Series: Always a Marine #1
Published April 7th 2012 by Decadent Publishing Company, LLC
Genre: Adult Romance
Source: From publisher in exchange for an honest review
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Buy: Kindle, Decadent Publishing
Fulfilling a favor and executing a business plan, Luke Dexter arrives at Dallas’ Sybarite Club for a one-night stand. He never imagined he’d come face to face with the woman he left behind a decade earlier.
Rebecca Rainier fell in love with Luke Dexter in high school and was crushed when he dumped her to join the Marines after 9/11. Set up on a 1Night Stand by her business partner, nothing could prepare Rebecca for who her date is.
Can Luke and Rebecca bridge the pain of a decade-long abandonment, in one cold Texas night?
Love the way the author included a little back story to offer glimpses into the characters' past and what happened to them. Rebecca's heart was broken eleven years ago by her boyfriend who left her to join the Marines. It came to a shock for her when he simply told her about his plans without consulting her. She sent him letters even after he was gone but the moment she found out that he did came back for a little while without looking for her, she stopped sending any to him.
Luke left for a reason and came back to open a rehabilitation center and Rebecca just so happened to be the person in charge for planning its opening gala. I believe fate was kind to them. Even if not for the 1Night Stand Service, they'd have met at the opening gala. But that's besides the point, it was so much interesting to have met at the Club prior to the opening gala. I'm beginning to think that this Madame Evangeline has some psychic powers. I'm left wondering how would she know that Rebecca and Luke had a past and sent him that message before the two of them met each other. Totally wow. One thing that irked me was the fact that how Rebecca was quick to forgive him after listening to his story during their car ride. Nevertheless, the emotions of the two main characters were well-written and the story is enjoyable. I'd recommend this to those who loves a fast romance read.
Luke Dexter handed his keys over to the red-corseted valet driver, his gaze skimming the generous globes peeking above the open buttons of her white shirt. The Sybarite Club definitely offers the Dallas area generous access to every pleasure.