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Just Once

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They were the very poster children for the boy and girl next door, if a couple of streets apart.

Friends for longer than forever. They’d walked to school together. He’d protected her from the bullies when they teased her about her glasses. She’d tended to his cuts and bruises when he fell. He pushed her to try new things. She snuck looks at him when he wasn’t looking.

All her life, Faye had loved Terry, but he was oblivious. He's her best friend, her closest friend, but he's oblivious and now he has a Girlfriend. All day long, she has to watch them together and it's killing her. She wants him, all of him, but he's taken. So, instead, she wants one night. Just once, one night, between friends.

One night, just once...

48 pages, Kindle Edition

Published January 16, 2019

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L.M. Mountford

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A self-confessed tiger fanatic, L.M. Mountford was born and raised in England, first in the town of Bridgwater, Somerset, before later moving to the city of Gloucester where he currently resides. A fully qualified and experienced scuba diver, he has travelled across Europe and Africa diving wrecks and seeing the wonders of the world.

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Profile Image for Natalie  ~ The Biblioholic.
2,472 reviews1,204 followers
January 11, 2019
Faye has loved Terry for forever. He's utterly clueless. She's just about done waiting on him to finally notice her. Whatever it takes, she just wants one night with him (or so she thinks). Who cares about his girlfriend?

I read this in about 10 minutes and it was 10 minutes well spent. Faye was relentless and I loved her for it. Terry was baffled and he put up a token fight, but it seemed that this attraction was bubbling beneath the surface, for both of them, for quite some time. And dang, when they came together, they really came together! As hot as they were, it's no wonder this wasn't the end of their story. I wonder what happens next...

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422 reviews85 followers
January 14, 2019

★4 Stars★

Just Once it's a short friends to lovers a little fun romance story. The story is great and with potential, a little rushed I might say, but it's OK for a short story.

Faye and Terry are best friends since...forever...since they were kids, they were neighbors, they went to school together, they were together almost all the time. Now they have grown and they're in college.

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It's New Year Eve and Faye and Terry are studying together, at least Terry is. Faye is dreaming with her eyes open. She loved Terry since they were kids, but Terry had eyes always for other girls, except for her. He never saw Faye no matter what she did. She did everything, but all was in vain...And now Terry was in love, he has a girlfriend. But Faye wants one night...Just one night.

Want u right now

Kinda what you had in mind? ;)

But what happens after that one night? Well, you need to read this short story to know what happened. 😀 The book ends on a small cliffy so the story will be continued, but if you’re looking for a quick and hot read, this book is for you.


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Profile Image for Laura.
229 reviews3 followers
January 30, 2019
Loved the cover. Figured I’d love the book.
Unfortunately it just wasn’t for me.
It’s just a short little story of pretty much pure porn.
I openly cringed while reading, “please sir can I have some more”.
I’m sure some will love it, just not me.
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7,520 reviews16 followers
March 16, 2019
3.5 Stars
Just Once by L.M. Mountford is the First book in the Just Friends Series. This is a quick read that gives us a taste of this authors writing. There are some hot scene that make you want more. I hope that the next book is more length since this book tease me so much to want more.
Quick hot read at almost 40 pages.
Profile Image for Wendy Livingstone.
13.4k reviews118 followers
March 17, 2019
This is the first book in a new series, and is a short, quick read. Faye and Terry are best friends’. This is a well written story which is steamy, Personal preference I would have liked this story to be longer, however, this does not distract from this talented authors’ writing style. I look forward to reading more in this series, and recommend for all.
20 reviews
January 4, 2019
A hot friends to lovers story. Faye & Terry have been friends since early childhood and have both been silently crushing on each other. After a steamy one night stand will they be able to remain friends / lovers?? Looking forward to book 2.
Profile Image for Tee loves Kyle Jacobson.
2,471 reviews170 followers
March 19, 2019
This is a short story to short for me but there is more to come so I hear and I hope so because I have so many questions that plagued me while I was reading this. I will say that the chemistry between these two has always been there and I am not sure why they didn't try anything but maybe their friendship meant more to them then dating.

