Wednesday, February 12, 2014

ARC Review: One Night Ride by Jennah Scott

One Night Ride
by Jennah Scott
Expected publication: February 11th 2014 by Decadent Publishing 

My Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Brett's ready to get back into the dating game. Now that he's done with the rodeo and focusing on his ranch, he's ready to get back into the dating pool. Competing in rodeos across the country kept him out of the game, so when he finds out about Madame Evangeline from a friend he takes the chance.

Jace lost his first love a year ago to another guy. For his thirtieth birthday his friends decide it's time for him to end the self-imposed dry spell. They contact Madame Eve to pass on his information. Knowing his friends won't leave him alone, Jace goes along with the plan for a one-night stand with Brett. He expected some flirting and fun. What Jace didn't expect was to find a man he might be willing to spend more than one night with.

This is part of the 1 Night Stand series with Decadent Publishing.

One Night Ride is another installment to the 1Night Stand series where one night stand matches are made with the possibility of something more can be dreamed of. Thanks to a brilliant matchmaker and owner, Madame Eve.

The story opens with Jace, apprehensive about the whole birthday present from well meaning friends and Brett, nervous in his own right. They meet for the first and supposedly last time. To their surprise, not only did each find the other attractive physically, they found they liked each other. Even more surprising, both soon felt they had a future should they take things further than agreed upon. 

But first, the tango in the sheets that lasted more than eight seconds. This had to happen. Otherwise, this would not be a 1Night Stand story. 

I normally do not go for these plots but I do read them once in a while. I have a thing about gritting my teeth when it comes to insta-anything, so I was honestly nervous when I first opened this. 

Thing is, as I was reading, I found myself smiling at the whole situation. Not because of the whole erotica thing going on, but because my mind kept telling me this had a huge potential to be a bigger story. I could see this as the beginning chapters of a longer novel. It was catching myself smile that I realized these two men were so perfect for each other and I wanted more of them.

These two men were cowboys, they each loved the land, and each had a need. A need to have a family of their own. A family they could go home to and love, trust and just be with. These two men had their own pasts and there is another story there altogether. These two men had talents, and again, another story. Should the author decide to, I would love to read that tale for I do want these two to have their HEA ending. As it is, I could only conclude on an HFN ending but the potential is strong.

For a short story about a one night stand, this has all the elements that made it bigger than it should have been. And I must add, for a first time MM genre author, Jennah Scott had no hesitance when writing this story. This is probably why I loved reading this shorty.

Need I add once more that this was kinda HOT!?

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