30.3.12

Book Club Friday: One Night Stand




It’s Friday, Friday, gotta-share-my-book-reviews-on-Fridays…



And that’s today!!


This week, I’m reviewing this!


*strokes wind chimes*




Many months ago, I read my first little black dress book. At the time, I had positively no idea what that meant. Then I hit up a sale at my local bookstore and noticed another author with the same little logo on their cover. Since I enjoyed the first one so much, I threw One Night Stand into my cart. Not that I had a cart, per say, but you get my drift.


I’m not going to lie, I think that I’ve fallen in love with little black dress books. They seem to have straddled themselves between women’s fiction and chick-lit. And what a wonderful place to be.


All right, onto One Night Stand...


Eleanor Connor isn’t like most twenty-something women you know. Not because she’s a bartender – that’s not unusual. And it’s not because she has a handsome and attentive male best friend – nope, that’s nothing new, either. What makes Eleanor stand apart from the crowd is that, aside from being a bartender, she’s a very successful erotic author.


Yeah, you read that right. Eleanor writes erotica.


LOVES!


In stark contrast to her professional life, Eleanor is kind of a prude. Nothing too intense, or preachy, but she definitely doesn’t get out much. Then, one night, a mysterious stranger comes into her neighbourhood bar and they leave together after Eleanor’s shift. The bummer is that she was far too drunk to remember to use a condom. Or remember his name. Or anything about him, generally speaking.


**Side note: I find it very frustrating when sex scenes in novels don’t include the use of birth control. It’s terribly unrealistic, considering the times, and I don’t think it sends the right message. Wrap it up, people. WRAP IT UP! Especially with strangers. ALWAYS WITH STRANGERS. Okay, rant over.**


So with her best friend and a private investigator, Eleanor sets out to find her one night stand and tell him that he’s going to be a father. Too bad all she has to go on is his vague resemblance to George Michael (post-Wham, pre-bathroom arrest – this is Eleanor being specific, not me, and yet another reason why this book rocked so hard).


Ms. Cohen created two characters that are freaking awesome. Awesome and authentic. I LOVE me some British chick-lit and this one didn’t disappoint. It’s funny, touching, and the pace is so quick you’ll think it’s a novella. I’m a sucker for an author who can present big-time emotional issues in a light way and Ms. Cohen hit this one out of the park.


So this is a full-out BUY THIS BOOK RIGHT NOW kind of review. I’m going to be on the serious lookout for other little black dress books. Just like the actual dresses, I don’t think you can go wrong with one. 


And in other book-related news, remember that contest I entered last week? Well I WON!!! YAYAYAYAY!!! As the winner, I get my first signed copy of a novel, ever!! And I actually get TWO novels!! AND bookmarks!! Thank you SO MUCH to those who voted for me!!! Obviously, I wouldn't have won without you!


You know what that means!!


*points* 


YOU get a (virtual) cupcake!



*turns and points* 


YOU get a (virtual) cupcake!



(Virtual) CUPCAKES FOR EVERYONE!!!




I'll show off my SIGNED AUTHOR COPIES once they arrive!! 


Have a fantastic weekend, everyone!!



8 comments:

Bubblymuppet said...

You are hilarious. I love your "wrap it up" rant and the virtual cupcakes =) I might have to check out this series now!

Wiz said...

Hahaha, I love this review and am adding this to my to read list!

And I must have missed that you needed votes because I didnt vote for you (but I totally would have!!) So I cant take credit :(

Victoria said...

fun!! this sounds like my kind of book :)

and great,now i want a cupckae!

happy friday!

Crystal said...

I'll have to check this book out sometime. You are so funny! Wrap it up people, hah! But very true! Congrats on winning! Mmmmmm cupcakes...

Melissa said...

Came by from Book Club Friday link up. I'm sooooo adding this book to my wishlist. Sounds fantastic!!

Sassy Ms Ginger said...

I am adding this to my staircase! Otherwise known as the list of books I have to read! I am a new follower you make me laugh. Keep it up!

Heather said...

SO many cupcakes! Obviously, I just added it to my 'to read' list. You can't pass up that many cupcakes.

Sarah E. said...

I didn't know these books had a proper name! LOL.
This one sounds good :) Definitely adding it to the to-read pile!