Series: Hazards #2
Author: Alyssa Rose Ivy
Pages: 313 (Kindle)
Release Date: February 24, 2014
Purchase: Amazon•TBD (affiliate link)
One small town boy, one girl who wants more, one roll in the hay...
Hooking up with your high school crush is a bad idea, a really bad idea. It was only supposed to be one night, one brief departure from my real life, but nothing ever works out exactly the way you plan.
Colton Waters was everything from my past that didn't fit into my present, so why did he have to show up at my college and pledge the one frat I couldn't avoid?
Because nothing is ever meant to happen just once. At least not the life changing things that mean the difference between falling apart and falling in love.
Sadly, The Hazards of a One Night Stand did not work for me. This time we’re following Juliet’s sorority sister, Mallory. She’s back in her home town for the summer, and on her last night she hooks up with Colton. She use to date his brother but also had a crush on him. Mallory figures this is a one time thing, but then Colton starts at the same college as her and is pledging at the fraternity linked with her sorority. He expects to continue what they started, but Mallory is determined to resist him for reasons.
What really bothered me about The Hazards of a One Night Stand at first was Colton. He takes every opportunity to inform people that he had sex with Mallory. She’s talking to another frat brother at a party, Hey we had sex! She’s having a drink with her friends, Hey we had sex! They have a class together, Hey we had sex! Stop announcing it to everyone! That is not okay! That made it impossible to like him. He seemed incredibly immature.
Another thing that bugged me was Mallory’s reason for not being with Colton. She keeps going on and on about how she can’t date a freshman even though they’re the same age because her friends are dating seniors. Okay, so? Everyone keeps telling her how much they like Colton and that the grade thing is no big deal, but Mallory is insistent. But then all of a sudden, two-thirds in, she claims that she doesn’t want to be left for not being good enough. Now, I could believe that as her reason, except she never even hinted at it before then. It came out of nowhere. Their relationship had also come out of nowhere, since they went from nothing to dating after a several week time jump. Where’s the romance?!
The final straw though was toward the end. The Hazards of a One Night Stand also deals with Mallory’s relationship with her estranged father. He finally comes around and I liked how she was actually giving him a chance. Of course, there has to be drama there and Mallory has to learn to stand up to him. But she learns something that goes against everything she knew about him and her mother, but she never confronts her mother about it. She just runs home, has sex with Colton, and then it ends. It seemed like a pretty big waste of a great plot thread.
The Hazards of a One Night Stand just wasn’t the book for me. I was hoping for a fun and sexy read like the first book, but it didn’t go there.