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First class clothing designer Elizabeth Scott isn’t all that she appears. She may be elegant and poised on the outside, dining with the richest on the ship, but she’s hiding a dark secret within.Thieves boarded the Titanic, too…Officer Thomas McGuire is as honest as they come. Working to make a decent living on the ship of dreams, he can’t believe his eyes when the most stFirst class clothing designer Elizabeth Scott isn’t all that she appears. She may be elegant and poised on the outside, dining with the richest on the ship, but she’s hiding a dark secret within.Thieves boarded the Titanic, too…Officer Thomas McGuire is as honest as they come. Working to make a decent living on the ship of dreams, he can’t believe his eyes when the most striking lady he’s ever seen steals from another first class passenger. As the night goes on, Thomas must decide whether he plans to arrest or seduce Elizabeth and she’s not making it easy on him—the heat sparking between their bodies is unlike anything either of them has ever known.Time is running out…The Titanic is sinking fast, with little more than an hour before it settles on the ocean floor. Although Elizabeth has finally met a true gentlemen, one who gazes upon her with total adoration and fulfills her deepest fantasies, he insists on helping other passengers until the last minute, even if that means going down with the ship. There is much at stake—not only their lives, but their only chance at true love....

Title : One Night to Remember (A Titanic Romance)
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ISBN : 13496046
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One Night to Remember (A Titanic Romance) Reviews

  • Booklover1335
    2019-03-30 19:33

    This is the first book that I’ve read by author Kristin Miller, who has written a couple of books for Harlequin, but is also self publishing some of her own works.The story begins with bold, independent, and self made successful business woman Elizabeth Scott dining first class aboard the Titanic next to Lady Isabelle. Our first impression of her is as a thief as she steals the silverware from the table, and then the clutch purse of her dining companion after befriending her. When an officer of the ship, our hero Thomas, notices what she has done he pursues her in order to arrest her for theft.Thomas eventually catches her and then takes her to his cabin for questioning. Which is not at all what a by the books honest officer should do. Yet he does, and they quickly succumb to their mutual attraction and have intimate relations after knowing each other no more than a few hours (and that is being generous) even though she they are on opposite sides of the law. Keep in mind that this is 1912, not 2012.This is where the first of my problems started. I had an extremely hard time understanding these characters and their motives, and why after so short an acquaintance we are to believe that their connection is one that is "worth dying for". The reader unfortunately learns very little about either Thomas or Elizabeth. We don’t know why each of them are on the ship for instance. Of course they are passengers, but what other reasons do they have? We are told that Elizabeth grew up poor which is supposedly the only reason why she steals from the rich and gives to the poor; a la Robin Hood. On the one hand, I can understand her desire to give back and help those less fortunate since she has become somewhat wealthy and successful (I’m guessing at that), but what I could never comprehend is why she felt that need to steal from others to accomplish that. Was there some experience in her past that compelled her to act so recklessly and carelessly towards both herself and others? Why didn’t she just give back from her own earnings if she felt that passionately about equality between classes. By not giving her own money (basically keeping and building her own wealth) isn’t that a bit contradictory?Thomas is also a mysterious character. We are told basically nothing about him except that he is a police officer with a heart of gold, who’s honest and hardworking, and seems to be taken in by the beauty and the charm of a thief. Yet, he is able to quickly overcome his moral scruples to seduce the thief in his cabin? The only question he seemed to contemplate was, should he take the handcuffs off or not? He doesn’t, but does decide to let her go free of punishment. This just didn’t seem true to the even minimal portrayal of his character we are given. Is there a reason why he sympathizes with what she is trying to do? He is a man of the law and takes his duties seriously, but put a seductive woman in a tantalizing red dress in front of him and all is forgiven? It made Thomas seem manipulated by the seductress, especially when he pays back the money that Elizabeth stole from the noblewoman from his own pocket, rather than turn her in, even though it represented more than a month’s salary and most of all of the money he had been saving. I thought he was more foolish than gallant at that moment. If she could afford a first class ticket than why not force her to pay back the sum from her own monies, otherwise face criminal charges? I doubt she would have risked that no matter how devil may care she may be. Why?Why? Why do they do some of the things they do?I think the author had an interesting premise and conflict between the two characters, but then squandered it by having Thomas, who at times comes off as a weak hero, and other times supremely heroic, let her go. Why not have Thomas really debate the decision of choosing a woman when the only thing he really knows about her is that she steals and is passionate and apparently not very selective in her sexual partners, vs his own moral code? The only answer I could come up with is that the ship is about to sink so there really isn’t time to explore the more interesting aspects of their relationship (if you can even really call it that). Elizabeth just comes off as selfish, despite her "altruistic" activities as a thief.I felt that this story was more a vehicle for the author to write about her passion, the Titanic, than it was a love story that just so happened to have taken place on the Titanic. You learn very little about the characters, their motivations, or what could possibly have them acting on their attraction to each other considering the circumstances, let alone consider the “L” word (love). There were just too many contradictions and questions that are left more than just unanswered...more like unexplored, which was very disappointing.When I first read about this book I was pretty excited to read it, after all who didn’t love the movie Titanic especially if this time you could have the happily ever after romance story too! But in the end, I think the author’s scope of a love story and the sinking of the Titanic, told in less than 20,000 words, was the demise of her own ship/short story “One Night to Remember” After all, it took James Cameron over 3 hours to tell his story (longer than it took me to read this e-book)...and his didn’t even have a happy ending :(Overall 2.75 (Just too much missing from the story for me to get attached to the characters. I was more enthralled and emotionally attached to the sinking of the ship and the nameless passengers, than I was Elizabeth and Thomas...not a good thing. To top it all off, the formatting of the PDF I had was horrible, but I didn’t factor that into my overall rating)Ratings:Overall: 2.75 stars (Just too much missing from the story for me to get attached to the characters. I was more enthralled and emotionally attached to the sinking of the ship and the nameless passengers, than I was Elizabeth and Thomas...not a good thing. To top it all off, the formatting of the PDF I had was horrible, but I didn’t factor that into my overall rating)Sensuality level: 3.25 (Two loves scenes which is surprising considering how short the book is, but then again the loves scenes are also brief with very little emotion...)An ARC of the book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review, and was initially reviewed for the Seductive Musings blog.

