In Review: One Last Time by Corinne Michaels

Posted April 12, 2018 by Kim in 5 Stars, In Review / 0 Comments

In Review: One Last Time by Corinne MichaelsOne Last Time by Corinne Michaels
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: February 26, 2018
Publisher: Self-Published
Format: eBook, 366 pages
How I got it: I bought it!
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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 . . .

in review my thoughts

I can’t lie, the first thing that caught my attention about One Last Time was the cover. I fell in love with it when I began seeing it all over social media and I promptly added the book to my wishlist. It wasn’t long before I made time to dive right on in and read it in a weekend.

I absolutely loved Kristin from the start. I applauded her for her strength in the situation with Scott, who by the way, I wanted to punch in the junk multiple times throughout this book. She deserved so much better, but I’d imagine it’s scary being a single mom who is starting your life over again. She was amazing and resilient and I loved seeing her get a second chance at love with someone who actually deserved her.

Noah was all kinds of freaking swoony. Seems like so many famous heroes are jerks, but he was one hell of a good guy. He was all in for Kristin, finding ways for them to spend more time together, from the very start. He treated her like an queen and I loved it so much. It was wonderful to see a character get the attention and affection they deserve, especially after being taken advantage of for so long.

Their chemistry was apparent from their first meeting and it only grew from there. I enjoyed reading the progression of their relationship to friends and then more than that. I loved how things grew between them. Noah was swoony, sexy, attentive and treated her — and her kids — very well. Corinne really was living the dream. Of course, their relationship wasn’t without drama and a wee bit of angst. My heart broke a bit when the big conflict came along, but I hoped they would find a way to pull through it. What they had was special and it was worth fighting for.

One Last Time is my first Corinne Michaels book, but it certainly won’t be my last. I fell in love with her words, characters and their stories. This was a beautiful romance that delivered feels for days.

FAVORITE QUOTES

I’m done making everyone else happy. It’s time for me to enjoy life a little.

I’ve never swooned before, but I rise up on my toes, sign, and drop back down. Like a freaking teenage girl with her first crush.

“I’m going to win your heart, Kristin. Be ready.” 

“You’re the most beautiful thing. It’s like you were made for me.” 

“Jesus. I never had a chance against you, did I?”
“Told you I was going to win your heart.”

About Corinne Michaels

New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Corinne Michaels is the author of ten 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.

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