1 Night Stand stories are some of my favorites. They are short and always have a happy ending. They come in a variety of genres and this one happens to be a m/m shape shifter. This is an excellent way to determine if you like a writer’s style. In this one, I liked the concept of the Desert Patch Steampunk Resort. (I happen to love steampunk.) I also like the idea of long time friends becoming lovers. However, while there are many pluses to this story, it didn’t have the depth and completeness that I expect from 1 Night Stand stories. Overall, it was an enjoyable story.
Basil has been trying to get into the exclusive steampunk resort, Desert Patch for years and is amazed when Madame Eve gets him an invitation in the matter of weeks. He's really excited to meet his date. For years he's lusted after his best friend, Jason but Jason is married to a woman. In fact, this is the weekend that they are going to talk about starting a family. As Basil gets off the steam driven stage, he catches the eye of a man standing on the street. Is that his date? None of that matters when he realizes that Jason is also at the resort. Can they make a connection?
After three years, Basil finally secures a reservation at the Desert Patch Steampunk Resort. As excited as he is about his 1Night Stand match, he still can’t keep his mind off the one man he wants most. But sometimes love carries a price, especially when his dream comes true and Jason strolls into The Cursed Revolver Saloon.
A stranger has set his sights on Basil, and the one-night stand becomes not only difficult but extremely dangerous. Attacked by a powerfully wealthy lycanthrope, Basil and Jason must fight for their lives and their love. Only by defeating an Alpha wolf can Basil protect his new lover and gain his full powers.
Can Madame Eve's magic overcome fear of rejection and forbidden desires to give Jason and Basil something to howl about?