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Preview — The One That Got Away by Kelly Hunter
The One That Got Away
Good job? "Tick." Newly purchased apartment? "Tick." Evie's life is on a pretty even keel at the moment. The only thing missing? A man with an edge to keep things interesting.
Enter Logan Black. Tortured, distant and sexy, Logan has edge written all over him. He's also the man who tipped Evie "over" the edge a few years back - sh...more
Evie and her business partner, Max, have a problem. They need 10 million dollars to jumpstart a building project that is perfect. Now, the problem is that they simply don't have it. But what Max does have is a trust fund that he will come into when he turns 30 (which is 2 years away) or when he gets married. Since they need the money rather desperately, they come up with a plan - simply get married, use the money, and then divorce after two years. Best laid plans and all that... :D
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Like the finest chocolate, it's rich, intense and satisfying.
I love a bad boy tortured hero and Logan is one of the best.
Could barely put it down.
Let me start off this review by saying what a horrible disservice the cover art team at Harlequin did for this book. A happy-go-lucky couple on a beach with...balloons?? Even from the summary, I went into this expecting something so completely off from what I got that it was jarring.
This is not light-hearted. This is not fun. This is not a happy-go-lucky couple that smiles all the time and enjoys snuggling on the beach and flying balloons.
This is a story about pain. And demons. And fe ...more
Fortunately, Matt is the heir to quite a substantial fortune. Unfortunately, he either has to get married or wait two more years until he comes into his fifty million dollars. He proposes that he and Evie have a marriage of convenience in ...more
The author did a exquisite job at brining together the characters of Logan and Evie,two souls that are meant to be together yet there are demons from Logan's past that prevent him for letting go and finding happiness with the one woman that is his everything.
I loved how the author played with the erotic parts,letting me as reader pick up on the wild s ...more
The One That Got Away is a book full of shocking surprises. Literally. The publishers marketed this book so wrongly, and it's unfair to the audience. The cover and premises of the book is completely misguided. The One That Got Away is not a happy, chocolates & balloons romantic book, it is much darker in a sense that the couple experiences D/S relationship. It's not graphic, but you know what happens when you read about the next morning scene explaining the after e ...more
Logan is as handsome and sexy as ever and Evie can't help but be drawn to him. ...more
I was surprised by how much I liked this book and when I say liked I really mean loved. I loved this book. It was so good and I just couldn't put it down. Looking at the cover I thought I was going to be reading something light and cheery, but that was definitely not the case. This book was deep and filled with so much emotion.
Several years ago Evie and Logan spent one passion filled week together that left a lasting impression on both. Neit ...more
It occurs to me that Kelly Hunter writes ghost stories, and that this is yet another one.
I want to begin by saying that the title of this book nearly made me skip it. FWIW, it should be "The One WHO Got Away", and so thanks very much to everyone involved for that grammatical inaccuracy right from the outset.
Another reason I nearly skipped it was because the buzz ...more
Logan is a tortured hero. He lives in constant fear of turning out like his abusive father. He keeps everyone at arm length even his mother and half brother.
Evie is the only one to burrow under his skin and make him lose his self- control. Ten years ago, they had a wild fling - with him being too dominant and her being too submissive - but his loss ...more
Honestly, there was a lot to make you go "huh?" with this novel, but a lot to ...more
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"The One That Got Away" by Kelly Hunter is about Evie, a woman who is planning to marry her business partner Max in order to help him obtain his trust fund. Enter Logan, the haunted man from Evie's past, the one who b ...more
That said, I loved every bit of this story—especially the beginning with the delicious unravelling. It's darker and sexier than what Hunter's usually come up with (although incidentally, the love scenes seem tame in comparison to the tone). So many stories nowadays fail to deliver the genuine emotional baggage that results in such erotic tension between ...more
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The story is a mix of family and the relationships. First there is Evie and Max who work together. Max is Logen's brother. So there is the relationship between Max and Logen. Then in addition to that there is the relationship between Logen and his mother Caroline (this is where history plays ...more
Why I read it: I picked this up from NetGalley. I'm fast becoming a major fan of Kelly Hunter.
What it's about: (from Goodreads) Good job? Tick. Newly purchased apartment? Tick. Evie's life is on a pretty even keel at the moment. The only thing missing? A man with an edge to keep things interesting. Enter Logan Black. Tortured, distant and sexy, Logan has edge written all over him. He's also the man who tipped Evie over the edge a few years back - she gave him everything, but he didn' ...more
So fast foward to now and Evie o ...more
Since I did read Waking Up Married first, I did expec ...more
I really enjoyed reading this book. My only complaint - it was a bit too short! I thought that there were certain key parts that could have been developed a bit more. For example, the Max/Evie engagement into non-engagement/Evie meeting Logan again part of the book felt a bit rushed to me. I couldn't wait for Evie to meet Logan again, but found it a bit anti-climactic.
But I LOVED Evie! I love smart, successful, independent female leads in romance novels! I thought she was funny, witty ...more