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About the Author

It was Samantha James's love of reading as a child that steered her toward a writing career. Among her favorites in those days were the Trixie Belden and Cherry Ames series of books. She still loves a blend of mystery and romance, and, of course, a happily-ever-after ending. The award-winning, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of many romances and one novella, her books have ranged from medieval to Regency.



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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Avon (March 1, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0380775492
  • ISBN-13: 978-0380775491
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,076,986 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This portrayal, of a dark unreasonable man, torments the reader. I understand Morgan O'Connor had a hard life, but romance must be the paramount purpose in a romance book, and here . . . it is absent.
At a young age, Morgan O'Connor was forced to be his brother's keeper - a brother who rejected life's responsibilities. Lady Elizabeth Stanton, disinherited, has fled England, and come to Boston to accept Nathaniel O'Connor's recent marriage purpose. Discovering the absent Nathaniel deceived her with lies and pretense, Elizabeth must now consider the somber proposal Morgan is offering. Elizabeth does accept the inevitability and hesitantly she surrenders to this dismal man.
Unfortunately, their relationship and, in particular, the sex scenes are forced and nasty leaving this romance lover uncomfortable. One disturbing example: when Morgan angrily confronts Elizabeth with his suspicion of "brotherly sharing", the blameless Elizabeth acts out the role of a "seasoned courtesan". Yup, I'm sure that's one way to convince a man of your innocence?
Samantha James does attempt some tenderness. She gives, Elizabeth and Morgan, one blissful week, in a secluded love cottage. However, this reprieve is short-lived. Upon their return to Boston and the realities of life, Morgan is again dark and irritable, and Elizabeth simply pushes the right buttons to get his displeasure raging. Her naive tactlessness, her obtuse behavior, and their shared ability to jump to the wrong conclusions are relentless.
In the concluding pages, Morgan's understanding slowly arrives, but it is too little, too late. What a shame, for I found the author's writing to be free and easy. It was the storyline that was dreary.
Grace Atkinson, Ontario - Canada.
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I enjoyed this story very much. I felt for the heroine, who's been cheated out of her inheritance by her stepmother and lied to by the hero's brother. Morgan had to be the strong one in the family all his life, while his brother shirked responsibility. He marries the heroine to protect her good name, but discovers that he's having feelings for her that are not expected ... or welcome. I found the characters to be multi-dimensional and the author weaves a mystery into the story without slowing it down or interrupting the romantic flow. I think I'll be a Samantha James fan for a long time.
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Lady Elizabeth Stanton is forced to sail to America after the death of her father in order to escape the "fiance" her stepmother has provided for her. Months before, Lady Elizabeth accepted a marriage proposal from Nathanial O'Connor, an American, and she intends to honor that arrangement. However, upon arrival in Boston, she finds his brother, Morgan, living the life that Nathanial claimed as his own.
Lady Elizabeth and Morgan immediately distrust and dislike each other, however due to a possible scandal, they are forced to marry. Throughout the book, the marriage is strained by distrust and non-communication. Neither Morgan nor Elizabeth ever take the time to learn about each other, and each kept hurting the other in the process.
I did not feel that this couple could ever truly fall in love, and when they discovered, their love it is not believable. I believe the relationship was forced and most women taking the constant abuse from Morgan would have left. This was my first Samatha James novel and I will give her another chance. Hopefully, the other tales will have more romance and love in them.
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There was a small controversy over this book when it first came out because according to some, the hero (like most of them do) mistreats the heroine throughout the entire book and it's only at the end when he briefly redeems himself. For me, I didn't see this as that big of a problem; yes, Morgan was undeniably pig-headed; the Big Misunderstanding could have been avoided if only the main characters had communicated... However, I liked Morgan; I have a soft spot for these brooding alpha males (well, when they're well-written; and Just One Kiss does falls into that category despite some of the quibbles I had.) Overall, this is a good book to pass the day with; nothing spectacular, but if you do like Ms. James' style I would suggest One Moonlit Night, another book of hers that I liked better.
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I really enjoyed the story. I thought it was interesting and can not wait to read more of her books. I did not find Morgan abusive as some think but yes he was pigheaded despite that i liked him.
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