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Friday, January 22, 2010

One Sweet Night by Marilyn Lee

One Sweet Night by Marilyn Lee
Publisher: Red Rose Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (147 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 4.5 Cherries
Reviewed by Holly

After struggling to accept the end of her ten-year marriage, Jule Grey's best friend convinces her to start dating again. Finding the dating prospects for forty-year-old women thin, Jule reluctantly agrees to a blind date. One look at the sexy, delivery boy, Daniel, and she's certain the coming night will be very sweet.

Daniel surprises Jule by his insistence on extending their one-night stand beyond the weekend. Despite their mutual attraction, Jule battles her fear of Daniel's reaction to the secret that ended her marriage. She doesn't know that Daniel is also guarding a secret he's reluctant to share with her.

Marilyn Lee writes with such heat in this story of a younger man with an older woman. But she makes it work without really playing the “cougar” card. I liked that she didn't feel the need to do so.

Jule is a beautiful, sensuous forty-year-old, but has put her needs on the back burner since her divorce two years ago. She is a bit “gun shy” in the romance department because she comes with some baggage. But Daniel has baggage of his own as well. When they discover that what they feel is more than a passing attraction, Jule is finally ready to move on and accept what Daniel has to offer, although at first she is worried about their differences.

Jule is a strong black woman, well defined and believable. A true joy to read and someone I'd like to know. Daniel is the very image of the young, white stud, but as they progress, many layers are revealed, making him older than his years. It made the story so much more enjoyable that he was so mature beyond his years. When Jule runs into her ex., Karl, who left her for a younger woman who could give him children, Jule realizes she is finally over him and is ready to move on. Who better to help her to do so than Daniel? I enjoyed the heat between Jule and Daniel. The passion in the sex between Jule and Daniel is so hot, I checked my fingers from time to time for blisters.

If you enjoy blazing hot sex, talking dirty and finding love later in life, this one is most definitely for you.

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