Review: Rebirth (a 1Night Stand short) by Rebecca Royce
Carly Penn managed to get her werewolf brother married off by sending him to the 1Night Stand dating service. Now she decides to use the same service for one last night of passion, so she’ll have the memories to carry her through the ravages of her late stage cancer. Madame Eve matches her with vampire Agoston Barabas. He’s looking for his lost love’s soul, and suddenly he finds her where he least expected. He’ll need to convince her he’s worth more than just some memories on her death bed. GraveTells recommends Rebirth!
- Title: Rebirth
- Series: 1Night Stand
- Author: Rebecca Royce
- Prominent Characters: Agoston and Carly
- Recommended Reader Age: 18+
- Sexual Content Level: Strong
*** This review is SPOILER-FREE! Read on with confidence! ***
This was a bit of an emotional ride! First of all, cancer talk hits home, so that part really got me invested in Carly’s outcome. Her desire to make sure her brother was taken care of, then to have one spectacular night to remember as her illness gets worse, adds a really touching element, and the illness itself adds an urgency to find some level of happiness. Agoston also has some emotional points, for he watched his lover die two centuries ago and has been looking for her soul ever since.
It was fun to watch them both, as they feel some anxiety with each other paired with the lust that ignites. She’s got some experience with the paranormal but still didn’t know what else was out there, so the vampire thing was news. Accepting that and exploring the attraction despite a hint of fear was both sexy and sweet. The ending is satisfying, though very predictable.
This is the second book I’ve read by Rebecca Royce and I find that I’m surprised. I keep expecting an edgier experience and get a gentler, more sensual one. I’ll certainly be looking for more of her work!
It’s always funny to see a man trying to hold back, underestimating a woman…
She sat down on the chair by the window, regarding him silently for a moment. “My brother is a werewolf so I’m not a fool about these things. What are you really, Gus? Because being in this room with your right now, all of my paranormal mojo bells are going off big time.”
If you liked Rebirth:
If you liked this story, you should check out Ravished Before Sunrise by Lia Davis. It’s also a vampire story in the 1Night Stand series, and it explores a world full of even more supernatural beings. You get sensuality as well as some playful fun.
I encourage everyone to explore the 1Night Stand series, as it’s got many authors and many different stories for whatever your smutty romantic tastes may be!