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The One That Got Away: The Trouble with Charlotte / Much Ado About Twelfth Night / A Fool Again / Nightingale
The One That Got Away The Trouble with Charlotte / Much Ado About Twelfth Night / A Fool Again / Nightingale Author:Victoria Alexander, Eloisa James, Liz Carlyle, Cathy Maxwell He was the first ... he was the best ... — He was the one that got away! — Now he's back ...but do you still want him? — Every woman remembers that one special man who slipped through her fingers, leaving her not only asking the question "What happened?" but also wondering about what could have been if she hadn't let... more » him go.
Now, four of today's bestselling historical romance writers -- Victoria Alexander, Liz Carlyle, Eloisa James and Cathy Maxwell -- show us what can happen when the man you thought was out of your life forever returns.
In this stirring quartet of original novellas, four sets of star-crossed lovers are given the golden opportunity to relive the passion ... and set the past right. Fate has brought these couples back together, but only love can determine if each is just momentary madness or a reunion that will last for all time.
Yvonne L. reviewed The One That Got Away: The Trouble with Charlotte / Much Ado About Twelfth Night / A Fool Again / Nightingale on + 929 more book reviews
Four stories about rekindling lost love. I was only able to read two out of the four:
Victoria Alexander's "The Trouble with Charlotte:" I'm not a huge fan of Alexander. She is kind of a hit or miss for me and this one was a hit. Charlotte has been a widow for six years and has decided to venture out and start an affair only to have her lost love return for her. Some of the scenes had me laughing out loud. I also liked that she used different points of view for the story. Such a fun read.
Liz Carlyle's "Much Ado About Twelfth Night:" I couldn't get pass the first chapter of this story, mostly because of writing style. Carlyle is very flowery. She's probably not a bad writer, just not my thing.
Eloisa James' "A Fool Again:" I've read a few of James' books and I don't like the way she introduces a lot of extra characters that do not add to the story. She does that here as well but it's manageable. I read half of the story and then realize that it was boring. Nothing seems to happen other then Genevieve saying she loves Felton and is going to marry him, then makes out with Tobias. It goes back and forth like that a lot so I gave up. Sad because the beginning had so much promise.
Cathy Maxwell's "Nightingale:" I have read several of Maxwell's books and like most of them. This is a straightforward story of Jemma trying to get Dane (her ex-love) to back down from a duel with her drunken brother. The ending is a bit too simplistic but I do like the reasons Jemma gave for not choosing Dane in the past. That part isn't sugar coated at all. Decent read.