Saturday, December 7, 2013

Confessions of our One Night with Him...

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Reagan Larson has been dealt her fair share of tragedy, but each time she has come out on top.  Her heart is callused, but she still has hope. She may be the last one of her sorority sisters to still be single, but she knows Mr. Right is out there. Reagan is ready to move forward with her life when the time is right, or so she thinks, unfortunately when love is staring her straight in the face she keeps finding ways to hide from it.

The last thing Cole Conrad is looking for is commitment.  He is set in his bachelor ways and has no intentions of leaving them.  Having any woman he desires at his fingertips is how he has always lived. Cole is used to playing by his rules, until he meets Reagan Larson, and for the first time -after what had to have been one of his most fulfilling evenings with a woman- he wakes up feeling alone and used.

This book started off awesome! I was laughing out loud and couldn't put it down. 

Me too! I mean come on! With an opening line of  

Shot! Shot! Shot!” The sound of fifteen women rang in my ears, as I grabbed the penis shaped shot glass off of the table and pressed it to my lips." 

How could you not be intrigued?!?!

I completely agree. That was a great start. And I loved the first interaction between Cole and Reagan. And I couldn't wait for them to get together. Even the wedding scenes delighted me. I loved the bickering between them.

Absolutely! Even though Cole being the Best Man was so obvious, I couldn't wait to see that unfold! I just wish there'd been a little more frenemy going on before they fell into a relationship.

I completely agree with you. I loved the bantering and bickering between them. I wanted more of that and more of their friends trying to get them together.

More bickering with the underlying sexual tension would have been fun winking

Again, I agree with you. Plus, once they got together, they were apart for 2 weeks then it jumped forward three months. So we barely got to see them together.

Exactly! Which, unfortunately, leads us to the issues we had with this book.

*sigh* It's very unfortunate that there were issues seeing as it started off so good. I didn't like that Cole said "I love you" so soon. But it wasn't until this part that I completely lost interest:

“Fuck, baby, I’ve got to concentrate on the road or I’m going to kill us both.”
I leaned my head back, encouraging him to continue working my breasts. “What. A. Great. Way. To. Die.”

I realize that this was written before Paul Walker died, but with his death so recent in my mind, it just struck me as wrong and I was turned off. 

I agree! Even though the tragic death of PW had nothing to do with this book, I just didn't think that scene was realistic and it was the point where I started to lose interest.

I agree with you. When she went from the passenger's seat to his lap, I kept wondering how in the world that was possible. I've never tried to climb into a driver's lap while they were driving, but I've had to climb over into the driver's seat from the passenger's seat when my car door froze shut. It wasn't easy. It was awkward. And I just can't imagine doing that while someone was sitting there AND the car was moving. 

Overall, I think the idea was great and the concept could have been pulled off with flying colors if the relationship between Cole and Reagan hadn't been on fast forward. I mean, I'm never a fan of "love at first sight" but sometimes  it can be done ok. Sadly, not the case here. 

I agree with you. If we'd only see them together more than 2 nights before he said he loved her...

Not to mention, Reagan was a runner....

OMG. I completely agree with you. There was one moment where she said that she wasn't going to run away again and it was the writing on the wall to me that it was going to be a constant theme.

Even looking past all Reagan's running, and Cole's early ILU, the fact that it became so predictable was offsetting. Boy and Girl fall in love (too soon) and Girl sees Boy in compromising position and is mistaken but refuses to let him explain. Then Boy gets in horrific accident (this part sucked and had me nail biting since it was touch and go there for a bit on Cole's condition) but then all is forgiven automatically. I will say though that Cole was a decent guy and he did try to explain to Running Reagan and he tried and succeeded in making her Christmas super sweet!

I agree with you. I'm not a huge fan of stuff like that, but Cole was totally awesome. He tried to explain. But, in Reagan's defense, I wouldn't have reacted well either. And I probably wouldn't have listened to him right away either.

Not right away, no. Especially seeing it firsthand. BUT, after weeks!?!?!?.

Um...Yes...even after weeks. blushing  You do remember that I'm the one that holds grudges right? 

rolling on the floor Ok I'll give you that. Moving along... Aside from that, the book was just an ok read to me. I feel like I expected so much more from it with the awesome beginning and somewhere around 'too much unrealistic sex' and 'I Love You too soon' it fell a little short for me. 

I would have to agree. I think the author has talent and amazing potential. I would be willing to check out her future work.  

I concur!  big grin

K.S. Smith is a twenty seven year old aspiring new contemporary romance author with her debut novel, One Night With Him releasing this fall.  When she is not writing you will most likely find her nose in a book, spending time with her family and friends or dedicating her time to the military through her favorite non-profit organization.  

K.S. Smith was born and raised in Tampa, FL and continues to build her life there in her new home with her boyfriend of ten years who will hopefully one day put all book boyfriends to shame with an out of this world proposal.

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