Uncertainly Yours by Fran Lee
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Length: Short Story (71 pgs)
Other: M/F, Spanking
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Mistletoe
When Jacqueline’s uncle, the man who raised her, dies unexpectedly, she returns to her childhood home to settle his affairs, hoping to pay off his debts, sell the house and head back to her normal life. Things are quickly complicated by the arrival of Lance, the object of her heated—and unrequited—teenage fantasies. He greets her with open arms, smoldering kisses and mind-blowing orgasms…but makes it clear that he wants to keep things casual.
It’s been years since he saw her, but Lance never managed to get Jack out of his head or his fantasies. He knows only too well, though, she has plenty of reason not to spare him a second thought. Despite that, it’s clear her desire for him is still alive and well—and he’s not above exploiting it. He’ll keep things casual and give her what she wants, satisfying her every need, until she begs him to give her what he’s wanted for years. Not just her body, but her love.
Can time heal all wounds or does a broken heart never heal? Jacqueline must return to her uncle’s ranch when he unexpectedly passes away. As she tries to pay off his debts she soon realizes she may have bitten off more than she can chew. When her girlhood school crush comes giving her more bad news, Jacqueline has had all that she can take. She remembers just how he broke her heart one night and has never forgotten those painful words. Seeing Lance now only adds to her misery. Yet the deal he proposes may just get her out of trouble only if she can remember to keep her heart out of it.
Once again I was engrossed in a wonderful world created by this author. The characters and the world are brought vividly to life. I could feel Jacqueline’s pain and sorrow. The attraction between her and Lance was so hot that it burns up the pages. We have all been through the pain of our first rejection and Jacqueline’s haunts her still. I loved the woman she has grown into and the strength she holds. Lance is a good man and only wants what is best for Jacqueline. Even all those years before he had only wanted to do what was right by her. Yet Lance seems to keep going at things in the wrong way but hopefully love will win in the end.
The two make a wonderful couple and they are so in love. Watching the two work out all the bumps in their relationship made for a great read. I just adored Lance in the bathroom scene. Just like Jacqueline I realized just what a good and gentle man he is underneath all his bluster. That scene is a pivotal point in the book for me and really registered in me.
This is a sweet romance full of emotions that had me so enthralled I read it in one sitting. I loved Jacqueline and Lance; they prove that love can last and that when you find the right one you need to hold on to it.