1 Night Stand Series

“There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it. “ Oscar Wilde

Want written by Ann Mayburn is a romance that bursts into plenty of erotic flames as a result of 1Night Stand. Ms. Mayburn gives birth to a sensual, testosterone laden short story with plenty of sparks and combustible sheet work.

Fulfilling a want, desire, urge requires stepping forward and taking risks. Ms. Mayburn's story WANT confirms that coming outside of the comfort zone may generate bountiful pay offs. Through the utilization of the thrill seeking atmosphere of Las Vegas with all of its twinkling lights and free spirits Ms. Mayburn takes the reader along with Cody on a dynamite 1Night Stand. I cannot conceive of a better venue to experience one's yearnings, hopes, releasing inhibitions and heart rocking encounters.

Admiration paired with curiosity lays a foundation for love between two sexy, beautiful people who meet on the job.

Cody McPherson and Sam Denham work side by side on several construction projects in the fast growing town of Las Vegas with its wide-eye excitement. Cody is a foreman of a construction company and Sam owns one of Vegas's finest marble and stone businesses used frequently in the designing and building of high-end construction projects, luxurious hotels and impressive corporate office buildings.

Sam Denham is a stonemason. He is tall, virile, with rippling muscles that you can break a 2x4 on, adorned with dream boat eyes and short dark hair. Hmm! want to indulge your fantasies take a glimpse at this eye candy known as Sam. This gentleman holds the power to not only place a sparkle in your eyes, lips smacking and toes curling, you will also feel the electrical force guaranteed to make you twitch. Cody can attest to all of these encompassing sensations.

Cory McPherson is a highly regarded foreman by his construction crew and builders because of his keen eye for details. Cody daily discretely checks out Sam's tight butt, and jumping pecs. Sam is a hunk of burning lust setting Cody's hormones ablaze. Cody is a tall, large, toned, and handsome man who can cause the elastic in ladies rhinestone thongs and sexy, lacy boy shorts to pop and drop to the floor. Cody, a straight, confident man who loves ladies, possessing a smooth rap and women love his debonair persona. Cody adores all types of women. He now finds himself jonesin' and questioning why he can't shake the overwhelming attraction to Sam. Cody's fantasies are ignited by Sam's quiet, magical, and electrifying character. Cody's dreams of licking cream off of Sam's steel thighs and other rock hard male parts makes concentrating difficult especially when he leans over Sam's broad shoulders to occasionally lend a helping hand. Handling this hunger to have Sam's body up close and personal is driving Cody erotically insane. His dilemma entails how to approach Sam without offending him since Cody is not sure about Sam's sexual appetite.

Curiosity piques Cody's mind along with an ad regarding one of Las Vegas most exclusive, private and high-end match mating services: Madame Eve's 1Night Stand. Cody believes the stars are aligned when Madame Eve arranges a date in the Castillo Casino and Resort where Cody meets his blind date. Will this be the enchanting evening of a lifetime permit Cody to lose his inhibitions? Can Madame Eve once again create an unforgettable, explosive, yet tender, bed rocking night for two dear souls?

Ms. Mayburn and her partner Madame Eve seize the moment to free two hearts enabling them to passionately explore and love each other deeply.

Ms. Mayburn's paints her characters: Cody and Sam as considerate, loving individuals who share hopes, fears and dreams that all readers can relate to. Their professional demeanor and casual conversations are believable spiced with a bit of humor sprinkled in for good measure.

Having visited and watched movies with Vegas as a backdrop adds a common point of reference for me and other readers.

It is too bad everyone does not have an erotic fairy godmother like Ms. Mayburn and Madame Eve. Ms. Mayburn's story WANT is a quick read about two wonderful people with open hearts deserving of love and happiness. The sensual scenes are exhilarating and teasing. They generate quivers of anticipation for the readers. I found WANT a tad awkward in places; keeping the characters straight but was hooked from the beginning to the end. I am a fan of Ms. Mayburn’s 1Night stories and many of her other books because she spins erotic scenes with such grace and class. I also appreciate Ms. Mayburn's important underlying messages that encourage me and other readers to resist living life according someone else standards. Everyone deserves the freedom to find the fulfillment in life, love and enjoy living passionately.

Book Blurb for Want

Construction foreman Cody McPherson always considered himself as straight as they come. That is until he finds himself falling for the handsome stonemason, Sam Denham, who constantly occupies his thoughts. He wants Sam, badly, and can’t get the man out of his mind. Worse yet, he isn’t even sure if Sam is gay. When he finds out that Sam has signed up with a dating service searching for a guy who looks exactly like him Cody is even more eager, and confused than before.

Sam can’t believe that he’s developed a huge crush on his obviously straight co-worker. Even worse, the job that allowed him to see Cody on an almost daily basis has ended and he desperately misses his buddy in a way that goes far beyond just friendship. In an effort to soothe his aching heart and body, he tries to get a blind date with someone like Cody so he can pretend for just one night that he holds Cody in his arms.

When Cody himself shows up as Sam’s blind date, he is at once elated and afraid of having his heart broken by just another straight guy looking to sample the gay life. He wants to be so much more than Cody’s 1Night Stand and if he’s given the chance, Sam will do anything to prove that love doesn’t discriminate based on gender.

Night Owl Reviews Apr, 2012 4.00