Every novella in the One Night Novellas series has been super cute! The last one, One Night with her Roommate, became a fast favorite... until this one. I was taken with Raney and Justin and completely adored their non-friendship turned something more. All the novellas have this great quality to them where you're invested in each character even though the story is a little shorter. Raney and Justin were sweet--and the passion between them was irrefutable.
One Night with the Best Man was a completely adorable novella. I found myself rereading bits and pieces of it even after I finished because the story stuck with me. I didn't want it to be over and I wanted to relive all the tender moments between Justin and Raney. Noelle Adams needs to keep these novellas coming because they just keep getting better and better!
It's not a secret that I'm a huge fan of novellas. I love to read them because they're short and sweet! Sometimes people think they're too short to enjoy... but I beg to differ. Like with this novella by Zoe York--it's short, but there are enough details to explain the story, to get you invested in the characters. It has everything.
Trick and Gaby are a great combination. Even though she was reluctant to be around him at first, he grows on her. She begins to wonder what she wants from him. They spend more time together, and the attraction is undeniable. The only thing remaining is to figure out what they mean to each other, and if they have more than just a temporary fling going on.
Fall Away was a sweet novella, full of love. I loved watching their relationship develop--from not-quite-friends to friends to more. It was adorable all the way through. And, as always, I'll be picking up more and more from Zoe York!
First thing I thought when I finished this is that it's my favorite One Night novella so far. And that's saying a lot since I REALLY love the series. There are just times when you've gotta pick up a novella, and when you do, having an author like Noelle Adams around who provides those stories is great.
When Meg becomes roommates with East, she's seriously irritated with him. She has many reasons to be, and they're all valid in her head, but for some reason there's a draw between them they can't deny. Despite her belief that he's a player with all his nights away, she feels a pull toward him. Then one night, neither one of them can stand back in denial any longer, and it could very well be exactly what they both need.
One Night with her Roommate may be short, but it is full of heart. I loved the romance, the humor, and the depth. Meg and East have this connection, and you can feel it along with them. Cannot wait for the next installment in this series of novellas!
This was my first Colleen Hoover book (I know, I know), and it gave me the chance to see why everyone loves her stories so much. The story is a novella, but it packs a whole lot of feels in it. Daniel and Six are charming--individually and as a couple. Their connection is impossibly strong, and for more reasons than they can even begin to imagine. It's so difficult to write a review for it because SO MUCH happens in the story that touches your heart and breaks it at the same time. It's so full of sweetness, romance, and love. I swear, I could pick Finding Cinderella up time and again (much like I wanted to do with Ugly Love). There's something about the writing and the fantastically fleshed out characters that makes you cry out MORE PLEASE. I am so getting my hands on everything Colleen Hoover that I possibly can because these books are just fabulous in every way.
After I read and adored The Other Side of Someday, I was itching for another Carey Heywood fix. When I saw she had this novella, I dove for it with both hands. I love love love novellas. It wasn't long before I started reading and kept on reading until the end.
Beau and Bethany are ADORABLE together. I enjoyed the beginnings of them--the whole getting to know you as a neighbor thing, then add in the attraction, and a first kiss... It was all so beautifully done. And who doesn't love a good old-fashioned sweet country boy?
Being Neighborly was the sweetest novella. I loved the romance, I loved the story, I loved how honest and real it was from start to finish. I don't think Carey Heywood could ever disappoint when it comes to writing books, no matter how short or long they are. Keep writing and I'll keep reading!
I just knew that upon picking up this story, I would be caught up in a whirlwind romance. It wasn't unfounded either--I definitely got drawn into their story immediately, and found it very hard to tear myself away from it once I started.
Gabriella and Connor are hard to resist--and an absolutely perfect blend of naughty and nice. There's a mix of wanting to be good and wanting to be bad that has these two with a little bit of back and forth, yet can't wait to see each other again... and again... and again. Add in those kisses and their getting-to-know-you moments and you have a nice little recipe for a great romantic tale!
The Duality Principle is a brilliant play of romance. It's honest and real and has the kind of depth you long for in a novella. It's not super long, but it's long enough for you to get attached to the characters and get swept up in the romance. Rebecca Grace Allen is an author to keep your eye on, that's for sure. Can't wait to see what else is up her sleeve!
After I finished reading this pretty, I immediately bought the next book in the After Hours series, One Night of Scandal. It was just necessary after reading One Night of Sin--when you get so drawn into a story and the characters, you can't help but look for more that will give you the same feeling.
