The Right One by Felice Stevens

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"Wrong never felt so right."

Morgan Cantrell is a survivor. After running away from an abusive husband, he’s finally divorced and starting over, but it’s hard. Of course he doesn’t mean to set off the smoke detectors in the building or short out the electricity in his apartment. Mistakes happen. The last thing he wants is to draw the attention of his growly, moody-ass super. Every time they meet, it’s like oil and water—they just don’t mix.

Leo DeLuca learned at an early age that the people who are supposed to love you only hurt you. He’s happy to keep to himself, but the walking disaster of a new tenant in 5C won’t stop getting in his way and into his business. They can’t even speak to each other without arguing, but Leo has to admit—it’s kind of a turn on. That must be the reason why he can’t stop thinking about the guy in 5C. Or wanting to touch him. But hell, no. That would be a mistake.

One kiss leads to an explosive night both men fight to forget—after all, Leo has nothing in common with the sweet kindergarten teacher while Morgan is looking for a happily ever after he knows Leo can’t give. Yet it’s Morgan who Leo leans on to help deal with his painful past, and Leo is the key to unlocking Morgan’s inner strength.

Trusting someone is never easy, but it might be the only way they discover that everything they think is wrong about each other, could be everything that's right.

* This book deals with domestic and verbal abuse and contains discussion of past traumatic events

5 out of 5 (exceptional)

THE RIGHT ONE focuses on Morgan (5C) and Leo, both of them hurt by their pasts, and neither looking for love! Sometimes, it's when you're not looking though, that things happen. Like Morgan moving into 5C for example, and the fireworks that start from the first moment.

Oh man, these two. My heart broke for both of them - Morgan for the abusive ex, and Leo for the abusive parents. Morgan was brave though, and I'm not just talking physically. He has a backbone of steel and isn't prepared to back down, unless he feels the timing isn't quite right. That and his insights are what enable him to break through Leo's walls. Of course, Morgan has his own insecurities, which Leo is able to deal with, so these two really are perfect for each other.

I loved how this book flowed and it took me along for the ride. I was wondering when the ex would turn up and wasn't surprised when he did. I was surprised (and cheering) about other things but not that.

These characters are superb, and I loved the supporting cast too. Full of descriptions clear enough to see what was going on, this book kept me gripped from start to finish.

Another absolute corker from Felice Stevens and absolutely recommended by me.

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* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *


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Felice Stevens has always been a romantic at heart. She believes that while life is tough, there is always a happy ending just around the corner. Her characters have to work for it, however. Like life in NYC, nothing comes easy and that includes love. She lives in New York City with her husband and two children. Her day begins with a lot of caffeine and ends with a glass (or two) of red wine. She’s retired from practicing law and now daydreams of a time when she can sit by a beach and write beautiful stories of men falling in love. Although there are bound to be a few bumps along the way, a Happily Ever After is always guaranteed.

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