Sorry I missed yesterday’s post. I got a killer migraine and slept for 14 hours straight to get rid of it. How was your Saturday? I hope you and your families are all doing well in this tough time. But I’m not going to mention that doom and gloom for long cause I want to have this be an escape from the horrors outside. So sit back, relax in your safe self-isolated location of choice and enjoy the forthcoming review!
Title: One Night with Calvin (One Night Series #2)
Author: Eden Finley
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary, Erotica
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: 8th June 2016
Pages: 270 pages
When I Read It: July 30th 2019
Four years ago, Ryan “Hunter” Erikson fell hard for a girl who disappeared from his life after a one-night stand. Ever since that night, he’s tried to find that same connection-with many different women-but it’s a feeling that can’t be replicated. So when his roommate sets him up on a blind date and she turns up, he’s determined to not let her get away again. Sara Shaw has had a run of bad dates. A drug dealer, a married guy, a freaky sex guy. Sara seems to attract them all. None of them live up to the guy she spent one night with four years ago. He was hot, charming, funny … but also a manwhore. Sara’s determined she’s not going to be another notch on his very long belt. Again. With Sara back in his life and closer than ever, Ryan’s on a mission to win her over. He’d done it once before, he’s sure he can do it again. If only Sara would give him the chance.
Here is a link to my review of the first book in the series, One Night With Hemsworth.
My Goodreads Review:
I really liked this, not as much as the first but a close second. The flirty banter was great and the relationship was adorable I just felt that it lacked substance out with the romance plot, unlike the first book with had multiple interwoven plots.
The writing was still great and the characters were lovable. It just missed that pazzaz that One Night with Hemsworth had.
24% – “She’s no one. Just a one-night stand.” “All of your conquests are one-night stands.” But she was the only girl who wasn’t meant to be one.
31% – “Fucking hell. Tell the ghost of boyfriends past to fuck off when you see him, okay?”
75% – Garrett: U told Mum I was coming up? WHY?
Hunter: U told her I had a girlfriend. Payback, bitch.
80% – Sara had already fallen asleep, I was ready to give up. “Are you kidding me?” Sara grumbled when I rolled over again. I grabbed her hand and put it on my junk. “You try sleeping while this is going on.” “Still?” She seemed amused now more than anything. I couldn’t help it. She told me she fucking loved me. Of course, I’d want to bang her after something like that.
Characters: Hunter…there are no words. I don’t quiet know why I fell in love (Other than my obsession with secondary characters but…) He was kind and considerate and hot and smart and just so sweet and yet a bit of a douche…big thumbs up from me 😀 I LOVE HUNTER!! I loved him in the first book and this was no different! He was just as great in this. Is way with banter, his internal struggles and his determination were such attractive qualities as a character and just drew me in and made me love him all the more.
Sara was also great…no Hunter great but great. She stood her ground and wasn’t letting no ancient history or feminine feelings steer her judgement. She wanted proof of change and I thought it was such a great moral and so inspiring. She was just as funny and could hold her own. She was self-aware of her flaws but not down on her self. Overall just brilliant character design.
Characters = 10/10
Humour: I loved the humour. Just like I feel like I shouldn’t ramble on too much about this because if there is any reason you pick this novel up it is the humour. It is perfect. It fits each character so well and ties everything in the novel together.
Humour = 10/10
Atmosphere: I didn’t get much of an atmosphere from this book. It felt isolated almost. Very focused on the characters which I don’t have an issue with because I love them all. I like that it can be read as a standalone if you want and you don’t need information from the previous book to make sense of it. While it would probably help it was not necessary and I think this is great.
Atmosphere = 7/10
Writing Style: My view on her writing style hasn’t changed much since my last review. It was incredibly well written. Very accurate to the characters ages, personas and location – none of the words seemed overused or unnatural. The humour/wit/banter between the characters (one of the key elements that sells a book for me) was incredible and is just the best part of the series.
Writing Style = 10/10
Plot: I feel this is what let the book down a little. Unlike the first book which had multipul intertwining plots and lots of external forces fighting against the romance of Paige and Cole, this one didn’t have that. The only force fighting them was their past and how that effected them now. Which is good and I don’t mind that…just in comparison to the first book I noticed it lacked extended plots. However, the romance plot itself was brilliant and so well thought out and really engaging – you are just dying to know how it went from so right to so wrong so quick and its just great.
Plot = 7/10
Intrigue: Other than that overarching why did it go so wrong I didn’t feel like there was too much intrigue because I mean its a romance and I knew they were going to get together but I don’t care about this because I adore it and just ughhh so good!
Intrigue = 6/10
Logic: It was pretty logical. All the explanations made perfect sense and I was like duh how did I not see this coming! It was believable in every aspect. Not to harp on but just great.
Logic = 7/10
Enjoyment: I liked it less than One Night with Hemsworth but it was still great! And you can tell I really enjoyed it! I loved it! The humour and the romance really sold it for me!
Enjoyment = 9/10
Relationships: This is going to be short cause if you have read all of the above you can probably tell that I loved this couple. They were great! I also loved the relationships of all the friends developing around them and leading up to all the novels they each eventually get.
Relationships = 9/10
Overall Score = 75/90 or 8.3/10
Star Rating = ⭐⭐⭐⭐
That’s the end of the review, no spoilers below. If you give it a try or have read it, tell me your opinions below or tell me on twitter cause I want to know what you think. I loved this and the first in the series. I don’t see myself reading any of the others in the series anytime soon cause my TBR is already overflowing with unread books but maybe I’ll get to it eventually. Anyway, see you tomorrow!