Just One Night by Lauren Layne
- ISBN-13: 9780345547279
- Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
- Publication date: 4/22/2014
- Series: Sex, Love, and Stiletto
- Sold by: Random House
- Source: Netgalley for honest review
In Lauren Layne’s sizzling Sex, Love & Stiletto series, New York’s hottest “sexpert” has been living a lie—and it’s up to one man to keep her honest . . . all night long.
Riley McKenna knows sex—good sex, bad sex, kinky sex. Her articles in Stiletto magazine are the publication’s most scandalous—and the most read. But when Stiletto’s fiftieth anniversary issue requires her column to get a lot more personal, Riley is forced to confront a long-hidden secret: Her own sexual experience is limited to one awkward college encounter. Now Riley is about to call in the favor of a lifetime from the one man who’s always held her heart.
Sam Compton knows two things about Riley McKenna: She’s the only woman for him. But as his best friend’s little sister, she’s also completely off-limits. Sam shouldn’t even consider her proposition: to have a one-night stand in the name of research. But the thought of another man putting his hands on Riley is more than Sam can handle, and soon he’s agreeing to one night with New York’s resident sexpot. But Riley’s full of surprises, and what starts as “one time only” soon becomes “just one more time.” And then one more. And before they know it, Riley and Sam learn firsthand that when it comes to love, there’s no such thing as just one night.
Likes: I was drawn into checking out Just One Night out because it was a different take on romance. One would think that Riley McKenna knows all about sex but you quickly realize that she might know a lot but none of it is from personal experience. She is faced with having to writing an article from her own point of view rather that doing research and talking with experts. I liked this approach and the characters in the story. Both the male and female characters are strong and untrusting of themselves. I like that it was written from both points of view and that there is strong character development as the story progressed.
Dislikes: For me it was just that it felt like it was repetitive almost as though the length of story was the goal rather than the plot development. I think that was the biggest issue for me with the story.