Sunday, February 23, 2014


Publisher: Decadent Publishing   
Published: 08/11/2013  
Genre: Erotic Romance M/M     
Book format:  E-Book     
Obtained via: Publisher
Reviewed by name and email address:  Helena

Rating: 3.5

This was another novella in the 1 Night Stand series and as such a short, hot and quick read. I have to admit that I’m developing a taste for these novellas. Of course this is only my second venture into Madame Eve’s world, but both stories have been exciting, hot and great fun. I love the idea of a dating service where you sign up for one night with your perfect date only to end up with the exact person you need and the opportunity to change the rest of your life. I mean, what’s not to love?

Having said that, this story didn’t satisfy me quite as much as I hoped it would. I knew it was a novella when I got it, so the length of the story is not an issue. And neither is the idea behind it. Who doesn’t want to read about two men who are, on the surface at least, worlds apart and completely different and yet perfect for each other?

We’re introduced to Trace, who appears to have it all – a great job he likes and his life organized exactly the way he wants it. Except that it’s not enough anymore. He needs more. He needs that special man, the one who is just right for him to share his life with. He thinks he may have met that man at a hockey game but has lost his phone number. Madame Eve’s 1 Night Stand service is his last hope of finding exactly what he is looking for.

Jeremy is successful in his own field but not in the rest of his life. While he’s managed to escape his bad childhood, he can’t wipe the memories of that time or of the bad decisions he’s made since. He wants Trace but doesn’t believe that he deserves lasting happiness. If Madame Eve can give him just one night with the man he’s fallen for although he hardly knows him, he’ll settle for that.

Of course, finding each other again and having a wonderful night is great. Staying together would be even better, if only they can find the trust needed and leave the past behind.

The one thing that didn’t work for me while reading this book was the speed at which the story was told. I felt as if I were partaking in a race against the clock. Everything happened too fast, nothing was given enough time. From our introduction to the characters, to their background, their meeting, their night together and the aftermath, every scene seemed to be over almost before it had properly begun.

So I liked Trace and Jeremy but never felt that I got to see more of them than the surface. There wasn’t enough time for the reader to actually feel Jeremy’s pain, although they were told about it. The hassle between Trace and his ex-boyfriend also went by in a flash. 

On the other hand I don’t want to harp on about this for too long either because I did enjoy this story. I spent a very nice 45 minutes with two hot men who are clearly made for each other but just haven’t recognised it yet or lack the courage to give into it. And when these two men get close, things get hot and steamy very quickly.

Overall I would say this is a very nice read if you’re looking for a steamy, short and well written romance featuring two hot men. I would also say that the 1 Night Stand series is proving to be very exciting discovery and a series I will have to keep a closer eye on in the future.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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