Bestselling historical romance author Sherry Thomas branches out with her first contemporary romance about a chance meeting a lifetime in the making, and an all-consuming affair without a single predictable moment.
Sometimes The One, the one you didn’t even know you’ve been waiting for, at last comes along…
Evangeline Canterbury has always seemed perfectly composed and perfectly content. No one knows the fear and turmoil she holds inside and she is happy to hide behind her façade. Until she meets Bennett Somerset on a night when her façade has fallen by the wayside, her misery visible for miles.
His presence is beguiling enough that such an inauspicious beginning morphs into a lovely one-night stand. But Evangeline becomes less sure when he ropes her into a fake relationship, so he can use her connections to get close to his estranged parents. She doesn’t want to be exploited, but he is very beautiful, very charming, and very, very, very persuasive.
At first she is only afraid that she might fall in love—and he might walk away when he has reconciled with his parents. Then she realizes that he knows her far better than she wants him to, and understands her in ways that threaten the very foundation of her façade. She is desperate to run from him, but what if—what if he actually wants the real her?
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Wonderful Contemporary Romance!
As a fan of Sherry Thomas' historical romances, I was very excited to see her branch out into the genre of contemporary romance. I was certainly not disappointed! I was charmed and delighted by this book. I loved the main characters, as well as some of the secondary ones. The imperfections of both Bennett and Evangeline only made them more likable. The storyline kept me interested, and the chemistry between the two main characters was fantastic! The descriptions of the settings were vivid and enhanced the story.
Evangeline Canterbury and Bennett Somerset come across one another after spending a memorable night together several months earlier. Bennett, who was disowned years ago, badly wants to reconcile with his parents. Evangeline is exactly the type of woman they would select for him, so she soon agrees to enter into a pretend relationship with him. From this point, nothing goes quite as Evangeline expects. As feelings for one another deepen, Evangeline isn't willing to open up and put her heart on the line.
One of my favorite aspects of this book was the banter between the two main characters. I thought they had great dialogue, and I loved Eveline's dry sense of humor and the witty things she said. Bennett always took her teasing well and had some wonderful comebacks for her. These two characters were fantastic together, and I loved reading their story! I hope that Thomas will soon take another foray into the contemporary romance genre!