Book Review| Just This Once

29476620Just This Once

(Last Frontier Lodge #3)

by J.H. Croix (Goodreads Author)
 3.88  ·   Rating details ·  536 Ratings  ·  43 Reviews

Welcome to the bestselling Last Frontier Lodge series – a sexy and steamy contemporary romance series set against the wilderness and beauty of small-town Alaska!

Becca Hamilton is a busy prosecutor who’s dedicated and passionate about her work. After being left high and dry days before her wedding several years ago, she promised herself she wouldn’t let her heart become vulnerable again. Yet, she didn’t count on temptation in the form of Aidan McNamara.

Aidan McNamara is many a woman’s dream—a tall, dark, sexy-as-hell military type who tends to save the day so often it’s annoying. He’s an ex-Navy SEAL and a close family friend. Becca has been quite successful at ignoring the spark that burns every time Aidan is near. Until he shows up and happens to save her evening. One scorching hot kiss on a rainy night, and Becca begins to question the limits she set for herself. She gambles she can allow herself just one night with Aidan.

Aidan has been half in love with Becca since the first time he laid eyes on her. He met her at a time when his life was one dangerous mission after another, so he couldn’t act on his desire. The years passed, and he watched Becca’s heart get broken and the walls go up around her. A chance encounter kindles hope in his heart. He can’t say no when she asks for one night, but he knows from the start he wants more.

Becca quickly discovers that ‘just once’ won’t even come close to satisfying her desire. She completely unprepared for the depth of feelings Aidan elicits. Forced to take a much-needed break from work, she decides a journey to Last Frontier Lodge in Alaska might give her some perspective and a long overdue adventure. A trip she hoped would clear her head only leaves her missing Aidan so much she can hardly stand it.

Aidan is a man of plans and action, but with Becca, he’s winging it every step of the way. When she takes off to Alaska, he finds himself following her even though it goes against his grain. Can Becca let down her guard long enough to let Aidan into her heart? Can Aidan convince her he’s worth more than just once?

*All novels in this series are full-length standalone novels with an HEA.

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My Review

Another great read!  I tell you I love each of these books so far.

In this story Becca, Garrett’s twin sister, is a prosecutor with a big heart.  But when an inmate has it out for her and pushes his weight around she is forced to take a long vacation.

Aiden, Gage’s best friend and ex Seal, owns his own security firm.  A hero in all things.  Saving and protecting  people.  He is a man with a mission and that mission is Becca.  He has loved her from afar for many years.  He has watched her throw herself into her work and watched her have her heart-broken.  He has been waiting patiently, biding his time.  When that time comes in a passionate unplanned kiss on his part and a deal struck on her part, he realizes his dream can come true.  All he has to do is let her lead and not spook her.

When Becca leaves for Alaska to visit family for a month, Aiden feels that all hope is lost.  That he will lose the ground work that he has already laid out.  When a text tells him not to call anymore he panics.  What will he do?  Can he save her heart??

This was a really sweet story.  I enjoyed it immensely.  I did kind of see the book going one way, but the author did not seem to explore that avenue.  I really was looking forward to a little more danger.  I just felt a different story lining up.  Still a good story though.

The characters are lovable and entertaining.  The setting is beautiful and peaceful.   What more could you ask for.  A definite cozy read with a little hot sexy man thrown in.  A little toe curling action with sweet romance.  So curl up by the fire with a glass of wine and get ready for a sweet ride.

5 star


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