Lessons From A One-Night Stand by Piper Rayne [ARC REVIEW]

Lessons from a One-Night Stand  (The Baileys #1)Genres: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: February 7th 2019
Source: Inkslinger PR
Format: eARC
Rating: fangirlstarsfangirlstarsfangirlstarsfangirlstars.5
If you’re a guy like me, and you find yourself having banged your sexy new boss—the school principal—in the back of your Jeep one drunken night, here’s a few takeaways based on my experience…
Lesson One: Always get her FULL name.
Lesson Two: Consider asking what she does for a living.
Lesson Three: Find out why she’s moved to town. Get details. Details are crucial.
Lesson Four: Don’t alter her bio in front of an auditorium of high school students unless you know she has a sense of humor for that sort of thing.
Lesson Five: If you ignore Lesson Four, apologize instead of flirt when you’re sent to the principal’s office.
Lesson Six: NEVER sleep with her again.
Lesson Seven: Pay attention to this one—it’s the most important of them all.
Don’t fall for your one-night stand.
Class dismissed.

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“All I see, all I smell, all I want is her.”

I. Am. Smitten.
Piper Rayne is easily becoming another one of my favorite Romance authors and an auto-buy author for me! After devouring their Blue Collar Brothers trilogy I was a little hesitant in requesting an ARC for their newest series, solely because I was on a Piper Rayne high and didn’t want anything to sully that feeling! But against my feelings, I requested this gem, and I am so glad I did!
Lessons From a One-Night Stand is the first novel in the writing duo’s new series called The Bailey’s which each book is set to follow a child in the Bailey family. The first installment follows the story of the eldest Bailey, Austen, and Holly his new boss and also his one night stand. Yeah, I know–a time indeed. As both of them realize the conundrum they have found themselves in, they also begin to realize that the attraction and chemistry they feel between one another isn’t something to be ignored.
Like the rest of Lake Starlight, Alaska, I am head over heels in love with our male lead, Austen Bailey. His character was funny, charming and your typical guy next door–which was refreshing after reading book after book of Alpha-Males. Austen’s sassy banter between both Holly and his siblings was both comical and endearing as he had me swooning from the first page to the very end. I didn’t connect as much with our main heroine, Holly, as much as I usually do with Piper Rayne’s novels, but she is written in such a way that you are still sucked into her perspective and her dialogue. A softy with a tough exterior, Holly Radcliffe, is a woman on a mission who never saw love coming; and it was such a treat to watch her get ambushed by it.
I think my favorite part about this new series and this novel is the gossip blog, Lake Starlight Buzz Wheel, that everyone and their mother’s is obsessed with. I honestly enjoyed the use of it to push the plot and story forward and I can’t wait to see how it evolves in the coming novels!
Overall this story is a fun, entertaining, and heart warming story of finding love when you least expect it. If you love romance and a good swoon fest, I highly recommend picking up a copy!

ARC provided by Inkslinger PR in exchange for my honest review. Quotations taken from an uncorrected proof and may change upon final publication. Promotional graphics used with permission by Inkslinger PR.



  1. Kayla @ Books and Blends

    February 8, 2019 at 10:34 am

    Wonderful review! This book sounds like its really funny and sweet!

    1. sammers65

      February 8, 2019 at 12:18 pm

      Thank you! And it’s honestly a time and I’ll probably re-read it over Valentines, because what is life? LOL

      1. Kayla @ Books and Blends

        February 11, 2019 at 9:45 am

        lmao! Valentine’s Day is overated anyway!

  2. Maggie Stewart (@maggiereadsya)

    February 8, 2019 at 11:53 am

    This sounds like a fun book. Great review!

    1. sammers65

      February 8, 2019 at 12:17 pm

      It really is! Thank you for stopping by!

  3. hjbookblog

    February 8, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    Wow wow wow!! I need to check it out ASAP!!!

    1. sammers65

      February 8, 2019 at 12:17 pm


  4. Rosie Amber

    February 8, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    This sounds fun, I shall try a book by these authors.

    1. sammers65

      February 8, 2019 at 12:32 pm

      Yay! Can’t wait to hear your thoughts!

  5. Truly Booked

    February 8, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    Okay, a gossip blog to give the plot a kick now and again sounds fabulous. I’m definitely going to check this out.

    1. sammers65

      February 8, 2019 at 3:42 pm

      YES PLEASE DO! I am literally trash for books with gossip blogs and this one is easily one of my favorite with this plot device!

      1. Truly Booked

        February 8, 2019 at 4:51 pm

        Haha can’t wait, I’m gonna go check and see if it’s on Kindle Unlimited right now. <3

  6. proudbookreviews

    February 8, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    Ok this is officially going on my TBR list! Let’s hope Australia will actually have access to it some time soon 😂😂

    1. sammers65

      February 8, 2019 at 3:40 pm

      It’s available on Amazon in Australia! Here is the link for ease! https://amzn.to/2QP3hEW

    2. sammers65

      February 8, 2019 at 3:40 pm


  7. Isabelle @ BookwyrmBites

    February 9, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    OMG “accidentally slept with the new boss the night before you start the job” is one of my favorite fanfic tropes! and I love mixed media and guys-next-door … adding to my TBR immediately!

    1. Sam || Fictionally Sam

      February 11, 2019 at 2:57 pm


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