Blog Tour: One Lucky Night

May 9, 2014 Blog Tour, Contemporary, Romance 12

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Today is my blog tour stop for the blog tour for One Lucky Night by Aria Kane, Grace Teague, Ana Blaze, Constance Phillips and Melinda Dozier. I’ll share my review with you and there’s a tour wide giveaway 🙂

One Lucky Night cover One Lucky Night
by Aria Kane, Grace Teague, Ana Blaze, Constance Phillips and Melinda Dozier

Release Date: 7 May, 2014

Blurb:
One night can change everything…

The crew at Boston’s Brazen Head Pub hasn’t been very lucky in love. Can a mysterious visitor inspire them to look past old hurts and misconceptions and give romance a chance? One Lucky Night is a collection of five sexy interwoven novelettes by Aria Kane, Grace Teague, Ana Blaze, Constance Phillips, and Melinda Dozier.

Lucky Break by Aria Kane
Four years ago, chef Derek Chase walked out of Andrea Rivera’s life after a tragedy neither of them were prepared to deal with. When she’s called to the Brazen Head to repair a dishwasher, old sparks ignite buried feelings.

Lucky Star by Grace Teague
When her life is threatened by a mugger, Charlotte Price realizes she’s in love with her best friend, Tommy Leung. The Brazen Head seems like the perfect neutral place to confess her feelings, but nothing goes according to plan.

A New Tune by Ana Blaze
When it comes to dating, Holly Hall has one unbreakable rule: no musicians. Not even gorgeous ones. Especially not gorgeous ones. Dating them only leads to heartbreak. So why did she let singer-songwriter Cian O’Neill kiss her? And why is she thinking about doing it again?

Lexi’s Chance by Constance Phillips
As a bartender, Sean Whalen meets all kinds of women every night, but none turn his head the way that Lexi has. She’s been playing cat and mouse with him for weeks. Tonight, Sean’s determined to get Lexi to quit teasing and take a real chance on him.

Drink or Dare by Melinda Dozier
A bachelorette party Drink or Dare game pairs paramedic students, Rachel Robertson and Killian Whelan, in a flirting match. Soon, the dares threaten to turn their academic rivalry into something much more.

My Review:
I got a copy in exchange for an honest review

As this is an anthology I’ll review each short story seperately and then a conclusion of my opinion of the anthology in general.

Lucky Break by Aria Kane
It was an okay story. The two main character haven’t seen each other for quite some time and then run into each other while Andrea is called in to fix the dishwasher at the place Derek works. Most of the story is about them trying to figure out their feelings for each other and explaining the past while they both have work to do there as well. There was just a bit too little depth and all their problems seemed to stem from miscommunication 4 years ago.

Lucky Star by Grace Teague
I liked this story. I always have liked friends-to-lovers stories. I especially liked the beginning of this story and I finished this one in one sitting. There were some places that felt a bit off or rushed, but overal this was a nice and enjoyable story. There was some miscommunication towards the end, but mostly this was a sweet story about a girl who finally gathers the courage to tell her best friend she’s in love with him.

A New Tune by Ana Blaze
This was a fun story. I liked Holly, although I thought her fear of dating musicians was a bit too extreme. The beginning felt a bit off and I thought Holly was a bit too mean to Cain and not giving him a chance, but later on that improves. I liked that they actually seemed to get to know each other and they did some honest talking beside having sex. I would’ve liked seeing what happens to them next.

Lexi’s Chance by Constance Phillips
Lexi’s Chance is about a girl who is in love with bartender Sean. And sean’s in love with her, but lexi thinks he flirts that way with all the patrons. It was a fun story, although I thought some of the problems where resolved a bit too easy or quick. And then when they finally take a chance, their relationship develops really fast. I did like how we got to know these characters a bit and learned some of their secrets. Some of the changes in the character occures a bit fast, but then again it is a short story.

Drink or Dare by Melinda Dozier
This was a fun story. Since the first short story I’ve been wondering about Killian and what was up with him wearing a kilt and now we finally found out. I really liked this story, it was sweet and the character already knew each other. I liked the competitiveness between the main characters. I normally don’t like dares in a story, but they where done sorta nice in this one, it didn’t feel forced, more like the dare pushed Rachel to do somethign she wanted to but otherwise might not have done. I like dhow their relationship developed and they suddenly saw each other in a new perspective.

The thing I like most about this anthology is how all these stories take place on the same night and there’s intercation between the stories. For exmaple in each story it is mentioned someone walks around in a kilt in the pub, but you don’t find out the whole story behind it until the last story. I also liked how some characters made a short appearance in other stories and everything was just inegrated seamlessly. And then there’s the well dressed old man that appear mysertiously in each short story.

To conclude: This was a fun anthology with 5 stories that all take place in and around the same pub, mostly on the same night. There is some overlap and interactions between the stories and all the stories where enjoyable and well written. Some parts fell a bit rushed and short, but then again it are short stories. These authors write some of the best anthologies I’ve read and I really like the overlap and connection between the stories that adds some depth to the anthology in general.

4-star

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About the Authors

Aria Kane PhotoAria Kane is a recovering mechanical engineer and romance writer. As a military brat, she grew up all over the country, but now lives in sunny Florida with a 60 lb mutt who thinks he’s a chihuahua.

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Author Grace TeagueGrace Teague lives in Pittsburgh with her spouse, children and a cat named Mr. Sushi.

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Ana BlazeAna Blaze lives near Washington DC with her charming husband and three cats who firmly believe they are royalty. Ana is a member of Romance Writers of America.

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Constance Phillips_pic4blogsConstance Phillips lives in Ohio with her husband, two ready-to-leave-the-nest children, and four canine kids. Her perfect fantasy vacation would involve hunting Dracula across Europe with her daughter, who also digs that kind of stuff.

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MelindaDozierAug13bMelinda Dozier teaches English to middle schoolers by day and writes at night. She lives in Guatemala, Central America with her college sweetheart and three sons.

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12 Responses to “Blog Tour: One Lucky Night”

  1. Melinda Dozier (@MelindaDozier)

    Thank you and I’m so glad you enjoyed the anthology!

    • Lola

      Thanks for giving me the chance to read and review it :). I hope you write more anthologies like this in the future!

    • Lola

      Thanks for stopping by Constance :)! I really enjoyed One Lucky Night and am looking forward to more books form these authors!

    • Lola

      Normally I am not a big fan of short stories, but I really enjoyed this anthology and how all the short stories where connected.

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