Once Upon A Wild Fling

Once Upon A Wild Fling

by Lauren Blakely

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Overview

A brand new sexy standalone romantic comedy from #1 NYT Bestseller Lauren Blakely!

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.

And there's one more, little itty-bitty thing -- he's never asked me on a date.

That is, until he asks me to be his plus-one when his band plays at his high school reunion. It shouldn't be a big deal. After all, we're just friends, and no one is giving us our own hashtag. Except me . . .

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I have three good reasons to keep my hands off Roxy Sterling--her brother's my business manager, 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.
My brain knows there's no way for us to work, but tell that to my big mouth. Because the second she plants a hot, sexy kiss on me, I have the bright idea to ask her to keep being my plus one--turning one night into a few.

What's the harm in spending a little more time with her and having her by my side at all these events? Nothing at first, until I learn exactly how risky we might be.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538086186
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 10/08/2018
Series: Heartbreakers Series , #3
Pages: 286
Sales rank: 366,907
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that's hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 100 times, and she's sold more than 2.5 million books. In September she'll release ONCE UPON A REAL GOOD TIME, a fun & sexy rock star romance. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! laurenblakely.com/newsletter

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Once Upon A Wild Fling 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
jennifer315 More than 1 year ago
OMG, I loved this book. I have loved all 3 in the series but this one is my fav! I stayed tucked in bed till 11am this morning because I could not stop reading and needed to reach the HEA. I must say to read all 3 in order. You will not be disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this series. It is diffently one of the best.
FS_Meurinne More than 1 year ago
Single dad, aren’t my usual cup of tea, but I must say that Miles is sexy, famous and just amazing. Roxy and Miles make such an amazing couple, her confidence and self-esteem makes the story just even better. I am swooning for a single dad now.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really loved it. It's funny, sexy and fun! I love both Miles and Roxy plus his son Ben is an amazing, sweet and funny treat of a kid! I do wish they did get together a little sooner cause it's a not very long read. But it is totally a book u don't want to put down! Really like It! Didn't read the first two book yet but I did just buy them. That was OK I didn't read them first for me too love this book or understand what is happening in this story or know the other two were going to be fun and great.
marincheto007 More than 1 year ago
I loved the previous two books in the series but if I have to be honest, I think this one was my favorite. There was just something about Roxy and Miller that made it that much more intriguing. And it didn't hurt that Ben was a complete sweetheart and melted my heart from the very start. From the very first book in the series, I was intrigued by Miller. I suppose part of it was that it was never explained why he was a single father and to be fair he wasn't around that much. So of course, when I got my hands on Once Upon a Wild Fling, I was super excited. And I wasn't disappointed. The reason for Miller being a single father is heartbreaking. And adding to that Roxy's bad experience in the dating pool, makes this story that much better. It is still a rom com and trust me, it will really make you laugh but it will also make you feel deeply about the characters. And when you add to that the cutie that Ben is, I can guarantee that you will be a goner. In a few words, this is a really fun and romantic story about a super sweet and sexy single dad with a dirty mouth and a girl who gave up on the male population. So don't think twice and #1click Once Upon a Wild Fling. You won't regret it :D I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a great story. It was light reading, funny, heart throbbing and a great afternoon read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story was very cute but to drawn out
gillek2 More than 1 year ago
