Review: Just One Night by Carly Phillips (The Kingston Family #1)


Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Wildfire Marketing Solutions.

Carly Phillips has a new series and she's started it off on a high with a best-friends-to-lovers romance that has some office romance in it as well. The Kingston Family is a spin-off of the author's Dare Nation series, but you don't have to read any of the books in order to fully appreciate or have a better understanding of what happens in the series starter. 

Just One Night is the first book and features the eldest among the Kingston siblings, Lincoln, and his longtime best friend and personal assistant, Jordan Greene. He's had feelings for her for years but has never dared act on them, not when he fears it may cost them their friendship. Then all it takes is one night for everything to shift between them.

My curiosity over the Kingstons sparked over some of the events that played out in Dare to Stay, which is where Linc and Jordan made their first appearance. I wanted to learn more about this family and how they would bring their new found half-sibling into the fold. Now that I've gotten an initial look into their world, consider me wholly interested!

I enjoyed Linc and Jordan's story because you could see that these two had genuine trust and respect for each other professionally and then added adoration personally. They wanted more, but these two had their fair share of doubts and insecurities brought about by his father's cheating and her mother's warnings, plus the BS from the country club set.

The dynamic within the Kingston family was as interesting to me as that between Linc and Jordan. After all, this series is as much about the family as it is about the romance, and that's a definite positive in my eyes because Carly Phillips gives readers both. Just One Night has set the bar for the books to follow, and I can't wait for even more! 4.5 stars.

Date Read: 21 April 2021

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