The first novel by K.S. Hunter, the alter ego of an international bestselling author, whose identity will remain a secret.
Desire can have dire consequences
Two years ago, David Madden made a mistake that almost cost him his marriage. His wife, Alison, gave him another chance, but she has not forgotten, nor has she forgiven.
She is irresistible
Then David meets the alluring Nina at a theatre in London. When he loses his phone in the dark, she helps him find it, and by giving her his number he unwittingly invites her into his life.
What David initially views as an innocent flirt turns into a dangerous game of deception. His increasingly suspicious wife thinks something is up, and each lie he tells pushes them further apart.
She is insatiable
Nina pursues David relentlessly, following him to New York where she gives him an ultimatum: sleep with her, just one time, and then she’ll get out of his life forever; or she’ll ruin everything he holds dear.
She is unstoppable
Of course, once won’t be enough for Nina, and what David hoped would be the end is merely the beginning.
A modern-day Fatal Attraction, Just One Time is a steamy psychological thriller that will have you hooked from the first page and holding your breath until its shocking conclusion.
Just One Time may be the debut novel for K S Hunter, but the author has written several other books, of a different genre, under a different name. This is evident in the writing style and composition of the book; the plot flows well and the characters are well developed. Just One Time is a short book at under two hundred pages, but is not short of content. The plot is told from David’s point of view, as he tries to be a good husband but is tempted by Nina’s offer. Personally, I would have liked to see the story from wife’s perspective. We see David’s view of the marriage, its disintegration, Alison’s coldness and how the past played out. I would have liked to hear her feelings and thoughts, her resentment and any suspicions she had.
As a character I expected to have no sympathy for David, a married man who claims his love for his daughter is enough for him, that he can live with Alison’s resentment in order to keep the family together. However, I did have a bit of sympathy for him as he was damned if he did and damned if he didn’t sleep with Nina. In fact, I was quite surprised at how long he held out; Nina was beautiful and seemingly perfect in looks and what she was offering . This book is reminiscent of Fatal Attraction, and The Proposal in that nothing that seems just a one off will stay a one off.
Just One Time is classes as an erotic genre, so if you are offended or uncomfortable by explicit sex scenes then this book is not for you. This thriller is a fast paced, rollercoaster of a novel that offers thrills aplenty, a great quick read.