Title: Arousing Past
Joe Bradley was the love and heartbreak of her life. But that was all in the past. Now he s back claiming a place in her heart that he no longer deserves. Eight years later, Melissa has moved on and made a life for herself. Then Joe re-enters her life, claiming a place in her heart that he has no right to expect. But how is she going to cope with the constant reminder of the past when he s now her new boss? From the moment they meet again Melissa realises the old attraction is still there, but she s determined not to give in, even if it means quitting her job. Her will power is put to the test when she s forced to stay at the hotel over the weekend and Joe promptly lures her into joining him for dinner. When the conversation turns intimate, Melissa leaves the table and runs back to her room in tears. Joe follows her and Melissa reveals a secret from the past. Joe does not take the news well. But after eight years, is there enough left between them for a second chance?
Author: Francesca St. Claire
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Sinful Weekend, Dream Neighbour
Published by Total-e-Bound Publishing Source: Publisher
Published: December 10 2012
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Quick and sexy was Francesca St. Claire’s Arousing Past. Melissa has tried the past eight years to get Joe out of her heart and mind, but when he suddenly reappeared in her life, she is transported back to memories that won’t go away.
Ms. St. Claire delivers a sensual, lustful story that gave promise when it appeared reconciliation was not in sight. Melissa was a resilient character who even though she continued to pine for Joe, was able to go forth with her life. Emotionally she appeared insecure; professionally she was strong and spirited.
In my opinion, Joe was characterized as slightly egocentric in his endeavors to reclaim Melissa’s heart, but in reality his love for her overshadowed any self- serving traits. Ms. St. Claire delivered a true romantic who would not stop until he had the woman he loved in his arms and life.
The sex was stimulating and well written. Melissa and Joe ignited the pages as they came together. Arousing Past demonstrated that life can successfully come full circle and deliver an HEA.