Just Once

Just Once

3.5 6
by Jill Marie Landis
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Jemma is betrothed to a rich and handsome man. The kind of man every father likes. She has everything a girl could ever want—except the right to choose her own true love. So one night she runs away and disappears into the sultry darkness of New Orleans—and meets the kind of man every father fears.

Jemma knows better than to approach a man like

Overview

Jemma is betrothed to a rich and handsome man. The kind of man every father likes. She has everything a girl could ever want—except the right to choose her own true love. So one night she runs away and disappears into the sultry darkness of New Orleans—and meets the kind of man every father fears.

Jemma knows better than to approach a man like Hunter Boone, but she’s willing to risk everything for a chance at happiness…just once.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015560206
Publisher:
The Axelrod Agency
Publication date:
10/05/2012
Series:
Runaways Romance Series , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
231,786
File size:
1 MB

Related Subjects

Meet the Author

JILL MARIE LANDIS'S twenty+ novels have earned distinguished awards and slots on such national bestseller lists as the USA TODAY Top 50 and the New York Times Best Sellers Plus. She is a seven-time finalist for Romance Writers of America's RITA Award in both Single Title and Contemporary Romance as well as a Golden Heart and RITA Award winner.

Her works include historical romances, contemporary single title romance with a hint of suspense, inspirational historical romances, and most recently the new Tiki Goddess Mystery series that launched with the successful Mai Tai One On.

Jill Marie resides in Hawaii with her husband. When she's not writing or sitting on the beach reading, she enjoys visiting with family and friends, raising orchids, working in her garden, plunking on the ukulele, dancing the hula and quilting, but not all at once.

She enjoys hearing from readers at www.jillmarielandis.com
facebook, and at www.thetikigoddess

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

Just Once 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This reminds me of those books out there, that are so depressing, but still manage to be lovely. Thanks, Starry. This is fantastic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
:3
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well, pointing out mistakes is what l do best.)) I lov it! Captivating! Continue!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oops! Thank you so much for pointing out my mistake, Bird! I never would havecaught that. &star Okay, please use the word 'hospital gowm' instead of 'pants'. For instance, the pulled the hospital gown up, and after the injection, pulled it back down. Okay.)) <p>I stared blankly at the patient lockers on the other side of the room, behind the staff desk. I hugged myself tightly, feeling violated. One of the male techs, Reo, was kneeling beside me. He was saying something to me, but l didn't hear it. I felt blood rushing to my head. A sick, miserable wave crossed over me. Reo as looking at me expectantly before seeing my face. He immediately got up and shouted something. A few seconds later, a nurse shot out of the nurse's station with a wet washcloth in hand. She knelt next to me and pressed the cloth to my face. My ears and my face felt like they were on fire, and l felt sweat building up on my forehead. This is, what, the third time l've almost passed out here? <p>My eardrums settled down and l could begin to hear what the nurse was saying to me, but it sounded distant. I spotted Reo moving magnets on the patient board. He placed a white, square magnet with orange letters reading 'HROF'. <p>I came to in my room, laying down on my back, on top of my sheet and blanket, with a washcloth on my face. I leaned up and instantly regreted it as l started dry-retching. A tech sitting outside my door, partly in the hallway, looked up. "Jess? You okay?" she asked.<brr>Jess. I hadn't heard that name in a while. They didn't use names often here, for confidential reasons. I thought she was talking to someone else before realising that was my name. Jess. I stared at her blankly, helping myself back into a laying down position.<br>She stood up and called for Reo to come over. Seconds later, he appeared outside the doorway. He took over her spot and she entered my room, stopping next to my bed. She took the washcloth off my face and pressed the back of er hand on my forehead. "How are you feeling?" she asked, moving to the sink right outside of my bathroom. She ran cold water over the washcloth an gently wrung it out.<br>"Sick," l mumbled. <br>"You'll feel under the weather for a few more days. You had a bad reaction to the medicine those nurse gave to you yesterday." She cleared her throat. "Those nurses have been let go for unneeded injections on a patient and se<_>xual assault." She didn't ellaborate on the assault part, and l was slightly mortified. Was it me? "The assault was not on you, but it did happen on the unit," she said, as if reading my thoughts. "Get some rest," she sighed. "We need you to get back in the daily routine of things, especially school." She placed the washcloth on my forehead and left the room, leaving Reo to watch me.<br>"What was that letter magnet for? That you put on my name," l asked hoarsely.<br>"lt stands for High Risk of Falling," he replied, sitting down in the chair. "You've shown many side effects of it, mostly your blackouts."<br>"Okay," l said. Okay, l repeated to myself.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this book very enjoyable I could hardly put it down while I was reading it! Landis was able to deliver another great romance. I loved the characters and how different they were from eachother, and the fact that they could still fall in love. I also found all of their adventures (river crossings, indians etc.) to be very exciting!