Author: Deanna Wadsworth
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Cover Artist: Tibbs Designs
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 02/09/2016
Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)
Genre: Contemporary, M/M Romance
Forty-eight year old art gallery owner Paul Strait loves the nightlife—wild parties, stiff cocktails, and even stiffer men! But his decadent lifestyle has grown lonely and now he’s looking for love. Some days it seems that what he wants must be a fantasy. Hoping that the perfect guy is out there he enlists the help of Madame Eve.
After all, a fantasy service like 1Night Stand should be able to deliver his fantasy man, right?
Josef Debrossé runs an exotic gay bar in the Caribbean known only to locals and select tourists. The many patrons coming in and out of his bar ensure Josef never has a shortage of lovers but he’s grown tired of being just a vacation fling.
Josef wants to be another man’s lover and partner, not a mere souvenir from the islands.
Lost in a dance of lust and allure, both men are thrilled with Madame Eve’s choice for them and feel an intense connection the moment they meet. Flirting over drinks quickly leads to the bedroom. But after their fiery lust has been quenched, the night goes from fantasy to reality without warning. Secrets and frightening pasts threaten to shatter the magical illusion of their perfect date.
Will this budding romance survive in the face of reality?
I think I might have read one or two other books in Decadent Publishing’s 1 Night Stand line. It is multi-author a line centered on a exclusive dating service (aptly titles 1Night Stand). This story involves a character introduced in another author’s offering in the line. I have not read that installment. This story does stand on it’s own, but if you like M/F romance you might want to read the first one in order to know the backstory to which Wadsworth alludes.
I think there is an audience for this story. It is well written and well thought out. Someone out there is going to fall in love with Paul and Josef. Sadly, I am not that person. I didn’t like Paul. Actually, I could not stand Paul. From the beginning, I thought he was a conceited, self-absorbed prick. Josef is only marginally better. They are both rich and entitled. I think that is what the author was going for, and she hit it just right. They just weren’t for me.
Together, I think maybe they deserved each other. Maybe they would work out in the end. Honestly, I am not sure how much I cared. The author did manage to soften me towards them a little by the end of their story, which is saying something considering how little I cared at about the half way point.
Like I said, there is an audience for this story. If you are a fan of the uber-rich metrosexual with a bit of trauma in his past, you will love Paul and Josef.
I would like to thank the author for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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