Saturday, June 23, 2018

One Last Time by Corinne Michaels (audiobook)

Title:  One Last Time
Author: Corinne Michaels
My Rating: A-
Narrator: Andi Arndt and Sebastion York

Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Main Characters: Noah and Kristin
Release Date: February 2018 (audiobook)
Links to Purchase
Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
I’m getting really good at cutting my losses. 

First, the husband. Divorcing him was the best decision I ever made. But between single-parenting and job-hunting, I can’t catch my breath. When a celebrity blogging position falls into my lap, I’m determined to succeed. 

That is, until I get my first assignment and actually see Noah Frazier for the first time . . . practically naked and dripping wet. My heart races and I forget how to form complete sentences. His chiseled abs, irresistible smirk, and crystal blue eyes are too perfect to be real. So, what do I do? Get drunk and humiliate myself, of course. 

I’m ready to forget the awkward night, yet Noah has no intention of allowing me to move on. Instead, he arranges for me to write a feature on him, ensuring a lot more time together. One embarrassing moment after another, one kiss after another, and before I can stop myself, I realize—I’m falling in love with him. 

But when the unthinkable happens, can I even blame him for cutting his losses? 
What I wouldn’t give for just one last time . . .
My Review:
Overall: 4.25
Performance: 4.25
Story: 4.0

I've really enjoyed the books that I've read from Corinne Michaels and I can say with honesty that if you've enjoyed any of her other books, that you'll probably enjoy this one, too. It definitely has the same type of feel to it that the others have had. (Note: I've listened to most of her books on audio with these same two narrators and that may have helped all her stories have the same, similar feel to them that really may not be there if reading them  without the audio.)

Something that Corinne Michaels does very well is the broken down, scorned woman and giving her a hero who can truly build her back up. This book was that same story line. When the book begins, it's at the beginning of Kristin's marriage blowing up, so we get an up close and personal about what a jerk her ex was and just how verbally abusive he was to her. 

But that's where Noah comes in...the perfect guy. He's a movie star with gorgeous good looks who's never even been tempted into a relationship before...until he meets our heroine and then he's swept away.

I'll admit, the story felt a little far-fetched this time around, but that may be because I've read it all before...or the familiarity to the narrators like I mentioned before. I truly do NOT believe it is a fault within the book. I've just read several of these stories before, but honestly if I'd read this one first, I have no doubt I would have adored the story. And I did still really enjoy it...don't get me wrong. The writing is tight and entertaining and I liked listening to the audiobook. 

This is every woman's fantasy...have the perfect movie star (our american version of a prince, right?) come in and fall at the normal, housewife's feet and fall helplessly in love with her. What's not to love? 

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