REVIEW – ONE NIGHT by Aleatha Romig

SYNOPSIS

A sweet, fun, and sexy stand-alone romance from New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig.
One night to remember.

Is that too much to desire?

One night for fun, passion, and a chance to remember what it’s like to be woman.
I’m not looking for love.
There’s a man in my life who loves me with all his heart. He has beautiful blue eyes, is three foot tall, and calls me mommy.
He’s my whole world and I’m his. Fate took away his daddy.
What would happen if I allowed fate another chance, one night?

One night to help a friend.

Why did I agree to this?
Blind dates are disasters. If I weren’t helping the friend of a friend, I wouldn’t go.
I’m not looking for romance, love or even a one night stand.
After all, the man my friend knew is gone. I’m no longer the hockey star known for his “pep” on the ice and in the sack. I have a new life, and a new career—a new passion. I’m not looking for more.
When the blind date is a bust, could fate change everything?

A night doesn’t end with a kiss. It begins with one.

Be ready to laugh, cry, and fall head over heels as you let Leatha, the lighter side of Aleatha, take you away with this sweet, sexy, new, stand-alone romance, ONE NIGHT, the perfect reading to keep you warm…hot…steamy…on a cool night.

 

 

*****Patty’s Review*****

*****3.5 STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

As I contemplate the possibility of a future, it all frightens me. I’m scared to be happy. I’m scared to bring all the separate parts of my life together because if I do, it could all implode. Or worse, it could be perfect and then it could disappear.

 

 

If you’re looking for a low on angst steamy read, this one just might hit the spot. This was my second Aleatha Romig book and although at times I really enjoyed it, there were just a few things that bothered me about the story. That’s not to say that I didn’t like ONE NIGHT, I did, but I LOVED her previous book, PLUS ONE so much more.

Amanda Wells is a young widow who has been raising her five-year-old son, Jase since her husband was killed in Afghanistan not too long after their son was born. Her personal life has been on a permanent hiatus since then. Amanda’s entire life focuses on her job and her son. She has not had any desire to put herself out there again and re-enter the dating scene. Amanda also doesn’t want to bring a man into her son’s life when ”forever” isn’t a guarantee for anyone. While she claims she hasn’t gotten involved with another man because of how it would affect her son’s life, deep down she’s afraid of going through another loss like the one she already went through when she lost her husband.

 

 

Amanda’s best friend convinces her to go out on a blind date her husband’s friend that is a retired professional NHL hockey player. She’s hesitant at first but at the urging of her friend and her mother, she decides to take a night off from her motherly duties and try having some fun. Amanda is supposed to go on a double date with her best friend and her hubby, but when she gets to the restaurant she gets a text from her friend explaining that they can’t make it. Just as she’s about to leave, a handsome stranger she’s sitting next to at the bar strikes up a conversation with her. Things seem to be flowing easily between them and it’s hard for her to deny this sexy man is igniting desires in her that she hasn’t felt in years. Malcolm and Amanda not only have a tantalizing conversation over drinks, they end up back at Malcolm’s place where they share the most passionate night together. What was only supposed to be one night of no strings attached sex, turns into something that neither of them ever expected.

Throughout the story, Malcolm and Amanda only get to spend some stolen moments together when Amanda’s family or best friend are able to watch her son. I’d say her guilty conscience was their biggest obstacle, and this was one of the aspects of the story that didn’t appeal to me at all. It had been five years since her husband died and she devoted all of that time to raising her son, her feelings of guilt seemed unreasonable to me, so were her fears of bringing a new man into their lives.

 

 

Malcolm was almost too good to be true. He was absolutely perfect! He was extremely patient with Amanda and maybe just a little too quick with giving his heart to her. It felt a bit insta-lovish on his part. I really did love his character though and was mad every time Amanda kept him at arm’s length. I mean she wouldn’t even tell him what her son’s name was!

At about the 85% mark in the story, there’s a little twist which had me leaning towards really enjoying this book again and the ending was sugary sweet!! I did finish the book feeling satisfied after all and with a smile on my face as well.

ONE NIGHT is currently available!

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2tzDfZT
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2ueuhlj
iBooks: http://apple.co/2t4LJ7S
Print US: http://amzn.to/2uETgPR

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