The Art of the One-Night Stand
As shocking as it may seem, I've never had a one night stand with a complete stranger. Too much information about me? Sorry, but it does lead toward my point.
Anyway, my one-nighters—not that there've been a lot, mind you—have always been with guys I know. Friends of friends, mostly. The occasional work colleague that I didn't work closely with. But not ever a stranger.
Which is why my latest release, One Night in a Bar—released today! Yee!—was really exciting to write. I cast my mind back to all the guys I could possibly have picked up in a bar. Sad to say, many were completely unexciting, which is probably why they didn't tempt me. But there were a couple that I feel a pang of regret over...
Daniel, my hero, is an amalgamation of those guys, plus a little bit more—of course. He's arrogant, hot, and super-sexy. Interestingly, Daniel is the only one of my heroes who has facial hair, and is probably the only one who ever will. I've never been attracted to men with beards. But he just didn't seem complete until I added that goatee...and after that, I was sold.
Daniel does have his sensitive side, something that's not immediately apparent, considering we meet him in a bar that's, in my heroine Karen's opinion, "...a few very small steps away from being a biker bar." However, Dark, Dangerous Daniel is actually a world-renowned sculptor...Ever had a one-night stand who didn't want to go away? What happens when your one-nighter comes back into your life...?
Karen comes home unexpectedly to find her boyfriend cheating on her with her (male) boss, and another man. Can she really be blamed for pulling out the mace when they invite her to join in?
She mourns the loss of her job at a bar, gets a little tipsy...and somehow, she ends up having sex in an alley with tall, dark, and sexy Daniel. Something she’s never done before. Good thing they'll never see each other again, right?
One month into a new job, she lands a fabulous new client, world-renowned sculptor Crogan. Except, Daniel Crogan turns out to be her one-hour stand. And professionalism is the last thing on his mind.
What's a girl to do in this situation? Should she insist on a working relationship only, or give in to the demands of her body? And what happens when Daniel wants to sculpt her...in the nude?
You can read an excerpt and buy One Night in a Bar here and please visit my site to see what else I'm working on—including the story of Karen's best friend, Mandy.
In the meantime, tell me about your one-night stands...