Published by Createspace Independent Pub on May 7, 2014
Genres: adult, Anthology, contemporary, Dating & Sex, Love & Romance
Source: eARC from Author
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
I love when anthologies all revolve around interlocking characters or some central theme. For this contemporary romance anthology, all 5 of the stories take place in the same night at the same Irish Pub in Boston. There is this mysterious old man that shows up in each story and the characters interlock with each other in some way. One story is about the cook of the Irish Pub, one is about a waitress and a singer that they have performing regularly for them, two are about brothers from the family that own the pub, and two have regular customers in them. It was really nice to see bits and pieces from the other stories as you were reading each of the new ones. As I got to some of the later stories, I was looking out for the scenes where the earlier stories took place. It was fun.
One lucky night is a great book for when you are looking for a quick and happy pick me up. I started out reading the first three stories one at a time, each in between a full length novel that I had read. I thought it would be nice to insert some quick sexy fun between each of my longer books. But by the third one, I had gotten impatient and I was having much too much fun seeing how all the stories fit together to stick to my self imposed rule of reading the stories one at a time. I gobbled up the rest of the book in one reading.
I don’t even know which of the stories I like the best. They are all really great. I enjoyed Charlotte’s story, as well as Holly’s. Oh, but I can’t forget about the brothers Sean and Killian. They were great as well. Plus Killian’s story came last and by the end of the book, I was dying to see why he was in a kilt the whole night. All of the earlier stories alluded to some sort of bet, and I couldn’t wait to see what it was.
If you are looking for quick, Sexy fun, One Lucky Night does not disappoint. This is my second or third book that I have read by some of these authors and I love their anthologies. They always do the same overlapping story lines, and that is my favorite way to read an anthology. It reminds me of that movie, Love, Actually. Where all of the story lines intertwine. And these authors have it down to an art. One Lucky Night is tons of fun.
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