The youngest Hart brother Miles returns home to be near his brothers after embarking on a solo career. He now finds himself a single father to his son Ben and he is his sole focus. After Ben’s mother left them he has decided to take a vacation from women so when he needs a plus one he asks his best friend’s sister. What could possibly go wrong? Roxy has left her high-powered career and returned to her hometown and opened a pet grooming business. Her track record with men has shown her that a man is the last thing she needs in her life at this point is love or a relationship so when Miles asks her to be his plus one it seems like a win-win. Both Roxy and Miles have been attracted to each other for a while but between her brother and the fact they have both sworn off relationships they have decided friends is what they are but will they be able to convince their hearts? Ben is a scene stealer and when you add in the hot chemistry and humorous banter it ends out the series on a high. I have loved the Hart brothers and it was great to catch up with them again. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
BookAngel_Emma More than 1 year ago
Miles and Roxy have already made a significant appearance within the Heartbreakers. Firstly, Miles is the youngest brother in our trio of heartbreaker siblings and secondly, Roxy is McKenzie's best friend from Once Upon A Real Good Time.  Once Upon a Wild Fling is pretty straightforward, Miles and Roxy are friends who agree to act as a plus-one to the other if the occasion should arise. Although there is heat simmering in the background neither Miles or Roxy has acted on their fantasies because of the other barriers in their lives - Roxy's brother is also Miles' friend and financial advisor, Miles has a six-year-old son who is the center of his world and lastly, Roxy has recently undergone IVF in order to make her dreams of motherhood a reality. Once Upon a Wild Fling plays out beautifully with a lot of humor mixed in with the swoon. The family relationships are the stuff dreams are made of, the camaraderie and support they provide each other is more than most of us can wish for. For me, however, it was Miles' son, Ben, who completely stole the show with his adorableness, and above all his ability to see situations clearly. As adults we tend to overthink things to the point we get in our own way, whereas children are more along the lines of black is black and white is white Lauren manages to progress the other brother's stories alongside the development of Miles and Roxy's relationship providing a fantastic completion to the Heartbreakers series
anapjm02 More than 1 year ago
Cupid draw back your bow And let your arrow go Straight to my lover's heart for me, for me (Cupid by Sam Cooke) Lauren Blakely is brillant! She is the author of this trilogy of three rock musicians brothers who fall in love. This is the third book and is about the youngest brother Miles who suddenly becomes infatuated by Roxy (his friend's sister) and it tells their adventures into lovedoom. Miler is a single father and Roxy a very smart woman who really wants a child. Their story is sweet, sexy and has everything you want to read. In my opinion this is the best of the three books. Since it is written by Lauren Blakely you will adore it!!!
I LOVE STORY TIME Book Blog More than 1 year ago
These Heartbreakers! I think I have fallen in love with all 3 of them! Miles may just be my very FAVORITE! There's just something super sexy about a single Dad who is crushing it as a parent. I loved the connection between Miles and Roxy. We are introduced to them in Campbell and Miller's story, but it was so fun to really get to know them and read their story. As always, Lauren Blakely had me laughing out loud, got me all fired up with the hot-as-hell angst, and had me swooning all over the hero. I can't get enough of her stories! If you are looking for a make-you-feel-good kind of a read, this is it. I highly recommend! ♥ Review by Lys
BookAddictLive More than 1 year ago
This is the last book in the Heartbreakers series, and this time we get to know Miles Hart the youngest of the Hart brothers. Miles has a very successful music career when the Heartbreakers broke up. Miles has come home to New York so his son Ben can start Kindergarten. Which is not as easy as he thinks, as he tours the different schools and gets harassed by the women. Roxy decides to be his plus one and keep the sharks at bay. Miles has devoted himself to his son Ben. Ben comes first, but he really likes Roxy they spend a lot of time together. This is a super cute story, I loved it. Miles was a great guy with a wonderful way with him. Unfortunately he becomes tongue tied or says the wrong thing when he finally gets his chance with Roxy. Roxy has given up on relationships but loves Miles and Ben. This is an instant attraction story but because of circumstances they become flirtatious friends. Who finally became Lovers, but how can it become anything more.
gabby2846 More than 1 year ago
