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One More Time

(Thornwood #1)

3.19  ·  Rating details ·  84 ratings  ·  20 reviews
Wanting to start over after breaking off a relationship with his married boss, Caleb Robinson is happy to move from Los Angeles to Thornwood, Colorado. He can barely find the town on a map, which is just the kind of place Caleb needs. He's not looking for a relationship, and Thornwood looks to be the perfect place to get lost in his art. But when Thornwood’s local police o ...more
ebook, 200 pages
Published September 21st 2015 by Dreamspinner Press
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Sep 16, 2015 rated it did not like it
This is a hard book for me to review. I just plain did NOT like One More Time. It is almost impossible to like a book when one of the main characters drives you nuts, but when BOTH main characters are unlikable, it is a double whammy.

Caleb Robinson is a new resident of Thornwood, Colorado. He moved to get as far away from his boyfriend of three years as possible. That boyfriend was not only his boss but married to a woman (yes, Caleb is aware of the wife) who runs Caleb over with her car when sh
Nile Princess
DNF. I cannot. I refuse. I'm going cross-eyed...I am literally sitting here squinting....trying to deal with these unlikable characters. Caleb is one of the most neurotic, nitpicking, histrionic characters I've read in a while. Is he bipolar? Coming out of a bad relationship is not an excuse for his behavior. Trent, though emotionally stunted, and in the process of letting his now deceased ex go (he was on life support for 5 years), was still a more relatable character than Caleb. His 'I need to ...more
Serena Yates
Apr 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: gay, read-2016
When two men meet and are attracted to each other, but one wants a no-strings-attached affair while the other wishes for commitment but will settle for being friends, trouble is bound to follow. This is what the two men in this novel face. Caleb is a graphic designer who left LA to escape a three-year relationship with his cheating married boss, and he longs for a committed relationship with an honest partner. Trent is a small town cop whose former lover has been in a coma for five years, and he ...more
Kimmers of Kimmers' Erotic Book Banter
Reviewed for QUEERcentric Books Blog

One More Time by Caitlin Ricci is definitely worth the chance. It takes until about halfway through the book to travel the confusing vibes, but once you do, you are able to see that this is a story of men, whose pasts have them struggling for a future. It is definitely not a pretty or fluffy scenario and it is not hearts and flowers. It is men, being men, and trying to traverse through their feelings. But when they both decide to confront their thoughts,
Total ramble of a review. I warn you.

I needed someone to screw and never have to look at again. I needed someone who would let me treat them like a sex toy to vent my frustration about what had happened to Simon, about losing the only person I’d loved.

Trent has a lot of sexual partners and sex has become his drug to numb the pain of losing the man he loved to an accident, though the man he loved hasn't died, he's just been in a coma for the last five years. I can't imagine trying to move o
If you like self centered MC's this book is for you and Caleb is a prime example. I tried I really tried and I just couldn't get pass the idea of him watching Trent's ex lover/parter being taken off life support and having to read his pitti party in his mind like it was about was just awful how he made everything about himself when it wasn't. I should have known better when Trent told him about Simon and that his family was taking him from life support and Caleb's reaction was just to k ...more
Amneris Cesare
Oct 22, 2017 rated it it was ok
I am well aware that judging a book from its plot is not the right way to evalutate it. The story is as it is, and if it's well organized and well described or written, what are the MC's choices or actions and why they're acting that way is none of the reader's business. The reader can only find the narration not real or plausible but cannot judge the author's decisions or ask for different solutions. So, in this review I will not look at the MC behaviours of judge them. But I still need to refe ...more
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Jan 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really liked this story. Caleb and Trent are a good match, the characters are interesting and sweet.
Oct 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
3,5 stars
Oct 24, 2015 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

First of all,I liked this has its flaws,yes,but I for one liked the notion "we know we should be friends,but..." that author played well,in my opinion. Characters were likable,especially Caleb,at least to me...and I really liked the setting - small town surrounded by mountains with its friendly people,where everyone know everyone. The story is told from dual POV, but,in my honest opinion,POVs should've been written better. In the first 40% it was sometimes impossible to diffe
Oct 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 (rounded up for this site)

I have very mixed feelings about this novel. It's a really sweet story about two men who are both struggling to understand their attraction to one another, and who have both been hurt in the past by relationships. But there were also things about both characters that prevented me from enjoying the story.

Caleb's last relationship was with his boss in LA... his married boss, whose wife was less than pleased (understatement!) when she found out about h
Oct 30, 2015 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

I think the town stole the show for me with this book. Thornwood Colorado might just be the perfect small town.

The handsome, friendly police officer might add to the attraction but I was a little hot and cold with Trent all the way through. I loved his friendship and tentative relationship with Caleb, but I struggled with his string of one-night stands. His relationship with his father, and his relationship with Simon gave me hope, but his need for casual sex was off-putting.

But if Tre
QUEERcentric Books
Apr 12, 2016 rated it liked it
Reviewed by Kimmers for QUEERcentric Books

One More Time by Caitlin Ricci is a book about two of the most unlikely of men discovering one another.

Caleb has just moved to the small mountain town of Thornwood, Colorado. He has upended his entire life to start fresh after the recent breakup of a long term relationship with his married boss.

As a result of his shame over the affair, he has sworn off relationships for the foreseeable future.

But things are about to change when small town cop, Trent, ent
Lynnette Hartwig
Nov 11, 2015 marked it as to-read
3.5 Stars

This book just came across totally weird. Trent was so slutty I almost could finish the book. Caleb was so stuffy you had to wonder if he has a stick up his a** but he decided to leave LA and picked Thornwood to move to. There was some humor in the book so at least I got a laugh every once in a while. But there was also sorrow and heartache also. Overall it wasn’t a bad book the author writing style was good. I always say that the writing style of the book can make or break it. This is
Apr 22, 2016 rated it liked it
A fairly fast paced, easy to read story.
Caleb is relocating to remove himself from a poisonous relationship but doesn't seem to have thought it through. He also does and doesn't want amrelationship with Trent, local cop.
Trent is being held back by his old lover being on life support, not able to cope and only having anonymous sex.
Whilst they both had good points and bad, I did think Trent a bit pushy and them both a bit childish at times.
The ending was very abrupt - I even thiught I'd skipped a
Purr More
Apr 18, 2016 rated it it was ok
Whadafuq was up with that ending? The coveted and long awaited "I Love You" moment was totally glossed over. It's what just about any romance reader eagerly waits for. It's the payoff and kind of expected, ya know? It just gets wrapped up in one very short paragraph at the end and the reader is *told* in one sentence that they say it at some point in the future. Seriously? Yeesh. Very disappointing for a Dreamspinner book. I can't believe they published a romance with that kind of ending. I won' ...more
Apr 24, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: mm, read-2016
This book was both heart wrenching and infuriating. I had to put it down several times because I was so irritated by how selfish the MCs were. I really wanted to like them, but it was hard. There was a lot of emotions, but sometimes it felt shallow.

For me the ending was the most disappointing thing about the whole book. It sort of just starts over, but never really finishes.
Oct 09, 2015 rated it it was ok
Sep 21, 2015 rated it liked it

2.5 stars

I didn't like the Mc's I hate cheating
I couldn't relate to Trent's hook up reasons.
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Caitlin was fortunate growing up to be surrounded by family and teachers that encouraged her love of reading. She has always been a voracious reader and that love of the written word easily morphed into a passion for writing. If she isn't writing, she can usually be found studying as she works toward her counseling degree. She comes from a military family and the men and women of the armed forces ...more

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