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It's so easy being best friends with a gorgeous, talented, charming guy. Said no woman ever. Except me. My friendship with Miller is a sure thing — he’s my plus one, my emergency contact, and my shoulder to lean on. He’s also been by my side helping me raise one helluva awesome kid who’s the center of my world. Nothing will change our easy breezy friendship. Until I have the It's so easy being best friends with a gorgeous, talented, charming guy. Said no woman ever. Except me. My friendship with Miller is a sure thing — he’s my plus one, my emergency contact, and my shoulder to lean on. He’s also been by my side helping me raise one helluva awesome kid who’s the center of my world. Nothing will change our easy breezy friendship. Until I have the bright idea to convince him to start a new band with me. Trouble is, our sizzling chemistry in the recording studio is getting harder to ignore, no matter how risky it might be. *** Sing sexy songs with the woman you’ve been lusting after? Get up close and personal as you croon to the woman you’ve wanted for years? Piece of cake. NOT. Performing with the sweet, sassy and insanely wonderful Ally is like one gigantic obstacle course of challenges for my libido. And my libido is one sexy love song away from kissing her senseless and taking her home. But, I’m not a serious kind of guy, and she’s not a one-night-stand kind of woman. If we cross the horizontal line, we might risk our sure thing and end up out of tune forever...


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It's so easy being best friends with a gorgeous, talented, charming guy. Said no woman ever. Except me. My friendship with Miller is a sure thing — he’s my plus one, my emergency contact, and my shoulder to lean on. He’s also been by my side helping me raise one helluva awesome kid who’s the center of my world. Nothing will change our easy breezy friendship. Until I have the It's so easy being best friends with a gorgeous, talented, charming guy. Said no woman ever. Except me. My friendship with Miller is a sure thing — he’s my plus one, my emergency contact, and my shoulder to lean on. He’s also been by my side helping me raise one helluva awesome kid who’s the center of my world. Nothing will change our easy breezy friendship. Until I have the bright idea to convince him to start a new band with me. Trouble is, our sizzling chemistry in the recording studio is getting harder to ignore, no matter how risky it might be. *** Sing sexy songs with the woman you’ve been lusting after? Get up close and personal as you croon to the woman you’ve wanted for years? Piece of cake. NOT. Performing with the sweet, sassy and insanely wonderful Ally is like one gigantic obstacle course of challenges for my libido. And my libido is one sexy love song away from kissing her senseless and taking her home. But, I’m not a serious kind of guy, and she’s not a one-night-stand kind of woman. If we cross the horizontal line, we might risk our sure thing and end up out of tune forever...

30 review for Once Upon a Sure Thing

  1. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer Miller

    *** I received an advanced copy and chose to review it *** ** 100% spoiler-free review ** * 5 Team #ZimmerHart stars * Looking for your next book boyfriend? Well, step right up because Miller Hart will make you swoon! He's a classic Blakely hero....a sexy alpha with a filthy mouth. But what sets Miller apart from all others is his tenderhearted, loving side. He's like a fine piece of chocolate....firm on the outside (just like his washboard abs) but super gooey and yummy on the inside. Miller liter *** I received an advanced copy and chose to review it *** ** 100% spoiler-free review ** * 5 Team #ZimmerHart stars * Looking for your next book boyfriend? Well, step right up because Miller Hart will make you swoon! He's a classic Blakely hero....a sexy alpha with a filthy mouth. But what sets Miller apart from all others is his tenderhearted, loving side. He's like a fine piece of chocolate....firm on the outside (just like his washboard abs) but super gooey and yummy on the inside. Miller literally melted my heart, page after page! His dedication to his best friend Ally and her niece Chloe as well as his brothers and his nephew was heartwarming. Miller and Ally had a chemistry that simmered below the surface from the start. Their love story built to a sexy crescendo and I'm pretty sure I fell in love right alongside them. They really were just perfect for each other. Their love story was beautifully written and I was invested in these two characters from the first page. Best friends to lovers is one of my all-time favorite genres and Blakely once again nailed it flawlessly. While Once Upon a Sure Thing is the second book in the Heartbreakers series, it can be read as a complete standalone. New readers will be introduced to a wealth of characters while those who are already invested in the series will be excited to see their favorite characters reappear. Blakely gives readers the perfect love story with an HEA ending while whetting appetites for what's to come in the final book in this series, Once Upon a Wild Fling. In a nutshell, Once Upon a Sure Thing has everything you could want in a sexy rom-com from Lauren Blakely and it's a definitely 5 star must-read.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Jackie Wright

    Heartbreakers is a series of stand-alones about 3 brothers and once again Lauren Blakely has shown why she is the queen of romantic comedy with this best friends to lovers funny romance. This series has characters you will fall in love with, you will laugh with them and you will feel their pain because as always these guys are easy to connect with. Miller is easy to swoon over he has a sense of humour a dirty mouth and he loves music and it’s his love of music that has him looking for a girl to Heartbreakers is a series of stand-alones about 3 brothers and once again Lauren Blakely has shown why she is the queen of romantic comedy with this best friends to lovers funny romance. This series has characters you will fall in love with, you will laugh with them and you will feel their pain because as always these guys are easy to connect with. Miller is easy to swoon over he has a sense of humour a dirty mouth and he loves music and it’s his love of music that has him looking for a girl to sing with what he doesn’t expect is for his perfect singing partner to be his best friend Ally under the alias of Honey Lavender one hot song has sparks flying, the chemistry is sizzling and the witty banter adds the perfect amount of humour to this book that I couldn’t put down it’s fast paced yet the romance is a slow burn with two friends juggling the should we or shan’t we take our feelings to the next level and what can I say about Miller and his dirty mouth apart from this author has hit the nail on the head with Miller and Ally’s romance but it’s not just about them who can forget the adorable little girl that Ally is responsible for because she has some classic one liners that you won’t forget, just when you think you have read the best from this very talented author bam she hits us with another set of characters we will fall in love with and now we are left waiting for a few more weeks to see where we are going to be taken with Miles and Ben’s story and I for one can’t wait for that one.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Kay Daniels (Kay Daniels Romance)

    It is impossible not to smile while reading about Miller and Ally in Once Upon A Sure Thing. They are honey and sugar dipped in sunshine. Where Campbell Hart is the older, dirty talking Heartbreaker, Miller is the middle, happy-go-lucky Heartbreaker. I'm now intrigued as to what Miles, the youngest Heartbreaker will be like, but this review isn't about him, it's about dreamy Miller. Once Upon A Sure Thing is the second book in Lauren Blakely's feel good romcom Heartbreaker series. This book is fil It is impossible not to smile while reading about Miller and Ally in Once Upon A Sure Thing. They are honey and sugar dipped in sunshine. Where Campbell Hart is the older, dirty talking Heartbreaker, Miller is the middle, happy-go-lucky Heartbreaker. I'm now intrigued as to what Miles, the youngest Heartbreaker will be like, but this review isn't about him, it's about dreamy Miller. Once Upon A Sure Thing is the second book in Lauren Blakely's feel good romcom Heartbreaker series. This book is filled with all kinds of perfect from beginning to end. A friends to lovers story involving a former teen rockstar and a YouTube singing sensation, but like the first book, it is filled with family and real world obligations. The combination is pure magic, plus I felt as if I could run into Miller and Ally on the streets of NY I felt so at home with both of them. It's been six years of a steady friendship for both Miller and Ally and neither want to lose what they've built, but once the flood gates open it's hard to stop the water from flowing over the dam. Miller could finally have everything he's been missing since his brother's disbanded Heartbreakers by singing with Ally, but he's also never been able to keep a long term relationship. He's not sure he can handle both a professional and personal relationship with his best friend. Ally always has to think of her niece first. As her guardian she can't parade men in and out of her life. So jumping into something with Miller isn't something she takes lightly, plus she would hate to lose him as her friend. Perhaps she should just keep things professional where he's concerned. When their singing lights up the internet with #arethey or #aren'tthey comments, both Miller and Ally begin to wonder why they are just friends instead of friends with benefits.

