Review: Just A Step Away – Flora Roberts
Lanie Wagner’s life is going just the way she wants it to. She has her own business, a roof over her head, an awesome and very sexy roommate, and enough time on her hands to do as she wishes. In her mind, she’s got it made. She loves what she does, and wouldn’t have things any other way.
An unexpected phone call from her cousin soon disrupts her peaceful way of life. Though she doesn’t want to plan her cousin’s wedding, Lanie knows she has no other recourse but to do just that. The thought of going back home frightens her, most especially the thought of seeing the family she left behind. Part of her knows she’ll need to do the right thing. The question is, can she do that without falling apart in the first place?
Determined to give things all she’s got, Lanie enlists the help of her roommate. In her mind, he’s just what she needs to show her family that she’s truly independent. On the one hand, taking Lucas along for ride will allow her family to focus on other things. On the other hand, it’ll inadvertently draw attention to herself in the process. Lucas is far too good looking, and draws a woman’s attention whether he wants to or not, herself included.
Diving head-first into a dangerous game of cat and mouse, Lanie soon realizes she’s way over her head. Her feelings for Lucas are rearing their ugly heads, making her look at the situation at hand through different eyes. While she might not like what’s going on within herself, she knows she’ll need to acknowledge her feelings and more when the time comes. It’s the only way she’ll be able to finally move on in order to enjoy the life she’s now made for herself.
Just A Step Away is one of those stories you won’t want to put down. It sucks you in, and doesn’t let go until the very end. The fact that there’s another book coming for this series is definitely the icing on the cake. Flora’s storytelling is certainly pleasing, and allows you to visualize the characters and their environments. I’m definitely looking forward to more of Lanie and Lucas.
Available for purchase via the following retailers: Amazon.
Lanie Wagner has it all—from her great apartment in the heart of Los Angeles, to her amazing career as the city’s most sought after wedding planner. Yes, ladies and gents, Lanie is riding high on life.
But there’s just one problem. When her cousin called her and asked Lanie to plan her wedding, she knew it was going to be a disaster. She hasn’t been back home in over five years, and her family is out of control crazy. All of them.
With her cousin’s wedding looming, Lanie has to make a pivotal decision. She needs to find a date; a boyfriend to be exact. She needs to find some poor bastard willing to pretend to be madly in love with her for an entire week.
The only downside is Lanie is convinced that no one is pathetic enough to take her up on her offer.
Lucas Sparks, aka Sparky, is the epitome of every woman’s wet dream. And he knows it. Born into a family of wealth and privilege, Lucas has never wanted for anything. Well, that was until he was given the opportunity to share an apartment with Lanie, the one woman that has never fallen at his feet and begged for all that he could give her.
The same woman that acts like he doesn’t exist.
Even all the money in the world wouldn’t be enough to make his humble roommate fall in love with him. When he is given the chance to spend a weekend away in the country with a woman he fantasizes about on a daily basis, he’s determined to do whatever is necessary to go along for the ride, even if it means pretending to be her man.
But playing pretend can be a dangerous game, and considering the circumstances, Lanie and Lucas just might have signed up for more than they bargained for.
About The Author:
Flora Roberts is an adult romance author with an affinity for writing about characters that are utterly insane and wonderfully sexy.
Living on a ranch with her three kids in sunny California, Flora thrives on the peace and quiet of her surroundings.
The first time the writing bug bit her in the butt was when she discovered the world of fanfiction. From then on pulling her away from her laptop was like pulling teeth out of an elephant.
Flora’s online stories have been read from around the world and have been reviewed as laugh-out-loud funny.
If she isn’t on her laptop writing about swoon worthy characters that make you spit your coffee out and laugh your ass off, you can more than likely find Flora spending time with her kids, reading books by her favorite authors, or sitting outside in the dark for no apparent reason.
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