In one sizzling night of forbidden passion, Gloria King set fire to her comfortable life and watched it be consumed in the conflagration. The man who lit the match—Parker Hunt.
And now Parker is back.
More than five years have passed since Parker has seen Gloria, but the passion between them is undeniable. And he’ll do anything to have a new chance to get it right, if only he can convince Gloria to trust her heart.
Gloria has pieced her life back together after their forbidden night. But Parker is still the only man in the world with whom Gloria can never look for happiness, no matter how badly she might want it. If only she could resist his magnetism, forget the delicious taste of his kiss and the sweetness of his caress…
Can a single night of passion born in shame become a lifetime of love?
Anything can happen After Office Hours. Desire Actually, Book 1 Love Affair to Remember, Book 2
From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Jennifer Skully, this book is a standalone read.
“Love Affair to Remember”, Book 2 of the After Office Hours series, is a sexy, contemporary romance of approximately 65,000 words.
Look for Book 3 coming to you, “Pretty in Pink Slip”
The book contains the following bonus material: excerpts from “Baby, I’ll Find You” plus “Invitation to Seduction” and “Revenge” by Jennifer’s alter ego Jasmine Haynes.
If you like your romantic suspense fast-paced and laced with humor, try award-winning author Jennifer Skully. Jennifer adores quirky characters. The whackier the better! And you’ll find a whole cast of them in each and every Jennifer Skully book. Of course, being in the same body with alter ego Jasmine Haynes, she doesn’t let you down on the hot, sexy love scenes either.
Love Affair To Remember is a heartwarming second chance story. It's about never being too old to find and fall in love. Even though I found the heroine to be frustrating at times I still found this to be an enjoyable read and I'd definitely recommend it to those who love reading about older heroines and heroes.
ARC provided by author in exchange for a honest review
What happens when two people come together in a burst of passion for one extraordinary night, and five years later they still haven’t recovered? Meet Gloria, a gorgeous, savvy business-woman who’s recovering from an ugly divorce, and Parker…the sexy man she can’t get out of her mind. He’s got abs of steel, eyes that make her blush, and a way of whispering things into her neck that drives her wild.
But Gloria’s past is whispering to her, too…and the guilt over her own mistakes won’t let her relax and enjoy the moment. Add in a complicated work environment and a coworker who’s out to see her fail, and seizing the moment becomes increasingly hard to imagine.
In this book, Jennifer Skully creates a complex, realistic portrait of a woman who has to overcome obstacles to find happiness…and the man who’s determined to help her get there.
Gloria and Parker are vivid, flawed and beautiful characters who prove that love is hard…but worth it. Also, the steamy scenes might make your Kindle melt – so have some oven mitts handy. Well done!
I'm a fan of Skully/Haynes, but this book falls short for me and almost became a DNF.
I had a really hard time liking Gloria. Being reluctant to form relationships is one thing, but not allowing yourself any real attachments or happiness is ridiculous. Her outlook is tainted by her childhood, but I think she takes it too far; her guilt and shame are practically living things. How long would she have kept punishing herself/hiding from life if Parker hadn't come to her? Forever? It's disappointing that a seemingly intelligent woman never once considers that maybe, given her feelings towards her parents and the intensity of her guilt from the "mistake," she would benefit from seeing a therapist or a good gab with friends. Also, a thesaurus is greatly needed. If this book and the word "passion" were used for a drinking game, it would lead to alcohol poisoning. Gloria uses "passion," especially in a negative sense, so often that the word loses its power and reading it became a chore.
The bright spot here is Parker. He acknowledges that they made a mistake before and people got hurt, but they've both been punished for it and he's still willing to try again. He has not let guilt stop him from moving on and pursuing Gloria. He pushes her comfort level but doesn't come across as pushy, and mostly controls his inner caveman. Parker is the motivator that Gloria needs, and it's impressive that he sticks with her much longer than many other people would.
I would find this book more pleasing if Gloria spent less time in her head and found an alternative to the word "passion." I'd also appreciate a bit of grovel on her part to acknowledge the hot-cold rollercoaster she Parker through. Also, Rhonda the Wicked Witch of HR comes across as ridiculous in her childishness. This wasn't a fun read for me, but I'm still interested in Book 3.
Again, so much potential, but tragically wasted. The heroine's thinking/feeling does not belong in the 21st century! It would work beautifully in the 18th one, but today - never. Any woman who reaches her age and accomplishes everything she did should realize that she needs help if she still feels the same way. So much self-flagellation and still (still!) she is the one that calls him after sending him away. This would have worked better if she had had some therapy since she was obviously stuck in a rut.
Also, Rhonda or whatever her name was, was a very comical character and not in a good way. Also very 18th-century prudish sentiments.
It read to me like a historical romance dressed up to be contemp office romance and the attempt fell flat.
I usually like Jennifer Skully/Jasmine Haynes writing, but this was terrible. I can't recommend it.
A second chance story. I love those. When these two first meet both were married and they committed a horrible sin. Granted both marriages where on the way to being over it didn't make Gloria feel any less guilty. Parkers ended not by his actions but by his ex wife's. The agony of the guilt and not feeling worthy was going to make Gloria miserable and lonely. The saga of getting over the past and making new is hard for anyone. Getting the love and happiness you deserve is worth it all.
Gloria and Parker had a past together. I don't like to give spoilers, so let's just say after 5 years, they rekindled their relationship... as coworkers. Great story of forgiving yourself for past "mistakes" and letting go. I enjoyed this book, although sadly, I think the word "passion" was a little overused in chapter 20. Other than that, loved the story and characters, and loved seeing Rhonda shut down by the boss!
I received this free from the author in exchange for an honest review. (Thank You, J!!)