I was delighted when I received a copy of Rebecca Royce's newest release to review. I've read sixteen of her books and love her writing style. Her stories run the gamut from shifters to superheroes but they feature strong characters and a sexy, passionate storyline.
A Review- Love in One Night by Rebecca Royce
Do you believe in love at first sight? Would you be willing to change your life for them?
Griffith sets out to bring in the man who stole from a pharmaceutical company but never expects to find the woman of his dreams.
Melanie created her own home for her daughter and her community in the Texas countryside. If the world were to end, she’s prepared to survive.
When Griffith and Melanie meet sparks fly. The pages sizzle as they interact. Sparring turns to lust. At first Melanie is irritated by Griffith bringing up her ex-husband when she’s worked so hard to make him a part of her past. Melanie has morals but when she encounters Griffith, her desires take over. It doesn’t hurt that Griffith is interested in her self-sustaining prepper’s paradise. He’s able to see the benefit of a safe place in light of world events.
When Griffith gets past Melanie’s defenses, they can’t keep their hands away from each other. Before they can explore their passions, danger comes to the compound. The peril doesn’t get in the way of their hunger. Once the danger passes, their lovemaking is hot and explosive.
Rebecca Royce writes stories that draw the reader in and engages them with her characters. Who wouldn’t love a strong man like Griffith to help them shoulder the burden of the future? This short story ties into the interest in prepping but in a way that doesn’t beat the reader over the head. The characters are the main focus, not the prepping. This short story is an ideal story to read before bed as it will leave you dreaming of your own passionate, caring protector.
*I received a eBook copy of this book for free to review from the author/publisher; this in no way influenced my review, all opinions are 100% honest and my own.*
Melanie is a woman who prepares for disasters. If the world as she knows it were to come grinding to a disastrous halt, her Sustainable Living Community will be ready and able to take care of the people in their area. She doesn't have a man in her life anymore but she has her daughter and that's enough.
Until a tall, dark stranger drives into her life.
Griffith is on a mission to find Melanie's ex-husband Victor, who has stolen a very expensive new drug from a pharmaceutical company. Griffith is a man who can find what others can't. He never backs down from a fight and he's never afraid until he sees Melanie. She steals his breath and makes him wish for things he's never wanted before.
They are two people who can prepare for everything except the depths of their own need for each other.
“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.Love in One Night 7
“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.
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.
Rebecca Royce's Current and Upcoming Works
Love Beyond Time
Love Beyond Sanity
Love Beyond Loyalty
Love Beyond Sight
Screwing the Superhero
Banging the Superhero
Behind The Scenes
Return to the Sea
One Night With A Wolf
Light Me Up
I’ll Be Mated For Christmas
The Edge stories: Unwanted Mate, Bar Mate, Mate by the Music, Out of Place Mate
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