Published by Self-Published on 16th July 2014
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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Lilly Hughes hates traveling, but her job requires it. Learning her flight gets grounded leaves her stranded with no place to go.
Silas Harper is on his final stretch of R&R and just wants to get to his destination when fate intervenes putting him in the company of Lilly.
Intending never to see each other again they settle for one night of heat and passion. Denying their undeniable connection they part ways as agreed, but will they stay parted forever? Or will a twist of fate bring them back together?
Reviewed by Joanne
*An E-ARC was supplied to me by the Author*
I really enjoyed reading this story, it was a quick read for me and I flew through it in a few hours.
Lilly and Silas meet at an airport whilst waiting for a flight, they end up sitting together and chat easily throughout the journey. On reaching their lay-over airport they find the flight is cancelled so Silas, ever the gentleman, arranges a hotel room for them for the night. That’s all they have, one night together, one amazing night with no ties. They both agree to one night only, so they part ways never to see each other again….
Cue several years later and Lily is now an author, Silas is a cop. They’ve never set eyes on each other since that night but that doesn’t mean to say that they forgot about it either. They’re resigned to the fact that it wasn’t meant to be, until fate intervenes.
I’m not going to say too much, it isn’t a long book so I don’t want to spoil it, but what I will say is that I loved how they eventually run into each other again! My heart was pounding so loud waiting for them to meet each others’ eyes and realise they were in the same room again! It’s very clear that they still have amazing chemistry between them, and that both of them have never really gotten over that night together.
The course of true love never runs smoothly though, and there are some pretty big obstacles to overcome. Lilly has a secret and Silas isn’t free to pursue a relationship. There were times that I wanted to slap Silas for being so careless with his actions, he blew it on more than one occasion and I wouldn’t have blamed Lilly if she had blown him out once and for all!
It was a little too short for me, there wasn’t much in the way of build up between Lilly and Silas at the beginning. I would have liked to have seen a little more of their airport liaison, to maybe understand why they couldn’t get over that one night, and why they feel like they let ‘the one’ slip away. All in all, it’s a good début from Jaime Whitley, and I look forward to seeing what she comes up with next.