Veterinarian Jess Alexander doesn’t have one-night stands with the best man at a coworker’s wedding. But thirtysomething divorcée Jess is definitely in a rut that a night of reckless passion with a younger man just might break. And what better candidate than criminally good-looking Sean Paterson?
Being with Sean is exhilarating. But where could this relationship possibly go? Expecting anything more than a good time from Sean is a one-way ticket to heartbreak. Against her better judgment, Jess can’t walk away from whatever this is…not yet.
Just For Today is a story that won’t stay with you just for today (pardon the pun). It’s one of those books you’ll think about down the track and remember just how lovely it was.
Jess is in her thirties, fresh from a divorce and not sure about re-entering the dating pool. Sean is the younger man, cocky and confident and very sure of the effect he has on the opposite sex. They meet at the wedding of her co-worker, Hailey to his brother, Rob. Sparks fly instantly and they have a hot night together. However, what is originally intended as a “one-night-only” quickly turns into something much more.
What I loved so much about Just For Today was Jess and Sean. They are both such vibrant and real characters. They matched each other so beautifully when it came to intelligence, compassion and love for what they do. The physical connection between them is also really well done.
Both Jess and Sean are flawed – they have and have had problems and issues to deal with in their lives. However, upon meeting each other, it seems to me as if they are finally finding that missing piece of the puzzle they need to move onwards and upwards from their pasts. However, with Jess not wanting to settle for being someone’s second best again and Sean’s somewhat nomadic life, the road to their happy ending may not be as smooth as one would want.
Just For Today left a real smile on my face. It was funny, sweet, smart and emotional. Emmie Dark is definitely one wonderful Australian author to watch out for!
My rating: 4.5 out of 5
Release Date: 1 June 2013
Note: I was provided with an advanced reader copy of this book by the author, Emmie Dark in return for an honest review.