At her mother’s prompting (nagging) about grandchildren, Sive wonders if it really is time to settle down. She’s just finishing college so she should be thinking about her future. But is she ready to settle down? Is she ready for kids? And more importantly, which of the three men she’s been seeing does she want to spend the rest of her life with?
Sive has a choice to make, and only 24 hours in which to make it.
About the Author
Kemberlee is a native Northern Californian who was raised in a community known as Steinbeck Country, home to authors John Steinbeck, Jack London, Robert Campbell, Robert Louis Stevenson, George Sterling, Robinson Jeffers, Mary Austin... just to name a few. With so much influence around her, it’s not hard to see why she fell in love with the printed word. In 1997, Kemberlee couldn't pass up the opportunity to spend six months in Ireland, where she met a man who eventually became her husband. Upon permanently relocating to Ireland, Kemberlee established an Irish travel consultancy, building a reputation as one of Ireland's foremost Irish travel experts. Kemberlee has had the opportunity to study Ireland's history and culture first hand, and has even picked up a cúpla focal . . . a few Irish words. Because of her knowledge of Ireland, she has had the privilege of working with some of the romance industry’s top authors who’ve set their stories in Ireland, including Deb Stover for "Mulligan Stew" and "Mulligan Magic." Over the years, Kemberlee’s love of Ireland has inspired a number of Irish set stories, including A Piece of My Heart, Kemberlee’s first published novel, and short stories Moondance and The Power of Love. Other short stories include Tutti-Frutti Blues and Dude Looks Like A Lady, both set in Kemberlee's hometown of Carmel-by-the-Sea. All of these stories are published through Highland Press. See Kemberlee's website for order information. Kemberlee loves hearing from her readers, so stop by her website and drop her an email. http://www.kemberlee.com
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Sive has decided to make a choice on St. Patrick’s Day – a big choice that could impact her future significantly. In the midst of all the hoopla of the celebrations taking place in Dublin we meet the three men in Sive’s life and hear her thoughts as she tries to determine which one might be her forever guy. This novella is more than a love story. It tells of the growth in character of Sive, gives history of the city and provides an ending that is better than even Sive expected. This is a well-crafted, well-told story that had me riveted and rooting for Sive throughout. And, the guy she ends up with would be any woman’s dream!
How many guys does one girl need in her life? ------------------One Night in Dublin by Kemberlee Shortland is an erotic novella that is book 9 of the ‘City Nights’ series and centers around a very memorable St. Patrick’s Day for a woman named Sive. The realization that she and her three regular sexual partners have very different expectations of what they expect out of their relationships prompts her to drown her sorrows at her local pub amidst her noisy and exuberant fellow Dubliners. Things look up when a tourist visiting from California named Adrian invites her to give him a personal guided tour during his one night in town and they discover a common passion for both Vikings and each other. If they’re only going to have one night together, they’re going to live it to the fullest. This definitely spicy novella gives a whirlwind tour of three very different relationships being juggled by a woman who finally reaches an epiphany and realizes that she needs to demand more in her life. There are nice sketches of Dublin as the festivities marking an iconic Irish celebration heat up even as one cringes at the unabashedly lustful yet uncaring men in Sive’s life who don’t appreciate the combination of brains and passion that she has to offer. The tour of the city is fascinating and enlightening and the connection that the heroine makes with a foreigner is both entertaining and ironic although a little disconcerting in its suddenness. I love the combination of snark and passion that characterize Sive and would enjoy reading more of her adventures as she continues to mature and demand more for herself, although, given the sizzling encounters she engages in, a glass of ice will be a required accompaniment to additional tales! A copy of this title was provided to me for my honest review
I received this book from the author and Paranormal Romance & Authors That Rock for an honest review. Sive is a young woman on a mission, and that mission is to find the one man she can settle down with, have babies with, and spend the rest of her life with. She goes out on one of the busiest days in Dublin, St. Patrick’s Day, and decides to find him, and luckily she has three to choose from. But after visiting each of the men she’s been seeing for a while, she realizes that none of them were who she thought they were. Now frustrated that she may never find Mr. Right, she meets a handsome tourist at a bar whose looks alone makes her forget the crazy day she’s had. Sive feels a strong connection to him and feels that he could be the man of her dreams. But he’s a tourist, so nothing can spark between them that would lead to a relationship…right? What I love about this novella is that, to me, it’s not focused on love, but focused on character development or change. The story is told through Sive’s point of view, so you get to see some growth in Sive as she starts to realize and notice things in her life that she was blind to before. You feel for her as she struggles to come to terms that her life isn’t all that cracked up to be, and hope that she can find someone who will be the perfect guy for her. Towards the end, you get to see her change from a desperate person to a slightly stronger and confident woman. Some of that confidence can be thanks to the man she finally ends up with, who I rooted for from the first time I met him. He’s anyone’s perfect guy, and I know that any woman who reads this will root for him too. One Night In Dublin is sexy, emotional, and downright enjoyable. I recommend this to anyone who enjoys a fun read, light erotica, romance, and being swept away to a country that is unfamiliar, because this is my first book that took place in Ireland, and I can tell you that I felt like I was right there. I give this book 5 fangs! I’m glad that it’s a part of a series because now I have something to look forward to.