  4. 5 out of 5

    kgagnon

    5 #Hotstuff Stars! I am a huge fan of friends to lovers romance and I absolutely loved Ally and Miller's story! They have been best friends for over six years and have suppressed their feelings of attraction. Now that they have a chance to sing together, their chemistry ignites, and makes it impossible to ignore. There is so much at stake for them, and others if they fail, but they're powerless to resist any longer. Ally and Miller are both great characters. They are kind, thoughtful, funny, and 5 #Hotstuff Stars! I am a huge fan of friends to lovers romance and I absolutely loved Ally and Miller's story! They have been best friends for over six years and have suppressed their feelings of attraction. Now that they have a chance to sing together, their chemistry ignites, and makes it impossible to ignore. There is so much at stake for them, and others if they fail, but they're powerless to resist any longer. Ally and Miller are both great characters. They are kind, thoughtful, funny, and love their families completely. Ally is raising her niece after the sudden loss of her sister, and is totally devoted to her. Miller has been there for them both from the beginning, unconditionally. Their relationship has always been natural and easy. But now that they discovered their voices are perfect together, that easiness has turned into something more passionate, and powerful. Wow, the heat that Blakley creates between Ally and Miller is so palpable it leaps right off the page! I loved the evolution and allure of their relationship, it was totally captivating. The quick wit and banter between them and their friends and family is as fun as ever. I loved all the pop culture references making this story even more entertaining. It was fun catching up with the characters from the first book and getting to know their brother Miles as well. This is a delightfully sweet and steamy romance and series! I can't wait for Miles and Roxy's story next!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Ginny Rose

    Hot Stuff! I loved Campbell and Mackenzie, in Once Upon a Real Good Time. Then Lauren goes and ups her game with the friends to lovers trope with Miller and Ally. I mean how could you not fall in love with these two? He holds up a finger. "I have a hunch craft stores are frequented by the Fifty Shades crowd." I laugh. "DIY BDSM-ers?" He wiggles his eyebrows. "Ribbons are for tying pretty wrists." From start to finish, I love the sexy, flirty banter- chemistry between Miller and Ally. I love th Hot Stuff! I loved Campbell and Mackenzie, in Once Upon a Real Good Time. Then Lauren goes and ups her game with the friends to lovers trope with Miller and Ally. I mean how could you not fall in love with these two? He holds up a finger. "I have a hunch craft stores are frequented by the Fifty Shades crowd." I laugh. "DIY BDSM-ers?" He wiggles his eyebrows. "Ribbons are for tying pretty wrists." From start to finish, I love the sexy, flirty banter- chemistry between Miller and Ally. I love that when Lauren writes friends to lovers trope, the timeline isn't just said, it's seen and felt with how the characters are building and unfolding within their own story. Once Upon a Sure Thing was not only a fun, easy read, it's sexy. These Hart brothers have a way with words and I'm not just talking about their musical talent. *Wink. Wink.* Lauren has delivered another hit. I not only encourage you to read this book, I highly recommend you take this sexy musical adventure and meet the Heartbreakers. They are so worth the tunes...

  6. 5 out of 5

    Lauren Blakely

    A best-friends-to-lovers romance that'll melt your heart and other parts! ONCE UPON A SURE THING is available everywhere! ✦ Kindle ➜ mybook.to/ASureThing ✦ iBooks ➜ blkly.pub/iASureThing ✦ Kobo ➜ blkly.pub/ASureThing-kb ✦ Nook ➜ blkly.pub/ASureThing-nk ✦ Google Play ➜ blkly.pub/ASureThing-gp ✦ Paperback ➜ mybook.to/ASureThing-pb ✦ Audible ➜ blkly.pub/ASureThing-Aud

  7. 5 out of 5

    ✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰

    Ally and Miller. They've been best friends for six years. They do everything together. But they never crossed that friendship line to romance. And now they might add co-workers to their resumé. Miller wants to go back to being a part of a band like he used to be with his brothers. But this time he wants to try a duet with a woman (mostly because his brother Campbell doesn't want to revive the band). Enter Ally. They tried it a few times at karaoke bars or for christmas, but he was just to rockish fo Ally and Miller. They've been best friends for six years. They do everything together. But they never crossed that friendship line to romance. And now they might add co-workers to their resumé. Miller wants to go back to being a part of a band like he used to be with his brothers. But this time he wants to try a duet with a woman (mostly because his brother Campbell doesn't want to revive the band). Enter Ally. They tried it a few times at karaoke bars or for christmas, but he was just to rockish for her churchy voice. But she really wants this job - and the money would be nice too .... What will happen with Ally & Miller? Will there be a HEA? READ THE BOOK TO FIND OUT! ☺ ════════════════════ Awww, that was adorable! Such a sweet and fun friends-to-lovers romance! Funny, sparky, sexy, cute. I just adored those two! It might take them a while to be brave enough to try that romance thing. They've been attracted to each other since the day the met, but then they did the friendship thing and it's too precious to risk... They just don't want to lose their best friend. The reader has an amazing time watching them fight for their happy end! Really Great romance!!! I just loved Ally and Miller - and the kids and siblings and friends! I wouldn't mind seeing this on Netflix one day! Can't wait to get Miles' story asap! And it will be almost asap - only 2 weeks until book #3! ☺ ONCE UPON A SURE THING was such a fun and adorable & sexy & musicy love story!! Run to your nearest amazon asap for your own Miller - this one is MINE !!! P.S. ... can we take a second - or an hour - to lovingly gaze at those amazing abs on the cover!!! Grrrrr. 🔥🔥🔥 ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡

