You never forget your first love…
Meg and RJ were passionately in love. But that was six years and a broken engagement ago.
Meg has only one day in Siem Reap, Cambodia, before she must leave for her sister’s wedding in Bali. She fulfills her dream of taking a photograph of the sun rising behind Angkor Wat, one of the oldest temples in the world. But her joy is short-lived when she turns around to see RJ standing behind her.
RJ threw himself into work after Meg ended their relationship. He’s built a successful business, but it’s a hollow victory. He’s come to Siem Reap to win back the woman he’s never stopped loving. But first he has to convince her to spend the day with him.
Meg is as physically attracted to RJ as she ever was. Maybe the secret to finally getting over him is a one day only, no strings attached fling.
Can RJ win Meg back, or will she love him and leave him?
About the Author
After 30 years of snowy New England winters, Delilah Night moved to steamy southeast Asia. While she doesn’t miss shovelling snow, she does miss shopping for bargains at Target.
In 2014, Delilah visited Cambodia for the first time and fell in love with Siem Reap. Many of her misadventures from that vacation (including the one with the monkey) made their way into this story.
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Copyright © Delilah Night 2016. All Rights Reserved, Totally Entwined Group Limited, T/A Totally Bound Publishing.
Angkor Wat, silhouetted against a pre-dawn sky, was the photograph Megan had waited over a decade to take. She stood at the edge of the pond, in front of the twelfth-century Cambodian temple, making minute adjustments to her tripod. The night sky, once inky black, transformed into a riot of pink and purple. The sky and Angkor Wat were perfectly reflected in the water. The moment Meg had dreamed of had arrived. She stepped up to the tripod and looked through the viewfinder. Her finger tapped the shutter button repeatedly.
I don’t see why you insist on complicating everything. If you’d just come directly to Bali like you should have, you wouldn’t be stuck in the Beijing airport. Two canceled flights are a sign, Megan. Why are you still bothering with Cambodia? You’ll only have one day there. Between Rachel and her destination wedding, and you with your Cambodia caper, the two of you are driving me crazy!
The bright colors gave way to pale dawn light. Although the number of tourists clicking away on their iPads was still growing rapidly, Meg and her fellow early birds were ready to move on. They knew the magic hour—and the best shots—were done. Meg slipped the camera from the platform before folding up her tripod.
“Get any good shots, Meg?”
Meg spun around and nearly dropped her equipment. If life were fair, exes would become repulsive to you the moment you broke up. But no, she itched to run her hands through his black hair. She remembered licking and sucking her way across every inch of his brown skin. Her eyes flicked to his full lips and she almost whimpered as her panties grew damp at the memory of his eager tongue. Nope, life was decidedly not fair.
“Arjun? What are you doing here?”
“I was looking for a date to a wedding.” He grinned. “Want to be my plus one?”
“Bite me.” Suppressing the urge to slap him, she turned to thread her way out of the crowd as fast as she could.
Stop picturing him naked. Stop it!
A line of stalls selling goods ranging from postcards to T-shirts to food was slowly coming to life.
“Can I have a Coke, Uncle?” she asked the owner of a stall. The guidebook had told her to address everyone older than her as Auntie or Uncle. Whether due to the rapid increase in heat since the sun had crept over the horizon, or the shock of seeing RJ, she was dying of thirst.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Delilah Night won me over with believable characters (Meg and RJ), an exquisite backdrop, and just the right amount of romantic conflict. And the sex! Each scene was unique and steamy, prompting me to take a long gulp of iced tea after reading each one. (I may have read a few scenes twice. Okay, three times.) Let's examine the setting - Siem Reap, Cambodia. Delilah brought me there with her tantalizing descriptions of the temples, food and people. Since Capturing the Moment is a novella, Delilah used her word count wisely, using small details to set the scene without overpowering the story. And what a sweet story it is - one of love lost and (possibly) rekindled. (No plot spoilers from me, but I will say the ending left me content.) Another aspect I appreciated was the way Delilah Night switched between Meg and RJ's points of view, and I enjoyed getting inside each character's head, a tactic that added an extra layer of richness to the story overall. Capturing the Moment is a short story, but reads like a full length novel thanks to Delilah Night's careful rendering. Want a perfect lazy summer afternoon? Pick up a copy of Capturing the Moment - add a comfy chair and a cold beverage - perfect! Happy reading, friends!