Executive Decisions: One Night Only by Marteeka Karland
Publisher: Changeling Press
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Other: M/F/M, Menage
Rating: 4 cherries
Review by Gardenia
Nothing in Sophie's life matters as much as caring for the woman who'd taken her in as a child. She'd do anything for Mrs. Grinnich, a fact the older woman puts to good use when she sends Sophie on a vacation.
But not just any vacation. Sophie is to spend one night with an escort from Executive Decisions. When that "escort" turns out to be two escorts, and not just any escorts, but Mrs. Grinnich’s sexy as sin twin grandsons, Sophie must face the attraction she's always felt for the two men.
Raven and Hawk are wary of the job their grandmother assigned them, but they'd never refused her. But when the door to the cozy cabin in the woods opens to reveal Sophie, the woman they both want, the two wizards resolve to win her heart.
Unfortunately, there are more powerful wizards and witches out there, and the twins have one night only to prove how much they love her.
Grandma Grinnich knows what’s best for her twin grandsons and Sophie, the woman she has raised since childhood. But grandma doesn’t play favorites, nor are her methods orthodox, even when it comes to love. She is confident that she can make one night of passion happen for the three younger people, even without the use of her witchcraft.
Everything has been arranged for Sophie’s vacation. All she has to do is call the agency and they will escort her to the location of her choice. Sophie is wary, and rightly so, but I have to tell you, this gesture sounded so good, I was ready to pack my toothbrush and await an escort.
While Sophie packs, Grandma has a heart-to-heart with Raven, her grandson. She reminds him of the one important item he lacks in his pursuit of heading the Council of Magic within the Coven. His brush-off is met with a knowing smile as she asks that he and Hawk, his twin, do her a favor. Both men are briefed of all details, except one. Let me just say, the way Ms Karland describes these men with muscled bodies and dark hair, one would have been enough, but she gives us two! Yum.
What happens when the three realize they are sharing the same vacation is not to be missed. I really enjoyed this story, but the main thing that stayed with me afterward was that I felt there were unanswered questions. Sorry, these are spoiler related, so I won’t go into detail about them. But, if these issues had been addressed, I would have achieved that ‘ah’ feeling Ms Karland was building to. I wonder if this was done intentionally in anticipation of a sequel. I’ll watch for it because I’m ready for more of these characters.
Ms Karland does a great job of creating characters you can feel and share in their emotions. I appreciated Grandma’s concern for her grandsons as well as her charge. The attention and care Sophie has for the older woman is genuine and heartfelt. And the mix of emotions the young woman and the men hide from each other…well, this brought back some bittersweet memories that I thought were long gone. If you are anything like me, ONE NIGHT ONLY will have to be extended for a longer stay.