Monday, May 12, 2014

Review of ONE LUCKY NIGHT by 5 Wonderful Authors!!

One night can change everything…

The crew at Boston’s Brazen Head Pub hasn’t been very lucky in love. Can a mysterious visitor inspire them to look past old hurts and misconceptions and give romance a chance? One Lucky Night is a collection of five sexy interwoven novelettes by Aria Kane, Grace Teague, Ana Blaze, Constance Phillips, and Melinda Dozier.

Lucky Break by Aria Kane
Four years ago, chef Derek Chase walked out of Andrea Rivera’s life after a tragedy neither of them were prepared to deal with. When she’s called to the Brazen Head to repair a dishwasher, old sparks ignite buried feelings.

Four years ago Derek left Andrea because he felt like he was honoring his best friend’s last wishes, even though it tore him apart to do so.  Andrea never got over Derek.  She had been in love with him for as long as she could remember, but he ripped her heart out when he left without a word.  When a repairman is called to fix the dishwasher where he is the chef, the last person he expects to walk in the door is Andrea.  They are both thrown for a loop as they are forced to face their past.  Derek can’t help but want to be with her, she is the only person he has ever wanted.  Andrea would love answers about why he left and had not contacted her in four years. 
     As the night wears on, they can’t help but feel the pull between them.  Soon they are making out in a cramped hallway in the back of the bar.  Is Andrea ready to forgive him and move forward in their lives together?  Is Derek ready to follow his heart and claim the only woman he has ever loved?  This is a wonderful story about coming to terms with your past and getting a second chance at love.  I felt so sorry for Derek and all the agony he was going through regarding the death of Andrea’s brother, but knew he needed to forgive himself and move on.  Will they get their HEA?  You will need to read the story to find out!

Lucky Star by Grace Teague
When her life is threatened by a mugger, Charlotte Price realizes she's in love with her best friend, Tommy Leung. The Brazen Head seems like the perfect neutral place to confess her feelings, but nothing goes according to plan.

     During a frightening mugging, Charlotte realizes that she is in love with her best friend Tommy.  When she finally gets up the nerve to confess her feelings, she invites him to her local pub, The Brazen Head so she can be on neutral ground.  She has no idea if Tommy feels the same way, but she knows she can’t go on without telling him.  Tommy is not sure why they came to the local pub, but he does know that he doesn’t like the way the staff is flirting with her.  He is not sure how he feels about Charlotte and that makes his jealousy even more confusing. 
     When the head back to her apartment, she finally works up her nerve and tells him how she feels.  What will Tommy’s response be?  Is he ready to be in a relationship again after his last one ended badly?  Can he stand to lose her if his feelings are not the same?
      I liked Charlotte’s story because I think a lot of people can relate to it.  She fell in love with her best friend and is scared to make a move.  If he doesn’t feel the same, she could lose him forever and she is not sure she can live without him.  It is a sweet story about taking risks and going after what your heart desires, make sure you don’t miss out and see how this story ends!

A New Tune by Ana Blaze
When it comes to dating, Holly Hall has one unbreakable rule: no musicians. Not even gorgeous ones. Especially not gorgeous ones. Dating them only leads to heartbreak. So why did she let singer-songwriter Cian O’Neill kiss her? And why is she thinking about doing it again?

     Holly is trying to get her life back together and making a not so wise choice to drop out of college and follow her musician boyfriend on the road.  When he throws their relationship away, she vows to never become involved with another musician.  However, she begins to rethink her position when she meets Cian. 
     Cian has pursued Holly for months.  All he wants is the opportunity to prove to her that he is worth the risk.  While he has no idea why she is so put off by him being a musician, he vows to make her see who he really is.  When he gets the chance to spend time with her due to a snowstorm, you better believe he is going to take advantage of it.
     The more time they are together and the more Holly starts to see the real Cian, she starts to realize that he is nothing like her ex.  When the sparks become too much, they finally erupt in one scorching hot couch session.  Will Holly completely give herself over to Cian, or will she run from the intimacy?  Can Cian finally break through Holly’s walls and show her he will love her 100% and will always be there for her?   
     I understood why Holly was holding herself back from Cian.  She had truly been burned by her ex and was not ready to repeat the past.  However, the more she was around Cian, I truly wanted them to be together.  He was so sweet and wanted nothing more than to make her happy.  I was really happy with the outcome of this story and I believe you will enjoy it too.

Lexi’s Chance by Constance Phillips
As a bartender, Sean Whelan meets all kinds of women every night, but none turn his head the way that Lexi has. She’s been playing cat and mouse with him for weeks. Tonight, Sean’s determined to get Lexi to quit teasing and take a real chance on him.

     Sean never has a shortage of women trying to get his attention and trying to get him his bed.  After all, he is a hot bartender in his family’s pub.  However, the only one that he wants to get close too is always just out of his reach.  But tonight, he plans to make his feelings toward Lexi known and get her to take a chance on him. 
     Lexi has been coming into the pub every Friday night just to see Sean.  While she doesn’t belive his flirting is genuine, she has no shame in enjoying it.  She just wishes she knew if his flirting was real or just another tool of the trade. 
     When she starts to see different pieces of the real Sean, she can’t help but fall farther under his spell.  He is such a sweet, caring man but be doesn’t let people see that side of him.  When he finally confesses how he feels, she is totally blown away.  She wants nothing more than to fall into his waiting arms, but she is scared to take a chance on him.  Will Sean be able to get through to her heart and claim it as his own?  Will Lexi tell him about her past and risk he may change his mind?  In order to find out, you will need to read the story.
     After reading the other three stories, I really wanted to know more about Sean.  He seemed like such a sweet guy, but you could tell he was holding back.  When you finally see how tender he is with Lexi, you can’t help but fall for him.  I love how he handled the news about her past and convinced her to let go and move on.  It truly is a sweet story about moving on and learning to live each day to the fullest.

Drink or Dare by Melinda Dozier
A bachelorette party Drink or Dare game pairs paramedic students, Rachel Robertson and Killian Whelan, in a flirting match. Soon, the dares threaten to turn their academic rivalry into something much more.

     This was such a sweet, fun story to read.  Rachel is out with her friends for a bachelorette party and just happens to start their pub crawl at The Brazen Head.  The last person she expects to find there working is fellow paramedic student, Killian.  She has always found him attractive, but when she sees him in a tight shirt and kilt, she is done for. 
     Killian has had a crush on Rachel for a while, but was too scared to act on his feelings.  Even with their bickering at school, he can’t help but fall for her.  She is the only girl he has wanted since coming back from visiting his parents in Ireland. 
     As the night wears on and Rachel is drinking more and more, the game of drink and dare is started.  Rachel is dared to not only flash Killian, but kiss him as well.  When her lips meet his, lets just say the bar heats up a few degrees!!  There is no denying their attraction to one another.  The only question is to whether or not they will take a chance on finding love.  Will they finally give in to their feelings?  Will they get their HEA?  You will need to read the story to find out.  I promise you will not be disappointed.  It was a great story to end the book on and I really liked Rachel and Killian together.  All I can say is HOT, HOT, HOT!!  Don’t just take my word for it, make sure you get your copy of this book today!

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  1. Thanks so much for reading! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

  2. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and review.