“Sara Craven. A wonderful writer, I love her work one of my favorite authors indefinite. Also her books are fantastic, "One Reckless Night" WONDERFUL! I adore this book.
'One Night With His Virgin Mistress'
MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS***
Natalie, or Tallie to her family and friends, is kinda in limbo. She's not quite sure what she wants to do, go back to school, or start off her writing career? While in between she fantasizes about Gareth Hampton, a virtual golden Apollo in her eyes. Handsome, sexy, and well off in the pockets.
However when they had an accidental bump into each other, Gareth apologizes and asks Tallie to lunch. A few lunches, a few smiles, and she sees their time as something more, or at least there must be something blossoming between them. That is until her cousin, Josie steps into the picture.
Gareth rudely rejects Tallie for Josie, because obviously Tallie is just too 'innocent' for his taste. (the scum!)
Heartbroken she decides to leave her flat and flat mates, because seeing Gareth everyday at the flat to visit Josie was just too much to bare.
Luck has it that a chance meeting with Kit Benedict brings Tallie to Flat sit his place while he is away on business in Australia.
What’s a broken hearted girl to do? So Tallie agrees and moves into the flat away from the humiliation of seeing her crush peruse her horrid cousin. The large comfy space, two bedrooms, large bath and an office, ideal for her to work on her book, all for her use and no strings attached, just flat sit.
As she relaxes in a hot shower, it was then that a strange man appears in the bathroom, demanding her to explain why she's in his Flat. He orders her out. Tallie jumps out of the shower as the stranger tells her to make coffee, because she has a lot to explain!
Through so much confusion and a little trickery on Kit's part,Kit's half brother, Mark gives Tallie a week to find another place to live. So after a couple of days searching for a low budget living space Tallie came up with nothing. She could always go back home to her parents home, however she would never get the space she needs for herself or her work.
Mark plans a dinner party one night, and at the last minute the caterers can’t make it. Tallie steps up to save night with a delicious meal for Mark’s guests. Mark tells Tallie she could stay a little longer, since she was a great help. Meanwhile, Tallie and Mark really try to live separate lives while sharing his flat, less seeing each other would help with the difficult situation right?
And one of Mark’s guests from the dinner party seems a bit interested in Tallie, but after a disastrous date and misconfusion, she leaves in a cab back to the flat. Why does every man shriek from her as if she has the plague, first Gareth and now Justin, Tallie just wants to be rid of her maidenhead because it’s become a damn nuisance while trying to peruse a relationship!
Mark suddenly becomes cold, and once a bachelor always a bachelor? Then why is Mark being seen going out alone every night, no Sofie to warm his bed, he might just be fishing for a new woman, and why does he try to avoid Tallie? Didn’t they agree on separated lives, then how come they find themselves unable to sleep at night? And how does Tallie’s Villain in her story wind up being the hero, when she had so intended on hating him!
Great realistic characters, great storyline!! Wished Tallie wasn’t so hung up on Gareth, he showed out to be an ass, and yet she hanged on to a dream man that never really existed. Guaranteed a great read with Ms. Craven!!!”
Amanda Ann wrote this review Sunday, November 2, 2008.