Review: Just This Night by Mari Madison

Author: Mari Madison
Series: Exclusive Romance #1
Release Date: March 1, 2016
Publisher: Berkley
Source: Publisher
Pages: 336
Reviewer: Marie
Rating: 5 Stars
Add to Goodreads
First in a sexy series set in a TV newsroom—from a multi Emmy Award-winning TV producer.

At News 9 San Diego, the hottest stories happen off camera. 

Betrayed and abandoned by his wife and left to raise their young daughter on his own, TV news photographer Jake "Mac" MacDonald has moved to San Diego for a fresh start. He’s sworn off women forever and devoted his life to his little girl. But when his brother-in-law drags him out to a night club, Mac can’t help but be drawn to the cute blonde who asks him to dance. Maybe he can make an exception...for just one night.

A hot fling is exactly what news reporter Elizabeth White had in mind when she brought Mac home. A quick cure to help her get over her ex-boyfriend. But things get awkward when her anonymous hookup turns out to be her newest colleague. Now they must put their attraction behind them and find a way to work together. But when someone starts sabotaging Beth’s career, she realizes Mac is the only one she can trust. And maybe their one night has the makings of an exclusive after all.

Marie's Thoughts
What a fantastic book! Mari Madison has written a gem of an introduction to this brand new series. It’s an adorable romance between Jake, a news photographer who was betrayed by his ex, and news reporter Beth. After what should have been a one night stand, these two discover that a night of fun was so much more…once they’ve gone their separate ways. But their separate ways very quickly meet at the exact same destination.

Beth chalks it up as just another anonymous hookup until she finds out that Jake is now working with her. They both spend some time trying to fight the attraction they feel, but inevitably, they give in to their feelings and find their happily ever after.

These two are adorable. Beth is everything you’d expect out of a female protagonist. She’s smart, sassy, funny and beautiful.  Jake isn’t your typical male, but everything about him screams romantic. He is charming, sweet and loves his daughter tremendously. Together, they’re a dynamite pair with fantastic chemistry. Their up and down journey to happiness is entertaining, fun, dramatic and oh so sweet. I enjoyed watching them go from determined individuals to people who sacrifice everything for happiness and love.

This was a wonderful story that reminded me of why I enjoy contemporary romance so much. It’s the kind of book that hits home and leaves you feeling hopeful, happy and full of love. 

I read and reviewed a paperback copy gifted to the blog, from the publisher, in exchange for an honest review. All conclusions reached are my own.

No comments:

Post a Comment