Betrayed and abandoned by his wife and left to raise their young daughter on his own, TV news photographer Jake "Mac" MacDonald has moved to San Diego for a fresh start. He’s sworn off women forever and devoted his life to his little girl. But when his brother-in-law drags him out to a night club, Mac can’t help but be drawn to the cute blonde who asks him to dance. Maybe he can make an exception...for just one night.
A hot fling is exactly what news reporter Elizabeth White had in mind when she brought Mac home. A quick cure to help her get over her ex-boyfriend. But things get awkward when her anonymous hookup turns out to be her newest colleague. Now they must put their attraction behind them and find a way to work together. But when someone starts sabotaging Beth’s career, she realizes Mac is the only one she can trust. And maybe their one night has the makings of an exclusive after all.
I wasn't sure when I got this book that I would like it as much as I did but I liked the clean cover being simple and the focus being the couple instead of graphics and I liked the blurb.Jumping into the book I already got the smooth feel that this book was reality based romance which I've begun to enjoy in contemporary romance these days.
You have guy and girl finding one another then returning to their real lives only to be reunited due to circumstances out of their control. I liked that even though there was instant attraction vibe it wasn't instant love.
Both Jake and Liz have priorities in their lives that they are both more determined to stand by instead of simply jumping into their passions and getting involved in a serious relationship. I really liked that about both of them.
I really wish more contemporary romances were more like this one. It had honest romance, and honest characters, among a surprising "conflict" to keep you interested along with the building relationship.
Just This Night was a great read and I'll be looking forward to reading more of Madison's work in the near future.
Note: Received a print copy in exchange for an honest review from Berkley Publishing