Series: (#3) One Night Stand Series
Author: Deanna Wadsworth
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: Novella (54 pages)
Publisher: Decadent Publishing Company (January 24th, 2013)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4.5Hearts
Blurb: Jason Lewis is a self-proclaimed nerdy guy who hates his red hair. Bullied most of his life, at 22 social situations still make him awkward. On a trip to the World Video Game Expo in Las Vegas, Jason decides to enlist the help of Madame Eve in his failed romantic endeavors. While at the con, he runs into sexy, professional baseball pitcher Blake Huntington, the guy he tutored in high school. Blake invites him to a party and after hanging out with his high school crush; Jason begins to regret booking his 1NS “encounter” later that night. But Madame Eve may have planned the best night ever.
Review: It’s pretty cheeky that a story based on an arranged one-night stand becomes anything but. This looks to be a very fun and well-written series. I can’t wait to sink my teeth into the other two! I really like the character of Jason who doesn’t quite fit into any of the persona’s he floats around in: geeks, the jocks, the computer nerds, or the stereotypical gay man. He seems all right as an adult, finding his own path in life and decides to take a risk to find romantic adventure as he says, “cut through all the bullshit and games”, and arranges an Encounter with the mysterious Madame Eve through her 1 Night Stand dating service. Why not? It worked for his friend.
His trip to Vegas to attend a gaming conference not only loads him with jitters of his planned “encounter” but he knows he may very well meet up with his high school crush, turned professional baseball pitcher, Blake Huntington. Huntington is in town for the conference to sign autographs and wow fans of the new video game he’s featured in. Jason doesn’t even know if Blake will remember him. But what happens when his meet-up with Blake turns into a great catch-up and attraction smolders between them both? I know I wanted him to cancel the date and jump Blake’s bones!
It’s a fun twist how the author plays these two characters and creates a very nervous, yet steamy encounter for them both! The writing is clear and the plot advances smoothly. The characters are colorful, even the supporting ones. The texting conversations between Jason, his sister and friends adds an interesting plot tool to the story. Though I’m not crazy about hash tags. But I am crazy about this book! Get it, read it, and read the rest of the series. You won’t’ regret it! This 1 Nightstand is definitely The Best Ever!