Friday, December 21, 2012

One More Day by Minx Malone

Title:   One More Day
Author: Minx Malone
My Rating: A-

Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Series: The Alexanders #1
Main Characters: Ridley and Jackson
Release Date:  October 2012
ISBN: 978-1938789045
Publisher: Crushstar Multimedia, LLC
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
When the P.I. she hired to find her father is murdered, Ridley Wells runs to the only person she trusts, her twin sister, supermodel Raina Winters. But Raina’s out of the country and she needs a place to hide. So when a handsome man mistakes her for her sister, she gets an idea. 

Where better to hide than in plain sight? 

Millionaire hit-maker Jackson Alexander is happy to take in his neighbor. Warm, funny and a little shy, she’s different from his initial impression. The fact that Raina’s beautiful has nothing to do with it. His heart was buried with his late wife and no woman has ever tempted him to break his no-strings rule and none have roused the instinct to comfort and protect.

Until now. 

And if anyone figures out who the supermodel-next-door really is, she'll need someone to protect her...

My Review:
I really enjoyed the prequel to the start of this series, Teasing Trent. I am now officially in love with the Alexander family and ready for all the rest of their stories. But this story was about Jackson, a widower who's been burned by love when his first wife died suddenly. And it's not that their relationship was so perfect, but that didn't change the emotional blow to him when she died leaving him to raise two young boys by himself. But what Jackson does have is a huge, rambling, loving family who help him with everything. 

Ridley is the opposite. The only family that she's ever had who she could count on was her twin sister and supermodel, Raina. When everything in Ridley's life careens out of control, she runs to Raina for help, but Raina is out of the country on an important photo shoot, leaving Ridley locked out of her house and fearing for her life. When Raina's gorgeous neighbor thinks she's Raina in need, she accepts his help, although she feels awful about deceiving him. The problem is...someone is after Ridley and she has no idea who or why. 

I'm a romantic suspense girl and this book wasn't huge on the suspense, although it's always playing in the back of the romantic story line. This one kept me guessing the whole time though and once it was all revealed, I was like "duh, the clues were all there", but Minx wove them really cleverly into the story so that you didn't realize they were there. Like I said, I had no idea what the catch was until it was revealed. 

There was so much about this book that worked for me. First and foremost, I loved the romance between Jackson and Ridley. They had fabulous, explosive chemistry that most definitely worked in the bedroom, but it also really worked out of the bedroom too. Although the book covers a really short period of time, I was honestly surprised when that was pointed out because I felt like their connection was so much deeper than it would be during that time. It really felt believable and true. I loved that Jackson works and lives the music industry. When he sang his song to her, I honestly melted. So sweet and romantic. I loved that Ridley is a gardener and how she started delving into those dreams with Jackson. The two of them together made both of them so much better and stronger. 

Then there is the Alexander family. *gah* I love them!! Mainly we got to see Nick and Elliott in this book. A lot of Nick. He has a really intriguing history with Raina which has obviously left them both with scars. I'm really hoping that we get to see a whole lot more of them together soon. There's so much that book needs to delve into...I think her over-protective body guard, Sam, will come into play. And I'm hoping that the revelations about her father come into play too. 

Overall, it was just a really good book, centered around an amazing family. I cannot wait to read more from this series!

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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