Swooooon! These Heartbreaker men have totally taken over my heart!! Once Upon a Wild Fling is every bit the sweet, sexy, warm, fun, smile inducing romance we've come to expect from Lauren Blakely. I seriously am so in love with these books. They're just really great feel good stories I can't get enough of. Miles is total dream man material. It feels like Lauren Blakely wandered into my mind, picked out all the qualities I find attractive in a hero and gave them to the youngest Heartbreaker. With his musicality, his good guy persona and his raw sex appeal, I had no choice but to fall for Miles Hart. Every book in this series features a parent/guardian and child relationship that melts the heart but I have to say the bond in Once Upon a Wild Fling is my favorite. Miles and his little adorable boy, Ben, are so freaking cute. They're the perfect little team. Roxy is equally as impressive as Miles. We first met her in Once Upon a Real Good Time. From there on I knew I was going to love her. She's so independent, strong and fun. I love that she goes after her dreams even if it means she does it on her own. My favorite thing about her is the relationship she has with Miles's son Ben. She cares and loves him so genuinely. It's the sweetest thing. I ADORED Miles and Roxy and their unbelievably wonderful chemistry. They compliment each other so well. The flirting was on point. Lauren Blakely did a fantastic job building the connection. Because their relationship was a bit forbidden - with her being his buddy/financial advisor's sister plus, a certain decision Roxy made before they began their "plus one" partnership - it made their journey so much more addicting. I don't want to spoil anything but I want to say, the way Miles cares for Roxy and supports her decision is so incredibly swoony. These Heartbreaker books are everything!! EVERYTHING!! I don't think I could recommend these books enough. Lauren Blakely has outdone herself. I can confidently say all three of the books are top favorite reads of 2018.
bookbruin More than 1 year ago
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*
D-does-reviews More than 1 year ago
There are only about a dozen authors whose books are an automatic purchase for me, and Lauren Blakely is at the top of my list because I know I’m guaranteed to fall in love with her characters while they stumble and eventually fall in love with each other. I lost my heart to Miles because he’s a terrific single father, a great sibling and a sexy rock star but he always puts the welfare of his young son first. And how could you not love Roxy’s business acumen, her love of animals and her delightfully quirky personality? I loved every flirty smile, sexy text and sizzling touch between Roxy and Miles and I guarantee you’re going to fall in love with these characters just as much as I did. I read an early copy of this book and all opinions expressed in my voluntary review are completely my own.
Arys More than 1 year ago
Once Upon a Wild Fling by Lauren Blakely is book three in her Heartbreakers series. This final installment in the Heartbreaker trilogy features Miles Hart and Roxy Sterling. The romance between Miles and Roxy is off-the-charts with their sexy flirtatious banter, sweet romantic moments, and the cute family moments with Ben, Miles' six-year-old son. Like the previous books in the series, this book deals with family: Miles and Ben, Roxy and her brother William (who is also Miles' business manager), and then Roxy and her unborn baby. We also get to see Campbell and Miller, along with their families too. This book was a delight to read and had all the feel good moments along with the slow build-up to the happily ever after. What starts off as a wild fling definitely grows into so much more. Overall, Once Upon a Wild Fling by Lauren Blakely is a romantic comedy that will leave you satisfied. It has just enough romance, humor, and a little bit of drama mixed-in. I would happily recommend this novel and the whole Heartbreakers series. (I voluntarily reviewed an advance review copy of this book I received for free from in exchange for my open and honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.)
Steph7anie More than 1 year ago
This is Once Upon A Wild Fling, book 3 of Lauren Blakely’s Heartbreakers series. We have saved the best for last! Miles Hart is the only single brother and he is also a single parent to his awesome son Ben. Miles needs a date for his reunion and asks Roxy to be his “play” date. What happens when they find out how good it feels to be in each other’s arms? Roxy is also his best friends brother. Too bad he keeps forgetting about the “bro code”. Roxy has sworn off of dating and Miles doesn’t feel like he can ever trust another woman with his heart, or his son. It’s gonna be another good one and a great ending for the Hart brothers!
Stacyotr More than 1 year ago
Out of all the books in the Heartbreakers Series, Once Upon a Wild Fling was my favorite. I absolutely loved them all, so that’s saying a lot. Miles Hart is the youngest of the Hart brothers. He definitely watched and learned how to make a woman swoon from his voice to his thoughtfulness. Not to mention his devastatingly good looks and the fact that he’s an amazing dad. Roxy is a strong independent woman who hasn’t had the best of luck in love. She is best friends with Mackenzie, who is Miles’ brothers Campbell’s fiancé. Roxy’s brother is also Miles’ financial advisor and good friend. She immediately fell for Miles and his son Ben, but knew she was on a path that made a relationship impossible. Watching the development from friends to more was wonderful. This is the sweetest love story. It has all the Lauren Blakely steam and humor, but it just melted me!
