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.
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About the Author
Alexandrea Weis is an advanced practice registered nurse who was born and raised in New Orleans. Having been brought up in the motion picture industry, she learned to tell stories from a different perspective and began writing at the age of eight. Infusing the rich tapestry of her hometown into her award-winning novels, she believes that creating vivid characters makes a story moving and memorable. A permitted/certified wildlife rehabber with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries, Weis rescues orphaned and injured wildlife. She lives with her husband and pets in New Orleans.
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Diary of a One Night Stand based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Kara is a woman in her mid-40’s and only looking for a one-night stand, aiming to make it count. But will it just be a one-time thing? During that night of passion, the two reminisce on their childhood. This is only supposed to be a one-time thing, right? After all, Kara is a mom first, a lawyer second, and doesn’t have time to be a woman. Until that night…It was just sex with no prospects or relationship. But Scott is a man that always gets what he wants and doesn’t give up too easily. The guilt of that one night eats away at Kara as she doesn’t want to be like her mother—to be promiscuous and go through all these different men. Still, she resumes her mundane life as a wife and mother. Her 52-year old husband, who recently had a heart attack, suspects that there’s more going on than just business between Kara and Scott. And he certainly retaliates with his hot temper and jealousy. I don’t know why Kara even married Cal. He’s such a demanding jackass. I mean, who dishes ultimatums? If you don’t marry me, I’ll leave you. If you don’t give me a child, I’ll divorce you. Really? Geez, it’s a good thing Kara had Scott to vent and release her pent-up energy. “She didn’t realize until that moment how the short time she had spent with Scott had been a needed respite from her weary world.” (90) Pensive and thought-provoking, story provides an interesting insight to the ramifications of a one-night stand. The best thing is that this doesn’t read like a diary. Well-written and enticing for the most part. Of course, the legalities at the end made it a little dull, but this was a good read overall.
I just finished reading Diary of a One Night Stand recently. I was intrigued initially by the title, as most of us tend to decide whether a book is worth reading and even sometimes what it will be about based on the cover and title. Anything that entered my head did not prepare me for this novel. Alexandrea Weis weaves a tale of an unhappy, middle-aged woman who has been drifting away from her husband for a while. She makes the fateful decision to meet another man in a hotel room for a tryst, all the while promising herself that it will only be for one night. Unfortunately for Kara, this is not to be the case. She is drawn in by Scott Ellsworth’s moves and charm. They become embroiled in an affair that enlarges the gulf between Kara and her husband, to the point that she eventually files for divorce after a rather nasty confrontation involving both men. To make matters more complicated, she is also now Scott’s attorney. Things rapidly get out of hand in many aspects but the one thing that seems to work for them is their time in the bedroom. This story tells the tale of a woman who essentially believes that the grass is greener on the other side, but finds out that it is not always the case. The drama is intense, as not only the adults are involved in the goings on, but Kara’s daughter is involved as well. This mother, wife, and lover has to make a number of hard decisions, but ultimately discovers the power of true love. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Alexandrea’s book. There are some rather steamy scenes within the novel, but most of what happens centers around the relationships of the characters. I feel as if I have gotten to know these characters rather well, and hoped, at the end, that things would all work out for all parties involved. The legal aspect, in that Kara and her husband are both attorneys, appealed to me as I have been around the legal profession due to familial connections for a while. All of these different aspects are all rolled into a delightful tale that I found to be a delight to read. I recommend that any woman that has ever wondered about true happiness in relationship pick up and read Diary of a One Night Stand by Alexandrea Weis, as anyone who is without hope will walk away with a renewed sense that things can and will work themselves out in the end. I guess it just goes to show that you can’t judge a book by its cover or its title for that matter!