Diary of a One Night Stand

( 4 )

Overview

Resilient and practical, Kara Barton has continually strived to live a respectable life. She went to college, embarked on a promising career as an attorney, married a great guy, and always appeared to be the perfect wife and mother. But all is not what it seems, and the troubling past Kara has been running from her entire life is about to catch up with her. Urged on by her insecurities about growing older, and desperately wanting to feel one more night of passion, Kara agrees to share a tryst in a hotel room with...
See more details below
Paperback
$10.93
BN.com price
(Save 8%)$11.99 List Price
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (3) from $9.76   
  • New (2) from $9.76   
  • Used (1) from $10.48   
Sending request ...

More About This Book

Overview

Resilient and practical, Kara Barton has continually strived to live a respectable life. She went to college, embarked on a promising career as an attorney, married a great guy, and always appeared to be the perfect wife and mother. But all is not what it seems, and the troubling past Kara has been running from her entire life is about to catch up with her. Urged on by her insecurities about growing older, and desperately wanting to feel one more night of passion, Kara agrees to share a tryst in a hotel room with a sexy business associate, Scott Ellsworth. But Scott wants more than one night together, and Kara quickly discovers it is impossible to resist him. Soon Kara finds herself transformed into the kind of woman she vowed never to become, and the secure world she has struggled all her life to build begins to fall apart. Kara Barton is about to find out how a one-night stand can change everything.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781938243936
  • Publisher: World Castle Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/28/2012
  • Pages: 266
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
( 4 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(3)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 4 Customer Reviews
  • Posted April 24, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    In this novel we visit the more romantic side of Alexandrea Weis

    In this novel we visit the more romantic side of Alexandrea Weis. Have you ever kept a secret of a secret act? How well could you keep the secret?
    Synopsis:
    Kara visits the St. Charles hotel for a meeting. This meeting is with Scott Ellsworth a notorious womanizer. A meeting that she might regret later, or will she? Kara wants to feel young and in control. She is a wife to Cal Barton and the mother of Simone. Her relationship with her husband is not a good one. Scott persues her at every day at her job and home. Will Kara find everything she is looking for with Scott? Will there be a future?
    My Thoughts:
    This novel is not what I thought it was. When you think of a one night stand you think of an affair that lasts one night. One character persues the relationship more than the other character. The ultimate question then is will they get together? Well the plot is a little more complicated in an interesting way. The end is not what I thought it would be.
    The story is good. I thought the characters are well thought out. The most interesting aspect to me is the plot. Another great story sat in New Orleans.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted November 15, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    Reviewed for Addicted to Books In Diary of a One Night Stand, W

    Reviewed for Addicted to Books

    In Diary of a One Night Stand, Weis employs one of my least favorite romantic tropes: cheating spouse. As I began the book, I thought it was somewhat refreshing that the heroine was a woman of a "certain age" and that she was taking her happiness into her own hands. Then, turn the page, not only does she have a daughter, but also a husband, with whom she climbs into bed when she gets home. At that point, she instantly became less attractive as a heroine, in my eyes. While I could empathize with her feelings and her dilemma, I couldn't really condone the circumstances of her extracurricular activities.

    Kara's husband, Cal, was a lawyer, and worked too many hours, even while he was recovering from heart surgery. He started the book as something less than a villain, but more than the stereotypical clueless husband. Kara was a lawyer with a different firm, and also worked a lot of hours. She met Scott at some sort of business function, and he pursued her for a week before she gave in and met him for a tryst. Their "relationship" progressed unreasonably quickly from there.

    I found Scott to be extremely overbearing - making decisions for Kara and for Kara's daughter, Simone, without regard to Kara's wishes or stated desires. Whatever the physical package, and as written he was both handsome and fit, he would have turned me off pretty quickly had I met him in real life. He was the kind of guy who thinks that his money can buy him anyone's affections, and Kara was not strong enough to set some boundaries for him; she just let him steamroll right over her.

    New Orleans is a fascinating city and I generally enjoy almost any fiction set there, but there was little in this book to identify the setting as NOLA beyond the frequent use of the city's name.

    By far the best part of the book was Simone, a ten year old, horse-loving girly-girl, who sometimes possessed a wisdom beyond her years. Her childlike, uninhibited joy in things was a bright spot in an otherwise mostly dreary romance.

    The end was abrupt and much too simplistic, and the epilogue made me wonder a little about Kara's sanity. Really.

    Obviously, your mileage may vary.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 4 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)