What Once Was Perfect

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Overview

She shuttered her heart and walked away...
Heading home always stirs up mixed emotions for Laney Calhoun. Twelve years ago she left for graduate school, broken-hearted. She's found professional success, but positive personal relationships have proved elusive. Running into her ex-boyfriend fans flames she thought long extinguished, renews her interest in love. Not with Kyle, of course. Never again. But as ...
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What Once Was Perfect (Wardham, #1)

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Overview

She shuttered her heart and walked away...
Heading home always stirs up mixed emotions for Laney Calhoun. Twelve years ago she left for graduate school, broken-hearted. She's found professional success, but positive personal relationships have proved elusive. Running into her ex-boyfriend fans flames she thought long extinguished, renews her interest in love. Not with Kyle, of course. Never again. But as sparks fly and items of clothing disappear, she scrambles to lock down her heart.

...Now he has a second chance to get it right.
Kyle Nixon let Laney slip away once. Their chemistry together is undeniable, but a few days of steamy sex over the Christmas holidays won't be enough to convince her to let him back into her heart. Even if she did trust him again, her career as a surgeon is a day's drive 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*

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780991973620
  • Publisher: RRKY
  • Publication date: 6/19/2013
  • Pages: 166
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.38 (d)

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. She's currently writing the third full-length novel in The Wardham Series.
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Customer Reviews

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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.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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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 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.

    4 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 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 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.

    2 out of 2 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 2 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 September 14, 2014

    Well...

    I really liked this book slightly, just slightly predictable. Really enjoyable, though. Cute:) Reminded me of how badly I miss my boyfriend, so I did become emotional at times, other than that a great book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2014

    Question.

    How can you know that the reveiws are "honest" reveiws?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2014

    Ok

    It was ok

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2014

    Overboard

    Entirely too much detailed sex! I would not recommend this book to anyone under the age of 18. Very disappointing.

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  • Posted September 9, 2014

    Delaney and Kyle are super Cute. Poor Laney didnt ever want to s

    Delaney and Kyle are super Cute. Poor Laney didnt ever want to see Kyle again but people in her hometown can not leave well enough alone when she comes back to visit. Shes has no choice but to see Kyle and confronted with the past

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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. 

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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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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