  8. 5 out of 5

    Wendy'sThoughts

    4.5 Six Years In The Making Stars * * * *1/2 Spoiler Free What is it about Best Friends...Especially if they are the opposite sex...Billy Crystal said in When Harry Met Sally...basically all men look at women and think about doing them...That sex is never off the table...But when a man is friends with a woman with no Bang Bang...It seems that this relationship becomes so special, both will do whatever is necessary to hold on to it...Even deny the possibility of being attracted to each other. This 4.5 Six Years In The Making Stars * * * *1/2 Spoiler Free What is it about Best Friends...Especially if they are the opposite sex...Billy Crystal said in When Harry Met Sally...basically all men look at women and think about doing them...That sex is never off the table...But when a man is friends with a woman with no Bang Bang...It seems that this relationship becomes so special, both will do whatever is necessary to hold on to it...Even deny the possibility of being attracted to each other. This is the predicament our two best friends find themselves in...Miller is best friends with Ally. They met over six years ago and somehow it was decided they should be friends...after all they both have a sense of humor that answers each others sentences...They both are singers but couldn't sing together if their lives depended on it...And they both adore Ally's niece who Ally has taken on as her own daughter. Ally is a voice actor for audio books. Due to her clear clean voice, she has specialized in doing Young Adult books. She also had a YouTube channel where she sang with her brother. The channel added to her income providing all the extras she loved giving her niece. Now her brother has found His One and the couple are moving away. Ally is happy for them but unfortunately, this leaves Ally without the extra income the YouTube channel provided. Miller has been living like a man with a lot of time on his hands. He is basically happy; he has taken the time to help a young boy through the Big Brothers organization. They have become very close, like real brothers. The kid is now getting ready for college and has become talented with a camera. Miller still has a bit of a hole in his hearty, though. you see, singing with his brothers on stage was EVERYTHING. Music flows through Miller.. it is his life's blood. It is what keeps his heart beating and his mind thriving. Campbell has known this and suggested Miller think about venturing on a new tract...to think about singing as a duo...singing with a woman. Miller shares this idea with Ally and she gets a twinge...This could be something she could do...She just needs to figure out a way to show Miller she had the right sound. Ally's Smart mind comes up with a smart way to make it all happen...and then reality sets in... All Miller can think about while singing with this New Ally is how hot she is and how much he wants to kiss her...Ally is having her own desires...Leaning into the man who has always been there for him, feeling his hard body next to hers while hitting those sultry notes is making her need new panties. What to do...Their musical chemistry is off the charts...Their sexual chemistry is equally hot...What will happen with their oh-so-important best friendship...That is the predicament. These two were very cute. They were cute on their own and together. Ally cared for her niece as if she was her mom and hoped the niece felt as loved and secure as she deserved. The little girl had lost her mom in an awful accident so the scars were still something to deal with. Risking the solid relationship she had with Miller would impact her niece. It made Ally wary of pursuing anything real with Miller. Miller on the other hand wanted all in with Ally. After the shock worn off that his long dormant feelings for Ally had finally surfaced....with a chance of taking hold, he wanted All In. There was a real sweetness to this entry. Both of the main characters were people who were able to find joy in almost everything. The sexy times came and they had their own special chemistry. All of the family ties are part of this book. You feel all the love and camaraderie between all of them; the brothers, the girlfriends and the kids. The next entry will be Once Upon a Wild Fling (Heartbreakers #3), Miles' story. Once Upon a Real Good Time (Heartbreakers, #1) https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... Once Upon a Sure Thing (Heartbreakers, #2) https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... Once Upon a Wild Fling (Heartbreakers, #3) https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ~~~~~ Before Reading ~~~~~ Best Friends-Check Always there When in Need-Check Even Willing to do the Icky... A Plus One-Check So What's the Problem... Well, when these two start working together in a band... It is just chords and lyrics flying about... It isn't just Heavy Attraction and Sparking Chemistry that is their Perfect Harmony... What will be the end result... Maybe a new tune titled... Once Upon a Sure Thing (Heartbreakers #2)- September 24th 2018 For more Reviews, Free E-books and Giveaways

  9. 4 out of 5

    Shayna

    “Let me just kiss you for a while.” Once Upon a Sure Thing by Lauren Blakely is chock-full of sexy, sweet, and swoony GOODNESS! Miller and Ally are two people you will want to root for instantly. Their chemistry and their banter in their friendship felt easy and light, but everything changes when they start singing together. Emotions and bonds grow, vulnerabilities are shared, the line they thought they drew a long time ago…shattered. Six years is a long time staying in the “friend-zone”. The c “Let me just kiss you for a while.” Once Upon a Sure Thing by Lauren Blakely is chock-full of sexy, sweet, and swoony GOODNESS! Miller and Ally are two people you will want to root for instantly. Their chemistry and their banter in their friendship felt easy and light, but everything changes when they start singing together. Emotions and bonds grow, vulnerabilities are shared, the line they thought they drew a long time ago…shattered. Six years is a long time staying in the “friend-zone”. The chemistry is there. The admiration is there…the respect…their hearts are even in the game. It’s their head, their mind that’s getting in the way of their happily ever after. They might have entered into a temporary arrangement, but neither of them are paying attention to the clock when the music is between them. If you’ve read my reviews in the past, you know that I think Lauren Blakely is an absolute powerhouse in the romance genre. Ally and Miller’s beautiful love story proves that to be correct. She brings us page after page, chapter after chapter of love, laughter, sex, and romance. It’s the perfect combination and the perfect recipe for a bestselling romance read. If you haven’t experienced your happy place in a while, GRAB THIS BOOK…or grab anything by this author because she will take you there with such ease, you won’t even remember a time when weren’t on cloud nine reading this woman’s words…getting absolutely lost in her beautiful storytelling.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Sarah - Musings of the Modern Belle

    ***Coming Soon - FULL REVIEW *** 5 Snowy CROWNS With each book in this series of standalones, Lauren Blakely solidifies that this is without a doubt my favorite romcom not only of all her books but one of my favorite romcoms ever. She has hit the trifecta of lovable characters, insane chemistry, and equal parts hilarity and steamy goodness. I cannot get enough of the Hart Brothers. Lauren Blakely has created another hero and heroine to fall in love with. Miller is just swoon worthy with his boyish ***Coming Soon - FULL REVIEW *** 5 Snowy CROWNS With each book in this series of standalones, Lauren Blakely solidifies that this is without a doubt my favorite romcom not only of all her books but one of my favorite romcoms ever. She has hit the trifecta of lovable characters, insane chemistry, and equal parts hilarity and steamy goodness. I cannot get enough of the Hart Brothers. Lauren Blakely has created another hero and heroine to fall in love with. Miller is just swoon worthy with his boyish charm and love of music! I adore everything about him. His care for others in his love, his zeal for music, and his overall affable personality. Readers will not be able to resist his charms. Ally is such a fun heroine as well. Her interactions with Miller show us her fun side, and her care of Chloe shows us how big her heart is. What is going to sell readers, though, is the dialogue between these two and some of more racier escapades to grace a Blakely romcom. In addition to a fantastic heroine and hero, Blakely has a knack of creating a world of characters readers fall in love with. With each book, the cast grows and grows. Front he kids to the siblings to the fellow employees, she gives us a family in a stand-alone series, and I find myself relishing the moments with the group as much as I do with the Miller and Ally. This book moves incredibly fast in terms of pacing. Even with the quick transitions, Blakey still fixes readers the time to get to know these two as people and friends before getting to the lust and love. While the conflict is to be expected and is not overly dramatic and resolve quickly, I found that I didn’t mind it because it just fit them. The climax of the novel fits their insecurities and characterization, and the resolution is so spot on for what these two want for themselves and their future that I was just caught up in the moment. I’m the Hartbreakers #1 fan!! Lauren Blakely has given me a new boy band and a new romcom world to adore, and I never want the tour to end! ARC received in exchange for an honest review