Faye loves Terry and Terry has dated off and on and now that they are in college Terry is in love and Faye is crushed. All she wants is one night with Terry to get him out of her system but when they have that one night it is amazing and what happens from there you will have to read this to find out.

So go on and one click it, it is so worth it!
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485 reviews45 followers
April 9, 2019
Hot new story

This is a Cliffhanger!!! This is the beginning of their new story, after having had mind-blowing sex just once. They have been best friends since childhood. She's been in love with him for years, but he had eyes for everyone else but her. Their story will continue in the next book "Just Friends"
Can't wait.... I hate cliffhangers!
Profile Image for Nadine Bookaholic.
3,557 reviews308 followers
August 29, 2022
8/28/22 still a 3.5 read

Well I’ll be, that has to be the quickest book I think I have ever read....less than 20 minutes and it was hot. The internal banter was great and really helped build not only the story line but the suspense of Will they or won’t they. I enjoyed Faye and Terry so I will definitely be reading their next book Just Friends
Profile Image for Amy M. (Amy Loves Reading Blog).
629 reviews45 followers
January 8, 2019
Being my first read from this author I’m definitely intrigued by his writing! It is a short read and you jump right into the drama with this friends to lovers read. I was only put off by one aspect of this book and it’s not the authors fault but my own personal opinion which I try not to take that out on my rating.

The book is written in a different point of view than I use to and took me a minute but I quickly got the gist after the first chapter. I do have to say that Faye is like most typical girls now days. I couldn’t believe how bold she was to do what she did....part of me wanted to believe something crazy would’ve happened, like her being questioned by the police but that didn’t happen, something crazier happened.

Terry.... or poor Terry has gotten in a pickle with his best friend and considering their friendship and many other issues I saw the ending coming. What I didn’t see coming is that end end of the book coming! But that does make me antsy for the next book though. Even though I do have some issues with the book, the writing style and the overall FREAKING HOT of this book has me wanting more!!! I would’ve liked a little more about the friends and more in Terry’s mind before the book ended and before the drama started but it was intense.
Profile Image for KC Leigh.
409 reviews42 followers
January 9, 2019
This was an extremely short friends to lovers romance, and although it lacked in length, it showed a lot of potential. Since it was only 30 something pages, the story felt a bit rushed, but the author didn’t skimp on the sexy times.


Faye has been in love with her childhood friend Terry for years. During a late-night study session, she decides to make her move, even though Terry has a girlfriend that he’s supposedly in love with. I did have an issue with a certain part of the book where Terry tells Faye to stop, not once but three times, while she’s attacking him with her mouth… and she also mentions how much it turns her on to have so much power over him, so Faye just keeps going and doesn’t slow down. That just seemed a little rapey to me. But I guess it was only his conscience bothering him over his girlfriend, and not because he didn’t want Faye, so he finally gives in and these two start going at it like rabbits.

It did leave on a small cliffhanger so the story will be continued, but if you’re looking for a quick and dirty read, this book will hit the spot.

***ARC provided for honest review.***
Profile Image for Zainab M..
187 reviews22 followers
April 1, 2019

Penny For My Thoughts:
Just Once is a friends to lovers romantic book featuring Faye and Terry. If *cheating* makes you uncomfortable, this book isn't for you.

I found this book okay and finished the read within 15 minutes. It was quick and fast paced without anything to lose. Faye, a gorgeous woman who has been friends with Terry finds him attractive and loves him dearly. She'd give anything to make him love her back. What she doesn't know is Terry worries about their dynamism of friendship. What if he messes up just because they have sex? Many questions make a web in his mind but one night of hot, passionate sex has his wheels turning in different direction. It is shown that he dates almost anyone, but Faye. Which of course bothers her the most but she nonetheless gives him quite a hard time over all.

