Once Upon a Real Good Time by Lauren Blakely

September 26th, 2018 Kimberly Review 36 Comments

26th Sep
Once Upon a Real Good Time by Lauren Blakely
Once Upon a Real Good Time
by Lauren Blakely
Series: Heartbreakers #1
Narrator: Sebastian York, Andi Arndt
Length: 5 hours and 16 minutes
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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That smoking hot one-night stand with a former rock star?

Turns out he's my son's new 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?


Swoons, friendship, and off the chart chemistry await you in Once Upon A Real Good Time by Lauren Blakely. The first in her newest series featuring musically talented BOTHERS! Ya all know I love series about brothers. Think boy band all grown up.

Narrated by the Sebastian York and Andi Arndt delivered a feel good romance about two people who deserved a happily ever after. Campbell and Mackenzie meet and have this instant connection and off the chart chemistry until he turns out to be her son’s music instructor. Swoons, long sexy conversations and matchmaking had me grinning like a sappy fool.

First, I love when York and Arndt narrated together. Listening is an absolute pleasure from the pacing to chemistry they create allowing the characters to come to life. Blakely introduces Campbell and Mackenzie and I am all in. He is a former teen idol who was in a boy band with his brothers, a fact he avoids mentioning. Both are single parents living in the Big Apple. Typical of Blakely, they are genuine, standup people you’d be happy to call friend…. So of course, I need them to have a happily ever after, but it’s complicated by their kids and boundaries.

Second, the tale that unfolded delivered the sweetest romance with off the chart chemistry. I loved the late-night conversations and attempts at friendship, that involved the kids from cooking to geometry. The kids were awesome, and I loved some meddling that occurred. If you’re looking for a romance to swoon over this fall, Once Upon a Real Good Time is the perfect place to start. It’s perfect  listening length for your commute. Just don’t crash the car. Ok?

Once Upon a Real Good Time, is the first in the Heartbreakers series, so we will get stories about Campbell’s brothers in, Once Upon A Sure Thing and Once Upon A Wild Fling, all releasing this fall! Oh, and the brothers are hot!

Once Upon a Real Good Time by Lauren Blakely is the perfect listening length, for your commute. Just don’t crash the car. Ok? #loveaudiobooks #Mustlisten #Romance Click To Tweet
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36 Responses to “Once Upon a Real Good Time by Lauren Blakely”

  1. Anne

    This author is lots of fun. But Sebastian York and Andi Arndt for the win! Great review. Anne – Books of My Heart

  2. Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

    This was already on my audio wishlist because it sounds so GOOD! I like books with family as the focal point so that’s a plus. Arndt and York seal the deal. Seriously Kimberly, I’m going to binge on Blakely. I AM! (I think I need some accountability LOL)

  3. Lover Of Romance

    I really want to read this one so badly. I love York and Arndt together too. They are perfect when they narrator a story. I can’t wait to grab this one up.

  4. Lorna

    Oooh I love these two narrators together and love the author too. I have easily six or seven in my tbr pile right now. I need to get them read!

  5. Rowena

    I just read my first Lauren Blakely this year and I enjoyed her so I’ll be checking out more of her stuff. I’m glad to see that this book worked for you, Kim. It looks good!