Author: Kim Carmichael
Published Date: November 23rd, 2012
Publisher: Hot Ink Press
ISBN 13: 9780615729619
Copy provided by: friend
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Purchase: Amazon **warning: 18+ audience, with sexual content
Rating: 4 1/2 stars
Goodreads synopsis: There's always the one…He's one person throughout life you think about every so often, the one who leaves his unique indelible mark on you, the person with whom you need closure.
For Margaret Collins that person was Mike Taylor. After he broke her heart seventeen years ago, she left everything she knew and reinvented herself. With a new home, a new look and a new name, Riley Williams is now an up and coming journalist given the assignment to interview a Mike Taylor. She never suspected he would be her Mike Taylor.
With Mike having no hint of Riley's true identity, she must decide if she will make him pay for sins he doesn't remember committing, or if she can wipe away the past and be with the one man who she has always wanted?
Can she finally have closure?
My review: I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
We've all got that one person from childhood or our teenage years. That "what if" person. This book explores that idea....what if you came across that person years later? What would you do?
I loved this short story. I empathized with Riley as Margaret. True, I wasn't the wanna-be Goth, but I was the painfully shy geek who preferred to have her nose in a book than to sit around gossiping about fashion and boys. But now Riley has her life together when she finds herself interviewing that person, her "what if" person.
I enjoyed how the author switched back and forth from Riley's point of view and memories to Mike's point of view and memories. Without that, it would have been so easy to demonize poor Mike.
The sexual chemistry and scenes between Riley and Margaret were hot. I finished this book in one sitting, and really enjoyed it!