Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Review for The One by Lora Leigh

Title: The One
Author : Lora Leigh

Description: 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

My Thoughts:Brenna has always loved Jase. It started as a crush, and then matured into the love of a woman for a man. While Jase, on the other hand, lusted and cared for her, he thought to protect her so he kept her in the sister category which means hands off. Tired of waiting and watching, by chance on Jase's birthday things go a step further and get a little hot and bothered between them. Once he is able to think again without a lustful mind he backs off and Brenna goes back to life as she knew it at college. Now she is back home to fulfill a part of a will and she must deal with the pain, love, and lust she feels for Jase . But jase is battling the same lust and growing feelings.

Ok, anyone who knows me knows I love Lora Leigh. When I saw this, like all of Leighs work, I had to have it. I just needed to get my smut fix like only Leigh can give me at times. My first thought when I saw the price was wow a bit steep for a short read, but I still bought it. As for the book I actually enjoyed it for a short. I bet it would have been even more amazing if it was longer. I loved Jase cause he had my emotions all over the place about him. One minute I wanted to yell at him, the next I wanted to hug him for that tender side he had toward Brenna, but he had a guard up so he didn't get hurt. The sex was hot. Brenna is great too, except I would have been happier to not have her on the verge of tears or crying too often. I'm used to the leading ladies of Leighs to be just as strong and fierce and confident as the males. I loved her loyalty to do what she had to ensure the farm would stay with Jase even if that meant months of heartache and pain. It showed strength and a bit of backbone. And yet with all that being said I still read this short in one sitting and didn't want it to end. I will always be a fan of Lora Leigh and if you pass up the fact of the price and the leading lady is on the verge of tears a lot it's a good read. Filled with love and hot sex, just how I like it.

3.5 out of 5 stars

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1 comment:

Dragon Momma said...

I LOVE Lora Leigh. I have dozens of her books, both print and ebook. But this one....I wasn't as impressed with it. Price/length was a bit off. But over all, the story? Not as good in my opinion, as say, the 4th book in the Men of August series. Still, not an over all bad read. I would give it probably 3 out of 5. ;)