About the Book:
Until ten years later.
Now, it turns out he's the ONLY ONE in all of Manhattan whose restaurant is available for 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.
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The Only One That Scratched the Itch
I tried and failed to scratch the itch with two older Harlequin novellas, then I gave up books for the day (day job, ya know), and finally I sat down to give this book a try. Thank God the other two mediocre books didn't make me want to give up on books completely. That would've been a travesty (for my soul and my readers--since I write books, too).
I've always loved Lauren Blakely's style, but most of her works that I've read were in the romantic comedy genre (save for the Seductive Nights books about the family in Vegas). So, I switched on my Kindle, hoping The Only One would be the one to FINALLY scratch my itch for a good book.
This book is so sweet yet heartbreaking, and fun yet sexy, and witty yet mind-bendingly hawt... Well done, Lauren! Virgin, world traveler, Penelope fell for a super sexy European line cook over three nights of soul-searing sex. They parted ways with the promise they would reunite in NYC. Sadly, fate had other plans.
They two went of with their lives, and for ten years (10 damn years) they lived and loved other people (I don't like that they were together then were with other people, but I guess since they never thought they'd see each other again, they get a pass. This time.) By chance (or should I say, FATE), they met again and fell head over heels for one another again. The "reunion", when Gabriel finally recognizes Penny, was frought with tension (sexual and emotional), and it dragged me along sobbing and wet.
I really liked this book, and I am so glad it had such a wonderful ending -- where they finally meet at the fountain in NYC, and he proposes. Le sigh...
I received this book free from the publicist in exchange for an honest review.