  11. 5 out of 5

    ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰Janeane ✰

    ARC received for an honest review It has been a long couple of weeks since we read Once Upon A Real Good Time, and I have been sitting by my kindle waiting for One Upon A Sure Thing to get here. We got a bit of a Ally and Miller in Campbell's book, but what Ms Blakely has given us is so much more than I was looking for. I am a big fan of friends-to-lovers stories. The UST between this pair is [image error] I love how they fight for the HEA, knowing that it could end their best friend-ship if thing ARC received for an honest review It has been a long couple of weeks since we read Once Upon A Real Good Time, and I have been sitting by my kindle waiting for One Upon A Sure Thing to get here. We got a bit of a Ally and Miller in Campbell's book, but what Ms Blakely has given us is so much more than I was looking for. I am a big fan of friends-to-lovers stories. The UST between this pair is [image error] I love how they fight for the HEA, knowing that it could end their best friend-ship if things go south. As I reader I was their biggest cheerleader, they needed to take things to the next level, if only for my sanity! I loved the brothers/kids/friends and their banter. They made me laugh so hard at times. I need to be part of their circle! This was just a perfect, sweet, beautiful romance that left me smiling well after I had finished it. Now I neeeeeed Miles' book ASAP!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Angela (Reading Frenzy Book Blog)

    This friends-to-lovers story is low on drama and high on humor—just how I like it. Lauren Blakely continues to impress with this series about three brothers who used to be members of a famous teen boy band. Single parenthood is integral to each brother’s story, and these sexy former pop stars are blessedly allergic to one-night stands. It is impossible to dislike Miller. The man is perpetually upbeat about life in general and wrings every ounce of enjoyment out of the simplest of tasks. He is pr This friends-to-lovers story is low on drama and high on humor—just how I like it. Lauren Blakely continues to impress with this series about three brothers who used to be members of a famous teen boy band. Single parenthood is integral to each brother’s story, and these sexy former pop stars are blessedly allergic to one-night stands. It is impossible to dislike Miller. The man is perpetually upbeat about life in general and wrings every ounce of enjoyment out of the simplest of tasks. He is pretty much the full package—funny, talented, generous with his time, and always supportive of those he loves. Ally is a loyal friend and a completely awesome guardian. Raising a tween girl is not easy, but Ally is determined to kick butt at this single motherhood thing—even if it means sacrificing some of her own desires. I absolutely loved the ease of Miller and Ally’s friendship. They speak their own language, and their relationship has always been a little bit goofy and a little bit flirty. The transition from friends to lovers tends to be abrupt with this trope, and it’s a bit like flipping a switch here as well; however, it’s handled in a clever way. Miller and Ally have a certain snap, crackle, and pop that’s very appealing. Their chemistry as singers is also wonderful. Even though their misgivings about being a couple are settled suddenly, I loved the heat and humor of their romance. Had I not read the previous novel, the solution to Miller’s professional problems would have been more satisfying because…duh. That particular aspect left me feeling lukewarm, but it didn’t dampen my overall enjoyment of the story. Recommended for fans of: Musicians Friend to lovers stories Single parent romance YouTube *I received an early version of this book to voluntarily read.*

  13. 4 out of 5

    book bruin

    Friends to lovers is one of my very favorite tropes and Once Upon a Sure Thing did not disappoint! Ally and Miller were introduced in Once Upon a Real Good Time, but this book can definitely be enjoyed without reading that first. I do recommend it though because previous characters do appear throughout this interconnected standalone series. Ally and Miller were such a sweet and sexy couple. I loved their banter and all the little things they did for each other. Their chemistry was always simmerin Friends to lovers is one of my very favorite tropes and Once Upon a Sure Thing did not disappoint! Ally and Miller were introduced in Once Upon a Real Good Time, but this book can definitely be enjoyed without reading that first. I do recommend it though because previous characters do appear throughout this interconnected standalone series. Ally and Miller were such a sweet and sexy couple. I loved their banter and all the little things they did for each other. Their chemistry was always simmering right under the surface and it made the eventual boil over so delicious. The easy nature of their relationship and the deep love they shared for each other made them such a wonderful pair. Miller's dirty mouth didn't hurt too ;) Yes, there is some push and pull as these two wrestle with their feelings and fears of ruining their friendship, but I really liked that the drama wasn't overblown and resolved in a way that felt true to their original relationship. Above all else, Miller and Ally are friends through it all. Catching up with Campbell and Mackenzie was fun and I love how the stories are coming together. Once Upon a Sure Thing was a sweet and light friends to lovers romcom and I'm excited to see what Lauren Blakely has in store for us next with the youngest Heartbreaker, Miles! *I voluntarily read an advance reader copy of this book* ***** Edited 9/30/18 - Audiobook Review Overall 4 stars Performance 5 stars Story 4 stars Sebastian York and Andi Arndt once again are amazing and I loved their performances as Miller and Ally. It was fun to have them voice such playful characters. They balance the sweet so well with the sexy! The cameo by Erin Mallon was such a treat too! I was completely surprised to hear her voice during the text exchanges between Macy and Ally. Such a wonderful gift for listeners!

  14. 5 out of 5

    Escape into a Booksite

    *5 Stars* ARC kindly received in exchange for an honest review. Friends to lovers is one of my absolute all time favourite tropes in a romance novel. I was definitely intrigued with Ally and Miller from their parts in Once Upon a Real Good Time, and boy oh boy, was I right to want to know them. This book was HOT. Sizzling. The build up, the banter, just everything about these two is amazing. The anticipation was killing me. And when they’re together? Holy moly wow, hot as hell! I absolutely ADOR *5 Stars* ARC kindly received in exchange for an honest review. Friends to lovers is one of my absolute all time favourite tropes in a romance novel. I was definitely intrigued with Ally and Miller from their parts in Once Upon a Real Good Time, and boy oh boy, was I right to want to know them. This book was HOT. Sizzling. The build up, the banter, just everything about these two is amazing. The anticipation was killing me. And when they’re together? Holy moly wow, hot as hell! I absolutely ADORE both Miller and Ally and I want to be friends with them in real life. The friendship they have is fantastic, and they both have a lot of love for their respective families, and understand the values of family and friendship. I also totally understood the whole “do we?” or “don’t we?” concept of whether or not they should take their relationship to the next level. As a reader you are totally hoping this will happen, and that these guys will just out their feelings for each other, but the way they take it easy with each other is great as well. I enjoyed all the secondary characters in this book, of course we get Cam and Mack and Sam from book 1, but we also get Miles and Ben, who I am now keen to read about in book 3. Overall this was a really fantastic read that I highly recommend. A tonne of anticipation and build up, some hella sexy times and some just swoony/cute times as well. Loved it! Review also on my blog - Once Upon a Sure thing - Lauren Blakely Follow me on: Facebook Twitter Instagram

