Just This Once [NOOK Book]

Overview

Wynne Connelly is marketing manager for a major travel organization and her job requires that she attend meetings twice monthly at the company's Orlando headquarters.
Paula McKenzie is second-in-command on the night shift at the Weller Regent - an upscale hotel in Orlando. The same upscale hotel that Wynne Connelly stays in whenever she's ...
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Just This Once

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Overview

Wynne Connelly is marketing manager for a major travel organization and her job requires that she attend meetings twice monthly at the company's Orlando headquarters.
Paula McKenzie is second-in-command on the night shift at the Weller Regent - an upscale hotel in Orlando. The same upscale hotel that Wynne Connelly stays in whenever she's in Orlando.

Paula finds herself intrigued by the twice-monthly guest, who possesses an aura of mystery and elegant beauty.

When things grow hectic one night at the front desk, Paula emerges to lend a hand - just in time to greet Wynne at check-in. Their exchange borders on mild flirtation and both women come away feeling sparks.

Soon they begin spending time together and share more than just a kiss. And while Paula is elated at the prospect of the budding romance, Wynne is alarmed at her loss of self-control. Ever mindful of the obligations back home that she must honor, she struggles to resist Paula’s fascination and allure...
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014509510
  • Publisher: Bella Books, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/14/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 170,760
  • File size: 695 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2007

    Romance! Heartbreak!

    Paula McKenzie is a rising star within the Weller-Regent hotel. Now second-in-command on the night shift, Paula has dreams of having her own hotel. Wynne Connelly, marketing manager for a travel organization and frequent guest at the hotel, may just put a kink in Paula¿s plans. An attraction to each other is almost immediate. However, one of them has obligations to people in her life that allows no room for a romance...right? The other has reasons of her own that she¿s not sure sound all that valid, even to herself. Nevertheless, a friendship begins, even as the attraction remains. There¿s no harm in that¿or is there? Just as things seem to be going smoothly, they lose control and a friendship is destroyed before it even had a chance of becoming anything more. But sometimes people are given second chances to make things right. Life unexpectedly gives one to Paula and Wynne. Will they take it? Or will they see it as a lesson learned hard and go their separate ways? Second chances, after all, are only for the lucky. KG MacGregor certainly has a way with words. The author of thoroughly entertaining tales as the short story Stolen Souls, in the anthology Undercover Tales the short story, I Told You So, in the anthology Telltale Kisses and full-length novels such as the suspense-filled Malicious Pursuit, the delightful Mulligan, and the dramatic The House on Sandstone, gives readers a truly great story in Just This Once of love, life¿s lessons and of hope for second chances. KG¿s soon to be released novel, Sumter Point, available in March 2007, is sure to show that KG¿s affinity with the written word is very much in evidence.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2006

    This One is Good

    This One is Good First, let's talk about the cover. It's beautiful. Take a moment to study it. Now, let's delve into the book itself. MacGregor is a skilled writer who knows her craft, so you won't be distracted by any flaws in character, setting, no holes in plot, everything is nicely done so that the reader can relax and enjoy this novel. If you like lesbian romance novels, and you've read enough of them, you'll be able to compare this author's effort, but if this is your first time with this genre, you certainly won't be disappointed. The story starts slowly and builds at a satisfying pace. Paula works at an upscale hotel in Orlando, and Wynne is a frequent patron. They meet, get to know each other, slowly become friends, each refusing to act on the growing attraction between them. Both Paula and Wynne are dedicated to advancing their careers. Despite the fact that they like each other and have things in common, they are reluctant to allow the relationship to grow beyond the casual. Wynne flies in from Baltimore for a series of business meetings dealing with the merger of her travel company into a much larger corporation. When the merger is complete, her periodic visits to the Orlando hotel will be over. For this and other reasons, both women struggle to keep their friendship casual. There is subplot and tension, as Wynne's family and home life intrude, but when the casual dinner dates increase the sexual tension between them, things begin to heat up. The main characters are fully developed, interesting, and believable. As the attraction between the two increases, so does the tension and interest for the reader. Usually, the lesbian romance ends when the girl finally gets the girl, but real relationships are sometimes much more complicated than that. Adults have obligations and entanglements, and MacGregor provides her characters with realistic problems, some of which may seem unsolvable. Sometimes, we make mistakes that cannot be forgiven or overcome. I've read literally dozens of novels in this genre, and this author handles the requirements and parameters very well, but she also manages to go beyond the requisite elements to offer the reader a little bit more than one would expect. If this is your first encounter with the genre, you'll be thoroughly entertained. If you're a fan of the lesbian romance, you'll find more than you normally get from an author, in clear, crisp writing, solid characterization, attention to detail and plot, and a good, professional, enjoyable, and very entertaining novel.

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