Just This Once is a friends to lovers story between a brilliant prosecutor who's sworn off love and a Navy SEAL who's been hiding his feelings for too long. Becca Hamilton is a busy prosecutor who's dedicated and passionate about her work. After being left high and dry days before her wedding several years ago, she promised herself she wouldn't let her heart become vulnerable again. Yet, she didn't count on temptation in the form of Aidan McNamara.
Aidan McNamara is many a woman's dream - a tall, dark, sexy-as-hell military type who tends to save the day so often it's annoying. Becca has been quite successful at ignoring the spark that burns every time Aidan is near. Until he shows up and happens to save her evening. One scorching hot kiss on a rainy night, and Becca begins to question the limits she set for herself. She gambles she can allow herself just one night with Aidan.
Aidan has been half in love with Becca since the first time he laid eyes on her. A chance encounter kindles hope in his heart. He can't say no when she asks for one night, but he knows from the start he wants more.
Becca quickly discovers that just once won't even come close to satisfying her desire. She's completely unprepared for the depth of feelings Aidan elicits. Forced to take a much-needed break from work, she decides a journey to Last Frontier Lodge in Alaska might give her some perspective and a long overdue adventure. A trip she hoped would clear her head only leaves her missing Aidan so much she can hardly stand it.
Aidan is a man of plans and action, but with Becca, he's winging it every step of the way. When she takes off to Alaska, he finds himself following her even though it goes against his grain. Can Becca let down her guard long enough to let Aidan into her heart?
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A great story
****I received a free copy of this audiobook and voluntarily chose to review it. *****
When I started this listening to this book as an audiobook I wasn't aware that it was the third book in a series. But it didn't disturb the listening at all - the book can be read as a stand-alone, but I'm sure most series are best if you read all the books in the series in the right order ;)
This book is a very sweet book about a woman distrusting love after a terrible break up (her fiance was messing around with her bridesmaid a few days before the wedding). Lucky for her she gets help from a friend of her brother when she gets involved in a car accident. He has always known she was the one but in respect of her brother he never pursued her - until now!
And then the story of love between Aidan and Becca begins. Becca fighting the urge to trust in love again even though Aidan is SO nice and understanding to her all the time despite him having troubles about the relationship - being disloyal to his friend/her brother and never has been in a relationship himself.
I really enjoyed this love story - it was kind of safe (in the best way) and sweet. You get to know the two main characters very well and understands their distress about their feelings for each other while wanting/not wanting a relationship. The story feels real opposite to the other love story I listen to prior to this book - where one tragedy hit after the other. It was way too much - no one would be able to survive that much loss. And was SO great listening to a love story wich could be a real love story not just a made-up story with way too much drama. The drama in this book is the fight inside Becca and Aiden whether to choose to trust in love or not. And the journey to trusting each other was really enjoying! I will definitely listen to the rest of the audiobooks in this series - starting with book number one this time :)