Just this Once

Just this Once

by Mira Lyn Kelly

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He can't have her.
So he moves in with her...
What could possibly go wrong?

As heir to a chain of luxury hotels, Sean Wyse III always gets what he wants. So when he sees a freeloading roommate taking advantage of his spunky best friend, Molly Brandt, he doesn't hesitate to step in. He kicks out the roommate...and moves himself in.

Molly loves quality time with Sean, but spending nights with him one wall away threatens to wake the crush she thought she'd gotten over. A crush Sean knows nothing about, which might be a problem...considering how hard Sean's been working never to think of Molly that way.

The Wedding Date series:
May the Best Man Win (Book 1)
The Wedding Date Bargain (Book 2)
Just this Once (Book 3)
The Decoy Date (Book 4)

What People Are Saying About Mira Lyn Kelly:
"This page-turner has it all: fantastic characters, witty banter, and sizzling chemistry. I absolutely loved it!"—GINA L. MAXWELL, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Playboys in Love series, for May the Best Man Win
"Outstanding... Kelly proves that she's an author to watch."—Kirkus Reviews for May the Best Man Win
"The perfect balance between sweet and sexy."—RT Book Reviews for The Wedding Date Bargain, 4 Stars

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492670759
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 10/02/2018
Series: Wedding Date Series , #3
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 421,666
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Hardcore romantic, stress baker, and housekeeper non-extraordinaire, Mira Lyn Kellyis the USA Today bestselling author of more than a dozen sizzly love stories with over a million readers worldwide. Growing up in the Chicago area, she earned her degree in Fine Arts from Loyola University and met the love of her life while studying abroad in Rome, Italy...only to discover he'd been living right around the corner from her back home! Having spent her twenties working and playing in the Windy City, she's now settled with her husband in rural Minnesota, where their four amazing children and two ridiculous dogs provide an excess of action and entertainment. When she isn't reading, writing, or running the kids around, she loves watching the Chicago Blackhawks and action/adventure movies, blabbing with the girls, and cooking with her husband and friends.

