ARC-Book Review! One Blogging Reader’s Review after reading ‘One Night In Buenos Aires’ by Amanda K. Byrne.
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Title: ONE NIGHT IN BUENOS AIRES
Author: Amanda K. Byrne
Publisher: Entangled Publishing: Edge
(Review based on ARC copy – early review)
Publishing date: July 14th, 2014
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The Synopsis for ‘One Night In Buenos Aires’:
As a reward for a hard-won contract, best friends Drea and Joe head to Buenos Aires for sun, wine, and the tango. But their week of relaxation is off to an ominous start when a reservation mix-up leaves them with only one option: one room…and one bed.
Exhausted from travel, the two friends figure it won’t be a big deal to share a bed for one night—right up until they wake wrapped around each other and seconds away from, well, you know.
When the two decide to follow through on their impulse, they protect their friendship by agreeing that when the vacation’s over, the fling’s over. While Drea’s convinced it’s nothing more than a mutual itch, Joe discovers Drea might be everything he’s ever wanted. Now all he has to do is convince her that what happens in Buenos Aires doesn’t always have to stay in Buenos Aires.
My ‘Blogging Reader’s Review’ after reading an ARC-Early Copy of ‘ONE NIGHT IN BUENOS AIRES’:
I was given an ARC early-copy of ‘One Night In Buenos Aires’ by author Amanda K. Byrne, in exchange for an honest and true review. This a sweet romantic story about two friends and co-workers, who go on vacation together to celebrate success at work. They’ve never dated but have made a close relationship through the years. Something happens on this trip, causing Drea and Joe to look at each other in a whole new light after being stuck sharing the one and only available hotel room. You’ll be reading the story in the two P.O.V.’s(point of views) of the main characters, Drea and Joe.
Drea recently got out of a relationship that had fizzled long before it ended. She’d always took her time when it came to getting close to a man and building a relationship. This vacation was meant to be filled with relaxation, site-seeing and hanging out with her close-friend Joe. He was tall with a thinner build than most men she was attracted too but he wasn’t unattractive. She just never considered anything with him, until the unexpected sleeping arrangements on their vacation.
Drea’s co-worker and close friend, Joe, has always had a type when it came to the women he’s dated. They were usually tall, thin and willowy, unlike his petite, curvy close-friend, Drea. Past relationships have failed since he’d never been good at relationships or sharing his feelings. He’s never had to lie about his feelings and faults when it came to Drea and now that they were forced to share a room and a bed, it made him take a closer and better look at his long time friend.
They have seen the people they’ve dated in the past and have been there for each other after the breakups. Drea and Joe had never flirted with each other or felt the need to pursue anything that would risk their friendship with each other. On this vacation, their reservation mix-up at the hotel causes them to stay in the only available hotel room together. A hotel room with one king size bed. When new urges and feelings develop, they are stuck wondering if they should take a risk and enjoy themselves fully. They agree to approach this new strong-attraction with the idea that ‘What happens in Beunos Aires, stays in Buenos Aires.’
This story was a sweet and delightful read. I would say it was definitely a quick read but still enjoyable with its easygoing storyline. The love story seemed believable but my only small-issue was how Drea kept having yo-yo feelings, which came across as a tiny-bit annoying but yet understandable since everything happened quickly to her. Other than that minuscule issue, this was actually a nice story. If you’re looking for a quick-romance story to read, this is something for you to check out.
MY BLOGGING READER’S STAR SCORE FOR ‘ONE NIGHT IN BUENOS AIRES’ 3 1/2 out of 5 stars:
How I imagined Drea and Joe while reading ‘One Night In Buenos Aires’:
★★★MEMORABLE QUOTES & LINES FROM ‘ONE NIGHT IN BUENOS AIRES’★★★
Drea thoughts: Just because she was having a lonely moment didn’t mean she needed to indulge in something that would make things awkward between them. His friendship meant far more to her than pursuing some vague urge.
Joe’s thoughts: He’d always had a strict rule about not dating anyone he worked with, so from the moment he’d met her five years ago, she’d immediately fallen into the coworker category. Sure, that had changed over time, as the two of them continued to work, and work well, together. Drinks. Lunches. Double dates.
Nell’s thoughts: She should enjoy the moment. It wasn’t going to last, anyway. Not with the way she looked. Too many curves, not enough straight lines.
Felix to Nell: There had to be some way to do this, because he wanted more. He wanted it all. Wanted to know what she tasted like all over, wanted to run his hands over her curves. It was overriding the part of him whispering she might walk out of his life forever if he screwed this up. God knew he could screw up.
Drea and Joe: “Promise me one thing.”
“Promise me no matter what happens, you’ll try to stay my friend. This ends, this turns out to be a colossal mistake, we both make an effort to get things back to the way they were before.”
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