The book ends on a cliffhanger with both of them finally giving into their desire and all there's left is to think about the consequences, thereof. Their story will continue in Book #2 Just Friends.

Profile Image for Lorraine Leatham.
241 reviews2 followers
January 15, 2019
Title: Just Once: A friends to lovers Romance (Just Friends Book 1)
Author: L.M. Mountford
Reviewer: Rainey Day Book Reviews - Lorraine Leatham
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

They were friends since they were children. He’d protected her from the bullies. She in turn tended to his cuts and bruises when he got scrapes.

Faye had loved Terry forever, but he was oblivious. He's her closest friend, but he doesn't notice her like that. He's got a girlfriend. He doesn't want her as his girlfriend. He's taken. Plain and simple but she will settle for just one night. Just once, one night, between friends.

One night, just once...

This was a very, very quick read. Very fast paced and there were some hot scenes. Clearly, this is part of a series. I am curious what drama ensues for this friends to lovers story.
Profile Image for Book Boyfriend Whoarder Mari.
557 reviews211 followers
January 14, 2019
This was a short intro book by LM Mountford

I liked it, it was straight to the point, without any critical thinking.

Yes it was short. But Mountford promised a continuation of this story so he better provide.

Faye is in love and lust with her childhood best friend Terry. Terry feels the same. They give in one night and fireworks explode. HOT. Although if my high school kids talked that dirty I’d have a heart attack lol! It’s unclear their age so I’m speculating. Don’t take me serious on it. It is intended for mature audiences, which I am so it works out.

Short, steamy, and sweet.

I’ll be waiting for the continuation.
Profile Image for Ree.
2,443 reviews44 followers
January 16, 2019
This short, sexy read starts right off in the middle of a friendship between two people who are attracted to each other but afraid to make a move for fear it might be the wrong one.

You feel the angst of Faye's unrequited love and the frustration that Terry's seeming oblivion is causing her. You feel Terry's confusion, as well as his clear desire to do the right thing.

I like the writing style of this new-to-me author. Though the book is short, he did a great job of showing how close the relationship was before attraction figured into it. I can't wait to see what happens next!

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.
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4,227 reviews78 followers
January 18, 2019
This was a short story. Terry and Faye are childhood friends and are in college together. Faye has had a crush on Terry since she was a child. With time passing she realized she was in love with him. Its been hard for her seeing him date. I think we can all relate to having a crush but we dont know if they feel the same. Life is full of surprises. Its what we make of it. What did Faye make of her time with Terry? I really enjoyed this book, really wish it was longer. Thank you United Indie Book blog for allowing me to read this book.

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Profile Image for Terri Handschumacher.
376 reviews20 followers
February 2, 2019
This was a really quick and steamy read. It became really steamy once Faye made her move on Terry, that is. The way that the story jumped from one POV to another, gave you a chance to see that the attraction was definitely not one sided. They both wanted each other so bad that once they came together there was no holding back.
I liked this story, so don't let the rating that I gave give you the wrong idea. I only wish that theor story wasnt broken up into little parts. I would have loved to have been able to go right into the next part without having to go into another book.
Profile Image for Mari.
247 reviews3 followers
February 19, 2019
This was a short story. Terry and Faye are childhood friends and are in college together. Faye has had a crush on Terry since she was a child. With time passing she realized she was in love with him. Its been hard for her seeing him date. I think we can all relate to having a crush but we dont know if they feel the same. Life is full of surprises. Its what we make of it. What did Faye make of her time with Terry? I really enjoyed this book, really wish it was longer. Thank you United Indie Book blog for allowing me to read this book.
244 reviews4 followers
March 21, 2019
Wow!! This is an amazing short story!! I was hooked right from the beginning all the way to the end!! Faye and Terry have been friends forever, they have also wanted eachother forever but have never acted on those feelings!! This book is hot, sexy, steamy and it leaves you wanting more!! Famous last words Just once, one night between friends just once!! Can they handle the consequences of one night?? You will have to read it to find out!! I highly recommend it and I can't wait for the next book in this series!!
Profile Image for Jessica Robbins.
2,589 reviews39 followers
March 21, 2019
*I received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for.

