Friday, June 14, 2013

Love In One Night by Rebecca Royce (Book Review / Contest Giveaway)

In association with Goddess Fish Promotions, Jersey Girl Sizzling Book Reviews is pleased to host the virtual book tour event for Love In One Night by author Rebecca Royce!

Book Review

Love In One Night by Rebecca Royce
Book #5: A Prepper Romance Series
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Publication Date: April 5, 2013
Format: eBook - 49 pages / Kindle - 382 KB / Nook - 378 KB
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance 

BUY THE BOOK: Love In One Night

Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author / publisher in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Goddess Fish Promotions.

Book Description:

Melanie is a woman who handles her anxiety by preparing for the worst. She’s ready for any scenario—except love. Griffith is a man who has seen it all. Nothing surprises him until he meets Melanie. Can two people prepared for everything handle the uncertainty of love at first sight?

Book Excerpt:

“I married him because I got pregnant.” She put her hands on her hips. “And I won’t take his money because I won’t take money from the pharmaceutical companies. No offense.”

“Gee, why would I take offense when you meant to insult me?” Melanie’s face turned a lovely shade of cherry as he spoke.

“Truth is, I meant to say something nasty about Victor. I forgot, momentarily, what you do and who you do it for.”

He shrugged like he words hadn’t stung a bit. The pharmaceutical companies did both good and bad things. Griffith didn’t have to feel one-hundred-percent comfortable all the time to still know he worked on the right side of the law.

“Theft is theft. I give them back things they’ve lost.” He moved along the edge of the room. Melanie must be organized. Everything had a label, down to the box holding sponges. “And I’d bet when you get a headache, you take a Tylenol.”

“I’d try magnesium and zinc, but your point is taken. I shouldn’t be generalizing. I don’t like when it’s done to me.”

Griffith had to get out of there before he did anything really asinine, like give the blushing woman a hug. He pulled out his card. “If you hear from Victor or you think of anything, give me a call. I’ll be staying in Austin overnight.”

“Right.” She took his card. “I’m sorry you had to come all the way down here for nothing.”

“I’m not.” Her eyes widened, and he had a moment of sheer male satisfaction. He’d been able to shock her. 

“You haven’t asked me why I do this. Why I’m so prepared for a disaster? You haven’t asked. Everyone does.”

“I’ve been a lot of places. I think preparing for things, even if they might never occur, makes pretty good sense. I guess we all have our own reasons for why we do what we do.”

She bit down on her lower lip, chewing on it as she regarded him with narrowed eyes. “So you want to know why I married Victor but not why I formed a whole community dedicated to organic farming in the desert, self-sustaining living, and disaster preparedness?”

“Melanie, if you want to tell me, I’d be really amenable to hearing.” Anything she wanted to say would be fine by him. She could read the phone book aloud, and he’d sit like a good little boy and listen to her. 

“Maybe I could. Over dinner tonight.”

His heart skipped a beat. Had she actually asked him out? His mouth opened and closed. When he’d gotten off the plane in Austin, he’d had no idea he’d be stepping onto a sustainable farm, a converted bomb shelter, and asked to dinner by a hot redhead.

My Book Review:

Can two strangers who are prepared for anything handle love at first sight?

Griffith McCallister is a private investigator with prior Army Black Ops experience who was contracted by one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies to locate Dr. Victor Cruz, a former lab manager who stole Zenith-42, a new two billion dollar drug. His mission is to retrieve the drug before its patent is fraudulently filed.

Melanie Driscoll is the architect of a "self-sustainable living" community in the Hill Country of Austin, Texas, that consists of an organic farm, environmentally friendly condos, and bomb shelter disaster preparedness.

Griffith travels to Austin to question Dr. Cruz's ex-wife Melanie Driscoll about his current location. When Griffith meets Melanie, he is instantly attracted to the feisty red-headed bombshell. When Griffith learns that Melanie and Victor have a little girl named Jenna, he knows Cruz isn't too far away, so he decides to hang around and wait for him to show up, but what he doesn't plan on is the developing mutual attraction with Melanie that leads to sizzling passion.

Love In One Night is a fast paced sizzling erotic romantic novella that mixes the themes of passion and preppers with a suspenseful twist. Written in the third person narrative, author Rebecca Royce weaves an entertaining tale that draws the reader into the lives of Griffith and Melanie, where sparks fly and sizzling passion is mixed in with danger and suspense in the Texas Hill country.

