Absolutely perfect. This story combines good romance with a realistic setting and real people and problems making it so much more than just a 1 Night Stand. This quickie story packs a big punch and will leave you wanting more. Hot and steamy sex is only part of this well-developed story that proves a good listener hears more than someone who just hears you talking.
Heather Long takes a Marine, James Westwood who became a clinical psychologist and introduces him to a movie star, Lauren Kincaid who wants to be wanted for herself. Their chemistry is hot but the story is more intense than the fire between the two characters as a Marine with PTSD has an emergency which interrupts their date. Will this totally destroy the mood or will this just solidify what each is feeling?
This is the third story that Heather Long has in the 1 Night Stand series, all about Marines. What is nice is the characters in previous books make a cameo appearance in this one. My biggest complaint is there is an awesome setting that was developed with some great characters and this story was too short. I wanted more. So, maybe one day this (and the previous and possible future) stories will develop into a full length novel.
PFC James Westwood isn’t a typical Marine. As a clinical psychologist, he recognizes his band of brothers needs a helping hand after their return home from the war. When his boss, Captain Dexter, encourages him to sign up for the 1Night Stand dating service, Westwood committed himself. What did he have to lose?
The last thing he expected was a date with screen goddess Lauren Kincaid.
Movie star Lauren Kincaid grew up splitting her time between the cold reality of the Hollywood scene and her family home in Plano, Texas. After two decades surrounded by artificial friendships and inflated egos, her greatest desire is to meet a real man, not a Hollywood talking head. When her agent suggests a 1Night Stand date, the only expectations Lauren allows herself to have are discretion and exclusivity. What she didn’t expect was having a gorgeous psychologist with rapier wit blow her away.
Everyone needs someone to hear them.
James and Lauren share an unmistakable connection, but when one of James’ patients suffers a crisis, Lauren more than proves her mettle. Can one night turn into happily ever after for this Marine and his movie star? Heat level: 4 | Word count – 14k