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Just This Once 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
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Shelley Murray More than 1 year ago
OH. MY. GOSH. This series has been a rollercoaster for me. I started with the fourth book in the series, The Decoy Date (yes, I know I'm doing it wrong!) and loved it so much I went back and started with book one, May the Best Man Win, which was just OK. Then I kind of disliked the second book, The Wedding Date Bargain, because it had some of the same problems I had with book one - namely, Jase and Max both spend a lot of time deciding they know what is best for their partners, and calling all the shots based on what they've decided. I almost didn't want to read Just This Once because I was SO SURE Sean was going to be that same sort of guy, especially based on his business-man persona shown so far in books one and two. Oh boy, was I wrong. (And thank goodness for that.) Clearly, Sean and Brody are the best of the lot. Sean is repeatedly so sensitive to Molly's needs that sometimes she doesn't even realize she needs something until Sean's there doing whatever it is she needs, and she's like "Oh hey, I did need Thai takeout and some Netflix cuddle time, whaddaya know?" And if she says she needs something else, he doesn't push, she doesn't second guess her, he doesn't try to convince her she's wrong, he just *stares into her soul* for a beat and then believes that she actually means what she's saying and gives it to her (even if it kills him). THAT, DEAR READER, IS A MAN. THANK YOU AND GOOD NIGHT. /mic drop I love Molly and Sean's dynamic. They're best friends and this entire book made me both smile and made my chest physically ache. Just writing this review has me literally rubbing at my chest and doubling over a bit, trying to protect my heart. And once they realize they've got it bad for each other as more than friends - uffda. Their methods of trying to deal with the "problem" are hilarious, and I just about died at how completely in sync they are with each other with putting more time on their timer for their Netflix negative reinforcement show, LOL. This is definitely my favorite book in the series, followed very closely by the fourth and final book, The Decoy Date. This is the third book in The Wedding Date series, and while each book in the series can be read as a stand alone they're really about this super interlinked friend group which Molly and Sean both belong to. I feel like this book, of all four in the series, you'd really get the most bang for your buck by having read the first two books in the series first and having some background on Molly and Sean. That being said, if you want to jump right into this one, you can without missing too much and with only very minor spoilers for the first two books in the series. The epilogue for the second book in the series is basically chapter 1 of this book, so having read them in order one immediately after the other there was a fair bit of repeat to live through, but that means if you just picked this one up as a stand alone you'd be covered.
ldooten More than 1 year ago
This was hard for me to rate. On the way the story flowed alone, I would have given it 4 stars. But, Molly ruined a big chunk of the story with her "OMG he couldn't really like me". Sean and Molly were friends for years, and it took Sean moving in for the feelings to come to the surface. I feel like Molly made it seem like Sean never had feelings for her, but when the "big reveal" happened, he talked about having feelings for her too. Maybe not since she was 15, but I felt like it was unfair to Sean that Molly acted like she did. Molly projected her insecurities onto the situation, and made Sean keep it a secret. She knew it hurt Sean to do it, but she didn't really think about his feelings. The whole "I'll make a decision for the other person because I know best" thing always bugs me. Molly should have had a discussion with Sean about everything instead of pushing him away. I REALLY wish there was a confrontation between Sean and his mother. That situation felt glossed over. I do think that Sean and Molly belonged together when Molly got over her self. I liked the ending, and I would like to see what happens with Brody. I voluntarliy reviewed an advanced readers copy of this book.
etoile1996 More than 1 year ago
sean and molly finally get their story in just this once, we really got to know them in the wedding date bargain, and even then it was obvious that there was something there. when things become undeniable, they decide to cross the lines of best friendship and try and get their feelings out of their system. it's just sex. except it's not just sex. it's everything. they've been a couple without being a couple for so long. they don't know how not to be. distance and boundaries aren't their thing. and it's messy and it's everything they never thought they wanted. but it's also them and it's perfect. molly gets a little too stubborn in the end, because she keeps turning this guy who is telling her he wants her and is showing up every day for her, because she'd rather believe something he said before. so that was a challenge, especially because there's this scene where he is so utterly wrecked and beside himself and so freaking in love that it makes no sense that she resists him at all. because sean is totally perfect and dreamy. **just this once will publish on october 2, 2018. i received an adance reader copy courtesy of netgalley/sourcebooks casablanca in exchange for my honest review.
Synergy More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars - I sincerely enjoyed Just This Once, in which two best friends finally decide to give a relationship a try. Long standing relationship concerns on his side, and fear on hers make for a sincere, saw a fragile partnership initially that made me question if it could holdup to outside forces. Yet, watching the next-level intimacy bloom and then quiver, but not break, showed just how much these two are meant to be. It was a real treat! I received an ARC of this book, from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for a fair and honest review.
MalkaShayna More than 1 year ago