  • Erin
    2019-04-13 22:10

    Find this and other reviews at: http://flashlightcommentary.blogspot....The fatal flaw in One Night to Remember is in the formatting. Miller chose to write her story as a novella which is fine but it doesn't give her a lot of opportunity to develop the cast. We learn very little about Miss Scott and even less about Mr. McGuire. They feel as if they are going through the motions more than anything. Miller might understand the motivations and background of her characters but these concepts were never adequately conveyed to her audience. As a reader, the lack of development made it difficult to accept or even care about Elizabeth and Thomas.From a historic point of view I couldn't get excited over Miller's depiction of the sinking. Having read a handful titles about the ship I was familiar with the concepts Miller approached in her work. The confusion, the uncertainty... even the drama surrounding Collapsible B. All of it was old news. I think Miller and a lot of other authors forget the sinking itself is well known and as such doesn't make for much of a plot twist. According to the about the author section, "this book is the culmination of twenty-four years of research and countless dreams about writing a Titanic novel." I don't doubt the author harbors a deep affection for the ship and its fate but that passion doesn't translate well to her work. In reading the piece, I couldn't help feeling One Night to Remember had been slapped together in a mad rush to capitalize on the hundredth anniversary of the disaster. The erotic love scenes might appeal to certain brackets but I don't think there is much here for the main stream reader.

  • Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
    2019-03-25 21:19

    Originally posted at: http://whippedcream2.blogspot.com/201...This incredible tale gave me such an emotional ride! I had a smorgasbord of goose bumps, chills and tears not to mention some surprisingly hot interludes before the big crunch.Ms. Miller has presented readers with a jam packed story that takes them behind the bedroom doors of a woman with a secret – she steals forks. But the reason why she has this quirk is what made this heroine so unique, special and an incredible person. I could use so many allegories to describe her but they’d ruin the surprise. It’s one of the powerful moments in the book. Another amazing thing about Elizabeth is her chutzpah. I loved the chase scene and the author used her words so effectively, I could visual the action. But that’s not all. The heroine is also a woman who not only knows her own mind but goes after what she wants and isn’t afraid to let it show. On top of that, and what makes this story so fun, is her willingness to make handcuffs work in her favor. That was pure entertainment.The poor abused handcuffs belong to a very straitlaced and virile man by the name of Thomas. He’s a guy with authority and he knows how to use it. He’s also a man faced with the dilemma of realizing the only thing he wants to command is the heroine and it’s not to do what he should but what he shouldn’t, and in a very naughty way. That was extremely seductive and erotic and made for a wonderful reading experience. At that moment, I wished I were Elizabeth. The aspect about the hero I respected and the author was genius at making crystal clear was his sense of honor, duty, selflessness and focus. It’s those traits that made him a man worth knowing, and it brought me to tears.When Ms. Miller brings Thomas and Elizabeth together, it’s pure sultry magic. I enjoyed it immensely and applaud the author for finding the perfect balance to fit it all in with just the right amount to be believable amidst what I knew was really happening and what was coming.The speed with which it went from cuddle to crisis was astounding. The feeling of being wrenched away from happiness at a crucial moment was stark in its brevity. From that moment on, the tension, suspense and heart palpitations went through the roof. I knew what really happened in history. Most people who will be reading this book will as well. But the author never let me wallow in that feeling of hopelessness. This is a romance that has a future but how it would come about truly escaped me. The how of it was what kept me riveted to the pages. In the middle of the dark and frosty ocean, what Thomas did made me cry. His actions proved his is the epitome of a hero and the perfect man for Elizabeth, if he survived.While I was reading, I was emailing one word exclamations to a friend. I couldn’t read this book alone. I needed a quasi-human connection when the book twisted my emotions like a dish rag and wrung out a few tears and sniffles. And I really did have chills race up and down my spine. Just wait until the story comes full circle. It’s very humbling and a clever bit of storytelling that provided that karmic punch that simply left me speechless. Never saw that coming.One Night to Remember is a romance that will stay and haunt a reader long after the final page. The romance was beautiful, the characters well developed and the despair and ramifications of decisions made were soundly felt. The author was painstakingly detailed and respectful of describing the last moments of the Titanic. There is no way a reader can be unmoved by the telling. Everything Elizabeth did and said and every decision and action done by Thomas captured the essence of their characters and their moment in time during a period of maritime tragedy that lives and breathes in the annals of history. The possibilities of romance abound and Ms. Miller captured one of those dreams and shared it with effective storytelling that grabs a reader’s attention until the final teary ending. It’s hopeful, positive and very dramatic – basically, it’s the perfect ending to a perfect little story. Pick up your own copy and see for yourself.

  • Lindsey ( United By Books Reviews)
    2019-04-16 18:19

    Elizabeth does something at dinner amongst the first class passengers one night that unknowingly catches the eye of a handsome man. Not just any man either. Officer Thomas McGuire can't believe what's happening before his very eyes and when she goes to leave, he is close on her heels. However, Elizabeth likes a good game of cat and mouse especially when she thought she lost him. Thomas isn't that easy to lose and his cuffs will find a home. Elizabeth wants Thomas like no one she's ever wanted before even if it's in handcuffs.Elizabeth reminds me of a Robin Hood of the seas. She has sass, knows what she wants, and how to go after it. Thomas is your straight laced, honorable officer who has a seductive power over the independent thief. His kiss and touch make her ache for more. If there was a man who could tame her, it would be him. Elizabeth may have finally met her match in her complete opposite. For his part, it is similar. Thomas can't shake the passion Elizabeth ignites in him or how she calls to him, even if he doesn't agree with how they met. All he can think about are the questions he wants to know about the person she is deep down and why, when they come together, they light up in flames of passion . Through the tragedy of the Titanic, the tale of a love that could be is told. Miller did great setting the stage and making this visit to the Titanic believable. I love anything Titanic. Normally I would think of the movie, but Miller took me in a direction where I was loving the characters. Elizabeth and Thomas swept me away on a roller coaster of ups and downs. One minute I'm chuckling over cat and mouse chase, the next I'm getting hot and bothered by a few sexual encounters between them and handcuffs in one if them. I found myself in tears thinking the worst, as the ship was going down, and hoping for the best. I am so glad I read this book . I'm looking forward to seeing what else Kristen Miller has in store for us in the future. Definitely check out this read for “One Night to Remember”.

