Review: One Night in Santiago by Audra North

January 28, 2014 Contemporary, Review, Romance 5

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One Night in Santiago
by Audra North

Blurb:
Lily Stanton’s vacation goes from bad to worse when a storm strands her in a foreign country, arguing with an arrogant—and very sexy—stranger over the last available hotel room.
Successful CEO Bruno Komarov wasn’t expecting the gorgeous woman checking in at the reception desk to challenge him over a room. Even more surprising, he actually enjoys their exchange.

But when Lily proposes a compromise—she’ll take the bed and he can sleep on the couch—Bruno pushes his attraction aside and assures himself that this can remain strictly business. After all, they’re both adults capable of keeping their hands to themselves. They’ll share the room, get a good night’s sleep, and be off to their respective destinations in the morning.

What could possibly happen in just one night?

My Review:
This book was a real impulse buy. I saw it on a blog and I really liked the sound of the blurb and decided to buy it with some gift card money I had left. Normally I am not a fan of short stories, but this one pleasantly surprised me. Sure it’s short, but for such a short story it contains a lot of story and we even learn a lot about the two main characters.

While a lot of short stories feel rushed and like the story wasn’t really meant for a short story, One Night in Santiago was well paced and it tells the story it has to tell in this short amount of pages. One Night in Santiago is a fun and quick read about two starngers who decided to share the last hotel room and then start to fall in love. It did felt like they got to know each other a bit fast, but there was enough talk and learning about each other that it didn’t feel like there was only lust, it really felt like there was more between these two. Even though this story is the perfect lenght I am curious what would happen next.

We learn quite a lot about the two main characters in this story. There is enough about their personality, work and family situation to make them feel like real people. The author has a great writing style and I was surprised how much depth and backstory she managed to fit into this novella. I had expected the focus to be on their attraction to each other, and while there was a lot of that they also talked and got to know each other.

To conclude: One Night in Santiago is a short and fun story. There ie enough information about the character to make them feel real and while there is a lot of attraction between the two characters, there is also talk and getting to know each other. If you want to read a nice short and fun read that doesn’t feel rushed I would certainly recommend this one. I am certainly curious to read more books from this author.

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