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57 pages, ebook
First published January 1, 2012
"You gave me one perfect day in Lake Tahoe. Now I want one night." He moved closer again and took one of her trembling hands in his. "One night with you." He entwined his fingers with hers and she stopped shaking as he held her tight. "One night to love you the way you’ve always wanted to be loved." He dipped his head down so that he could whisper in her ear. "One perfect night to make all of your secret desires and dreams come true."
Colbie Michaels found her trusted boyfriend in bed with his co-worker just a little over a month ago. That wasn’t the first time that Colbie should have noticed her ex was not to be trusted. She is determined not to trust or fall in love with another man. That is until she meets the handsome Noah. Noah is determined to get Colbie to trust him and give their relationship a chance. After spending the day together they lose touch. When they meet again Noah gets Colbie to agree to give him one night to prove himself to her. Noah is determined to give her One Perfect Night.
This is a very fast paced story. It’s an extremely short read with the book ending at 71% and the rest of the Kindle book contains previews for other books. This meant a lot of story packed into a very short book. Unfortunately this hindered character development and relationship building. The relationship between Noah and Colbie was very much love at first sight. I am not usually a fan of instant love but in the case of a story this short there really isn’t time for relationship build up. The positive about this is for those of you who don’t like angst, there isn’t time for any. By the second meeting they were professing their love for one another. That being said this author did a great job of utilizing the space she had. The story was never boring and I was very invested in finding out if Colbie and Noah got their HEA.
The writing is quite good and very easy to follow. Belle Andre’s style of writing is actually one of the better I’ve seen in a short story. My only complaint is that I wish the book had been longer. What she did with such a short amount of space proves that a full length novel from her would have been fantastic.
The cover was very generic. Most of the romance novels I read have the same concept. It’s sexy and you know from looking at it there is going to be romance in it but there is nothing special that sets it apart from most of the other romance novels on my Kindle. I would have liked it more if it would have at least shown the couples faces. Unfortunately you get to see their body from the waistline to their neck. The guy is shirtless which is usually ideal but since he’s facing at a side angle you can’t really see him. Of course if there is a half -naked guy on my book cover I would like to at least be able to see him.
Since this is such a short read there are very few characters in the story. Noah and Colbie are both likable as far as I could tell but there aren’t a lot of details given. The characters are very one dimensional and there are only a couple of other characters in the story. This writer stayed almost completely focused on the main couple of given the space she had to tell their story it was necessary. It would have been nice to have more background information on both of Colbie and Noah.