Title: Twice the Pleasure
Author: Lisa Renee Jones
Publisher/Year: EverAfter Romance 7/24/12
Length: 122 Pages
Series: Cinderella Chronicles #2
Samantha’s fiancé is rich and handsome, and as an added plus he moves in her father’s business circle. But Samantha feels uncertain. Logic says love and passion are about youth and fairy tales. Still…deep in her heart there was one man who still calls to her. The one who left her and never looked back. Eric.Young and foolish, Eric walked away from the woman he loved, tired of her father’s snobbery. When Eric learns Samantha is getting married, he knows he has to act. Eric plans to conquer Samantha’s heart no matter how down and dirty he has to get.When Eric shows up at Samantha’s bachlorette party, she figures one last romp between the sheets with him might prove Eric isn’t the hot lover or “love” her mind and heart have conjured up all these years. But soon passion burns like never before, and Samantha might just have an addiction she can never beat…Eric.
part of me was sad that this wasn’t a continuation of book 1 but i think that it’s ok to get these novellas that give us just enough to keep things exciting and then find a semblance of resolution even if it’s not the entire picture.
So in this 2nd book in the series, we get to see Samantha’s story – the week before her wedding to David, and we find ourselves at her Bachelorette party. A great occasion right? One to be super excited? but nope – she’s imaging what her life would be like with other choices having been made – she has been with David, the safe choice on things and the guy that her father loves and approves of, but not the guy that makes her heart beat faster. That was held for Eric – a man from her past that was her true love but who didn’t come from the same lifestyle that she’s from and therefore an issue to everyone.
Through some plotting of Samantha’s best friend, Eric shows up at the party and what we see from there is such explosive chemistry that only few in the world get to experience (or at least that’s what we’re led to believe). Samantha can’t control how she feels about him, but also knows that he left her all those years ago and didn’t come back. She’s hurt and while the night is fun, she’s not willing to take it where he wants it to go.
The path that this novella takes us on is one of where Samantha has to make the choice of whether she wants to be safe and marry David or if she wants more. We don’t know what choices she’ll make and what that will mean since we know that David is groomed to take over her father’s firm and Eric still hasn’t shown his intentions. But…we do know that it’ll be exciting nonetheless. On that note, enjoy!