What Once Was Perfect (Wardham, #1) [NOOK Book]

Overview

He was all of her firsts...
Heading home always stirs up mixed emotions for Laney Calhoun. Twelve years ago she left for graduate school, broken-hearted after a whirlwind summer of love that ended in a painful goodbye. She's found professional success, but positive personal relationships have proved elusive. Reconnecting with her first love is unexpected and irresistible, but as sparks fly and items of ...

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What Once Was Perfect (Wardham, #1)

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Overview

He was all of her firsts...
Heading home always stirs up mixed emotions for Laney Calhoun. Twelve years ago she left for graduate school, broken-hearted after a whirlwind summer of love that ended in a painful goodbye. She's found professional success, but positive personal relationships have proved elusive. Reconnecting with her first love is unexpected and irresistible, but as sparks fly and items of clothing disappear, can she keep her emotions in check?

...she was the one that got away.
Kyle Nixon lost Laney once, and he knows that he'd be a fool to let go again. Their chemistry together is undeniable, but a few days of steamy sex over the Christmas holiday is not enough to convince her to let him back into her heart. Even if she did trust him again, her career is five hundred kilometers away from the hometown that he loves, and the life he
once chose over her.

A modern, sexy, small town love story about second chances and leaps of faith. *NEW SERIES*

Also available in The Wardham Series:

Between Then and Now (novella #0.5 - Carrie & Ian)
Where Their Hearts Collide (Book #2 - Karen & Paul)
When They Weren't Looking (Book #3 - Evie & Liam)

and ...

Beyond Love and Hate (novella #3.5 - Beth & Finn), BRAND NEW RELEASE!

Coming soon:

No Time Like Forever (Book #4 - Chase & Mari)
More Than They Know (Book #5 - Ty & Stella)
All That They Need (Book #6 - Evan, Jess & Brent)

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016768274
  • Publisher: Zoe York
  • Publication date: 6/15/2013
  • Series: Wardham , #1
  • Sold by: Draft2Digital
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 14,035
  • File size: 254 KB

Meet the Author

Zoe York lives in London, Ontario with her young family. She has an English degree and works at a university, so it was probably a foregone conclusion that she’d write a romance novel one day. What Once Was Perfect is her debut novel.

 

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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted November 11, 2013

    Can Laney and Kyle overcome history that was set twelve years ag

    Can Laney and Kyle overcome history that was set twelve years ago. They both regretted what happened in the past, and neither has satisfying relationships. The sex scenes are hot and steamy. The characters drew me in immediately, for a small town girl. I really enjoy stories from the midwest, Chicago. Looking forward to reading the next book in this series.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2014

    Good story

    I enjoyed this story, the writing was good and I recommend it. The characters were well-developed and believable as well as like-able. It's definitely for those over 18.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 19, 2013

    This debut to Zoe's Wardham series was exactly the kind of book

    This debut to Zoe's Wardham series was exactly the kind of book I have been looking for. I really had no idea what I was in for when I started this book, but I can tell you what you are going to be in for... A whole lot of reading, and nothing else! I was glued to my Kindle from start to finish. I actually wish I could say that I finished in one sitting, but truth be told, I stayed up so late reading it that I actually passed out in my chair with 2 chapters to go. I was also expecting a very sweet Contemporary Romance, and ended up with a lot more steam than I would have every guessed! I love how Zoe put this whole story together! Kyle and Laney's past, how it affected them both, and how they came together was so believable and well played out, that I truly forgot I was reading a book at times. I highly recommend this book and since I am already half way through book 2 and loving it, I think it's safe to say this entire series will be one not to miss! I received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 14, 2013

    I would really give this a 4.5 star rating. There's not much I


    I would really give this a 4.5 star rating. There's not much I didn't like about this story, and I'm having a hard time pinpointing why I don't just give it 5 stars. I think it is because I like to think I would have made Kyle work a little harder before jumping back in the sack with him. Granted, he is hot...but still.

    That being said, I think the story does progress from there in a believable timeframe, and you can see Laney growing through her pain, and Kyle attempting to come to grips with the idea that he might have to let Laney go.

    The sex scenes are steamy and not too over the top, although Kyle pretty much is a super human with all the erections he gets and maintains. (That might be part of the reason for that missing half star.)

    I enjoyed the read. It was well written, and I did not go into 'editor-mode' to re-write anything, which is a very good indicator for a self-pub. It is a good way to spend a couple days. I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2014

    Do not recommend, especially for teen agers

    I don't know if I would recommend this book for anyone. The story line was good, but there was no inter-action between the couple without explicit sex and page after page of it. I'm sorry, I would not recommend this for book club discussion. Would I read another book by this author...yes, to see if see can write with interest in another story line.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2014

    Happy

    Heartwarming story...enjoyed it alot. Looking foreward to the next in the series

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2014

    Anonymius

    Great story. It was an easy, fun read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2014

    Good book

    Nice story - very good ending!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2014

    Good book

    You people should just read this novel yourselves and write your own review of this book. I enjoyed reading this short novel very much. ShelleyMA

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2014

    I wanted to like this. . .but. ..

    It wasn't at all believable. It was one information dump after another, all 'telling' the reader the back story instead of showing or letting the reader gradually discover the characters. I never related to the heroine and felt like, even if this is a new series, too much was left hanging and too much was made as a 'you have to buy the next one to find out what happens'.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2014

    Disappointed

    I have read her work before, and she was on my list of names of authors whose books i would consider buying. I don't mind a few sex aces in a romance novel but This book is nothing but sex and a week story wrapped around it.
    I would read erotica if tat is what I wanted.
    There's nothing there.
    It should be labelled as EROTICA.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2014

    The story was steamy if you like that sort of story. I personall

    The story was steamy if you like that sort of story. I personally did not appreciate the loos
    e premarital sex as if it were normal. The F word came up too many times. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2014

    Awesome

    Wonderful romance couldn't put it down. Can't wait to read the series.

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  • Posted March 20, 2014

    rECOMMEND

    Sad and funny. Enjoyable.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2014

    Great story

    Great story. Can't wait to read next one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2014

    Sweet story

    Great read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2014

    lived it!

    Great book. Loved that Laney had great profession and something simple. It wAs how they finally opened up to each other.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2014

    Umm ...

    I dont know . I think i fell asleep .

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2014

    Good

    Broken hearts, way too many years apart, romance rekindled. Good read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2014

    First of all, I have to say that I read a lot.....and by that I

    First of all, I have to say that I read a lot.....and by that I mean I always have to be reading a book which I sometimes read in a day or two. I have never written a review for any of the books I have read. However, I thought this was truly worth the time. Really liked the author's style of writing and the characters draw you in from the beginning. The sex is steamy but not overdone either. Highly recommend this book and am looking forward to continuing the series.

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