Just This Once

Just This Once

by J.H. Croix

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Just This Once by J.H. Croix

A steamy, full-length, standalone romance with a guaranteed HEA from USA Today Bestselling Author J.H. Croix! If you like smoking hot romance with alpha men and strong women, you'll love this series!

Just This Once is a friends to lovers story between a brilliant prosecutor who's sworn off love and a Navy SEAL who's been hiding his feelings for too long. Becca Hamilton is a busy prosecutor who's dedicated and passionate about her work. After being left high and dry days before her wedding several years ago, she promised herself she wouldn't let her heart become vulnerable again. Yet, she didn't count on temptation in the form of Aidan McNamara.

Aidan McNamara is many a woman's dream--a tall, dark, sexy-as-hell military type who tends to save the day so often it's annoying. Becca has been quite successful at ignoring the spark that burns every time Aidan is near. Until he shows up and happens to save her evening. One scorching hot kiss on a rainy night, and Becca begins to question the limits she set for herself. She gambles she can allow herself just one night with Aidan.

Aidan has been half in love with Becca since the first time he laid eyes on her. A chance encounter kindles hope in his heart. He can't say no when she asks for one night, but he knows from the start he wants more.

Becca quickly discovers that 'just once' won't even come close to satisfying her desire. She's completely unprepared for the depth of feelings Aidan elicits. Forced to take a much-needed break from work, she decides a journey to Last Frontier Lodge in Alaska might give her some perspective and a long overdue adventure. A trip she hoped would clear her head only leaves her missing Aidan so much she can hardly stand it.

Aidan is a man of plans and action, but with Becca, he's winging it every step of the way. When she takes off to Alaska, he finds himself following her even though it goes against his grain. Can Becca let down her guard long enough to let Aidan into her heart? Can Aidan convince her he's worth more than just once?

*All novels in this series are full-length standalone novels with an HEA.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157519940
Publisher: J.H. Croix
Publication date: 01/03/2017
Series: Last Frontier Lodge Novels , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 222
Sales rank: 19,442
File size: 475 KB

About the Author

Bestselling author J. H. Croix lives in a small town in the historical farmlands of Maine with her husband and two spoiled dogs. Croix writes sexy contemporary romance and steamy paranormal shifter romance with strong independent women and rugged alpha men who aren't afraid to show some emotion. Her love for quirky small-towns and the characters that inhabit them shines through in her writing. Take a walk on the wild side of romance with her bestselling novels!


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Just This Once 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Aiden was unbelievable. Totally perfect and hunky. CB
Anonymous 10 months ago
This one dragged a little, but enjoyed the story and the scenery. Glad to be back amongst familiar characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the writing that includes the Alaska Beauty and wildlife. Becca and her lack of faith in Aiden got a bit old. Lucky he was such a good guy.
Joey442 More than 1 year ago
I really like the Last Frontier Lodge series and that it's set in Alaska. It’s a beautiful setting and everyone is so relaxed and happy there. But Just This Once starts with Becca working in Seatle as a lawyer. When she had an accident, Aiden, an old friend of her brother’s, stopped to help her. They had always been attracted to each other but didn’t let on. This time was different. Becca had sworn off men after catching her fiancé with another woman just before their wedding so she hadn’t been with a man for a couple of years. Not wanting her ex to be the last man she had sex with, she propositioned Aiden with the plan that they have sex just once. He didn’t have to think twice about it but accepted immediately. But “just once” wasn’t enough for either of them. This was a hot romance with well-developed characters in a gorgeous setting. Aidan, being an ex-Navy SEAL and tall, dark, and handsome was perfect. Like Becca, he didn’t want a relationship, though for different reasons. Becca was very stubborn but loosened up as she began to trust Aidan. When she was forced to take a month long vacation, she visited her brother in Alaska. After a couple of weeks, Aiden was worried that she would talk herself into ending their relationship so he went there too. This was a good story but there was too much sex that wasn’t necessary for the story. It was interesting to see how Becca and Aiden struggled with their feelings. Can they trust each other? 3.5 stars
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cute story. A little drawn out but otherwise a nice read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved Aiden, Becca not as much. Too much harping about past boyfriend. Still enjoyed the book. GJRA
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Want to read the whole series
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good !
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oklee More than 1 year ago
Good story line that just runs away with itself. So much repeated so many times. Did like the descriptions of Alaska but like everything else, they were doomed to be repeated as well. Loved Aidan, deserved a woman that was so crazy about him she couldn't get enough of him BUT alas, he got Becca. Oh my, her angst, her wishy washy personality, full of gloom and doom, couldn't give poor Aidan a break. The negative ramblings in her head that went on and on were so mind numbing that I started skimming through them just trying to get to anything with a positive slant. And her cold cruel remarks to Aidan were unforgivable. No reality in how she could be so negative and so soured up one minute, be sexed up the next and immediately following the hot sex with more negativity. So, she'd found her fiance with her best friend three years past. Get over it. Count your blessings, the jerk is long gone and Aidan has arrived! Grab on and don't let go! Started to give up on reading several times but stuck with it in hopes that Aidan would get what he wanted. This was a free read and I really appreciate that and I will definitely give the author another chance but this didn't cut it for me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved Aiden but Becca needed to get over herself, too annoying about not ever being in love again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very strong female meets very strong male. No wimps in this HEA story with rock solid writing and an obvious plot twist not taken. I enjoyed the strength of each character and would happily be friends with both.