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Sunday, May 20, 2012

ARC Review: Once Her Man, Always Her Man by Heather Long

Oh my, but I loved this story. I'm mad it wasn't any longer but that's just because I wasn't ready to be done with Luke and Rebecca. Normally I'm not the biggest fan of short stories, they just always feel rushed or as if things are missing. That was definitely not the case with this one. The author was able to make it feel like a complete story. I especially loved that we were able to see glimpses of the characters pass. I felt it just added so much more to the story and made the feelings that they felt so much more real.

Luke and Rebecca were high school sweethearts and totally in love. They had plans to go off to college together and eventually get married. Then 9/11 happened and everything changed. Luke decided to go off and join the Marines and do his duty for his country and while leaving behind Rebecca to pick up the pieces of her broken heart. Now eleven years later both are still dealing with the after affects of Luke's decision.

When Luke left Rebecca was crushed and never has really been able to get over the hurt and heartache. She has kept herself closed off from other men and has focused primarily on her business. When her business partner sets her up on a blind date, she reluctantly agrees to go. Imagine her surprise when it's Luke that shows up to meet her.

Luke has never forgiven himself for leaving Rebecca behind but in his mind he thought it would be better to cut her loose rather than have her wait for him. He's never gotten over her and the love he felt for her. When he is set up on a blind date he never expects to see Rebecca sitting at the bar waiting for him. Luke knows this is his opportunity to fix their relationship and explain his mistake, but will Rebecca ever forgive him.

This was such a great read. It's full of so much emotion and chemistry. You can feel the love between them, it literally jumps off the page and smacks you in the face but in such a good way. These two had a lot of hurt and pain to get through to get back to one another and I think it was done in just the right way. I'm glad I picked up this story because I really enjoyed it and I will definitely be on the lookout for more from this author.

**ARC copy provided by Sizzling PR blog tours**

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  1. Yes--you summed it up perfectly! Glad to hear that you loved this so much, too. :) I'm not usually one for novellas, like you said they are either rushed, missing, or cut off too quick. But this one was great, and though I would have loved more (because I didn't want to leave Luke and Rebecca either), what Heather gave us was more than enough! :)

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