I have always enjoyed every book by Elizabeth Bevarly because each book she writes is unique and let's face it; she has different style that sets her apart from other authors. So what happened? For some reason, He Could Be the One, reads like a million other romance books I've read over the years. The concept of the book sounded good, but the story never reached out and engulfed me like her books have in the past.
Eve Van Dormer is the beautiful twin everyone remembers. In high school she had the hots for Wyatt Culver. She all but throws herself at his feet on prom night. Instead of taking advantage of her offer, Wyatt walks away without a word. Eve, the one everyone thought would be on top of the world and come out ahead, makes some poor choices that change the course of her life. Fast-forward several years--Eve is determined to take her life back starting by attending her class reunion.
Simone Van Dormer, Eve's twin, was the girl no one noticed. She also had big plans on the night of her prom. She throws herself at the boy of her dreams but has different consequences to face. Like Eve, she is determined to go to her class reunion and face down her demons.
Wyatt Culver and Julian Varga, private detectives and body guards hired by millionaire Luther Van Dormer to protect his two prized possessions. Luther had taken his daughters and left in the middle of the night after the prom because of a threat to himself and his girls. He knows he can't stop them from returning to their hometown or class reunion, but he is bound and determine to send them with the best protection he can.
The two main characters Eve and Wyatt did nothing for me. I could have cared less about their story. Eve seemed wimpy and Wyatt came off as an overgrown kid who never grew up. However, on the other side, I really enjoyed the story about Simone and Julian. I really wish the book had been about them. Each has a secret about their past that is hard for them to face. Each has gone on to make something out of their lives.
I don't know what went wrong with this book. It's not bad, but it's not up to Ms. Bevarly usual standards. Look at it this way, if you don't start this book with the high expectations that it is a book by Elizabeth Bevarly, it will probably be a passable romance book. But, if you start out expecting the same standards associated with Ms. Bevarly's previous novels, you will probably end up disappointed like I did.