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The One That Got Away

The One That Got Away - Kelly Hunter 4.5 stars

Evie and her business partner, Max, have a problem. They need 10 million dollars to jumpstart a building project that is perfect. Now, the problem is that they simply don't have it. But what Max does have is a trust fund that he will come into when he turns 30 (which is 2 years away) or when he gets married. Since they need the money rather desperately, they come up with a plan - simply get married, use the money, and then divorce after two years. Best laid plans and all that... :D

You see, there is a problem. When Evie meets Max's older brother Logan she realizes that Logan is the man she had a flaming one week affair more than 10 years ago. Obviously, that is quite a glitch. An even bigger problem - she never really got over him. The way they ended things wasn't good. And the attraction is as strong as ever. All of them need to decide how to proceed, because denying their feelings sure won't be easy.

A great book. Evie and Logan make a beautiful couple who deserves to be happy. I really liked them both. Evie is a strong woman willing to fight for what she wants, but still a part of her is unwilling to sacrifice major parts of herself so that she could be with Logan. Logan, for his part is emotionally scarred by his childhood. He doesn't want to care for anybody, because then they have the means to hurt him. But resisting Evie proves to be impossible. :D

While they were some parts when the feelings ran too high, it is still really well drawn with amazing characters that drew me in and refused to let me go.

The other characters are great as well. Especially Max and Kit. Really wish that they had a story of their own. I know that the odds of Ms. Hunter writing an mm story are tiny, but I would like to read it.

One thing I really don't get is the cover. The story is not really light and fluffy. And what's with the balloons? Something a bit more darker would fit better, and wouldn't trick the reader into believing that it's an easy and light story.

All in all, a great read from Ms. Hunter. It affirmed her place on my list of Harlequin writers whose books I truly enjoy. :D

ARC received from Harlequin via NetGalley