That Girl’s the One I Love by Alana Lorens


That Girl’s the One I Love by Alana Lorens
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc.
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (65 pgs)
Heat Level: Spicy
Rating: 3.5 stars
Reviewed by Lavender

Leyla Brand has one perfect day in her life: the day she meets rock singer Arran Lake at the Bele Chere Festival in Asheville. They have so much in common, Leyla is sure they are soulmates and will have a future together.

The very next morning, when Arran receives the call to hit the big time, he vanishes into the world of California rock and roll to become an international star, leaving her behind. Only a few phone calls keep them in touch — until his phone is disconnected. After that, all she has of him is every new song that hits the charts.

Five years later, she gets a message on the Internet from an unfamiliar address. Someone wants to know if she’s the Leyla of Bele Chere. Should she open that door and discover who this might be? Who else could it be? And if it is Arran, why does he want to contact her now, after all this time? Will he just break her heart again?

Leyla Brand finally got to meet Arran Lake. What’s the big deal? Arran sings in the Copper Moon Band, and Leyla is a real fan. It’s the South, and Arran isn’t famous or anything, but Leyla respects his talent.

These characters are nice, easy to like. They’re very down-to-earth. While reading their story, one almost feels like a friend going along for the ride. The characters are unique. Not only is Arran a musician, but he’s also a farmer!

Things happen fast with them. They spend a memorable night together and make a real connection. Then the problem hits. He gets the “big” call and has to leave on a whirlwind tour. Leyla has lost her heart to him, but they lose touch. Years pass.

The middle of the story takes an unforeseen turn when another man enters the picture. Why should Leyla wait around for a guy who seems to have lost her number? This section of the story is extremely fast-paced. What occurs rushes by without much emotional connection, but it’s meant to do this at this juncture. Leyla and this other guy aren’t very well suited. She learns some things and toughens up.

Once in a while, she remembers Arran, and that beautiful night they shared, but he’s long gone, famous by this time. Then one day she gets a mysterious email. Is it from him? If it is, will she try to reconnect after all this time? She guards her heart, and who could blame her?

Arran sets up a special concert, and she goes there as a journalist. What’s going to happen when they lay eyes on each other again? The suspense is great.  The setting is descriptive and their relationship believable.

These two are good together, but life gets in the way. Theirs is a sweet story and gratifying.


  1. Thanks, Lavender, for reading the book and sharing your thoughts! 🙂 I’m glad you liked it!


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