Friday, November 4, 2022

Book Review for Just One Night by Carly Phillips

 Just One Night by Carly Phillips 

Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Chick Lit

Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 282 pages

Published April 20th 2021 by CP Publishing



Taken from Goodreads:
  She's the woman he can't live without.

The one he can't risk screwing up their relationship by sleeping with her.

Linc Kingston doesn't accept anything less than perfection. Not in his billion-dollar business or in his personal life. He has it all, except one thing: his personal assistant and best friend in his bed, moaning his name. No matter how much Linc wants her, she's completely off-limits.

Jordan Greene grew up the daughter of the housekeeper at the Kingston estate, where she met and bonded with Linc at a young age, despite their economic differences. But no matter how close they are now or how much their attraction simmers beneath the surface, they're still from two different worlds. Besides, Jordan isn't about to risk losing her best friend for one sensual night.

Jordan might be the only woman who can handle Linc and his domineering, bossy attitude, but beneath that gruff exterior is a vulnerable man who, despite his wealth, has had a less-than-charmed life. And when Linc's father dies, she's there for him--unwavering in her friendship.

Until one night of passion and a positive pregnancy test changes everything.


My Thoughts:  Best friends to lovers.  This is a genre that is done often but not always good.   This book was pretty good.  Linc is a very rich, high-class guy who as he grew up became best friends with the housekeeper’s daughter, Jordan.    The attraction has always been there, but they refuse to act on it.  Is losing your best friend worth the risk of taking action?


Of course, they cross the line but after the fact they struggle to be normal together.   I like them together, but I feel like it was too quick.   They went away for work, stayed in a suite, and then it happens.  I want more buildup; I want some romance.  Linc had no romance.  It was attraction, to bed, to avoiding the entire thing.   As Linc finally realized what the hang up is for Jordan he does what he can to make her feel more comfortable, but he still does not romance her. 


Just One Night is an easy, quick read.   The book is short, so I read it in a day.  I like the idea of this series and will be looking to read the rest of them.  

**  I read this book on my own, all opinions are my own.

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Meet Carly Phillips (Taken from her website):
 NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestseller, Carly Phillips is the queen of Alpha Heroes, at least according to The Harlequin Junkie Reviewer.. Carly married her college sweetheart and lives in Purchase, NY along with her crazy dogs who are featured on her Facebook and Instagram pages. The author of over 75 romance novels, she has raised two incredible daughters and is now an empty nester. Carly’s book, The Bachelor, was chosen by Kelly Ripa as her first romance club pick. Carly loves social media and interacting with her readers.


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