Only You

Short Story in It Happened One Night Anthology

By Jacquie D'Alessandro

Avon - September 2008

Historical Romance

Mary Balogh had an idea. What if four authors each wrote a short story with the same basic premise - a man and woman are reunited after ten years, and spend a twenty-four hour period together at an inn. This anthology is the result of that idea.

Cassandra Heywood was returning to her childhood home, but she needed to stop somewhere first. Knowing that her childhood friend now owned an inn, she chose to stay there the night, hoping to see Ethan Baxter.

Ethan couldn't believe Cassandra was at his inn. He had never forgotten her, couldn't even start a relationship because of her. He had always been infatuated with her, but knew that nothing could ever come of it. Even now, a widow, he was too far below her.

Only You was a touching romance of healing. Cassandra had endured a terrible marriage, and Ethan was the perfect hero to heal her. In fact, Ethan was simply an ideal hero - one who had always loved his heroine.

What a unique concept that Mary Balogh had which resulted in It Happened One Night. I enjoyed reading this anthology, and would be interested to see such an endeavor again.

Included in It Happened One Night are: The Fall of Rogue Gerrard by Stephanie Laurens , Spellbound by Mary Balogh, Only You by Jacquie D'Alessandro, and From This Moment On by Candice Hern.

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