Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Lora Leigh, The One

Title:  The One
Author:  Lora Leigh
Rating:  Four And A Half Siren Stones

Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Keywords:  Texan
Length:  Novella     
ISBN E-Book:  978-1419934414
Price:  $4.45
Publisher:  Ellora’s Cave
Reviewer:  Ashleigh

Tagline: Loving hard is something Brenna has done towards Jase since the beginning, but can he open his heart to her like she has since the beginning?

Brenna’s love for Jase has grown from a crush to a soul-searing need, a painful hunger…and an unrequited ache, because the savagely sexy Texan doesn’t feel the same. A bequest and stipulation in his father’s will have hardened Jase, it seems. Now she must endure three months of living under his roof. Three torturous, tension-filled months and Brenna will have fulfilled the stipulation; will be free to attempt to regain the heart lost to Jase so long ago.

Since the age of eighteen, Jase has protected Brenna—from himself, as much as anyone else. Living with her proves too rousing even for his iron will. He’ll claim what’s his, take Brenna in ways he’d previously only dreamed, sink so deeply inside her luscious body he’ll never find his way out. And be damned if he’ll let her go.

A scorching Texas summer can’t compete with blazing lust as Brenna gives in, gives over, gives all that she is to Jase, to the only man she’s every loved…to the one.

Being a long-time fan of Lora Leigh’s work it was a real treat to get to review the story of Brenna and Jace.  The emotional turmoil that surrounds Brenna tugged at my heart strings and even brought a few tears to my eyes as the book went along.  While the tears were flowing for the broken heart she harbored, somehow she kept letting Jace back in, even though more pain was sure to come her way. There were points when I was almost angry at her way of bending to his will too much, but as the story went along everything made sense and the pain in the beginning was worth the pleasure in the end.  The characters of both Jace and Brenna literally came to life in my mind as the story began, being able to see the story unfold in my mind, just made this story that much better.

Having read several other works by Lora Leigh, the HEA in this story was along the same caliber as her other works and left me with a sense of completion that all the loose ends had been tied up.  The romance genre is one where I can tell Ms. Leigh is quite comfortable, and while I have read several of her more erotic works it’s her contemporary romances that really keep me drawn in.  Getting an opportunity to read her works for reviewing has been a pleasure and would not disappoint anyone who picked up this great read.

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