Title: Harper and the One Night Stand
Author: R. Linda
Publication Date: April 10, 2018
Format: Ebook (Kindle Unlimited)
This is the third review of the books in R. Linda’s Scandalous series. (Book One and Two are reviewed previously). In this book we get the point of views of Nate and Harper. Nate is the older brother of Book 2’s leading lady, Indie. Harper was a guest at the wedding, and Kenzie (sister of Book 1’s Ryder)’s best friend. She also happens to be the ex-girlfriend of Nate’s cousin Brody.
Nate & Harper have a one-night stand at the wedding, and then for three months keep showing up at each other’s houses, having a string of one-night-stands. Harper finally ends it when she realises that they are perhaps not as stringless as they had begun.
I have to admit I found Brody’s part in this story puzzling. In this book he is written as being still a bit in love with Harper, yet in the previous book he was pretty much brushing the relationship off as something in the past and that they were just friends. So it seems a little weird that in the six months that seemed to have passed since Book 2 that Brody suddenly is persuing her again.
Like the others I enjoyed this as a light and fluffy romance. The angst was there, but almost brushed over. I wouldn’t call this book very deep or meaty, but it was a fun way to wile the afternoon away.
I do like that this book has carried over some of the background plot points of the previous books. Johnny and Julie, the two restaurant owners who helped Ryder when he needed it are woven through the book as they are Harper’s Aunt and Uncle. The other two couples from Book 1 & 2 are developed more in these books as they return from college.
The couples tend to prefer having odd nicknames for each other. I felt that the use of Friend here just seemed a bit weird. I can’t say exactly why, so maybe its just a personal preference.