Author: Stacey Lynn Published: April 14, 2015 Pages: 248
Stars: 4 out of 5
When the most difficult decision of Laurie Baker’s life needed to be made, she took off for a weekend alone to weigh her pros and cons and consider all her options. What she didn’t expect was to run face first into one more complication her life didn’t need. Distracting, sexy, and British, Liam Parker offered Laurie exactly what she needed when she was desperate for attention.
One night of pleasure.
She wanted it.
She craved it.
She took it.
And when the sunlight dawned and the lusty haze of one night of passion disappeared and reality revealed itself… Laurie returned home knowing that everything she had once believed, everything she had once loved and desired, was about to be tossed upside down and shaken in a way she could never imagine.
The book opens with headache and betrayal. The main character Laurie is needing space from the guy she has loved since she was 14- James. Even after the affair came to light, James still works closely and employs his secretary, Lauries best friend or used to be. Ouch! Laurie struggles with the hurt of James betrayal and the love she still feels for him. All the while Laurie is trying to leave so she can figure out what to do, James is begging her to come back to him. Reading this leaves my stomach in knots, it’s so heartbreaking.
After heading off to a conference in Chicago, Laurie runs into the handsome Liam. Although Laurie is forthcoming about being married, neither one of them seems able to restrain their attraction to each other. As the love affair develops, it’s easy to get lost in the lust filled pages, forgetting and only thinking about Laurie and Liam. But then the author brings reality back with a text message from James. And the reader is left feeling guilty wishing the story was about finding love and not one about betrayal and dishonesty. Laurie’s world is thrown into more chaos when she finds out Liam is also her new boss.
The entire book is full of sadness, chaos, and betrayal. The saying two wrongs don’t make a right should be applied to this book. By the end of the book, I am left with conflicting emotions. I feel bad for James, but he did cheat on Laurie. And then there is Liam who is full of secrets and can be the coldest person. Th wending was great and I can’t wait to read the next installment in the series.