The One by Lora Leigh
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave Publishing
Length: Short Story (73 pgs)
Other: M/F, Masturbation
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Myrtle
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.
“I can see your heart breakin’ in your eyes, Bren.”
For years Brenna Lain has been in love with Jase Samuels. Even Poppa Jason, Jase’s father could see the love and heartache in her eyes. Brenna was young, beautiful, and oh so innocent—she caught this reader's heart with her soul aching need to be loved by only one man: Jase Samuels. Seeing her heartache and being sympathetic to her fear, I was rooting for her through the whole story.
Poppa Jason was a crafty old goat. He's only found in the first chapter of the book but he made a big impression on me and kept me smiling with his not too subtle pushes to bring Brenna and Jase together. His last push came with his death and the reading of his will. Jase is like most alpha males in his "he man" actions and inability to communicate effectively with the opposite sex. I didn’t know if I wanted to hit him or kiss him but I did enjoy watching him work out his love life.
Ms. Leigh was one of the first erotic romance authors I read and fell in love with when I discovered eBooks. Her unique imagination and luscious sex scenes make her stories worth reading over and over again. Even though The One is a short story, it does not lack in the heat department so I would recommend this one for those days at the pool where you can take a dip when things get to warm.
One thing I was surprised to see were editing errors. However, they were not enough to take away from the story nor would they prevent me from looking for the next Lora Leigh book. Definitely a sizzling naughty romance with all the bells and whistles that kept me entertained to the end. Maybe not my favorite book of hers, but still an enchanting tale and a nice addition to my library.