  • Danielle
    2019-04-11 16:07

    Review originally posted at Ramblings From This Chick I am a huge fan of all things Titanic and when I saw this novella I was excited but skeptical at the same time. I wasn't sure if the author would be able to convey a convincing story and make it believable. I thought the author did a great job and I did enjoy this quick read.While I have a little bit of a problem believing that Elizabeth would be so quick to jump into bed with Thomas I did enjoy watching them together. I especially love the cat and mouse chase scene in the beginning of the book.Elizabeth Scott is a clothing designer traveling first class on the Titanic. She seems nice and innocent but she isn't all that she appears. Elizabeth is actually stealing from the first class passengers and giving it to families in need down in third class.Thomas, an officer for the White Star Line can hardly believe the beautiful woman he's been watching all through dinner just stole another ladies purse. He follows her out of the dining room to confront her for stealing when the chase between them ensues. When Thomas finally does capture Elizabeth he has to decide to follow his honor or his heart.I appreciated that the author was accurate with the history of the Titanic, I just had a problem with the ending. I won't go into specifics because I don't want to ruin it, but I was slightly disappointed. I just feel like some things could have been handled a bit differently.All in all I did enjoy this novella but I honestly wish that it was longer. What little bit I saw of both Elizabeth and Thomas I enjoyed and I would have loved for the author to explore their characters a bit more.**ARC copy provided by Goddess Fish Promotions**

  • Ana T.
    2019-04-05 16:36

    A historical romance set aboard the Titanic, One Night to Remember has, I think, one fatal flaw. It is too short! It is written as a novella and to make things work in a shorter format you night a very tight story. Unfortunately that does not happen here.The blurb practically says everything about the story. In fact it does give more details than I found in the story. It's difficult to care for the characters because we don't really get to know them enough. It's also not easy to understand their actions for the same reason. The story begins with Thomas chasing Elizabeth through the corridors of the ship and suddenly they are madly in love and falling into bed together. Besides lust, there doesn't seem to be an explanation for it.I think the premise could actually be a good story, a first class passenger stealing from the rich to give to the ones in steerage. The conflict between her and the official who catches her. But there's too much we don't understand. Where did Elizabeth meet those people; is that family the only she is helping or there are others? And why doesn't she think about them anymore after the ship sinks? And why is she on board in the first place?Regarding the sinking itself, after having read a few books about it, I think I needed something different than just describing what I already know. From the author's note she is a Titanic lover. I think this might have been her celebration of the centennial but I wish her love of it would have been translated in a stronger story.Grade: 2/5

  • Avid Reader Amy's Reviews
    2019-03-26 18:09

    This story was not what I thought it would be. It was better. Normally when you say that a story is an erotic story, you think that it is going to be just sex. Not this one, it had a pretty good storyline. The story resolves around Elizabeth Scott, a first class passenger and Thomas McGuire, an officer on the ship. Elizabeth is like a female Robin Hood. She takes from the rich on board the Titanic and gives to the poorer passengers in 3rd class. She thinks that she has gotten away with it until Thomas catches her stealing. When he puts her under arrest and takes her back to his room, they realize that in the close quarters they have instant chemistry. Even though it is against the rules, Thomas and Elizabeth have one hot night together. Thinking that there could be a chance to see each other back in the states, no one knows that in just a few short hours the Titanic will be no more.This is a great romantic short story with lots of suspense. You wonder if Thomas and Elizabeth will make it and if they will be reunited. Kristin Miller did a fantastic job in capturing the love is suspense in just a few pages. The author did a good job in writing a flows well and is enjoyable.Was there anything I didn't like? Well I wish it was longer, but I still liked it.Overall Thoughts:I recommend this star crossed lovers story to anyone 18yrs +. I really liked and will have to check out more work from this author.

