- Shelley Munro
- Release Date
- April 2013
Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
He wears his scars on the outside. She keeps hers safe inside.
Charlotte Dixon ignores her stepmother's edict and, in an act of disobedience, attends one of the social events of the year—a masquerade costume ball. Charlotte's naughtiness escalates when she dances and smooches with a sexy mystery man. The night of anonymous passion that follows makes her yearn for a different life, but the next day she's back to her dull routine of household management.
Advertising tycoon, Ash Marlborough is about to set a private investigator on the trail of his nameless princess when she waltzes right into his place of work. Charlotte is shocked to meet her masked man in the flesh, and even more perturbed when he asks her out on a date. Despite craving another night of sexy loving, she doesn't have time for a man, not when she wants to reinvent herself and grasp a new, improved life with both hands. But Ash knows what he wants, and he's determined to win the heart of his princess. Let the dance of seduction commence.
Warning: Contains a conniving stepmother, selfish stepsisters, a grandmother with fairy godmother tendencies and a sexy masked man who is willing to face them all for the love of a good woman.
Book Review by Lynn (reviewer)
Apr 27, 2013 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
181 people found the following review helpful
ONE NIGHT OF MISBEHAVIOR was a fun, sexy contemporary twist on the classic Cinderella story.
Charlotte and Ash meet at a masquerade charity ball and end up in bed together when their attraction to one another overwhelms them both. They soon discover each other's true identities and begin to deal with the obstacles of being in a relationship together.
Charlotte lives with her stepmother, two stepsisters, and her step-grandmother. Charlotte's stepmother and sisters treat her horribly, but Charlotte stays to take care of Ivy, her step-grandmother whom she adores. The loss of both of her parents and the years of mistreatment by her step-family make it difficult for Charlotte to trust or feel worthy of anything positive in her life.
Ash has scars from horrible burns he received when he was younger; he also has a successful business and millions in the bank. Ash is hounded by the press and beautiful women who usually can't stand to look at him but are willing to hang around in hopes of gaining access to his money. Luckily these two have a "fairy godmother" (aka Ivy) helping them overcome some of their obstacles.
I really enjoyed this story. It was a light, fun read with some great characters. I enjoyed the fact that the main characters discovered each other's identities quickly so that the story could focus on the development of the relationship. There were some unusual obstacles and plot twists thrown in which I didn't feel was necessary, and I would've liked to see some of Ivy's early matchmaking scheme, which was only alluded to.
The characters were honest with real concerns and struggles, and the plot was very enjoyable. The author does a good job writing about opposites attracting and finding commonalities, and the challenges of overcoming personal demons.
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