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Monday, April 18, 2011

One Good Man, by Rie McGaha

Title: One Good Man
Author: Rie McGaha
Sub-Genre(s): Contemporary, Erotic
Publisher: Excessica Publishing
Publication Date: March 11, 2011
ISBN #: 9781609824631
Format: eBook from Author
Reviewer: Susan
Rating: 5 Cups

Allison Hamstead thought it was love, finally, after all the years alone, someone loved her in spite of the fact she was fat! Not that her size had ever kept her from being successful, but it had kept her far from personal relationships. She’d heard all of the fat jokes ever told, all of the things people in her office said behind her back, and she didn’t miss not having a boyfriend, or dates every weekend. Did she? But now she was in love and she couldn’t wait to introduce him to her best friend, Sarah. And what a mistake that had turned out to be! It wasn’t long before the love of her life and her best friend were living together and Allison was humiliated.

Starting over is never easy, but Allison is determined to do so and moves far from Chicago to the warm waters of Biloxi, Mississippi where she accepts a position at one of the floating casinos. For the first time in her life, Allison feels like she’s truly at home. She loves her job, she loves her boss, who is like a father to her, and she loves being a part of all the excitement going on around her. Except for one little thing.

Her boss’s eldest son, Stephen, is probably the most handsome, gorgeous, and sexy man she’s ever laid eyes on…and he knows it! And for some reason he acts interested in her. Then her mother comes to visit and winds up dating her boss. Her accounts start showing large amounts of money missing. And her ex shows up unannounced and says he wants her back. Can anything else possibly go wrong?


I thoroughly enjoyed One Good Man by Rie McGaha but was frustrated by Allison and her horrible opinion of herself. You can say that this character definitely got inside my head and under my skin. Not in a bad way mind you, but I wanted to reach in and just gently shake her a little bit and tell her she was beautiful and to enjoy Stephen's attentions.

Ms. McGaha does a wonderful job of blending in suspense as well as romance and causes one to feel as if she is on the riverboat along with the Captain and the crew. Ms. McGaha's writing style catches the reader up in the story and has them begging for more with each and every page. Realistic dialogue, well developed characters, and a story that touches the inner being of who every woman is. What a beautiful, crafty subplot Ms. McGaha wove with the older characters and their story is just waiting to be told. You will find yourself cheering for the hero, wanting to strangle the heroine, and loving everyone else.

While this book is categorized as erotica, it truly is a love story that has the reader hanging on to see if Al can conquer the beast inside her head long enough to sample Stephen's amorous attentions.

Available at:
Amazon (Kindle Edition)
Barnes & Noble (Nook Book)


*Blurb Courtesy of Goodreads.

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Rie McGaha said...

Liz, thank you! Someone in one of my groups told me about this review and I am thrilled, to say the least!

Jean said...

Sounds like a great book to read. I'm putting it on my list!

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear such a high review was received. She is one of my favorite authors .....highly recommended.