  • Cocktails and Books
    2019-04-07 16:26

    The Robin Hood of Titanic, that is what dress designer Elizabeth Scott is. While a first class passenger herself, she steals from her fellow first class passengers to give money and goods to the third class passengers in steerage. Too bad for Elizabeth the Master in Arms second in charge, Thomas McGuire, catches her in her act of thievery.Thomas follows Elizabeth as she runs through the third class passageways. He follows her because she suspects her of stealing, but also because someone about her calls to him. When he does finally catch up with her, he takes her to his quarters, instead of the brig. Determined to get the truth from her, he's shocked when she propositions him. But he doesn't turn her down. Instead they have a quick earth-shattering encounter.Thomas leaves Elizabeth, with both of them thinking this was a one time affair, but they don't get much time to think of what comes next, as a pesky iceberg gets in the way of Titanic's voyage across the Atlantic.The author does a great job of interweaving what happened during those 2 hours after hitting the iceberg into the story. Unfortunately (and this is by no means the author's fault) I kept waiting for Kate Winslet to come sailing through the pages screaming Jack's name or Leonardo DiCaprio telling Rose to never let go. However, this story does get a happy ending.

  • Dann
    2019-04-01 22:34

    A steamy piece of Titanic erotica, One Night to Remember is a tantalizing novella from Harlequin romance author Kristin Miller. On the fateful night of April 14, 1912, aboard the RMS Titanic Officer Thomas McGuire catches Robin Hood-ish thief Elizabeth Scott stealing the purse of a first class passenger, but he finds himself helpless to resist her charms and passions inflame; however, when the Titanic strikes an iceberg he’s forced to choose between love and duty. Miller uses the shortened format quite effectively to cut to the quick, and ratchets up the tension by going straight from the intense love affair to the sinking of the ship. And her writing is incredibly vivid, giving an extraordinary description of Titanic’s plunge into the sea that’s slightly surreal. While the romance is clearly contrived, One Night to Remember has a certain pulp appeal and uses the Titanic motif especially well.

  • Tara Chevrestt
    2019-03-27 18:26

    Being a Titanic nutty person, when I saw this pop up on a friend's feed, I had to have it and read it myself. Woman "Robin Hood" of sorts, Titanic, Romance..."There were things to like and things not to like.Liked: Even though I've read this story (the sinking) so many times, I still got goosebumps reading those parts. Especially as the dude passed by a couple counting to three, prepared to jump into the frigid water below. I don't think there's any way to write a Titanic book without rehashing what we already know. It's such a talked about and marketed subject. Also was surprised by a twist at the end involving one of the heroine's robbed victims.Full review on Book Babe: http://wwwbookbabe.blogspot.com/2012/...

  • Babs
    2019-03-21 00:26

    I love anything that has to do with the Titanic and was excited to read this novella. While Elizabeth is a designer she is stealing from the first class to give to the 3rd class passengers. Thomas is a hard-working officer, who is honest and has a heart of gold. He takes Elizabeth back to his cabin to question her. After a few short hours of knowing each other the relationship takes a turn and passion heats up.While I did enjoy the read I was taken back how quick these two had a die for you love on the ship. Thomas would not have taken her back to the cabin as he is describe to us as a honest officer. The story line was good the characters were good.

  • Maggie Frank
    2019-04-13 18:31

    My first Kristin Miller read ~ let me begin by saying how much I LOVE the movie Titanic. As I read this short story I was having a bit of a hard time keeping Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet out of my head. That would be my only issue ~ this was a great read with a great, spicy romance that actually brought a tear to my eye. Elizabeth & Thomas are a beautiful couple and I only wish that the story was longer or had some type of sequel:)Highly recommend!

  • Kellie
    2019-04-08 00:11

    This story needs to be developed into something longer than a novella. Not only is it too short to give readers a chance to get to know and understand the leading characters, the setting of the Titanic seems almost like an afterthought. The "erotica" label also seems unnecessary, as there are only 2 "love" scenes and both are rather bland.

  • Katy Montana
    2019-03-30 19:23

    It was a cute short story. I am Titanic-obsessed myself and loved the details of the sinking the author wrote. Very well done!