Once Upon a Wild Fling (Heartbreakers, #3) By Lauren Blakely

    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. Once Upon a Wild Fling (Heartbreakers, #3)


    summary Once Upon a Wild Fling (Heartbreakers, #3)

    This was by fun audio read for this week.

    Roxy has recently come to the realisation that she really wants to have a family. The time feels right and not having a boyfriend doesn’t factor into it. She knows the time is perfect to bring a child into her world. When her brother’s best mate, Miles, asks her to be his plus one at his high school reunion she is happy to help him out.

    Miles is gorgeous, plays in a successful band and is a single dad to his son Ben. Agreeing to help him out is a no brainer for Roxy, she has always enjoyed spending time with him. However, the night does not go as expected, in fact it exceeds both of their expectations in a satisfying way.

    Thus begins a very beneficial relationship between them. Roxy knows she is falling for Miles but is wary of having her heart broken by a man who could have any woman he chooses. She is not only falling for Miles, but his gorgeous boy Ben is winning her over too. She can totally envision a future with them.

    The only problem these two face now is communicating what they want with each other. Will this developing relationship giver Roxy the family dream she is wishing for or will it just be a temporary wild fling?
    286 Oh my word Lauren Blakely does it again; I loved how this book was not only a single dad but that he was so freaking EPIC I can’t even. He fell in love with the woman and didn’t care for anything but who she was.

    Ahh, it’s so hard not to give spoilers.

    I love the other two Heartbreaker novels but I think this might be my favorite.
    Roxy knew what she wanted and she does something about it she doesn’t let anyone’s judgment of her sway her. She knew what she was doing was right for her. She stands up for herself and her choices and isn’t that what we want all our heroines to have? OF COURSE!

    Miles is exactly what all MEN need to be like. He falls for the person and not anything around them. He then accepted her for herself and makes her situation his. I loved this so freaking hard.

    And his little boy omg he steals the show I loved it. I want more more more!

    The narration sweet lord it is fantastic. I always love the narration of a Lauren Blakely book.

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    286 A Wild Fling...becomes a wee bit more

    Another fantastic Lauren Blakely treat that left me grinning. I absolutely loved that we got a glimpse into this couple's future and their happy ever after.

    The narrators do an amazing job and I really feel like these two work to each other's strengths. It flowed well and the chemistry between the main characters was well portrayed.

    I really loved the Heartbreakers series and I'm sad that there are no more Hart's to find love.

    286 Get it here:
    Amazon US * Amazon UK

    This was a cute and quick read that I found really enjoyable. I definitely want to go back and read Miles' brothers stories now too. 286

    Lauren Blakely saved the best for last with Once Upon a Wild Fling! I absolutely loved Miles and Roxy's story! It was sweet, flirty, sexy, and adorkably fun! Even though these characters were introduced in the previous books in this series, it can certainly be enjoyed as a standalone.

    One thing I love about the Heartbreakers series is that the characters are a little older and more mature. They've already lived through some of life's ups and downs and have come out stronger (though somewhat scarred) from their battles. The characters know what they want and there isn't any unnecessary drama or back and forth. Once Upon a Wild Fling was part friends to lovers, brother's little sister taboo, and single parent romance. Miles and Roxy had amazing chemistry and I loved how devoted they both were to their families and friends. I loved their sexy banter and innuendo and how their attraction was always simmering under the surface. Ben was absolutely adorable and I have to say stole the show any time he was on the page. There is some angst, but it's understandable considering the baggage and history that Miles and Roxy have when it comes to relationships. I loved that the drama wasn't overblown though and that both recognized their errors and worked quickly to make their intentions clear. The epilogue was incredibly sweet and was a wonderful ending for this blended family. I wouldn't mind an extended epilogue further down the road though with updates on all of the Hart siblings. ;)

    Once Upon a Wild Fling is a light and feel good rom com that you're sure to love!

    *I voluntarily read an advance reader copy of this book*

    Edited 10/17/18:
    The audiobook of Once Upon a Wild Fling is amazing! Sebastian York and Andi Arndt bring Miles and Roxy to life so well. They were the perfect duo for the Heartbreakers series and I loved experiencing each of these stories in audio. I also loved that the text messages were read almost like the 2 were doing duet style narration. Their voices mesh seamlessly! The bonus novella Little Big Rock performed by 4 (YES, 4 narrators) in the duet style was fantastic! Each character had their own voice and you really can't get better than hearing Sebastian York, Andi Arndt, Joe Arden, and Erin Mallon all together. I really enjoyed the Unzipped teaser as well and can't wait for that one! 286

    Roxy and Miles.

    We already met Roxy as the best friend in book #1. And Miles is obviously the last single Hart brother. He's single because the mother of his six year old son Ben left them only two days after he was born. But Miles is totally ok with that now. He loves focusing 100% on his little boy. Ben is his world.

    That's what Roxy wants too. But how will that ever happen with ten years of bad online dating behind her?

    For now she's perfectly happy to be Miles' plus-one to his highschool reunion!
    And the sparks are mega flying on the dance floor and all through that night.