I received a free, advanced copy of this book from NetGalley.com. This is my unbiased and voluntary review. This is the first book that I have read by this author. The author provides enough backstory about the previous books, so the new reader is not lost. Not only is this a best friend's sister romance, but also a best friends romance, as Molly and Sean became best friends, closer even than Max's and Sean's friendship. The characters and the scenario are skillfully developed in a very entertaining writing style. Sean has known Molly since she was 15, when she left home and moved into the dorm room shared by her brother, Max, Brody and Sean. Sean was the one who bribed student housing to let her stay. At first she was like his little sister, but as the years past, they became best buds. Little did Sean realize, that Molly also had a deep crush on him and had to bury it deep, so their friendship wouldn't be ruined. As the heir apparent of the Wyse Hotels, he is expected to marry a sophisticated, educated, poised, elegant, connected woman. Acting like a big brother, Sean forces her dead beat roommate out of her apartment and plants himself in the room, so the weasel can't worm his way back in. He realizes that he would rather be with Molly, then any woman that he ever dated. Can he convince Molly that she is the one he would like to spend the rest of his life with?
MarijaL More than 1 year ago
I loved Sean and Molly’s story with all those combos of Brothers-Best-Friend & Friends-to-Lovers mixed with few surprises. They kept me awake but I simply had to finish their book in one sitting! I just had to see what will happen in the next page and the next.... It was interesting to read how Molly starts to have all sorts of feelings about Sean who was idolised by her long ago, before she forced herself to see him as her brothers best friend and her friend too. But all those ignored feelings, not just by her, starts to wake up more when Molly thinking that she will force him to feel uncomfortable and move out from the apartment, starts to be more flirty....and I will stop here because I don't want to write spoilers. This book is funny, entertaining, sexy and emotional too. Perfect book for this autumn weekend.
Laura_F More than 1 year ago
Molly and Sean have been best friends for years and have never crossed the line. When he takes it upon himself to evict her roommate and move in with her, the game changes and neither he nor Molly can ignore the chemistry and rightness of things between them. This is the first book in this series that I read and I really feel like that put me at disadvantage. There's lots of mentions of things that happened in previous books that aren't explained enough to make sense to someone jumping in and I never felt like I understood the foundations of the relationship between Molly and Sean. I did like this book and maybe my feelings about it will change after I read books one and two of this series. *This is my voluntary review of an advanced reader copy*
MLH438 More than 1 year ago
Sean and Molly have been best friends for many years. Sean sees her as passionate, exciting, unpredictable, a force of nature, and a free spirit. All those things make her one of Sean's favorite people, and she is too important for him to ever risk crossing the line with her - until he does - and all bets are off. Molly has known Sean since she was 15 and developed a crush on him. He has always been there for her but has treated her like a little sister - until he doesn't - and Molly needs to deal with the change in their relationship. She knows that Sean's parents want him to choose a wife with the right name and connections and doesn't think she qualifies. She agrees to just enough of a relationship to satisfy their craving for each other, but it's not enough for Sean. "What I'm talking about - asking you for - is you and me, together. Giving more than friends a chance, because this is the first time in my life that I'm not waiting for what feels right. I've found it. It's you... " This is the third book in Mira Lyn Kelly's Wedding Date series and, while it can be read as a stand alone, characters from the previous books do feature in the story. Molly and Sean's story is intense and well-written, but I did not like Kelly's continual use of the F-word, as I feel it detracts from the quality of the story. I received a copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
SarahBethL More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed Molly & Sean's story. Sean is Molly's brother's best friend & also her friend as well. Sean steps in when he realizes Molly is being used by her roommate, he steps in to help her. Molly has always had a crush on Sean & thought she was over it, but when he moved in with her those feelings resurfaced. It was so much fun to read their story, to see them move from friends to being in a relationship.
nelriv More than 1 year ago
Rcvd an ARC at no cost to author.. (netgalley) I didn't read the first two book in this series and they may have been the reason why I didn't really see the chemistry with these two. We have Molly who has always had a crush on Sean her brother's best friend, and she thinks that she is finally over it and then he throws her roommate out who was taking advantage of her and she realizes that nope she still has crush. Sean is under pressure from his mom to get married and his family are snobs so the woman that Sean tends to go out with have pedigree, look a certain way but he isn't feeling it. I think that bugged me because he is a grown man and these two had too much interference in their lives they needed to put their foot down.
SmutCrazy More than 1 year ago
Sean Wyse and Molly Brandt have been best friends for years, so when her roommate stops paying her rent, and basically free-loading off Molly, Sean sees red. He takes over, packs the guy’s things, finds him a temporary place to live and gets him a job. This all happens during her brother’s wedding. When Molly gets home after the wedding, not only is she pissed, but now Sean has moved in. Molly has had a secret crush on Sean since they were teenagers, having him as a roommate, is proving very difficult. They are best friends, how can she stop from crossing that line, of friends to something else. All of a sudden, their chemistry is off the charts. Sean tells Molly they should see where this takes them, since he knows that the feelings he has are meant to be forever. Sean realizes that he’s always told her that the perfect woman for him has to have breeding, education, and money. This of course is more of what his parents have been telling him for years, than what he really wants. So he truly understands how Molly, who has none of the traits, is leery of his feelings for her. How can two people so much alike yet so different, find true love and happiness. I received a copy of this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Dangrdonna More than 1 year ago
