Saturday, February 16, 2013
One Night Stand
Read on February 16, 2013 —
*sigh* A wonderfully sexy romantic read with outstanding characters and a heartwarming story...a MUST read.
Amanda Martin has the worst taste in men. After being cheated on not once, but twice, she’s lost all faith in men … and in herself. Determined to regain her confidence, Amanda decides to have a one-night stand. No relationship, no promises, no threat of being hurt again … just sex. What she doesn't anticipate is meeting a handsome-as-sin stranger who will give her pleasure unlike any she’s ever known.
Joe Sterling has spent his life avoiding relationships, his former job as a military sniper not allowing for such commitments. Now he’s come home to Texas, to let go of the past and to prove he is more than the killer he’s been trained to be.
When Amanda’s life is threatened, Joe’s killer instinct is tested while Amanda struggles to protect her heart. Will they succumb to their overwhelming desire for each other, or lose it all by letting the past dictate their future?
This book was recommended to me by my Bestie Bookie and boy did she steer me in the right direction.
In this first book of what is sure to be a winning series Parker Kincade has brought to life the most wonderful characters in this sweet story of romance, family and overcoming the past. I found all the characters in the book were well rounded and the reader could relate to them and empathize. Joe is our hero with a dark past who has been existing but not living since getting out of the service. Amanda is a strong willed woman who has had her confidence shaken by some relationships but her issues go back further into the past. The secondary characters are just as fully rounded as the main characters and I can't wait to read their stories in forthcoming books.
PK creates a story that is sweet and sexy, everything you want when you read a romance. Her twists and turns keeps readers on their toes and keeps you reading into the wee hours of the night. This book offers lust at first sight and love at second sight. The secondary plot line runs a wonderful parallel to the main and you know the second book in this new series will be just as good as this first one. In a lot of ways this is a coming of age story in the loosest terms. We grow with our main characters learning that love will cure the ills of the past.
This is a solid 4 star read for me and a big recommendation to all lovers of Contemporary Romance. I can't wait for book 2 in the Martin Family series. Thanks for a wonderful read Parker Kincade I can't wait to discover what you have up your sleeve for Caleb and Sam!