New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Lorhainne Eckhart brings you One Night, a high-stakes suspense and sizzling, red-hot romance!
A blind date goes deadly on a night she'll never forget!
Kate Sikes has it all: She's smart and sexy, she has a great career, and she really does believe in happy endings - only she always picks the wrong guys. Nonetheless, she's determined to meet the man of her dreams, and she believes she's finally found the one when she turns to Online dating. However, her high hopes are once again dashed when Mr. Right turns out to be Mr. Wrong, with some seriously heavy baggage that has Kate running for her life.
When Detective Walker Pruett comes to Kate's rescue not once but twice, he realizes the only way to keep her safe from a crazy stalker is to keep her close. But his life is far from easy. He's a lone wolf, and the last thing he's looking for is attachment. After one night with Kate, though, Walker can't fight the chemistry sizzling between them. Not only does he find her irresistible, he feels compelled to protect her. And Kate soon discovers just how far Walker will go to do so.
A little bit of a cliffhanger but I liked it.
One Night is the first book in the Kate And Walker: Deadly Dangerous & Desired series and it's rather short (2.5 hrs). My husband and I listened to this together and we both enjoyed it however, we have a difference of opinion regarding the narrator, Glenda Johnson.
He liked the narration, me, not so much. I would probably have rated it a 2 but he would give it a 4 so therefore I averaged it to 3. I felt that there were way too many places where the inflections in her voice just didn't fit the words right and I also thought there was too much over-emphasis in a lot of places. I suspect that part of the issue for me is that (with a few exceptions) I prefer listening to a male voice but I tried not to let that influence my opinion for this review.
Regarding the story: I've now listened to a few books by Ms. Eckhart from her The Friessens and The Wilde Brothers series and I enjoyed them. One Night is also pretty good but it has a bit of a cliffhanger ending. Fortunately, I own the ebooks of the remaining two stories so I won't have to wait long to find out more.
It's not exactly a cliffhanger in the sense that no one is left in peril and the main threat seems to be concluded. However, the relationship between Kate and Walker is kind of left hanging so I think you will definitely want to know more after finishing One Night. I plan to continue with this series but maybe not in audio format.
I should also mention that there is more strong language (in particular the F word) in One Night than there was in the other books I've read/listened to. I'm not offended, I mention it so that you aren't caught by surprise since I know this bothers some readers a lot.
I received a free code from the author for this audiobook but this did not influence my review.