Title: One Night Forever
Author: Lisa Renee Jones
Publisher/Year: EverAfter Romance 7/24/12
Length: 297 Pages
Series: Cinderella Chronicles #1
A Modern Day Fairy Tale! Who doesn’t want their own Prince Charming?
She’s a struggling good girl taking care of a sick mother. He’s the hot one night stand that she dared indulge in a year before…and now he’s her sexy, rich new boss.
Book 1 The Cinderella Chronicles — 55,000 words
Lauren Reynolds’ obsession with the sexy, cutting edge soap opera “Red Hot Secrets” used to be her hottest secret. But now she has a bigger one. More daring. More dangerous. One year ago, on a sultry summer night, she slept with a stranger. But not just any man, one who later turned out to be her boss.Fate has thrown Lauren into the arms of a man who takes her to the absolute edge of passion, but will he destroy her career in the process? She knows she should turn away from temptation, but she convinces herself she deserves just one more night…over and over again.And now, her red hot secret might steal her heart.
This is a sweet story of a girl who’s had to sacrifice quite a bit for her family and put her own needs and wants on the back burner. Now it’s time for her to finally live, and take control of her life and that’s what we see Lauren do. One the eve of her new internship, she’s talked into going on a girls night to celebrate the start of her new life and when her friends bails, things take a turn that’s completely unexpected. yet very very needed.
Lauren goes to the bar to meet her friend and upon walking in makes eye contact with a man who will change her life forever. Cat ends up not showing up because of work and she’s forced to drink alone, however said man comes to her rescue and sits at her table, admitting that the connection she felt was not one sided. From there, we see that they have an amazing night together, but that’s all that Lauren intended for it to be and off she goes in the middle of the night. leaving just a note.
Fast forward a year later when lauren’s internship is over and she’s landed an amazing job (mind you one that’s completely lacking reality as i work in advertising and i know that where she starts out at this new agency is not at all the level that anyone would straight from an internship). regardless, she’s got this killer job at a new firm and she’s walking into her first leadership meeting where they are meeting with the new CEO who turns out to be mr one night stand.
The roller coaster that we go on from there is one that has hints of other stories that i’ve read but still has a bit of originality that makes me enjoy it. We see that there’s an issue of the employer/employee thing since there’s still definite chemistry between them, and they clearly want each other but there’s a fear of careers getting hurt along with reputations. Matt finds a solution in the form of creating their own fantasy world and while it works at the onset, they both realize that there’s so much more there between them and that means so much more at stake.
The questions that you’re asking yourself throughout is can it work, is anyone going to find out and what will that mean to lauren’s career and reputation? is there any way for this to work out for everyone’s best interest or does it mean that they will have to stop what they are doing or find other jobs……
We get the expected heat and passion that Ms Jones brings to her stories so that’s a great thing. The downside is that the way that this one ended, it kind of hints at what it could be if there was another installment to their story, however i think that wasn’t ever the intention so you’re given some closure but nothing final enough for my liking. oh well. Enjoy!