    But he's a forever single single dad and she's done dating.....

    What will happen with Roxy & Miles?
    Will there be a HEA?


    Awww ... adorable!

    Such a cute and fun single parent/friends-to-lovers-ish romance!

    I loved reading it!

    It was funny, very sparky, sexy, sweet, New Yorkish.

    I just adored those two and Mini-Miles Ben - such an adorable little guy!

    And of course I love the other brothers and their ladies and kids!

    Amazing cast!

    We don't have an insta happy end of course ... it will take Roxy and Miles a little while until they realize that being single sucks. But they'll get there. And we have an amazing time witnessing their journey to that happily ever after!

    Great Romance! I will miss those Heartbreakers!

    Plus also ... I wouldn't mind seeing this on Netflix one day!

    ONCE UPON A WILD FLING was such a fun and adorable & sexy & parenty & New Yorky Rockstar love story!! Run to your nearest amazon asap for your own Miles - this one is MINE !!!

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    286 5 It Was Always You Stars
    * * * * * Spoiler Free
    Sometimes a series can be Just Right... It can know exactly what types of feels it is going to produce for its readers... and hold true to the unwritten promise it gave. It takes each storyline, weaves a specific story, and allows the reader to bask in the endorphin high of feeling so happy with what they read.

    Lauren Blakely more than delivered with this series. She took the idea of older characters who have lived a life and had grown from their experiences. They each had experienced heartbreaking love/or relationships and also were single parents to amazing kids. These characters were at a place, a juncture where they were needing more than what they had been doing and were presented with a new path through a budding relationship.

    Once Upon a Wild Fling is the third in the series and tied up all of the brothers we met in the other books.
    It can be read on its own as the love story is solid. A man, who has been interested in the woman who is the sister of his financial adviser...Both have been harboring feelings for a very long time but are afraid to pursue and ruin a friendship that is so strong...

    All I can say is this touched all of the bases perfectly... the want, the longing from both...
    The surprise kiss then opens the door to maybe more...
    The tentative agreement to thinking they can keep things friendly and still enjoy what they have discovered...
    And oh the feels from them both...Delicious!

    This series has been a huge winner for me and with all of the books out...It is a No Brainer to get them all, put your feet up and be ready for Bliss!

    ~~~~~ Before Reading ~~~~~
    Oh My, What Fun... This is right on my Kindle and I am in Love!
    ❤️❤️❤️ ❤️❤️❤️ ❤️❤️❤️ ❤️❤️❤️
    What do you do when the man you have been thinking about...
    Breaks every Rule you're supposed to follow...
    You know the ones...

    He's a friend of my brother's...
    Oh, Complicated... He's a Single Dad...
    And the biggest No No...
    He is a Rock Star...and I mean Sexy, Hot, Rock Star...

    So he has NO written all over him...

    But that doesn't stop my dreaming...
    And then the dream comes true...

    He needs a Plus One...
    Makes sure I know His Kid Is Everything to him...
    He doesn't do relationships, Blah Blah Blah....

    But when We Lock Arms around each other at this event...
    He is going to have a Surprise of his life...
    He better Buckle Up and Get Ready for his...

    Once Upon a Wild Fling (Heartbreakers, #3)- October 8th 2018

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    286 Once Upon a Wild Fling is that beautiful ray of sunshine just when you need it most. This last book in the Heartbreakers trilogy just might be my favorite. Miles Hart, single Dad, 'chicken' magnet and talented musician is as swoony as they get. Sure I loved brothers Campbell and Miller, but Miles, he has that subtle charm about him that is truly contagious. But perhaps it's the way he is with his son Ben that makes him the sexiest Hart of all. OMGoodness, that father/son relationship is almost beyond too wonderful for words. They have this rhythm, this connection that you can't help but want to savor. With a wit between Ben and Miles that had me smiling throughout, I honestly couldn't get enough of these two.

    And then you add Roxy to the mix. Mackenzie's bestie (from book 1), she is the quintessential modern woman. Running her own pet pampering business and deciding that motherhood can be hers no matter if there is a man in her life or not. But once she encounters Miles Hart once again, now that he is back in the States for good, oh boy, watch out. Their chemistry is insanely addictive and I could not wait until their 'plus-one/bodyguard' status changed permanently. And I will just say this: I was not disappointed one bit!

    With Once Upon a Wild Fling, sex with heart never looked so good. And that is what Blakely continually gives me: a respite from a dreary day or a not so great week and suddenly I'm happy once more.

    With each new book Lauren Blakely writes the most pleasing of stories. She flawlessly combines sharp humor, independent (yay!) women, men who measure up both physically and mentally, and the most glorious of sex scenes you'll ever read. A winning formula that I am in forever awe of. With each new book, I'm reminded why I picked up her very first one all those years ago.

    I adore this series and encourage you to enjoy the Hart brothers and the women they love, the family they can't live without and the requisite fur babies that are a mainstay in anything Blakely writes.

    A solid 5 stars! 286 5 SMOOCHES!

    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 286