Review: Just One Day by Sharla Lovelace

16048794Blurb from Goodreads

She has nothing but time . . .

Twenty-four hours. That’s how long Andie Fremont has to say yes—or no. At forty-four with a daughter in college, she’s no young kitten with starry-eyed ideas of what love is. Still, when the man who is everything she should want pops the question with a ring he knows isn’t her style, during a party she didn’t want to have, Andie balks. Something tells her that it isn’t right.

Looking to clear her head, Andie hits the Texas highway in search of an answer. And when she stumbles upon an old roadside diner she decides waffles might be it, at least for now. What she didn’t expect to find was Jesse Montgomery. The man who stole her heart and broke it all in one day, two decades earlier.

As a Texas-size storm takes shape outside, the electricity between Andie and Jesse builds inside. Suddenly Andie is faced with more than just yes or no. As the storm clears there are two men who will want answers.

ebook, 115 pages
Published September 24th 2012 by Beyond the Page
edition language: English
genre: Contemporary, Romance, Adult
My Thoughts
Here’s the deal, I don’t believe love at first sight, don’t like an insta-love in the story and despise cheating, no matter what reasons are. Just One Day has all of them, though it also has second chance story, which I usually like but all the fate talk in this book couldn’t make me like it even more. It’s like that fate can justified what Andie and Jesse are doing and feeling to each other when I know she is with someone else at the same time. I. Just. Couldn’t. Like. Her.

With her relationship history, it’s kinda odd she couldn’t decide whether she’s in love with Brad, her supposed-to-be fiance and couldn’t tell whether she wants to be with him or not. She’s an adult, a forty-two years old woman who has experience of fourteen years marriage and two years relationship I guess it isn’t a big deal when I assumed that she’ll be more thoughtful with her future relationship. Too bad I didn’t get it from her.

And all those twists and surprises toward the end feel like so out of the blue. Yes, it surprised me, like, really hooked me, but in a bad way. It doesn’t have much background story to make it more believable. I feel like it’s there just to surprise readers without thinking whether it’s possible and logical or not.

As a romance book, the writing isn’t all sugary flowery cheesy kind of thing which is good, actually. But with the predictable, complete with being isolated just the two of them, and the character that suddenly turn to be a bad guy for the sake of the main characters happy ending, fail me to like it.

ARC was provided by the author/publisher via NetGalley in exchange for honest review.
Result: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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