  15. 5 out of 5

    Terri

    I am once again a puddle of pure love from reading this book. This is book 2 in the Heartbreakers series, they are stand alones but go together as far as the characters intertwining. This is younger brother Miller Hart's chance at true love. He misses singing with his two brothers, Campbell and Miles. Miller is the extravert and needs interaction with people. He misses what they had and even though he has tried to form a band or two it just hasn't been the same since he and his brothers split th I am once again a puddle of pure love from reading this book. This is book 2 in the Heartbreakers series, they are stand alones but go together as far as the characters intertwining. This is younger brother Miller Hart's chance at true love. He misses singing with his two brothers, Campbell and Miles. Miller is the extravert and needs interaction with people. He misses what they had and even though he has tried to form a band or two it just hasn't been the same since he and his brothers split the band. Campbell has a crazy idea for him. Form a new band with a female singer. How about your best friend Ally who also sings? Crazy right, well turns out no it's not crazy but electric. Miller and Ally have been best friends for 6 years and while they both have realized over the years they are attracted to each other neither of them are willing to lose what they have over a short term "itch scratching" so they keep those secret feelings all bottled up until they sing together then it is obvious to everyone but them how well they go together not only vocally but the forever kind. This is the best series. We not only get all the hot sexy alpha males that also have hearts and aren't afraid to show them but we get the relationships of families interwoven together. We get to see the love between best friends and how that friendship has grown into so much more. We get to see how an aunt becomes the mom and is willing to do anything to ensure the niece grows into a happy adult. We get to see the love and picking nature between brothers that are so close and need each other far more than they sometimes realize. And we get to experience these characters life with them. I love how this author always makes me feel whether it's happy, sad, sexy or all of the above meshed together. That's what this books does for me. I was there with Miller and Ally feeling what they felt for each other. I was there when Chole felt she was broken and discovered she wasn't. I was there when the music opened so many doors they didn't realize was closed and happy for them when they walked through them. I have a soft spot for friends to lovers books but this one is so much more. You can't help but fall in love with Miller, his personality and outlook on life would make the grumpiest grump smile and I love Ally and her career and her love for Chole. I received an early copy to read and review and give my honest opinion. I loved this book and highly recommend it.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Kitty

    It was cute it was an easy read and totally fluffy. Now I am patiently waiting to read Miles story

  17. 4 out of 5

    Lauren Lascola-Lesczynski

    Miller & Ally will have you mumming a tune...a tune of sexy, dirty desires! They are red hot, scorching if you will. The only problem is they don't even know just how effing good they are together...yet. Till one day Honey Lavender walks in...then game over! Miller never stood a chance. One look at her and it hit him like bam. Right smack in the heart. His filthy, filthy, mouth did not even know how to process what was happening to him. This dirty talking fool goes from zero to turned on in Miller & Ally will have you mumming a tune...a tune of sexy, dirty desires! They are red hot, scorching if you will. The only problem is they don't even know just how effing good they are together...yet. Till one day Honey Lavender walks in...then game over! Miller never stood a chance. One look at her and it hit him like bam. Right smack in the heart. His filthy, filthy, mouth did not even know how to process what was happening to him. This dirty talking fool goes from zero to turned on in less then one beat. All the sudden Miller is tuned into this hot little number...and I ain't talking about the song ;) Lauren has once again up'd her dirty talk game in this book...if you thought that Miller was gonna be the sweeter then you would be WRONG...turned on, but wrong! #Heartbreakers #PixyStix #HoneyLavender #Coconut&Confusion #ZimmerHart #Skittles #HotStuff #HotWetKisses #Ribbions #PerfectHarmony

  18. 4 out of 5

    AJ

    4 stars Another fun and sexy romp with the Heatbreakers! This time around with Miller, the middle of three brothers who achieved boy band fame in the 90s. Miller is the fun brother. He’s a carefree, happy guy who always has a smile and a joke, and rarely lets anything get him down. It was his older brother, Campbell, who willingly stepped away from the spotlight due to family reasons, therefore ending the band. And while Miller whole-heartedly supported the decision, he misses the band. He misses 4 stars Another fun and sexy romp with the Heatbreakers! This time around with Miller, the middle of three brothers who achieved boy band fame in the 90s. Miller is the fun brother. He’s a carefree, happy guy who always has a smile and a joke, and rarely lets anything get him down. It was his older brother, Campbell, who willingly stepped away from the spotlight due to family reasons, therefore ending the band. And while Miller whole-heartedly supported the decision, he misses the band. He misses playing with his brothers and he misses making the music that is such a big part of his life, so he’s on the lookout for a singing partner to get him out and performing again. Ally is Miller’s best friend. They met six years ago and though there was an attraction there, they decided to become friends and they have been a vital part of each other’s lives ever since. Ally achieved some YouTube fame singing with her brother, but her ‘church’ voice doesn’t mesh well with Miller’s style of singing so as much as he respects her, he’s never considered her as an option to sing with, especially if it puts their relationship at risk. Singing with your best friend seems like a surefire way to torpedo a relationship. I’ve been there, done that, and have a truckload of medals to prove it. If there’s one woman I want to keep in my life, it’s Ally. But when Ally proves that she can bring the sultry, Miller is blown away and the two best friends team up, becoming an internet sensation when their chemistry-filled, flirtatious singing sets hearts (and libidos) aflame. And more than that, the need to act all hot with each other quickly and effortlessly spills over into real life and the spark that always simmered in secret between Miller and Ally flares to life, and holy freaking hotness! What if we could be a mash-up—friends and lovers? There’s only one way to find out. But it doesn’t mean anything, right? Best friends can’t be together for real – especially when there are other factors that have to be considered – most notably, Ally’s niece who she has custody of and who is understandably her top priority. And their friendship is incredibly important to them both, neither of them want to mess with that. But now that they have experienced the intensity that is them together, their feelings aren’t so easy to ignore. Maybe I was never just friends with her. Maybe I’ve always been racing to this…racing toward her. I loved this book! Friends to lovers is always a favourite trope of mine, and this one is done really well. It’s fun and funny, sweet, heartfelt and emotional, and Miller and Ally never lose that playfulness that is the centre of their relationship. They already care deeply about each other, it’s so obvious to everyone around them that something is going to happen between them, it’s just a matter of letting it all play out while they figure it all out, and it’s easy, natural, sexy, and so, so gorgeous. This is such a great. I loved Miller and Ally, I loved the involvement of Miller’s brothers and the extended family, and Ally’s niece Chloe, is a gorgeous and important part of the story, and I loved the relationships there. The audiobook is once again narrated by Sebastian York and Andi Arndt, who are just perfect, and who bring this story to life with lots of humour and heart. Loved this one! 4 stars.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Julia - The Romance Bibliophile

