Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Review - Mister O by Lauren Blakely

Title: Mister O
Author: Lauren Blakely
Release Date: May 1, 2016

From the NYT Bestselling author of BIG ROCK, comes a hot and hilarious new standalone...

Just call me Mister O. Because YOUR pleasure is my super power.

Making a woman feel ‘oh-god-that’s-good’ is the name of the game, and if a man can’t get the job done, he should get the hell out of the bedroom. I’m talking toe-curling, mind-blowing, sheet-grabbing ecstasy. Like I provide every time.

I suppose that makes me a superhero of pleasure, and my mission is to always deliver.

But then I'm thrown for a loop when a certain woman asks me to teach her everything about how to win a man. The only problem? She's my best friend's sister, but she's far too tempting to resist--especially when I learn that sweet, sexy Harper, has a dirty mind too and wants to put it to good use. What could possibly go wrong as I give the woman I've secretly wanted some no-strings-attached lessons in seduction?

No one will know, even if we send a few dirty sexts. Okay, a few hundred. Or if the zipper on her dress gets stuck. Not on that! Or if she gives me those f*&k-me-eyes on the train in front of her whole family.

The trouble is the more nights I spend with her in bed, the more days I want to spend with her out of bed. And for the first time ever, I'm not only thinking about how to make a woman cry out in pleasure --I'm thinking about how to keep her in my arms for a long time to come.

Looks like the real Adventures of Mister Orgasm have only just begun....

**MISTER O is a standalone romantic comedy and it follows supporting characters first introduced in BIG ROCK**

I can't even stand how happy my heart is right now. That's a weird thing to say, right? But it's so full! And all that fullness just erupted in a fit of unexpected tears because this book just took a swing at all my favorite feels and completely knocked my socks off. 

Nick. Hammer. 

I knew by the end of Big Rock that I was going to love Nick Hammer. He did not disappoint. He's sharp and witty, confident and unfiltered, and just nerdy enough to make me sit up and take notice. Also—tattoos. And glasses. Stick a fork in me y'all. However, all these things don't paint a vivid enough picture of Nick Hammer because he's also super tender, smart, and unexpectedly sensitive in a way that completely stole my heart (after making it ache and flutter over the course of this book). 

Harper Holiday is his perfect match. Quirky and awkward and completely adorable—she's like this perfect blend of straightforward minx and bumbling goof. When she asks Nick to teach her how to win a man, she puts them on a path that is scorching hot and sensual. There's a very subtle forbidden element to this story, but the bigger attraction is how their friendship deepens into something so much richer, filling my heart drop by delicious drop until the very end when it set off that explosion of emotion. Harper and Nick are so much fun together—and a complete joy to read.

This book (or these books, really) presents itself as a bit of a fluffy read, so I was a little surprised when I had such an emotional reaction to it. Here's the thing: It has so much heart. It is a sexy and fun read, but Harper and Nick are the real deal and there's no way to read that ending and not feel like you just read something special. The little glimpses of Spencer and Charlotte felt warm and rewarding, and the whole damn package just left me with the biggest smile on my face and this full to bursting happy heart. LOVED IT. SO MUCH. 

And now? Let the countdown to Wyatt begin…*flexes grabby hands* 
~ Review by Shelly

If ever a book should *come* with a HAPPY ENDING, it's Mister O. I mean, really...

This book just sort of THRUST itself into both my heart and my head, and is yet to let me go. It PENETRATED the book fog I was in before I opened it up, and now, I'm so freakin' happy, I'm only flail away from doing star jumps or some shit. 

It's ridiculous but totally warranted. Brother's best friend is one of my favorite romance sub-genres, and when you bring it together with Lauren Blakely—and her signature banter—it's a recipe for success. And a kind of giddy happiness of the whole body that feels like...err, well...Mister O lived up to his name. 

Let's HAMMER out the details of why I loved it so, shall we? Nick. A cartoonist (so nerdy cool), purveyor of female pleasure with a predilection for crosswords and showers. Oh, and a total dirty-talking panty-melter. With a really big…HEART. Yassssss. 

Then there's Harper. A flipping MAGICIAN, for crying out loud. In the Lauren Blakely Awesome Professions Hall of Fame, that's gotta be top dog. She's a little awkward and a lot charming, and so much FUN. I loved her—she was witty and creative and sassy. 

And together they were, pardon the pun, MAGIC. All intense chemistry, with this kind of slow burn friends-to-lovers (another sub-genre I love, FYI) romance that wasn't just sexy. Or funny. Or flirty. Or heart-smooshy. It was ALL of those things. 

So, the end result is me, satiated, smiling and oh, so SATISFIED. Which, for a book called Mister O, is exactly as it should be. 
~ Review by Beth

 Oh, Mister O! You sure know how to keep a girl coming back for more. This book was so good, I couldn’t put it down! Not only was it a best friend’s little sister book, it was also a nerd alert!

Ms. Blakely seems to be able to make any profession hot! A sexy comic strip creator and a naughty magician—and the two were perfectly quirky!

“I have no clue if her mind swerved out of Friendshipville and into Naughty Thought Town that day in the park, too.”

Nick Hammer, creator of The Adventures of Mister Orgasm, and Spencer Holiday’s best friend, knows how to please a woman. He made it his life’s work to pleasure a woman, and not only in his comic strip. But he has one small issue… 

“I’m the one with the big secret – that I’m completely fucking tempted by my best friend’s sister in every way. Unrequited lust sucks balls.”

Harper Holiday loves her job. She is a magician and loves the illusion she brings to children’s lives. However, she needs help with men. It’s been a long time and decides she needs some dating lessons, and who better to give them then Nick? Harper then decides that dating is not enough and that Nick needs to teach her how to seduce and please a man. 

Not one to turn down a woman, especially one he has been lusting after; the two enter into a scorching hot relationship.

“I’m drunk on her, intoxicated on her taste, her tongue, her mouth, her sweetness.”

The two of them together are sizzling! Even their fantasies had my kindle on fire! Oh, and the dirty talk—top notch!

Seriously, I loved everything about this book. It was hot as hell, funny, sweet, and fun; a perfect read. I loved that it was strictly from Nick’s point-of-view. I adored seeing Spencer and Charlotte, as well as Clay and Julia. I cannot wait for Wyatt’s book!! 
~ Review by Tiffany

Since self-publishing her debut romance novel CAUGHT UP IN US three years ago, Lauren Blakely has sold more than 1 million books. She is known for her sexy contemporary romance style that’s full of heat, heart and humor. A devout fan of cake and canines, Lauren has plotted entire novels while walking her four-legged friends. She lives in California with her family. 

With nine New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller List more than three dozen times. Her bestselling series include Sinful Nights, Seductive Nights, No Regrets, Caught Up in Love and Fighting Fire. She recently released BIG ROCK, a sexy standalone romantic comedy that became an instant New York Times Bestseller. In the late spring, she’ll release MISTER O, another standalone romantic comedy.   

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