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Just One Last Night

3.47  ·  Rating details ·  245 Ratings  ·  42 Reviews
The temptation of one last night of heady passion with her husband is too much for Melanie Masterson to resist… But in the morning she kisses his sexy mouth goodbye and turns her back on her marriage, believing Forde deserves someone better—someone who can be a good wife and mother.

Discovering Melanie is pregnant with his child pushes Forde Masterson to his limits. As Chri
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Paperback, 192 pages
Published October 30th 2012 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2012)
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
Just One Last Night is a very good and quick contemporary romance about an estranged married couple who have a very tragic event in their lives that causes a rift in their marriage.

Without spoiling readers, I would say that what happens to this couple was very devastating, and it would take two very devoted people in love to overcome it. Melanie is already carrying baggage from her childhood, on top of their recent tragedy, and this acts as the icing on the cake for her belief that she is poison
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Booklover
Wonderful emotional second chance at love & saving their marriage story,Nell-Forde both meet fall in love and get married and were happy but the death of their first child brought their marriage crumbling down.Nell completely shut Forde out,left him and asked for divorce.Forde always stood strong for them both and fought to make Nell realize that they always belong together.

This was such tender sweet story,adored Forde so much,Nell sometimes frustrated me cause she kept Forde pushing away an
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Esther
Fantastic epilogue, one of the best ones I read in a while!!!!
Bubu
May 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Forde is one of my fave H. I want one for me. This was such a sweet but sad story.
Fanniny Moreno Zavaleta
Vintage says it better (shocker!)

Where are those Fordes born? Reserve one for me, thank you.

I know what you're thinking: ningún chile me embona (something like "no chili fits me").

You can throw at my face all the times I've sayed in my reviews or commented on another's that some hs NEED therapy... she gets therapy here and I started skimming 😐
I know I should have been more understanding because she went through a lot and who am I to judge her when I throw a fit if my little cousins use my concha
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Dalia
Aug 02, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 -4 stars
This is no sweet romance about falling in love, its an intense & emotional story about a marriage in peril. This is one of HB' trademarks. Same old ingredients : a damaged heroine & a loving hero full of determination & patience.
Melanie is damaged by her miserable childhood spent in foster house after foster house. She becomes accustomed to keeping everything deep inside her and presenting a façade to the rest of the world. After her miscarriage, she shuts Forde out, then
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Jenny
Melanie and Forde are married and deeply in love. But when Melanie loses her baby she abandons her husband and asks him for a divorce.

Forde is the perfect man! His love for his wife is unlimited and unconditional. His patience and pure real love is exactly what Melanie needs but won't allow herself to accept. He is so compassionate and loving towards Melanie and tried to see the situation from her point of view, putting her needs ahead of his own.

Melanie is full of doubts and fears and is wrapp
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Chitra *CJ*
"Just One Last Night" is the story of Forde and Melanie.
This was an absolutely beautiful, angsty, tear-jerking read which involved an estranged couple in love, a husband fighting for his wife's love, a wife fighting for her husband's happiness, a supportive MIL, and just a lot of feels.
Melanie leaves her husband Forde after her premature child's death, and decides to move away so he can find a better wife. She has lived her whole life in foster homes, everyone she loves has been dead, and the ba
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willaful
3 1/2 stars. Could someone please buy Helen Brooks some commas for Christmas? This was mostly an excellent read, but it's not fun to continually have to stop to decipher a sentence.

Melanie and Forde are on the verge of divorce, a divorce she initiated and he fought against. When they wind up in bed one night and Melanie gets pregnant, Forde finally begins to understand the grief and guilt that's been driving Melanie to push him away.

Forde is a lovely man: tender, devoted, and determined. Melanie
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Vintage
Not a perfect book, but the overwhelming love the alpa hero has for the heroine is what makes a romance so compelling. Forde is truly a hero for the ages. Patient, loving, adoring of Nell, he is also downright sexy. If you are sick of big meanies, then look no farther.

The heroine is a little hard to handle, but she has some serious issues to work through.

One surprise element that I have not seen in any Harlequin or recent romance, is the hero's reference to the heaven or the after-life. Not over
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Giovanni
Apr 16, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Giovanni by: Onu
This book has an interesting plot. It seems I'm in the mood for second-chance-theme lately.

Melanie and Forde were married in haste. First meeting, they're attracted to each other. First dating, Forde fell in love fast and hard. I wasn't sure about Melanie. Three months after that, they're married and Forde became a sweet, perfect husband. I still wasn't sure about Melanie.

Melanie wanted to start trying for a baby right away, Forde was fine, of course. What would a loving husband do anyway? So t
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Vanessa
Mar 16, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Melanie and Forde are estranged for several months. She seems to be getting on well on her own with her business beginning to boom, as well. Forde contacts her for help with his mother, Melanie’s weakness. Melanie has some pretty thick walls that Forde has to chisel through. She blames herself for something that she had no control over and he, Forde, has a difficult time convincing her that he doesn’t blame her and she shouldn’t either.

I thoroughly enjoyed it because Forde was just so darn swee
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Tia
Aug 07, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Decent storyline. It was emotional and chaotic at times but worth the read at other times. I really adored the ending of the novel, I even teared up a bit. Compared to the last book I read this one was really inventive and good to read.
Sincere
Feb 17, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Forde and Melanie happily married for a year before conceive the child.
Then the accident happened, miscarriage brought sorrow to everyone, especially Melanie.
Couldn't cope with grief, Melanie decided that she should let's Forde go for his sake.
But Forde couldn't let her go, not when he love her so much.
He's tried to reach her, but Melanie always cut it down.

