“I’m going to win your heart, Kristin. Be ready.”
I went into Corinne Michaels’ One Last Time with somewhat high expectations, knowing how well she writes and the fact that I always seem to get drawn into her storytelling so easily…… and yup, I absolutely loved it. This was a fantastic story filled with hope, promise and endless potential.
Kristin has been through a lot; she has just gotten out of an emotionally abusive relationship and as a result, is going through a pretty nasty divorce. Her soon to be ex-husband is beyond horrible, the things he would say to her and call her were abhorrent and reading them broke my heart. He would belittle her to the point of feeling worthless and undesirable. No one should ever have to put up with that kind of emotional abuse and Kristin had had enough.
Kristin has two kids to look after and knew she had to get back on her feet and move on. It was no easy feat, but with the help of her best friends she was able to secure a place to live, get a job and more importantly have a sense of self-worth.
Whilst Kristin is all set to start the next chapter of her life she comes across the all-consuming sex god Noah. Ah Noah… how I love thee. I fell in love with that sweet, caring, charming and sexy Noah almost instantaneously. He is everything us romance readers thrive on when we search for the ultimate swoon worthy hero.
I just loved both Kristin and Noah, the intense feelings and attractions for each other was just pure bliss. I consumed every look, every touch and every emotion and it made me compelled to keep reading more and more. The strength and courage Kristin showed to stand up after falling down was nothing short of inspiring and Noah’s sweet and caring nature made them the perfect couple.
Corinne Michaels really delivered an inspiring story of heartbreak, hope, strength, and love; the courage to heal your broken heart and ultimately risk letting love in once more. One Last Time was such an emotional rollercoaster ride that captivated me because of Corinne’s thoughtful and carefully crafted writing. I urge any romance reader to check this one out; definitely Corinne Michaels at her finest.
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.
About the Author:
New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Corinne Michaels is the author of nine romance novels. She’s an emotional, witty, sarcastic, and fun loving mom of two beautiful children. Corinne is happily married to the man of her dreams and is a former Navy wife.
After spending months away from her husband while he was deployed, reading and writing was her escape from the loneliness. She enjoys putting her characters through intense heartbreak and finding a way to heal them through their struggles. Her stories are chock full of emotion, humor, and unrelenting love.