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As Good as the First Time (Kimani Hotties)

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From the moment Julia Kelly fell in love with Cortez Wallace, she knew her life would never be the same. Their passion was hot, tempestuous, explosive. And to her surprise, it didn't last forever.To escape the pain of yet another breakup, Julia moved to L.A. But now, when she hears startling news about her ex-lover, the successful TV producer comes home to Detroit for one ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published July 1st 2010 by Harlequin
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Note I won this from GoodReads First Reads.
After reading alot of fantasy books.I was in need of some romance and drama. AlTonya Washington's As Good As The First Time didn't disappoint. I was truly hooked into the world of Julia Kelly and Cortez Wallace from the beginning. I felt Cortez's hearbreak when Julia abruptly leaves him after hearing his brother voice his thoughts on how Julia isn't good to be with him. In the past 8 years since they've seen one another both have focused on their career
Connie Borglin
I won this book and this was the first book by this author that I have read and I can say I can't wait to read more. The story was well written and was very hard to put down. I was hooked by page 10 and couldn't wait to see how the book ended.

After 4 years of a relationship Julia one morning up and leaves without leaving a note or explaination for Cortez. The story picks up 8 years later when there career paths cross. You were hoping that Julia and Cortez could find there way back to each other
I won from Goodreads. This is the story of Julia Kelly and Cortez Wallace. A story of both characters loving each other but not able to communicate those feelings and tons of misunderstandings (thanks to secondary characters). The two run into each other after a long absence from each other but the sparks still fly. After eight years apart the two are in similar careers and have quite a bit interaction with heated arguments, passion, and spice. Good spicy read. You will be pulling for the charac ...more
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I enjoyed this book until about halfway through. By that point the drama became too soap opera to me. I'm sorry but if my family treated someone I loved like that we would have harsher words than Cortex dished out. I may have lost a brother to boot; his actions were WAY beyond the pale. And that is the problem for me. Pretty much all the angst centers around his family and how they treat her- which was why Julia left the first time. Why would you continue to be so passive? Their actions made it ...more
Georgiann Hennelly
The story was well written and very hard to put down. After four years in the relationship Julia picks up and leaves one morning without leaving a note or giving an explanation to Cortez. The story picks up eight years later when their career paths cross. There is many twists and turns between them and you just aren't sure how things will turn out. Will they find their way back to each and learn to trust each other again? Or will they just continue on their own separate paths?I look forward to m ...more
I won this book through the First Reads Giveaway!

As Godd as the First Time is about Julia Kelly and Cortez Wallace. The story line follows their lives after Julia runs off one night and then how they reconnect 8 years later.

Good book, pretty steamy and some of the romance scenes are very graphic. All in all, it's the epitome of a romance novel but with substance. I really like the plot and the way the novel is formed, it keeps you interested and wanting more. One I'll definately read again!
Marilyn Diamond
the twists and turns were unexpected. It was great - can't wait to read the sequel...I love a great romance that comes together towards the end...
Melanie Lawrence
This was the 1st book i read by this author being that i won this book. I was hooked on the first page couldn't wait to see how it would turn out.
Ehhh...As Good as the First Time wasn't a bad book. However, it just wasn't that interesting to me. I feel like I've read this story before.
Yum!!! Thanks for the win
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My wife will love this 1 7 Jun 27, 2010 07:29PM  
AlTonya Washington has been a romance novelist for 12 years. She's the winner of two Romantic Times Magazine Reviewer's Choice Awards and recently won the Romance Slam Jam EMMA Award for Best Steamy Romance of 2014. She lives in North Carolina and works as a College Reference Librarian.

She began her writing career with BET's Arabesque imprint and now writes traditionally for Harlequin's Kimani Rom
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