Book Review: The One for Me by Sydney Landon



The One for Me
Danvers #8
Author: Sydney Landon
Reading Level: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Released: February 2nd 2016
Review Source: Signet

The New York Times bestselling author of Watch Over Me delivers a steamy new novel of irresistible attraction in her popular Danvers series.

Mark DeSanto has never denied himself anything—especially in the bedroom. Rich, attractive, and successful, men envy him and women desire him. But when a sweet, guileless beauty faints at his feet, he suddenly finds himself wondering if it’s time to look for something more lasting...

Until her divorce, Crystal Webber never knew what it was like to follow her heart. Now she wants to experience all life has to offer. So when she catches a glimpse of Mark DeSanto in the halls of Danvers International, she’s instantly infatuated—and eager to join him for a walk on the wild side. Fainting at his feet wasn’t her plan, but at least it got his attention...

But for the first time, Mark wants to take things slow, which—considering the electricity between them—may take far more willpower than he’s ever had.
This is an Adult romance novel recommended for ages 18+ due to sexual content and mature subject matter.

When it comes to the Danvers series, I am usually all over. I love this series! Really, everyone should be reading this series. The characters are easily lovable and the stories are fun and sweet. So it breaks my heart to say this, The One for Me was less that what I am used to with this series.

I don't mind when the characters fall in love the instant they meet. As long as they give time to know each other and just make the pacing good. With The One for Me, the story felt forced. The characters were all wrong, for each other... Okay, maybe not for each other, but the way they were introduced to each other was so... fake. However, what bother me the most was the fact that Mark kept calling Crystal "Angel". Like honey, we get it, she is your angel. Stop calling her angel in every sentences. "I love you, Angel", "I think I need you, Angel"... Seriously, is it necessary to call a person you just met angel in every sentences? I think not.

Mark is supposed to be this successful and sexy man, but this "angel" phrased killed his image for me. To top it off, he's supposed to be into kinky things but he was way too sweet... Sometimes this is good but with this story, it didn't work. At one point of the story, you want a strong-tough man. I'm sorry but I couldn't see him as this image he is supposed to be.

I'm usually a fan of Sydney's work, but this story didn't do it for me. It got to a point that I started to skim through her story. I will read her next story, but honestly, I hope it's nothing like this one.

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