Published by Lauren Blakely Books on September 12th 2016
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Also by this author: Mister O, The Sapphire Affair (Jewel, #1), The Sexy One, The Hot One
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I received this book for free from InkSlinger PR in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
From the NYT Bestselling author of MISTER O, comes a hot and hilarious new standalone...Here’s what you need to know about me — I’m well-off, well-hung and quick with a joke. Women like a guy who makes them laugh—and I don’t mean at the size of his d*ck. No, they want their funny with a side of huge… not to mention loyal. I’ve got all that plus a big bank account, thanks to my booming construction business. Yup. I know how to use all my tools.
Enter Natalie. Hot, sexy, smart, and my new assistant. Which makes her totally off limits... Hey, I’m a good guy. Really. I do my best to stay far away from the kind of temptation she brings to work.
Until one night in Vegas… Yeah, you’ve heard this one before. Bad news on the business front, drowning our sorrows in a few too many Harvey Wallbangers, and then I’m banging her. In my hotel room. In her hotel room. Behind the Titanic slot machine at the Flamingo (don’t ask). And before I can make her say “Oh God right there YES!” one more time, we’re both saying yes—the big yes—at a roadside chapel in front of a guy in press-on sideburns and a shiny gold leisure suit.
But it turns out what happened in Vegas didn’t stay in Vegas. And now, my dick doesn’t stay in my pants when she’s around. I try to resist. Honest. But the more we try to keep our hands to ourselves, the more we end up naked again, and the more time I want to spend with her fully clothed, too.
The question now is…do I take this woman to be my ex-wife?
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A hot and hilarious standalone romantic comedy, WELL HUNG is about an easy going, and well hung gentleman who’s been burned by love in the past but finds himself falling fast and hard for the one person he cannot have. It takes everything you love about a Lauren Blakely novel –witty dialogue, smoking hot sex scenes, and heartfelt moments –and puts them into one fantastic book! Told in the guy’s POV, WELL HUNG is the sexy, irreverent tale of what happens when a carpenter who’s good with all his tools accidentally marries his gorgeous and fiery assistant one night in Vegas. The trouble is…what happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas in this twist on an office romance.
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She twirls the pen in her hand. “So who caused the contamination today? Was it Floyd or Kevin the oily electrician you tried to put a chokehold on?”
“Oily Kevin needed the chokehold. Agree or disagree?”
She nods. “Completely agree. There’s so much agreement in me, I can’t imagine how much more I could possibly agree.”
“The chokehold was one hundred percent certifiably necessary,” I add, since Kevin had hit on her when he stopped by a few weeks ago. Here’s the thing—Natalie could dropkick him in the blink of an eye. She could slam him to the ground herself. But that shit he pulled with the leering and lewd comments does not fly with me. I would have done the same if a dude tried to get fresh with my little sister, Josie, at the bakery where she works. So I’d dropped a hand on Kevin’s shoulder, Vulcan style, and promptly escorted him the fuck out of my office. No one, and I mean no one, gets to put the moves on my employees.
“It was Floyd today,” I tell her, then give her the safe-for-work version of the story—the one about Floyd’s client conquests, not his comments about banging assistants. There’s no need to have that hanging out there in the air between us. Can’t plant that forbidden idea in her head.
That risky, dangerous, dirty, filthy, completely fucking alluring idea. My eyes roam the office briefly, and I catalogue all the places that are calling out to be christened. Her desk, her chair, the floor…
Just like that, my head is a wild rumpus of inappropriate ideas. Exactly what it shouldn’t be. It’s like horny aliens have invaded my mind.
But I’m not Floyd. I can do better, so I picture a vise, jam the images into it, and crush them out of my mind. The dirty images and the horny aliens, too.
“And then I escorted him out of Lila’s home and said see ya later,” I tell her, finishing the story, as I drag a hand through my dark brown hair. “Like, in another lifetime later.”
“Hmmm…” she says.
“Hmm, that’s great, or hmm, why did I give one of our suppliers the heave-ho?”
“Hmm, as in your story gives me a good idea. Something I’ve wanted to do for a long time.”