Skyler and Gage are an interesting pairing. She's trying to get away from the safe choices, while he's trying to keep her from crossing the line. Of course, neither one realizes what they're getting into when they meet and when their lips touch for the first time. Gage doesn't want to bring Skyler into his life in any serious sense because there are things going on that he doesn't want to drag her into. Despite this, she's determined to prove to him how much they could mean for each other.
One Night of Sin is absolutely enthralling. It starts out as this sexually fueled story, then becomes the sweetest little romance you could imagine. Skyler and Gage are amazing, and I loved seeing their relationship come together in the end. Elle Kennedy is an amazing author, and one you definitely need to check out!
After really enjoying the rest of the One Night novellas, I knew getting my hands on this one was a necessity. It's actually a toss-up as to whether I love this one or One Night With Her Best Friend the most.
One Night With Her Boss is charmingly addictive from beginning to end. The business relationship between Anne and Jake is about to be over, and both of them are finding it hard to stop their non-business feelings from coming to the surface. I enjoyed watching them discover what they really mean to each other. Noelle Adams has delivered yet another lovely novella.
Bring on all the Cosmo books, please and thank you! I could pick up one of these a day and it wouldn't be enough. Abby Green was able to hook me into this storyline from the start and it kept going until the end.
Caitlin and Liam meet in a bar one night and their attraction is undeniable. After they go their separate ways, she never expects to see him again... until she walks into the bar she's going to work at and discovers he's her new boss. Cue the awkwardness. It doesn't take long for the passion to strike up again. I mean, who could resist, am I right? They had a connection upon meeting, so why wouldn't it bloom into something again? And it does.
Getting Off is a wild and sweet ride. I always enjoy the 'he's my boss' stories when the first encounter is before they discover the reality. Caitlin and Liam are fun and funny together. Abby Green may get a repeat read from me!
I like quick cute romances, and this one was absolutely one of them. What's great about the Cosmo Red-Hot Reads is that there's the romance, and then there's the strong-willed woman. This book had it all!
Porter and Liv have amazing chemistry. I love how Liv is so empowered to be herself despite what her parents expect of her. Of course, she's terrified of what they would think if they knew anything about her life, her REAL life. I really liked how they brought culture and family into the story, how it can get tangled up and how it can blossom into understanding. Also? Porter can text me anytime... *swoons*
Boys and Toys was a super engaging story. I thought having a heroine with a different kind of upbringing and background was awesome. I look forward to checking out more by Cara Lockwood in the future!
One Night With Her Bodyguard was a sweet and appealing little story. The romance was woven in with a bit of intrigue where her life was in danger, which definitely brought everything to a boil. Claire and Michael were dynamite together--you can see how much they care, how protective they are. It all tied together nicely with a very happy ending.
One Night In The Ice Storm was a wonderful heartwarming read. Rachel and David had the kind of past that really messed with their present, but they made it through life fairly well. Being together again brought everything back to the surface, all the feelings and the reasons of how it all went wrong. And then they found a way to make it all right again.
One Night With Her Best Friend was my absolute favorite of the three. So charmingly sweet, you can't help but be drawn in by Kate and Aaron. You can see their friendship, and how it blooms into something more. It's just a hint, but it runs deep. His adoration was, well, adorable, and their first kiss? Oh, swoon. This story may have been short, but it definitely has it all.
I love me some really lovely historical romances, and these certainly didn't disappoint! I really enjoyed them, my favorite being A Highlander's Heart by Jennifer Haymore. Definitely some worthwhile stories! I would absolutely recommend these. Then again, I can't help but do so, because... ROMANCE. Seriously.
This one was bought on a whim after seeing it around when it was released. I picked it up one day because I thought it would be a cute short read. And guess what? I was totally right.
Finn and Beth have chemistry, as he so clearly put it. She's looking for more than just a little fun, and it's something he's not open to. This, of course, doesn't keep a few kisses from happening. Kisses that they can't resist. They both know it's only temporary, and yet it's not enough. Beth may want more, but will Finn?
Beyond Love and Hate is a cute novella you have to indulge in. The story might not be long, but it goes deep enough to make you fall for Finn and Beth. I'm so glad I picked this one up by Zoe York, and I can't wait to see more of this series!
Every time I pick up a book by Claire Kent, I'm captivated by the story. It doesn't matter if it's a full-length novel or a novella like this one, it's impossible not to love the story and the characters.
Owen and Amy believe that their relationship is temporary, and that they're both okay with this fact since they decided on it when everything started. You can feel the chemistry burning off the pages as you read their story and by the time you read the end, your heart is melting with the giddiness one can expect from a sweet little novella.
