Box of 1Night Stands Anthology Review: D.L. Jackson, Taryn Kincaid, & Mahalia Levey

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Box of 1Night Stands Anthology Review: D.L. Jackson, Taryn Kincaid, & Mahalia Levey three-stars
Box of 1Night Stands by D.L. Jackson, Mahalia Levey, Taryn Kincaid
Series: 1Night Stand
Published by Decadent Publishing on August 4, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Erotic, Romance
Pages: 781
Format: eBook
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Decadent Publishing presents some of the very best of the 1Night Stand series featuring NYT and USA Today Bestselling authors Jennifer Probst, Jen McLaughlin (writing as Diane Alberts) and J.M. Madden, along with 18 other trendsetting authors such as HOLT Medallion winner Desiree Holt. When Madame Eve arranges a date, you are guaranteed more than you'll ever expect. More heat, more heart, more SIZZLE...

My Boogie Woogie Bugle Guy - D.L. Jackson
Can Frank, an Army trumpet player, win the heart of Grace Daniels and convince her to give love with a soldier a chance, or will he be playing Taps before the date even gets started?

In From the Cold - Taryn Kincaid
When Geneviève Mortimer encounters a burned-out spy unaware of his true identity—everything the demon-hunting will-o’-the-wisp most despises—can Madame Eve work her special romantic magic on the star-crossed pair?

Trading Up - Mahalia Levey
A lonely woman and soldier get a bit of help in finding each other.

As a recap:

Box of 1Night Stands contains 21 stories by 21 different authors. Each story is roughly connected to each other by the framework of a dating service named “1Night Stand” run by Madam Evangeline. The dating service allows people to pay absurd amounts of money to be hooked up with someone “suitable” and willing to have a night of sex. The service includes reservations to one of the Castillo hotels and resorts (owned and run by one of satisfied 1Night Stand clients). Madam Evangeline seems to be the world’s best match-maker as all of her single night stands turn into committed relationships. Thus far the included stories are all either vignettes or very short shorts. Most seem to be between 3-5 chapters long as well.

My Boogie Woogie Bugle Guy by D.L. Jackson (3.5 stars)
Let me start by saying that I hated (HATED) this title. I don’t understand why but its a pretty visceral reaction. Other than that, I actually enjoyed this short.

In From the Cold by Taryn Kincaid (2.5 stars)
Meh. Forgettable

Trading Up by Mahalia Levey (3 stars)
This one was kinda “meh,” too. In all honesty, I wasn’t a fan of the eating in the dark thing as portrayed by this author. I just can’t see allowing a stranger – that you’ve never SEEN – pull you on his lap to hand feed you. *creepy* But I gave this one 3 stars because I like the idea of eating in the dark.

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