One Last Time by Corinne Michaels
Published by Indie on February 26, 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
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rom New York Times bestselling author, Corinne Michaels, comes a new heartwarming standalone romance.
I’m getting really good at cutting my losses.
First, the husband. Divorcing him was the best decision I ever made. But between single-parenting and job-hunting, I can’t catch my breath. When a celebrity blogging position falls into my lap, I’m determined to succeed.
That is, until I get my first assignment and actually see Noah Frazier for the first time . . . practically naked and dripping wet. My heart races and I forget how to form complete sentences. His chiseled abs, irresistible smirk, and crystal blue eyes are too perfect to be real. So, what do I do? Get drunk and humiliate myself, of course.
I’m ready to forget the awkward night, yet Noah has no intention of allowing me to move on. Instead, he arranges for me to write a feature on him, ensuring a lot more time together. One embarrassing moment after another, one kiss after another, and before I can stop myself, I realize—I’m falling in love with him.
But when the unthinkable happens, can I even blame him for cutting his losses?
What I wouldn’t give for just one last time . . .
Before I can make a move either way, the glass door slides open and Noah walks through the threshold.
My legs start to quiver as his eyes meet mine. All I can think about is how I’d like to climb him like a tree and shake his coconuts. I thought he was hot in the photo, then he was better through the window, but up close, he’s otherworldly.
“Hi.” Noah’s throaty voice floats around me. “You must be Kristin.”
Instead of speaking, I stand here with my mouth hanging open. Some small sounds that could be words escape, but they aren’t coherent.
Kill me now.
“Noah, this is my best friend, Kristin. Who we told you about.” Heather elbows me.
“Yes. Me. Hi. Kristin. I. You. Hi.”
Smooth. Someone should video this because I’m sure it’s highly entertaining.
“Right.” Noah flashes a blinding smile. “I hear you’re a reporter?”
Okay, Kristin, you have to speak in more than one-word increments or grunting noises.
I grab Heather’s glass she just poured and hope it’ll act as a talisman. “Yes, for a small blog, but I’m that. A reporter. For a blog. I write.”
And a bumbling idiot.
Noah’s green eyes are filled with humor. He moves a little closer and places his hand on top of mine. “Eli filled me in a little. I’m happy I came.”
I’m pretty sure I just came. At least we’re all coming.
His lips turn up as his eyes rake my body. “See you out there.” He winks and walks back out.
My ovaries have officially disintegrated.
I turn back to Heather, who bursts out into a fit of laughter. “Oh, that was epic. You all said I was starstruck when I met Eli? You should’ve seen that!” Heather continues to laugh at my expense. “Yes. Me. Um. Blog. Er—” She mocks.
“Shut up.” I laugh—because, really, what else can I do—and bump her hip before moving around the bar and grabbing a glass. “Now, pour me a shot before I drink straight from the bottle.”
There’s only one way to get through tonight.
Lots of Alcohol.
There’s just something about Corinne Michaels writing that just sucks me in from the start. I can’t even pinpoint it, exactly. The writing is smooth and it flows so effortlessly that it just becomes easy to get lost into the story. That’s exactly what happened with One Last Time.
Kristin McGee is in the process of getting a divorce from her vile husband and having to start her life over again. Moving the kids, finding a job, learning who she is supposed to be, it’s all obstacles that she now faces. Thankfully she has amazing support and wonderful friends. When she lands a job as a celebrity blogger, she ends up getting more than she could ever imagine. Her first article is on Noah Frazier, the super sexy actor that everyone is in love with. Little did she know that Noah was about to change her life forever.
“You’re worth complicating things.”
I’ll be honest, One Last Time has a plot that we’ve pretty much heard before with just some additional things but honestly, it doesn’t even matter. The character development and just the overall story development just consumed me from the start. I wanted to know more about Kristin. I wanted to know more about every single person in the book. Although, if you’ve read any of Corinne’s past books, you’ll know a lot of people get a cameo in this one! So, I want to be clear, me saying that is a positive thing to me. It’s a testamate to the authors’ writing.
Now, on to my love, Noah. Here’s the thing. I like my book boyfriends brooding and dark and something seriously messed up with them. I’m not the swoon for the sweet man kind of person. Except for a rare few and Noah Frazier just put himself on that list. Everything he did (minus one particular situation) had me swooning so freaking hard. He stole my heart just like he stole Kristin’s.
“He’s the thread that won’t patch my heart, he wants to heal it, eradicating the scars.”
One Last Time also tackles a few topics that are unfortunately very common in today’s society and I hope that this story helps either heal and/or make one person question their worth in order to see their potential.
Overall, I seriously loved this book. If you are looking for a second chance romance that will make you laugh, pull at heart heartstrings and make you swoon, then pick up One Last Time now! Hopefully you fall in love just like I did. Just remember that Noah is mine….