Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Mini Review: One Night with Harrison by Heidi McLaughlin


Book Title: One: A Collection of Short Stories
Story Title: One Night with Harrison
Author: Heidi McLaughlin
Author Info: Website|Blog|Facebook|Twitter
Genre: New Adult, Romance
Series: The Beaumont Series
Source: Purchased by myself
Publication Date: 1st September 2015
Rating: 5 stars

Tell Me About It
Blind Date by Emma Hart ~ Blind Dates are the work of the devil... especially when your date could be the devil. My name is Bee Donnelly, and I'm a serial one-nighter. Carter Hughes is tonight's Kryptonite.

One Night with Harrison by Heidi McLaughlin ~ Alicia Tucker has had her eyes set on Harrison James from the beginning and all she wants is one night to prove she's the one for him.

A Vegas Love by Jillian Dodd ~ Boy (so freaking hot) meets girl. On that drunken night, they hook-up (twice), then decide to party in Vegas, and end up getting married. Consummate said marriage (quite a few times) then girl sneaks out in the morning.

Lucky by JM Darhower ~ One night. That's all Maddalena Bazzoli has left before family duty kicks in. Tomorrow, she'll be a committed woman, so tonight? Tonight she's getting lucky and throwing caution to the wind.

One Taste by LP Dover ~ All Luke wanted was one night with the girl he wanted, but didn't deserve. When he finally gets her, one taste might not be enough. Unfortunately, it's all he's going to get.

Before the Wreckage by Melissa Collins ~ It's been eighteen years since David Andrews has seen Grace McCann. One night she's in his dream and the next she's in his reality.

Hold It Against Me by Alivia Anders ~ Alyssa Grace is determined to settle an age-old score, one that Mason Weston will never forget. They say the easier way to get something out of your system is to indulge in the fantasy.

Prelude by Anna Cruise ~ After a fight with his on-again, off-again girlfriend, the last thing Nash needs is a mysterious stranger knocking on his door in the middle of the night. Because as beautiful as she is, their encounter will only be a prelude to much uglier things headed his way.

Thou Shall Not Fall in Love by AO Peart ~ What happens when a frustrated-with-her-love-life professional matchmaker meets a committed-to-celibacy divorce attorney? An explosive and delicious mixture of wild sex and brazen humor neatly wrapped in a friends-with-benefits agreement.

Quintessence by Cameo Renae ~ One night. One stolen moment. One complete stranger. One bite. That's all it took to change Kate's life forever.

A Frigid Encounter by Jennifer Foor ~ A winter storm brings a woman and man together during dire circumstances.

One Night Wife by Kelly Walker ~ Cole wants one night with a pretty face before he deploys with his unit in two days, but the last thing he expects is for his childhood crush to open the door. With only one night to spend together, can they make up for a lifetime of missed opportunities?

Only Once by Julia Crane ~ With only months to live, Meghan Clarke throws caution to the wind when she meets an arrogant stranger who makes her feel more alive than she has in years.

A Night Worth Dying For by Lizzy Ford ~ In a city at the mercy of a serial killer, Alicia Donovan takes a chance on a handsome stranger - and will never be the same again. Erotic thriller.

Finding Skye by Morgan Black ~ Skye Kellan just wants a body to snuggle up against during the lonely nights that remind her of a dark past. One night with a potential client, is exactly the release she needs. No nightmares when you don't sleep, right?

Shattering all the Rules by Savannah Rylan ~ A rare night off. A girls night out. When Simon meets Carolina, neither can deny themselves any longer, and both decided it's time to shatter all the rules.

Press Your Luck by SE Anderson ~ Marko Veltriv is used to getting what he wants, but there's always been one thing he knows even he can't have.

Surprised by You by Steph Nuss ~ Tessa Wilder is in for a night of surprises when Justin Jameson offers her a ride home.
My Thoughts
I got this book the day of release, and it was for one story alone, One Night with Harrison by Heidi McLaughlin. I am a huge fan of Heidi's and I have a few anthologies that I have purchased for her book alone, but for me One Night with Harrison was a book I could not miss out on. I have no idea why it's taken me so long to get this review out, I even had to check as I was pretty sure I'd already written it.

One Night with Harrison gives us the history of Harrison and how he ended up with Alicia turning up at his doorstep with a baby in tow. When we first meet Alicia in this story, it's made quite clear what her intention is, and what she wants from Harrison., who has no idea what it about to happen.
This is my one chance to show Harrison James that I'm worth his time, even if my therapist disagrees.
Alicia is a crazy piece of work, she is obsessed with Harrison and the only thing she wants from him is a baby, and as we learn later on in the series even this does not last long. Seeing how her mind works and what makes her tick definitely makes for a creepy read, and I honestly wanted to just put a stop to it all and tell her to get herself together and act like a civilized human being.

My heart broke for Harrison, Seeing what he went through without any way of stopping in was heartbreaking, and I really do sympathize for anyone who has had to go through this traumatic experience.

Final Verdict
Heidi has done a great job of making you feel emotionally connected to this story, feeling hate and sorrow for the characters. One Night with Harrison is a great addition to the series and is a must read for any fans of The Beaumont Series.

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