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Book Review: One Night Stand (Martin Family) by Parker Kincade



Author: Parker Kincade
Title: One Night Stand
Series: Martin Family
Book #: 1
Genre(s): Contemporary romance, erotica
Release date: August 20, 2012
Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
Length: 113 pages
Heat level: Moderate to high
Review copy provided by: Reviewer
Reviewer recap: What started out as one night of passion between strangers turns into so much more. After ending her latest relationship, the last thing Amanda Martin is looking for is to jump into yet another serious relationship. So she sets off for some time away form her loving but overbearing brothers and a much needed night of hot sex with no strings attached. Things don't quite turn out the way she expects. One Night Stand is a great erotic contemporary novel with a touch of action and a whole lot of humor!
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Total Score
8/ 10

User Rating
569 total ratings



A hot alpha male & an independent heroine


Started a little slow

Bottom Line

The very idea of getting over a bad breakup by picking up a random man and proving to yourself you are still a sensual woman is not an uncommon one. Parker Kincade has taken a simple act of desperation, added several memorable characters, and made this a story worth reading. One Night Stand is a recommended read!

Posted January 31, 2013 by

Full Review

*** This review is SPOILER-FREE! Read on with confidence! ***

You find out that the man you’ve been dating is sleeping with his secretary. You’ve become a cliché. What’s your next step? That is, aside of from the obvious first step of calling your best friend and getting rip roaring drunk.

Step one: Get drunk…

Step two: Take some time off. Get away from the family. You love your big brothers, but the horsemen of the apocalypse cannot know what happened just yet.

Step three: Allow your best friend to convince you that what you really need is a hot meaningless one-night stand with a stranger.

Step four: Walk away, no strings attached, no waiting for a phone call and definitely no expectations.

Well, I guess three out of four isn’t bad. However, when you add three incredibly hot, overbearing older brothers, also known as three of the four horsemen of the apocalypse, and a one-night stand that is anything but, you have the makings for a recipe for disaster.

I am nothing if not a sucker for a story with a hot alpha male and independent heroine that know how to kick butt. So it should come as no surprise that I loved Amanda and Joe. I have to admit to having my doubts during that first chapter. Amanda came across as whiny and quite a defeatist, the complete opposite of what I like in my heroines. Luckily though, this turns out to be an abnormality for Amanda. Having grown up with three older brothers, a girl learns how to take care of herself and this sexy, Harley driving, ex-sniper is the perfect rebound relationship for Amanda.

With likeable secondary characters, a great storyline and incredibly steamy scenes, One Night Stand is a must not-miss. Ms. Parker may be new to the scene but I can guarantee we’ll be seeing a lot more from her.

Memorable Quotes:

That’s what best friends are for…

“Honestly Amanda, he wasn’t good enough for you.” Samantha said as she tossed back a shot of cinnamon whiskey.

“You never complained about him before. “

“What was I supposed to say? ‘Hey, I think your boyfriend is a douche?’ Yeah, right.” Sam snorted. “That would have gone over well.”

How to pacify your new girlfriend’s very large brothers…

“You’re sleeping on the couch, right, Sterling?”  Caleb said.

He snickered at the question. “Absolutely.”

Not bloody likely.

My God, where can I get one of these?

“I know it’s not rational, Mandy. I know we’ve only known each other a week. It doesn’t make any sense at all, but I love you. I love that you’re soft and girly, but tough as nails when you’re pissed. I love the way your eyes light up when I walk into a room. I love the way you come apart in my arms.”

He joined her on the bed, wrapping his arms around her and pulling her close. “I’m not asking you for anything, but you need to know that I want to be with you. Not just for now, either. Loving you is the most important thing I’ve ever done. You are what I’ve been looking for, baby.”

If you liked One Night Stand…

If you enjoyed One Night Stand and are looking for more one night stands that turn into so much more, you don’t want to miss Sophia Knightly’s Sold on You,  a story about finding your forever while looking for only one night of passion.

Rating: One Night Stand





    Rosanna Leo

    Great review! I love Ms Kincade’s book and really recommend it as well!

    Lori Meehan

    Sounds good.

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