Monday, July 15, 2013

One Chance (An Alison Creek novella) -- Heather B. Moore

Valentina is the odd woman out. She was part of “the Five” when she dated Drew for a couple of years, and she remains friends with the women, but with her traveling schedule as a runway model, it’s impossible to maintain a real relationship. When Valentina attends her cousin’s wedding in LA, she runs into Cesar, who she was a school friend with in Puerto Rico. Cesar is not the young, skinny boy she remembers but a grown man who seems interested in what’s beyond her model appearance. Back in New York, Valentina can’t get him out of her mind, but she also can’t deny the fact that they’re separated by well over a thousand miles. (

I totally fell in love with Cesar from the moment he walked into the story. No reason to doubt that Valentina would do the same, especially since they had been friends long before this novella begins. So what if she lives in New York, and he lives in Puerto Rico? I understand how difficult it is to live a life where careers keep a woman and her man thousands of miles apart, but I also believe problems like that can be worked out to a satisfactory end.

As with the other novellas in this series, as a reader I'd like to go one more step, so I'm still hoping Moore will someday write a novel that pulls all of these women--"the Five"--together again, along with the new men in their lives.

Another fun addition to the Alison Creek novella series from one of my favorite authors.

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