Once Upon a Real Good Time – Book Review

Title: Once Upon a Real Good Time
Author: Lauren Blakely
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: September 10, 2018
Rating: 5 stars
**Thanks to the publisher for sending me a copy to review**
Synopsis(from Goodreads): 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?
Thoughts: Another great romance from Lauren Blakely. This is such a feel-good romance, that will leave a smile on your face. I devoured Once Upon a Real Good Time, in a short few hours and enjoyed every moment. Campbell and Mackenzie have an immediate attraction, that is able to be felt through the pages. Campbell is such a sweet dad and it really adds to his appeal. Mackenzie’s relationship with her son and his father is one that seems so realistic that, you want to become part of their family. The way that these two families have become one, was fun to see and indulge in. I highly recommend you pick it up when it’s released.