My One Night by Carrie Ann Ryan

Rating: 4
Steam: 4
Angst: 4

Trope: One Night Stand, Friends with Benefits, Dare, College
Series: Book 1: On My Own
Sub genre New Adult 18+

Dillon and Elise were meant to be a one-night stand. That is it… one night.  

Dillon and Elise have the chemistry. They also sincerely like each other. Their connection was more than physical.  You can feel their connection as both dealing with some major issues in their individual lives and trying to find time for each other and dating.  

I liked that there was so many more layers to this story.  More than I was expecting, and I went through a wide range of emotions while reading this story. There might have been some kindle throwing moments.   

Overall it is a strong story with a very emotional climax in it.  However, there were some pacing issues, early on.  My One Night is a NA/YA story that is suited to those who enjoy reading about young love and being on the cusp of adulthood.  It has all the usual things you expect to find in NA, angst and drama, along with a good dose of friendship and romance. This story is a pretty accurate portrayal of college life, the parties, juggling school and working, trying to have a social/love life.  It was also nice to see that consent was such a huge part of the story as well. It took me some time to connect to these characters, however, once I warmed to them, I really became invested in their happiness. This college romance has quite a lot of steamy scenes.