Audiobook Review | The Only One by Lauren Blakely


From the New York Times bestselling author of THE SEXY ONE comes a romance about fate and second chances

Let’s say there was this guy. And he gave you the most mind-blowing night of sex in your life. And you never saw him again.Until ten years later.Now, it turns out he’s the ONLY ONE in all of Manhattan whose restaurant is available the night of my charity’s gala. The trouble is, he doesn’t recognize me.


This woman I’m working with is so damn alluring. The first time I set eyes on her, I’m captivated and I can’t get her out of my mind. Even if it’s risky to tango with someone I’m working with, she’s a risk I’m willing to take.The trouble is, she won’t give me the time of day.But I’m determined to change that.

THE ONLY ONE is a standalone novella following characters first introduced in THE SEXY ONE (Gabriel) and WELL HUNG (Penny).

This book may be unsuitable for people under 18 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Audiobook Review | The Only One

by Lauren Blakely 

Overall Rating: 


Penny and Gabriel had a whirlwind romance in Barcelona that ended in heartbreak for Penny when he stood her up when they agreed to meet up again. Ten years later, with Gabriel now a successful chef and restauranteur and Penny focused on a non-profit organization for animals, they meet again in New York. Unfortunately, Gabriel doesn't recognize her at all. Penny has no choice but to work with the sexy Spanish chef since their event for the animal shelter needs a last-minute caterer and Gabriel's restaurant is the only one available.

This story is sweet, romantic, and steamy, and it gave me out the feeling of being hopeful. There's a mystery as to why Gabriel didn't meet up with Penn, and there's the thing about Penny not revealing who she is to him when they meet again. There's some angst in there, but the tone of the story is still light. Even if it was only a novella, the length was just right for their story and didn't feel rushed. 


As some of you might know, I'm fairly new to the audiobook game. This is my first audiobook narrated by Zachary Webber, and wow. I get it. I get it. At first, I was disappointed because he didn't have an accent, but there were subtle hints to it that just, ugh, he sounds so good, okay? I mean, even if the guy didn't have an accent for Gabriel, I'm still pretty happy because his voice can make anyone swoon.

As always, Andi did a wonderful job! She channeled Penny's sexy and confident aura perfectly and also had a great accent and voice for Gabriel. 


I'd recommend this for anyone looking for a sweet and swoon-worthy story. Also, I think people who want to try audiobooks might enjoy listening to this since it's short but still so good—the story and narrators, especially!

Tropes: Second Chance
POV: First Person, Dual POV
Standalone: Yes

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 eighty times, and she's sold more than 2 million books. In October she'll release HARD WOOD, a sexy, standalone romantic comedy.

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, MISTER O and WELL HUNG, which were instant New York Times Bestsellers. In the fall she'll release THE SEXY ONE, a swoony contemporary romance.

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads

Don’t want to miss another post? Subscribe to Of Pens and Pages by e-mail or WordPress.

Tags: , , , , , ,

5 responses to “Audiobook Review | The Only One by Lauren Blakely

  1. Love those two narrators! I definitely want to read this one. I always worry with novellas that the story will be rushed, so it’s good to hear this one isn’t!

Leave a Reply