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One More Day - the Alexanders, Book 1

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  • Posted August 31, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    My rating: 3.5 of 5 ¿ After a private investigator, Ridl

    My rating: 3.5 of 5 ¿








    After a private investigator, Ridley had hired to find her father, was killed, she takes off for her twin sister Raina's place to hide out. Raina, a model, is out of the country on a shoot and Ridley is unable to get into the house, but neighbours mistake her for her sister and offer her a place to stay.




    Jackson Alexander, a widower with two little boys, doesn't hesitate to take his neighbour in. It's a long weekend and to get someone out to gain access to the house may be a problem. He is surprised at how taken he is with his neighbour all of a sudden, she never quite had this appeal for him before. 




    Ridley can feel a strong attraction for Jackson, but it takes her a while before she can trust him enough to feed him little pieces of the truth at a time. Eventually neither of them can fight the strong pull between them and inevitably they burn up the sheets, but there is still not full disclosure. And finally lack of trust, lies and betrayal all converge.....




    ******




    I really enjoyed this book and think I will enjoy the series. Ms. Malone certainly does romance and erotica well, although the suspense portion can use some finesse. A few loose ends were left.




    Early on in the book a locksmith is called......that person never calls back and no one follows up. Also, at some point Ridley talks of her life in Florida and her work with gardening, this while Jackson supposedly still believes she is Raina, the model. Now it is possible she does something on the side, but a normal person would at the very least question her about it.....he doesn't and accepts the two completely opposite personalities as 'normal'. It would have been a bit more believable, had he been a tad more suspicious of her true identity. The fact that she wasn't questioned at all doesn't ring true. 




    Other than that, the interaction of the Alexander family, other than the Nick/Jackson issue, is delightful and warm. The depiction of the little boys is great, their little quirks and naughty behaviour recognizable and funny. Jackson as a (very!) young father, caring and laid back, and Ridley has just the right touch with them, intuitive and insightful. Just as she seems to be with everyone she encounters.




    A sweet, and most definitely hot, easy read from Ms. Malone!!




    **ARC courtesy of NetGalley and CrushStar Romance in return for an honest review.**

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 24, 2013

    I didn¿t go into reading this book expecting to like it as much

    I didn’t go into reading this book expecting to like it as much as I did. I tend to shy away from books primarily promoted as romance, rather than romantic suspense/paranormal/etc. I’ve never ready anything by M. Malone, but that will definitely change now (I’m currently deep in Book 3 of the Alexanders series). The only reason this was a half-star off was my confusion over Ridley’s race. On the cover, she looks white as can be, yet in the book, she refers to herself and her sister as “women of color”. Raina had trouble breaking into modeling because she wasn’t white enough. Yet in the descriptions when Jackson looks at her, there’s never a reference to any color (not white, not anything), and when they talk about Ridley’s hair, it’s always soft and flowing. So…was she half-white? Or what? I just felt this was a bit confusing.




    Now, on to all the absolute goodness about this book. Ridley’s on the run, and while running off to her sister’s was a bit of a boneheaded move, it fits in precisely with Ridley’s personality. She turns to the only family she has when she’s in trouble, and knows her sister will ultimately help her, no matter they’ve recently had a fight. Ridley is very confused, having witnessed her sort-of boyfriend/PI looking for her father die in a car wreck that turns out to not have been an accident.




    Jackson is a grief-stricken man, having carried the guilt for his wife’s death for several years. He didn’t kill her, but they argued just before she went off that fateful night, so he’s carried that around. He’s a music producer and former artist/singer. He has two adorable little boys who truly blossom over the course of the book.




    I also started to mark this book down a bit because Ridley was lying about who she was and I was afraid the author was going to carry it on for too long and then resolve it miraculously right at the end. Luckily, Ridley ‘fesses up before the 50% mark and they work on things from there.




    There was a nice background suspense story what with who’s breaking in, burning Ridley’s apartment, and so forth. I’ll admit I had my suspicions about who the ultimate villain was, but I certainly didn’t see why he was the villain until it was revealed. My bad. Hehe. Well done on that end, Ms. Malone.




    The cast of secondary characters (Ridley’s twin, Jackson’s brother and friends) rounded out the story nicely without overwhelming it. You see the gradual introduction of the next hero/heroine (Raina and Nick), but they don’t overwhelm this story, but rather supplement the Ridley/Jackson story while introducing the elements that will play into their own book.




    So, overall, a great 4.5-star rating for me. Can’t wait to finish the third book (the second wasn’t available through NetGalley, dang it).

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2014

    Fun sexy romance

    200 plus pages...fun romance with a touch of thrill, heartache and love to bring it all back together.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2014

    Great story

    Loved the excitment and supense.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2014

    Great story line

    Kept me interested ... look forward to more

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2014

    Great love story Highly recommend!

    I intend to read all the Alexander books!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2014

    An okay read

    I do judge a book by its cover. I don't pick books that look like they will have a lot of sex in them.

    This book started out okay but right in the middle of the story line it became about sex. It did eventually pick up the story line again but wrapped up so weakly, I was disappointed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2014

    Highly recommend!

    Really great story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2014

    Great

    What a good book but I have to say very sad that people are treat that way but at least he find a kind peson to help him I feel sorry for the rest that have to stay and live through that everyday make me very sad that animals are treated better than some people!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2013

    Absolutely amazing!

    Honestly didn't know if I was gonna like it or not but after I started reading I go so into that I couldn't put it down until I finished

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2013

    Good story

    Very enjoyable read with interesting characters.

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  • Posted September 4, 2013

    Great series!!!!  Loved it and can't wait for the next. 

    Great series!!!!  Loved it and can't wait for the next. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2013

    I just love this series. I re-read Books 1 and 2 while waiting

    I just love this series. I re-read Books 1 and 2 while waiting for Book 3. They're great and don't disappoint. Can't wait for Elliot and Kaylee's story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2013

    I loved this book. I first read the free preview, not having rea

    I loved this book. I first read the free preview, not having realized that it was only the first half of the book. As soon as I got to the point where it stopped, I immediately went to my computer and bought the whole book, along with the second one in the series. M. Malone does a great job of really giving you insight into the characters, as well as keeping things just suspenseful enough that you want to keep turning the page. This is a great romance story and a must read.

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