    5+ STARS NO SPOILERS! GAH, Lauren Blakely did it again! Once Upon A Sure Thing was absolute romantic comedy PERFECTION, and I loved it with all of my heart and soul! It was an insanely sexy, funny, heartwarming, and addicting standalone rom-com in the amazing Heartbreakers series, and I loved it so much! Once Upon A Sure Thing is my new favorite romantic comedy from Lauren Blakely, and I absolutely adored the phenomenal storyline and characters! The Heartbreakers series has been Lauren Blakely’s B 5+ STARS NO SPOILERS! GAH, Lauren Blakely did it again! Once Upon A Sure Thing was absolute romantic comedy PERFECTION, and I loved it with all of my heart and soul! It was an insanely sexy, funny, heartwarming, and addicting standalone rom-com in the amazing Heartbreakers series, and I loved it so much! Once Upon A Sure Thing is my new favorite romantic comedy from Lauren Blakely, and I absolutely adored the phenomenal storyline and characters! The Heartbreakers series has been Lauren Blakely’s BEST work to date, and I can’t wait to read the final standalone, Once Upon A Wild Fling! The storyline was magnificent. Best-friends-to-lovers romances are one of my all-time favorites, and Once Upon A Sure Thing was a perfect example of why they are. Lauren Blakely simply blew me away with the unique, extremely lovable, and entertaining storyline, and I adored every single moment from beginning to end. I swooned, laughed, fanned myself, and smiled like a fool the entire time, and everything made me so freaking happy. The conclusion was honestly perfect, and more than I could’ve hoped for. Lauren Blakely is definitely the queen of romantic comedy, and I will devour her stories without question. Her books are truly one of a kind, and I can’t wait to dive in to the next one! The characters were perfect. Miller and Ally were absolutely wonderful, and I completely fell head over heels in love with them. Miller and Ally have been two of my favorite characters from Lauren Blakely, and I couldn’t get enough of them and their story. I loved Miller and Ally’s personalities, and the close friendship and deep connection they shared together. Their chemistry was off-the-charts smoking HOT, and I loved how their relationship progressed throughout. Dual point of view is my absolute favorite, and it was amazing to read Once Upon A Sure Thing from both Miller and Ally’s perspectives. I loved Miller and Ally’s easy, playful, and witty banter together, and all of their interactions with each other. Lauren Blakely also created a fantastic and lovable cast of secondary characters that you couldn’t help but fall for. They were a fun and highly entertaining addition to the story, and I loved them very much. Miller and Ally’s story was extraordinary all around, and I didn’t want it to end. I loved every single moment of their journey, and was ecstatic with the conclusion. Once Upon A Sure Thing was a steamy, hilarious, swoon-worthy, and entertaining standalone romantic comedy MUST READ from Lauren Blakely, and I would HIGHLY recommend it and the rest of the Heartbreakers series! Lauren Blakely did an outstanding job with Once Upon A Sure Thing, and it has definitely been my favorite romantic comedy from her so far. Miller and Ally’s story was amazing and will stay with me for a very long time to come. The ending was perfect, and I can’t wait to read Miles and Roxy’s story in Once Upon A Wild Fling! ARC received in exchange for an honest review. For more reviews and other book news, please visit: https://theromancebibliophile.com

  20. 4 out of 5

    Yvette ~ Nose Stuck in a Book

    As a huge fan of Lauren Blakely, romantic comedies, AND friends-to-lovers romance, I was eagerly anticipating the release of Once Upon a Sure Thing. After reading Once Upon a Real Good Time and meeting Campbell’s brother, Miller, and his best friend, Ally, my romance-reader radar detected a bit of a flirtation, so I was particularly excited to explore their relationship. I mean, who wouldn’t want to dive in to a romance between a sexy, fun-loving rock star and the woman who keeps him on his toes As a huge fan of Lauren Blakely, romantic comedies, AND friends-to-lovers romance, I was eagerly anticipating the release of Once Upon a Sure Thing. After reading Once Upon a Real Good Time and meeting Campbell’s brother, Miller, and his best friend, Ally, my romance-reader radar detected a bit of a flirtation, so I was particularly excited to explore their relationship. I mean, who wouldn’t want to dive in to a romance between a sexy, fun-loving rock star and the woman who keeps him on his toes? Especially when the two friends mix business with pleasure, sending them into a tailspin of uncertain feelings, overwhelming lust, and undeniable sexual tension. Being close friends for years, Miller and Ally have an effortless, affectionate rapport, and the two have many things in common, including their love of performing, albeit different genres. When Miller decides to audition female singers for a potential duet partner, Ally’s family-friendly, good girl persona isn’t an obvious choice. But between her newfound determination to be bold and daring, and her off-the-charts chemistry with Miller in the studio, Ally is the most natural choice. Singing together introduces a new aspect to their relationship, igniting a spark of attraction that refuses to be suppressed, and complicating their once-easygoing friendship. Between the best friend, the rock star, and the single parent aspects of the storyline, Once Upon a Sure Thing is a fast-paced, continuously entertaining, whirlwind of a romance. As friends, Miller and Ally have playful, flirtatious interactions, perfectly at ease with each other, and secure in their tightknit bond. As duet partners, they have a sensual, suggestive back-and-forth, feeding off each other’s energy and reveling in their artistic connection. As lovers, they’re adventurous and uninhibited, pushing their sexual boundaries and setting the pages ablaze with their combustible chemistry. Just when you think Lauren Blakely can’t get any naughtier...she does. With endearing characters, a lighthearted storyline, and scorching hot love scenes, Once Upon a Sure Thing is another must-read rom-com from Lauren Blakely. It’s just as heart-meltingly romantic, just as sinfully sexy, and just as achingly sweet as the first book in the Heartbreakers Series. After finishing the book, I’m even more excited for who and what’s coming next. *complimentary copy provided by author for an honest review

  21. 4 out of 5

    Claudia Stahl

    Seriously in love with this book! I loved this book from start to finish. Once Upon A Sure Thing is a very sweet friends to loversromance. And so freaking hot. I simply couldn’t put it down. The story flows effortlessly, it sucks you right in. Ally is an audiobook narrator who is fairly successful, and a singer sensation in You Tube thanks to the videos where she sings with her brother. She has been her niece Chloe’s legal guardian since her sister died six years ago. Her immediate goal is to prov Seriously in love with this book! I loved this book from start to finish. Once Upon A Sure Thing is a very sweet friends to loversromance. And so freaking hot. I simply couldn’t put it down. The story flows effortlessly, it sucks you right in. Ally is an audiobook narrator who is fairly successful, and a singer sensation in You Tube thanks to the videos where she sings with her brother. She has been her niece Chloe’s legal guardian since her sister died six years ago. Her immediate goal is to provide for Chloe, so she needs to find a way to earn more money. Miller is Ally’s best friend and has been for the past six years. He is single and has enough money he doesn’t need to work. He is a good guy. And hot. His only problem? He is bored. He needs to find something to do he is passionate about, so he decides to follow hos brother Campbell’s advice and start a new band. But this time, he wants to sing with a woman. After they start singing together they discover their chemistry is off the charts, and find themselves unable to resist the attraction they feel for each other. They begin a friends with benefits arrangement, that soon becomes too intense and could risk their friendship. They will need to decide what is it they want, and if they are willing to risk everything to get it. Well, this very well may be one of Lauren Blakely‘s best romantic comedies of all time, and that is saying a lot because all her books are awesome. I loved this book so, so much. It’s sexy, so freaking hot, intense, funny, sweet, so... everything. It is perfect. I loved both Ally and Miller, their banter, their dirty talk, their personalities. I would totally recommend this book to anyone. It is so worth it. OMG the audiobook is incredible. Andi Arndt and Sebastian York have an amazing chemistry together, it is just so damn good. It is sexy, intense and hot. I loved that Erin Mallon made an appearance as Macy when she was texting with Ally. I’m in love with this audiobook. Totally worth it.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Kim

