Tuesday, February 12, 2013

On Control: A Review of The One That Got Away by Kelly Hunter

The One That Got AwayHarlequin's new Kiss line looked to be full of happy, fun, light, sensual romance. I bought all of them. This book is not as light or fun as the cover makes it appear, but it is pretty good.

So, let's jump right in. Ten years ago, Logan and Evie spent an intense week together in London. Now, Evie has unknowingly agreed to a marriage of convenience with Logan's younger brother, Max. Seeing Evie again brings back a lot of feelings for Logan, including the shame and guilt that he felt after hurting and then leaving her at the end of their week.

Logan is naturally dominant, and Evie enjoys a little sexual submission. During their week together, they took things a bit too far, and Logan didn't like the fact that he could lose control so easily. It's a good conflict, and it makes for really interesting character development...It's just not what you'd expect based on the marketing. The sex scenes are still relatively non-graphic, although Logan and Evie have excellent chemistry.

Logan is brooding and sexy. Evie is smart and determined, with an interesting career. Overall, there's nothing not to like here. The only problem I had with this book, aside from the obvious false advertising of the cover, is the occasional moments of melodrama. It isn't as bad as I've seen in some books, but it's there.

My recommendation is that, having been warned of the darker-than expected plot, if you are still intrigued and looking for a quick, sensuous romance, this is a good choice. 3.5 stars.


  1. I was very surprised with how darker it turned out to be, but I ended up liking it a lot. Logan was so sexy, I was panting everytime he showed up. I loved him!
    Great review :)

    1. Agreed, Logan wins the sexy award for the Kiss books so far.


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