This novella starts strong with two characters you can relate to and things just get steamier from there. The tension between the two just keeps mounting until we finally get some really explosive moments that are just awesome. But then it goes right to the ending leaving you so wanting more. I cannot wait for the full length story fro them to come out. I need it now!! Great fr fans of short steamy novellas. I really liked it so I give it 4/5 stars.
Profile Image for Michele.
1,239 reviews9 followers
January 8, 2019
This book was so much fun! Terry and Faye were a match from early on in their lives. The questions is to be b.c series for life and not be anything more or risk it all on a single night? What to do? Will they risk it? Pick up your copy to find out! So worth it! I am eagerly waiting for more from this author! A definite must read. I am voluntarily leaving my review after reading an advance reader copy of the book.
2,562 reviews14 followers
January 10, 2019
Faye and Terry are best friends who have taken care of each other since their childhood. Faye has feelings for Terry past their friendship but doesn't act on it for fear it would ruin their friendship. She can only take so much, and when Terry gets a girlfriend she decides she will take matters into her own hands. A quick easy read filled with drama, passion, love, and crazy good chemistry. Only wish this story was longer so we could enjoy more of their journey together.
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306 reviews30 followers
January 4, 2019
This was a short read which only took me less than an hour. It was a little bit dirty but all so good. I can't wait for the next book called Just friends which continues the story about Faye and Terry. So give this author a chance and read it. BTW this was the first book I've read from this author. I got this as an arc in exchange for my unbiased opinion.
Profile Image for Ola Adamska.
2,666 reviews19 followers
January 5, 2019
Its a shortie but a Good set up for a next novel. Faye is in Love with Her best friends Terry. It was well written with Her thoughts. The needs The Love, everything she needs from him.
But can she have it?
This story would work even better imo when ot would be longer. But with 16 pages its solid 3 stars.
Profile Image for Kristi.
946 reviews
January 6, 2019
Can friends hookup once without consequences? Faye and Terry are best friends that have been secretly attracted to each other. Neither one of them has acted on their feeling until one New Year's Eve when their close proximity gets too be too much. Just Once is a hot and sexy quick read that will leave you wanting more.
Profile Image for Lager Lefse Book Blog.
447 reviews4 followers
January 7, 2019
The premise of the book was good. It was extremely relatable, but it is a very quick read, so the setup and ending are rushed. The 😉meaty😉 middle is well described and you can feel the longing coming each character. The next book is called Just friends which will continue the story about Faye and Terry.
January 8, 2019
Hot! Hot! Hot!

Best friends to lovers romance. Quick steamy read that you will thoroughly enjoy if you love some hot action. It definitely drew me in with each word 🔥 the ending slays me, but I know more is coming! Read it. You won’t regret it.

I was given an ARC copy and this is my own opinion.
382 reviews1 follower
January 10, 2019
This short story grabs you right from the beginning and leaves you wanting more. It starts off being calm and mysterious and quickly increases the heat too intense and spicy hot. Looking forward to the next one.

I received a free copy of this book from the author and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Profile Image for Lynn Stifle.
3,177 reviews49 followers
January 11, 2019
So HOT!! This is a quick steamy sizzling read. Terri and Faye are best friends that hide their attraction for each other, both afraid to act on it. After a night of passion, will they be able to remain friends? I'm looking forward in seeing what happens in book #2. If you're looking for a hot and titillating read, then this book is for you.
*ARC provided for honest review*
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1,155 reviews26 followers
January 16, 2019
Lunchtime quickie - you know I love these!

Faye and Terry have been BFF's for awhile. Now in college together it's time to hit the sheets. Faye realizes that Terry isn't going to put the moves on her, so she takes it upon herself to show him a good time. By the time the story ramps up, it's over! WHAT? Thankfully there is a sequel to the book that I will be looking forward too!
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