I LOVED these two characters! Molly has had the biggest crash on Sean for years but hasn't been able to do anything about it since they both travel in the same circle of friends AND since they are each others best friends. Sean has always been protective of Molly but thought of her as a sister. Not after her plan to get him out of her apartment fails. Flirting with him may have had him running for the hill years ago but now he wants to stand his ground. He feels he's doing it for her own good since she has a soft spot for her old roommate that never paid rent on time. I laughed out loud at moments. I felt Molly's pain at others.
MJHughes12 More than 1 year ago
3.5 Stars Friends to lovers is always a fun read and throw in that this is also a best friend’s little sister trope and there was a lot to like about this book. I really loved the friendship that Molly and Sean had. They gave each other space to just be who they were with no expectations or demands. And for Sean, who is always under the spotlight of his family and work demands, this is something that he knows is rare to find. Molly’s had a secret crush on Sean since she was 15, but she knows he is looking for a partner who fits into his world of business and society, something that she doesn’t have the pedigree or schooling to do, so she’s carefully put those feelings into a box and locked them away, knowing she can never be the one to fill that role in Sean’s life. Even though Sean knows Molly is everything he wants in a partner, he could never see bringing her into his world since the demands would force her to compromise who she was, and the person who Molly is, is the person he needs in his life to keep him grounded and give him the space he needs to just be himself. When circumstances have Sean moving in with Molly, who is dead set against that idea and just wants him to move out, and Molly figures that flirting with Sean will make him uncomfortable enough to pack his own bags and high-tail it back to his hotel apartment, neither is truly prepared for the intense feelings that surface…and boy you could feel the sparks between these two! And when they decide that “just this once” will be enough to scratch the itch, well nothing could have prepared them for just how deep their feelings for one another truly go. I really loved how they tried to commit to going back to being just best friends – but when even the knitting channel couldn’t help them get back into the friend zone “just this once” turned into “just for now”, and if Sean was going to have his way, it would turn into “just forever” – if only he can get Molly on board with that! One of the things I really enjoyed with this book was the extended cast of characters and their influence on Sean and Molly’s relationship. This is a close-knit group of friends that look out for one another and can always be counted on - even though they tend to get all up in each other’s business at times! Max’s reaction to finding out his baby sister was hooking up with his best friend was no surprise, but neither was his reaction once he calmed down and realized that who better than Sean, his best friend, to trust his baby sister with. Sean’s parents were just awful as were some of his business associates, so it was easy to see why he needed Molly to keep him grounded. The story itself kept a good pace and the author does a nice job of bringing her characters to life. The ending for me wasn’t as tight as it could have been – I was a bit confused at first as to how things were playing out and I wish there was a bit more dialogue between Sean and Molly to wrap things up. I did enjoy the humor throughout the book – these two were a lot of fun together and had me laughing quite often. Overall I enjoyed the story and look forward to more in the series! I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book I received from the publisher from NetGalley.
mamalovestoread22 More than 1 year ago
Molly Brandt has had a thing for her best friend Sean for years; he's always been the guy to pick up the pieces when things in her life go array, been the shoulder she's needed when someone broke her heart, and now that she has attracted a freeloading roommate it's him who steps in and hands them an eviction notice. She is beyond thankful to be rid of the roommate, but then Sean informs her that he's moving, and that brings about a whole new issue... having him sleeping in the bedroom next door is sure to be torture! Just This Once is a delightful friends to lovers romance that comes with emotion to tug on the heartstrings, drama to keep things exciting, and sizzling chemistry to spawn a case of the swoons! I really enjoyed this one, the story line was engaging, and the characters were well crafted and easy to connect to; in no time at all they lured me in and had me rooting for them. If you are in the market for a feel good romance, loaded with swoons and feels, then I highly suggest you check this one out, you won't be disappointed with what you find! I requested an advanced copy of this title from NetGalley, and I am voluntarily leaving my honest and unbiased opinion.
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
Loved this! Sean's a bit pushy but you have to love him for it. In this fantastic friends to lovers story Sean and Molly will definitely have you chuckling and you really see how great they would be together if they would just admit it already! This is a fun sexy read that will keep you entertained all the way through. I highly recommend it.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Reading Mira Lyn Kelly is like basking in sunshine. Whether full on exposure or flickers of light hiding below the surface, I always have a good time. Just This Once feels like a been there moment. There's a little Molly and Sean in us all waiting to break free. Molly is searching for solid ground but afraid to take the leap. Sean needs to learn how to breathe without a fear of being left behind. With a deep friendship like theirs when emotions get in the way, will falling in love prove a challenge too great to survive? With sassy dialogue, flirty chemistry and laugh out loud scenarios, I couldn't help but fall in love.