One Perfect Night
The Sullivan Series, Book 8.5
by Bella Andre
Author Published for this edition
e-book 59 pages
Purchased, no remuneration exchanged, all opinions are my own except as noted.
One touch…One kiss…
The first time Noah Bryant meets Colbie Michaels, they collide at the top of a snowy mountain in California and sparks fly. Swamped by sudden emotion—and a desire she can’t control—Colbie panics. Before he can get her phone number or last name, she’s gone. When they end up serendipitously meeting in Seattle one week later, Noah is certain Colbie is his destiny, and he can’t make the mistake of losing her again.
One night…One forever love…
Colbie wants to believe in a happily-ever-after, but experience tells her falling for Noah is more likely to lead to a broken heart. Only, how can she resist him as he sets out to prove that they’re destined to be together? Especially when he’s intent on fulfilling every last one of her secret desires and he’s willing to keep proving it to her every day…and every sweet and sinful night.
***Guest starring Mia Sullivan and Rafe Sullivan from Bella Andre’s Sullivan family series, ONE PERFECT NIGHT is a 20,000 word / 100 page novella.***
ONE PERFECT NIGHT (The Sullivans #8.5) will be published by Harlequin MIRA in a paperback anthology titled ALL FOR YOU in early 2015 with romances by Susan Mallery, Lori Foster and Gena Showalter. BellaAndre.com
Anna from Herding Cats and Burning Soup suggested this book last year and it was on sale so I bought it. I just found time to read it this week. I thought the prose was beautiful, and the story of overcoming fears and the obstacles of not knowing each other’s name it is awesome when cupid/fate steps in to push them together.
It’s a short story and like most suffers somewhat from the restrictions of the format. We get shortchanged on character development and believability of the plot. The characters’ attraction is easy to believe, but the turn around from fear to fv@king is really fast. I did love the Tahoe setting and the description of skiing. And I love Seattle, so that’s always a winning locale. I think with more of both this could really be a lovely mix of the authors outstanding prose craft, plot, character and setting. But, it was still heartwarming, romantic and sweet with a hot and spicy chaser!