Review: Just One Night, Part I: The Stranger by Kyra Davis

January 7, 2013 Contemporary, Holy Sh*t Balls! Amazing!, Reviews 1

Just One Night Part 1: The Stranger by Kyra Davis | Book Review Blog*Swoon* I am in love with Kyra Davis’ new Just One Night series. I read this one in one whole sitting.

I’m surprised… Just One Night, Part I: The Stranger is built on the fact that the heroine, Kasie, cheats on her boyfriend while in Vegas. I thought I’d have a big issue with this, but I didn’t. The cheating is almost immediate. You don’t know Kasie yet. You don’t know Kasie’s boyfriend. There is no emotional bonds there and by the time you learn about Kasie’s boyfriend, you still aren’t bothered by it because you can clearly see that what Kasie is doing is something she so desperately needs in her life. She needs to have the boat rocked. She needs to be loved like this. She needs to break free, and as nice of a guy that her boyfriend is, you have a hard time blaming her. No one deserves lifetime of love that has the emotional depth of plastic kiddie pool. It’s just enough to satisfy some inner need, but quickly grows warm and stagnant.  Everyone deserves an ocean– filled with constant freshness, and discovery, and yes, even danger, but more beauty then anyone can truly behold in a lifetime.

… look at me getting all enlightened– and slightly cheesy.

Favorite Quote:

I stare at the woman in mirror, her hair loose around her shoulders, commanding sensual.

“I want to know you, ” I say to her.

And in response she smiles.

Author Description:

You should sleep with a stranger,” her best friend whispers in her ear as they take to Vegas for one last pre-wedding fling. Despite her best intentions, when Kasie Fitzgerald enters the casino and sees him, a man whose tailored clothes belied a powerful, even dangerous, presence, she loses herself to the moment. Maybe it’s the dress, much shorter than she’d ever normally wear, or the Scotch, but something makes her give herself over to him more completely than she’s ever done with a man before.

 It was supposed to be just one night. But right as she’s thinking she wants more, he shows up in her office with an agenda. As the billionaire CEO of a company that’s engaged her PR firm, his demands just became her reality…and he desires so much more than just some attention in the boardroom.

The Reviewing Romance Breakdown
The story line is simple and basic, but beautifully put together and written. It flows seamlessly from scene to scene and it hooks you instantly. You want to know who Kasie is and why she is so unhappy that it leads her to have a one night stand in Vegas. You want to know why she is so buttoned up with no ability to relax.
You want to hate Kasie. You really do. You really want to be mad at her for cheating on Dave, but you can't it's almost impossible because you see her unhappiness and you want to defend her and tell her to keep doing whatever it is that makes her happy. Yes, no one deserves to be cheated on, and part of me would want her to break it off with Dave or tell him, but then we wouldn't have much of a book, now would we? Kasie is so professional and career-driven that she has totally forgotten about herself and this book is a great personal exploration of her character.
Hero Likability-
Robert is the ideal millionaire man. He's got money, he shows it, but he hasn't forgotten where he came from. He's still down to earth. With this being all from Kasie's POV, you only see Robert from her eyes. God, how I'd love to be in his head and see how he compares to every other billionaire hero in his complexity.
Hero Likability -
I kind of hate Dave. I know I shouldn't. He's the one getting cheated on, but I have hard time imagining any man being so stuffy and reserved, especially when his girlfriend crawls in his lap and begs him to fuck her to the point where he shoves her off and storms out. I should love him. I should feel bad for him, but I don't. I'm 100% completely on Kasie's side and feel as anxious when I read about her interacting with him as what Kasie feels.... and for that, Kyra Davis is a genius at creating his character.
Amazing. Each one is different, no overlapping and they never get repetitive but they always carry the same feelings of desire and all connect amazing to one another. So many times one scene will overpower over all the others, but these all equally share the spotlight and I'm not sure I can pick a favorite.
Kyra's style is wonderful and it has been edited beautifully. I never once found myself distracted by anything or confused and I'm almost positive I never stopped to re-write a sentence in my head so it flowed better.
You know at some point that Kasie's little world is just going to implode on itself and all the selfishness she is partaking in is going to catch up with her, but I never quite expected it like it happens. Kudos to Davis for completely surprising me.
The Happily Ever
This is a 3-part series, so we don't have an HEA, but the ending is mind-blowing. I have a feeling in part II we are going to see a whole new side to Dave.
We Give it...


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NOTE: Just one Night, Part I: The Stranger is available for pre-order now and releases on January 21st.  Part II will be on sale  March 18th with Part III available on May 20th. Each part is $1.99 and is well worth the money. You aren’t getting a couple of chapters here and there, you are getting a full novel.

You can also enter to win a copy of Just One Night, Part I: The Stranger as part of my Birthday Celebration Giveaway along with some other goodies that will be announced soon, so keep checking back!

Title: Just One Night, Part I: The Stranger

Author: Kyra Davis | Facebook | Twitter

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc

Release Date: January 21, 2013

This book was provided to as an ARC copy via Net Galley and the Simon & Schuster.

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