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Saturday, February 4, 2012

To Feel Again by Valerie Mann

Title: To Feel Again
Author: Valerie Mann
Sub-Genre(s): Contemporary, Erotic, Interracial
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Publication Date: march 10, 2011
ISBN #: B004RPN08S
Format: eBook from Author
Reviewer: tsteinerid
Rating: 5 Cups

When Leah loses her fiancĂ©, Mark, in Afghanistan, it takes nearly a year to get to the point where she’s ready to live again. Although she doesn’t want an emotional commitment, a night of consensual sex, even with a stranger, might help bring her some closure after Mark’s death. Enlisting the services of Madame Evangeline’s high-end, online dating service, One Night Stand, promises exactly what Leah is looking for—sex with a man she doesn’t have to see again, but one who will satisfy her physical needs now that she's ready to move on with her life.

Jackson Castillo has no desire to go on a date with one of Evangeline’s clients. One Night Stand uses his hotel for its client’s rendezvous, but otherwise, he never gets involved. When Eve threatens to take her business elsewhere unless he helps her with a particular case, he’s no fool. He’ll go on the date. But he won’t sleep with the woman.

When one thing leads to another, his good intentions to stay out of the bedroom with Leah are shattered. The sex is phenomenal, but there’s more to Leah he wants to explore. After she leaves the next morning without a goodbye, he’s both disappointed and royally pissed. Will he let her go or find a way to convince her she’s ready…to feel again?

I want more 1 Night Stand, more Jackson and Leah, just more, more, more.  Yes, I’m greedy, but darn it the ending was just…UGH! 
I will have to say Valerie Mann really kicked this series off right, with a great big bang.  If I wasn’t already invested in 1NS, I sure would be now.
Leah lost her heart and fiancĂ© a year ago.  On the anniversary of this death, she is determined to move on.  She sure didn’t expect the man that was standing in front of her when she opened her hotel room door in Las Vegas.  Is she really ready to follow through with her plan?
Jackson is not a happy camper.  One of his largest clients just threatened to pull her account if he didn’t do a favor for her.  Now he is stuck going on one of Madame Eve’s blind dates.
These two sizzled and burned up the pages.  I enjoyed Leah’s determination and I chuckled at Jackson’s lack of willpower.  It was wonderful!  I think my only problem with the story is the length.  This storyline could have been used as a full length novel.  I would have been enamored with their journey from start to finish.  *sigh*
Once you read To Feel Again, you will see why it is such a popular series for Decadent Publishing.  The series is growing every day.  Go take a look.  You will have lots to enjoy.  This series covers most every genre available.
Start your journey of 1 Night Stand off right and read To Feel Again.  Jackson and Leah are spectacular and shouldn’t be missed!  Let your new obsession begin!

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Kate Richards said...

yeah...Valerie and I and Olivia Starke (Familiar Desires)wrote the first three and we were mad for Madame and her characters too lol. AND...I agree, Jackson and Leah are amazing and we've been in love with them ever since!

Thanks so much for all the wonderful things you've said about a series that means so much to us.

Valerie Mann said...

thank you for such kind words about To Feel Again. Leah and Jackson wrote that story for me. They knew what to say, LOL!

Decadent Publishing, Kate, Olivia and I are thrilled to have 1Night Stand take off the way it has, with over 100 books in less than a year, and no end in sight, this has evolved and grown beyond our dreams!

D L Jackson said...

Lovely review, Val.

JoAnne Kenrick said...

To Feel Again was my first 1NS read, and that's the book that urged me to write for the series myself. That ending...heart stopper! Just love it, and I'm so happy to hear you loved it too :)