AmandaKozi More than 1 year ago
4.5☆ I have really loved these Hartbreakers, but Miles just might be my favorite! He is like swoony to the max. He is an amazing father and such a sweet man I just adore him. Roxy is such a strong woman who knows what she wants in life and will do what it takes to make it work. I obviously adore Miles with Ben, but Roxy is fantastic with him too. I love the bond that she and Ben have. They make such a family so quickly and with ease. I really liked seeing their relationship slowy heat up and then combust. I really enjoyed their story and just flew through it. This was just such a fun series all around.
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
4.25 stars-- ONCE UPON A WILD FLING is the third instalment in Lauren Blakely’s contemporary, adult HEARTBREAKERS erotic, romance series focusing on the Hart Brothers. This is musician and single father Miles Hart, and thirty-one year old, dog groomer Roxy Sterling’s story line. ONCE UPON A WILD FLING can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story lines is revealed where necessary. Roxy Sterling is Mackenzie Markson’s best friend (Once Upon a Real Good Time-Book one). Told from dual first person perspectives (Roxy and Miles) follows the friends with benefits relationship between musician and single father Miles Hart, and thirty-one year old, dog groomer Roxy Sterling. Miles Hart needs a plus-one for his fifteen year, high school reunion, and who better to take than Roxy Sterling, his friend and business manager William Sterling’s sister, and a woman off-limits in more ways than one. Having been burned once before Miles is in no hurry for relationships, romance or love, but something about Roxy calls to Miles’ heart. What ensues is the friends with benefits relationship between Roxy and Miles, and the potential fall-out as Roxy is hoping for something more. Roxy Sterling is tired of the single’s scene and is determined to move forward alone. Meeting Miles Hart finds our heroine reconsidering the future with the man with whom she will fall in love. Roxy has plans for her immediate future, and she is hoping Miles is willing to go along for the ride. Miles Hart is a single father, burned in the past, by a previous relationship, leaving him a single father to his newborn son. As the youngest Hart brother in the one-time boy band the Heartbreakers, Miles is about to bring fame and fortune back to his front door, and starting a new relationship was never in the plans. The relationship between Roxy and Miles is one of immediate attraction; a friends with benefits, each other’s plus one that turns into something more but Roxy has a secret that is about to be revealed very soon. A strong-willed and independent heroine, Roxy never expected to fall in love after years of failing in the world of dating. Miles Hart is the perfect father, and a sexy rock star, both equally attractive in the eyes of his adoring female fans. The $ex scenes are intimate and intense, without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text. The colorful secondary and supporting characters include Miles’ son Ben Hart, as well as Mile’s brothers Campbell ‘Mason’ (and Mackenzie), and Miller (and Ally); and Roxy’s brother William Sterling. ONCE UPON A WILD FLING is a story of romance and love, family and friendship with sexy and sassy characters, and a ‘chicken magnet’ for a dad. The premise is entertaining, engaging and endearing; the romance is passionate and seductive; the characters are courageous, fun and lively. ONCE UPON A WILD FLING is a fantastic addition to Lauren’s HEARTBREAKERS series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Third in the trilogy, and just as fun to read as the first two! This story tackles youngest brother Miles and friend of the family Roxy. He's a single dad but also a rockstar, she's a woman ready to be a mom (though in an unconventional way) who owns a pet salon. Can they work past the many roadblocks to a functional relationship that's more than friendship? Especially with children (yes plural!) in the mix? I've said it before, but Ms. Blakely does this theme very well and this is no exception. A fun, fast, sexy read from start to finish, if you like rock-stars, real women and the romances that bring them together this one's for you!
chucha_13 More than 1 year ago
