This 1 Night Stand is different than most of the stories I’ve read in this series.
Caileigh is a striper who barely has a high school diploma and few skills. She has no family to help having grown up in foster care. What she doesn’t know is she’s attracting demons who want to suck the life out of her. Also unknown to her is that she’s being protected by Orias, the good looking man who watches her dance. Orias knows that he can’t touch those he protects but the attraction it too much. Can he have Caileigh and still be able to protect her?
A little paranormal and a bit gritty would define this short quickie of a romance. Things move quickly as this story is so short and things aren’t as clear as they could have been had this story been longer. Yet, it’s an interesting story. However, unlike most 1 Night Stands, Madame Eve doesn’t seem to play a part in getting the lovers together. Still many of the other elements which make this series so much fun are there such as the hot sex and the immediate bonding.
Dancing isn’t easy. Four nights a week Caileigh disappears into the persona of ‘Autumn’ to make a decent buck. The foster care system didn’t prepare her for what happens after turning twenty-one. Armed with only a high school diploma and forty bucks, she’s thrust on the hard cold streets, where she takes the only job a young girl with no prospects can get. Selling small pieces of herself to strangers isn’t the life she wishes for. Deep down she aches for a better life.
A scant piece of paper gives Orias the name of a seedy business and a photograph to keep vigil over his newest target. To find such beauty among the dredges of society wrecks every ounce of intelligence he possesses. For once, despite his being fallen, Orias thinks to disobey a direct order—never touch the protected. The way she moves on stage entrances him, but the sadness hidden underneath a facade of sexual promise makes him want to battle all her demons. Underneath his dark soul, he craves her light and the warmth of love. Will Fate allow them a life together?