This quick sexy read delves into Griffith and Melanie's back stories and interweaves them with the present as the two meet with instant attraction and palpable sexual tension amidst the danger of a ruthless ex-husband lurking nearby. Melanie is a sassy independent woman who is prepared for anything, while Griffith is a knight in shining armor who is willing to protect Melanie and Jenna from possible danger.

With a realistic cast of characters who engages the reader with their emotional dialogue and dramatic interactions, and a riveting storyline of romance and suspense; Love In One Night is a straight to the point sizzling erotic romantic suspense novella that will keep the reader thoroughly entertained.


About The Author

As a teenager, Rebecca Royce would hide in her room to read her favorite romance novels when she was supposed to be doing her homework. She hopes, these days, that her parents think it was well worth it.

Rebecca is the mother of three adorable boys and is fortunate to be married to her best friend. They’ve just moved to Texas where Rebecca is discovering a new love for barbecue!

She's in love with science fiction, fantasy, and the paranormal and tries to use all of these elements in her writing. She's been told she's a little bloodthirsty so she hopes that when you read her work you'll enjoy the action packed ride that always ends in romance. Rebecca loves to write series because she loves to see characters develop over time and it always makes her happy to see her favorite characters make guest appearances in other books.

In Rebecca Royce's world anything is possible, anything can happen, and you should suspect that it will.

Love In One Night by Rebecca Royce ~ Virtual Book Tour Page: Goddess Fish Promotions

Virtual Book Tour Contest Giveaway

Win A $50 Amazon Gift Card

Contest Dates: June 3 - 14, 2013

Contest Giveaway Prize:

Author Rebecca Royce will be awarding a $50 Amazon GC to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour.

Follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning.

Tour Date Schedule:

Virtual Book Tour Schedule

Blurb Blitz:

June 3: Pink Fluffy Hearts: Diary of a Coffee Addict 
June 4: United By Books
June 5: Simply Ali 
June 6: Sugarbeat's Books 
June 7: All I Want and More
June 7: Brianna Lee Book Reviews

Review tour:

June 10: For the Love of Bookends
June 10: STOP 2 Queen of the Night Reviews
June 11: Words of Wisdom from The Scarf Princess 
June 12: Bunny's Review
June 13: Wicked Readings by Tawania
June 14: Taylor Made Fiction
June 14: STOP 2 Jersey Girl Sizzling Book Reviews


  1. I need more quick sexy reads in my life but I'm generally not a fan of novellas. I shall keep my eyes open for a full length novel from this author. :-)

    1. Thank you for stopping by and visiting my blog.

  2. Thank you for your review. It would seem that everyone agrees that LOVE IN ONE NIGHT is going to be an entertaining read.


    1. Hi Mary! Thank you for your kind comment, it was a very entertaining story. :)

  3. Replies
    1. Thank you for the opportunity to host the virtual book tour event.

  4. Thank you so much for having me.

    1. Hi Rebecca! Thank you for the opportunity to host your virtual book tour event for Love In One Night. I really enjoyed reading this book and will have to check out your other books. :)

  5. This was an outstanding review. Everyone loves this book.

    1. Hi MomJane! Thank you for the kind comment, this really was a great read! :)

  6. Well, it's the last day of the tour and I want to say I've enjoyed following you around, learning more about you and your books. So, thanks for a good time!
    kareninnc at gmail dot com

    1. Hi Karen! Thank you for following Rebecca on her virtual tour. :)

  7. Rebecca it's been a fun tour. Good luck with the book.


    1. Hi Ingeborg! Thank you for following Rebecca on her virtual book tour.

  8. Kathleen...You've changed your blog. It looks great. I'm following you on GFC now. Thanks for the great review. I like a "straight to the point sizzling erotic romantic" read. That sounds right up my alley!

    It's beautiful here in Brunswick County, NC today. I'm hoping you're having the same beautiful day.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

    1. Hi Catherine Lee! I didn't change my blog, this is the sister blog to my Jersey Girl Book Reviews. This blog is specifically for the spicier erotic romance books that I didn't want to put on JGBR. lol

      My cousin told me its a beautiful beach day down there in NC. We are drying out after the yesterday's storm, in the low 70s with a mix of sun and clouds.

      Have a great weekend! :)

  9. Great review! I cant wait to read this one! :) Thanks so much!

    1. Hi Amber! Thank you for visiting and posting your kind comment. You'll love the book! :)

  10. Wow great review!!!! Thanks so much Kathleen definitely looking forward to read it!!!!!

    cris(dot) riquelme at gmail (dot)com

    1. Thank you for visiting and posting your kind comment. Hope you enjoy reading the book! :)