Thirteen Hours by Meghan O’Brien ~ Book Review by Ameliah

Thirteen-Hours-CoverTitle: Thirteen Hours

Author: Meghan O’Brien

Publisher: Bold Strokes Publishing

Cover Artist: Sheri (

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 05/01/2008

Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)

Genre: Contemporary, Drama, Erotica, Lesbian, Lesbian Romance, Romance


Can you fall in love in thirteen hours?

It’s her birthday but lonely workaholic Dana Watts is at the office late, drafting a proposal. The very last interruption she expects comes in the form of the most beautiful breasts she has ever seen. These belong to an incredibly hot woman, who is standing in front of her, stripping to music.

Laurel Stanley performs strip-o-grams to pay her way through school. She has never encountered a more ungrateful recipient than Dana. The uptight project manager makes it clear that she is furious to be distracted from her work by the “gift” a colleague sent and equally appalled by Laurel’s occupation.

After Dana is rude and insulting, and insists on escorting Laurel from the building, the two women take an elevator ride that changes everything. Stuck with each other for thirteen long hours after the elevator breaks down, they discover how wrong first impressions can be and how right two strangers can feel together.

Can everything change in less than a day? Dana and Laurel set out to discover if their passionate elevator encounter can mean more in this fast-paced, erotic story of lust, loneliness, fantasy, and desire.

My View:


This is the third book I’ve read by Meghan O’Brien. Each one of them so different from the others. However, Ms O’Brien has a knack for erotica and she sure isn’t shy in showing it off!! Goodness this was a scorcher. I finished it about 24 hours ago and am still blushing, burning and wanting.

This book is about a stuffy work-a-holic and a stripper-gram she recieves for her birthday. Dana isnt sure if she should be turned on by the perfect body in front of her or annoyed at being inturrepted on a Friday night in her office. Luckily she chooses annoyed because thats how she and Laurel get stuck in an elevator that takes them on and for the ride of a lifetime.

This adventure was so well written both technically and the story itself. The characters had so many face, irritated, playful, scared, insecure, happy, loving and very, very aroused. I liked watching them (not like that!… well… that too lol) as they grew from strangers to lovers to friends and beyond. They were very captivating and sincere. To watch them learn to trust and be open with all their hearts and minds was a pleasure (and yes, that way too) There were bits that made me cry because they were so tender and gentle with each other. It was so…refreshingly honest and emotional. I just loved it. I can not wait to get my hands on a copy of Ms O’Brien’s “The Night Off” to see what other delights she has to offer.


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I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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