    4.5+ stars This is the story of the middle brother in the Heartbreakers trio, Miller. He has been entertaining himself as best as he can since their brother band broke up, but still has a void in his life without consistent music. But he covers it up by being he happy-go-lucky, energetic, funny, and playful guy. His best friend, Ally, is doing her best to take care of her niece and to be an independent, good role model. She is smart, loving, and dependable. Miller is the comic relief in her life, 4.5+ stars This is the story of the middle brother in the Heartbreakers trio, Miller. He has been entertaining himself as best as he can since their brother band broke up, but still has a void in his life without consistent music. But he covers it up by being he happy-go-lucky, energetic, funny, and playful guy. His best friend, Ally, is doing her best to take care of her niece and to be an independent, good role model. She is smart, loving, and dependable. Miller is the comic relief in her life, but he has also always been there for her and her niece. She has her own past history with music and also misses it. And she is looking for opportunities that could broaden her horizons and give her more financial stability as well. And when Miller starts looking for a new female singing partner, she'll just have to find a way to convince him that she can be a sultry songbird. Once the chemistry and pent up feelings that these friends have kept buried for the past six years start to escape, it becomes harder to keep their inappropriate attraction contained. Once they see each other in a new light, that brings about a whole host of other issues. Is it real or fake? Can they contain it with rules or a default plan? Can they figure out how to navigate the changes that are coming their way, or will it make them so awkward that it affects their previously solid and easy friendship? This is a slow-burn, sweet, funny, sexy friends-to-lovers story with a few complications. He's a man not known for being serious about life or relationships. But his fun persona also covers up the depths of his needs, wants, and feelings. She needs to make sure that her niece has the most stable and best life possible, and she is afraid to risk losing Miller from their lives. They've always had a good rapport, but now it is veering off into flirty and even naughty-land that blur all the lines. And the farther they cross them, the harder it is to figure out what will happen to them in the future. They have to weigh the risks and benefits. Can they make a mash up of friends and lovers and partners work, or will they ruin the one sure thing in their lives? This brings back the characters introduced in the first book, Once Upon a Real Good Time, and I enjoyed more with his brothers, Campbell and Miles, and all of the others that make up their group of friends and family. I love that even though this is a series about musicians, it is also about family, kids, and friendships. This is a low angst, fun, flirty book that put a big smile on my face. I am looking forward to Miles' book next! I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Follow Me: Reviews by Tammy & Kim (Rachel and Jay) | Facebook | Twitter

  23. 4 out of 5

    Avidez Literaria

    “After all these years, I understand what it means to be a heartbreaker. Or really, I understand what it is to be heartbroken.” A couple of friends. Best friends. Singing together sexy songs wich talking about love. What could go wrong? After the end of the band Heartbreakers, Miller has not yet found his place in the world. His younger brother Miles is in a successful solo career, while his older brother Campbell is happy with his teaching career and his performances at a local bar. So Miller deci “After all these years, I understand what it means to be a heartbreaker. Or really, I understand what it is to be heartbroken.” A couple of friends. Best friends. Singing together sexy songs wich talking about love. What could go wrong? After the end of the band Heartbreakers, Miller has not yet found his place in the world. His younger brother Miles is in a successful solo career, while his older brother Campbell is happy with his teaching career and his performances at a local bar. So Miller decides to take the advice of his older brother and try something new: a duet with a female voice. After forming numerous new bands without success, having even lost a friend in college and experienced the feeling of seeing his belongings hurled by the ex-girlfriend / drummer in the middle of the street, he decides that the best in this new endeavor is not to mix business with pleasure. Or with friendship. Ally had a YouTube channel singing with her brother and earned enough access to supplement her income as a voice actor. With the move of Kirby to Boston, she will need a new source of income. And the duet with Miller can provide the money she needs, except that apparently their voices do not match and Miller does not want to risk losing an irreplaceable person. After all, he can buy a new Xbox, but not a new best friend. In this narrative Miller and Ally gradually become aware of the possibilities that the other part offers when contemplating it from other angles. And by discovering the new talents of each other, new feelings can arise. Or were they old feelings? And the doubt: what to do when career, friendship and feelings seem to collide? What to do when the lines got blurred? A book with great development, good characters and funny moments. A cliche with an end full of tenderness and good unexpected surprises. *ARC provided in exchange for an honest Review * https://avidezliteraria.wordpress.com/

  24. 5 out of 5

    Zeee (I Heart Romance & YA)

    This time, Once Upon a Sure Thing caught my heart (pun intended)! I didn't expect to fall in love with this book, but I did! Ally and Miller have been best friends for 6 years and I love that this was not an unrequited romance but a true friends to lovers romance! It was obvious, even in the previous book that Ally and Miller had chemistry and I loved how their romance and their feelings slowly developed! I was a little surprised at the twist in the end! I didn't expect that! I can't wait to read This time, Once Upon a Sure Thing caught my heart (pun intended)! I didn't expect to fall in love with this book, but I did! Ally and Miller have been best friends for 6 years and I love that this was not an unrequited romance but a true friends to lovers romance! It was obvious, even in the previous book that Ally and Miller had chemistry and I loved how their romance and their feelings slowly developed! I was a little surprised at the twist in the end! I didn't expect that! I can't wait to read Miles' book! Also, this book is set during Christmas, so you get a few Christmas parties which really brought on the feels for me. I highly recommend this book and I enjoyed it much more than Once Upon a Real Good Time! This review first appread on I Heart Romance & YA

  25. 5 out of 5

    Shannon

    4.5* Ally and Miller’s story was sooo sweet! So sweet and sexy and fun. I’m such a huge fan of friends-to-lovers romances and theirs was about as good as you can get! I loved their friendship, and like the two of them I was a little worried about what would happen if they decided to take things in a different direction. But this is Lauren Blakely we’re talking about, so I don’t know why I even had a minute of worry! There was so much love between them, it was only natural things moved beyond frien 4.5* Ally and Miller’s story was sooo sweet! So sweet and sexy and fun. I’m such a huge fan of friends-to-lovers romances and theirs was about as good as you can get! I loved their friendship, and like the two of them I was a little worried about what would happen if they decided to take things in a different direction. But this is Lauren Blakely we’re talking about, so I don’t know why I even had a minute of worry! There was so much love between them, it was only natural things moved beyond friendship. I loved how caring they are towards each other, how strong and supportive their friendship is, how they just *know* each other. It made for such an easy transition from friends to lovers, after some initial hesitation. I completely adored the end of this book- it made me tear up, it was just so freaking perfect and unexpected!

