Review: Bad Night Stand by Elise Faber
Think of your worst one night stand. Now take that horrible feeling it brings and multiply it by like 10. That's what our heroine Abby feels like after her one night stand with mega hottie Jordan. I mean, seriously. I was cringing and saying "are you kidding me" out loud. The poor girl may have caught the attention of the hottest guy in the bar, but he so did NOT deliver.
Story Line: So Abby is a 29 year old single hottie with a body. She meets a guy at a bar and ends up sleeping with him. It was the worst round of laundry of her life. Fast forward 8 weeks and suddenly she's puking all over the place. Yep. Totally knocked up. So this story is about Jordan and Abby's journey to parenthood. Sort of. I mean, it's so much more than how these two ironed out their differences to make things work, but it is an important part of the story. I will say I legit hated Jordan for a good 1/3 of the book. I mean, after a romp in the hay like that? YEAH, you're gonna have a lot of haters, dude. Luckily for us (and Abby) he redeems himself tenfold.
Another huge part of the story line was Hunter. His character was a surprise and a bit of a shock to me. He made me cry sad and happy tears. And I was definitely praising the good Lord upstairs when his good news finally came through. I'm on of those readers that have a love/hate relationship with heart string tugging plot twists. I love the happiness I feel once the HEA comes, but man, am I cursing the author over and over again while my heart is being ripped out of my chest. Sorry. Not sorry.
Interaction: Abby is downright hilarious. She takes pregnancy with a lot of humor and sarcasm. I loved it. When I was pregnant with my kids, I was just miserable. Granted both of my kids ended up being 10 and 11 pounds at birth which clearly gave me complaining rights. But anywho, Abby had a rough start to her pregnancy. And yet I wasn't sitting back in my cute little reading chair feeling sorry for her. No, I was laughing along with her which was totally unexpected and absolutely loved. And then there's Jordan. The jerk weaseled his way into my heart too. I couldn't hate him forever like I planned to.
Laundry: So obviously, as you can tell, laundry the first go around wasn't exactly stellar. But laundry the second time around? Oh heck yes. It was amazing. The foreplay, the 3rd base, the rounding for home... oh wow, I've been watching too much baseball. You get what I mean. Jordan is very accomplished at ALL of the bases and this was definitely one of his redeeming qualities.
Depth: Abby's family sucks. Like huge donkey ones. Her dad is one of the biggest jerks on the planet. Seriously though. He made Jordan's shortcomings (BAHAHA joke) seem very insignificant in comparison. So that backstory in itself added quite a bit of depth. But I think Hunter's character really holds my heart where the depth is concerned. I fell in love with this sweetie. I know I won't be the only one to say this - I loved a secondary character more than the main couple. And the dynamic duo were awesome. So that's really saying something.
This is a beautiful love story about two damaged people with painfully family stories. And it's the story of how their faults lead them to create a family full of promise. I loved it.