Just One Night, Part 1: The Stranger

Just One Night, Part 1: The Stranger - Kyra Davis ARC courtesy of Edelweiss and Poket Books-1* no condom-1* cheating -1* love triangle + winded talks and introspectionNow that I outlined why I gave such a low rating I’ll tell you guys why I still finished the book. I am having finals(it started on Friday) so my bullshit meter is very low in this period of time. I used the novella as a reward for studying, kind of like this: finish a boring chapter and read 2 from the book. It even worked! I, in no way condone or find sexy one night stands with no condoms or cheating, but since the stuff I study is mind numbing, anything would have been better. The book revolves around Kasie and her inability to make an honest to God decision! She preferred to get around rather than talk to her 6 year boyfriend. As you might have guessed, since this is only the 1st part of the serial, it blew in her face. The writing isn’t bad, but neither is it so amazing that I would rise the rating on it alone. On the + side: she didn't talk out loudKasie’s inner talks drove me mad since she knew she was, all in all, lying to a man she’s supposed to marry. Dave we didn’t see much of, him being the party who’s lied to, but what I did see I can’t say that it endeared him to me. Robert, well, I don’t know what to say about him, he’s compelling, charming, passionate, but at the same time he encourages Kasie to cheat! The secondary characters weren’t better: the best friend gave crappy advice, the co-workers were bland and the parents were idiots.Would I recommend the book: Finally, after this “glowing” review, I have to admit that I am intrigued how this whole drama will end. I can’t recommend the novella, but since I’m reading the 2nd part, I can’t be a hypocrite and say “don’t read it”. All in all if you have no problem with tow-timing, probability of STDs and lengthy introspection, I say go for it.Final rating: 2*