Momentary Lapse

Toni J. Strawn
Momentary Lapse
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Samhain Publishing
Release Date
February 2016
Book 2 of One Moment
Contemporary Romance

Any man can get down and dirty. A real man cleans up his own mess.

One Moment, Book 2

Madison St James's life is a glittering fairy tale until her Prince Charming turns out to be Prince Cheating. With the help of a sexy stranger, Madison becomes someone she's not for just one night. Confident, uninhibited, and up for no-holds-barred sex.

It's hot. It's sensual. And so real that Madison doesn't see how she can ever return to her superficial life. But with no money of her own, no job and no experience, Madison is trapped. Just like her manipulative mother planned.

Cole Langford has one of the most powerful names in Maryland, but none of the money and prestige that go with it. But he knows first-hand what it's like to get kicked to the curb by power-wielding megalomaniacs.

Lately Cole's libido's been on holiday. Even his old hobby of seducing rich social climbers and leaving them begging has lost its appeal. But Madison is like decadent candy, and Cole isn't satisfied with one tiny taste.

Even if going back for seconds has disaster written all over it.

Book Review by Delta (reviewer)
Dec 28, 2015   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
106 people found the following review helpful
For a momentary lapse in sanity, it sure turned into one steamy relationship!

After 15 years of being pimped out on the beauty pageant circuit, Madison St. James expected the picture perfect life her mother promised, not a man accidental butt dial from her cheating fiancé. So tonight, she's determined to be somebody else, to forget her problems and drink her night away. When she meets Cole Langford, she's intrigued by his good looks, but then the jerk opened his mouth.

Cole hasn't felt a genuine thrum of arousal in a long time, but the moment Madison walks through the bar, his libido soars back to life. The two share one hot, no holds barred night together before Madison has to leave the next morning. But Cole isn't giving up that easy; he's not felt a connection to another woman like that in...ever. Something about Madison makes him want to open his heart to her, but Cole's been burned before by the obnoxiously wealthy. Will he be able to trust Madison with his heart? Will Madison be able to step out from her mother's thumb and give a guy from the wrong side of the tracks a chance?

MOMENTARY LAPSE is the second book in the One Moment series, and I'm so glad I gave it a chance, as I liked it much more than book 1! Cole and Madison started off on this decadently erotic one night stand, but fate has them meeting again, Cole offering to help Madison by moving his sister in as a roommate. The chemistry even had my Kindle begging for a post coitus smoke, it was just that potent!

I adored Madison; she's totally not what she seems but lacks the courage to step outside her comfort zone and stand up to her mother. She can finally be herself with Cole, and he encourages, endorses and shares her sexual proclivities. Cole was a bit of a bastard, constantly judging Madison for the circles she ran in. I get that he was wronged by the wealthy, but to be so distrustful based on something his asshat uncle did years ago sucked for her. The writing and editing were well done, and although the story wasn't particularly unique, it was still a hot read by an author I'll look for in the future.

Bottom Line: A good read from Ms. Strawn, and one that fans of good ole' erotic romance will find delicious.
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