Monday, February 25, 2013

Book Review: Just One Night Part 1 The Stranger

Author: Kyra Davis
Title: Just One Night Part 1: The Stranger
Publisher: Pocket Star
Publish Date: Jan 21, 2013
Buy: Amazon
Review Copy Provided By: Net Galley
Book Blurb: Kasie knows who she’s supposed to be. But one passionate night with a mysterious stranger will teach her who she wants to be. You should sleep with a stranger, her best friend whispers in her ear as they take to Vegas for one last pre-wedding fling. Despite her best intentions, when Kasie Fitzgerald enters the casino and sees him, a man whose tailored clothes belied a powerful, even dangerous, presence, she loses herself to the moment. Maybe it’s the dress, much shorter than she’d ever normally wear, or the Scotch, but something makes her give herself over to him more completely than she's ever done with a man before.

It was supposed to be just one night. But right as she’s thinking she wants more, he shows up in her office with an agenda. As the billionaire CEO of a company that’s engaged her PR firm, his demands just became her reality...and he desires so much more than just some attention in the boardroom.

Review: I'm a huge fan of Kyra's Sophie Katz mysteries, so I thought, why not give her new erotic novel a try?

While I love Sophie Katz, I'm not so sure how I feel about the Just One Night series.

Not because of the writing, Kyra knows how to weave a good tale, however I found it hard to connect with Kasie. She was too selfish. I could excuse her cheating on Dave, if they had been together a short time, but they had been together 6 years and marriage seemed inevitable. So all in all her actions felt wrong and left me not liking her much.

Dave was ho hum. He definitely would inspire someone to cheat on him. However like Kasie, he has some secrets too, as you find out towards the end. However, the cliffhanger ending isn't enough to make me care.

Then there's Robert. He's the stranger that awakens the naughty girl in Kasie. You want to like him. He's mysterious, his rich, he's great in bed, as the smokin' hot sex scenes show us. However, you don't really get to know him. He felt like a cut out hero. In fact, so did Dave. I couldn't feel anything for either man, because there was really no reason to like them.

I wanted so much more from this story, because I love Kyra's writing. Maybe it is because this is part of short novella series. It reads like a naughty soap opera and the ending leaves you waiting to see what happens next. I like my stories to start and end. It is more satisfying.

There was one other thing that got me. No condoms/protection mentioned at all. Yet, Kasie bitches about Robert smoking a cigarette. Oye! She could get knocked up of some freaky disease, but smoking is bad?


I guess you pick your battles.

The heat factor is very high here, so if that's your thing, this book will do it for you, but the little things may bring you down a bit.

Rating: 3 flowers


Lover Of Romance said...

Sounds interesting!! I don't know if I would want to try this one out, plus I am not a huge fan of novella's unless its from a author I adore. But maybe I will keep this one in mind...who knows? But I did love your review though. :)

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