The Donnellys of Dogwood Cove: Book 6
Publication Date: January 24, 2024
She needs a one-night stand, and I’m just the man to fulfill her hot firefighter fantasy.
A few hours of mutual pleasure, and then I’ll never see Tori Charles again, because one night is all I ever do.
No strings, no commitments and definitely no repeats.
But two months later, the single mom I can’t seem to forget moves to my small town.
I know I need to keep my distance. Tori and her son Cooper deserve a forever kind of guy, and I’m more love ’em and leave ’em.
But this woman has gotten under my skin.
She’s irresistible, even though I’m a committed bachelor.
What harm could a secret-friends-with-benefits arrangement really be?
Julia Jarrett has done it again! I loved her Dogwood Cove series and followed her into the Donnellys of Dogwood Cove and I’ve enjoyed every book to varying degrees. So, I was excited that One Night to Win You, the final book in the series, is being released. And let me tell you, I wasn’t disappointed.
Sawyer has been a fixture in this series as each of his siblings has found their mates. He’s the carefree bachelor, always cracking jokes and making fun of his brothers and sister. He’s very serious about his firefighting career and feels that getting into a relationship would be a possibly fatal distraction. And then he meets Tori.
Tori is a single mom and romance novelist. She hesitates to get into a relationship because of her ex’s disinterest in their son, and she doesn’t want Cooper to get attached to someone only to be disappointed again. So, when a one-night stand with Sawyer is presented, she accepts. And then can’t believe it when he’s in the small town she and Cooper move to.
I enjoyed both Sawyer and Tori and together, there were sparks! It was so fun to watch Sawyer totally fall for Tori and fight it nearly every step of the way, making excuses for their “relationship,” all the while his family is loving it.
Tori’s fall was less dramatic but just as entertaining, and Cooper was just so stinking adorable and added a nice twist to Sawyer and Tori’s romance development.
I probably wouldn’t start the series with this book, as all the previous couples do make appearances, but it can stand alone. I highly recommend this whole series to fans of contemporary, small-town romances.
In the end, I couldn’t put this book down. I’m not generally drawn to the one-night stand trope, but One Night to Win You was so well written and developed that it had me turning the pages until I got to The End.
Julia Jarrett is a busy mother of two boys, a happy wife to her real-life book boyfriend, and the owner of two rescue dogs. She has a passion for writing sexy, sweet, contemporary romance novels that are full of relatable heroines, and the swoon worthy men who fall in love with them.
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