One Night Stand
by Hedonist Six
Chance Encounters #1
Publication Date: October 7, 2016
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Erotic, Realistic Romance
Synopsis: From casual encounter to something more?
Lucy is used to having a handle on things herself: her business, which she’s fighting to turn around after a rough patch, and her love life, which consists of carefully conducted casual encounters during which only she calls the shots.
A one night stand with George – the tall, husky biker whose rough exterior hides a gentler side – changes everything. Lucy’s usual approach doesn’t work anymore: come morning, she doesn’t want to say goodbye. Perhaps it’s time to let someone into her life for more than just one night?
Meanwhile, the crucial project she’s just landed is about to fall to pieces, threatening her reputation as well as her finances. Suddenly Lucy has to learn what it’s like to not be in control of anything at all.
Chance Encounters is a series of stand-alone contemporary romance novellas set in jolly old England, following a set of loosely connected people as they find love in unexpected places. Can love conquer all, from class differences to age gaps? One-click and find out.
Sometimes shorter reads feel a little rushed or lacking because the author can’t get in everything they need to complete the story. That is not the case with One Night Stand. It is a short read full of hotness and plenty of character development. I had never read anything by Hedonist Six before but I was very impressed so this will not be my last.
Lucy has this boldness about her that you typically only see in male characters in this type of book. I really enjoyed the gender reversal that was going on in the character traits. Where Lucy was bold, George was more shy and self conscious. It was a nice change since that is typically reversed.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book and would highly recommend it for anyone who likes to read steamy books that have an actual story as well.
Rating: 4 stars
Call me “H.” or Hedonist if you prefer. I’m a Romance writer based in London and I’ve always been a dreamer, though it didn’t occur to me to write down the stories I kept dreaming up until 2012. You’ll not find flowery language and poetry in my work. What you will find though is believable characters, none of whom perfect, going through life and trying to find happiness. Just like the rest of us.
I first started writing because I craved to see more of “my kind of books” on the shelves. In any scenario, you’ll find me rooting for the underdog. The (emotionally) scarred hero who hasn’t really had much (or any) luck in love. The shy office worker who wants to pursue the man of her dreams, but hasn’t quite mustered the courage yet. All my characters are beautifully flawed and messed up, in a way that makes them perfect for one another.