Three months ago, graphic designer Vanessa Hewitt slept with the ridiculously hot guy she met after nearly falling to her death while stargazing on a bridge. The adrenaline-fueled night of we’ll-never-see-each-other-again sex fulfilled every fantasy, but with her best friend’s wedding on the horizon, Vanessa can’t stop thinking about what would happen if her sexy stranger passed through town again.
Haunted by his time in Afghanistan, soldier John Campbell returns to his hometown just long enough to help plan an engagement party for his sister. When he realizes her best friend is the sweet one-night stand he’s been fantasizing about for months, he’ll do anything to have her again…though getting trapped together in a storeroom wasn’t quite what he had in mind.
Vanessa is in hell. Or is it heaven? Because with every touch, their forbidden connection grows, until kissing Mr. Wrong starts feeling more like kissing Mr. Right…
Miss Riki’s Review:
Who doesn’t love a tortured hero? This girl absolutely does, and when that hero is a soldier, the stakes are higher and I’m instantly intrigued. I loved John! His hero instincts kick right in when he sees Vanessa in distress the night they meet and saves her from what he thinks might be the ultimate in wrong decisions. In reality she just needs air and space, but it made for the most adorable meet-cute, with a little drama and tension thrown in for good measure. I swooned when he saved her from falling over the edge and was hooked for the rest of the story.
I love the best-friend-falls-for-the-sibling trope, and this one was so well done, with Vanessa spilling all the dirty details of her night of passion with her best friend, only to find out later that he is actually her brother. I did have a little bit of a hard time believing that she would have had as big of a problem with the relationship as John and Vanessa think she will, but ultimately it played out well and was a satisfying plot twist.
This was a really entertaining novella, with some really steamy scenes and some really sweet ones as well. It’s short, sweet, and really engaging. It’s fun on so many levels, but there’s also a depth to the narrative, with two broken people coming together to find love. I highly recommend it.