One Night with Her Ex by Lucy King

Posted March 16, 2014 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments

One Night with Her Ex by Lucy KingOne Night With Her Ex by Lucy King
Format: eARC
Published by Harlequin Source: Netgalley
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romance
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Can you honestly say you don't want me?
Lily Montgomery finds the perfect antidote to an anticlimactic New Year's Eve: a hot, up-against-the-door one-night stand with a sexy millionaire. Trouble is, the man in question is Kit, the ex-husband she's spent five years getting over.
For Kit Buchanan, the past few years have been hellish! He's conquered the business world, but when it comes to the bedroom he's had the mother of all dry spells. Clearly he needs to get Lily out of his system once and for all!
But one supercharged night later, Kit's not so sure. After all, why move on when he's having so much fun where he is?

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I actually loved the concept of this, two people who were once together, hell, once married, and then years later reconnecting. I think everyone can relate to being with someone at one point in their life and then wondering what would have happened if the two of you could have worked through whatever was wrong in the relationship.

So Kit and Lily have long since divorced, Lily not really looking for love and is more in protection mode than anything else, and Kit, well Kit has some performance issues which apparently are more psychological than physical issue. So Kit wants to get this problem fixed (what man wouldn’t want to have performance issues fixed as quickly as possible) so he goes straight to the source, Lily. To say the first time they see each other after such a long absence resulted in an awkward sexual encounter might be a bit of an understatement. I liked that though, it read as real. It’s clear from their first conversation with each other that their marriage had real issues, fertility issues, cheating issues, complete lack of communication, so it’s no wonder that they ended.

But that one night was enough for Kit to realize that the heat that was always between them, was still very much there, and Lily felt it too. There were a couple of things I liked about Kit, first that after their first encounter he was completely willing to give her space to figure out what she wanted. That he was willing to communicate, and basically make big changes to his lifestyle in order to devote himself to making their relationship work. More than that, I like that he was willing to not only admit when he was wrong, but also willing to point out when she was wrong, that the two of them are equal in everything, including blame.

I have to admit I liked Kit more than I liked Lily. That is not to say there was anything wrong with Lily, I could completely understand where she was coming from. I appreciated that like Kit, she was more than willing to take on her share of the blame. And I liked that she was successful in her own right, not just involved with the handsome, rich man. And I have to give the author props for portraying Lily’s trust issues with a reasonably accuracy (I have to say I know some girlfriends who reacted to things exactly the way Lily did).

The chemistry between Kit and Lily is really what worked the most with them. I think there were some things that could have been fleshed out a bit more. In fact my absolute biggest complaint with the book was the ending, I felt like the ending was way more rushed that it should have been. At the very least an epilogue would have made me infinitely more happy.

I think anyone who liked romance and stories of second chances in love would enjoy this book, it was definitely enjoyable for me.

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About Lucy King

I’m a Mills & Boon RIVA/Harlequin Presents Extra author. The first chapter of my first novel, Bought: Damsel in Distress, won the Harlequin Presents ‘Feel the Heat’ competition in 2008, and the novel subsequently won the RNA Joan Hessayon Award in 2010.

My latest book, The Couple Behind the Headlines, is out now in the UK as a Mills & Boon Modern and my next, One More Sleepless Night, will be out in May 2013.

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