Series: 1Night Stand
Number in Series: 71
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Release Date: December 16, 2011
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Erotic Romance
Synopsis from Mark of the Stars
Left at the altar with bald patches on her head and her self-confidence stripped away, Tamara Johnson must pick up the pieces of her life and face her Alopecia Areata, the autoimmune disease causing her hair to fall out. She is convinced no man will date a bald woman and arranges a one-night stand through Madame Evangeline’s popular service, 1Night Stand. With her new wig held firmly in place, Tamara arrives at the Castillo Hotel in Las Vegas for a night of passion and pleasure. Anything more than one night would mean exposing her bald head, and she will never do that to any man again.
Running into the Castillo Hotel, away from the paparazzi constantly at his heels, Josh Summers wants to spend his next few days locked away from the flashing lights and screaming fans. When he finds an incredibly sexy woman lying on his hotel room bed in nothing but lingerie, he thinks management has made a mistake. Leaving her behind, he heads for the lobby to get the situation rectified. But an unexpected text from Madame Evangeline sends him back to his room. Though unsure whether the woman on the bed is really his perfect match or just another fan believing him to be like his character on television, he knows he must find out, even if it means he must risk telling her his own secrets. If Tamara can handle his imperfections, she just might be his ideal woman.
Beneath the Starry Sky is about a woman named Tamara whose confidence is pretty nonexistent. She was so close to being married to the man of her dreams until he found out she had a condition that left her bald. Now, she doesn't want to be near a man. But she decided to give Madam Evangeline's service a go for a one night stand. She has a new wig and doesn't intend to expose herself morr than she has to. Josh is a big shot movie star who has tried Madam Evangeline's service and it backfired. He has no intention of being with a woman given the scars he bears from his scalp down to his back. So is it a mistake Madam Evangeline sent Tamara to his hotel room?
Goodness, I loved this story so much. It doesn't have Jessica's usual sci-fi flare, but it doesn't make this any less exciting. Our leads are almost combustible together. They both have there share of scars and don't feel right in their own skin. When they find out they both have things to hide, it brings them closer together quicker. I won't lie, I cried a little because I thought it was just beautiful. They accept each other and they don't treat the other like a freak or a monster.
This was so beautifully written. And as I said, not sci-fi, but I loved the final scene when they went to Josh's favorite.place under the stars. You definitely see and feel the magic. This was only 28 pages long, but it was touching and profound. So if you want a sweet amd very sexy short read, add this to your collection right now. You won't be sorry.
*This book belongs to the following challenges*Dead Book Darling's 2012 Short Story Challenge