This series started on the right note, and ended really, really well. Lauren Blakely made sure her readers are off to a binge read on The Heartbreakers Series. I enjoyed every book, and fell in love with each and every character. I was already head over hills with Miles Hart, who isn't? He's a great dad to his son, a demi-god and a rockstar. He's such a dream. But after being left alone to take care of his son, he has no time for proper and real relationships and he didn't trust women that much. And of course, he has his issues with love as well. Roxxy is just amazing. I love her and the fact that she was brave enough to take the risk and planned for her future ahead. She didn't wait for someone (she was so done with waiting or romance), instead she thought about it and went ahead to live her dreams. Even though it didn't conform to society, she didn't care what others will think of her. She's happy, and that's it. Her character is just easy to love, she's one heck of a woman. And of course, there's Ben. He's totally adorable! I just love him! I love the scenes that Lauren made with him and his dad. Totally simple conversations that hits big time. I love that it centered around with not just the romance between the two, but on family dynamics. It shows that family is more than just shared blood, instead, its the love that binds them all together. Just the rest of the Heartbreakers series, Once Upon A Wild Fling is an epic read. Lovely couple with off-the-charts chemistry, great banter, amazing plot, and a whole lot of fun in between.
BoundlessBookaholic More than 1 year ago
My favorite book of the trilogy! I’m giving it 5 out of 5 stars. This review is for an ARC, and reflects my honest opinion. So it has already been established that I love these characters based on my high ratings for books one and two, but I loved this book even more. The interaction between Roxy and Miles was amazing, and Ben was the cutest little kid ever. I just loved all the parts with him, of which there were many. I can’t help it that single dad romances are my new weakness/favorite trope. I also enjoyed seeing some of the characters from the previous books, like Mackenzie, Campbell, Miller, etc. The romance was pretty slow burn for most of the book until it wasn’t anymore. The focus of this one was more on friendship, and being a parent. Since Miles has Ben, he can’t rush into anything like most people. And also both of the main characters have some baggage from previous relationships/dating experiences that they are slightly hung up on. I loved Roxy’s job, and all the pets we got to see in the book. I haven’t read anything by Lauren in years (I’m really not sure why), but this trilogy made me want to go back and read all her backlist titles, and also devour anything new she comes out with. I highly recommend this trilogy if you like rock stars, contemporary romance, single parents, cute love stories, etc. I am so happy I got the chance to read and review these books, and I can’t wait to push them onto people looking for romance recommendations!
KindleKat64 More than 1 year ago
This has been such a fun and sexy series! Each one of these brothers has stolen 1/3 of my heart!!! I absolutely adore Miles, the youngest of the Hart brothers, and I love his & Roxy's story so much!! And little Ben is just precious! This story is amazing and equal parts sweet, sexy, fun and witty!! I would not change anything about it! Simply put, Lauren Blakely is 100 percent in her element in this genre! She's a fantastic storyteller with an amazing repertoire of characters that will have you swooning one second and laughing your butt off the next, but will always leave your heart feeling so happy and full of joy and love!! Miles, aka "the chicken magnet" (according to Ben) is an amazing single dad. He gives up his solo career to reunite with his brothers but also to give his young son Ben a stable home and family life. What he is not looking for is love, but the best laid plans and all that. He has an instant attraction and crazy chemistry with his best friend's sister, Roxy. Yup that's right, the forbidden best friend's sister. Roxy feels it too but also knows it is not a good idea and does not want to put herself out there either. So friends it is. In fact they strike up an interesting bargain to be each other's plus one for parties and events. This is the start of a beautiful friendship with the pull of what more they could be always at the forefront. How long can they resist? Will they just have a "wild fling" or can they find a way to forever and a long awaited and well deserved HEA for both of them?? For all 3 of them really since Ben is always Miles priority. Lucky for Miles, Ben has it all figured out: "It's pretty simple Daddy. You love me, I love you, I love Roxy, Roxy loves me, Roxy loves you, and you love Roxy. So there. Be best friends forever. " Absolute Perfection!!!!!!
nelriv More than 1 year ago
Rcvd an ARC at no cost to author.. This was the third book and am assuming last book of the Heartbreakers considering that this was the last brother, Miles story. We had met Roxy back in the first book, so I am hoping you started with that one. Roxy is Mackenzie's best friend and she was great in that book, in this one she reconnects with Miles who is her brothers client and also good friend so even though they are attracted to each other they both keep thinking they do not want to ruin that relationship however they did not stay away from each other and the feelings they thought they were fighting they really weren't..It was a nice conclusion to this series, loved reconnecting with the previous gang. Enjoy!