  26. 5 out of 5

    Yael Shalom

    2.5 stars

  27. 5 out of 5

    Ann

    Lire, easy, fun read. Looking forward to book 3 of this brother band trio.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Jackie (Jackie's Book World)

    ***Review can also be found at Jackie's Book World. :)*** Lately Lauren Blakely has become one of my go-to romance author, she knows how to deliver a great story and Once Upon a Sure Thing did not disappoint at all. This friends-to-lovers story is swoon worthy from beginning to end. Ever since they met six years ago, Ally has been Miller’s best friend and closest ally. They have been through so much together in their personal lives that they know to rely on each other no matter what. But if there ***Review can also be found at Jackie's Book World. :)*** Lately Lauren Blakely has become one of my go-to romance author, she knows how to deliver a great story and Once Upon a Sure Thing did not disappoint at all. This friends-to-lovers story is swoon worthy from beginning to end. Ever since they met six years ago, Ally has been Miller’s best friend and closest ally. They have been through so much together in their personal lives that they know to rely on each other no matter what. But if there is one thing that Miller wants the most at the moment is to sing in front of an audience again. After being part of the Heartbreakers, the band that he was in with his two brothers, Miller yearns to sing again ever since the group separated. His two brothers have their own lives and he decides to do things differently. That’s when the idea of finding a woman to sing with him sparks and he starts to receive audition tapes from a lot of interested women. But there is one that speaks to him and knows right away that he has to meet her soon. Little did he know that his life was about to change forever. Ally Zimmerman has narrated all sorts of young adult novels, but her dream is to get out of the genre and try a bit of romance instead. But the opportunity hasn’t presented herself and she needs another way to get a more of money in order to take care for her niece, Chloe. When Miller tells her about riding a woman to sing with him she is instantly jealous. She wants to be the one singing with him and she decides to do something radical. She is going to send her own audition tape and create a whole new persona for herself in hopes of getting Miller to notice her. But she is shocked when Miller asks her to meet him, now she has to face him and hope that everything goes according to plan. Yet their chemistry is magnetic and neither of them expected to be so good together. Now she has to figure out a way to make things work without hurting each other in the end. I really enjoyed reading this story, it was sweet and charming. Miller is not only talented, but he is also a good friend to Ally. He understands her and knows that she needs the gig in order to get more money. But it’s tough to be a bandmate and maintain their friendship intact. But when their relationship crosses the line, he’ll have to convince her that they can truly work out before it’s too late. On the other hand, Ally is caring and a talented singer. At the beginning Miller doesn’t truly see her talent until she sends her audition tape. She cares for him so much, but when they start to spend more time together things start to heat up and she doesn’t know what to do. She doesn’t want to lose her friend, but there are still things that they have to work on in order to truly be together. The beginning started a bit differently for me, it was a bit slow but it picked up really fast. It was nice seeing Ally’s relationship with Miller’s family and vise versa. It’s evident how much they value each other as friends, but as they start something new together, they start to realize just how much in love they might be with each other. All in all, the story was swoon worthy and definitely worth picking up. I personally loved the ending, it really tied everything together really well. I cannot wait to read what happens in the next book! :) ***ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.***

  29. 5 out of 5

    A Klue

    Miller and Ally, the main couple, make beautiful music together, in and out of the recording studio. Their full history these past six years gets revealed, as they both eventually get over the knucklehead notion falling for one another and letting that love come to life will likely result in the death of their friendship. That is the gist of this storyline, folks, and nothing else really majorly happens. So if you want a sure bet on an uncomplicated, friends to lovers, smexy read without a lot o Miller and Ally, the main couple, make beautiful music together, in and out of the recording studio. Their full history these past six years gets revealed, as they both eventually get over the knucklehead notion falling for one another and letting that love come to life will likely result in the death of their friendship. That is the gist of this storyline, folks, and nothing else really majorly happens. So if you want a sure bet on an uncomplicated, friends to lovers, smexy read without a lot of heavy baggage or interference, well, here you go. No one around them seemed surprised with the turn of events that played out here. In fact, everyone but these two knucklehead love birds saw it coming. It was sweet how Miller has been there for Alley and the niece she was raising as her own. The back and forth banter felt comfortable, as they finally let go of their unfounded concerns and let love and fate take over. Romance Safety Gang: (view spoiler)[ Though not overly discussed, Miller has had brief girlfriends since meeting Ally six years ago. She has also dated OM. At their first meeting, Ally slapped a friends label on Miller because she felt it was the only way to keep him in her life. Miller had wanted to ask her out but stepped back because he mistakenly thought she didn’t feel the same way. (hide spoiler)] Title: Once Upon a Sure Thing, Series: The Heartbreakers (Book 2), Author: Lauren Blakely, Pages: 306, stand-alone but part of a series, friends to lovers singing duo romantic tale, very steamy scenes with lusty language, HEA. Book 1 - Once Upon a Real Good Time (Campbell & Mackenzie), Pages: 296, 9/10/18 https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... Book 2 - Once Upon a Sure Thing (Miller & Ally), Pages: 306, 9/24/18 Book 3 - Once Upon a Wild Fling (Miles & Roxy), Pages: 286, 10/8/18 (I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I was not given any payment or compensation for this review, nor is there any affiliation or relationship between this reviewer and the author/publisher.)

  30. 5 out of 5

    Rachel

    4.5+ stars Miller and Ally are best friends. They rely on each other for everything, and Miller is a huge help when it comes to Ally raising her niece. But there are two lines they haven’t crossed: working together and anything beyond friendship. When Miller decides to form a duo with a woman, Ally sees it as a chance to give herself a little breathing room in the budget while also spending time with her best friend. Miller is worried it will cross too many lines. I love a good friends to lovers, 4.5+ stars Miller and Ally are best friends. They rely on each other for everything, and Miller is a huge help when it comes to Ally raising her niece. But there are two lines they haven’t crossed: working together and anything beyond friendship. When Miller decides to form a duo with a woman, Ally sees it as a chance to give herself a little breathing room in the budget while also spending time with her best friend. Miller is worried it will cross too many lines. I love a good friends to lovers, and this one had me grinning the entire time. I loved the way these two were around each other even before they admitted they might be good together in new ways. This was entirely entertaining and I found myself cheering for them when they decided to take things to the next level, knowing their entire friendship could be lost if things went wrong. But it was also clear from their early interactions that it would be hard for them to truly mess up -- they are just perfect for each other! But things aren’t all rainbows for them. Miller is not a serious relationship kind of guy, and Ally is not a one night stand kind of girl. As I said in Once Upon a Real Good Time, the kids are a fun addition to this family group. Ally’s niece fits right in with that idea, being both a sounding board for Ally and also adding humor and wit as only a teenager can. I loved seeing the rest of the Hart family again, with Campbell and Makenzie (and their kids) and even a little more from Miles around to add to the story. I am anxiously waiting for Miles’s book, Once Upon a Wild Fling, because his little teaser is great! I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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