Seven is an unexpected gem in a sea of stories. From start to finish, I couldn't stop reading and I couldn't stop hoping for the happily ever after between Owen and Amy. The emotions leap off the page and you just sit there in wonder, pondering over what could be. Claire Kent, as usual, has done it again with this novella. And, as usual, I'm never going to stop reading her stories.
This was an excellent start to the Wedding Dare series. It was my first taste of Laura Kaye and I've gotta tell you, totally worth it.
Colton and Kady have been good friends...but there's something lurking beneath the surface that both of them are curious about. They can deny it all they want, but it's there, staring them in the face. Colton discovers a book that Kady's been reading and realizes there's a chance for something more. A chance they're both willing to take to see what could happen next.
Dare to Resist is impossible to keep away from. Colton and Kady together was absolutely hot. It gave us a glimpse into this series and definitely got me interested in more. Not just more of this series, but also more of Laura Kaye. I can't wait to check out more books by her.
When first offered this book, I was intrigued, yet I debated on whether it would be something I could get into. It's a novella that leads into another novella, and the story ends in a cliffhanger. Is it enough of a story to suck me in to read more? The answer is kind of.
Zac and Allie's time together was brief, enough to create some feelings. When Allie becomes desperate for money to help her brother out and is lead right back to Zac to get it, they're lead into a passionate moment. However, there's much more to the story than meets the eye.
Undeniable was an interesting story, but I wish it was developed a little more. I didn't feel as much of the pull of the characters and the love connection as I hoped to. I'm thinking if it were longer it would have been more believable. However, Ashley Simone and Alicia Roberts have left me curious enough to see what's next for everyone and if the rest of the puzzle fits together.
You're all aware of my adoration for Katee Robert's stories. When I saw this novella and wanted to squeeze it in, I had high hopes. Of all her stories I've devoured, this wasn't my favorite, but I still enjoyed it.
Grayson thinks it's a good idea to not be completely honest with Danielle about who he really is, believing he can get to her easier than if she knew the truth. Although he's keeping this big secret, there's still a chemistry between them that is indeed real. And hot. I mean, what more could you expect from such an intense man?
Seducing Mr. Right is a nice and sexy novella. I mean, it's no Wrong Bed, Right Guy, but it's still Katee Robert and I thought it was great. The romance was different, but in a good way. It's a good, quick read when you need a romance fix.
This was one of those unexpected stories, and by unexpected I mean one of those unique stories that felt like a blend of more than one genre. It's historical romance, but sometimes it didn't feel like it. Which, to be honest, was pretty cool.
The relationship between Caroline and Thomas was a bit unusual for the times, but I thought the way it was handled was pretty nice. Caroline was a different heroine, very intelligent and quite brave to step out and write something shocking. I didn't find myself believing the romance, it felt like it was a little bit more lust than love.
Improper Proposals was a sweet little historical romance. It's a novella, and third in a series, but it can be read by itself. The story may now have pulled me in as much as others, but I am intrigued enough to check out Juliana Ross's other stories, especially in the Improper series!
Just give me all the Jennifer Haymore books now please!!!
In all seriousness though, I really would like that. A lot. The other books I read were historical romances, so it was new to read a modern romance by her. But, it was definitely just as good of a read as the others.
Nathan and Zoey, oh my lord were they cute. They're great together, and they know it too, but they have one tiny problem of their opposite lives. Not that they're opposites, just that they have established lives and to leave those lives, to them, would be something they could never do. The whole problem is that their feelings are strong--strong enough to not give up on the notion.
The Reunion is an enormously adorable novella. It's hard to stop reading it because you're drawn into their lives, and you're understanding their thoughts as if they were your own. I swear, I'm going to read Jennifer Haymore's work as much as I possibly can. It's just that good.
I'm gonna just chill out for a moment here. *breathe in, breathe out* Okay. All better now.
So, I picked up this book because I thought, oh, this oughta be a sweet story... not realizing it was a novella. The story starts strong, and the romance hits you like a truck, but in a good way. I love how Andrew knew who she was, and how much he cared for her; I equally loved how Beatrice fell for him before the masks came off. And when the masks do come off? Well, now that's amazing, but I'm not saying any more than that.
One Night with an Earl took place basically in less than 24 hours, showing that even the shorter stories can pack a lot of feeling. Andrew was to swoon for and I could relate so much to Beatrice. I can't get enough of Jennifer Haymore's books. I've read three of her stories so far and they're all just amazing. This one, though, is my absolute favorite. I seriously kept picking it up again and again to read my favorite parts. It was just THAT GOOD. And? I'll probably never stop wanting to pick it up. A simply MUST read.
