Book Review – Once Upon A Real Good Time (Heartbreakers, #1) by Lauren Blakely


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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Once Upon A Real Good Time was a sexy, funny, quick, lighthearted standalone romantic comedy, and I absolutely adored it! Lauren Blakely is a queen of romantic comedy, and let me tell you, she knows how to write a sexy, flirty, feel-good rom-com like no other. Once Upon A Real Good Time has been my favorite romantic comedy from this author so far, and I can’t wait to read the rest of the Heartbreakers series!

   Everything about the storyline was superb. I loved the concept of the plot and how Lauren Blakely developed everything throughout. I was addicted to her writing style and amazing sense of humor, and I simply adored the story she created in Once Upon A Real Good Time. There wasn’t anything I didn’t love, and I enjoyed reading every single page. If you’re looking for a sexy, humorous, and heartwarming read, then Once Upon A Real Good Time is definitely for you!

   The characters were my favorite part. Campbell and Mackenzie (along with their kids and several other secondary characters) were amazing, and I loved them all so much. I loved Campbell and Mackenzie’s personalities and explosive chemistry together. I loved reading the book from both Campbell and Mackenzie’s point of view, and all of their banter and interactions with each other. I loved how their relationship developed throughout and their kids’ involvement in it. Campbell and Mackenzie’s story has been my favorite one from Lauren Blakely so far, and the conclusion made me very happy.

   Once Upon A Real Good Time was a quick, sexy, hilarious, and heartwarming standalone romantic comedy, and I would HIGHLY recommend it! Lauren Blakely blew me away with Campbell and Mackenzie’s sexy, flirty, feel-good story, and I was very pleased with the outcome. Once Upon A Real Good Time was a magnificent introduction to the Heartbreakers series of standalone rom-coms, and I can’t wait to dive in to the remaining two books, Once Upon A Sure Thing and Once Upon A Wild Fling!


About Lauren Blakely

A #1 New York Times 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 seventy-five times, and she’s sold more than 1.5 million books. In May she’ll release JOY RIDE, a standalone romantic comedy. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter!

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