Until one night, Melanie's guard was down. They shared night with passion.
The consequence was unexpected, she pregnant again and Forde didn'
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Shakira
The storyline was v.painful and while I have read better renditions of the same trope, this left an impact. Melanie's insecurities are very believable, especially in light of her history and so is her behaviour after such a big trauma.

Forde, on the other hand, is not only a great, sensitive guy but he also realised when Melanie needed space and when she needed professional help. I loved how he put his needs on the back burner and focused his attentions on indirectly assisting her in building up
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Anna
Jun 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition


What can I say abou this book? It took me several days to finish it because I wasn't in the mood for reading, but that didn't affect my rating. I gave it 5 stars because the H is the kind I love. He truely loves the h and Keeps telling her that he will always love her and fight for her no matter what.
Rebecca (everyday reader)
A separated married couple are dealing with the death of their first child and the wife blames herself for all of the losses of loved ones her whole life. Christmas happens to bring them back together and they realize that they need each other. A new baby comes, along with 3 more and a new life for them all. Good read!!
Amy
Nov 04, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book. The only thing I found fault with it was that the suspense/tension between the couple or the problem was solved way too early. The last two chapters were just pure "fluff." I prefer it when the author keeps the tension up until the last chapter.
Tanisha
It was a very sweet read.
Heroine was a tormented soul and she found her soulmate in the hero.
Hero was swoon worth. Kinda perfect and normal with no attached drama.
Liked it.
Hemavathy DM Suppiah
Another splendid read from Helen Brooks. Warm and realistic and romantic.
Cherise
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Shakira
The storyline was v.painful and while I have read better renditions of the same trope, this left an impact. Melanie's insecurities are very believable, especially in light of her history and so is her behaviour after such a big trauma.

Forde, on the other hand, is not only a great, sensitive guy but he also realised when Melanie needed space and when she needed professional help. I loved how he put his needs on the back burner and focused his attentions on indirectly assisting her in building up
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Onu
Jun 13, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was a very sweet story, a little boring at times because it tends to become repetitive. The hero was wonderful. I can't believe he was a HP hero. He was kind, sensitive, understanding, generous and madly in love with his wife. He refused to give up on the relationship, pursued the heroine, made her see sense and slayed all her demons like a real knight in the shining armor. He remained true to his wedding vows, never giving up on the possibility of a happy ending even when their lives were tr ...more
RomLibrary
This is different from dancer who is in the hospital and leaves husband when she is discharged. One last night… The temptation of one last night of heady passion with her husband is too much for Melanie Masterson to resist… But in the morning she kisses his sexy mouth goodbye and turns her back on her marriage, believing Forde deserves someone better – someone who can be a good wife and mother. …has an unexpected consequence! Discovering Melanie is pregnant with his child pushes Forde Masterson ...more
Kerry-Ann McDade
Helen Brooks has wrote an emotional story that pulled on my heart strings. Possibly the only story I could ever relate to. Just One Last Night is a must read for all romance lovers!

Melanie Masterson has been dealt a wrong card since blaming herself for every bad turn that's happened. Forde Masterson, her delicious husband will do anything to try and get through to her even if it means playing dirty with his tactis.

A husband, a wife, a love so strong anyone would die for. Will they be able to r
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M.J
Jan 23, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really loved this book. Reading something that is so sad it touches your heart and continuing on as they finally reach a point in their life where a happy ending is inevitable is a real pleasure. Heart-ache after heart-ache piling on top of one person until they reach a point where they have to say "stop" in order to protect their own heart and that of the person they love. It was a lovely story.
MissKitty
Oct 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this story and it just kept getting better and better. Her husband just loved her so much and didn't give up. She really did need therapy for her depression earlier - but as in many cases unless something happens many people don't realize they need it. The author did a good job of showing how the husband realized it almost too late but it's a good thing he fought for it - since in the end it saved his wife and his marriage.
Dalyia
Aug 02, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012, mills-and-boon
When love is not enough ..

This sentence is the idea of the story
Forde and Nell in a strained relationship between the
frustration and fear

nell suffer from her past,think that she does not deserve happiness

Forde try to repair their marriage and the return to Nell

Good story .. different idea on aspect of psychological
But it was some boring parts

Always enjoy reading for Helen Brooks
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Teresa
Jun 08, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
ok, a história até prometia, mas mais uma vez o facto de que a personagem feminina está tão centrada nela que esquece os sentimentos do n/ herói deixa-me sem conseguir ter simpatia por ela e consequentemente não consigo "viver" o livro da mesma forma. O livro vale pelo final quando ela opta por ajudar miúdos que necessitam de amor, carinho e sobretudo um lar, o que sinceramente me parece o ponto fulcral de qualquer formação de carácter.
shms
I just couldn't get into this, about a third in I stalled in reading this for a good few months. My heart went out to the H, but the h with whom I would normally expect to have great sympathy with, left me unmoved. The circumstances of this 2nd chance romance have difficult themes of lost baby, depression and self worth yet I didn't engage.
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