When Escorted was over, I didn't expect to see any more of the story. But I found out there was this little novella and I knew I had to read, especially when I found out it was going to be from Ander's perspective.
Ander is going through something and he isn't being upfront about it with Lori. She doesn't know what to do, what to say. You can feel the struggle he's going through, and you want so much to help him through it, whatever it is. Despite this, the two of them still have their remarkable passion... and once they pull through, you can feel the weight lifted.
Breaking is one of those heartbreakingly real stories. The feels are genuine, and so is the pain. I really liked seeing Ander and Lori's story continued, and I'm glad that Claire Kent told it to us. Although I don't expect any more of their story told, I love them enough to want to see more, and that shows how great the story really is.
The whole Flaunt series by Entangled is kinda awesome. Romance novellas for 99¢? Sure thing! I was super excited to get the chance via NetGalley to read a couple of them to see if they're worth it. This one was pretty nice.
I liked the initial banter between Lily and Bruno, arguing over who gets the room. It made me chuckle. There is, of course, an attraction. And that, of course, leads to romance. Like the title indicates, it all happens over the course of just the one night, but it was quite a night for them.
One Night in Santiago is one cute read. The story happened a little too fast, and it seemed to end too quickly without much depth. It is a novella though, so I believe that is a lot of it. I am curious to see what else Audra North has up her sleeve, perhaps in a full-length book.
I just KNEW going into this one I was going to adore it. I love this whole premise: two people who used to be friends meeting up again and realizing there could be much more. This novella was quite enjoyable.
The romance was adorable between Ashley and Ethan. I loved seeing it develop over the course of the book, watching their feelings evolve and twist and confuse them. There's so much emotion involved in their little fling that it's hard not to sit there hanging by a thread waiting for them to realize how much more there is between them despite the years apart.
Kiss Me at Midnight is steamy and sweet. It may be a short and predictable story but, like I said at the beginning of this review: totally adored it. Diane Alberts is completely awesome and I'm already adding more of her books to the to-be-read list. And I may have bought at least one new one since discovering her.
For a book that should have a decent amount of heat, it really fell flat for me. It wSee more of my reviews on my blog Thoughts At One In The Morning.
For a book that should have a decent amount of heat, it really fell flat for me. It was an interesting story line, one that could have played out with a little more intrigue. You can tell that Maddie and Colin have an attraction, I can vouch for that. The whole elevator situation though, that was just ridiculous. When it first started, I said, "Okay, here we go!" thinking I was in for some true romantic tension that would lead to something steamy. Not so much. Maddie kept freaking out and I kept shaking my head.
Also, I don't know what was going on with the way the story was told. It kept bouncing back and forth and being told from different perspectives. I honestly got lost way too many times and hoped that it would just start flowing eventually. All I know is it just ended abruptly, right when the "heat" was about to start. And for a book with the title Elevator Heat, you would expect some HEAT for crying out loud. So, I'm sorry. This just didn't keep my interest.
I don't know what it is about novellas, but I really adore them these days--this one included. And add in the factor of a friendship turned possible romance? Yep, I'm hooked.
The way that Jake and Noelle interact right after the carjacking, well, that's some solid hilarious banter, and anger. Then Jake calls Noelle out on her feelings, and what's a girl to do but to actually do something about it? Turn the anger into flirting and kissing, naturally.
No Dress Required is a quick and cute read. I enjoyed Jake and Noelle, the way they were willing to see where the night might take them. I liked the story so much that I already bought another Cari Quinn book and can't wait to read it!
The journey of this novella has been a wild ride, but I'm quite pleased with where it all ended up. I'm even more pleased with how this series is goinThe journey of this novella has been a wild ride, but I'm quite pleased with where it all ended up. I'm even more pleased with how this series is going to be, the connections between characters (*cough* Tangela *cough, cough*). Skylar and Haley hold a place in my heart and I'm super excited to share their story (FINALLY) with you.
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Ah! More of Lily and Calder? Oh yes! I loved seeing them in this novella, it was a shorter story, but still just as good as the rest of the series.
Seeing them interact in one night, playing their little games again--I just can't get enough of Lily and Calder so everything was perfect. I was able to guess what was going to happen, but it didn't take away from the story for me in the slightest. I was pleased as punch to see the way it all came together in the end.
Sweet Victory was definitely a sweet victory for Ember Casey. She knew how to keep their story going just a little bit longer, enough so we didn't have to say goodbye yet, and not too much so as to frustrate us with unnecessary plotlines. So, it was awesome. The only thing I'm sad about is it's the last book of this series, but at least there will be more by Ember!