A refreshing take on the accidental pregnancy trope, with well-written sexy times, and a tear-jerking, heart-wrenching, angst-filled journey to the happy ever after.
This review is part of our series of reviews featuring this year’s finalists for the Romantic Book of the Year awards.
As a disclaimer to this brief review, I am a very biased Sarah-Mayberry-never-fails-to-make-me-cry-she-can-do-no-wrong fan. Even a less than awesome Mayberry book is still sheer brilliance compared to most category fiction reads, and More than One Night is definitely up there with her best work.
Like The Best Laid Plans, this one deals with an unexpected baby, but instead of the hero and heroine being colleagues and even friends, Charlie Long and Rhys Walker are virtual strangers brought together by fate and a faulty condom. Mayberry has a way of making you care about her protagonists and I adored the heroine—stoic and witty Charlie, who is the perfect match for the disgustingly charming entrepreneur Rhys (but of course, it takes an accidental pregnancy to get this through their respective heads).
What’s refreshing is that it’s not the guy who’s emotionally unavailable and needs to be convinced; it’s Charlie. The road to her acceptance that maybe, just maybe, her gorgeous baby daddy may just be her happily ever after, is filled with well-written sexy times and a healthy dose of the kind of tear-jerking, heart-wrenching angst I’ve come to look for in a Mayberry story.
Yay or nay?
This is a refreshing take on the accidental pregnancy trope, featuring an emotionally unavailable heroine and the kind of angsty road to happy ever after that Sarah Mayberry does so well.
Who might enjoy it: Lovers of category romance tropes minus the stereotypes
Who might not enjoy it: Readers who don’t have a box of Kleenex on hand