One Night with the Bride by Sara Daniel is a short, fun and erotic read. It’s the first book in Sara’s One Night Stand series. Each of the books spotlights a one-night stand set up using Madame Eve’s elite matchmaking service. This story grabbed my attention from the very first sentence when our heroine, Caroline Sunburst, shrieked: “It’s a week before my wedding, and you’re giving me what?”
In this novella, Caroline is a hotel magnate’s privileged daughter residing in San Diego. She’s slated to walk down the aisle to become Mrs. Blake Wellington in a week’s time. As the story opens, Caroline’s mother has just gifted Caroline a prenuptial gift of a night of passion. Caroline’s mother wants Caroline to experience impassioned pleasure before she marries Mr. Stuffed Shirt. Caroline is understandably shocked and vows that she would never cheat on her future husband. However, when her mother shares that her affair will take place at the Alvarado Ranch Resort in Montana, Caroline is tempted to attend even though she still vows she will remain faithful. This is because Caroline hopes to get a glimpse of Javier Alvarado, who had stolen her heart years ago, before her father forced her to drop Javier like a hot potato. Upon learning where her night would take place and despite her misgivings, Caroline resolves to go to the Alvarado Ranch Resort, satisfy her curiosity over what Javier had become and spend the night alone.
Javier Alvarado is our hero, a Hispanic male. He was promised a one night stand by Madame Eve when he allowed Madame Eve to use his hotel for one of her client’s one night stands a while ago. He had assumed that Madame Eve had forgotten that she had promised him his own one-night stand in payment. When he receives the text from Madame Eve informing him that his one-night stand was scheduled to occur that very evening, he can’t believe it as he’s had an extremely rough day trying to run the property on his own. The man who was supposed to arrive to interview for the president of operations position had stood him up. Now Caroline Sunburst, his old flame, has arrived just when he’s filthy from breaking in a new wild horse.
I love the cover to this book as it seems to scream “come hither.” Since this was a second chance romance and Caroline and Javier had known each other intimately previously, it didn’t seem strange at all that their relationship escalated so quickly upon meeting again. The chemistry between Caroline and Javier is relaxed, again, because they had history, and sizzlin’ hot. I could feel the immediate attraction and the heat between the interracial couple as I turned the pages. The author does a great job developing the story line and engaging the reader with the characters within the book’s 38 pages. The writing is fluid and the heat level is juicy HOT.
One Night with the Bride is a perfect beach read, or a book to grab as you curl up in your easy chair. Be ready to be treated to humor, hot, spontaneous sex, and soul-searching reflection. A sprinkling of Madame Eve’s magic dust is clearly some genuine abracadabra!!! No wonder her service is so highly recommended!
I am happy I had a chance to read One Night with the Bride. I think it is a solid erotic romance.
-Reviewed by Linda