"High-School Sweethearts Reunite"
Reviewed by Clare O'Beara
Posted October 4, 2012
Romance Series | Romance Erotica Sensual
A rather short novella, ONCE HER MAN ALWAYS
HER MAN tells the story of a returned Marine who meets his
Luke Dexter, a Marine, attends the Sybarite Club in Texas
to join an exclusive dating service. He encounters Rebecca
Rainier at the bar. Eleven years previously the pair were
high-school sweethearts. They never went further than
kissing but enjoyed spending all their time together. Luke
was from a military family and enlisted in the Marines as
soon as he was allowed. He knew he would be sent to
Afghanistan and did not want Rebecca tied to that situation
with the attendant risks; so he made no commitment. She
wrote letters regularly but they went unanswered.
Now Luke is home and opening a center for recovering
injured veterans. Rebecca is running a corporate
hospitality firm which is helping to launch the center. Her
strong feelings for Luke return immediately, as do his for
her. Instead of chiding him for failing to keep in touch,
she decides on a fling in the back of his car. We are left
in no doubt that the two will take up their relationship.
While the past of the characters is described, the story we
are shown essentially takes place during one night. I missed
having the chance to explore the lives of the two people
during those eleven years they were apart. Rebecca comes
across as a strong woman who knew the man she wanted first
time around and saw no reason to change her mind. Some of
the pressure on soldiers serving abroad is also described,
and the difficulty for those leaving sweethearts behind.
This tale would appeal to those wanting a quick read. The
author has shown an excerpt from Rebecca and Luke's lives
and it should be enjoyed on that basis. They do come
across as being a good match for each other and if the
author writes more books in a similar setting it would be
good to see them as walk-on characters.
Fulfilling a favor and executing a business plan, Luke
Dexter arrives at Dallasâ€™ Sybarite Club for a one-night
stand. He never imagined heâ€™d come face to face with the
woman he left behind a decade earlier.
Rebecca Rainier fell in love with Luke Dexter in high school
and was crushed when he dumped her to join the Marines after
9/11. Set up on a 1Night Stand by her business partner,
nothing could prepare Rebecca for who her date is.
Can Luke and Rebecca bridge the pain of a decade-long
abandonment, in one cold Texas night?
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