First in a series, Lessons from a One-Night Stand (The Baileys Book 1) by Piper Rayne released last year in the Contemporary Romance genre.
If you’re a guy like me, and you find yourself having banged your sexy new boss—the school principal—in the back of your Jeep one drunken night, here’s a few takeaways based on my experience…
Lesson One: Always get her FULL name.
Lesson Two: Consider asking what she does for a living.
Lesson Three: Find out why she’s moved to town. Get details. Details are crucial.
Lesson Four: Don’t alter her bio in front of an auditorium of high school students unless you know she has a sense of humor for that sort of thing.
Lesson Five: If you ignore Lesson Four, apologize instead of flirt when you’re sent to the principal’s office.
Lesson Six: NEVER sleep with her again.
Lesson Seven: Pay attention to this one—it’s the most important of them all.
Don’t fall for your one-night stand.
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My Review of Lessons from a One-Night Stand (The Baileys Book 1) by Piper Rayne @PiperRayneRocks #Review #4starsTweet
I enjoyed this book so much because it was light and fun. I was coming from an emotionally heavy fantasy trilogy (you know, the kind where you suffer a lot with your characters who are beaten up in the best moment, and otherwise tortured both physically and emotionally) and I needed a break.
This book gave me exactly what I needed.
I loved Austin. He’s the father-figure for his eight (yes, 8) siblings. Despite being responsible and an all-around very, very good guy, he’s not over the top. He’s still real enough that he wants out, now that his youngest sisters are out of high school. He’s still real enough that he wants to get laid and had a round in the backseat on his Jeep with a stranger. Okay, he’ll end up with her, but still. He gets pissed and fed up with his family, does and thinks all the things a twenty-year old who’s taken in so much responsibility so soon would once he’s free ten years later.
I liked Holly. It took me a while, I wasn’t a big fan at first, but then I understood where and what she came from, and she grew on me. I wanted to stand up and clap when she threw that cup of water in her (jerk) father’s face.
The story makes sense, all things are in the right place and happen at the right time.
Now. There are a lot of good reviews for this story, so what I’m going to do is reading the bad ones, and see what I have to say about them.
One said that the story and the characters were predictable. Well, my comment to this one is, yawn.
Yes. You know how the story ends after you read the synopsis, which is what you could say for 99% of romance out there, new or old. You read a story like this for the fun of the ride, knowing where you’ll end up. It was a pleasure riding with them.
Raunchy. Again, yawn. What do you expect from that title??? And personally, I love how the characters seem to talk to the reader every now and then, but that’s a question of personal taste. I like it, I feel more into the story when it’s well done like it was in this case.
And no, the story was not ridiculous just because Austin came from the most important family in a teeny-tiny Alaska town. I come from a small town in Italy, and if we don’t have a parade for the VIFamilies, I still understand the weight these people have in such social environment. Also, yeah, it is fiction, and it’s supposed to be light. Take is with a smile.