Welcome to my stop on the tour for Just One Time, let me tell you this book was an unexpected white-knuckle journey before I tell you any more here is what it’s about.
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.
What first got my attention with this book was that it is pegged as a psychological thriller but the blurb didn’t sound like any of the psychological thrillers that I have read before. Usually, there is a question over something that has happened and there is an element of piecing together what lead to it, with Just One Time you know what’s going on instead it’s the unpredictability of the people involved that creates the tension.
The pace was brilliant, from the start you are pulled into the story and it keeps its hooks in you right to the end. At times I felt right on the edge of my seat, but I couldn’t tear my eyes away. I found that as the story progressed I kept waiting for the next thing to happen but I could never guess what that would be.
The characters were a great mix, the funny thing was that I thought that I wouldn’t like David at all from the description but I did really empathize with him and the situation that he found himself in. Not that he was blameless, he did make many mistakes but nothing could have prepared him for Nina and her games and whilst he wasn’t an angel he didn’t deserve what she unleashed upon him.
Nina was the ultimate manipulator, the one you can’t help but hate, but also can’t wait for her to make an appearance to see what she’s going to do. Just when you think she’s going to give up the game she comes back with a new angle.
The book was at times pretty steamy and at times a little extreme so if you are particularly sensitive I would read with caution. However, I don’t think there will be many that would regret picking this gripping book up.
If you want to find out more about this gripping book then be sure to check out the other stops on the tour.
K.S. Hunter is the pseudonym of an international bestselling author. The identity of the author, who lives in the United Kingdom, will remain a mystery.