Saturday, June 27, 2015

Review: That One Night by Josie Wright

All it takes is just one moment to change the course of your life. For me, it was one perfect night.
I have always had a thing for my brother’s best friend, Ben. When I found him on my parents’ couch, drowning his sorrows in a whiskey bottle, my attempts to comfort him quickly turned into a night of raw and intense passion. 
My foolish heart hoped he might feel the same way I do. 
But Ben wasn’t there to stay and I woke up the next morning alone with a broken heart.
I attempted to forget the guy with a smile to die for and a touch that sets me on fire.
I thought I was over him.
I thought he was gone forever.
Until, eighteen months later Ben returns and learns my secret. Now, he is hell-bent on winning me back. 
He plays dirty. 
And he won’t stop until he gets what he wants—me.
But he has secrets of his own. 
Secrets that could destroy everything we might have and everything we are.
There are moments in your life where a choice is made that can affect your whole future.  A choice with no conscience or foresight of consequences.
Frankie has always had the hots for her brother's best mate Ben.  She thinks he would never look twice at her so she just admires him from afar, until that one night.  She finds Ben in a vulnerable state and one thing leads to another, making all her fantasies about him into reality.  Until she wakes up to find him gone.  When I say gone, I mean goneburgers, like for 18 months gone.
It's as if Ben has dropped off the face of the earth, no one knows where he is, including her brother.  Frankie had that little ounce of hope that just maybe he felt the same way about her as she did of him.  His absence is her answer.
Frankie is a tough girl though, despite everything she puts on her big girl panties and just moves forward.  Her life has changed a lot since that night with Ben, she reassessed what was important to her and surrounded herself with new friends, who she would now consider her family.
Frankie had always wondered what happened to Ben and one day he is thrust back into her life, leaving her no time to even think about how to approach him about that one night. Let's remember that Ben is a young guy, very confused about his past and struggling to find his place in the world.  
Seeing Frankie again brings back all those feelings they shared and gives him a bit of a reality check.  Sometimes you need to leave to find out what you are missing and it is obvious that Frankie is it.
"He smiles at me and it's a smile that sets my heart on fire, melting it in the process.  My knees go weak and my mouth goes dry.  
It's the kind of smile that makes you fall in love more with the person you already love more than yourself." - Frankie
I am a big sucker for second chance love and I was cheering Ben on as he sets out to win Frankie's heart.  There are so many wonderful heart melting moments in this story that will leave you smiling so much your cheeks will ache!

I give this 4 stars.
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Josie Wright has always been a bookworm, spending every free moment with her nose buried in a book. While Josie Wright has always been a bookworm, spending every free moment with her nose buried in a book. While others were out partying, she spent her evenings with Heathcliff, Sydney Carton or Snape. Romance, fantasy, thrillers - you name it, she read it.
Thanks to the Kindle, she finally arrived in the 21St century and discovered the Indie literature world. Josie has been lost to it ever since. With her love for the written word and her promiscuous feelings for countless book boyfriends, the next logical step was to start writing. The voices in her head and her imaginary friends wanted out to play and so she wrote her debut novel "That One Night", that's to be released early summer 2015. And the good news is, there are more voices and imaginary friend where Ben and Frankie came from.
Josie is a financial expert by day and a writing junkie by night. The rest of the time she's a bit of a hippie, a bit of a goth and many things in between. Josie loves to spend time with her husband when she can tear herself away from her book boyfriends. She loves video games, movies, good food and even better music. She's addicted to chips, long baths and shoes. Oh, and books of course. Definitely books.




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