One Night to Fall by Kelsey Kingsley
Rosa's rating: 4 of 5 iScream Cones
"Some things were better left alone. Things like hot Irish accents."
One Night to Fall was my first Kelsey Kingsley read. I was intrigued by the synopsis and the fact that it was a novella, allowing me to try a new author for a quick taste of her work. I'm happy to report that I really enjoyed her writing style and sense of humor.
Patrick is a #HotCop being one of only 12 law enforcement officers in their small community. And please note that the other 11 didn't draw the female admirers like he did. Not only was it his tall, muscled physique that was noteworthy, it was his skill at french braiding and manicures that made him a chick magnet. At least he was a magnet for all the chicks except the one whose attention he was trying to get, Kinsey's.
Kinsey fell for Patrick when she was three years old. They were inseparable as kids and shared all their firsts through their teenage years. She thought they would be together forever. And they probably would have, if she hadn't made the biggest mistake of her life. Years of heartache and regret have not lessened the pain of her bad decision. However; now that she's moved back home, she's faced with it daily. With him, the "Irish bastard" that haunted her memories and dreams, and now tortures her in person. She's reminded that, "We never had a choice, we never stood a chance. Our fates were determined the moment I stepped over the invisible line between his front lawn and mine."
I was very amused by her internal dialogue as she always called him an Irish bastard, but it depended on her mood and the situation, what descriptive title he got. #InconsiderateIrishBastard #SneakyIrishBastard #StubbornIrishBastard #ArrogantIrishBastard #CockyIrishBastard
As she shared her memories with me, I fell for him too. And when he pursued her, setting the stage to give her, one night to fall, I fell again... It was a beautiful, heartwarming and heartbreaking story. I was excited to learn at the end that there will be more stories to come. Patrick has some younger twin brothers who have mastered the sexy Irish brogue. I'm looking forward to spending some time with them. The line forms here...