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One Winter's Night (The Westmorelands #24)

4.39  ·  Rating details ·  722 Ratings  ·  64 Reviews

Riley Westmoreland never mixes business with pleasure--until he meets his company's gorgeous new party planner. But when he gets Alpha Blake into bed, he realizes one night will never be enough. That's when her past threatens to end their affair. So Riley does what any Westmoreland male would do...he vows to win her heart--for good.
ebook, 192 pages
Published December 1st 2012 by Harlequin Desire (first published January 1st 2012)
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This is a "did not finish" for me. I got to 68% and couldn't take the awkward and cheesy dialogue anymore. Riley was completely unlikable to me and Alpha was like a cardboard character with no personality. I'm not going to rate this.
Very good book. Both Riley and Alpha are people who know what they want and have no problem going after it. Alpha moved to Denver from Florida after ending her engagement. When she is hired to be the event planner for a Westmoreland party, she is immediately attracted to Riley, but has no plans to risk her heart again. Riley has kept his emotions out of his affairs for a long time, after seeing what the loss of love did to one of his brothers. He has what he calls "Riley's Rules". He will date a ...more
Oct 08, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I see a Brenda Jackson book I get it and when it is the continuation of that Westmoreland clan I especially get excited and anxious to read another episode in this family saga. Riley, like many of the guys in this family, is not anxious to marry. In fact, the experiences of his younger brother have marked him in a very negative way. He now goes by Riley's Rules--no continuous dating/affair is to last more than six weeks. This will most certainly spare and protect his heart. Good plan, but i ...more
Another great book by Brenda Jackson. I love the Westmoreland family and the more your read about them, the more you CRAVE~!!.. Riley Westmoreland and Alpha Blake are two individuals who have immediate chemistry from their first meeting. The interactions between these two are what romance stories are made from and prove that love at first sight does exist even if the two parties don't know it yet. Brenda Jackson has done it again with a passionate, page burning story. PICK UP YOUR COPY TODAY 5++ ...more
A sweet romance with Riley Westmoreland and wedding planner, Alpha Blake. To a man like Riley, family is everything, which makes him wonder why Alpha refuses to talk about hers. What is the deep, dark secret Alpha doesn't seem to want revealed?
3.5 stars

This was a solid read from Brenda Jackson. The story has a nice flow, and kept me interested. There was great chemistry between Riley and Alpha. Their love scenes were super spicy and extremely passionate, some were border line erotic which was nice. I liked how this book was mostly about them. Yes we got snippets of the other Westmorelands, but this book primarily concentrated on Riley and Alpha which is a welcomed change. If you are a fan if this series I think you would enjoy this on
Aug 20, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ENJOYED Riley and Alpha going after what they both thought they wanted...a no strings affair...BUT while indulging in this very SPICY affair they discovered that they had more than just a physical attraction...but will Alpha's trust issues and Riley's fear of falling in love keep them from their happily-ever-after?! Another wonderful Westmoreland treat.
May 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A good cup of tea, a warm fire, and One Winters Night make for a cozy evening. Alpha Black and Riley Westmoreland did just that. They each had a set of rules on dating, but soon learn rules don't control the heart
Mychele Anjelica
Nov 01, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If any of the Westmoreland Men could be my dream man it would be Riley. He is sweet, thoughtful, caring, smart and Outright SEXY! The minute Riley offered to pick Alpha for the meeting because her car broke down I was a goner. And then he picked her up put on the Westmoreland charm, what woman can resist?

Alpha is the Florida girl (yay) who leaves home after a broken relationship and of all places moves to Denver. Now seeing as how I'm a florida girl through and through I just don't see me ever d
Riley and Alpha. Fun, but almost boring, with a satisfying HEA. The usual Brenda Jackson fair. Alpha is new to town and getting away from her jerky ex-fiance and her controlling insensitive parents. Riley is afraid of falling in love because of how it (seemingly) ruined his younger brother Bane's life after the love of his life moved away. So Riley has a rule that he only dates women for no more than 6 weeks. Of course Riley gets under his skin and long before the 6 weeks is up he is reconsideri ...more
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In 1994, Brenda Jackson’s first novel, Tonight and Forever, was released. Since then she has had more than 100 novels and novellas published (the first African-American author to accomplish such a feat) and has over 3 million books in print.

A native of Jacksonville, Florida, Brenda is the first African-American author to have a book published by Harlequin Desire and the first African-American rom
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