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Posted June 10, 2013
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Seven-Night Sta
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Seven-Night Stand by Nicole Helm
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Publication Date: February 6, 2013
Rating: 3 stars
Source: eARC from NetGalley
***Warning: This is an adult book, and for the eyes of mature readers***
Summary (from Goodreads):
Reality TV scout Vivvy Marsh loves her job, but she'll lose it if she doesn't find a hit. When she's sent to Kansas to scout a show, it looks like a bust...until she meets sexy pilot, Nate Harrington. His family would make the perfect show to save her career.
Nate can't deny his attraction to Vivvy, but no way can he let this show take off. The Harrington family is riddled with secrets, and she wants it all out in the open. For the next seven days, he's going to stop at nothing to keep her out of his family's business, even if it means keeping her distracted in his bedroom.
What I Liked:
This book was quick and easy to read. There weren't complex emotions or plot twists in this book (which I found good and bad). I finished this book extremely quickly, and was satisfied with the ending. The chemistry between Vivvy and Nate is very obvious, and was fun to see while it lasted. The first half of the book was definitely more entertaining to read. I liked reading this book when I was reading it, and I don't regret reading it, despite the brevity of this section.
What I Did Not Like:
I found the plot a little lacking in some areas. I was bored sometimes, and mildly interested at other times. Not much happens in this book. Vivvy comes to Kansas, she meets a hottie and has family, she goes back, comes again, back and forth. TV deal? No TV deal? Hot romance? No hot romance? It's so on and off all the time, and that just irritated me a lot. I know Vivvy didn't an enormous amount of time in Kansas (hence, Seven-Night Stand), but so much back-and-forth happened in that short amount of time. And yet, it seemed like nothing happened. How frustrating.
I also found the romance to be a little monotonous. I like Nate, and I sort of like Vivvy, and I like them together, but really, it's all lust at first sight. I don't understand how they developed such strong feelings over a week. It takes more time than that! And I get that months went by, and they still thought of each other or whatever. But I really didn't buy it.
The characters lacked depth. Nate had a little, and Vivvy was somewhat fleshed out, but even she was a little two-dimensional. She had problems, like with being in closed spaces, but I really don't understand why. She's cold and stony in her demeanor, but why? I didn't really get an answer for that either. Her psychological problems were not explained, even though we as readers know that they are there.
And that's Vivvy, the character who I thought had some depth. Nate had a little character depth, as we could see how much he did not want the show, and how much he hated his father, but his thoughts were really obscured from the reader most of the time. So, there wasn't much character depth or development on his part either.
The seconday characters were boring. I didn't care about Nate's grandfather very much, despite the fact that he was sick. Or Nate's mother, or his brother, or anyone really. I wanted to, but they were shallowly developed, and I couldn't get a good read off of any of them. The only secondary character that I felt anything towards was Nate's father, and I just wanted to punch him in the face.
Would I Recommend It:
Eh. Maybe. It's a fast read, and I enjoyed it, so if you want something light and quick to read with some romance, this would be a good fit. It's definitely an adult-ish book, but mature teens can handle the content.
3 stars. For me, I liked this book, but I probably wouldn't read it again. It's not a memorable romance book, but I enjoyed it when I was reading it.
Posted April 8, 2013
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Actually 3 1/2 Stars.
Vivvy Marsh is a reality TV Scout with a job that she really loves on the line. When she is sent to Demo Kansas to scout the next big hit, she finds herself stuck in the middle of no where trying to convince a sexy pilot that the show would not be a bad idea for his business. Nate Harrington loves his families business, loves flying and loves the little company that his family built from ground up. When his good for nothing father pitches Harrington up for a show, Nate ends up battling to keep his family secrets away from the woman who cannot help but find attractive and out of reality TV.
Seven-Night Stand was a cute read. I have to admit, I wasn't feeling the attraction between Vivvy and Nate at the beginning and thought they jumped into bed and under the sheets a little too quick for my taste. The deal ended up being seven nights of them exploring the attraction between them under the sheets, while Vivvy gets to know the Harrington business and convinces Nate to sign up for the show. It wasn't until their relationship built, secrets came out, and the two grew closer did I really see a spark and a connection between the two and when it happened, it was very cute. Vivvy got to side the side of his family and more then she bargained for.
I loved Nate, he was kind of charming and hot in his own kind of way. You can tell he really cares about his family and has no interest of selling them out for a TV show, even if the show 'promises' to bring in more clients which would be good for the business. The family dynamics of the Harrington family are really deep and in no way perfect but the way Nate handles everything drew me in. It was a side of him that wasn't perfect, that was very much human and very much Nate Harrington.
I warmed up to Vivvy over time. It took a while, but Nate was just what she needed over time to break through the cold character she carried with her through the book. I was mad at her in the end, for trashing what she believed in and practically begging Nate to do the show even after she knew the fact that he didn't want his family exploited in that way and become the joke of reality TV. Still, it ended on a high note and it was adorable. I enjoyed the read and enjoyed the flaws that both of these characters carried, they weren't perfect, and that's what made the book very likeable.
Posted March 21, 2013
Seven Night Stand is a fun and entertaining love story. Nicole H
Seven Night Stand is a fun and entertaining love story. Nicole Helm does a terrific job of crafting a thoroughly enjoyable sexy story that is well-written, engaging, and romantic. The chemistry is hot, the sex scenes passionate, and the story line flows.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
The characters are likeable and believable. The heroine, Vivvy, a vivacious, sexy production scout, who loves city life and traveling, pits her ambition against a drop dead gorgeous pilot, Nate, who loves his small-town life and has no desire to become well-known. Despite their differences, it doesn’t take them long to realize that the sexual chemistry between them is smoking hot. Thinking that the fire between them is short-lived, they embark on a seven night stand with the agreement to walk away with no baggage left behind. Add to the deal, a dysfunctional family and you get a sexy read filled with sexual conflict, disagreements, humor, passionate sex scenes, and a terrific romantic story.
Seven Night Stand is a light, flirty read, that will hold your attention from the first page to the last and will have you cheering for the happily ever after. This is a perfect story for readers who like a little steam with their romance, a little fun in the story line, and a book that will leave a smile on their face when they are done.
I received a copy of the book from Entangled Publishing in exchange for my honest review.
Author of Fair Play
Posted March 12, 2013
I enjoyed this charming contemporary romance between Vivvy and N
I enjoyed this charming contemporary romance between Vivvy and Nate. The unlikely chemistry between the tenacious and ambitious production scout and the gorgeous and sweet country boy was wonderful. Their intimate evenings were steamy without going too far, making it all the more fun to let your imagination run wild.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
The author did a great job of keeping the story light, focusing on the romance and not getting bogged down in dramatic back-stories about the characters. The romance is cute, leaving you feeling refreshed and light hearted instead of heavy and emotionally invested. The secondary characters left a little something to be desired, but their roles were significant to the development of the story.
Overall, if you’re looking for a quick and fun romance that will leave you with a smile, this story will more than suffice.
Reviewed by Marie for Cocktails and Books
Posted May 13, 2013
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Posted May 25, 2013
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