What Once Was Perfect

What Once Was Perfect

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by Zoe York
     
 

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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

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*

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780991973620
Publisher:
RRKY
Publication date:
06/19/2013
Pages:
166
Sales rank:
711,113
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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What Once Was Perfect (Wardham, #1) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 72 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
sbart84 More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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'.
hcollins1 More than 1 year ago
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.
Kristi_Cramer More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Entirely too much detailed sex! I would not recommend this book to anyone under the age of 18. Very disappointing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story. It was an easy, fun read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Heartwarming story...enjoyed it alot. Looking foreward to the next in the series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wasted my money. First few pages had the "F" word and indicated explicit sex scenes to follow. Barf.
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Very good for a short read and very sexy!
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Storyline was weak. Main characters were both weak
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great quick read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very cute book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A 140 page well-written free story of a Detroit pediatric plastic surgeon finally returning to her Canadian hometown for an extended Christmas visit after 12 years, and meeting with her college ex-lover. Angst, drama, family love, hot kisses, and explicit sex scenes with adult language. The story is short and told more from her perspective than his, and without a lot of descriptive life or day to day involvement.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first half was great, then it felt rushed. I couldnt grasp the timeline from when she left to when he visits. It just felt thrown together. Overall a nice story.
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KristiSimonsen More than 1 year ago
This was my first book by Zoe York but definitely won't be my last.  I absolutely loved the story, the characters, their past - just everything was perfect.  I didn't want to put this book down from the moment I started it until I finished!  Starting on the second book now and I can't wait!