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Dear Author BookClub Pick for February

The One That Got Away Kelly HunterThis month’s bookclub selection is Kelly Hunter’s “The One That Got Away.” ( A | BN | K | S ) This is a contemporary and despite the balloon covered frivolity, this is a darker book about reunited lovers.  I really enjoyed the book but I had some issues with the restraint the author showed during the story  and I thought it would be a great book for discussion.

Good job? Tick. Newly purchased apartment? Tick. Evie’s life is on a pretty even keel at the moment. The only thing missing? A man with an edge to keep things interesting. Enter Logan Black. Tortured, distant and sexy, Logan has edge written all over him. He’s also the man who tipped Evie over the edge a few years back – she gave him everything, but he didn’t know when to stop taking. Leaving Logan was the hardest thing Evie’s ever done. Until now. Because Logan’s back, the chemistry is as blistering as ever, and this time he’s not going anywhere…

We hope you pick up the book and join us on the 15th of February for a robust bookchat. Next month’s pick is Anne Calhoun’s “Uncommon Pleasure.“Uncommon Pleasure by Anne Calhoun ( A | BN | K | S ). It is a fairly expensive book but I really think Calhoun is one of our better erotic romance authors. If you haven’t had a taste of her yet, try Liberating Lacey ( A | BN | K | S ). Don’t forget that the sidebar always has our upcoming choices (all the way through August).

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Kaetrin
    Feb 02, 2013 @ 22:50:39

    I really enjoyed this one so I’m looking forward to the discussion. Here’s a link to my review (posted @ Jane’s invitation).

  2. Dabney
    Feb 03, 2013 @ 11:18:58

    I just read this last night and, while I so enjoyed myself, I too struggled with what came across as Ms. Hunter’s ambivalence about really exploring the dark issues she freights Evie’s and Logan’s sex life.

    I’m looking forward to seeing what others thought.

  3. Kate Hewitt
    Feb 03, 2013 @ 13:14:29

    I can’t find this as an ebook in the UK! I’m really looking forward to reading it at some point, though.

  4. Ros
    Feb 03, 2013 @ 14:27:23

    @Kate Hewitt: Kate, I’ve had success buying ebooks in the UK from the eharlequin site, so you could try that.

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