"This Valentine in Seattle is more than a simple romance"
Reviewed by Clare O'Beara
Posted January 30, 2014
An ice storm in Seattle near Christmas is the trigger which
turns a flirtatious friendship into something more. Shea
Wetherby just wanted Pax to dry her off but... let's say
she lost her self-control. And now she's wondering what to
ONCE UPON A VALENTINE - you know it's going to be fun after
that start. Pax Merrick would have taken Shea up on her
offer sooner - if she'd only offered! He was content to
wait until she felt right about him. And after two years,
he finally got the chance to keep her warm. Shea's a
journalist, stuck on human-interest stories with the local
paper, and she's seen Pax at his yachting shop surrounded
by girls on many occasions. She doubts he can be trusted.
And her track record with relationships isn't great. She
decides to quit while she's ahead.
Valentine's Day comes around and Pax hasn't been able to
stop thinking about the gorgeous, lively blonde
journalist. He meets her in an office which helps women
get job offers and business start-ups, and manages to get a
conversation. Anyone would think she'd been avoiding him...
The smart man has a small gift delivered to Shea's home; a
box of cat treats for her elderly cat. Shea really is
touched. But there's something she's been keeping from Pax
for a while, and she just doesn't know what to do... or
whether to tell him.
Shea really comes across as a good person, untrusting
because both her parents have had several marriages and her
one long romance flopped. She loves her mother in a long-
suffering way, cares for her cat and wears a borrowed
cocktail dress to a Valentine's Night ball which she's
assigned to cover. Pax is a friendly, personable, fit and
fine-looking guy; can he help it if that attracts ladies?
But when Shea really needs him, he doesn't hesitate. This
Valentine could turn out to be so much more.
Allison Leigh who lives in Arizona has written several
modern romances so if you like the pleasant characters,
real-life situations and easy-reading style of ONCE UPON A
VALENTINE you'll have plenty more to savour. I'll be
looking for her next!
In The Hunt for Cinderella series finale by USA TODAY
bestselling author Allison Leigh, a surprise pregnancy takes
things to the next level
Shea Weatherby doesn't believe in fairy-tale endings,
especially after watching her mother have so many of them
with so many different husbands! So when Shea's Prince
Charming comes along, she's skeptical. When she gets
pregnant after a one-night stand with said Prince Charming,
Paxton Merrick made millions crafting custom yachts for
Seattle's überwealthy. But now, with Shea, his very own ship
has come in. If his futile efforts to get her to be his
Valentine are any indication, there are stormy seas ahead.
But he'll do anything to get Shea to the altar when he finds
out he's going to be a father!
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