Her eyes sparkle. Hers are a lighter shade than my dark blue. “Want me to find a new hinge supplier?”
The idea is beyond perfect. I smack my palm against the edge of her desk enthusiastically. “Yes. And for the record, you’re brilliant and beauty—“ I cut the last word off so it sounds like a low bass note. Note to self: Don’t call her beautiful when you’re berating other men for hitting on her at work.
She’s watching me, waiting for me to finish my sentence, and somehow I twist the words into a new compliment, as I say, “Brilliant, and…bountiful.”
Bountiful? Seriously? What the hell was that? Maybe she won’t notice.
No such luck.
“Bountiful?” she asks, skepticism thick in her tone. As it fucking should be. “I’m bountiful?”
I nod, going with it, owning it. “Your brain. It’s like a cornucopia of ideas. It’s a Thanksgiving bounty. It’s bountiful,” I say, because I’ve got to sell this cover-up.
She squares her shoulders. “If you say so, Hammer.” And this bountiful brain was two steps ahead today. I already found a new supplier. I called around, talked to some of our colleagues, and got some great recommendations. I already have a new hinge guy lined up.”
My smile spreads quickly. “Damn. You are three steps ahead of me.”
“A good assistant should be.”
Thoughts: Mister O is easily my favorite Lauren Blakely book, so I had high hopes for Wyatt and Natalie’s story in Well Hung. It’s safe to say that Blakely definitely didn’t let me down. Though I won’t say that I liked it better than Mister O, it still came pretty close. I absolutely love how this author manages to get inside the minds of these male characters. There honestly aren’t enough romance books out there that only tell things from the male POV. Most of the time it’s a dual POV if it’s not in the female’s perspective. This is an amazing and fast paced read that I highly recommend! I recommend starting with Big Rock then Mister O then Well Hung. Though these are all standalones, the characters are all very connected, so I personally love reading these series in order. Anyway, read this if you’re looking for a well developed steamy romance with a lovable and surprisingly sensitive hero!
I can’t say enough positive things about my boy Wyatt. Though I was absolutely in love with Nick from Mister O, I can’t deny the fact that Wyatt is definitely a character that I would totally date/marry in a heartbeat. He’s rather damaged due to his past relationships, but he’s still an incredibly caring and generous guy. I loved learning more about him and his history as the book progressed. Not to the mention that he also has a hilarious sense of humor. On top of all of that, he truly is a romantic and swoony guy that will easily take your breath away. It’s a tragedy that he’s not a real person.
On the other side of things, my girl Natalie was an amazing character as well. I really identified with her, and I was a huge fan of her personality as a whole. She was definitely the perfect match for Wyatt! I loved how she didn’t put up with any of his crap. On top of all that, she was able to manage him and his entire business and make it look easy. I thought it might be weird not getting directly inside of her head, like I might feel somewhat disconnected from her. Luckily though, that turned out not to be the case at all. I ended up adoring everything about her.
The romance and overall chemistry between them was naturally incredible! You can feel the heat between them from the start. They do wind up hooking up rather early in the book, which I wasn’t sure about at first. However, I ended up being totally okay with it in the end. Blakely’s writing is so good that it truly didn’t bother me. Anyway, the romance was extremely on the steamy side and I loved it. Although things heat up between them physically rather quickly, I still enjoyed getting to see them bond on a friendly level. Like some of my favorite scenes were the ones where they would go out to dinner after work and exchange slightly embarrassing childhood stories or whatever.
This was a fast paced and well written book. Well Hung easily lived up to my expectations. When has Lauren Blakely not written an amazing and memorable love story though? She tends to have quite a few standalone books where the characters are connected on some level to one another. I’m a major fan of these types of stories, and she has easily mastered them! I’m looking forward to reading Wyatt/Nick’s sister Josie’s story next!
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About Lauren Blakely:
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 ten New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than fifty times. Her bestselling series include Sinful Nights, Seductive Nights, No Regrets, Caught Up in Love, and Fighting Fire as well as standalone romantic comedies like BIG ROCK and MISTER O, which were both instant New York Times Bestsellers. In the fall she’ll release WELL HUNG, another romantic comedy. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter, laurenblakely.com/newsletter!
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