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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

My One True Love by Stephanie Taylor

My One True Love by Stephanie Taylor
Publisher: Purple Sword Publications
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (57 pgs)
Heat Level: sweet
Rating: 5 books
Reviewed by Aloe

Love or contentment. What would you choose?

Seven years ago, Liz Henley left her fiancé without a backward glance to live a bigger life anywhere but in Oakley. Now she's back, with a new fiancé, ready to tie the knot on Valentine’s Day in the town she grew up in. But one thing stands in her way: her first true love, Jason Kenyon.

Jason Kenyon has never really gotten over Liz, but he doesn't let that stop him from being the best park ranger he can be. When he sees the body of a female go sailing past him during an avalanche, he doesn't think twice about trying to rescue her. It isn't until they're both back at Jason's cabin that he realizes the body is none other than his almost-wife, Liz.

Torn between his love for Liz and his duty to return her, Jason has to make a decision. Does he take her back to her new fiancé or fight with all his might to get back the woman he never stopped loving?

He was out cutting wood for next winter when the avalanche hit. He climbed the tree he was cutting and watched the snow at his feet until he saw a body go by…

This is an intriguing story. Ms. Taylor writes a succinct entertaining story. She has created two independent characters who have a shared past and puts them a small cabin in the woods, snowbound. Her male character, Jason, has tried to move on with his life and forget Liz. Liz is hard-headed woman who wants her freedom to live in the big city and forget the little town she grew up in. But they are very attracted to each other and the avalanche brings them back together again.

The author lets you see into their hearts and makes you realize that they both still love each other, even all these years later after Liz walked away. The interplay between the two as they pretend they’re over each other is realistic. Liz has family issues to work out as well as a big decision to make. She came home to get married to Patrick. But she still loves Jason.

The conflict between their love and their two different desires is not an uncommon feeling in relationships. The author shows that good communication and having an open mind is very important when making life decisions. Another point she makes is that things change over time. That’s what makes her story relevant and believable.

I enjoyed this read. You really aren’t sure what Liz is going to decide until the end and the author creates a unique ending, also. Try this book; you’ll like it.