Michael stops her from getting arrested and insists on seeing her home. Olivia can’t resist the urge to ask the question that has haunted her since they split—why did he never have sex with her?
Michael just wants to get Olivia home without revealing that he is still in love with her. But Olivia ends up in his arms, begging him to take her to bed. He doesn’t want to reject her again, even if he is on duty, but he just can’t imagine a good girl like Olivia allowing him to do the dirty things he’d always longed to do with her.
Can he dare to hope she might still love him after she spends one night in his custody? (Short Novella)
Let’s just assume I find everything I read on twitter or Tumblr. This was another Tumblr find. After I figured out what a Hen Night was and stopped thinking about Scandal because this main character is black and named Olivia Fitzgerald, I jumped right into this cute, sexy story.
Olivia Fitzgerald is making her way to black out drunk with her friends when they cause a public disturbance which her ex Michael, a cop, responds to. The opening scene is a little chaotic and ridiculous, but after the first few pages things smoothed out and I found myself enjoying Olivia’s POV. After she narrowly avoids arrest, Michael gets permission from his superior to escort her home. During their stroll, we get a great scene that paints just how awkward, uncomfortable, and familiar it can be to reunited with an ex.
From this point, I found myself wishing the story had been written as a full length novel or at least a longer novella. Olivia’s attempt to seduce Michael feels little rushed and clunky. Olivia and Michael have an interesting past. We get snippets of the difficulties they faced as a young interracial couple and we soon learn that Michael split with Olivia because he was afraid to share his deviant sexual desires with her. His fears come from a good place, but by that point, once I knew what the deal was, I wanted MORE! So does Olivia. They have the talk that may have saved their relationship ten years ago. Olivia then convinces Michael that she shares his kinky passions and they plan to get busy the following night. Michael is still on the clock, ya see.
The last two-thirds of the story feature the “one night” referenced in the title where Michael and Olivia have some pretty rough, but playful and loving sex bursting with declarations of love. Even though it was really short, it was enough to make me want to try more of Fowler’s work.
Final Assessment: Give it a go if you’re looking for something short and steamy. Grade: B