Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Release Blitz & Review: One Night - Aleatha Romig

A sweet, fun, and sexy stand-alone romance from New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig. 
One night to remember 
Is that too much to desire? One night for fun, passion, and a chance to remember what it’s like to be a woman. I’m not looking for love. There’s a man in my life who loves me with all his heart. He has beautiful blue eyes, is three feet tall, and calls me mommy. He’s my whole world and I’m his. Fate stole his daddy way too soon. What would happen if I allowed fate another chance, just for one night?
One night to help a friend 
Why did I agree to this? Blind dates are disasters. If I weren't helping the friend of a friend, I wouldn't go. I’m not looking for romance, love, or even a one-night stand. After all, the man my friend knew is gone. I’m no longer the hockey star known for his "pep" on the ice and in the sack. I have a new life, and a new career—a new passion. I’m not looking for more. When the blind date is a bust, could fate change everything? 
One night doesn’t end with a kiss—it begins with one. 

Be ready to laugh, cry, and fall head over heels as you meet Leatha, the lighter side of Aleatha in this new sweet and sexy stand-alone romance, ONE NIGHT.

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4.5 Stars
I love my romances dark, suspenseful, and filled with angst. Sometimes though, I just want a book that makes my stomach have butterflies and has me believing that easy, breezy sort of love does exist. One Night is exactly that; Aleatha Romig had me believing that chance meetings with the perfect man are possible, that love is only a cancelled blind date away. Mandy is a widow who has been out of the dating game for years, her world revolves around her son, but she knows it would be nice to enjoy life with someone more her age by her side. She's head-strong, protective, caring, and unaware of her natural beauty. Like most moms, her focus has been on anyone but herself. Malcolm "Pep" is a handsome hockey wonder with a sweet side. His player games are behind him, he's like a whole new person, and the girl he wants to share that with is Mandy. Too bad all that is between them is one night, a lot of smutty chemistry, and secrets.

I really enjoyed Aleatha Romig's take on a one night stand. Their connection isn't forced, beyond lust, and while it seems like it might be insta-love, it doesn't read that way. Mandy and Malcolm take the time to develop a true connection between them. Of course, it's a lot easier than most relationships thanks to a man so amazing and without the added drama of the past. Things between them are surface level, but as they build their trust they introduce the important things. I thought it was fun to read about their rendezvous' and their sneaking around, it was cute and lighthearted. I ultimately cheered them on, to see them develop into something more, and I wasn't let down.

"This is dangerous. 
This is sexy. 
This is stupid. 
This is erotic.

I will admit that Malcolm being that perfect is a bit of a stretch. The plausibility that One Night would happen in real life just seems impossible, but that's what sweet romance is for. We want the romance with the hockey star who does everything just right, we want our role as a single mother to be respected, and we want our friends and family to help make everything work out just so. It doesn't usually work that way, real life has bumps, but we all can dream. 

"For only a moment, I allow myself the small fantasy of expectancy."

If you're looking for a sweet and smutty read, One Night by Aleatha's lighter side, Leatha Romig, is perfect for you. It's an easy read with fantastic characters and Aleatha's writing is excellent.

aleatharomig1  Aleatha Romig is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana, USA. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of nearly thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she's not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time a with her family and friends. Her other pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams! Aleatha released her first novel, CONSEQUENCES, in August of 2011. CONSEQUENCES became a bestselling series with five novels and two companions released from 2011 through 2015. The compelling and epic story of Anthony and Claire Rawlings has graced more than half a million e-readers. Aleatha released the first of her series TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE, INSIDIOUS, in the fall of 2014. These stand alone thrillers continue Aleatha's twisted style with an increase in heat. In the fall of 2015, Aleatha moved head first into the world of dark romantic suspense with the release of BETRAYAL, the first of her five novel INFIDELITY series that has taken the reading world by storm. She also began her traditional publishing career with Thomas and Mercer. Her books INTO THE LIGHT and AWAY FROM THE DARK were published through this mystery/thriller publisher in 2016. 2017 brings Aleatha's first "Leatha, the lighter side of Aleatha" with PLUS ONE, a fun, sexy romantic comedy. Aleatha is a "Published Author's Network" member of the Romance Writers of America and PEN America. She is represented by Kevan Lyon of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.

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