- Title: Seven-Night Stand
- Author: Nicole Helm
- Series: N/A
- Genre(s): Contemporary
- Publisher: Entangled, February 2013
- Source: NetGalley ($2.99 ebook)
- Length: 217 pages
- Trope(s): Lust in the Workplace, Brooding Hero, Emotionally Uninvolved Heroine
- Quick blurb: Reclusive pilot tries to keep reality TV scout out of his flawed family’s business
- Quick review: A little iffy in the beginning, but the heroine’s panic attack saved the story
- Grade: B-
“Don’t look at me like that!” She wanted to slap him away. She wanted to hold on to him and cling. She wanted a million things her mind couldn’t find the words for.
Like you care. Like you want to care.
During the first few chapters, I was in the throes of an “OMG, what if I don’t like this, the author is a Twitter friend and I’ll feel so guilty and she’ll stop tweeting pictures of half-naked baseball players for meeee” flail. Then the heroine had her own flaming panic attack which made me like her much more and my Book Anxiety calmed to a tolerable level. But the heroine’s panic attack was induced by a brain-melting Storage Closet Sex Orgasm, which has never happened to me, so I’m still a little bitter about that.
ANYWAY. I found it really hard to connect with the first half of the story because heroine Vivvy is so purposefully “cool and detached” that I wasn’t feeling the romantic or sexual chemistry at all. But when she starts opening up after the panic attack and lets all the feelings in, she’s a much more compelling character.
Plus, you know, a brooding hottie pilot and Storage Closet Sex.