I really like this story, although very short I think it did work within the boundaries of the theme which is the title itself, Just One Day. Andie was given 24 hours by her significant other to think about his proposal. Of which she publicly threw up on, literally, the night before. You would think after 2 years of being in the relationship it would have been obvious what the answer would be. Instead she took the 24 hours and just drove destination unknown. Call it fate, she ends up in an out of the way diner and face to face with her unforgettable and hot one day romance that happened twenty years before. And so the next twenty four hours becomes something worth remembering as well.
I like the tone of the story, I like the fact that Andie is in her forties and still so very much looking for that undefinable thing called love. I like the way the author was able to put together a tale that on paper looks really simple but ends up with a lot of other things as well. The main character of Jesse and Andie were well fleshed out, for such a short piece you were given a complete picture of what these two people were all about. The only downside was that I wanted more, more from these two characters and more development of their story. But as a short novella it was an engaging and entertaining read making Sharla Lovelace another author for me to watch out for.
She has nothing but time . . .
Twenty-four hours. That’s how long Andie Fremont has to say yes—or no. At forty-four with a daughter in college, she’s no young kitten with starry-eyed ideas of what love is. Still, when the man who is everything she should want pops the question with a ring he knows isn’t her style, during a party she didn’t want to have, Andie balks. Something tells her that it isn’t right.
Looking to clear her head, Andie hits the Texas highway in search of an answer. And when she stumbles upon an old roadside diner she decides waffles might be it, at least for now. What she didn’t expect to find was Jesse Montgomery. The man who stole her heart and broke it all in one day, two decades earlier.
As a Texas-size storm takes shape outside, the electricity between Andie and Jesse builds inside. Suddenly Andie is faced with more than just yes or no. As the storm clears there are two men who will want answers.
Title: Just One Day
Author: Sharla Lovelace
Genre: Contemporary Romance Novella
Published: September 24, 2012
Publisher: Beyond The Page
Rating: ♨♨♨♨ 4 of 5 (Lovers of second chances and stories about fate and destiny will simply adore this one)