackenzie to the wonderful secondary characters, especially the kids, to the funny, sweet banter to the great ending. This is a feel-good rom com that's low on drama and high on love. Lots of sexy love! I voluntarily reviewed an ARC. 55

Lisa Somerville

Mackenzie and Campbell's story4 star

Once Upon a Real Good Time is book #1 in the Heartbreakers series and is the story of Mackenzie and Campbell. Mackenzie is a single mom who has overcome some obstacles to get to where she is in life. In her final year of College she slept with her best friend guy friend so he could see if he was bi or gay. Turns out he was gay and that one time, she ended up pregnant. Even though life has thrown her curve balls, she makes the best of it, she starts her own graphic design business, still has a great relationship with her guy BFF and they co-parent their son. Campbell is a single dad and a talented rock star! His band plays at the Grouchy Owl, where Mackenzie just happens to be playing trivia with her friend Roxy. During his set, Campbell can't help but notice Mackenzie, but after he's done playing she's no where in sight. They end up running into each other again, thanks to a little help from Roxy, and the sparks fly. "I'm wondering if you want to be kissed by someone who's been wanting to kiss you all night long." Things heat up between the two of them, then hit a brick wall when she finds out that Campbell is the person that's been hired to be her son's music teacher. "Who decided that breakups had to hurt worse than stepping on Legos?" In the end it's their kids who intervene to bring them back together. 45

Lelypop1

Blakely at her best!5 star

Mackenzie is a single mom who can’t help but notice the hot guitar player at her favorite bar. Campbell Is a single dad, a former pop star who lives a more private lifestyle now. The chemistry between these two is off the charts but putting their children first gets in the way of their romance. This is a quick, enjoyable read, with lots of dirty talking in an overall happy, feel-good romance. Blakely at her best. Oh, and Campbell is one of three rock star brothers, so you can bet there will be more deliciousness to follow in the Heartbreaker Brothers series 55

GreyGirl50

Deliciously sexy romance!5 star

Lauren Blakely taps into the forbidden fantasy of every woman on the planet with this deliciously sexy romance between a former rock star and a beautiful trivia buff whose one night stand is guaranteed to fulfill every woman’s wildest dreams. There’s a good reason why romance books have gorgeously muscled men on the covers and Lauren Blakely rocks at picking the best cover models I’ve ever seen. You can be sure I kept that delectable cover in mind the entire time I was reading Campbell and Mackenzie’s story. What I enjoyed most about this book is that these lovers are mature 30-something characters who always remember that their teenage children come first in their lives. That rarely happens in this day and age and for a mature reader like me, I find that really sexy! I read an early copy of this book and all opinions expressed in my voluntary review are completely my own. 55

Tiggy/Cookie

Once Upon a Real Good Time4 star

New author for me. A well written story, with a BUT...... the sex scenes with all the unnecessary language were more of a turn off than a turn on. It would have been more than hot without it. These days my opinion would be in the minority because it seems the majority love it going by the reviews. Just seems a shame to me that for two people who were falling in love and were so great out of the bedroom, would dirty it up when they were in it. Just my opinion. 45

saraczee

ugh1 star

couldn’t get through the first 50 pages. Ridiculous, cheesy and just bad. 15

4bu2

Once Upon A Real Good Time5 star

This story is so well developed and wickedly funny. Lauren has once again hit a homer run with the story of Mackenzie and Campbell while so delightfully addressing single parenthood and fame. This book has all then necessary twists and turns that leave you laughing, crying wanting and loving. I hated to reach the last page because I wanted more. I finished with a new heart throb Campbell and a best friend Mackenzie who could ask for anything more. 55

I Love Story Time

A REAL GOOD READ!5 star

HOLY HOTNESS! Lauren Blakely is on fire with this story! I LOVED IT! Campbell and Mackenzie's story is sexy and fun with a whole lot of angst. I think I wiggled and smiled throughout this entire book. The chemistry between these too is white hot and delicious. Not to mention, the storyline is super endearing and I just adored the kids. If you are looking for something light and steamy that you can consume in one sitting, Once Upon A Real Good Time is it! ♥ Review by Lys 55


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