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Friday, April 17, 2015

A to Z - One Night Stands

A to Z Challenge - O

One Night Stands

We're all familiar with the term one night stand. I've seen it a few times in romance novels and wound up enjoying the books.

Check out our previous A-to-Z posts: L, M, N

It kind of baffles me that one night stands aren't in romance books more. At least not the ones I wind up reading. I can only think of two books that had it, and I enjoyed both.

Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Sandy James
When life gets tough and love is hard to find, four friends take their troubles to lunch. High school teacher Juliana Kelley tells the Ladies Who Lunch that her life needs an overhaul . . . and gets a whole lot more than she wished for.

Juliana has spent thirteen years in the same teaching job. She’s ready to dive into a new career with both feet . . . when a run-in with the hottest man she’s ever seen knocks her head over heels. But with her failed marriage to a fellow teacher fresh on her mind, Jules can’t afford to lose herself in a relationship—no matter how perfect it may seem.

Connor Wilson has hit rock bottom when he loses his career as a top-notch Realtor because of a large gambling debt. Now, in a small town he finds a fresh start—and a gorgeous redhead who sparks new life into him. Together they start a successful real estate company, but when pleasure sneaks into the business, they’ll have to decide what they can let go . . . and what they can’t live without.

Take Me if You Dare - Nina Crespo
One decadent dare, one steamy night…

It’s been a year since Jasmine Stewart dumped her cheating ex, so when her best friend dares her to have a one-night stand during a business trip to Miami, Jasmine is all in. But just as she hits her cheesy-come-ons limit, a wickedly hot former soldier comes to her rescue.

Security specialist Ethan Worth’s instincts tell him the gorgeous woman at the bar is trouble. After a sexy dance and even sexier kiss, he knows she is. But when their scintillating night leads to more, the possibility of another long distance relationship sends Jasmine running for the door.

Until the unthinkable happens. Jasmine’s company assigns her to Bode-Wynn, the military security firm where Ethan works. Forced back together, the undeniable heat between them flares to life. But sex is all it can ever be, because taking it further goes against everything Jasmine wants…and everything Ethan fears.

Have you read a book with a one night stand in it and the couple wound up together? If so (and you enjoyed the book) let me know what it was below!

5 comments:

  1. Really? Only 2?? They show up all the time in mine. Sometimes it works...sometimes I can't get past the omg gross gross gross of being with someone you have no freaking clue about. That's just one of my things though. I know it doesn't bother others but it's along the no condoms line for me. lol I can't get the thought process to turn off. Heh. But I have read a few that the author did such a good job with I didn't even blink an eye.

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    1. I know, I expected way higher on these, but the only ones I could think of were these. I have to be forgetting some.

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  2. Smutty erotica has a lot of this trope.

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    1. That's probably why I haven't seen it! I haven't read much erotica haha

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  3. I agree with Braine, a lot of erotica/bdsm reads have one night stands in them. Sometimes I can deal with it and other times I can't.

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