The first novel by K.S. Hunter, the alter ego of an international bestselling author, whose identity will remain a secret.
Desire can have dire consequences
Two years ago, David Madden made a mistake that almost cost him his marriage. His wife, Alison, gave him another chance, but she has not forgotten, nor has she forgiven.
She is irresistible
Then David meets the alluring Nina at a theatre in London. When he loses his phone in the dark, she helps him find it, and by giving her his number he unwittingly invites her into his life.
What David initially views as an innocent flirt turns into a dangerous game of deception. His increasingly suspicious wife thinks something is up, and each lie he tells pushes them further apart.
She is insatiable
Nina pursues David relentlessly, following him to New York where she gives him an ultimatum: sleep with her, just one time, and then she’ll get out of his life forever; or she’ll ruin everything he holds dear.
She is unstoppable
Of course, once won’t be enough for Nina, and what David hoped would be the end is merely the beginning.
A modern-day Fatal Attraction, Just One Time is a steamy psychological thriller that will have you hooked from the first page and holding your breath until its shocking conclusion.
Just One Time is a fast paced and saucy psychological thriller.
Husband and father, David was a very naughty boy, and a couple of years later his wife, Alison, is still struggling to forgive and forget. David has been trying hard to make things right for the sake of his family. But what will happen when David goes to the theatre alone, due to his wife refusing to go with him, and ends up sitting next to attractive, Nina? Is David truly a good boy now, or will he find the temptation too much to resist, and make the same mistake a second time?
Think Fatal Attraction, but with less boiling of bunnies. I couldn’t help picturing David as Michael Douglas, with him being in both Fatal Attraction and Basic Instinct (gosh, I loved that film. Twas a little embarrassing watching it for the first time with my parents when I was a teenager though, lol).
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. The main reason for giving it 4 stars instead of 5, is that I never found myself fully taking sides with any of the main characters, and therefore just enjoyed the journey, rather than feeling strongly about which way I hoped the story would go.
However, this book has got me wondering whether there is a real Frankenstein retold show at theatres, as it’s one of my all-time favourite books, so I was a little jealous of David getting to see the show.
I definitely recommend this to fans of psychological thrillers, especially if you don’t mind a drizzle of sauciness and a large portion of unnerving obsession in your book. This is perhaps not one to read aloud to your grandparents or children though. Enjoy!
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