Title: One Good Man
Author: Rie McGaha
Rating: Four Siren Stones
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Keywords: Spicy, Gambling, Casinos
Word Count: 44, 050
ISBN E-Book: 978-1609824631
ISBN for Print: 978-1453876459
Reviewer: Stacey Krug
Blurb/Summary:Allison Hamstead thought it was love, finally, after all the years alone, someone loved her in spite of the fact she was fat! Not that her size had ever kept her from being successful, but it had kept her far from personal relationships. She’d heard all of the fat jokes ever told, all of the things people in her office said behind her back, and she didn’t miss not having a boyfriend, or dates every weekend. Did she? But now she was in love and she couldn’t wait to introduce him to her best friend, Sarah. And what a mistake that had turned out to be! It wasn’t long before the love of her life and her best friend were living together and Allison was humiliated.
Starting over is never easy, but Allison is determined to do so and moves far from Chicago to the warm waters of Biloxi, Mississippi where she accepts a position at one of the floating casinos. For the first time in her life, Allison feels like she’s truly at home. She loves her job, she loves her boss, who is like a father to her, and she loves being a part of all the excitement going on around her.
Except for one little thing… Her boss’s eldest son, Stephen, is probably the most handsome, gorgeous, and sexy man she’s ever laid eyes on…and he knows it! And for some reason he acts interested in her. Then her mother comes to visit and winds up dating her boss. Her accounts start showing large amounts of money missing. And her ex shows up unannounced and says he wants her back.
Can anything else possibly go wrong? Absolutely!
One Good Man is a delightful story. The characters are fun, loving, and make up a good family. This is a tale of love, loss, and love found late, all mixed with a little mystery.
The main characters will have you laughing and crying. There are a couple of different love stories going on at the same time. Allison is being pursued by Stephen. Stephen’s father is pursuing Allison’s mother. While Jason and Shelly are just plain in love. The pursuits add some spice and surprises to the story.
I thought Rie McGaha did a nice job with the character Allison. Allison showed real insecurities about her looks and weight. Through the story, the author and Allison show how harbouring insecurities can harm not only yourself, but your relationships too.
There are a couple plot twists that will have you glued to the pages to find out what happens next. I was sorry that the story ended because I really wanted more of Stephen and Allison’s story to be told. It felt like they got rushed there at the end.